How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in Android : if you have hundreds of duplicate contacts it can be really inconvenient when you try to communicate with your friends and family or sending a message or trying to reach an old number. Let alone trying to dial in with the help of Google’s voice assistant. The good news is that these can be easily managed and organized.
Remove Duplicate Contacts From your Mobile
Android’s phone app should be the first thing to try. Go to your Contacts ( we tried this on LG phones and Samsung phones, but depending on your phone’s brand it can be a little different ) on the app, tap the Menu button – Manage Contacts – then select Merge. A screen with all repeated contacts will show up, so you can confirm which you want to merge one by one.
Remove Duplicate Contacts From your desktop browser / Google Contacts
A second method is made available from your Google Account / Browser. Log in to your Gmail Account and then go to your Contacts . On the right sidebar there is a “Duplicates” option, which will show a list with all the candidates to be merged. Select “Merge” on each and you’re done.
An additional Trick To Remove Duplicate Contacts
There are hundreds of free apps on the Play Store to merge contacts, however even if some of those promise to automatically merge with one click, we wouldn’t compromise on security by letting a third-party ask for Google account credentials solely for this purpose.