How to Merge Contacts on an iPhone 6

Contact lists on an iPhone can get a bit unruly if they have been in use for a long time. You have probably even found that you have multiple contact listing for the same people that might be separated by work/home/email distinctions.

One way to manage this “contact bloat” is to merge some of your contacts together. Our guide below will show you how to use the “link contacts” feature on your iPhone to merge multiple contacts into one.

 

Merging Two Contacts on an iPhone 6

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.2. These steps will work for iPhone models using iOS 7 or higher.

The result of merging these contacts is that both of the current contacts will be combined into one. The second contact that you select in the steps below will be removed from your contact list and combined with the first contact.

Here is how to merge two contacts on an iPhone 6 in iOS 9 –

  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Find the contact that you wish to keep in your contact list.
  3. Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the link contacts option.
  5. Select the contact that you wish to link.
  6. Tap the Link button at the top-right corner of the screen.
  7. Tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

 

These steps are shown below with pictures, too –

Step 1: Tap the Contacts icon. If you don’t see the Contacts icon, then tap the Phone icon, and select the Contacts option at the bottom of the screen.

open contacts

 

 

Step 2: Find the contact that you wish to keep as the primary contact in your list.

select the contact

 

 

Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the edit button

 

 

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap the link contacts button.

how to link contacts on iphone 6

 

 

Step 5: Find the contact that you wish to link.

select the contact to link

 

 

Step 6: Tap the Link button at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the link button

 

 

Step 7: Tap the Done button at the top-right corner of the screen.

tap the done button

 

 

Now the first contact should be the only one in your contact list.

 

Is there a phone number or contact that keeps calling, texting, or FaceTiming you, and you would like it to stop? Learn how to block a caller on an iPhone 6 so that you aren’t bothered by that phone number on your iPhone anymore.

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