1. ship69's Avatar
    Hello

    My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phone has about 5+ dulicates for every contact.
    I am absolutely SICK of this. I just want to delete all the contacts on my phone in all my accounts. Linking contacts doesnt work as they still appear in Contacts on separate lines.

    I seem to have up to one entry for each of:
    - Exchange
    - gmail / google
    - whatsapp
    - viber
    - DejaOffice
    - Twitter
    - Skype
    - Meetup ?
    - Nine ?
    - Outlook ?
    - Linked in ?

    I tried various things to only display contacts from my master list (Outlook/Exchange) but that failed. It either hid all my contacts so that I could only find them if I searched, or showed all the duplicates.

    NIGHTMARE.

    Out of desperation I even tried downloading this app
    "Delete All Contacts"
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eteAllContacts
    ...which says be very careful as it will delete all contacts from your device.

    It ran for about 2 minutes. It seemed to find about 6000 contacts....

    But the [Removed by Moderator] contacts are still there !!

    How do I get rid of them ALL so that I can start again?

    With thanks

    J
    01-11-2016 09:39 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Perform a factory reset. When you log back in the contacts should be gone.
    01-11-2016 09:57 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Have you tried looking at your contacts in GMail on a desktop? That might have better success at merging contacts than on the phone itself.
    01-11-2016 09:58 AM
  4. ship69's Avatar
    Perform a factory reset. When you log back in the contacts should be gone.
    If I did that presumably I would need to re-install everything on my phone, yes. That would be a mighty pain but tempting...

    Wait - would I delete ALL my data too (including photos etc). Not ideal.
    If I run some sort of backup (I think Samsung have something???) and then restore would I restore all the contacts too?
    01-11-2016 10:37 AM
  5. ship69's Avatar
    Have you tried looking at your contacts in GMail on a desktop? That might have better success at merging contacts than on the phone itself.
    The Stazi at Google have changed their accounts manager and I can see no way to do it on a desktop PC, unless I destroy my email account too.
    01-11-2016 10:38 AM
  6. ship69's Avatar
    To get clear, I want to:
    A) Delete ALL contact data in ALL my accounts
    B) Just display my Outlook (ms Exchange) data

    Thanks
    01-11-2016 11:19 AM
  7. ship69's Avatar
    Problem solved after MUCH pain.

    Details here:
    http://androidforums.com/threads/how...utlook.987900/
    01-11-2016 03:41 PM
  8. ship69's Avatar
    Hello

    How do I stop each of my Contacts appearing multiple times when I search?

    If I go Contacts ==> and then scroll up and down, each contact only appears once.
    However, as soon as I search for a name in the search bar every contact appears at least twice, sometimes three or four times! Nightmare.

    Any help gratefully received.

    J

    P.S. I have gone into Contacts ==> menu button ==> Settings ==> Contacts ==> Contacts to display ==> only the MS Exchange icon with my email address written beside it is ticked.
    01-25-2016 06:57 AM

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