Creating contacts on your iPhone is a helpful way to be able to identify someone when you receive a text message or phone call from them. It removes the need to remember their phone number, plus you can store other contact information like addresses, emails, and more.
But some contacts like your family and friends may be more important than others to you, and you may want to prioritize text messages, emails, or other contacts from them.
One way to do this is to add them to your favorites.
But you may discover that this is creating too many additional notifications, or maybe someone’s status in your life has changed and you no longer want to include them as a favorite.
You can remove a contact as an iPhone favorite by opening the Phone app, touching Favorites, swiping left on the contact, then choosing Delete.
Now any communications from that person will be handled the same way as any other contact, instead of being starred.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion on using and editing iPhone favorites.
How to Remove Contacts from Favorites on iPhone 13
- Open the Phone app.
- Select Favorites.
- Swipe left on the contact.
- Tap the Delete button.
Our guide continues below with additional information on removing someone as an iPhone contact, including pictures of these steps.
How to Remove a Contact from iPhone Favorites (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system, but will work on other iPhone models in most recent versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open the Phone app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Choose the Favorites tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Swipe left on the contact that you wish to remove as a favorite.
Step 4: Tap the Delete button.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about removing iPhone favorites.
More Information on How to Get Rid of an iPhone Favorite
If you remove someone as a favorite on your iPhone, you can always add them back later.
You can add someone as a favorite on the iPhone by tapping the i next to a phone call or by opening a text message conversation, tapping their name, then touching the Info button. You can then tap the Add to Favorites button.
Alternatively, you can go into your contacts, select the contact, then tap the Add to Favorites button.
One additional way to add favorites is to go to Phone > Favorites > then tap the + button and select the contact that way.
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