How to Unpin a Contact on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

To unpin a contact on your iPhone, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

To begin, locate and tap on the Contacts app on your iPhone’s home screen. The app icon typically resembles a Silhouette of a person.

Step 2: Find the Contact to Unpin

In the Contacts app, navigate to the contact you want to unpin. You can scroll through your list of contacts or use the search bar at the top of the screen to find them quickly.


  • Scrolling: Swipe up or down with your finger to scroll through your contacts.
  • Search Bar: Tap on the search bar and enter the name of the contact you want to find. The results will update as you type.

Step 3: Edit Contact Details

Once you have located the contact you want to unpin, tap on their name to open their details page.


  • Edit Button: Look for an “Edit” button in the top-right corner of the screen. It is usually represented by a pencil icon.
  • Contact Information: On this page, you can view and edit various details about the contact, such as their phone number, email address, and more.

Step 4: Unpin Contact from Favorites

In order to unpin a contact from your favorites, scroll down until you see a section labeled “Favorites“. This section typically appears below the contact’s details.


  • Pinning a Contact: To pin a contact to your favorites, tap the “Add to Favorites” button. It is usually represented by a star icon.
  • Unpinning a Contact: To unpin a contact from your favorites, tap the “Remove from Favorites” button. It is usually represented by a filled-in star icon or the word “Remove”.

Step 5: Confirm Removal

After tapping on the “Remove from Favorites” button, you may be prompted with a confirmation message asking if you want to remove the contact from your favorites. Tap “Remove” or “Yes” to confirm and unpin the contact.


You have successfully un-pinned a contact from your iPhone’s favorites list. The contact will no longer appear at the top of your Contacts app or in the shortcuts for calling and messaging on your device.

Remember, you can always re-pin a contact by following these steps and selecting the “Add to Favorites” option instead of removing it.

If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to consult Apple’s official support documentation or reach out to their customer support team.

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