How To Remove Duplicate Contacts On Pixel 2

Those that are just buying the Pixel 2 and have transferred their SIM with the contacts, it’s likely you will have duplicate entries of contacts on our new device. However, the good news is that you can easily delete the duplicates on your Pixel 2. It will only take you some seconds to delete the duplicate contacts and you won’t need to buy an app on Google Play Store to do this. Follow the tips below to understand how you can locate, add and delete duplicate contacts on your Pixel 2.

The duplicate contacts that you are seeing on your Pixel 2 is because when you sign in more than one email account to your new Pixel 2, all the contacts are stored on your phone memory which automatically creates duplicate copies. You can select each contact one after the other and delete the duplicates, a process that is more difficult and that will take much of your time. Instead of doing this, you can merge the two contacts which will keep one in your work email address book and the other copy in your personal email address book.

How to Remove Duplicate Contacts

You do not need to connect your Pixel 2 to a computer to locate, merge and delete contacts from your device. If your contacts are really disorganized, you can access Gmail account to sort it out. Follow these tips to understand how you can delete duplicate contacts on your Pixel 2.

  1. Power on your  Pixel 2
  2. Locate the Contacts app
  3. Search your contact list until you locate the contact you want to link or merge
  4. Click on the first contact you want to merge
  5. Search for an option called Connected via. Click on the icon placed on the right.
  6. Tap Link another Contact
  7. Click on the contacts to merge and then click on back

Clean Up Pixel 2 Contacts Quicker

Your Pixel 2 comes with a pre-installed clean up contacts tool that you can make use of. This is how you can spot similar contacts to link them up and clean up your contacts.

  1. Switch on your Pixel 2
  2. Locate the Contacts app
  3. Click on the three menu dots icon located in the upper right area of the screen.
  4. Click on the Link Contacts option

When you have selected Link Contacts, a list will come up with the name and other relevant details to locate duplicate contacts. Click on the contacts to connect them. After you have done this, click on ‘Done’ and that will remove all the duplicate contacts on your Pixel 2.

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