How to delete a contact from the address book

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How to delete a contact from the Android phonebook



If you want delete a contact from the Android address book, the operation you need to perform is really simple and will only take you a few minutes of your time. I warn you, however, that the procedure that I will describe in the next lines may be slightly different from the one you could perform on your Android smartphone, as not all mobile devices with this operating system are the same.


One smartphone is possiedi Huawei, like the one I have, the first thing you need to do is launch the app Contact, the one with thelittle man icon. In the list of contacts that is shown to you, locate the contact you want to delete and keep your finger pressed on his name. In the box that is shown to you, then press on the item Delete twice consecutively, to confirm the deletion of the contact.

Alternatively, tap the contact name, to access its tab. Then click on the icon (Other), located at the bottom right, and choose the item Delete contact from the screen that is shown to you. Then confirm the deletion of the contact by pressing the key Delete.


I remind you that if you have activated the synchronization of the Google account with the smartphone address book, deleting a contact from the latter, it will also be deleted from the list of contacts on Google (which I will talk about in a later chapter of the guide).

How to delete a contact from the iPhone address book


Delete a contact from the iPhone address book it is also a simple operation. To proceed, the first thing you need to do is launch the app Contact, whose icon is located on the home screen. Once this is done, in the list that is shown to you, tap on appointed to be deleted and press on the wording Modification, top right.

At this point, scroll through all the detail items, until you find the one named Delete contact. Very well, we're almost there: now all you have to do is press on the latter and press the button Delete contact, in the box that is shown to you, in order to confirm the deletion of the contact from the address book. Easy, right?


How to delete a contact from the Windows address book

In case you want to delete a contact that you have saved on your account Microsoft products, you can proceed through the application Contact default of Windows 10.

What you need to do is launch the application in question by clicking on its icon present in the menu Home. If you can't find it, you've probably removed it by mistake. You can fix it by reinstalling it from Microsoft Store starting the latter and using it works Research, above, to find it. You can facilitate this procedure by clicking on this link and then clicking on the button Get, in order to directly start the download and installation of Contact.

After launching the Contacts app, locate the contact you want to delete on its main screen and click on it. Now, press ontrash can icon, which you find at the top right, and confirm the deletion procedure by clicking on the button Delete, in the box you see.

This procedure may also be useful for deleting a contact that you have saved in the address book Outlook, which I'll tell you about in the next chapter, as this is automatically synced with your Microsoft account.


How to delete a contact from the Mac address book

If you want to delete a contact saved in your address book Mac, you can act through the application Contact macOS or, if you have activated the synchronization of contacts with iCloud, you can proceed from the Apple cloud platform: everything is explained below.


MacOS Contacts

To remove a contact from the application Contact of macOS, what you have to do is start the latter through its icon that you find in the Launchpad or in Dock.

At this point, right-click on the nominative you want to remove and select the entry Delete tab from the context menu. Then press the button Delete, in the top box, to confirm the deletion of the contact from the address book.

Alternatively, after selecting the name, click on the items Edit> Delete Tab, in the top menu bar. If there is active synchronization of contacts with iCloud, the changes will also affect the address book you have saved in the cloud.

ICloud contacts

Through the Web section of iCloud.com, you can manage your contacts saved in the address book, also deleting them. To do this, go to this link and log in with your Apple ID credentials.

Once this is done, on the main iCloud screen, click on the icon Contact, to access the directory. At this point, locate the nominative you want to delete and press the button Modification, which you find at the top.

To confirm the cancellation of the contact, click on the wording Delete contact, which you find at the bottom, and then on the button Delete, in the box that is shown to you. Simple, right?

How to delete a contact from the Gmail address book

The column of gmail it is nothing more than the contact list stored on the Google account. This list can contain the names registered from the Gmail mailbox or from the address book of a device Android.

Per delete a contact from the Gmail address book, you can then proceed from the address book of the service or from that of your Android device (as I explained to you previously): here is everything in detail.

