Contents

1.Introduction
2. Delete Message
  • 2.1 Delete iPhone SMS
  • 2.2 Delete Attachment
  • 2.3 Delete iMessage
  • 2.4 Delete Twitter
  • 2.5 Delete Facebook
  • 2.6 Delete WhatsApp
3. Delete iPhone Photos
  • 3.1 Delete Camera Roll
  • 3.2 Delete Photo Album
  • 3.3 Delete Photo Library
4. Delete iPhone Music
  • 4.1 Delete Songs
  • 4.2 Delete Playlist
  • 4.3 Delete Podcasts
  • 4.4 Delete Audiobooks
5. Delete iPhone Videos
  • 5.1 Delete iPhone Videos
  • 5.2 Delete Movies
6. Delete iPhone Apps
  • 6.1 Delete App icon
  • 6.2 Delete App Data
  • 6.3 Delete iPhone Apps
  • 6.4 Delete Newsstand
7. Delete System Option
  • 7.1 Delete iPhone VPN
  • 7.2 Delete Password
  • 7.3 Delete Restrictions
8. Delete Other Files
  • 8.1 Delete Mail
  • 8.2 Delete Voicemail
  • 8.3 Delete Calendar
  • 8.4 Delete Voice Memo
  • 8.5 Delete Notes
  • 8.6 Delete Bookmark
  • 8.7 Delete Browser History
  • 8.8 Delete Browser Cookies
  • 8.9 Delete iOS Backup

Introduction for How to Delete Items on iPhone

It is normal for iPhone users to delete items from iPhone, either to free up space or just remove something unwanted. However, it seems it's much easier to install apps, send messages, take pictures, play videos and songs than delete apps, messages, photos, videos, songs, other files and file caches on iPhone. Foruntately, by spending a few seconds on each tutorial in this article, you can delete something you want. This article includes several parts, please click the left side navigation bar to find the information you want:

  • Delete iPhone Messages: tap Settings > General > Usage, you can see that messages have eaten your iPhone storage. Don't worry! Click Delete SMS or Delete Message attachments in the left navigation bar to release space.
  • Delete iPhone Photos: whether your iPhone Camera Roll is bulged with photos, or duplicate photo albums exist on your iPhone, multiple solutions are introduced in the corresponding part to tell you how to do it easily.
  • Delete music and videos on iPhone: you might delete songs and videos to free up spaces. However, it happens all the time that deleted songs and videos reappear on iPhone again and again. To solve the problem, you're very likely to apply the way mentioned in this article.
  • Delete iPhone Apps: either for deleting apps on iPhone, or removing app data while keeping app, you can find the best and simplest ways in this article.
  • Delete iPhone System Options: passcode, restrictions, VPN, mail, calendar, bookmark, etc. make it rather easy for us to keep our privacy or surf the Internet. However, sometimes we might need to change it a little bit. In this case, you must know how to change the corresponding settings.

Troubleshooting for Deleting Items from iPhone


Question #1: I have tried to open the dark waiting icon, but it didn't work. And I also can't even delete them. I tried to fix the problem by restarting my iPhone and it didn't work too. When i hold the icon to make them wiggle, there are no X in the upper right corner. How do i fix this problem?

Answer: If some app icons on iPhone are dark and waiting, it means that these apps are refreshing in the background.You can click the left navigation bar Delete App Icons to see the solution.


Question#2: What happens to app data when I temporarily delete an app from iPhone? I want to keep the data in case of in need in the future.

Answer: Some games requires you to create personal accounts, which will be used to save your personal game data on the cloud. And when you reinstall the app on your iPhone and log in with your account, you can get the data back. However, some app data are not saved in cloud. You should do the backup manually. Check the details by clicking the left navigation bar: Delete Apps on iPhone


Question#3: There are 2 duplicate photo albums on my iPhone. I can't see any Delete option to remove one of them from my iPhone. Any idea?

Answer: Duplicate photo albums are synced to your iPhone by iTunes. There are several ways to delete duplicate or unwanted photo albums and photos in Photo Library. Check the solution by clicking the left navigation bar: Delete Photo Albums and Delete Photo Library.

How to Delete Text Message on iPhone


Question #1: I don't have enough space on my iPhone, so it would not let me do the backup. Text messages took too much of it.

Answer: that's how it works. To make sure there is enough space, you should delete text messages from your iPhone regularly. Of course, besides deleting the whole conversion, you can still keep important single messages. Check how to delete text message from iPhone.


Question #2: I've deleted some text messages on my iPhone. However,recently I found that spotlight search can find these deleted text messages. Text messages don't actually get deleted at all. How to delete text messages on iPhone permanently?

Answer: it is true that after you delete SMS text messages on iPhone, deleted text messages don't actually gone at all. You can find them in search and you're able to recover them from your iPhone. If you want to permanently delete SMS from iPhone, you should try Wondershare SafeEraser, which provides 3 levels to delete data on iPhone. After using it, these text message will disappear forever. Check how to delete SMS from iPhone permanently.

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Delete SMS from iPhone Permanently


Step 1. Tap Messages app on iPhone. Click Edit, swipe over a message from right to left and click Delete.

