How to Delete a Contact in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5

Creating a new contact on your iPhone 5 is a fairly simple process, and it is one of the best ways to store phone numbers or email addresses for people that you need to contact regularly.

But if you have a large list of contacts that is largely filled with people that you no longer communicate with, or if you have a contact that is full of incorrect information, then it’s helpful to delete them.

But it isn’t extremely obvious how to delete a contact in iOS 7, so you can follow the steps below to learn how to do it on your iPhone 5.

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Deleting Old Contacts in iOS 7

Note that once you delete a contact, it will be gone from your phone. It may still be available in an old backup if you restore through iTunes, but these can be problematic to restore, particularly if you are syncing your contacts in iCloud. So it might be a good idea to save that phone number or email address somewhere else if you aren’t entirely positive that you want to delete it permanently. But if you are sure that you want to delete a contact from your iPhone 5, simply follow the steps below.

Step 1: Touch the Phone icon.

open the phone app

Step 2: Touch the Contacts option at the bottom of the screen.

touch the contacts tab at the bottom of the screen

Step 3: Select the contact that you want to delete.

select the contact to delete

Step 4: Touch the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the edit button at the top-right corner of the screen

Step 5: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen, then select the Delete Contact option.

select the delete contact option

Step 6: Touch the Delete Contact button to confirm that you want to delete the contact from your phone.

how to delete a contact in ios 7 on the iphone 5

Now that you know how to delete a contact in iOS 7 on an iPhone, you can use this feature to make your contact list much more manageable.

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