Gmathe contacts

To proceed with the deletion of a contact from the Gmail address book, connected to the Google Contacts website, log in with your Google account credentials and use the card Contact (in the side bar) to view the names stored in the phonebook. Some contacts not stored by you in the address book may still have been saved by Google in the section Other contacts.

When you have identified the name you want to delete, click on the icon , located next to it, on the right, and choose the voice Delete from the pane you see. Then confirm the operation by pressing the key Delete. Alternatively, you can access his tab by clicking on his name, and follow the same procedure indicated in the previous lines, to delete all the contact information.

In case you want to delete multiple contacts at the same time, click on them miniature (or on their initial letter), which you find on the left, and press the icon , located at the top. Confirm your intention to delete the selected contacts by clicking on the items Delete> Delete, in the panes on the screen.

Android contacts

As mentioned earlier, you can also delete a contact from the Google address book using the app Google contacts, agolable on the Android Play Store, provided, of course, that you have associated your Gmail account with the green robot system.

To download the Google Contacts app on your Android device, tap on this link e, in its Play Store tab that opens, press the button Install. At this point, wait for the application download and installation procedure to complete and press the button apri, to start the latter.

After starting the app Contact, you consent to requests for access to the device features e, if you have never added a Google account to the device, you will be asked to remedy it. If in doubt, you can read my guide dedicated to the topic.

If the data synchronization is started successfully, you will be shown a list with all the contacts stored on your Google account. To delete one, tap on his name e, in its details tab, presses the icon , located at the top. Now, select the item Delete twice in a row, to confirm.

Alternatively, from the contact list on the main screen, keep your finger pressed on a nominative, to enter the multiple selection mode. Then tap on one or more contacts, press ontrash can icon, which is located at the top, and confirm the cancellation of the contact by pressing on the wording Delete, in the on-screen pane.

How to delete a contact from the Outlook address book

If you have saved a contact in the address book of Microsoft Outlook for Windows or macOS and now you want to delete it, all you have to do is select the icon of two men, at the bottom of the left sidebar, right-click on the nominative to delete and select the item Delete give the menu check if you press.

You have saved a name in the phone book of Outlook.com For error? No problem, you can decide to remove it via the application Contact Windows 10 (which I told you about in this chapter, provided you have activated the synchronization of the address book with the operating system) or proceeding through the section People dell’account Outlook.

In the latter case, all you have to do is reach this link and log in using your Microsoft account credentials. In the left sidebar, then click the tab All contacts, to view the list of names stored on your Microsoft account, choose the contact to be deleted and press the key Delete, placed at the top.

In the box that is shown to you, click the button Delete, to confirm the elimination, and that's it. You can also highlight multiple contacts by clicking on theicon with initials next to the names, to enter the multiple selection mode. Once this is done, follow the same procedure that I described to you in the previous lines.

How to delete a contact from the WhatsApp address book

WhatsApp does not have its own address book, such as to be able to remove a name. This famous instant messaging app, in fact, shows all the contacts in the phone book that have an active account on the platform.

Based on what has just been said, proceed todeleting a contact from the WhatsApp address book implies acting directly on the address book of your smartphone. In this regard, you can conont what I have already described to you in the chapters dedicated to Android and iOS.

How to delete phonebook contacts from Skype

If you use the software Skype to stay in touch with your friends, you can easily delete a contact from the address book, using the desktop application or the app for Android or iOS devices. The steps are the same, regardless of the platform you are using to sign in to Skype.

After starting the application of Skype, reach the tab Contact, located at the top of the desktop client or at the bottom of the mobile app. At this point, from your PC, right-click on the nominative you want to delete or, from smartphone / tablet, keep your finger pressed on it.

In the box that is shown to you, choose the item View profile and scroll through all the contact details, until you find the wording Remove from contact list: press, therefore, on the latter, and confirm the operation to delete the name by pressing the key Remove. Facile, see?



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