How to Delete Stickers on iPhone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Got a bunch of stickers on your iPhone that you’re not using anymore? Want to declutter your Messages app but not sure how to get rid of those pesky stickers? No worries! Deleting stickers from your iPhone is a simple process that you can do in just a few taps. Let’s jump right into how you can free up some space and clean up your sticker collection.

Step by Step Tutorial: How to Delete Stickers on iPhone

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s understand what we’re aiming to achieve here. By following these steps, you will be able to remove any unwanted stickers from your iPhone, making your Messages app look cleaner and more organized.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

Open the Messages app on your iPhone. This is where all your text conversations are stored and where you can access your stickers.

When you open the Messages app, you’ll see a list of your conversations. Choose the one where you have used the sticker that you want to delete.

Step 2: Go to the Conversation

Tap on the conversation that has the sticker you wish to delete.

Once you’re in the conversation, you’ll see all the messages exchanged, including any stickers that have been sent or received.

Step 3: Find the Sticker

Locate the sticker within the conversation that you want to delete.

The sticker might be amongst text messages, images, or other stickers. You might have to scroll up or down to find it, depending on when it was used.

Step 4: Press and Hold the Sticker

Press and hold the sticker until a menu pops up.

Be careful not to press too hard if you have a 3D Touch-enabled iPhone, as this might activate other features. A light press and hold will suffice.

Step 5: Tap on “Sticker Details”

From the menu that appears, tap on “Sticker Details.”

This will take you to a new screen where you can see more information about the sticker, including who sent it and when.

Step 6: Swipe Left on the Sticker

Swipe left on the sticker to reveal the delete option.

This is similar to how you would delete an email or a text message. A red “Delete” button will appear on the right side of the sticker.

Step 7: Tap on “Delete”

Tap on the “Delete” button to remove the sticker from the conversation.

Once you tap “Delete,” the sticker will be removed immediately from the conversation.

After completing these steps, the sticker you selected will be gone from the conversation. The Messages app will look just a tad bit cleaner, and you’ll have one less sticker to scroll through when looking for the perfect reaction.

Tips: Deleting Stickers on iPhone

  • If you can’t find the “Sticker Details” option, ensure your iPhone’s operating system is up-to-date, as this is a feature that might not be available on older versions.
  • Deleting a sticker from a conversation does not remove it from your sticker collection or sticker packs.
  • You can also delete entire sticker packs by pressing and holding on a sticker in the App Drawer and then tapping the “x” that appears.
  • If you accidentally delete a sticker, you cannot undo the action. Be certain before you hit delete!
  • For a quicker way to clean up, consider deleting whole conversations that you no longer need. This will remove all associated stickers at once.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I delete a sticker that I sent by mistake?

Simply long-press the sticker in the conversation, tap “Sticker Details,” and then swipe left to reveal the delete option. Tap “Delete” to remove it.

Can I delete multiple stickers at once?

Unfortunately, stickers must be deleted one at a time within the conversation. However, you can delete multiple stickers by removing the entire conversation.

Will the person I’m chatting with know if I delete a sticker?

No, deleting a sticker from your end does not notify the other person, nor does it delete the sticker from their view of the conversation.

Can I recover a deleted sticker?

Once a sticker is deleted from a conversation, it cannot be recovered. However, if you want to use the sticker again, you can find it in your sticker collection or sticker pack.

If I delete a sticker pack, will it delete the stickers from my conversations?

No, deleting a sticker pack only removes the pack from your App Drawer. Any stickers you’ve used in conversations will remain.


  1. Open the Messages App
  2. Go to the Conversation
  3. Find the Sticker
  4. Press and Hold the Sticker
  5. Tap on “Sticker Details”
  6. Swipe Left on the Sticker
  7. Tap on “Delete”


There you have it! Deleting stickers on your iPhone is as simple as a few taps and swipes. Whether you’re trying to tidy up your Messages app or just got tired of seeing the same old stickers, now you know exactly what to do. Remember, once you delete a sticker, it’s gone for good from that conversation, so make sure that’s what you really want before you hit that delete button. And hey, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not explore new sticker packs to freshen up your conversations? Your friends might just be delighted with the new additions to your sticker repertoire. Happy texting!