How to Delete a Reminder from the Reminders App on an iPhone 7

Having a to-do list is a really helpful way to manage a busy schedule. When you have a lot of tasks on your mind, it’s easy to forget one of them. But putting everything on a list helps to ensure that things have a better chance of getting done.

But occasionally you might put something in your Reminders app that you don’t need.

Whether it’s something that a friend or family member takes care of for you, or simply something that no longer needs to get done, it’s entirely possible that you won’t end up doing everything that you put on your Reminder list.

Our guide below will show you how to delete one of these reminders if you don’t need to worry about it anymore.

If you don’t want or need to see holidays on your calendar, then our how to delete holidays from iPhone calendar tutorial can show you how to fix it.

Deleting iPhone Reminders

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. There are actually two different ways that you can delete a reminder in the Reminders app, and we will show you both of those options below. Whichever method you choose to use is up to you.

Step 1: Open the Reminders app.

iphone reminders

Step 2: Swipe left on the reminder that you wish to delete.

swipe left on reminder to delete

Step 3: Tap the red Delete button to remove the reminder from the list.

how to remove an iphone reminder

Alternatively you can delete a reminder with the method below. It’s very similar, but is a good option if you don’t like using the swipe method for completing iPhone actions.

Step 1: Open the Reminders app.

reminders app

Step 2: Touch the Edit button at the top-right of the screen.

tap the edit button

Step 3: Tap the red circle to the left of the reminder that you would like to delete.

tap red button next to remidner

Step 4: Tap the red Delete button to the right of the reminder.

how to delete reminders on iphone 7

Are you using the Reminders app a lot, and the audio notifications are starting to wear on your nerves? Learn how to turn off the reminder audio alerts and stop hearing them whenever the app gives you an alert.

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