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

We've already covered how to add an email account to your iPhonehow to delete email from your iPhone, and how to delete instead of archive email messages. 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)

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

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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

Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.