How to Merge Contacts in Android

There are 2 ways to get this done starting with the Merge & Fix option

What to Know

  • Open the Contacts app, and select Fix & Manage > Merge & Fix
  • Verify you want to merge contacts > tap Merge to merge a single set, or Merge All to merge all duplicates.
  • Some contacts apps work differently, but you can always download Google Contacts app from the Play Store.

This article explains how to merge duplicate contacts on an Android device.

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts in Android With the Contacts App

The Contacts app is probably already on your phone, and you can download it for free from the Google Play store if it isn’t. This app has a tool that allows you to merge and fix your duplicate contacts.

Here’s how to use the merge and fix tool in Contacts for Android:

  1. Open Contacts, and check the profile icon to make sure you’re using the correct Google account.

    If you’re on the wrong Google account, tap the profile icon and switch to the right one.

  2. Tap Fix & Manage.

  3. Tap Merge & Fix.

  4. Tap Merge duplicates.

    Fix & Manage, Merge & Fix, and Merge duplicates highlighted in Contacts on Android.
  5. Verify that the contacts are duplicate, and tap Merge or Merge all.

    If the app has made a mistake, or it has found duplicates you want to keep separate, tap Dismiss. Make sure to dismiss any misidentified duplicates before you tap Merge all.

  6. Tap OK.

    Merge all and OK in highlighted in Contacts on Android.
  7. Merged contacts will now appear as single contacts.

Don’t have the Contacts app? Download Contacts from the Google Play store.

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. Open the Samsung Contacts app.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines icon.

  3. Tap Manage contacts.

  4. Tap Merge contacts.

  5. Verify that the contacts are duplicates, and tap Merge.

  6. Tap OK.

How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Android

Android offers a number of ways to merge 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.

  • How do I merge my Facebook contacts with my Android phone?

    Go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts or Accounts & Synchronization > Facebook > Account sync. If you don't see Facebook listed, tap Add Account. To get automatic updates, turn on Automatically sync app data.

  • How do I merge contacts from my Gmail to my Android?

    To sync your Gmail contacts with your Android, go to Settings > Google > Settings for Google apps > Google Contacts sync > Also sync device contacts and enable Automatically back up & sync device contacts.

  • Can I merge contacts from different accounts on my Android?

    No. You can't merge contacts that are saved in different Google Accounts.

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