If you see duplicate contacts after setting up iCloud Contacts

Follow these steps if you see duplicate contacts on your Mac, or PC after setting up iCloud Contacts.

Before you begin

  • If you see duplicates in Contacts on iCloud.com, visit iCloud Support for help.
  • If you see duplicate contacts only on your computer and not on iCloud.com, follow the steps below. 

Remove duplicate contacts

Follow the steps for your operating system.


  1. Make a copy of your contacts.
  2. Open Contacts.
  3. From the Card menu, select Card > Look for Duplicates.
  4. When asked, click Merge.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until no duplicates are found.
  6. Make another copy of your iCloud Contacts.


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