How to Delete One Number on iPhone Calculator

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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.

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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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Author Details

Sarah Kingsbury

As the Editorial Director at iPhone Life, Sarah Kingsbury manages the online editorial team and oversees all website content. She is a long-time Apple enthusiast who never goes anywhere without her Apple Watch and owns way too many HomePods. Since joining iPhone Life in 2013, Sarah has done everything from writing hundreds of how-to articles to founding the Daily Tip newsletter. She even co-hosted the early episodes of the iPhone Life Podcast. When not at work, Sarah can be found hiking in the mountains and canyons around Las Vegas, where she lives with her partner and dogs.