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odern mobiles are truly mini-computers in our pockets. They are stylish, full of apps, and allow us to perform any action in a few clicks. However, despite all these advantages, some basic operations can be a real challenge for users. That's why here I will tell you in detail about the five best ways how to delete contacts from SIM card.

How to erase a SIM card (Android/MIUI)?

Way #1 for MIUI devices

Step 1. To do everything correctly, you have to open the list of numbers only through the system app. To achieve this, find the application with the name Contacts and tap the app's icon.

Home Screen
Home Screen

 

In my case, it is hidden in the Google folder.
Find the application
Find the application

Step 2. Since I only have one number that is not stored in the cloud, I type its name in the search bar and then tap on the result. You can do the same, or find the needed profile using the alphabetical index.

Phone book
Phone book

Step 3. On the account page, in the upper-right corner, you will see an icon in the form of three dots. You need to press on it.

A three dots icon
A three dots icon

Step 4. Once you do this, a drop-down list will appear in front of you. Here, just choose the first line and wait for the pop-up window to open.

A drop-down list
A drop-down list

Step 5. Now you only need to confirm or cancel the action. After that, the account will be removed.

Confirm or cancel the action
Confirm or cancel the action

Take a note: On modern devices, the information is synchronized with your Google account. To avoid losing valuable data or saving it manually, you can pick where you want to store your book (Cloud or Phone).

Here's how to do it:

  1. Go into your Contacts system application.
  2. In the upper-left corner, pick the three horizontal lines (a menu icon).
  3. Navigate to the Settings tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Default account for ... and click on it.
  5. Once you do this, a new window will ask you to choose either Mi Account or your email address. Please pick the one that suits you best.

Way #2 for MIUI devices

Step 1. On the page where the details of all your acquaintances are stored, find the name of the person whose information you no longer need.

Phone book 2
Phone book 2

Step 2. Now press your finger on the line with that person's name for a second or less.

Step 3. If you've done everything perfectly, you'll see a mark appear on their avatar.

A mark on the avatar
A mark on the avatar

Step 4. After that, find the trash can image at the top, tap on it and validate the deletion of the person's account.

Validate the deletion
Validate the deletion

Way #3 for MIUI devices

You can also delete all unnecessary profiles in a few clicks. To accomplish this, repeat the first step of the instruction, how to delete contacts from SIM card, and then do the following:

  • make sure that you get rid of all the numbers in the subscriber identification module, not in your Google account; 
If your email address is at the top of the page, then you will erase the WRONG data.
  • if it's OK, then in the top-right corner, choose the dots icon;
Phone book 3
Phone book 3
  • in the drop-down list, press the Select all line option;
The drop-down list
The drop-down list
  • now make a tap on the trash can icon at the top;
The trash can icon
The trash can icon
  • it remains to confirm or cancel the action.
Validate the action
Validate the action
Important: For the data on all your devices and your Google account to be synchronized, connect to the Internet. Also, don't forget to enable the option in the settings, which is responsible for synchronizing data in Xiaomi smartphones.

Way #4 for Android devices

For Samsung or other brands, the removal procedure is very similar to MIUI. Your smartphone may only have a slightly different name for some options. In general, the whole process is not so unique, and you will easily figure out how to delete contacts from SIM card.

Action 1. Find the Contacts system app and tap on it. For example, on Samsung phones, it is usually located on the main screen or in a special folder where all system applications are stored.

Action 2. Now click on any of the numbers you want to erase. You may have several options at this point:

  • all numbers will have checkboxes next to them;
  • at the top of the page, you will see a button that allows you to get rid of unnecessary or irrelevant names;
  • here will open a drop-down list where you can pick an option for deleting a contact.

Action 3. No matter what is displayed on the screen, click on Delete or the trash icon. Now you confirm your intention, and your phone book is clean.

How to erase a SIM card (iOS)?

I only now need to tell you how you can erase a phone book for owners of Apple smartphones. Please note: the iPhone uses iCloud to store numbers, not cards. For this reason, you cannot see any information from the subscriber identification module on your mobile device.

Way #5 Step-by-step instructions:

Action 1. The first thing you have to do is go to your iPhone's phone book. 

Home Screen iOS
Home Screen iOS

Action 2. From the list of all the names, pick the person whose data you no longer need in the cell phone. Click on that name.

Phone book 4
Phone book 4

Action 3. The next task is to find the Edit button in the upper corner and press it.

Find the Edit button
Find the Edit button

Action 4. Next, you'll see a whole list of options that are available for that particular contact. Scroll down the screen to the bottom. Here you should see a feature that allows you to erase the number from your phone book.

A list of options
A list of options
A list of options 2
A list of options 2

Action 5. Now all you have to do is confirm the action, and your device is cleared of all unnecessary data.

Confirm the action
Confirm the action

These were the basic recommendations, how to delete contacts from SIM card.


FAQ: How to delete contacts from SIM card

Why are some numbers on my Xiaomi duplicated? I prefer not to see them. What should I do?

Do not worry; there is nothing wrong with it. Duplicate accounts come from the fact that they are stored on both your subscriber identification module and mobile. To get rid of duplicate profiles, you just need to decide where you want to keep your information.

Usually, MIUI will offer to merge accounts on its own. You can spot the alert for duplicates in Contacts. As soon as you download this system app, you need to click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper-left corner. 

After this action, you'll get a new window where the system will alert you about the duplicates and offer several options to solve the problem. Just follow the MIUI recommendations. One more working solution is to follow my instructions above on how to delete contacts from SIM card. 


Where can I view phone numbers stored on my SIM on my iPhone?

Unfortunately, you can't do that. Apple mobile devices do not have this function. All data is stored in iCloud.


How can I delete numbers through my computer and not from my smartphone?

For this purpose, you can use specific applications for the desktop. With the help of such software, you can remove any data from your mobile using only a desktop device. 

The most suitable solution, in my opinion, is Coolmuster Android Eraser. It is a simple tool, and you can download it for Windows and macOS. To get started with the software, you should download the load file from a verified website, install the software and run it.

The advantage of this solution is that you see a virtual version of the mobile interface on your PC. At the same time, in the menu on the left, you can navigate to different sections and modify, remove or hide information at your choice.

Important: Before using the software, read the user agreement attentively and set permissions for the program in the settings.

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