If you see duplicate contacts after setting up iCloud Contacts

If you set up iCloud Contacts on your Mac or PC and then see duplicate contacts, follow these steps.


Before you begin

  • If you see duplicates in Contacts on iCloud.com, visit Apple 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.

On your Mac

  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.

On your Windows PC

Visit these Microsoft articles for help: