How to Delete an Email Account on the iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is a great device for viewing and managing your emails, but it is even more helpful if you are using it to manage multiple email accounts. You can choose to view all of your messages in one large combined inbox, or you can individually access each of your inboxes. However, email accounts can be somewhat disposable, particularly if you set up a work email account on your iPhone 5 and then switch jobs. Or maybe you have decided to migrate to just one email account and have set up forwarding from your older accounts to that one. But whatever the case may be, there are certainly occasions where you will find yourself wondering how to delete an email account on the iPhone 5. So read on below to learn how to do just that.


Removing Email Accounts on the iPhone 5


If it important to note that, before you perform this action, you are going to lose all of the data for that account that is currently stored on your phone. So if there are a few important emails that you cannot access any other way, it is a good idea to forward them to one of your other accounts that will remain active. Once you have taken care of preserving the data from your phone that you might need in the future, you can proceed with the following steps.


Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on the iPhone.

Open the iPhone 5 Settings menu

Open the iPhone 5 Settings menu


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

Select the "Mail, Calendars, Contacts" option

Select the “Mail, Calendars, Contacts” option


Step 3: Touch the email account that you want to delete.

Select the account that you want to delete

Select the account that you want to delete


Step 4: Tap the big red Delete Account button at the bottom of the screen.

Tap the "Delete Account" button

Tap the “Delete Account” button


Step 5: Tap the Delete Account button again to confirm that you wish to perform this action.

Confirm that you want to delete the email account

Confirm that you want to delete the email account


If you are using multiple email accounts on your iPhone 5, then you might be interested in knowing how to set the default email account. This is a useful trick if you find that you are constantly switching to a different account when you go to create a new message on your phone. newsletter
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