I've recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S6 and I've noticed that in the contacts there is a section with information taken from Linkedin, even though I haven't let the Linkedin app sync its contacts or download contacts.

Example of Linkedin info in contact

It doesn't bother me much to have someone's company and position listed there, but with some contacts I get a list of empty boxes, that keeps growing with time (I guess it has to do with those people's privacy setting in Linkedin):

Ever-growing empty linkedin info

So, is there any way to remove this info, other than uninstalling the Linkedin app?

  • I've tried deleting the account from the phone, which seemd to work, but it gets added again when I open the Linkedin app, and the info appears again.
    – MikMik
    Jan 26, 2016 at 11:40
  • It also remove the LinkedIn links from any contact details if you uninstall the LinkedIn app and then you can reinstall it again. Also I have seen such a link like in your picture....but I'm not sure how this was added since it was pointing to a different person. Do you have any ideea how that links are inserted to contacts? 10x Oct 24, 2016 at 18:07

1 Answer 1


Try going into your contacts,

under settings -- > contacts --> contacts to display

and select your google account instead of All Contacts. You can even setup a custom list of contacts to display that doesn't include LinkedIn.

  • Thanks, but I already have selected a custom list, and linkedin is not selected. Also, supposedly linkedin contacts are not synced.
    – MikMik
    Feb 10, 2016 at 8:57

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