I sync'd the contact of my old iPhone 3G with my yahoo mail contacts. That worked ok for while, then at some point all the the Yahoo contacts were duplicated (every contact appeared twice in my contacts list) on the iPhone. This was annoying, but I could not find a quick fix, so I lived with it.

Yesterday I bought a 4S and set up my various accounts and set up iCloud. Now the phone has 4 copies of my yahoo contacts. I don't know that point during the setup the contacts got duped(again).

Now I want to clean it all up. How?

Edit in response to comment. There are two copies of each contact in the yahoo account.and two copies in the iCloud account. And 4 copies in "all contacts".

  • Do they all appear under the same account?
    – jrtc27
    Oct 30, 2011 at 8:59
  • This also happened to me while using Google Sync. I just go in and merge the contacts in GMail every once in a while.
    – sholsinger
    Nov 3, 2011 at 17:19

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You can sign up to google voice and sync with google voice and them go on desk top link onto your gv account and press get rid of duplicates

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