How to Delete Telegram Contacts on iPhone, Android, or PC

When you create a Telegram account, all the contacts on your phone get synced to the application. These synced contacts are accessible on any device running your Telegram account because it’s a cloud-based service. However, when you log in to Telegram through a secondary device, the contacts on it would probably sync too, making your Telegram contact book go bonkers. If you’re tired of this, simply disable sync and delete Telegram contacts. 

How to delete Telegram Contacts

Fortunately, deleting contacts on Telegram requires only a few steps, and no matter what device you use, the steps are pretty much the same. However, it is easier to delete Telegram contacts on a mobile phone than on a desktop. So, without further ado, let’s check the steps.

How to Delete Telegram Contacts on Android

You can delete one or more Telegram contacts at a time. Besides, when you delete the contacts, they (contacts) will not be notified. So, here’s how to delete contacts on Android devices.

Deleting a Single Telegram Contact on Android

Step 1: Open the Telegram app on your Android.

Open the Telegram app on your Android

Step 2: Tap on the hamburger menu at the top left and select Contacts.

Step 3: Now, search and tap on the account you want to delete. Then, click on the contact’s profile.

Step 4: Now, tap on the three dots at the top right corner and select Delete Contact.

We recommend deleting the chat before deleting the contact. 

Step 5: Select Delete on the prompt shown.

Select Delete on the prompt shown

That’s it! The contact will be removed from the Telegram contact list. Want to remove all synced contacts at once? Read the next section.

How to Delete All Telegram Contacts on Android

This is the fastest way to delete contacts from Telegram at once. Follow along.

Step 1: Open the Telegram app and tap on the hamburger menu in the upper left corner.

Step 2: Go to Settings and tap ‘Privacy and Security’.

Step 3: Under Contacts, tap on ‘Delete Synced Contacts’ and select Delete in the prompt. 

There you go. All the synced Telegram contacts will be removed using your Android device. However, these contacts will still be there in your Android contact list, meaning they can sync back if you haven’t turned off syncing with your phone’s contact list. So, here’s how to do that.

Disable Contact Syncing on Telegram using Android

Step 1: Open the Telegram app and tap the hamburger menu.

Step 2: Go to Settings and tap on ‘Privacy and Security’.

Step 3: Under Contacts, toggle off Sync Contact.

Under Contacts, toggle off the Sync Contact option

The above steps should help you out. Well, if you’re simply annoyed by the Telegram contact joined notifications, check our guide on how to turn off contact joined notifications on Telegram rather than deleting the contact.

How to Delete Telegram Contacts on iOS

The steps for deleting contacts on Telegram on iOS are slightly different than the Android ones. Here’s how to do it.

Deleting a Single Contact From Telegram on iPhone

Step 1: Open the Telegram app and go to the Contacts tab.

Step 2: Tap on the search bar to find the contact you want to delete.

Step 3: Go to their details page and tap on their user avatar in the upper right corner.

Go to their details page

Step 4: Now, go to Edit, select Delete Contact, and tap on Done.

 

Step 5: Finally, select Delete Contact to confirm.

Tap on delete telegram contact

That’s all. The contact you delete will be removed from Telegram’s contact book. To remove all contacts simultaneously, check the next section.

Deleting Multiple Telegram Contacts at Once on iPhone

Step 1: Open the Telegram app and go to the Settings tab.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Privacy and Security’ and go to Data Settings.

Step 3: Tap ‘Delete Synced Contacts’.

Deleted Synced Contacts From ioS

There you are. All your Telegram contacts will be deleted at once. If you want to log out of certain devices, check out our guide on how to log out of devices from your Telegram account.

Further, you can directly disable contact syncing on Telegram using iPhone to avoid contact sync or the notification altogether.

How to Unlink Telegram Contacts From iPhone

Step 1: Open the Telegram app and go to the Settings tab.

Step 2: Tap on the ‘Privacy and Security’ and go to Data Settings.

Step 3: Under Contacts, toggle off Sync Contacts.

Toggle off Synced Contracts on Telegram

Note: When you delete synced contacts, you will lose access to synced Telegram contacts only and not your phone contacts.

How to Delete Contacts From Telegram on a PC and Mac

The steps for this are slightly different when compared to Android or iOS, but the steps are quite similar. However, there are certain limitations to the desktop application, which we will overcome by using Telegram web. Let’s begin.

Deleting a Single Telegram Contact on PC

Step 1: Open the Telegram Desktop app and click on the hamburger menu in the upper left corner.

Open the Telegram app and click on the hamburger menu

Step 2: Go to Contacts.

Telegram Contacts on Windows

Step 3: Now find the contact you want to remove from Telegram and tap on the profile.

find the contact you want to remove from Telegram and tap on the profile

Step 4: Go to Contact’s Profile and click Delete Contact.

Go to Contact's Profile and click Delete Contact

Step 5: Select Delete in the prompt to confirm.

Select Delete on the prompt shown

That’s all there is to it. You can use Telegram desktop and Telegram web to do this. Mind you, once you delete a contact from the app, the contact’s phone number and other details will not be removed from your phone’s contact list. 

To remove a contact from the phone’s contact list, you need to follow the traditional way of deleting contacts from the phone.

Deleting Multiple Contacts via PC or Mac

You can’t delete multiple contacts on the Telegram desktop. So, we will be using Telegram Web to execute this. Let’s proceed. 

Step 1: Open Telegram Web using the below link.

Step 2: Sign in to your account and click on the hamburger menu in the upper left corner.

click on the hamburger menu on Telegram web

Step 3: Now, switch to the older version.

Switch to the older version from Version K

Step 4: Then, click on Contacts.

Telegram Older Version Contacts

Step 5: Choose Edit and select the contacts you want to remove from Telegram.

choose Edit and select the contacts you want to remove from Telegram

Step 8: Now, click Delete and confirm it. 

click Delete and confirm it.

There you go. You have removed unwanted contacts using Telegram Web.

Efficiently Remove Unwanted Contacts on Telegram

There are many ways to delete your Telegram contacts, one at a time or all at once. Besides, it is better to disable the option to sync Telegram contacts to your phone to avoid deleting the same contact again and again. That said, we hope this guide helped you to delete Telegram contacts on your device. Have more queries? Share them in the comments below.

Last updated on 06 September, 2022

The above article may contain affiliate links which help support Guiding Tech. However, it does not affect our editorial integrity. The content remains unbiased and authentic.