Setting up your contacts is an important thing to do on your iPhone, especially if you want to take advantage of contact-specific settings like blocking unknown callers. But if you have previously added a picture to a contact you might be wondering how to delete that contact picture from your iPhone.
When you associate a picture with a contact on your iPhone, then that picture will display along with the various methods that the person uses to contact you. This is a fun way to personalize some of your contacts, while also providing an additional way to recognize them on your iPhone.
But a picture may be outdated, or may have been added as a joke, so you can find yourself looking for a way to remove it. Our guide below will show you where to edit the contact photo on your iPhone so that you can remove it from the device.
How to Delete a Contact Picture on an iPhone 6
- Open the Phone app.
- Choose Contacts.
- Select the contact.
- Touch Edit.
- Tap the Edit button under the picture.
- Choose Delete Photo.
- Select Delete Photo to confirm.
Our article continues below with additional information on deleting contact pictures on an iPhone, including pictures for these steps.
How to Delete a Photo for a Contact on Your iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus in iOS 9.3, but will also work on most other iPhone models and most other versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open your Contacts list, either by tapping the Contacts app, or by opening the Phone app, then selecting the Contacts tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Select the contact whose photo you wish to remove.
Step 3: Touch the blue Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the Edit link under the contact picture.
Step 5: Select the Delete Photo option.
Step 6: Tap the Delete Photo option again to confirm that you wish to remove the picture from the contact.
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