How to delete a contact from the server

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How to delete a contact from the Gmail server

It was used gmail as an e-mail service and you want to delete a contact from it, so that it disappears from all your devices, proceed as follows: I assure you that it is a very simple procedure.

From computer


Per delete a contact from the Gmail server, connected to Google Contacts, the Gmail address book management service, log in to your Google account (if necessary) and use the search bar at the top to find the name you want to delete.


At this point, click on the contact name of your interest, press the icon with i three vertical dots che si trova in alto a destra, select the voice Delete from the menu that opens and confirms by pressing the button Delete which appears in the center of the screen.

The name selected by you will be deleted from the Gmail servers e, consequently, from all the devices that you have connected to the address book of the service, therefore your smartphone, your tablet and your e-mail clients on your computer. Happy?

From Android



You use a device Android and would you like to delete a contact from Gmail through the latter? No problem. You just need to have activated the synchronization of the address book between the device and the famous Google e-mail service. To verify this, open the app Settings Android (the gear icon on the home screen), go to Account and select the logo first Google and then yours email address (if necessary). Check, then, that the option related to contact synchronization is active, otherwise you activate it. If you have any difficulties and / or want more information on how to synchronize Android address book with Gmail, conont my guide dedicated to the topic.

Once the synchronization of the address book between Android and Gmail is activated, all you have to do is open the app Contact o Address book of your device, look for the name to be deleted (using the appropriate search function in the application) and select it. At this point, you have to press on the button menu (which could be represented by three dots, by three horizontal lines or by the voice Other, depending on how the app is structured) and you have to select the item Delete / Delete contact from the menu that opens. Then give confirmation by pressing on the appropriate button that appears on the screen and that's it.


Within a few seconds, the contact selected in the Address Book app will be deleted from your device, from the Gmail servers e, consequently, from all devices connected to the latter.

From iOS


If you want to delete a contact from Gmail and you are using a device iOS, Such as iPhone o iPad, you must have previously set up your Google account on it and have activated contact synchronization. To check this, go to the menu Settings of iOS (theicona dell'ingranaggio located on the home screen), go to Account and password and make sure that in the screen that opens there is an entry related to gmail: if successful, tap on it and check that the lever relative to Contact sia spostata her ON (otherwise move it yourself to activate contact synchronization with Gmail). 

Once the synchronization of contacts between iPhone / iPad and Gmail has been verified (or activated), all you have to do is open the app Contact of iOS and select the name to be deleted. At this point, tap on thela voce Modification which is located at the top right, arrives at the bottom of the screen that opens, presses on the option Delete contact and confirm by tapping the button Delete contact which appears below.


Within a few seconds, the contact deleted from the Gmail Contacts app will also be deleted from the service's servers e, consequently, from the address book of all the devices synchronized with the latter.

How to delete a contact from the Outlook server

It was used Outlook.com as an e-mail service and would like a he to delete a contact from all the devices connected to the latter, take a couple of minutes of time and follow the instructions I am about to give you. You can act from a PC, smartphone or tablet.

From computer

To delete a contact from the servers of Outlook, connect to your Outlook.com inbox and log into your Microsoft account. Next, click on the icon with i 9 squares che si trova in alto a left and seleciona la voce People in the menu that is shown to you, to access the Outlook address book.

Now, use the Campo di Ricerca placed at the top to find the name to be deleted and click on it. Then press the button Delete located at the top (in the Outlook.com toolbar), confirm by clicking on the button Delete And that's it.

The contact you have deleted will be deleted from the Outlook servers and from all the devices that you have synchronized with the Microsoft e-mail service.

From Android

A terminal was used Android, you can delete contacts from Outlook.com servers by following the same procedure that I showed you earlier for Gmail. You must then go to the menu Settings> Accounts, check that there is already an Outlook account configured (if not, you have to press on the item Add account) and select it, then move up ON the toggle for the option for synchronize contacts.

At this point, open the app Contact o Address book of your phone (or tablet), search for the name to be deleted, select it and tap the button menu (which could be represented by three dots, three horizontal lines or the voice Other, depending on the app you are using). Then select the item Delete / Delete contact from the menu that opens, answer Delete the notice that appears on the screen and that's it.

