How to Delete Email Account on iPhone

Setting up your email on your iPhone or iPad is really convenient to manage multiple emails, add signatures and etc. However, when you do not want to keep using your current email account or you are going to remove a certain account from the device, what you need to do is to delete the email account on iPhone.

In order to achieve the goal without any loss of important data, you have to follow the correct steps. And here you can find the most comprehensive guides about deleting email accounts on your iPhone/ iPad. If you are interested with this topic, please read on and learn more details.

Delete Email Account on iPhone

How to Delete Email Account on iPhone

Part 1. How to delete an email account on your iPhone and iPad

First and foremost, what you have to know is that deleting an email account will swipe out all the content, such as the mail settings, login details, drafts, notifications as well as emails. So you have to make an up-to-date backup of your iPhone before you start deleting all emails on your iPhone.

Thus, to make everything is all right, you'd better use a professional data backup program to help you make a manual backup. Aiseesoft iOS Data Backup & Recovery can help you backup and recover all content and settings on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, including photos, videos, messages as well as your email accounts and so on.

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After you have backed up data from your email account on iPhone, it is time to delete an email on your iPhone. No matter you want to clear some unnecessary emails from your iOS device, or you are willing to free up more storage space, just follow the detailed steps below to delete emails on your iPhone/ iPad:

Step 1: Open Settings app
Launch Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, scroll down through the page and choose "Mail, Contacts, Calendar" option.
Step 2: Select a certain email account
Choose and click a specific email account that you are going to get rid of in the "Account" section, and check the detailed info about this selected email account, such as the email address and etc.
Email account delete
Step 3: Clear an email account
Then simply click on the red button of "Delete Account", and confirm your deletions by clicking it again to delete the email account.
Step 4: No email in the deleted account
It is done. Now you will find the mailbox of this deleted account is no longer available, and you are not able to access any email in this account.
Delete email account

One thing to illustrate, you will not lose this email account actually after deleting it from your iPhone or iPad. If you need it again in the future, you are able to add it back again to your iOS device.

Part 2. How to disable an email account on your iPhone and iPad

If you just want to disable the certain email account but not delete it on your iPhone, iPad, follow the general steps below to make it:

Step 1: Launch Settings app
First of all, open Settings app from the home screen of your iOS device, which is a gear icon on the grey background.
Step 2: Tap on "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
Next, scroll up the page until you can see the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" option. Simply tap it to enter the email page.
Step 3: Select an email account to delete
Here you are able to see a list of your email accounts. Find and locate the one email account that you are going to disable.
Step 4: Disable the email account
On the Mail option, switch the button from green to white and you have managed to disable the selected email account.
Disable account

Note: If you want to enable the email account again, just toggle the Mail option to "On".

Besides deleting email accounts, if you are going to delete some or all cache, unwanted history, downloaded files and other files on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, FoneEraser should be a nice choice for you to take into considerations.

Part 3. How to erase email data on iPhone and iPad

Aiseesoft FoneEraser is one of the most useful and professional utilities. It should be a good choice to help you delete everything, such as photos, videos, password, videos, text messages, call history and email accounts permanently and thoroughly on iOS device.

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Steps to delete email data on iPhone

Step 1: Install FoneEraser on your computer
Free download the email account eraser software and install it on your computer. Then connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer with a USB cable. Launch the software to detect your iOS device.
Connect Your Device to Computer
Step 2: Choose an erasing level
There are three erasing levels available, Low, Middle and High. The Low level ensures you to quickly erase all email account data on your iPhone.
Different Erasing Levels
Step 3: Delete email data
When you are ready, click the Start button to delete email account and other data on your iPhone. Then you are required to enter 0000 to confirm the erasing, and click the Erase button to start deleting email account and data on your iPhone.

Part 4. FAQs of deleting email account on iPhone

Will I lose my emails if I delete my account?

Yes. Deleting Gmail account won’t delete your Google account completely, but will delete all the email you have saved at that email. Once your Gmail account has been deleted, you will never able to receive or send email from the account.

Does deleting email account on iPhone delete contacts?

Yes. When you delete your email account, you also permanently delete all the contacts on that email account.

How do I permanently delete emails from Outlook?

You can delete email messages from the Inbox folder permanently. Open the Inbox folder, select to highlight the email messages in the Inbox folder that you will delete permanently, and press the Shift + Delete keys at the same time. Open the Inbox folder, select to highlight the email messages in the Inbox folder that you will delete permanently, and press the Shift + Delete keys at the same time.


This passage is an ultimate guidance about how to delete an email account on iPhone/iPad. You can learn not only the correct method to clear emails on your iOS device, but also disable a certain email account from this tutorial.

Have you managed to get rid of emails on your iPhone? Please tell your experience. If you have any troubles in the deleting process, you can also share them in the comment. Do not forget to share this passage on your social website with your friends if you like this article!

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