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How to Delete Mail Accounts from Mail App on iPhone and iPad

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When you add your Google account to your iPhone or iPad in the Settings app, you add your Gmail account to the Mail app. If you prefer to use third-party email clients, you can remove email accounts from the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad.

Using the Settings app, you can sign out of any email account (including Gmail, Outlook, and iCloud), while continuing to use the account to sync notes, contacts, and more.

To do this, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad and go to the “Passwords and Accounts” section.

Tap Passwords & Accounts

Here you will see all the accounts you are logged in to. Tap an account to see its details.

Select the mail option

Next, tap the toggle next to the “Mail” option to disable email syncing. You will notice that the particular inbox will disappear from the Mail app.

Tap the toggle next to Mail

You can go back to the “Passwords and Accounts” section and follow the same process to remove email accounts from other services.

The process of disconnecting email accounts from the Mail app works for all third-party accounts. If you want to delete iCloud email account, the steps are slightly different.

Open the “Settings” app and tap on your Apple profile located at the top of the menu.

Select the profile in Settings

Here, tap on the “iCloud” option.

Select iCloud from Profile

Now scroll down and tap the toggle next to the “Mail” option.

Tap the toggle next to Mail in iCloud

Your iCloud email has now been disabled and will no longer appear in the Apple Mail app.

To confirm, you can open the “Mail” app again. Instead of seeing your usual inbox, you’ll see a welcome screen asking you to sign in to an account.

Mail app welcome screen

If you don’t like using the Mail app, we recommend the Gmail app. And if you want something with extra functionality and a better fit and finish, try the Spark app.


Sticking with the Mail app for one of your accounts? Try configuring email settings for a better experience.

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