iPad Tip: How to Delete a Shortcut or Other Item from a List


In recent posts I wrote about using the handy Shortcuts feature to create abbreviations to save typing and to add words to the iPad dictionary. Seems I missed a simple step and a reader asked me about it.

red delete button

I told you how to add items but not how to delete them. The process is easy. Simply swipe a finger left or right over the item you want to delete. Then tap the red Delete button. This “swipe to delete” works most anywhere to get rid of an item on the iPad. For example, in mail you can swipe to delete a message from your mail list.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for STEM / STEAM materials.