How to Delete or Remove an Email Account from Your Apple iPhone

We've already covered how to add an email account to your iPhone, but if your Mail app gets too full, you might also like to know how to delete an email account on your iPhone. The Mail app on my iPhone has too many inboxes synced, and I'd like to remove my email account that I don't need to check very often, my first Gmail account. Whether you'd like to delete an Outlook account, a Yahoo account, or any other email service provider, though, the steps are the same. Let's get started learning how to remove an email account from your iPhone.

Related: How to Delete All Your Emails at Once on Your iPhone or iPad (Updated for iOS 13)

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These steps will work for iPhones 5s and later. If you're wondering, "what iPhone do I have?" we have you covered.

How to Delete an Email Account on Your iPhone

It only takes four steps to remove any email account from your iOS device.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Passwords & Accounts.

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  3. Tap the email account you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete Account.

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  5. Tap Delete from My iPhone to confirm. 

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That's it! Now you'll have one fewer email account synced with your iPhone's Mail app.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.