8 Ways To Delete Safari Reading List on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Life can get messy sometimes, and so can your Safari Reading List. If you’re anything like me, you probably have dozens of articles saved, many of which you intended to read ‘someday.’ But as that list grows, it can become overwhelming. Luckily, I have the perfect solution for you. Here are 10 ways to delete items from your Safari Reading List across your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

1. The Classic Swipe

Here’s how you can delete an article from your Reading List using the Classic Swipe technique on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Step 1: Launch the Safari app.
  • Step 2: Tap on the book icon located at the bottom of the screen. This will open your Reading List.
  • Step 3: Swipe left on the article you want to delete. You’ll see a red ‘Delete’ button appear on the right side of the article.
  • Step 4: Tap on the ‘Delete’ button to remove the article.
The Classic Swipe

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2. The Long Press

To delete an article using the Long Press method:

  • Step 1: Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Step 2: Navigate to your Reading List by tapping the book icon.
  • Step 3: Locate the article you want to remove, then long press (hold your finger down) on it until a menu pops up.
  • Step 4: In the menu that appears, tap on ‘Remove’. The article will be removed from your Reading List.

3. The Edit Button

To delete multiple articles at once using the Edit Button on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Step 1: Open Safari and go to your Reading List.
  • Step 2: Tap on the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom.
  • Step 3: Now, select all the articles that you want to delete by checking the circles next to them.
  • Step 4: Tap on ‘Delete’ to remove all selected articles.
The Edit Button

4. The Right Click

Deleting an article using the Right Click method on your Mac:

  • Step 1: Launch Safari and navigate to your Reading List.
  • Step 2: Locate the article you want to remove.
  • Step 3: Right-click on the article and select ‘Remove Item’ from the drop-down menu

5. The Secondary Click

For those who prefer trackpad gestures on the Mac:

  • Step 1: Open Safari and your Reading List.
  • Step 2: Using two fingers, click (also known as a ‘secondary click’) on the article you want to delete.
  • Step 3: From the context menu that pops up, select ‘Remove Item’

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