Step 2. Download, install and run Wondershare SafeEraser on your computer. Connect your iPhone with your computer via a USB cable.

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Step 3. Choose ERASE DELETED FILES in and security level to delete files in Wondershare SafeEraser. Scan for the deleted files on your iPhone.

Step 4. Check Messages and iMessages and click Confirm to delete SMS from your iPhone permanently.

How to Delete Text Message from iPhone


Delete an Entire Conversation

Tap the Messages app on your iPhone home screen. In iOS 7 or later, Tap the Edit option on the top left. Tap the little red circle on the left side of a conversion and tap the Delete option on the right side. In iOS 6 or earlier, find the conversion you want to delete, swipe left to right and tap the Delete option.


Delete Single Text Messages within a conversion

Tap the Messages app on your iPhone. Find and open a conversation within which you want to delete SMS. In iOS 7 or later, tap and hold on a message until a pop-up appear. Tap More. In iOS 6 or lower, tap the Edit button on the top right. And then check unwanted single text messages by tapping the circle on the left side of each text message and tap the trash bin at the bottom to delete them from iPhone.

How to Delete Text Message Attachments on iPhone


Question #1: when I go to Settings > General > Usage, I see that I have more than 3GB of messages. I always delete messages from my iPhone, there can’t be so many text messages. My friend told me that it was message attachments that occupied the space. How can I delete text message attachments since I don’t even know where are they?


Answer: it is a common problem that almost all iPhone users could encounter. Some users say that they deleted all text messages only to find that the text messages still occupy more than 2GB space. To delete text message attachments, you should follow the steps below:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with Wi-Fi. Tap Settings > iCloud, sign in with your Apple ID, tap Storage & Backup to enable the iCloud backup option. Wipe the Backup Now to ON(when the button area is green).

Step 2. Go to Settings > iCloud, find and turn off Documents & Data. Tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup. Turn on Backup Now.

Step 3. Tap Settings > General > Reset and Erase all content and settings. In the Setup Assistant, proceed to Set up your device. Tap Restore from a Backup. Navigate to Choose backup, then choose the latest iCloud backup which you've made in Step 2.

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How to Delete iMessage Messages and Attachments


The "Documents & Data" has swollen 4.7GB of my iPhone, and it's all because of iMessage (or at least the hundreds of photos contained within the threads. Is there a way I can save these conversations but scrub them of the images within them? - Sophie


In the case the user mentioned above, the solution is pretty easy. Just follow the steps below to delete unwanted message and attachments in iMessage.

Step 1. Click the Messages icon on your iPhone to reveal all the conversion on your iPhone.

Step 2. Delete iMessage messages and message attachments: To delete a whole conversion, you should click the Edit button on the top left. And then click the little red circle in the left side for each conversion to enable the Delete option on the right. Click Delete to remove the whole conversation.
To delete part of a conversation or iMessage attachment, click a conversation. And then one message until a pop-up appears. Tap More and tap the little circle on the left to check unwanted message and iMessage attachments. Click the Trash bin to delete iMessage messages and attachments.


After deleting these items, you can go to remove iMessage caches:

1.Tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup. Tap Backup Now to backup your iPhone first.

2.Tap Settings > iCloud, turn off the button for Documents & Data. Tap Settings >iCloud >Storage & Backup > Backup Now to backup your iPhone without backup documents and data.

3.Tap Settings > General > Reset and Eraser all content and settings. Set up your iPhone by tapping Restore from a Backup. Navigate to Choose backup and choose the latest iCloud backup to restore your iPhone.

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Troubleshooting


Question: I recently gave up using iPhone. However, when a friend used iPhone to send me message, it automatically select iMessage as my mobile number even though I don’t have an iPhone anymore. Is there a way to remove my phone number from Apple’s iMessage database?

Answer:Go to My Support Profile and log in. Click on Edit Products and the X to the right of the product. And then click Unregister.

How to Delete Twitter Posts, Direct Messages and Twitter Accounts


Question #1: I know that by deleting Direct Message history will in-turn delete the message on the recipients Direct Message inbox. However, I found that this only works on computer, but not on iPhone. I’ve tried to delete the DM message on iPhone, but these messages still there when I logged with via computer.

Answer: yes, that’s how twitter works. To delete Direct Messages in recipients DM inbox, you can log in your twitter and delete DM via a computer. However, it doesn’t work for Twitter app on iPhone, which means if you delete DR on iPhone Twitter app inbox, you only remove them from your iPhone, but they still exist.


How to Delete Direct Message from Twitter app on iPhone

Step 1. Tap Twitter app on iPhone to launch it.

Step 2. Hold the message or conversion you want to delete for a second.

Step 3. Tap Delete or Delete conversation

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Question #2: How to delete post made on twitter on the iPhone?

Answer: tap the Twitter icon on your iPhone to launch it. Go to Menu and tap Profile. Find and tap the tweet you want to delete. Tap the trash can icon at the bottom of the Tweet and a message will pop up with the option to cancel. Tap Delete Tweet.


Question #3: How to delete my twitter account using twitter iPhone app?

Answer: to be clearly, Twitter doesn’t allow you to completely delete your Twitter account from iPhone. You can only remove the account from your iPhone and delete it permanently through your computer. To deactivate your Twitter account, please visit Twitter Support Center>>. Below steps are for how to delete a Twitter account on iPhone.

