How to Delete One Number on iPhone Calculator

Check out this cool iPhone tip for deleting digits on the iPhone calculator app.

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Have you ever gone to the Calculator app on your iPhone and start entering a long number, but you mistype a digit or two? Up until now, you may have thought that you had to hit C for clear and start all over. While there isn't a backspace button visible, there is a hidden iPhone trick that will do the same thing. Here’s how to delete digits in the iPhone Calculator app.

Related: How to Use Your iPhone's Scientific Calculator

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Avoid having to press the C button to type the correct number.
  • Quickly edit your calculator entries with just a swipe.

How to Delete Digits in iPhone Calculator

This iPhone tip makes a huge difference if you use the Calculator app often. To learn more calculator tips, be sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter. Here's how to delete a single number on your iPhone's calculator.

  1. Open the Calculator app.

  2. Type in a number.

  3. To delete individual digits, swipe over the numbers either left or right. 

  4. Each swipe will remove another digit until you reach zero.

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Sarah Kingsbury

Sarah Kingsbury is the Editorial Directer at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time iPhone and Mac enthusiast, Sarah loves teaching people how to use their Apple devices.