Contacts is an application that displays all the saved phone numbers on the smartphone. This application allows us to easily find or delete a specific phone number. However sometimes, when we delete a number using the contacts app, a message is displayed on the screen “Read-only accounts in this contract will be hidden, not deleted”.
This tutorial will explain the methods to delete contacts from read-only accounts on Android.
Methods to Delete Contacts from Read-Only Accounts on Android Devices?
The contacts that are saved from any third-party application are called Read-only contacts. The third-party apps that save these contacts are “WhatsApp, Messenger, or other communication apps”. We can delete these read-only contacts with the help of these two methods.
- Using Default Contact App
- Using Google LLC Contacts App
Method 1: Deleting Contacts From Read-Only Accounts Via Default Contact App
If we are using the pre-installed contacts application that is provided by the smartphone manufacturers, then first, we have to unlink the read-only contact and then delete it. The steps for this whole process are stated below:
Step 1: Open the Default Contacts App
First, tap on the “Contacts” application on the home screen of the Android device:
Step 2: Search the Read-Only Contact
Now, locate the read-only contact that we wanted to delete from the smartphone:
Step 3: Unlink the Contact
Here, hit the “Ellipse” icon at the bottom right and then select the “View Linked Contacts” tab. After that, choose the “Unlink” option:
Step 4: Delete the Contact
Again, tap on the “Ellipse” icon and then choose the “Delete Contact” tab. Next, again select the “Delete” option:
The unlinked read-only contact will be removed from the contacts list.
Method 2: Deleting Contacts From Read-Only Accounts Via Google LLC Contacts App
Most of the new Android cell phones come with the Google LLC contacts app. We can easily delete the read-only contacts from the Google Contacts application. To execute this operation, the following steps must be followed:
Step 1: Open the Google LLC Contacts App
First, open the Google Contact app on the device or visit this link to open the Google Contacts on the browser:
Step 2: Choose the Read-Only Contact
After that, select the read-only contact that we desire to delete from the Contact list:
Step 3: Delete the Read-Only Contact
Now, tap on the “three vertical dots” and choose the “Delete” option. After that, the deleted contact will move to the bin of the Google Contacts app:
Step 4: Remove the Contact From Bin
Next, tap on the “ Fix & manage” option and choose the “Bin” option. Then, select the “Delete Forever” option:
The read-only contact will permanently deleted from the smartphone.
To delete contacts from read-only accounts on Android, we will utilize the “pre-installed device contacts app” or “Google LLC Contacts app”. To delete read-only contacts from the device’s built-in contacts app, first, we have to unlink that contact and then delete it from the Android smartphone. To remove read-only contacts from the Google LLC contacts app, select the contact and hit the “ellipse” icon. After that, choose the “Delete” option and go to the “Fix & manage” tab. Here, select the “Bin” option and then hit the “Delete Forever” option. This guide has illustrated the two possible methods to delete contacts from read-only accounts on Android.