The combined inbox in the iPhone’s mail app provides a convenient way for you to manage multiple email addresses at the same time.
But if one of the accounts that you have set up is older and really only receives spam or junk, then you might want to stop seeing those emails.
Our tutorial below will show you how to log out of mail on iPhone devices by changing a setting for that account on your device.
How to Sign Out of an Email Account on an iPhone 13
- Open Settings.
- Choose Mail.
- Select Accounts.
- Touch the account.
- Turn off Mail.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to log out of mail on iPhone devices, including pictures of these steps.
If you want to be able to see your emails and send emails to other people, then you need to set up an email account on your iPhone 13.
This lets the inbox for that account sync to your Mail app, where you can manage the emails from that account.
But if you have stopped using an email account that is synced to your iPhone, or you only need the contacts or calendars for that account, then you might be looking for a way to stop receiving those email messages.
You can sign out of mail on an iPhone by going to Settings > Mail > Accounts > selecting the account > then turning off Mail.
Once you have disabled the option to use the mail feature of your email account, it will remove all of the messages from your inboxes.
Our tutorial continues below with additional information on how to log out of mail on iPhone 13.
Once you sign out of your email account you might need to know the password later. Our guide on how to save passwords on iPhone 13 can make this much simpler.
How to Stop Receiving an Email Account’s Messages on an iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail option.
On some other versions of iOS you may need to choose the Passwords & Accounts option here instead of the Mail option.
Step 3: Touch the Accounts button.
If you don’t see an “Accounts” option on this screen then you need to go back to the previous screen and choose “Passwords & Accounts.”
Step 4: Choose the email account for which you would like to stop receiving mail on your iPhone.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Mail to turn it off.
Now that you know how to log out of mail on iPhone 13, you can take control over which of the accounts on your device are able to download and sync email messages to the Mail inbox.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion on how to change mail account settings on an iPhone.
More Information on Managing Email Accounts on an iPhone 13
You will notice when you select the email account that there are other options on that screen as well. This can include things like contacts, calendars, and more. If you would still like to use the features associated with your account, then you can keep these turned on. If not, then you can turn them off, too.
At the bottom of that account screen is an option to “Delete Account.” If you would like to completely remove the account from your device and not be able to sign back in without setting the account up again from scratch, then you can choose that option instead.
Note that if you select iCloud from the list of accounts on this screen it is going to open a separate iCloud account page. Here you will be able to make adjustments to other iCloud settings that you don’t see if you pick a Gmail, Yahoo, or other non-iCloud account.
Signing out of or deleting an account from your iPhone won’t affect your ability to use that account on other devices, like an iPad or your computer. It simply stops syncing information from the account to your iPhone.
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