Android phones have a habit of duplicating contacts in your phone-book, this mostly happens when a device goes through a factory reset and then contacts are synced with the Google account or the SIM is changed. For few people, duplicated contacts might not matter that much, but for those who like to have everything in perfect order, it can become a tedious task to scroll through all the clutter.
If you are facing the case of duplicate contacts, you can sit back and start deleting all the contacts that are bothering you. This can be an easy task if you have only a handful of contacts but if your phone-book is filled with contacts, it can take up to hours. Luckily, Google is smart enough to know what happens and has a feature that will help you get rid of duplicate contacts, the feature is built right in some of the devices running Androids as well as your Google account where your contacts usually go when you sync them. We are going to talk about a universal method for merging duplicate contacts on your Android device, take a look at the simple steps below.
Remove Duplicate Contact
- Log in to your Gmail account.
- Once logged in, click the small arrow on the Gmail icon as shown below.
- From the drop down menu, choose “Contacts”.
- You’ll be taken to a new page that will have the name of your contacts along with their numbers.
- On the left pane, click on “Find duplicates”.
- All the duplicate contacts will be searched and you will get the option to merge them.
That is it, you have successfully removed the duplicate contacts from your device. After removing, make sure you sync the contacts again once you are done.