How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts from Mac and iCloud

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I make sure to keep redundant contacts in check as they threaten to completely clutter the Contacts app. I keep track of the entire address book to ensure unnecessary contacts do not sneak in. Thankfully, there is a straightforward way to merge and remove duplicate contacts on Mac and iCloud.

Does your address book seem to be a mess as well? Follow these quick steps to remove the unwanted stuff so that the Contacts app looks fully organized. Just make sure you have the latest backup before going for a marathon cleanup!

How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts from Mac and iCloud

How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts on your Mac

Step #1. Open Contacts app on your Mac.

Step #2. Now, make sure that All Contacts is selected in the Groups pane on the left.

Click on All Contacts in Contacts App on Mac

Note: Just in case the Groups view is hidden, click the View in the menu bar and select Show Groups.)

Step #3. Next, click Card and select Look for Duplicates…

Click on Look for Duplicates in Contacts App on Mac

Step #4. Next up, a drop-down dialog will show up with the total number of duplicate cards that were found. These duplicate cards may have the same name but different information or the same name and the same information.

Find Duplicate Contacts on Mac Contacts App

Click on Merge button to merge the duplicate cards and information.

Merge Duplicate Contacts on Mac

You can also get rid of the unwanted contacts from iCloud. The best thing about this method is that you can easily select multiple contacts and clean them up with ease. Keep reading…

How to Remove Duplicate iCloud Contacts on PC and Mac

Step #1. Open a web browser on your mobile device or computer and head over to icloud.com → Now, you need to sign in using your iCloud credentials.

Step #2. Next, click Contacts.

Click on Contacts in iCloud in Any Web Browser

Step #3. Select All Contacts at the left corner of the screen.

Select All Contacts in iCloud on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Next, hold down the Command (⌘) key and click the duplicate cards you wish to delete. Then, you need to click the cog icon in the lower left corner → Next, you have to click Delete from the popup menu.

Click on Delete Contacts in iCloud on Mac or Windows PC

Step #5. Finally, confirm that you wish to get rid of the selected contacts. To do so, click the Delete option in the dialog pane.

Delete Duplicate Contacts from iCloud

That’s done!

Wrapping up

That’s how you can ensure your address book never gets muddled. Have any question? Toss it up down below in the comments.

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