How to Remove an iPhone Favorite

Mar 25, 2017 - 8 Comments

How to remove someone from iPhone Favorites contact list

The iPhone Favorites list in the Phone app offers a fast way to dial “favorite” contacts. The Favorites contact list is undeniably convenient, and you may decide you want to change what numbers are shown here or who are in that favorites list. A friend recently asked how to remove an iPhone favorite from their contacts list without removing it from their phone completely, and that’s exactly what we’ll show you how to do here.

It’s very easy to remove a favorite from the Favorite contacts list on iPhone, here is all you need to do:

How to Remove a Contact from iPhone Favorites List

This will not delete the contact from the phone or the general contacts list, it only removes the contact from the Favorites list in Phone app:

  1. Open the “Phone” app on iPhone then choose the “Favorites” tab
  2. Phone icon

  3. Tap the “Edit” button in the corner
  4. Edit to remove an iPhone favorite

  5. Tap the red (-) minus button next to the favorite contact you’d like to remove from the Favorites list
  6. Tap the red delete button to remove iPhone Favorite contact

  7. Now tap the red “Delete” button that appears to remove that contact from the favorites list
  8. Tap the red Delete button to remove that contact from Favorites on iPhone

  9. Repeat with other contacts as desired, when finished tap “Done”
  10. Tap Done to finish editing Favorites

As mentioned before, this only removes the contact from the Favorites list, it does not remove the contact from the iPhone or iCloud.

If you accidentally removed a contact from Favorites that you’d like to re-add, bringing them back is just as easy. To add a new favorite to the Favorites list, just hit the + plus button in the Favorites app to browse the contact list and choose who to add.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Leon says:

    When I go to Favourites the Edit sign is not shown in the top right corner. How do I make it appear?

  2. Donald Weninger says:

    I have an Iphone 6plus W/ Lux mobile case that I have been pleased with , but recently ( last 2-3wks) the Favorites telephone file deletes completely. I have researched Google for ways to STOP deletion , but no answers- only ways to delete files. Is there a way to protect this file from deletion?? Tnks DLW

  3. Rose says:

    Thanks! Instructions very easy to follow!

  4. toin Boon says:

    Good to know, I added a bunch to this list but it was accidental so I would like to clean it up.

  5. Tim says:

    Next question: How to permanently remove unwanted email addresses that spill into/are still accessible in the email “to” address line.

  6. Donald Bruno Sr says:

    Nice ..and not complicated ….I have attempted to remove group contacts in messages with no success ,perhaps you could explain how to do that too. Thx in advance.

  7. Ashok Yog says:

    Nicely explained

  8. Ashok Yog says:

    Useful information very nicely explained

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