I am importing my contacts into my personal address book in the following way:

syncevolution --import /path/to/file/allcontacts.vcf backend=evolution-contacts

To keep them updated I delete all the contacts in my address book and do the same procedure with the new .vcf-file. This worked fine till some weeks ago. Now the contacts get still normally listed in my address book BUT if I search a contact this contact is shown more times. The number of the same contact that I see correspond to the number of executions of this:

syncevolution --import /path/to/file/allcontacts.vcf backend=evolution-contacts

So I think that I do not delete my old contacts properly before I import them again. But how can I delete my contacts properly in my phone book?


To delete the local contacts in a proper way go to /home/phablet/.local/share/evolution/addressbook/system and delete the contacts.db file. Maybe you need to restart your Ubuntu phone.

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