Goodbye to duplicate contacts with the arrival of iOS 16

Duplicate Contacts iOS 16

week by week the Betas for developers of iOS 16 are happening. There are many functions that Apple incorporated in this new operating system and many of them are being analyzed week by week. However, iOS 16 has also included dozens of small features and options that, although invaluable, will change the lives of users. In this case, we discovered a feature where we previously had to install third-party apps: duplicate contacts. From now on, iOS will detect which are the duplicate contacts and help us to unify the contacts.

A very common error will disappear in iOS 16: duplicate contacts

Many times with the change of phones or SIM cards we go crazy. Although perhaps this happened more a few years ago than now where the general trend is to store everything in the cloud to be able to dump the information easily. One of those data is the contacts. On many occasions, when the contacts are dumped, they are duplicated and we end up with dozens of duplicate contacts with information scattered throughout the contact list.

Until now, to delete or merge duplicate contacts, we had to go to the App Store and download applications that would help us with this task. iOS 16 kills third-party apps by detecting duplicate contacts and offering contact merging. This is how we can see it thanks to a Reddit user:

[FEATURE] iOS 16 Beta 1: Duplicate detection in Contacts from iOSBeta

iMessage on iOS 16
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At the top of the Contacts app, a sign appears with the number of duplicate contacts. When we click on the menu, we access a window where the what are those duplicate contacts and the cards with the information they have. Apple proposes via iOS 16 merging all duplicate contacts keeping all the information, not clearly repeated, in a single contact.


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