Examples > Strings

String Remove Method

The remove() method of the String class allows you to remove a specific part of a String. It can be used with one or two arguments. With one argument, the string from that index to the end is removed. With two arguments, the first argument is the index of the start of the cut, and the second argument is the length of the cut.

In this example, the Arduino prints on the serial monitor a full string and the same string with a portion removed. Both ways of calling the method are demonstrated.

Hardware Required:

  • Arduino Board


There is no circuit for this example, though your Arduino must be connected to your computer via USB.

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  Example of the String remove() method

 Print on the serial monitor a full string, and then the string with a portion removed.
 Both removal methods are demonstrated.

 The circuit:
 No external components needed.

 created 10 Nov 2014
 by Arturo Guadalupi

 This example code is in the public domain.

String exString = "Hello World!";    // example string

void setup() {
  // Open serial communications and wait for port to open:
  while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for Leonardo only

  // send an intro:
  Serial.println("\n\nString remove() method example");

void loop() {
  // Print the initial string
  Serial.println("The full string:");

  // Removing from an index through the end
  exString.remove(7);   // Remove from from index=7 through the end of the string
  Serial.println("String after removing from the seventh index through the end");
  Serial.println(exString);  // Should be just "Hello W"

  // Removing only a portion in the middle of a string
  exString = "Hello World!";
  exString.remove(2, 6); // Remove six characters starting at index=2
  Serial.println("String after removing six characters starting at the third position");
  Serial.println(exString); // Should be just "Herld!"


    ; // no need to do it again

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