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How to Delete Items from an iPhone List

Kelly Wilkerson, Co-Founder of Decipher Media
Kelly Wilkerson

Categories: iTunes | View Comments

One of the most common customer-support questions iPhone app developers get is "How do I delete a thing?" where "thing" is whatever is shown in a list.

The swipe gesture being used to erase an iPhone Mail message in iOS7.

Swipe your finger from right to left across the item in the list. A delete button (or possibly multiple buttons, if there are multiple delete choices) will appear for you to tap. Swiping left-to-right used to work for erasing things as well, but in iOS7, the swipe gesture was changed to right-to-left only.