How to Delete a Yahoo Email Account on the iPhone

Managing multiple email accounts can be a hassle, especially if they are all on your phone and you get a lot of messages. Therefore you might be wondering how to delete a Yahoo account from your iPhone if you’ve switched to Gmail or Outlook.

It is very easy to create a new email account with popular providers like Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail or Outlook. So if you are having a problem with an existing Yahoo Mail account on your iPhone and have switched to a new provider, you may no longer be using the old Yahoo account.

But you are probably still receiving emails to that account, which you no longer want to see on your iPhone. And if you are running into storage space issues on your iPhone, then deleting the Yahoo account that you aren’t using anymore can be a simple way to free up some space. So follow our tutorial below to learn how to delete that yahoo account from your iPhone.

If you are running out of space, check out our handy guide on deleting items from the iPhone.

How to Delete a Yahoo Account on an iPhone (Newer iOS Versions)

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Mail.
  3. Select Accounts.
  4. Choose your Yahoo account.
  5. Tap Delete Account.
  6. Select Delete Account again.

Our article continues below with additional information on deleting a Yahoo account on your iPhone, including steps for how to perform that action in older versions of iOS.

Deleting Yahoo Email from an iPhone (Older iOS Versions)

The steps below were performed in iOS 7 on an iPhone. The process is nearly identical on earlier versions of iOS, but your screen will look different than the images below. If your iPhone is compatible with iOS 7, you can read this article to learn how to update to iOS 7.

Note that deleting your Yahoo email account from your iPhone will not delete your Yahoo email account. You will still be able to access it from a Web browser or from other devices on which the account is synced.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

touch the settings icon

Step 2: Scroll down and touch the Mail, Contacts, Calendars button.

touch the mail, contacts, calendars button

Step 3: Select the Yahoo account that you want to delete.

select the Yahoo account

Step 4: Touch the Delete Account button.

how to delete a Yahoo Mail account on the iPhone

Step 5: Touch the Delete Account button again to confirm that you want to remove your Yahoo Mail account from the iPhone.

touch the delete account button

Are you removing your Yahoo Mail account because you have switched to Gmail? This article will show you how to add your Gmail account to the iPhone.

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