Deleting accidentals

You can delete accidentals according to their type and you can delete all accidentals from a selection of notes with different accidentals at the same time. This changes the pitch of the selected notes.


These steps do not apply to cautionary accidentals, such as those shown on natural notes that follow the same notes with an accidental but in a different octave. In Dorico for iPad, you can only hide, show, or parenthesize cautionary accidentals individually.


  1. In Write mode, select the notes whose accidentals you want to delete.
  2. Delete accidentals in any of the following ways:
    • To delete naturals, press 0.

    • To delete flats, press -.

    • To delete sharps, press =.

    • Click the button of the accidental in the Notes panel.


The corresponding accidentals are deleted from the selected notes. This changes their pitch. For example, deleting the sharp from a G turns it into G.

  • Deleting accidentals causes accidentals to appear on any subsequent notes of the same pitch in the same bar. The pitches of selected notes are indicated by depressed keys in the Keyboard panel.

  • To delete accidentals from a selection of notes with different accidentals, we recommend that you revert them all to natural by pressing 0 or clicking Natural in the Notes panel. This is because re-inputting an accidental over a selection of notes with different accidentals adds that accidental to every note in the selection. For example, two Gs followed by two Gs become four Gs if you re-input a sharp. If you click Sharp or press = twice, all accidentals are deleted.