How to Remove Contacts from Share Sheet on iPhone or iPad

How to Remove Contacts from the Share Sheet on iPhone

Do you want to remove contacts from Share Sheet in iOS 13? Apple has tweaked the Share Sheet in the present iOS. You may find it useful or be annoyed by it. If you fall in the latter category, this article will help you to fix it. I’m going to help you to get rid of following types of contacts from the Share Sheet on your iPhone or iPad:

How to Remove Messages Contacts from Share Sheet on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Decide which contact is showing in the Share Sheet that you have to remove. In the image below, I wish to remove Payal.

Contact is showing in Share Sheet that you want to remove on iPhone

Step #2. Open Messages app.

Step #3. Swipe right to left the person’s chat and tap Delete. Confirm the action.

Open Messages app Swipe right to left that person's chat and tap Delete on iPhone

Step #4. Go back to the Share Sheet. You will see that the contact does not show up. In the image below, you can see that the icon for Payal isn’t there.

In Share Sheet you does not show up that contact on iPhone

Note: If you still see the person’s contact, force close the app where the Share Sheet was open. Now launch that app and tap on the share icon.

Drawbacks of Removing Message Contacts from Share Sheet on iPhone: The main disadvantage is that you have to delete the entire conversation. As of now, this is the only resolution aside from turning iMessage completely off from Settings.

It seems like Apple is forcing people to use iMessage, and thus there is no straightforward way to turn off contacts in iOS13 Share Sheet.

How to Remove AirDrop Contacts from Share Sheet on iPhone and iPad

To remove AirDrop Contacts from showing up, the only solution currently available is to completely turn off one or both out of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This is because AirDrop uses a combination of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to function.

Remove AirDrop Contacts from Share Sheet on iPhone

Note: Many websites suggest that enabling ‘Receiving Off’ for AirDrop from Control Centre would remove AirDrop contacts from showing up in the Share Sheet. In the latest version of iOS, this does not seem to work.

Step #1. Open the Settings app and tap on either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Step #2. Turn it off.

Settings app then tap on Bluetooth toggle for On/Off on iPhone

Now you won’t see AirDrop contact in the Share Sheet on your iPhone/Pad.

You won't see AirDrop contact in Share Sheet on iPhone

Remove Telegram Contacts from Share Sheet on iPhone and iPad

Finally, if you have issues with Telegram contacts showing here, the lone option you have is to uninstall the Telegram app. Deleting a conversation won’t help. You may, however, visit their website and ask the developers to remove this option in a future update.

Signing off…

I understand that the ways listed above are not solutions but rather workarounds. Apple is a resilient company, and until it provides an accessible toggle to turn frequently contacted suggestion off, we will have to resort to such tricks.

I am signing off with the hope that this how-to was able to address your concern. Here are some more exciting things you may like to read next.

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