My iPhone has pulled in all contacts from my Gmail account into my contact list. It’s gotten so out of hand that it’s difficult to find contacts I need.
Is there any easy way to remove these and keep them from coming in again?
iPhone 6, iOS 10.3.3
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You can simply "hide" them from the contact list by tapping on the "groups" link/button at the top left of the contacts screen (scroll down until the GOOGLE MAIL appears and uncheck the lines about the contact subgroups - or ALL - that you want to hide)
if you really want to delete those contacts from the iPhone, go to Settings → Account & Password → Google Mail and disable the Contact section
Go to Settings → Contacts → Accounts → your Gmail account and turn off Contacts.
Choose ‘Delete from iPhone’ to remove them from your iPhone contacts list.