How To Delete Reddit Account on iPhone and Android

A man trying to delete his account by typing the password using his phone

Have you decided to delete your Reddit account on your iPhone or Android and remove all your data? But you don’t know how to do it?

Reddit is somehow like the social media platforms you use such as Instagram and Facebook.

But it’s a community and forum website where most people talk about trending topics and solve issues.

Now if you were using Reddit and you decided to delete your account for any reason it will be permanent.

So there are some factors you have to consider when you are going to deactivate or delete your account.

The most important thing is removing your Reddit data before deactivating it.

Or you can keep your data without deletion if you want.

Today I will show you how to delete Reddit account on your iPhone and Android phone.

How To Delete Reddit Account on iPhone and Android

To delete your Reddit account on iPhone, open the Reddit app and go to “Settings”, then tap on “Help Center” to deactivate and delete your Reddit account.

You can do it with your mobile app without using your phone’s browser.

So when you open the app and go to the help center you can do it from there.

Just be sure that you know your account login credentials.

1.Open the “Settings” on your Reddit app

Open the Reddit app on iPhone and go to the Settings page

First, open your Reddit app on your iPhone or Android.

Then tap on your profile picture at the top left of the screen.

A new popup will show up, tap on “Settings” at the bottom of the popup.

Then the settings page will open.

2.Go to the Reddit help center

Go to the Reddit Help Center

After opening the settings page scroll down to the bottom.

Then tap on “Help Center” to go to the Reddit FAQ page.

Now you will be redirected to the Reddit Help Center and FAQ page through a new tab.

So here you will start the process to delete your Reddit account, where it’s on iPhone or Android.

3.Search for “How do I deactivate my account?”

Search on how to delete and deactivate Reddit account on Help Center using iPhone

When you are already on the Reddit help page.

Tap on the search bar and search for “How do I deactivate my account?”.

Then you will see multiple options on the search suggestions.

So tap on the question you searched.

Now you will be redirected to the “Deactivation” process page.

Tap on Account Settings link to delete Reddit account

On the deactivation page, read carefully the deactivation rules.

Then make sure that you want to delete your account.

Now you can delete your Reddit account on your iPhone or Android by scrolling down until you see the “On reddit.com” headline.

So tap on “Account Settings”.

5.Login to your Reddit account again

Singing in again to the account

When you tap on the “Account Settings” you will be redirected to the settings page of your Reddit account.

So you have first to put your username and password to login.

As we already said, you have to remember your credentials to login.

Otherwise, you will not be able to delete your Reddit account.

You can choose to login with Facebook or Gmail.

Then tap on “Continue” to stay on the browser tap.

Now tap on the three lines at the top Reddit page, then go to settings again.

6.Delete and Deactivate your Reddit account

Delete and Deactivate Reddit account on iPhone

Once you’ve logged in, you will be able to see your Reddit page settings.

So scroll down to the bottom.

Then on your iPhone or Android tap “DEACTIVATE ACCOUNT” to delete your Reddit permanently.

A new popup will open so you have to put your username and password again.

Now check the box to accept deleting your account permanently, then tap on “DEACTIVATE”.

Finally, your Reddit account will be deactivated and deleted permanently.

FAQ

Is Deactivating Reddit the Same as Deleting

Deactivating your Reddit account means deleting it.

There is no way to deactivate only your account or only delete it.

Deactivate Reddit = Delete Reddit.

So deactivating your account means disassociating your Reddit username from your posts and comments but (keep them).

Does Deleting a Reddit Account Delete All the Posts

No, deleting your Reddit account doesn’t delete Reddit posts or comments.

You have to delete them individually.

Otherwise, your posts and comments will remain available on Reddit without your username on it.

What Happens When You Deactivate Your Reddit Account

When you delete your Reddit account using your Android or iPhone, this is what happens:

  • Your posts and comments will be posted anonymously, so when people see your posts, they will see “[deleted]” at the place of your name.
  • You will not be able to reactivate your account again (It will be deleted permanently).
  • If you have a Reddit premium account, your subscription will not be cancelled. Make sure to unsubscribe before deleting your Reddit account.
  • Your username will become unavailable.
  • You will lose access to your account comments and history.
  • Reddit administrators won’t be able to reactivate your account again.
  • You can create another account with the same email you deactivate your Reddit with.

Conclusion

Reddit is a fun website that helps you communicate and share knowledge with other people around the world.

However, they have strict rules regarding the deactivation and deletion of accounts.

So today you’ve learned how to delete your Reddit account on iPhone and Android.

Now, before deleting your Reddit account, you have to make sure to take a complete look at your account activity.

Then delete your Reddit data like comments, posts manually and finally deactivate your account.

Further Reading

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