How to Remove an Email Account from Your iPhone or iPad


Maybe you’ve got an old email address from college that you no longer use. Or, maybe you thought it would be a good idea to connect your work email to your personal iPhone or iPad, and now your work emails are overwhelming your inbox. No matter the reason, if you added an email address connected to your iPhone or iPad that you want to remove, Apple makes it easy to do that.

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Steps to Remove an Email Account from Your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. You’ll land on your Settings screen.
  2. Scroll down this menu and then tap the “Mail” option. The Mail screen is displayed.

  1. Tap “Accounts.” The Accounts screen is shown, where you’ll see a list of all of the email accounts you’ve added to your Apple iPhone or iPad.

  1. Tap the email address you want to remove from your device. The information screen for that email account is shown.
  2. Tap “Delete Account.” A Delete Account window pops up at the bottom of the screen letting you know that deleting this account will remove its data from your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Tap “Delete Account” again.

A Deleting icon will appear briefly on your device’s screen while the email account is removed. After the email account is removed, you’ll be routed back to the Accounts screen where you’ll no longer see this email account in the list.

Reasons to Consider Removing an Email Account from Your iPhone or iPad

1. Security

When it comes to our personal information, security is always a top concern. This is especially true when it comes to our email accounts, which can contain sensitive and private information. If you suspect that your email account has been compromised or you simply no longer want to use it, removing it from your iPhone or iPad is a smart move. By doing so, you can prevent unauthorized access to your email and protect your personal information.

Removing an email account from your device is a simple process, but it can have a big impact on your overall security. Without the account on your device, you won’t have to worry about anyone gaining access to your emails or contacts. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that your personal information is secure and protected.

So, if you’re concerned about the security of your email account, consider removing it from your iPhone or iPad. It’s a quick and easy way to protect your information and ensure that only you have access to your emails.

2. Storage

As we use our devices for more and more tasks, storage space can quickly become a precious commodity. If you have a large number of emails in one or more accounts, it can take up a significant amount of storage on your iPhone or iPad. This can lead to performance issues and slow down your device.

If you’re running low on storage space, removing an email account can free up some valuable space. This is especially true if you have an account that you no longer use or need. By removing it, you’ll be able to reclaim storage space for other apps and files.

In addition to freeing up storage space, removing an email account can also help you stay more organized. With fewer accounts to manage, you’ll have a clearer picture of your overall email situation and can focus on the accounts that are most important to you.

3. Organization

Speaking of organization, removing an email account from your iPhone or iPad can be a great way to streamline your email management. If you have multiple accounts on your device, it can be difficult to keep track of them all. By removing an account that you no longer use or need, you can simplify your email situation and make it easier to stay on top of your messages.

This can also help you avoid confusion or accidentally sending emails from the wrong account. By keeping only the accounts that are most important to you, you can ensure that you’re always sending messages from the correct email address.

4. Privacy

Privacy is another important consideration when it comes to our email accounts. If you share your device with others or simply want to keep your personal email separate from work or other accounts, removing an email account is a good way to protect your privacy.

Without the account on your device, you won’t have to worry about anyone accessing your emails or contacts. This can be especially important if you have sensitive or confidential information in your emails.

By removing an email account, you’ll also be able to ensure that your personal and work emails don’t get mixed up. This can help you stay more organized and focused, both in your personal and professional life.

5. Technical Issues

Finally, there are times when removing an email account is necessary to address technical issues. If you’re experiencing problems with syncing or connectivity, removing and re-adding the account can sometimes help resolve the issue.

This is because removing the account clears out any old settings or data that may be causing problems. When you re-add the account, it starts fresh and can sometimes fix the issue.

While this may not always be the solution to your technical problems, it’s worth trying if you’re experiencing issues with your email account on your iPhone or iPad. By taking this step, you may be able to save yourself time and frustration in the long run.

About Max

Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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