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iOS 16 is the solution to the chaotic contact list in your iPhone

During the WWDC 2022 keynote last Monday, Apple unveiled iOS 16. The presentation was full of useful new features and improvements coming to your iPhone this fall. If was not enough space to showcase everything in the keynote.

In addition to easier transfer of an eSIM and an improved Face ID feature, there’s another unnamed functionality you can be excited about. At least, I am.

My biggest irritation at an end thanks to iOS 16

When it comes to my iPhone, I’m incredibly tidy (there is that). I make sure my photo library is completely cleaned out, my Messages app only features active conversations, and all emails within Mail are neatly archived or saved separately. However, this has not always been the case. In my early days, I linked my contacts not only to iCloud, but also to Gmail. For my work this sometimes comes in handy when I have to review an Android device, but in general it is the cause of an extremely chaotic contact list.

Fortunately for me, and with me hopefully more iPhone users, iOS 16 puts an end to this. The new operating system will clean up the contact list for those who want it. With a simple press of a button it is possible to remove duplicate contacts. Delicious!

Of course, with iOS 15 and previous operating systems, it was already possible to remove duplicate contacts from your list. However, the difference with this year is that until now this always had to be done completely manually. Maybe I’m a little too excited about a small functionality, but I’m glad the feature is coming.

More on WWDC 2022

It’s the week of the WorldWide Developers Conference 2022: the week when Apple puts developers, and everything that comes with them, in the spotlight. Besides the introduction of iOS 16, we also got to hear more about iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, watchOS 9 and the new M2 MacBook Air.

Would you like to read through all the developments of this week again or keep track of new developments? Then this page on our website is worthwhile.

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