How to Remove a Photo from the Photos Widget on the iPhone (New for iOS 14)

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This article tells you how to remove a featured photo from the Featured Photos widget on iPhone. The Featured Photos widget that is available with iOS 14 is a fun way to look back at some of your best memories without having to scroll through your entire camera roll; but since your iPhone curates this selection for you, not everything it chooses will be Home Screen worthy. If you don't want to be presented with a photo of you blinking or of a product you meant to buy later on your Home Screen, read on to learn how to edit Featured Photos to remove unwanted shots.

How to Remove a Photo from Featured Photos

  1. Tap the Photos widget on your Home Screen.
  2. Either swipe to the photo you want to remove or tap on it on the display at the bottom.

  3. Tap the Share icon.
  4. Tap Remove From Featured Photos.


You can also remove Featured Photos through your Photos app even if you don't have the widget. Just go to photos, tap For You, and your Featured Photos will appear. Follow these same instructions to remove any photos you don't want featured. For more great tips on Apple products, check out our Tip of the Day.

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Author Details

Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.