Step 1. Tap Settings and scroll down to find Twitter. Tap on Twitter and later tap on your Twitter name.

Step 2. Tap Delete Account at the bottom. In the pop up, confirm the deletion by pressing Delete Account.

Steps to Delete Facebook App Inbox Message on iPhone:


Some people are asking how to delete inbox messages on the iPhone Facebook App. In fact, iPhone Facebook app allows you to view all your Facebook messages inbox, but doesn’t let you permanently delete them from Facebook’s system. If you wish to delete the Facebook messages permanently, you should do it later by using your computer. Below are the steps to delete inbox messages on iPhone Facebook app:

Step 1. Tap the Facebook app icon on your iPhone to launch it.

Step 2. Tap the Message icon on the top of the screen and tap the conversion in which you the messages you want to delete are.

Step 3. Tap and hold your finger on the message you want to delete. In the pop-up, tap Delete and tap Delete on the menu appears.

How to Delete Whatsapp Chat History


It’s very easy to delete WhatsApp messages or chat history from iPhone. You can delete individual messages, coversations, or the entire chat history by follow the steps:


Delete a single message in a conversation:

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and make sure Wi-fi is connected. Open the conversion which includes the message you’re going to delete.

Step 2. Click Edit on the top and message you want to delete. After the message is checked, click the trash bin at the bottom.


Delete an entire conversation:

Step 1. Go to Chats section. Wipe the chat from right to left.

Step 2. When the Delete button appears, tap it.

Note: if you apply this way to delete a group chat, you will be removed from the group. To avoid the tragedy, try to clear all chat history by follow the steps below.


Clear all WhatsApp chat history on iPhone:

Step 1. Launch WhatsApp and go to Settings. Scroll to the bottom.

Step 2. Tap Clear All Conversations.

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The above mentioned is how to delete WhatsApp chat history and conversation from iPhone. If you accidently delete the conversations or whole chat history from your iPhone and want to bring them back, you can try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to recover deleted WhatsApp chat history. Below are the steps. If you want to delete WhatsApp Chat History permanenlty, click here.

How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Chat History

Step 1. Install Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

Download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer. Run it and connect your iPhone to the computer. You'll see the window below if you use iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S.

Note: The window for iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS is a little different from that for iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. It doesn't matter. You just do as what the window tells you to do

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Step 2. Scan iPhone for WhatsApp chat history

For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S users, you can directly click the Start Scan button on the program's main window. Then the program will begin scanning your iPhone.
For iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users, you need to follow the way below to access the device's scanning mode to scan it:

1. Click the Start button on the window after connecting your iPhone.
2. Immediately tap the Home and Power buttons on your iPhone for 10 seconds.
3. When 10 seconds passed, you can release the Power button, but still tap the Home button for another 15 seconds, until you're told that you've successfully entered the scanning mode.

Note: If you’ve backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before you delete WhatsApp chat history, you can also do the WhatsApp chat history recovery by enabling Recover from iTunes Backup File or Recover from iCloud Backup File.


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Step 3. Preview and recover WhatsApp chat history on your iPhone

During the scan, you can start to preview the found data in the scan result. Clicking WhatsApp on the left side of the window, you can preview all found WhatsApp chat record here, containing chat contents, names, phone numbers and attachments. Choose those you want to recover and tick them off. Then click Recover to save them on your computer.

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How to Delete WhatsApp Chat History Permanently

Question: How to permanently delete my chat history on WhatsApp from my iPhone? My husband is going to try to recover the history of my chats on my iPhone. There are some conversations what I don’t want him to see.


Answer: To permanently delete WhatsApp chat history from iPhone, you should try Wondershare SafeEraser. After using it to erase your iPhone, no software will recover WhatsApp chat history from your iPhone, even Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. Check how to use Wondershare SafeErasfer to remove WhatsApp chat history.

Step 1. Launch WhatsApp on iPhone, find and delete the chat history first.

Step 2. Download and install Wondershare SafteEraser on your computer. Run it and use a digital cable to connect your iPhone with your computer. It will display your iPhone in its main window. Choose ERASE DELETED FILES and a security level you prefer.

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Step 3. Scan your iPhone and find the deleted WhatsApp chat history. Check it and click Confirm to delete it from your iPhone permanently.

How to Delete iPhone Camera Roll


I have over 1,000 photos in my iPhone Camera Roll. I would like to delete all the photos in the Camera Roll. How do I delete multiple photos from Camera Roll?

There are basically 3 ways to delete Photos in iPhone Camera Roll. If you want to delete photos from iPhone Camera Roll permanetly, you should try Solution 1. Solution 2 and Solution 3 also tell how to delete photos from iPhone Camera Roll. However, they only make these photos invisible. These delete photos exist somewhere on your iPhone and can be recovered with a tool, like Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. Choose the method that's right for you:

Solution 1. Delete iPhone Camera Roll Photos Permanetly


While deleting photos from iPhone Camera Roll, many people are not sure whether these photos are permanently deleted or not. To tell the truth, it's not. There deleted photos are hidden somewhere on your iPhone and you can recover them. If you're going to sell or give your iPhone to somebody, you can use Wondershare SafeEraser to permanently delete photos on iPhone. Below are the steps:

Step 1. Download and install Wondershare SafeEraser on your computer. It's fully compatible with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. After then, run it.


