How to Delete Reminders on iPhone–the Easy Way! (iOS 16)

Delete unneeded reminders to clear clutter & keep only items you need notifications for.

The Reminders app is an incredibly useful feature to help you avoid forgetting tasks, appointments, and deadlines. But once you’re done with the reminder what do you do? In this article, we’ll go over how to delete reminders on your iPhone to help you stay organized and on track.

How to Delete a Reminder on iPhone

For more useful tips on your iPhone's features, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. If a reminder appears on your iPhone Home Screen, you can long press the Reminder and select Mark as Completed. However, while this removes the notification from your screen, the reminder will still appear in the Reminders app. If you want to delete a Reminder on your iPhone, follow the steps below: 

  1. Open the Reminders app.

  2. Tap to select the list your Reminder is in. 

    If you have multiple reminder lists, tap the one that your reminder is in.
  3. Swipe left on the reminder you want to delete.

    Swipe left on the reminder you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete. There is no confirmation, so as soon as you tap delete, the reminder will simply disappear.

    Tap Delete. There is no confirmation, so as soon as you tap delete, the reminder will simply disappear.

Pro tip: If you have iOS 16, you can still view deleted Reminders by tapping the More icon (the three dots in the circle) in the top corner. Then just tap Show Completed to view a list of deleted and completed items. Now that you know how to delete reminders on your iPhone, you can easily keep your reminder lists organized. If you're curious about more fun ways to use Reminders in iOS 16, check out how to pin a Reminders list.

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Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a passionate writer and Apple enthusiast. When he’s not drafting iPhone Life articles, he prefers to spend his free time gaming with friends, watching anime with his wife, or playing with his three cats.