The last time I logged in to the LinkedIn app on my Android smartphone, the app asked me to read info from my email contacts to suggest me people I know that are registered in LinkedIn.

Now I would like to prevent the LinkedIn app from continuing to use this information from my contacts but I am not able to find this setting.

  • Since this has to do with a general LinkedIn feature and not something specific to the web application, I think it's okay here.
    – jonsca
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 4:27
  • It would be interesting to understand why 2 users click -1 to this question. It was a real problem to me since this solution
    – Ale
    Commented Oct 4, 2014 at 10:24

1 Answer 1


According to info from LinkedIn's Help Center: "It's not possible to remove a connection from a mobile device."

Here is the content they share related to your issue:

To remove a connection from the desktop:

  • Go to the connection's profile.
  • Move your cursor over the Arrow icon next to the button in the top section of the profile. The button name may vary.
  • Select Remove connection.
  • Review the list of effects of removing the connection and click Remove.

Note: If you don’t see Remove connection in the drop-down list, you may need to refresh your connections. To do this, go to your Connections page, click the Settings icon on the right, then click the Refresh link next to LinkedIn.

You can remove several connections at once on the Contacts page:

  • Move your cursor over Connections at the top of your homepage and select Keep in Touch.
  • Click Filter by and select Connections Only.
  • Check the box next to the connections you'd like to remove.
  • Click More above the first connection and select Remove from Contacts.
  • Review the list of effects of removing the connections and click Remove.

You can also remove individual connections from the Contacts page by clicking More under their name and selecting Remove Connection. Connections you remove will no longer be a 1st-degree connection and will no longer appear in your Contacts section.

  • When you remove a connection, they won't be notified.
  • After removing a connection, any recommendations or endorsements between you and that person will be withdrawn. They will not be restored if the connection is re-established.
  • Only the member who breaks the connection can reinitiate that connection.

Find the original info source here: http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/49/~/removing-a-connection


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.