From iOS

If you have one iPhone or iPad, you can delete contacts from Outlook by following the same procedure that I showed you earlier for Gmail. You must, therefore, verify that you have activated the synchronization of contacts with Outlook and then you must delete the names of your interest from the app Contact of iOS.

To verify that you have activated the synchronization of contacts between Outlook and iOS, go to the menu Settings of your device (theicona dell'ingranaggio located on the home screen), go to Account and password and make sure that in the screen that opens there is an entry related to Outlook: if not, tap the vice Add account and set up your account Outlook.com 

If, on the other he, the Outlook account is already configured on the device, select it and make sure that the lever relative to Contact sia spostata her ON (otherwise move it yourself to activate contact synchronization). Now, open the app Contact of iOS and select the name to be deleted.

Then presses on the voice Modification located at the top right, get to the bottom of the screen that opens and tap on Delete contact twice in a row. In this way, the selected name will be deleted from the Outlook servers and from all devices connected to the latter. It wasn't difficult, was it ?!

How to delete a contact from the iCloud server

You are an Apple user and have synced your address book with iCloud? In this case, you can delete contacts from the service's servers (e therefore from all devices connected to it) by acting from the iCloud web panel, the macOS Contacts app or the iOS address book. Here is all explained in detail.

From computer

If you want to delete a contact from iCloud, connect to the main page of the service and log in using yours Apple ID. Then click on the icon Contact that appears on the screen and uses the Campo di Ricerca placed at the top to find the name of your interest.

When the operation is completed, click on name to be deleted, then on the voice Modification present at the top e, finally, on the item Delete contact which is located at the bottom. Then confirm by pressing the button Delete and that's it: the contact will be deleted from the iCloud servers and from all your devices connected to it.

If you use a Mac, you can also get the same reont through the application Contact of macOS. Before proceeding, however, go to System preference (the gear icon located on the Dock bar), select the item iCloud from the latter and make sure that your iCloud account is configured correctly on your computer and that there is a check mark next to the item Contact (if not, log in to iCloud and put the check mark next to the entry for contacts).

Now, open the application Contact macOS (you can find it in the Launchpad or by searching Spotlight), find the name to be deleted using the appropriate bar located at the top and proceed with its elimination by right clicking on it, selecting the item Delete tab from the menu that appears and confirming (i.e. by pressing the button Delete that appears on the screen).

From iOS

If you have one iPhone or iPad and you have associated the latter with your iCloud account, you can delete contacts from the service's servers by acting through the app Contact of iOS. To check if your device is connected to iCloud, go to the menu Settings (the'icona dell'ingranaggio located on the home screen) and tap the you don't know. If your name is not there, press the voice for login and log in to iCloud. Next, tap on yours name, then on the voice iCloud e, if necessary, move up ON the relative levetta all'opzione Contact.

You are now ready to take action! Launch the app Contact of iOS, select the name to be deleted and tap on the item Modification located at the top right. Then scroll the screen that opens, press the option Delete contact which is at the bottom and confirm by tapping the button Delete contact that appears on the display of your device. Mission accomplished!

How to delete a contact from the WhatsApp server

You would like it delete a contact from the WhatsApp server, so as not to see it anymore in the message composition screen of this famous app? It can be done, but first it is good to make one thing clear: while Gmail, Outlook, iCloud and e-mail services have their own address book, WhatsApp takes contacts from the smartphone address book. This means that it is not possible to act directly on the contacts present on the service servers, but that you can only delete a contact from the address book of your device e, consequently, from that of the application.

To delete a contact from Android, apri l'app Contact o Address book of your device, select the name to be deleted, press the pulsating menu (which could be represented by three dots, three horizontal lines or the voice Other) and select the item first Delete / Delete contact from the menu that opens and then the item Delete from the box that appears in the center of the screen.

To delete a contact from iPhoneinstead, open the app Contact of iOS, select the name to be deleted and tap on the item first Modification located at the top right, then on the option Delete contact present at the bottom of the screen that has opened e, finally, on the button Delete contact that appears on the phone display.

Now, open WhatsApp, select the tab Chat, presses the button to start the composing a new message and the name you deleted from the address book should also have disappeared from WhatsApp. Otherwise, if you are using Android, you can force the update of the WhatsApp address book by pressing the button with the three dots located at the top right and selecting the item Update give the menu to compare.




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