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  • 'Delete Contact' Makes it Easier Than Ever to Delete iOS Contacts


    One of the most horrific experiences in iOS ever has to be going through your contacts and removing ones that you donít need anymore. iOS requires that you go into the individual contact cards and scroll all the way down to find a delete button. Itís a very cumbersome, one-at-a-time process, and itís just way too annoying.

    A new jailbreak tweak dubbed Delete Contact by iOS development firm Expin Systems makes deleting contact cards the way it should be Ė Easy and iOS-like!

    First of all, youíll now be able to select multiple contact cards at once from your Contacts application, and youíll notice a new Trash Can button at the top right of your display, which can be tapped to delete all of these contacts at once without having to go into them individually:



    As you select a number of contacts, the amount you select will appear as a numeric badge on the Trash Can button in real time. When you tap on the Trash Can button, the tweak will prompt you, telling you that youíre about to delete the selected contacts, and confirm with you that youíre absolutely sure you want to delete them. This fail-safe helps prevent accidental deletions.

    Delete Contact also gives you the ability to swipe on contacts to delete them from the Contact application. This feature seems to be everywhere else in iOS, so itís weird that Apple didnít include it in the Contacts application. Now, you can simply swipe left or right on a contact name and a Delete button will appear, allowing you to simply remove that single contact from your list:



    The tweak comes with just a few options to configure from the Settings application:



    The first option allows you to enable and disable the tweak on demand. The next block of options allows you to enable or disable the following features:
    • Swipe to delete
    • Group delete
    • Confirmation message for group delete

    Under the miscellaneous button, you can activate your copy of Delete Contact, as it uses a built-in Anti-piracy measure. The tweak will be free from the BigBoss repository, however you will have to get your copy registered for 99Ę in order to use it. That being said, this is a paid tweak.

    Delete Contact is compatible with every iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4, iOS 5, and iOS 6.

    While the functionality is wonderfully useful and welcome, the cost for the ability to simply delete a contact from a list just seems out of place. So we're giving the tweak 4 out of 5 Apples.

    Name: Delete Contact
    Price: 99Ę
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 4+
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Expin Systems
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Delete Contact' Makes it Easier Than Ever to Delete iOS Contacts started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Much needed tweak!
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Much needed tweak. This is going on my phone for sure.
    1. Johnnytucats's Avatar
      Johnnytucats -
      I disagree!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnnytucats View Post
      I disagree!
      With what?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Haters gonna hate I love the tweak tried it on my 4s and works wonderful
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      I don't see how it's that hard to scroll through see who you need to delete.
      Edit scroll down fast delete, though I guess for those who have tons of numbers for no reason it's handy? Not by much though.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      I don't see how it's that hard to scroll through see who you need to delete.
      Edit scroll down fast delete, though I guess for those who have tons of numbers for no reason it's handy? Not by much though.
      In my opinion, the way it is set up stock, it doesn't match Apple's design principles. You should be able to swipe to delete, at least. It's in nearly every other application: Messages, Notes, Phone, and many others.

      For whatever reason, Contacts does not have this feature. Design calls for consistency throughout. I think the multi-select feature is just icing on the cake.
    1. primalscream.40's Avatar
      primalscream.40 -
      Erase contacts was working up to ios5.1.1 don't know if it's up to ios6 an it's free
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      I just login in to icloud go to contacts
      Hold command key down and select all the ones i want and then hit delete.

      I agree with Anthony there should be a swipe to delete option
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      In my opinion, the way it is set up stock, it doesn't match Apple's design principles. You should be able to swipe to delete, at least. It's in nearly every other application: Messages, Notes, Phone, and many others.

      For whatever reason, Contacts does not have this feature. Design calls for consistency throughout. I think the multi-select feature is just icing on the cake.
      I could not agree more!
    1. stryker_tc's Avatar
      stryker_tc -
      Very nice tweak! Thanks!
    1. millysili's Avatar
      millysili -
      How did you delete all contacts from iPhone? And do you have the duplicates on the phone or on the actual iCloud account when you sign in to the website with the help of iPhone Data Eraser?

      If they're on the phone alone you may be syncing the same list of contacts from two different places (i.e. iCloud and some email account) and if you delete them manually from the phone they'll show up again later. Check under settings>mail contacts and calendars to see if you're syncing contacts from any of your email accounts. If you are, log into those accounts on the computer and see if the list of contacts is the same that you have on, say, your iCloud account. If it is, you can go on the phone and turn off contacts syncing under that particular email address. It will tell you that it'll delete the contacts from the phone, but that's what you're going to want.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^ Awesome, this one is a newer thread.