How to remove an email account from your iPhone in 5 simple steps

You can manage your email accounts in the

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You can manage your email accounts in the “Passwords & Accounts” section of your iPhone’s settings.
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The Apple Mail app is a versatile app that allows you to view all of your email accounts in one place. When you find yourself no longer using an account, however, you can simply remove it through the Settings app on your iPhone.

Most people have multiple email accounts, and at the bare minimum have a personal account and a work account. Apple‘s Mail app allows you to sync these together – which you can also do on Outlook or Gmail – instead of downloading the separate apps for each.

To remove an email address, you can access account details in your Settings app. From there, you can also choose what data you’d like to sync the account with – including your calendars and contacts.

If you ever want to add an email account back, you can easily do so from your iPhone. You can also do this from your iPad.

Here’s how to remove an account.

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How to remove an email account from your iPhone

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Scroll down and tap on “Passwords & Accounts” from the fifth list of tabs.

The “Passwords and Accounts” tab in your Settings.

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The “Passwords and Accounts” tab in your Settings.
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3. Here you’ll find your account details, including a list of linked email accounts that you can sync with your Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps.

4. Tap the account you’d like to delete from the “Accounts” tabs list. This will bring you to the email account’s details page, where you can choose to sign out or sync it with other devices.

Choose an account from the list of your accounts.

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Choose an account from the list of your accounts.
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5. Toggle off the Mail button to remove the account from your Mail app, or tap the red “Delete Account” text at the bottom of the list and cofirm the deletion in the pop-up window to remove the account from your device altogether.

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Tap “Delete Account” to remove the email account from your device.
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