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Important: This software will permanently delete all data and settings on your iPhone, with no chance of recovery. Please backup your important data before you get started. You're suggested to use a third-party backup tool like Wondershare TunesGo. iTunes and iCloud don't allow you to selectively restore data to your iPhone. That's to say, the deleted photos will be restored to your iPhone again if you choose this way.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone with computer through a USB cable. And then in SafeEraser window, select ERASE ALL DATA ON DEVICE.


Step 3. Before you click the Start button, choose the level of data deleting: High, Medium or Low. Or you can stay on the default one (Medium). Actually, it's the recommended one. Then click on the Start button to begin deleting photos on your iPhone now.


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Solution2: Delete Photos from iPhone Camera Roll on Computer


Delete iPhone Camera Roll on Windows PC

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your Windows PC via a USB cable.
Step 2. Open "My Computer" and you'll see that your Windows PC regards your iPhone as an external hard drive.
Step 3. Click to open the folder for your iPhone and find the photos in iPhone Camera Roll. Select unwanted photos in iPhone Camera Roll and click Delete key to remove them.


Delete iPhone Camera Roll on Mac

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your Mac via a USB cable;
Step 2. Launch Image Capture, Preview, or iPhoto. If you don't know where the application is, use Spotlight on the top right to search for it.
Step 3. By default, the application will detect your iPhone and display all photos in iPhone Camera Roll. Select unwanted ones and click the Delete icon to delete them or import them on your Mac. When you choose Import, there will be a message asking you to delete all selected photos or not after importing them to computer.

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Solution3: Delete Photos from iPhone Camera Roll Directly


Step 1. Tap the icon Photos on your iPhone;

Step 2. Click Albums on the bottom of your iPhone window. From here, you can see Camera Roll.

Step 3. Click Camera Roll to reveal all photos. Select one photo and tap the trash bin on the bottom right.


Tips: If your iPhone runs in iOS 6 and former versions, you can tap Settings > General > Usage. From here, tap Photos and delete them all.

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How to Delete Photo Albums on iPhone


Question #1: my current iPhone was cloned from my old phone. In this case, my photos are duplicated. How can I delete the album iPhone Photos? I have tried clearing individual pictures but find no option to allow the delete. I also see no way to delete the entire album.

Answer: If the photo albums you want to delete are synced to iPhone by iTunes, there is no Delete option on your iPhone. You can try Wondershare TunesGo or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to delete iPhone photo albums efficiently or set your iTunes not syncing with your iPhone.


Question #2: I've captured some photos with my iPhone. To manage them, I sort them with photo albums. Now I want to delete these photo albums, how can I do it?

Answer: If you've created the photo albums manually on your iPhone, you can also delete them from your iPhone: Tap Photos icon on your iPhone > tap Edit. When a red circle appears on the left side of a photo album, click it. And then you can see the Delete option on the right side.

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Delete Photo Albums with Wondershare TunesGo

Step 1. Download and install Wondershare TunesGo or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) on your computer;

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your computer through your iPhone USB cable and Launch Wondershare TunesGo.

Step 3. Click Photos on the left directory tree. And then, right click the photo album you want to delete. In the drop-down list, click Delete.

Delete Photo Albums by Setting iTunes Sync


Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your computer via your iPhone USB cable and launch iTunes.

Step 2. Click your iPhone under DEVICES. In the right window, click Photos. Uncheck Sync. When a pop up asks you to remove or keep photos, click Remove Photos.

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Delete Photos in iPhone Photo Library


I have synced a folder of images to my iPhone which comes out as two folders in my iPhone, one is named as Photo Library. Can I delete Photo Library on iPhone? Please help.

Photo Library is the place on your iPhone to save photos you've synced from your computer. To delete Photo Library, you only have two options: delete iPhone Photo Library with a third-party tool or delete Photo Library on iPhone with iTunes.

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Solution 1: Delete iPhone Photo Library with Wondershare TunesGo

Step 1. Download and install Wondershare TunesGo, an iPhone manager, on your computer. Run it.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your computer through a USB cable.

Step 3. Click Photos in the sidebar. Find and open Photo Library. Select unwanted photos and click Delete.

Solution 2: Delete Photo Library on iPhone with iTunes


I've mentioned above that Photo Library is the place on iPhone to store photos you've synced via iTunes. To Delete Photo Library from iPhone, you should set iTunes sync.

Step 1. Launch iTunes and click View > Show Sidebar.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your computer via iPhone USB cable.

Step 3. Click your iPhone in DEVICE area. On the right side, click Photos. Uncheck the Sync option. And then in the new pop-up, click Remove Photos.

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Simple Steps to Delete Songs on iPhone Manually

Step 1. Click Music icon in iPhone Home screen to launch it.

Sep 2. Click Songs at the bottom. Swipe over a song from right to left and click Delete.

Q & A for for Deleting Songs from iPhone


Question #1: after upgrading, it looks like I have more songs on my iPhone than I expected. Most of them have like an iCloud symbol, telling me that they’re downloadable. I tried to delete them, but I can’t. Any suggestion?

