How to Delete an Email Account on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Deleting an email account on your iPhone is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps. Whether you want to remove an unused email account or replace it with a new one, this guide will walk you through the process. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin, locate and tap on the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen. The Settings app is represented by a gear icon and is typically found on the first page of your apps.

Step 2: Scroll down and select ‘Mail’

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find the option labeled Mail. Tap on it to access your email settings.

Step 3: Choose ‘Accounts’

In the Mail settings menu, you will see a list of various options related to your email accounts. Look for and tap on Accounts. This section displays all of the email accounts currently configured on your iPhone.

Step 4: Select the Email Account to Delete

In the Accounts menu, you will see a list of all your email accounts. Locate and tap on the email account that you want to delete. This will open the settings for that specific account.

Step 5: Remove the Email Account

On the account settings screen, scroll down until you find an option labeled Delete Account. Tap on it to proceed with deleting your email account from your iPhone.


  • If you are using iOS 13 or later:
    • You will be presented with a confirmation pop-up. To confirm the deletion, tap on the Delete from My iPhone option.
  • If you are using iOS 12 or earlier:
    • A warning message will appear, informing you that deleting this account will remove all of its data from your iPhone. To proceed, tap on the Delete from My iPhone button.

Step 6: Account Deletion Complete!

Congratulations! You have successfully deleted the email account from your iPhone. You will no longer receive new emails or have access to any existing emails associated with this account on your device.


If you decide to use the same email account on your iPhone again in the future, you can simply add it back by following the steps outlined in our article on how to add an email account on iPhone.

In Conclusion

Deleting an email account from your iPhone is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following this guide, you can remove any unwanted or unused email accounts from your device quickly and easily.

Remember to double-check before deleting an account to ensure that you won’t lose any important data or access to necessary emails. Happy emailing!

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