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How to Delete Reddit Account on iPhone?

How To Delete Reddit Account On Iphone

Reddit, a popular website with a dedicated smartphone app where you can discuss any topic with other users, is fantastic to keep up with anything that interests you. Because of the large scale of the website, it might become a bit overwhelming to keep up with and clog up your iPhone notifications.

So how do you delete your Reddit account on an iPhone?

Quick Tutorial

You can delete your Reddit account through its iPhone app. This process gets called Deactivate Account. On the Reddit iPhone app, press your avatar on the upper left corner of the screen. Afterward, select Settings and then Deactivate Account. You might need to enter your password to proceed.

Although it is relatively simple to delete your Reddit account by deactivating it, there is more to it than said above. For starters, there are things to keep in mind before doing so, such as having to delete your posts manually. This method may not always work, which requires a bit of troubleshooting.

How Do I Delete A Reddit Account On iPhone?

The standard way of deleting your Reddit account on iPhone is through deactivating it on its dedicated iPhone app.

You need to know your Reddit password and username to follow this process, especially if you are not currently logged into the app. You can also deactivate your Reddit account on any internet browser installed on your iPhone through the Reddit website if the above method does not work.

A couple of essential things to take note of, which will be highlighted later in this post: 

  • You cannot reuse your old username if you create a new account.
  • You must manually delete your posts and comments before deleting your account.
  • Finally, you need to cancel your Reddit Premium subscription if you have one before deleting your Reddit account.

Deleting Reddit Account Through the iPhone app

Please follow these steps to delete your Reddit account by deactivating it on the iPhone app:

  1. First, open the Reddit iPhone app and sign in with your Reddit username and password if it asks you.
  2. Within the app, press on your avatar icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
    Click On Account Avatar Reddit
  3. Then press on Settings, located underneath Support, and lastly press on Deactivate Account.
  4. Your Reddit account has been deactivated and therefore deleted.

Deleting Reddit Account Through the Reddit Website

If the method above gives you problems, you may need to delete your Reddit account by deactivating it on the Reddit website in any internet browser installed on your iPhone. This process can usually be done on the modern Reddit website, but if it does not work, you may need to use the old Reddit website to deactivate your account.

Modern Reddit Website

  1. First, in any of your iPhone web browsers, visit www.reddit.com.
  2. Log into your Reddit account with your username and password.
  3. Press on Account Settings and scroll down to find the Deactivate Account section.
    Deleting Reddit Account In Browser
  4. Press on Deactivate Account.
    Deleting Reddit Account Last Step
  5. Enter your Reddit password if it asks for it.
  6. Your Reddit account has been deactivated and therefore deleted.

Old Reddit Website

  1. First, in any of your iPhone web browsers, visit old.reddit.com.
  2. Log into your Reddit account with your username and password.
  3. Go to Preferences and tap on the Deactivate tab.
  4. Enter your Reddit password and username when asked.
  5. Tap on Deactivate Account.
  6. Your Reddit account has been deactivated and therefore deleted.

What Happens To My Public Account Details?

After deleting your Reddit account, a few things happen. Firstly, you will not be able to use your username again if you create a new Reddit account. Secondly, your posts and comments remain if you have not manually deleted them before deleting your Reddit account.

Troubleshoot Reddit Account Deletion Issue

There are some things to note when deactivating your Reddit account, which is the process of deleting your Reddit account:

  • You need to manually delete your Reddit posts and comments before deactivating your account; otherwise, they will stay on the site after deleting your account.
  • You must cancel your Reddit Premium subscription if you have one before you deactivate your account. Your subscription will not get deleted upon deleting your Reddit account.
  • You need to know your Reddit account password to deactivate your Reddit account. If you have forgotten it, refer to the section titled: How Do I Retrieve My Reddit Password On iPhone If I Forget It? 
  • You need to know your Reddit account username to deactivate your Reddit account. If you are unsure of it or have forgotten it, refer to the section titled: How Do I Retrieve My Reddit Username On iPhone If I Forget It?
  • Occasionally you might have trouble deactivating your Reddit account if you have created your account with a Google or Apple account. In this case, first, unlink your Google and/ or Apple account. Refer to the section titled: Unlink My Google And/ Or Apple Account From Reddit?
  • If you struggle to delete your Reddit account, despite attempting all the steps above, try to delete your account from the Reddit website in your phone browser or the old version of the Reddit website at old.reddit.com. Refer to the section titled: Deleting Reddit Account Through the Reddit Website.

How Do I Retrieve My Reddit Username On iPhone If I Forget It?

You need to know your Reddit username to delete your account by deactivating your account. If you have forgotten your Reddit username, please follow the steps below – either through the iPhone Reddit app or website- to retrieve your username.

  1. On the Reddit app or website, accessible from any web browser on your iPhone, select username in the text Forgot your username or password.
  2. Upon doing so, enter the email address that you signed up with to retrieve your username.
  3. Your Reddit username will arrive in your email.

How Do I Retrieve My Reddit Password On iPhone If I Forget It?

You need to know your Reddit password to delete your account by deactivating your account. If you have forgotten your Reddit password, please follow the steps below – either through the iPhone Reddit app or website- to retrieve your password.

  1. In the Reddit app or website, accessible on any web browser on your iPhone, select password in the text Forgot your username or password.
  2. Upon doing so, enter your email address and username that you signed up with to receive an email to reset your password.
  3. Your Reddit password reset link will arrive in your email.
  4. Press on the link, enter your new password and confirm it by pressing Set Password.

Often if you have signed up to Reddit using your Google or Apple account, you need to unlink it to delete your Reddit account by deactivating it.

  1. Log into Reddit through its iPhone app or website.
  2. Navigate to User Settings, then press on Account Settings.
  3. Scroll to the Connected Accounts section.
  4. Press on Disconnect found next to the Google or Apple account you used to create your Reddit account.
  5. Your Google or Apple account is now disconnected.

Can I Retrieve My Reddit Account If I Deleted It On iPhone?

Unfortunately, you cannot retrieve your Reddit account once you delete it by deactivating it.

Conclusion

Deleting your Reddit account through deactivating it can quickly be done on an iPhone. Through the Reddit app, navigate to Settings and press Deactivate Account. Enter your Reddit password if prompted to do so.

If this does not work, you can delete your Reddit account through the Reddit website on any iPhone browser through a similar process.

Let us know in the comments below, if you had any problems with deleting your Reddit account.

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