How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android

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How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android

Dealing with duplicate contacts can be unpleasant because they are unwanted. However, if you recently switched to a new Android phone, the migration process or the act of creating an entry twice may have resulted in some duplicate contact entries in your phonebook.

Fortunately, Google has a workaround. The Merge & Repair function in its Contacts app makes finding and removing duplicate contacts on Android a breeze.

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Download Google Contacts if it isn’t already included with your device

To use the Merge & Repair feature, you must have the Google Contacts app installed on your phone. If you have a Google Pixel phone, this is already taken care of because the app is pre-installed.

If you use an Android phone from a different manufacturer, it may come with a separate app for managing contacts. While some of these apps may include a similar feature to help you fix duplicate contacts, if the app on your device lacks this functionality, you’ll need to download Google Contacts from the Play Store.

Remove and merge duplicate contacts using the Contacts App

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android with these steps:

  1. Open the Contacts app and verify that you are logged into the correct Google account. It is as simple as looking at the profile symbol in the top search bar to confirm this. If you have multiple accounts, tap on them to switch between them.
  2. Select the Repair and Manage option at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Merge & Fix from the Fix and Manage page.
  4. Merge & fix will detect duplicate phonebook entries and highlight those that can be merged under the Merge duplicates card if any exist. If not, it will inform you that none are available.
  5. Tap on Merge duplicates to see all of the suggestions.
  6. To accept a suggestion, tap Merge. If you receive more than one proposal, you can review them all by selecting Merge All.
  7. You can also tap Discard to reject a proposal if you believe it is incorrect.
After a brief interval, Contacts will combine all duplicate phonebook entries. Return to the Contacts tab to see the updated contact list.

How to Repair and Merge Duplicate Contacts Manually

Although Google’s Merge & Fix tool in the Contacts app provides accurate suggestions, if you’ve already discovered duplicate entries in your contact list, you can manually select and merge those entries. This is useful if you have a number of incomplete contacts, such as those in which a person’s work information is in one and their personal information is in another.

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Contacts should be enabled. After tapping the vertical ellipsis symbol in the search field, select an option from the menu.
  2. As you scroll through your contact list, tap on the contacts you want to integrate.
  3. To merge the selected contacts into a single contact, click the ellipsis icon again and select Merge.

Remove Clutter from Your Contact List

As you can see above, the Merge & Repair tool in Google Contacts makes it very simple to clean up your contact list on Android. It is simple to use and eliminates the need to manually locate and merge duplicate contacts in your contact list.

We recommend using Merge & Repair on a regular basis to avoid duplicate entries in your phonebook. You can use the Google Contacts website to find and remove duplicate contacts from your contact list if you want.

There are a few other methods you can use to organize your Google Contacts list.

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android

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