Phone: Nexus 5x Operating System: Android 7.0

When I try to delete a contact in contact list of phone it displays the error message:

Contacts from your read-only accounts cannot be deleted, but they can be hidden.
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When I see the details of the contact, I cannot see the number but I can see it in the Whatsapp contact details.

1 Answer 1


Go to your phone's System settings→Accounts→(select your account), then turn off Contacts sync.

After that try to delete the contacts from the contacts app.

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