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 article explains how to merge duplicate contacts on Android device.
Merge Duplicate Contacts with Google Contacts
Google offers its own simply named “Contacts” app for all Android devices. If it’s not already on yours, you can download it from the Play Store.
1. Firstly, launch the app and make sure you’re on the correct Google account if you have multiple by clicking the profile icon in the search bar. You can switch here if you need to.
2. Now you can switch to the “Fix & Manage” tab at the bottom of the screen.
3. Select the “Merge & Fix” tool.
4. Click Merge duplicates.
5. Verify that the contacts are duplicate, and click Merge or Merge all.
Note: If the app has made a mistake, or it has found duplicates you want to keep separate, click Dismiss. Make sure to dismiss any misidentified duplicates before you tap Merge all.
6. Click OK.
7. Merged contacts will now appear as single contacts.
How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on a Samsung Phone
Samsung has a Contacts app that works a little differently from the default Android Contacts app. Here’s how to merge duplicate contacts if you have a Samsung:
1. Launch the Samsung Contacts app.
2. Click the three horizontal lines icon.
3. Select Manage contacts.
4. Click Merge contacts.
5. Verify that the contacts are duplicates, and tap Merge.
6. Click OK.
How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android
Android gives different ways to combine duplicate contacts depending on the manufacturer of your device. Everyone can merge duplicate contacts using the Contacts app, which is a free app from Google that should already be on your phone. If it isn’t, you can download it from the Google Play store. Some manufacturers, like Samsung, also have a built-in tool you can use to accomplish the same task.