Creating a new email account with a service like Gmail is something that you can accomplish in just a few minutes. Due to the ease of this process and the frequency with which email accounts can become targets of spam, it’s possible that you have multiple email accounts. If all of those accounts are on your iPhone SE and you don’t need them, then you may be wondering how to delete one from the device.
If you have multiple email accounts, then it’s pretty common to want to put all of them on your iPhone. This gives constant access to the inboxes for those accounts, which can help to ensure that you never miss an important email.
But one of your accounts might receive a lot of spam, or it may be an account that you use exclusively to sign up for newsletters. If that is the case, then the constant influx of emails coming to that account might not be worth the notifications, persistent badge app icon, and consumed storage space that can come along with an email account when you put it on your iPhone. Fortunately, you can follow the steps in this tutorial to delete an email account from your iPhone SE.
How to Delete an iPhone SE Email Account
- Open Settings.
- Choose Mail.
- Select Accounts.
- Touch the account to delete.
- Tap Delete Account.
- Tap Delete from My iPhone to confirm.
Our article continues below with additional information on deleting an email account from an iPhone SE, including pictures of these steps.
How to Delete an Email Account – Apple iPhone SE (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, in iOS 10.3.2. These steps will also work on other iPhone models using iOS 10, as well as newer versions of iOS, such as iOS 14.
Note that deleting an email account in this manner will delete the Inbox and the associated messages from your device as well. However, this will not delete the email account from any other devices, nor will it cancel your email account. If you wish to cancel your email account, then you need to do it with the email provider.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail option.
Step 3: Touch the Accounts button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Select the email account that you want to delete.
Step 5: Touch the Delete Account button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 6: Tap the Delete from My iPhone button to confirm that you wish to delete the account and all of its data from your device.
More Information on How to Delete an Email Account from an iPhone SE
Deleting an email account in this way is only going to prevent you from accessing the account through the default Mail app on the iPhone. You will still be able to sign in to the account in a browser like Safari or Chrome, and you will still be able to use third-party mail apps like Gmail or Outlook. Additionally, you can always add the account back to the device in the future.
As mentioned previously, deleting an email account from your iPhone is not going to delete the account entirely. You will still be able to access your email account from a computer or another device until you choose to cancel the email account with the email provider.
You will notice in the steps above that there is a screen where you can see all of the features of an email account that are currently syncing to your device. You can toggle these on or off as needed. For example, you could turn off the Mail option if you don’t want to receive emails to that account anymore, but you could leave the Contacts and Calendars settings turned on if you would still like to use those features.
You won’t be able to delete the iCloud email account from your iPhone if it is the iCloud account that is associated with your Apple ID.
Deleting your email account is just one of several steps that you can take to clear space on your iPhone. This guide will show you some other options that can help you gain more storage space for new apps and files.
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