iCloud: Duplicate Contacts on iPhone, iPad: How to fix

Several users have reported an issue in which their contact lists appear to be duplicated on their iOS devices after configuring iCloud.

How to Fix:

First check icloud.com/contacts to confirm that your contacts on iCloud are NOT duplicated. Then, tap Settings: iCloud and turn Contacts off. You will be prompted with a message saying, “What would you like to do with the previously synced iCloud contacts on your iPhone?” Choose: “Delete from My iPhone” OR “Delete from my iPad”  then exit the settings area. Wait a few seconds and turn back on Contacts by tapping Settings > iCloud.

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  1. Hans says

    I used copytrans contacts which allowed me to delete the extra multiple contacts at once. I hope this laternative solution would be helpful to somebody.

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