Delete an Email Account from an iPad or iPhone

Last Updated on May 14, 2020 by Next Century

Email accounts accessed through the Mail app are managed not from Mail, but from iOS. So to add or remove an account, you will need to go through the Settings app, not the Mail app.

Note: This guide is for Apple iOS 12

To remove an email account from your iPhone Mail app, follow this basic procedure:

  • Go to Settings

  • Select Passwords & Accounts

    Note: In earlier versions of iOS, tap ​Mail or Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then open Accounts

  • Select the email account you want to remove

  • Select Delete Account

  • To confirm, tap Delete Account or, in some cases, tap ​Delete from My iPhone.

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