How To Remove Duplicate Contacts On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

If you’ve imported your contacts onto your Galaxy S8, you may have noticed that some of your contacts may have been duplicated. Whether you’re looking to clear up your contacts list after a recent move to the Galaxy S8, or you’ve simply noticed multiple duplicates for your contacts start to build up, this guide will teach you how to merge and delete duplicate contacts on your Galaxy S8. Simply follow the details we have provided below and you’ll be able to quickly manage your duplicate contacts on your Galaxy S8.

In the majority of cases, you’ll receive duplicate contacts on your Galaxy S8 when you connect multiple email accounts to your device. By doing this, your device will save all of your email contacts to your phone, even if some of your email accounts share contacts. Trying to go through all of your contacts to delete all of the duplicates manually can be a real pain, but the method below should be able to save your a lot of time and hassle.


Clean Up Galaxy S8 Contacts Faster

The available contacts clean up tool will be perfect for organizing and merging your duplicate contacts on your Galaxy S8. Follow the steps below to use the tool.

  1. Make sure your Galaxy S8 is switched on.
  2. Open the contacts app.
  3. Tap the menu icon. (Three dots in the top right corner of the display.)
  4. Tap ‘Link Contacts.’


You’ll now see a list – in this list you can sort your contacts by name, phone number, and email address to locate duplicate contacts. If contacts have duplicate emails, numbers, or names, you’ll be able to tap the link option to link them together. Once you have gone through all of your contacts, you can tap ‘done’ and all of your duplicate contacts will either be merged or deleted.


How to Remove Duplicate Contacts on Galaxy S8

If you’d prefer to remove duplicate contacts on the Galaxy S8 and avoid merging any contact details together, you can instead follow the steps we have listed below. These steps differ slightly to our first few steps above, so make sure to follow them carefully.

  1. Make sure your Galaxy S8 is switched on.
  2. Open the ‘Contacts’ app.
  3. Browse through the contacts and search for the ones you’d like to merge, remove, or link.
  4. Follow the next steps for each individual contact you’d like to organize:
  5. Tap on the contact. Look for the ’Connected via.’ text and tapthe link icon to the right of it.
  6. Next, select ‘link another contact.’
  7. Select the duplicate contacts you’d like to link. Tap back to be taken back to your contacts menu.


After you follow the steps above, you should know how to remove duplicate contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.


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