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Want to Delete a Sprint but can't find it

On a project, when i select the sprint drop down, i get one called "1.11" under suggested that shows as Active. I want to delete this sprint but now sure how.

When i go to the Scrum Board and Plan option, I don't see the sprint there.

5 answers

Figured it out!!!

If the sprint is active, I couldnt figure out how to delete it; if its a future sprint you can delete it!!! if its a current sprint you can find it and complete it. Here are the steps.

  1. Create a new issue (bug, story, whatever); 
    1. Give it a placeholder name "I am using this to find a sprint"
    2. in the sprint field, click on the sprint you want to delete
  2. In you JIRA Agile Board, Under Backlog, you will find the hidden sprint
  3. If its started click on "Complete Sprint"
  4. If its a future sprint, click on the "..." and you can delete the sprint

Thats it!

This really helped me. Thanks!

Like Wade Larson likes this

Thank you so much! It helped!

What a life-saver - thank you!

Just closed a handful of sprints that had been running for 8 years thanks to this life hack!

2 week sprints are better - just saying!

Holy 8 year Sprint! That would've driven me nuts! It drove me nuts after only a month or two.

Like Alex Ward likes this

Hahaha suffice to say the older sprints were not in use! It was just annoying me that they were in the list of active sprints!!

Cool, great for sharing!

Thanks, dude :)

Thanks a lot for this!!

THANKS!!! This was driving me nuts.

Thanks! Worked for us as well.

Finally I got rid of these Sprints!!! Thank you!

OMG! Tnx!!!! 

Solved my problem!! Thanks!!!

Looks like it does not work anymore in 2021...

Anyone has another suggestion?

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I've got sprints in that Suggested Sprints drop-down in Create Issue that has unstarted sprints from a year or more ago when people played with JIRA that I've deleted (because they were never active) … how do I make them go away?

I was trying to clean them out so they wouldn't clutter up the board and to prevent me accidentally putting issues in the wrong sprint. There should only be 2-3 items in that drop-down … the current active sprint, next week's sprint and the week after's.


You cannot delete the active sprint — if you want to remove it from Plan mode andWork mode, you will need to end it. Closed sprints cannot be deleted.

There is no direct way to delete a sprint. You can try to search all issues associated with the sprint 1.11 and then use bulk changes -> Edit -> Change Sprint to remove the sprint information.

This will remove the sprint from sprint report dropdown.

There are no issues under sprint. I searched for it and everything was removed. But if I go to the screen of creating a ticket, that has the sprint field, it's still under the drop down, under suggestion. (Saying it's active).

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