How to Delete a Focus From iPhone/iPad

In iOS/iPad OS 15, Apple’s Focus feature lets you set up Focus modes, that when enabled, help reduce distractions and allow you to turn your attention to things more important.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 17,2021

In iOS/iPad OS 15, Apple’s Focus feature lets you set up Focus modes, that when enabled, help reduce distractions and allow you to turn your attention to things more important.

iOS/iPadOS 15‌ comes with a handful of pre-set Focus modes, like Sleep, Personal, and Work, and you can also create your own custom configurations to filter notifications based on what you are doing. But how do you delete a Focus you no longer use? Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for the iPhone and iPad running iOS or iPadOS 15 or higher

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Can I Remove Any Focus

Along with the custom Focus, you can also delete the default Personal, Sleep, and Work modes, provided you have set them up. Since Focus syncs to all your devices connected to the same iCloud account, removing one from iPhone or iPad will also erase it from the other devices.

Remove a Focus

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Settings app

Next, scroll down and tap on Focus. See the below image:

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Selecting the Focus option

Now, if you want to delete a Focus from just one iPhone or iPad, then you will need to toggle OFF the switch for Share Across Devices. After that, the changes you make to the Focus modes on your iPhone or iPad will not sync to the other devices connected to the same iCloud account. If you want it deleted from all devices, continue on to the next step. See the following image:

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Toggle OFF the Share Across Devices for deletion of Focus on one device

Next, on the confirmation pop up, tap OK. Refer to the below image:

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Confirm your Share Across Device toggle

Now, tap on a Focus mode you wish to remove. When it opens, scroll down and select Delete Focus. See the below image:

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Selecting to delete a Focus

Next, select Delete Focus from the confirmation pop-up window. See the following image:

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Deleting a Focus

Repeat the process for each Focus you want to remove, then close the Settings app.

Quote For the Day

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

Steve Jobs

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