How do you delete an email account?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by mactipple, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. mactipple macrumors newbie

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    How on earth do you delete just a mail account on iOS? If I go to settings>mail,contacts,calendars I can see my iCloud and gmail accounts listed under "accounts". The only option I see is to delete the whole account, which will remove email but also all the other stuff like contacts and calendar. Is there a way to just get rid of the email part?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    I believe if you turn the switch of the Mail row to off, your email account will be removed.
     
  3. mactipple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, tried that but doesn't work
     
  4. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Delete the whole account. Re-add it. Disable Mail when adding it again and everything but Email will be there.
     
  5. mactipple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I tried that exactly as you said. However, when I go the mail app all the messages and folders are still there.
     
  6. roblawton macrumors 6502

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    Is it Gmail or iCloud you're looking to remove?

    Remember, iCloud is in two different places, so ensure you've switched off the 'Mail' toggle in both places.
     
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    That doesn't make sense. I recently did that process and before adding the account again I went to Mail.app and everything was wiped out.

    If it helps, stop by an Apple store and ask a genius to help you.
     
  8. mactipple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, at this point I think I will go to an Apple store.
     

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