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iOS 16 will tidy up your messy Contacts app by finding duplicate cards



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iOS 16 will tidy up your messy Contacts app by finding duplicate cards


Apple’s upcoming iOS 16 update is designed to help people declutter their cluttered Contacts app by finding and then removing duplicate cards.

Announced during the WWDC22 keynote last Monday, iOS 16 will bring a number of major updates, including lock screen changes and more. But one feature that could be a huge quality-of-life improvement for many is the ability to easily find and then merge duplicate entries in the Contacts app.

With iOS 15 installed, iPhone owners had to find their own duplicates and deal with them manually. That will all change when iOS 16 launches later this year, according to MacRumors. The problem of duplicate contact records is not new. In fact, it’s something iPhone, iPad, and Mac owners have struggled with for years, a point illustrated by the various contact cleaner apps found on the App Store. It’s good news that Apple is adding a feature that fixes a common issue at the operating system level.

Apple’s iOS 16 was announced alongside a series of software updates that are now available as developer betas. iPadOS 16 adds Stage Manager support for window-based multitasking, while the same feature is also part of the new macOS Ventura update. Apple Watch owners can expect four new watch faces when watchOS 9 ships, likely just before the rumored Apple Watch Series 8 arrives.

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Some expected features of iOS 16 have yet to be announced as they will be part of the iPhone 14 experience. One example is a new always-on lock screen that will likely build on already popular changes made to older devices as part of iOS. 16. Apple won’t share details of these features until it announces the new iPhone lineup, probably around September.

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