In this article, we will be teaching you how to remove duplicate contacts on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. But first, we need to understand what we mean by duplicate contacts before going on to figure how to Remove them, or rather merge duplicate contacts on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
What are Duplicate Contacts?
Duplicate contacts on the Android OS are the combination of multiple accounts with different Messaging platforms/services(WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.) into a single account for easy identification. It is also known as Meta-Contact which can also be simply defined as “a contact composed of different single contacts.”
Duplicate Contacts can sometimes be confusing, especially when you want to delete, call or message a particular contact and you have to check the number to make sure it is the correct one. Sometimes, one can even end up calling or messaging the wrong contact.
If you like the contacts duplicated and can use it without mistaken one for another, then that is okay. But if you link to remove or rather merge/link those duplicated contacts, then you follow the steps below.
How To Remove Duplicate Contacts On Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
There are two ways to go about this; manually and automatically (using a Samsung inbuilt tool) and we will explain both methods.
- Open Your Contacts List/App.
Browse the contacts and Locate a duplicate contacts.
Select the contact you would like to merge with another.
Identify and Click on the Link Icon Located near Connected Via.
Click on Link Another Contact and this will bring out other contacts. Simply Select the Duplicate contacts you would like to merge with this one.
That’s it. You’ve merged/link that duplicate contacts. Now you’ll only have one contact with that name, and when you click on it, you will see the different contacts in that contact.
- Open your Contact List/App.
Click on the three-dot at the top right corner of the screen.
Select Link Contacts.
Follow the on-screen instructions to merge the contacts you will choose and Press Done when you are through.
Now, wait for it to link the duplicate contacts you have chosen automatically. Return to your contacts app and see the magic done by the tool.
Just like that, you’ve successfully removed duplicate contacts on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, either manually or automatically.
Now that you know how to Remove duplicate contacts on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, you can go ahead and do just that. Although there are other third-party apps on the google play store that can also do this for you, why use an app when your phone is capable of doing it without using an app?
Do let us know below if the process above worked for you or if you are experiencing any problem while carrying out the instructions above. We will try our best to reply as soon as possible.