iPhone 6 Contacts

Richard Korts
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I have an iPhone 6, so does my wife.

Normally, when at home, I keep my iPhone plugged into a usb port on my Win 7 computer, to keep it charged.

My wife had a photo on her I phone that I wanted to download onto my PC. I connected her phone to the USB port; computer did not recognize it.

So I decided to email the photo to myself. I tried to do that, it required I put an email address in, I put my gmail address in. Then I was able to email the photo to myself.

While I was trying this, it kept tryng to connect to iCloud (5 or 6 times at least), I kept telling it no.

Somewhere in this process, it loaded all my contacts (I think from Gmail) onto my wife's iPhone. How, and why it did that is a total mystery, but I've given up on trying to understand the iPhone, although I have over 40 years of computer tec hnical experience.

The question is, is there a way I can "mass delete" all the unwanted contacts off my wife's iPhone, or do I have to so it one at a time?

Can I like "delete all added yesterday" (or a specific date?).
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Just go into Settings > Mail Contacts Calendars > Your Gmail Account > and turn off Contacts there. You can even turn off Mail if you're not the one usually using that phone. You can just have it there in case you need to check your email on her phone in the future.

BTW, I'd also turn off Calendars and Notes which she probably doesn't want of yours either :)
Short answer is you cannot FIND contacts added yesterday on an iPhone so your best option is to remove the Gmail account or at least the contacts from her iPhone
 It appears like you did more than "put in your email address" .. it sounds like you added a your email account to your wife's iPhone.  Google support email, contact and calendar synching with iPhone.
You should go to Settings then Mail, Contacts, Calendars section
Select the GMAIL account you created
Toggle OFF the Contacts and Calendars and Notes .. and it should ask you if you want to delete the associated contacts from the phone.
Maybe you should also then DELETE the entire Gmail account from her phone
Kyle SantosSoftware Test Analyst I at Dassault Systemes

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So I decided to email the photo to myself. I tried to do that, it required I put an email address in, I put my gmail address in. Then I was able to email the photo to myself.
A simpler way to do this in the future would be to use Airdrop.

Turn on AirDrop

Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to show Control Center.
Tap AirDrop.
Choose one of these options: Off: Turns off AirDrop. Contacts Only: Only your contacts can see your device. Everyone: All nearby iOS devices using AirDrop can see your device.
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Perfect!

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