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How to delete all contacts on iPhone

6884 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2008 10:33 AM by ChrisRR RSS
ChrisRR Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)
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Nov 9, 2008 7:18 AM
I've searched, but failed to find a civilised way of deleting ALL the contacts on the iPhone without having to reorganise the whole world in the process. You know, like "Select all - delete" type of action. Like we could in the 1980's with much less technology?
Any ideas anyone?

Cheers
iMacs, Intel 20 inch 2.0 with 1.5 gig ram, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2 InteliMacs, 15" PB, 12" PB, Loads of iPods, 2 Airport Expresses
  • Trinity Level 4 Level 4 (2,855 points)
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    Nov 9, 2008 7:59 AM (in response to ChrisRR)
    delete all the contacts in the mac address book and synchronize the iphone.
    G4 Cube Dual 1,7ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Andrew T. Level 4 Level 4 (3,210 points)
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    Nov 9, 2008 10:19 AM (in response to ChrisRR)
    It is totally possible to backup the Mac Addressbook


    Posted below are instructions for Leopard



    Launch Address Book - In the Addressbook Menu bar go to File - Export - Address Book Archive.


    This makes a backup of your entire Address Book.


    How to back up and restore your important Mac OS X 10.4 files
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2980



    .Mac: Backup - Restoring Mac OS X 10.4 contacts and calendars in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1880


    AddressBook 4.0 Help
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=AddressBook/4.0/en/ad961.html
    iMac Intel, iPhone, iPod, Mac Book Pro, Zune, Aspire 6920, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista 64 bit SP1

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