7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2014 9:06 AM by Kminichi
SeaSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I deleted many entries in my Yahoo Mail Contacts.  When I synced my iPod Touch using iTunes, the deleted contacts ended up back in Yahoo Mail Contacts.

 

That's not what I intended to accomplish.  To correct this, I'd like to clean up my Yahoo Mail Contacts again, delete all my Contacts at once on the iPod Touch.  The sync again.

 

How do I delete all my contacts at once on the iPod Touch?


iPod touch, iOS 5.1.1
  • 1. Re: how to delete all contacts
    Elitegate Level 4 Level 4 (1,080 points)

    You mean the contacts in the "Contacts" app, right?

     

    You can't all contacts at once. You have to delete them one-by-one.

     

    Or go to Settings --> iCloud. Enable Contacts and then disable it again. Make sure not to keep your data when disabling.

  • 2. Re: how to delete all contacts
    SeaSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I mean I want to delete all my Contacts in the Contacts app on the iPod Touch.

     

    Per your instructios, on the iPod Touch, I went to Settings --> iCloud.  I turned the Contacts button from "OFF" to "ON." 

     

    A message came up: "The contacts you previously synced with your Mac will be merged with iCloud" The choices for this message were a Merge button or a Cancel button.

     

    I chose the Cancel button.  The Contacts button went from "ON" to "OFF."  All the Contacts are still on the iPod Touch.

     

    Was I suppose to choose the Merge button?

  • 3. Re: how to delete all contacts
    Elitegate Level 4 Level 4 (1,080 points)

    No. You chose the right answer. Then you don't use iCloud.

     

    You have only one option left: Delete all contacts one-by-one. Open a contact in the App, select Edit and tap "Delete Contact".

  • 4. Re: how to delete all contacts
    SeaSF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, that is not helpful, AT ALL.

    Rather than delete over one hundred contacts one at a time, this time i chose the Merge button.  I answered a question or two and all of my iPod Contacts were deleted.

     

    Now, how to I get rid of that green "This solved my question" in the earlier posts?

  • 5. Re: how to delete all contacts
    L e o nardo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Download free Delete Contacts+ from Appstore. It swipes out your contacts easy and fast.

  • 6. Re: how to delete all contacts
    briegull Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked perfectly, thank you!!

  • 7. Re: how to delete all contacts
    Kminichi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Contacts+ app just worked for me!