Delete a document

You can delete a document to remove it permanently from your iOS device, from your Mac, or from iCloud.

Delete a document from your iOS device

  1. In the document manager, tap Edit.

  2. When the documents begin to jiggle, tap the ones you want to delete.

  3. Tap Trash button, then tap Delete Documents.

    To cancel, tap anywhere in the document manager background, or tap Done.

Delete a document from your Mac or iCloud

  1. Locate the document on your Mac.

    To search for it, type part of the title in Spotlight (to open it, click the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner of your computer screen), then Command-click the document in the search results. The folder where it’s stored opens so you can select the file.

  2. Drag the document from its location to the Trash.

    The document isn’t deleted from your computer until you empty Trash.

If you don’t want to keep a document you haven’t saved yet, close the document, then click Delete in the save dialog that appears.

If you open an existing document, edit it, then decide you don’t want to keep any of your changes, you can revert the document to how it was when you opened it.