How to delete a contact in android?

By | June 23, 2012

Hello all previously I have shown how to list all contacts in your phone and in another post I showed how to programatically create a contact in android.
In today’s tutorial I will show you how to delete a contact in android programatically.

This simple code does that.

 public static boolean deleteContact(Context ctx, String phone, String name) {
        Uri contactUri = Uri.withAppendedPath(PhoneLookup.CONTENT_FILTER_URI, Uri.encode(phone));
        Cursor cur = ctx.getContentResolver().query(contactUri, null, null, null, null);
        try {
            if (cur.moveToFirst()) {
                do {
                    if (cur.getString(cur.getColumnIndex(PhoneLookup.DISPLAY_NAME)).equalsIgnoreCase(name)) {
                        String lookupKey = cur.getString(cur.getColumnIndex(ContactsContract.Contacts.LOOKUP_KEY));
                        Uri uri = Uri.withAppendedPath(ContactsContract.Contacts.CONTENT_LOOKUP_URI, lookupKey);
                        ctx.getContentResolver().delete(uri, null, null);
                        return true;

                } while (cur.moveToNext());

        } catch (Exception e) {
        return false;

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