Swapping from one smartphone to another can always be a bit tricky or intimidating, especially if you’re planning to take with you everything you have stored on the old device. But Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus are two of the coolest smartphones currently on the market so, rest assured, they are totally worth the effort.
In today’s article, we’re going to help you overcome a common hurdle – dealing with duplicate contacts after importing your SIM card. While it can be a scary task if you’re looking at a few hundred contacts, it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Read on and find out what it takes to spot and merge contacts, then instantly delete the duplicate entries to get yourself a perfectly neat agenda for the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Why is this happening, you wonder?
Well, the answer is simple. You’ve used your smartphone to connect to it more than one email account. Every single account that you add will save its contacts on the device, hence all those duplicate contacts. Like mentioned, you don’t need to manually delete these entries, suffices to merge them and then decide what information you want to keep.
Method #1 to remove duplicate contacts:
- Launch the Contacts app;
- Find two contacts you wish to merge;
- Select the first one;
- Tap on the link icon next to its “Connected via” label;
- From the context menu that will show up, select “Link another contact”;
- Select the second contact you wish to merge with the first one and the two of them will form one entry.
Repeat these steps with other duplicate contacts, obviously, if you only have a few instances of this kind! If there are just too many of them, you might want to consider editing the entries straight from the Gmail account.
Method #2 to remove duplicate contacts:
- Return to the Contacts app;
- Go to its main menu, by tapping on the 3-dots icon in the upper right corner;
- Use the Link Contacts option;
- You’ll be redirected to a page where you can sort all the contacts currently in your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus, by phone number, name, email address etc. and get all the duplicate contacts in batches, displayed one entry after another;
- Then, you can select the multiple contacts that you want to merge and turn into a single entry;
- When you’ve finished the selection, use the Done button and the app will do the rest, significantly shrinking your Contacts list.
Any of these methods is just as good when it comes to removing the duplicate contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus. Let us know, in the comments below, which is your favorite method?