How to Delete Messages Apps & Stickers on iPhone & iPad

Oct 26, 2016 - 4 Comments


Now that Messages in iOS supports stickers and apps, it can be easy to go overboard adding Stickers and Apps and end up with an overcrowded app and sticker panel. Not to worry, you can clean house and easily delete and remove any stickers and apps from the Messages app on iPhone and iPad.

The process of deleting a sticker or app from iMessage is similar to uninstalling an app in general from iOS, except that it’s contained within the Messages app.

How to Delete Stickers and Apps from Messages in iOS

  1. Open the Messages app and go to any message conversation thread
  2. Tap on the “A” icon next to the text entry box (if the “A” is not visible, tap the “>” arrow icon to reveal the additional options)
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  4. Now tap on the four square button in the corner to display messages apps and stickers
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  6. Tap and hold on the Messages app or sticker app that you wish to delete from messages until the icons start to jiggle, then tap the (X) button hovering over the sticker or app to delete it from Messages
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  8. Repeat with other Messages apps and stickers as necessary

Keep in mind you can delete any third party messages app or sticker pack, as well as some of the default packs included with iOS, including the gif search app feature.

If you later decide you’d like to have a particular sticker pack or Messages app back again, you can simply add Stickers and Apps back to Messages through the Messages App Store as described here.

Stickers were added to iPhone and iPad with iOS 10 and persist in iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and later. Deleting and removing stickers is also possible throughout all of these versions.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Diane says:

    Thank you for advice. It helped enormously. Although the 4 dots were not found I managed to delete stickers I didn’t like. My iOS has just been upgraded to 13? and perhaps there are differences. Nothing stays the same!! Nonetheless, I did it. Thank again.

  2. Justin DeFlorio says:

    I’ve been trying for so long to delete the super Mario run sticker but I can’t get rid of it so I desperately need help so what can I do If someone could please help me I would appreciate it very much thank you.

  3. Carbs Dundee says:

    Would Be nice to delete all the messages features for kids since not everyone wants the toys.

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