Merging multiple contacts on Android

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Android phones can sync contacts from Google, Twitter, Skype, Facebook, LinkedIn, and many other sources. Sometimes other than the phone number of a contact that you have stored, you may find their Skype, Twitter and LinkedIn information, email id, phone number often separately. Thus it makes copies of a single contact.

This also happens when you factory reset a device and sync contacts, or accidentally sync all contacts after changing the SIM. This seems irritating. Many Android devices, but not all of them has come with built-in feature to merge all duplicate and repeated contacts. However, you can merge all the duplicate contacts into one single contact. Merging in your Android phone is the easiest way to merge contacts. Another easy was is by using Google Contacts

Method 1: Merging Contacts with Google Contacts

Android devices will let you store contacts in Google Contacts that will enable you to sync with it.

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Log in to your account.
  3. Click on Find Duplicates.
  4. Click on Merge

All contacts are successfully merged.

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Method 2: Merging Contacts with Gmail

You can also merge contacts when you are logged into your Gmail account. They have a link to Google Contacts. To merge contacts from Gmail:

  1. Login to Gmail
  2. Click on Gmail logo
  3. Click Contacts from the drop down menu.
  4. Follow steps from Merging Contacts with Google Contacts.

All your contacts will merge successfully.

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Method 3: Merging Contacts On Android

Many android phones come with in-built merging feature these days. The phone will scan contacts in your contact book with similar names, numbers, e-mail addresses, and other information.

  1. Go to Contacts.
  2. Open Menu and select Merge option.
  3. Select Merge with Google.

The device will tell you that your devices will be merged with Google

  1. Select Ok.

All contacts are successfully merged.

Note: This method might not work, or the option may not be available on latest devices with new Android OS. Please follow steps in “Merging Contacts with Google Contacts” or “Merging Contacts with Gmail”.

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