Removing contacts from iCloud?

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  1. iDan

    iDan Administrator Staff Member

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    How do you remove the master contact list or all of your contacts from iCloud? I don't want to merge, I want to start over?
     
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    1. Make sure your contacts are actually on iCloud
    2. Turn off iCloud syncing for contacts – I imagine this would destroy that data too and that would be bad!
    3. Build and run this app – it will delete all of the contacts on device
    4. Start iCloud syncing and watch the iCloud contacts come in
    5. Delete the app – for the love of god, don’t let this tempting white-iconed beauty stay on your device
     
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    What's the app?

     
  4. iDan

    iDan Administrator Staff Member

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    I guess the best way to login directly to icloud.com and remove all the contacts from the address book.
     
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    he could do this but he would have to turn off syncing on his phone first otherwise it would delete all the contacts on his phone as well.
     
  6. Skull One

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    I just tested that and can concur that is probably the safest controlled route to accomplishing your goal.
     
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    I haven't put my contacts on the iCloud b/c when I had the guy at the store transfer my contacts from my Droid, it imported 6,000 (not a typo) contacts - basically anyone I had ever emailed, (I have a blog and lots of commenters.) ANY-WHO. How do I get rid of all those contacts and start over? Or is there a place to see them all listed so I can go thru and delete those I don't want? TIA.
     
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    I would sync everything to iCloud at the first place and right from my iPhone, then i would manually delete those contacts i do not want to have both on my iCloud and on my iPhone.
     
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    okay, so then they will sync and stay the same? so, dumb question. where do I go to manually delete contacts in iCloud?
     
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    worked for me i have the issue of dup contacts it
     

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