How to Delete Duplicate Contacts on Mac

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Duplicate contacts appeared on my Mac. How to remove them?

Owners of Apple computers periodically observe the appearance of duplicate contacts. This happens after a system reinstall or update, or after adding new accounts in the settings.

The developers have provided a convenient mechanism for finding and deleting duplicate contacts.

How to Delete Duplicate Contacts on Mac

1. Launch the Contacts app and go to the app settings. Here you should make sure that only one account is active in the Accounts section to display contacts.

Sometimes users add multiple iCloud , Gmail , Microsoft accounts which may contain the same contacts.

2. If contacts are duplicated in one account, click on the menu bar Edit – Select all , and then File – Export – Contacts Archive … This will create a local backup of contacts before finding and deleting duplicates.

3. After creating a backup, select the menu item Card – Find duplicates .

4. When prompted to merge duplicates, confirm the action.

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5. Search for duplicates as many times as necessary.

So the system itself will find duplicate contacts and combine the data into them if necessary.

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