Answer: to delete these downloadable songs from your iPhone, you should tap Settings > Music > and toggle off Show All Music. By doing this, most of them will go away. To delete songs you’ve downloaded to your iPhone, open Music, swipe over a song you want to delete from right to left and click Delete.


Question #2: to free up my iPhone space, I’ve deleted some songs from my iPhone one-by-one. However, when I connected my iPhone with my computer, all the songs went back to my iPhone again. I want to know if there is any way to solve the problem.

Answer: for sure, after you delete songs manually from iPhone, you should not connect your iPhone with your computer again. If connected, iTunes will sync these songs you’ve deleted to your iPhone again. There is no select option for individual songs in iTunes to sync to your iPhone. If you find it is hard to keep your iPhone unconnected with your computer, you may try this:

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Step 1. Uncheck Sync Music in iTunes

Connect your iPhone with your computer. Launch iTunes and uncheck the Sync Music option in iTunes. A pop-up will tell you that all existing songs and playlists on the iPhone will be removed. Click Remove and quit iTunes.

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Step 2. Install Wondershare TunesGo on your computer

Download Wondershare TunesGo or Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to install on your computer. By default, the software will detect your iPhone and display it in the main window.

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Step 3. Import wanted songs to your iPhone

Click Music in the left sidebar. And then click the triangle for Add on the top. Choose Add File or Add Folder to browse your computer for songs you need and import them to your iPhone.

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How to Delete Playlists from iPhone


Tap the Music app icon on iPhone > Tap Playlists at the bottom of the window > Swipe over a playlist from right to left > Click Delete.

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Troubleshooting

Question #1: how to delete songs from my playlist in the music app on iPhone?

Answer: tap Music app icon > tap Playlists at the bottom of the window > tap the playlist which includes the songs you want to delete > find the song and swipe over from right to left > tap Remove.


Question #2: it seems the swiping from right to left on iPhone doesn’t always work though. Some of my playlists, I can’t delete them directly from iPhone.

Answer: to delete this kind of playlists on your iPhone, you should connect your iPhone with your computer, trying to sync your iPhone with iTunes again. Before syncing music, you should not select to sync the entire music library, but selected artists, playlists, genres, etc. And then check the playlist you want to keep for your iPhone and click Apply.

How to Delete Podcasts on iPhone


Question #1: how to delete Podcast episodes from iPhone? I need to free up my iPhone space by deleting old Podcast episodes.

Answer: launch Podcasts app in Home screen on your iPhone > tap My Podcasts at the bottom of the screen > tap the podcast which includes the episodes you’re going to delete > swipe across the episode’s title from right to left > tap Delete.


Question #2: I have deleted a number of podcasts on my iPhone and delete them from iTunes too. However, the titles of podcasts are still left on my iPhone. I have tried everything to delete these podcast titles, but there is no delete option.

Answer: many people complain that after deleting and cancelling an entire podcast on iPhone, the podcast icon still remains. Ok, actually, there is an Edit button which is not so obviously visible on iPhone for you to remove podcast titles/icons. Tap the Podcast app on iPhone to launch it. See all podcast titles (icons) and the Store button is on the top left? Great. Put your finger on the screen and swipe vertically from top to bottom. And then you can see the Edit button which is in line with Search and display view, Click it to enable the Delete option.

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How to Delete Audiobooks on iPhone


Some people say that you want to delete all audiobooks off their iPhone, but can’t figure out how. Some people even tried to delete these audiobooks in iTunes first and synced iPhone with iTunes later. However, it didn’t work. In this case, you might like to try this way:

Step 1. Tap Settings > General > Usage to find the Music app in the STORAGE area. If you don’t see the Music app, please click Show all Apps.

Step 2. Tap Music and then you can click the Edit button on the upper right side. Click the Edit button and select the audiobooks you wish to delete.

How to Delete Videos from iPhone


Generally speaking, it’s very easy to delete videos from iPhone. It only takes you a few seconds in 2 simple steps to achieve your goal:

Step 1. Tap the Videos app on iPhone to run it.

Step 2. Tap the Edit button on the upper right and select videos to delete on iPhone.

Question #1: I have a folder in photos named as Videos which contains all the old videos I’ve taken before the iOS 7 upgrade. I can view and select them, but can’t delete the videos from iPhone since the trash bin is grayed out.

Answer: videos existed in Photos on your iPhone can’t be deleted mostly because they are videos synced from your iTunes. Otherwise, you can delete them easily. To delete this kind of videos, just connect your iPhone with computer and launch iTunes. Click your iPhone in iTunes and click the Photos tab on the right side. Uncheck Sync Photos. By doing this, a pop up will appear, telling you that all photos on your iPhone will be removed, click Remove.


How to Delete Movies from iPhone


I’m running out of memory on my iPhone and want to remove the movies I have on it. I need help. -James

Basically, there are two ways to delete movies from iPhone: delete movies directly on iPhone and use iTunes sync to delete movies from iPhone.

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Delete Movies Directly on iPhone:


Step 1. Tap the Videos app on iPhone to run it;

Step 2. Find the movie you want to delete from iPhone and swipe the title from right to left;

Step 3.Click the red Delete button on the right side of the video.

