How to Delete a Gmail Account on an iPhone 5

You can configure many different types of email accounts on your iPhone, including most of the more popular email providers. Among the email accounts that can be configured on an iPhone is a Gmail account.

But if you no longer use your Gmail account and do not want to see any more new messages for it on your iPhone, then you need to delete that Gmail account from your iPhone.

Remove Gmail from an iPhone

The tutorial below is meant to delete your Gmail account from your iPhone. That means that any emails, contacts, calendars, or notes on your iPhone will be deleted as well.

This is not the same as deleting your Gmail account entirely, however. You will still be able to access that Gmail account from a computer or another device. That account will just no longer be on the iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.

select the mail, contacts, calendars option

Step 3: Select the Gmail option underneath the Accounts option at the top of the screen.

how to delete a gmail account from the iphone

Step 4: Touch the Delete Account button at the bottom of the screen.

touch the delete account button

Step 5: Touch the Delete from my iPhone button again to confirm that you want to delete the Gmail account from your iPhone.

touch the delete from my iphone button

Now that you know how to delete a Gmail account on your iPhone, you can use these steps whenever you need to remove an account from the device.

If you change the password for an email account at any point, then you need to update it on your iPhone, too. Learn how to change an email account password on the iPhone.

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