Decided to quit the app, but don’t know how to delete a Reddit account on your iPhone?
Our step-by-step guide will tell you everything you need to know.
How to Delete Reddit Account on iPhone
If you’re concerned about your privacy, then deleting your Reddit search history is enough. If you want to give up, Reddit allows users to deactivate their Reddit account through their iOS native mobile app.
The process is pretty straightforward!
1. Open the Reddit app on your iPhone
2. Tap on your avatar to open your profile menu
3. Select Settings
4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and under Support, click on Delete account
5. A new window will appear on your screen, asking whether you are sure that deleting your account is your final decision.
6. Next, you need to verify your identity by typing your username and password
7. After verifying your identity, type the reason why you have decided to leave Reddit
8. The last step would be the final verification to delete your account
How To Delete a Reddit Account Via Browser?
To delete a Reddit account through your browser, go through the following steps:
1.Open reddit.com on your web or mobile browser
2. Tap on the user profile icon (in the top right corner)
3. Click on the User Settings option, and you’ll be redirected to Account Settings
4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Delete Account
A new popup window will inform you that every action taken on the Reddit app will be disassociated and NOT deleted.
Additionally, you can list the reason for deleting your Reddit account. Then, you will need to type in your username and password and agree to “I understand that deleted accounts aren’t recoverable.”
5. Finally, click on Delete Account to finish the process.
Things to Consider Before Deleting a Reddit Account
So, there are a few things to keep in mind before you rush into getting your account deleted:
- Deleting your account does NOT mean that all your posts and comments on the app will be automatically deleted. Your comments are still visible.
- If you have a Reddit Premium Membership, deleting your account will NOT cancel your subscription plan. So, cancel your subscription before deleting your account.
- To delete your account, you must verify your identity by typing your username and password. But, not sure about either of the two things required? – Change your password beforehand and check your correct username.
Why Can’t I Delete a Reddit Account?
If you can’t delete your Reddit account, check a few things before hitting the Delete button.
- Double-check that you have typed your username and password correctly, as you cannot delete your account without verification.
- If you can’t delete your Reddit account from reddit.com, try deleting it on old.reddit.com.
- If you are deleting the account from the web browser, clear your browser’s cookie cache, disable browser extensions, or try deleting your account from Incognito mode.
Deleting your Reddit account is an irreversible action. If you are firmly set on deleting your account, you can always use the Reddit app on iOs. It makes the process more straightforward than the desktop web browser.
Keep in mind that if you want to seem like you’ve never used Reddit, delete all your activity on the app before deleting the account.
1. Does deactivating a Reddit account delete the posts too?
No! Every action taken on the app on your behalf will be disassociated, but it doesn’t delete your posts. If you want to get rid of a particular post, delete it before deactivating your account.
2. Can I temporarily deactivate my Reddit account?
No, temporarily deactivating your Reddit account is NOT an option. Once you deactivate Reddit, you lose access to your profile.