Pro: easy and simple;
Con: this way only deletes movies from your iPhone. The next time, when you sync your iPhone with your iTunes Library, videos will be synced to your iPhone again if you don’t pay attentions to what’s being synced;

Try iTunes to Delete Movies from iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with computer and launch iTunes


Step 2. Click your iPhone in the DEVICES area. On the right side, click Movies;

Step 3. If you want to delete all movies on your iPhone, you should uncheck Sync Movies and apply the command. In the warning pop-up for removing movies, select Remove. If you only need to delete several movies on your iPhone, you can check Sync Movies and select movies you want to keep on your iPhone. Click Sync.

Pro: a quicker way to delete multiple videos;
Con: need you to connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable;

App icons just stuck on iPhone, there is no response. How to delete the used icons on the bottom of the screen? I used to double tap the home button to quit it. Right now it seems it doesn't work.


Steps to Delete App Icons on iPhone:

Step 1. Double tap the Home button to show the multi-task view for recently used apps.

Step 2. Flick up on the page for each app icon and the page will fly away and the app icon will disappear. Quit the apps by doing this way.

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Why some iPhone app icons are dark?


Answer: Some apps icons are dark or waiting, mostly because these apps are refreshing in the background. If the refresh is not finished due to the network issue or there is some problem with the installation package, you should either reconnect your iPhone with Wi-Fi, go to App Store to redownload these apps or go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh to turn off the refresh for each app respectively.

How to Delete App Data from iPhone

While using some apps, data for these apps are gathered more and more to fill in your iPhone hard disk. To free up your iPhone, you can follow the steps below to delete App data on iPhone:

Step 1. Download and install iFunbox on your computer.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your computer and open iFunbox.

Step 3. Locate the app you want to delete data under User Applications. Click the "+" on the left side of the app and click Library. And then from the right side window, you can see a folder named as Cache. Open it and delete everything in it.


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Solution 1: Delete Apps on iPhone Manually


Step 1. Tap one of the apps on your iPhone for a few seconds until you see all the apps wiggle.

Step 2. Tap the little "X" in the upper-corner of an app. When the message for deleting this app appears, click Delete to delete the app from your iPhone.

Note: this is the standard way to delete apps from iPhone. Though you delete them, in fact these apps are still in somewhere on your iPhone. You can use a recovery tool to recover them from your iPhone. To delete iPhone apps permanently from iPhone, read solution 2.

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Troubleshooting for Deleting Apps from iPhone


Question #1: When I hold down my finger, trying to delete apps on iPhone 4, I can't see the "x" for some certain of apps.

Answer: First, please ensure the apps you trying to delete from iPhone are not pre-installed apps, which can't be deleted even though you try to restore your iPhone. And if they belong to these old apps you downloaded to your iPhone, you should tap Settings > General > Restrictions, wipe the option Deleting Apps to ON. And then return to your iPhone home screen, tap one app until other apps shaking. Click "x" to delete unwanted apps on iPhone.


Question #2: After I tapped the "x" to delete apps on iPhone and ensured the deleting command in the message, it seems nothing happened. What's wrong? The apps I tried to delete are all dark gray and I can't even activate them.

Answer: If you've performed the deleting and nothing happened, you should go to App Store and try to redownload the same apps. Instead of saying Install, it may appear like Open. Whatever it is, click it to load the apps on your iPhone again. And later, you can perform the deleting command again to get rid of iPhone apps.


Question #3: I am trying to free up some space by deleting some apps on your iPhone, but the deleting is temporarily.I want to keep the app data because i might want to use them some day. What shall I do?

Answer: Generally, when you delete apps on your iPhone, you also remove the app data. The only way to keep the app data is to backup your iPhone to iCloud before you delete the apps. When you need the data again, restore your iPhone from iCloud.

Solution 2: Delete All Apps on iPhone Permanently


Some people say that they delete apps on iPhone because they are going to switch to a new phone and sell the old iPhone, wanting to avoid people getting access to the apps. In this case, you might like to delete all apps as well as other information on your iPhone permanently. If so, try Wondershare SafeEraser. It's a desktop tool to erase everything on your iPhone, including apps. And everything erased can't be recovered any more.


Step 1. Download and install Wondershare SafeEraser on your Windows computer;

Windows Version


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Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your computer via a USB cable and launch Wondershare SafeEraser. Choose one of the 2 types of data erasing:
ERASE ALL DATA ON DEVICE: erase all data and settings permanently;
ERASE DELETED FILES: only erase these items you've deleted on your iPhone; To choose this type, please first try solution 1 to delete apps from your iPhone first.


Step 3. Choose one of the security levels (totally 3) to delete apps on your iPhone and click Start to begin.

How to Delete Newsstand


Many people complain that they can't delete Newsstand. That's the fact. Though we can't delete Newsstand, we can hide it somewhere on the screen, at least not in the first page. This makes it so much better for users to manage iPhone.

Step 1. Tap one app on your iPhone until all apps wiggle.

Step 2. Drag it up to Newsstand to create a folder; You can give a name to the folder.

Step 3. After creating the folder, you can drag the needed app out, only leaving Newsstand here. And then drag the folder to a corner of a page which you seldom use.

