How To Remove Specific Item From Array In Javascript

WebSolutionStuff | Nov-03-2022 | Categories : jQuery

In this article, we will see how to remove a specific item from an array in javascript. We will use the indexOf() method and splice() method to remove the item from the array at a specific index in javascript. Here, we will find the index of the array you want to remove using the indexOf() method after that remove the index using the splice() method. Also, we will remove specific values from an array using the filter() method.

The indexOf() method returns the first index of the value in the string. The indexOf() returns -1 if value is not present in the string.

The splice() method is used to change the content of the array by removing or replacing an existing element and/or adding new elements. The splice() method overwrites the original array element.

The filter() method creates a duplicate of the given array. The filter() method doesn't change the original array and it doesn't execute the function for an empty array element.

So, let's see how to remove a specific item from an array in jquery.

Javascript Remove Specific Item From The Array


const array = [2, 3, 5];


const index = array.indexOf(3);
if (index > -1) { // only splice array when item is found
  array.splice(index, 1); // 2nd parameter means remove one item only

// array = [2, 5]


[ 2, 3, 5 ]

[ 2, 5 ]




The first function removes a single occurrence like removing the first match of 3 in a given array value [2,3,5,7,3,9,3]. And the second function is to remove all occurrences in a given array value.

function removeItemOnce(arr, value) {
    var index = arr.indexOf(value);
    if (index > -1) {
      arr.splice(index, 1);
    return arr;
  function removeAllItem(arr, value) {
    var i = 0;
    while (i < arr.length) {
      if (arr[i] === value) {
        arr.splice(i, 1);
      } else {
    return arr;
  // Usage
  console.log(removeItemOnce([2,3,5,7,3,9,3], 3))
  console.log(removeAllItem([2,3,5,7,3,9,3], 3))


[ 2, 5, 7, 3, 9, 3 ]

[ 2, 5, 7, 9 ]



var value = 3

var arr = [2,3,5,7,3,9,3]

arr = arr.filter(function(item) {
    return item !== value



[2, 5, 7, 9]


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