How to Remove Highlighted Text in a PDF on iPad

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1. Open the PDF document in Highlights

Locate and tap the PDF file you want to open in the Highlights document browser:

iPad displaying Highlights document browser.

The PDF opens in a document scene:

iPad displaying a PDF document open in Highlights

2. Tap on the highlighted text you want to remove

This will bring up the annotation popover:

Annotation popover

3. Tap the trash button in the annotation popover

The highlight is removed from the PDF and the highlighted text and any attached comment no longer appears in your notes.

If you instead want to highlight a different part of the text you can follow this guide.