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How to Delete VPN on iPhone


The most widely used way to delete VPN from iPhone:

Step 1. Tap Settings > General > VPN.

Step 2. Tap the little icon beside the VPN (iOS 7), if your iPhone runs in iOS 6 or former, it should be a blue arrow.

Step 3. In the configuration window for the VPN, you should click PPTP tab to see the settings. At the bottom, you can see the Delete VPN option. Click it to delete the VPN from your iPhone.

Note: some people say that after uninstalling Avast, the turned off VPN restarts itself to run the batter down. To solve the problem, you can go to Settings > General > Profile…, find the profile for Avast to remove it.

By the way I also find some people deleting VPN by taping Settings > General > Profile… Swipe over the VPN and click Remove to delete the VPN. The introduced ways are different mostly because of the settings for VPN. Some people tried third-party apps while some people set VPN manually.

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How to Delete All Kinds of Password on iPhone


How to Remove Passcode from your iPhone

Step 1. Tap Settings > General > Touch ID & Passcode

Step 2. Enter the passcode for your iPhone

This is how to delete passcode from your iPhone if you know the passcode. If you forget the passcode for your iPhone, you should read how to unlock your iPhone after forgetting passcode.


How to Delete Saved Safari Passwords on iPhone

Step 1. Tap Settings, scroll down to find and tap Safari and choose Auto Fill

Step 2. Tap Clear All and confirm the action by tapping the Clear AutoFill Data.


How to Delete iCloud Account on iPhone without Password

Some people say that the used iPhone they bought is associated with the former user’s iCloud account. To delete iCloud Account on iPhone without password, maybe you can try this tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings or you can try Wondershare SafeEraser to set the iPhone as a new device (users who plan to sell their phones also can use this way to delete all data from iPhone in order to protect private information ).

Step 1. Install Wondershare SafeEraser

Download and install Wondershare SafeEraser on your Windows PC. Right now it’s fully compatible with Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. Connect your iPhone with your computer via the iPhone USB cable and run Wondershare SafeEraser.


Download win version

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Step 2. Choose ERASE ALL DATA ON DEVICE

Click ERASE ALL DATA ON DEVICE. By selecting this, all data on your iPhone will be erased forever, no chance of recovering them again, even with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. In the SELECT LEVE window, choose one of the 3 security levels to erase all data on your iPhone. High level is strongly recommended.

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Step 3. Delete all data on iPhone

Click the Start button and confirm the action to erase all data on your iPhone. When your iPhone is erased completely, you’ll get a new device. Set it as a new device by launching your iTunes.

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How to Delete Restrictions on iPhone


Question #1: how to Turn off Restrictions for Accessing to App Deletion?

Answer: Restrictions on iPhone are set to protect apps from being deleted. To delete restrictions, tap Settings > General > Restrictions > Disable Restriction and enter the password for the restriction.

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Question #2: forgot restrictions passcode, what shall I do?

Answer: if you’ve restricted some items on your iPhone and forget the restrictions passcode, you can’t delete the restrictions passcode like how to delete home screen passcode, but should do as follows:

Step 1. Tap Settings > iCloud, sign in and swipe Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, and more to ON to sync these items to iCloud.

Step 2. Press and hold the Power button of your iPhone until the red slider appears. Turn off your iPhone.

Step 3. Connect your iPhone with computer via a USB cable and launch iTunes. Press and hold the Home button until iTunes reminds you that it has detected a device in Recovery mode. Click OK and Restore iPhone.

Step 4. After restoring your iPhone, there will be no data on your iPhone. And then you can tap Settings > iCloud on your iPhone, sign in and sync items you’ve synced to iCloud in step 1 to your iPhone, especially contacts.

How to Delete Mail on iPhone


How to Delete Email accounts on iPhone

Step 1. Tap Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars

Step 2. Tap the email account that you want to delete on iPhone and tap Delete Account at the bottom.

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How to Delete Email in Inbox on iPhone

Step 1. Tap Mail app icon on your iPhone to see all email messages;

Step 2. Click the Edit button on the upper right corner.

Step 3. Check unwanted emails by taping the little circle on the left side of the email title and click Move at the bottom. In the pop-up, tap Trash.

Step 4. Return to the first window for Inbox mail where all emails exit and tap MailBox. Tap the email account in which you’ve deleted the emails in Step 3. Tap the Trash and click Edit. Check emails you’ve put in trash bin. Tap Delete at the bottom.

Note: there is no “delete all” Option, in this case, if you’re going to delete all or multiple emails (messages in email) from your iPhone, you should do it by checking every email. Be careful, though these emails are deleted from your iPhone, they still exist somewhere on your iPhone. They can be recovered with a tool, like Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. If you accidently deleted email on iPhone, try to recover it with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. If you want to delete emails on iPhone permanently, try Wondershare SafeEraser to ERASE DELETED FILES.

How to Delete Voicemail on iPhone


Step 1. Tap the Phone app in iPhone Home screen and tap Voicemail;

Step 2. Swipe over a message from right to left to reveal the Delete button;

Step 3. Tap the Delete button to delete the Voicemail message.

