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  • MalVe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Scracthed my head on this one for a while until reading lexohares' post. iPhone 5 and iOS6 users should know that with the current facebook integration with contacts, groups will still show up to select between icloud and facebook. But more importantly in orde for me to remove my From My iPhone group i had to signt out of facebook integration from settings, wipe contacts stored on phone (includes deselcting " my info") and uncheck and recheck icloud contacts syncing.

     

    But hey it was worth it.

  • HumphV Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    You could setup, add, or remove iphone contact groups via Outlook and iTunes sync or via standalone tools such as described here: Add/Remove iPhone contact groups

  • wldcrdace Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem, old Mac contacts long since gone.  This worked for me too.  Thanks.

     

    One thing to note, in my case on an iphone 4S with IOS 6.0.1, when I turned my contacts in icloud back on it asked if I wanted to merge.  I don't think it did anything since it went very fast, but all the old mac contacts were gone on the iPhone afterwards.  So this might also be a solution if you have different contacts locations and you want to merge them into one.

  • splurben Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    THIS WORKED FOR ME! HUGE KUDOS TO ANACRON!

  • Morac Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    Here's what I did. Went to Facebook settings and turned off Contacts, then went to iCloud and turned off contacts.  Then turned iCloud contacts back on and finally Facebook contacts back on.  Finally "On my iPhone" is gone.  I didn't even realize it was there until I noticed it was my default place to add contacts.

     

    Thanks all.

  • Ceone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll couldn't sync the On my iPhone group away but when I'll disabled all contacts accounts and Facebook contacts and then create a new contact on my empty contacts screen and reenable iCloud I'll was told that all contacts would be transferred to iCloud when proceeding. So I'll proceed and the On my iPhone group was gone. btw I'm using an iPhone 4S with iOS 6.1.1. I'll hope this helps some people

  • Perry Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. So many people thought I was nuts. I believe this issue came from early iPhone users address book accounts that carried over from TIGER. YEP TIGER. Lexohare you are very brave to turn off contacts. You saved me hours of organizing 6 years of contacts.

  • Perry Roberts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    lexohare wrote:

     

    I found that if you go to iCloud preferences under the Mail, Contact, Calendars in iPhone settings and uncheck "Contacts" and turn them off and then re-check "Contacts" again all your contacts are in one place without the All on my iPhone or All on iCloud groups.

    Thank you. So many people thought I was nuts. I believe this issue came from early iPhone users address book accounts that carried over from TIGER. YEP TIGER. Lexohare you are very BRAVE to turn off contacts. You saved me hours of organizing 6 years of contacts.

  • vjanuario Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This also works if you're syncing Google contacts via a CardDAV account.

  • rainlanmm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For the purpose of keep your privacy safe, you’d better do something before you change or sell your old iPhone. Deleting all data on your iPhone completely and permanently is a best choice to prevent your important private data from leaking.

    To Move Contacts group from iPhone Permanently,you must to use a iPhone data eraser software.This use guide about how to Wipe iPhone contacts permanently,it can help you erase all contacts from iPhone permanently.

  • Halesohn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use contacts sync for gmail it will sync your contacts and delete them off your iphone or your gmail account also so be cautious and not to delete your gmail contacts aside from that you might accidentally erase your gamil contacts its a good and useful app for wiping out your iphone contacts and resyncing your contacts without itunes even.  Yes it can delete your contacts and you must be vary of the fact and not make wrong mistakes so thats on you to make the right choice the app is  contacts sync     here is a link to it in the app store.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/contacts-sync-for-google-gmail/id454390333?mt=8& ls=1

     

    Im just trying to be helpful and provide a faster and easier way to do something that shouldnt take a whole lot of time to do without being to difficlut.  I hope i was helpful. 

     

    I usually sign out of my gmail and delete the app after im finished so i dont have future syncing issues because this app does have a complex sync feature built into it.  SO to avoid further compexities i just either sign out of my goole account or delete the app after im finished with updating my contacts.

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