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Home > Tips > [Tips]How to Delete Email Account on iPhone 6/7/8 and iPhone X

[Tips]How to Delete Email Account on iPhone 6/7/8 and iPhone X

In the following article, we give you a step-by-step guide (with pictures) and show you how to delete email account on iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus and iPhone 8/X.

Updated Jan 18,2017 | by Niko

How to delete email account on iPhone ? In the following article, we give you a step-by-step guide (with pictures) on how to remove email account from iPhone 6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus, iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone SE, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/X.

Apple-iPhone-Email-Account-SetupiPhone offers you a simple user-friendly way to send and receive personal and business emails. If you do not want to receive, save emails or use the email account anymore or you just want to save some storage, you can consider removing the email account on your iPhone.

Deleting email account is different from deleting emails (you may want to know: How to Delete Multiple/All Emails on iPhone). If you delete your email accounts, then all of the data would be removed completely from your iPhone, including the email login information, mail settings, mail content, attachments (unless you've already downloaded) and etc. And there will be no notifications.

Regardless of some slight differences, the process of deleting email account on different iOS devices are almost the same. Have no ideas how to delete email account on iPhone? Please follow the steps below.

How Do I Remove An Email Account from My iPhone

Models: iPhone 6 with iOS 11.3

1. Go to "Settings" and open “Mail, Contacts, Calendars


2. All your email accounts will be listed, and choose the email account you want to delete (eg: Yahoo email account)


3. Tap “Delete Account” and confirm your option by tapping “Delete from My iPhone”. Remember that if you delete the email account, its calendars, reminders, and contacts will also be removed from your iPhone at the same time.


If you just want to disable receiving email without deleting the emails saved on iPhone, you can go to Settings -> Accounts & Passwords -> your email account to toggle the Email option off.

There is no harm or negative impact on deleting an email account from your iOS devices because you can always add your email accounts back again at any time when you need them again.

Will It Delete Emails from the Server?

While deleting email accounts from your iPhone, all your emails in the account will be deleted from your iPhone, but emails on the server will remain unchanged. If your email account is setup on other devices, you can still view the emails.

Delete iPhone Emails from Server

On previous versions of iOS, you can delete emails from the server. If you want to delete emails on your iPhone from the email server, you can go to Settings -> Accounts & Passwords -> your email account -> Advanced -> INCOMING SETTINGS and select the option Delete from Server.

Key Takeaways 

If you do not want to receive emails from one or more email accounts, you can disable the corresponding email account without deleting the saved emails on this iPhone. 

If you do need this email account and do want the correlated information associated with this account, you can easily delete email account on iPhone. To remove email account from iPhone 6 or other iPhone series does not deletes the account itself, nor will it delete emails from the server end In this case, so you can still use the account if you ever want to. 

Related reading:

Best Email Apps for iPhone and iPad

How to Delete Multiple/All Contacts on iPhone 6/6S/SE/7/8/X

What is the Other Data on iPhone, and How to Remove It?

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