There are many people complaining that deleted Voicemail reappear on iPhone. In fact, after you manually delete them from iPhone, they’re still on your iPhone but invisible and you can recover those deleted Voicemail messages. The only way to delete Voicemail permanently is to find a third-party tool for help, like Wondershare SafeEraser. Below are the detailed steps

Step 1. Delete Voicemail messages manually

Tap Phone app > Voicemail. Swipe over a message to left and click the enabled Delete button on iPhone.

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Step 2. Download Wondershare SafeEraser

Download, install and run Wondershare SafeEraser on your Windows PC. Connect your iPhone with your computer via a USB cable. Wondershare SafeEraser will detect your iPhone. From here, you should choose ERASE DELETED Files.


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Step 3. Choose security level and scan iPhone

Choose a security level to delete Voicemail. High level is strongly recommended. And then click Start to scan your iPhone for deleted Voice Mail.

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Step 4. Delete Voicemail forever

After scanning your iPhone, Wondershare SafeEraser will display all deleted files on your iPhone. You only need to choose Voicemail messages. Click Confirm and confirm the action to delete them from your iPhone forever.

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How to Delete Calendar on iPhone


Step 1. Launch Calendar in your iPhone Home screen;

Step 2. Tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen

Step 3. Tap the red information (i) symbol to the right of the calendar

Step 4. In Edit Calendar window, scroll down to click Delete Calendar

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How to Delete Voice Memos on iPhone


Step 1. Tap the Voice Recorder app;

Step 2. Check all the voice memos that you want to delete;

Step 3. Tap the Delete option.

This is the common way to delete Voice Memos on iPhone. However, some people complain that after upgrading iOS, they found the deleted Voice Memos came back again. This is normal, because after you manually delete Voice Memos on iPhone, they still exist in somewhere you can’t see and you can recover these delete iPhone Voice Memos. If you want to delete Voice Memos on iPhone permanently (not recoverable), you should try Wondershare SafeErasser to erase them forever from your iPhone.


Note: You can also try to sync iTunes with your iPhone by unchecking the Sync Music option to delete Voice Memos from your iPhone if these Voice Memos are already in iTunes Library. However, it might happen that Voice Memos you’ve deleted will come to your iPhone again.

Try Wondershare SafeEraser to Delete Voice Memos Permanently

Step 1. Delete Voice Memos on iPhone Manually

Try the usual way to delete Voice Memos on your iPhone first: tap Voice speaker app > find Voice Memos and delete them from your iPhone.

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Step 2. Install Wondershare SafeEraser

Get Wondershare SafeEraser to install on your Windows computer. Connect your iPhone with your computer via a USB cable. The software will detect your iPhone automatically. On the main window, click ERASE DELETED FILES


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Step 3. Choose security level to erase Deleted Voice Memos

3 security levels available for you to erase delete Voice Memos from iPhone permanently. I suggest you try the high level. After then click Start to scan your iPhone for deleted Voice Memos.

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Step 4. Delete Voice Memos from iPhone forever

After the scanning, all deleted files are displayed in the main window. Voice Memos are displayed in Private data area, check it and click Confirm at the bottom. Confirm the action and click Start to remove them from your iPhone.

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Simple Steps to Delete Notes on iPhone


Step 1. Click the Note app in iPhone Home screen;

Step 2. Swipe over the note title from right to left to enable Delete;

Step 3. Tap Delete to remove the note. (Or you can tap the note and in the window for note content ,tap the trash bin.)

Question #1: my iPhone delete my notes automatically that I even didn’t know it until I saw no notes on iPhone. Why is that?

Answer: if you find that you’ve lost notes on iPhone, it is not iPhone delete them automatically, but you did it. Think about whether you had removed email account before you lost notes on iPhone. All your notes are associated with your mail account. When you delete email accounts, you might delete the notes too. Two ways to get notes back: reactive your mail account on your iPhone again and recover deleted notes on iPhone.

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How do I delete Bookmark from my Safari


Step 1. Launch Safari on iPhone;

Step 2. Click the little book icon at the button;

Step 3. Click Bookmark, swipe across a bookmark from right to left and tap the Delete option.

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How to Clear Safari Browser History on iPhone


Step 1. Launch the web browser on your iPhone;

Step 2. Click the little book icon at the bottom of the screen;

Step 3. Tap History, and then tap the Clear button at the bottom right corner..

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How to Delete Cookies in Safari


Step 1. Click Settings > Safari;

Step 2. Scroll down, find and tap Clear Cookies and Data;

Step 3. Confirm the action by clicking Clear Cookies and Data.

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How to Delete Old iOS Backup File on a Computer


If you’ve backed up your iOS device with iTunes, you can delete the backup from iTunes directly:

Step 1. Launch iTunes and click the Preference menu. On Mac, it is under iTunes menu. On Windows PC, it is under Edit menu.

Step 2. Click the Devices tab. From the Device backups area, choose the old iOS backup and click Delete Backup to begin the deletion.

Bides this way, you can also go to the folder where the old iOS backup file exist to delete backup file.

Here are the location for old iOS backup file on computer:

Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

The "~" represents your Home folder. If you don't see Library in your home folder, hold Option and click the Go menu.

Windows XP:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows Vista\7\8: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

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