How to Get Rid of Duplicate Contacts on Your Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK

By Corey Sandler

It’s quite easy to end up with two, four, six, or more duplicate entries in your Tab S2 NOOK Contacts. You might have made an entry for your friend Jack Smith under “Smith, Jack” and “Jack Smith” and “John Smith,” for example. Or you might have identical name entries but differing email or phone information in each.

Nixing duplicates

Because the Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK can grab contacts from Google and Samsung and Facebook and Twitter and more, dupes are quite common.

There are about a dozen entries for one ferry service, built up over the years on different account
There are about a dozen entries for one ferry service, built up over the years on different accounts.

Your first option is to go to Contacts and edit or delete duplicates or outdated entries. Or you can link entries so all the information is brought together in one place.

Here’s how to link:

  1. Open the Contacts list.

  2. Open a contact that has duplicate entries.

    The Connection section tells you the source of that entry.

  3. In the Connection section, tap the Link (chain) icon.

  4. Tap Link Another Contact (at the bottom).

    The tablet sees if it can determine a likely duplicate and lists it under Suggestions.

  5. Tap a duplicate entry to link it to the original.

  6. If necessary, tap Link Another Contact again, and make further links.

    You can link as many as ten entries.

  7. Press the Back key when you think you’re done linking.

Unlinking contacts

Sometimes it’s time to break the chain, perhaps because two contacts are no longer related or because you want to maintain different versions of a contact card. Here’s how to unlink contacts:

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon, and then tap Contacts.

  2. Tap a contact to display it.

  3. Tap Link.

  4. Tap Remove.