How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android


Android is a lot of fun and switching to a new phone is always exciting. However, the one thing that every user hates is the fact that the concept of duplicate contacts is still there and it can be annoying, to say the least. Duplicates contacts can happen due to a number of reasons but that does not make it less annoying. Thankfully, the process to merge duplicate contacts on Android is not a difficult task as it only requires you to go through a few hoops and you are good to go.

An important thing worth noting here is that the process of merging duplicate contacts on Android can differ based on the device and Android version you are using. This guide to merge duplicate contacts is done on a Galaxy S22 Ultra running One UI 4.1. So, it is safe to say that this will be applicable to most Samsung devices running One UI 4.x.

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Now, the guide is not tricky at all, to be honest. However, a lot of people are still new to the world of Samsung devices and how they operate, so that is the reason we are going to look at how to merge duplicate contacts on Android. In most cases, the same method does work for other, non-Samsung devices, too. So, if you are concerned, you can just go ahead and try the same steps. There might be a few changes to the UI/UX, but nothing major that would take away from the overall experience.

With that said, let's look at how you can merge duplicate contacts on Android/Samsung devices.

Step 1: Start by opening the Contacts app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Once you are there, tap on the hamburger/three-line button on the right side

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Step 3: Now, you need to go ahead and tap Manage contacts

Step 4: Once you are in a new menu, you will see an option to merge contacts.

Step 5: Now, you will be taken to another screen where you can see all the duplicate contacts with a merge button found at the bottom center. Just choose the contacts you want to merge and you are good to go.

That is it, with this simple guide, you have successfully learned how to merge duplicate contacts on Android. Remember, the same guide will work for most of the devices, so you really do not have to worry about finding other guides that are specific to certain phones.

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