How to Delete Facebook Contacts

While Facebook contacts for your iPhone can be helpful, they can also block up your contacts list. You can't erase a Facebook contact like you can a regular contact, but you can disable Facebook's access to your contacts list in a couple various methods. You can also pick to erase your Facebook information from your phone to avoid it from accessing your mobile data if you choose, How To Delete Facebook Contacts.

How To Delete Facebook Contacts


For keeping extra contacts which are synced from your Facebook data to the Contacts app (iPhone's address book), but hiding them from the main list of contacts, you have to customize view settings.

  • Launch the "Contacts" app -> tap groups.

  • Now scroll till "All Facebook" appears and uncheck this item.

  • Inspect other group to make them visible, such as the iCloud, Gmail contacts or any group that might have been activated on iPhone.

  • Tap "Done" when you're finished.




Contacts will now make the Facebook contacts from the main list unnoticeable, while other contacts will exist.

The best ways to remove Facebook Contacts from iPhone

Possibly your Facebook account is already set up on iOS, and you did that without understanding that contact sync would increase the entries in your address book, which you may not discover great to the eye. Luckily, there's the option to get rid of Facebook contacts from iPhone.



  • Go to Settings -> choose "Facebook".

  • Then switch off the toggle called "Contacts".

  • This will then delete Facebook contacts from the regional address book. Don't worry, since the friends/contacts will remain active on Facebook.


Update 1: If you currently have upgraded to iOS 11, you will have to remove your Facebook contacts from the FB Messenger app manually.

After you've gone through the actions, open the "Contacts app" on your device. Voila! All the entries listed previously in the "All Facebook" group will not be there anymore.

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