I sometimes want to delete all contacts on my Android phone (to reimport them from a third-party source).


  • Open Source
  • Progress indicator

And as fast as possible, for thousands of contacts.
I don't use sync.

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To delete all contacts stored on Android, you can try:

  • turned off sync
  • go to settings> applications> manage applications> Contacts storage>clear data.
  • turned on sync. It should re-synced to Google/GB/etc contacts
  • 3
    Actually I don't use sync, so the procedure would be even easier, limited to the 2nd bullet item.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Sep 29, 2014 at 4:52
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    Not sure about the progress indicator, though #)
    – Izzy
    Sep 29, 2014 at 17:52

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