Uber is a one of the most popular transport service (to get a ride/taxi) across the world – not just the US. So, there could be several reasons to why you want to delete Uber. May be you are not satisfied with the service, frustrated with regular price surges, or may be you find their privacy policies fishy (Uber was tracking users after the ride, then decided to stop). Whatever be the problem, you could always find alternatives to Uber anytime (Like nemesis Lyft) because it is not the only one around.


If that is the case, you need to know how to delete your Uber account or simply delete the Uber app to discontinue using it.

Note: Deleting Uber app does not deactivate your account. So, you need to separately delete the account either through the app or via a browser.

How To Delete Your Uber Account?: On A Smartphone

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In case you missed the buzz, deleting an Uber account got a lot easier few months back (April). So, if you haven’t udpated the app, you should really do it.

To delete your Uber account, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Launch the Uber app on your smartphone.
  2. Now, tap on the hamburger menu icon at the top-left corner to find the menu.
  3. Head to the Settings now.
  4. Scroll down to find the “Privacy Settings” option.
  5. After you are in, you can observe – “Delete Your Account” listed at the bottom of the screen. Simply tap on it.
  6. You will now be asked to verify the password for your account. Make sure to enter the valid credential to proceed.
  7. Finally, you will be asked to share the reason why you thought of deleting the Uber account. Fill it in if you want them to know and improve.

It is done! The account has been permanently deactivated but not deleted. As per Uber’s policies, it deletes your account only after 30 days of your request. So, even if you sent the request accidentally, you can also recover your Uber account.

How To Delete Your Uber Account?: On A Web Browser

In case you’ve already deleted the app from your smartphone and don’t want to install it again – you can utilize the web browser on your phone or the desktop. To delete your uber account from a web browser, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Head to thisofficial help page on Uber.com.
  2. Once loaded up, you should be seeing a “Sign in to get help” button as shown in the image below.how to delete uber account
  3. Click on the button that says “Sign in to get Help” and then proceed signing in.
  4. After you are in, the page should refresh and you would observe a form to send the request to delete your Uber account as shown in the image below.how to delete uber account
  5. Fill in the details and submit the request, you are done!

How To Delete Your Uber App?: iPhone
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In case you do not want to permanently delete your Uber account but just want to discontinue using it, you can simply delete your Uber app from your phone.

If you have an iPhone, follow the steps below:

  1. Find the Uber icon on your homescreen.
  2. Tap and hold the icon till all the icons start moving and present a “X” sign next to the install app icons as shown in the image above.
  3. Tap on the “X” – delete icon – to uninstall the app. You may be asked for a confirmation, confirm it to delete your uber app.

How To Delete Your Uber App?: Android

If you are having an Android smartphone, you can simply tap and hold the icon from the homescreen or in the app drawer to observe an uninstall option poping out at the top of the screen. You need to just slide the icon to the uninstall option. And, then you will be prompted whether or not to uninstall the Uber app. For reference, we have included an image below.

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Wrapping Up

Now you know everything you need to know about deleting your Uber account or the app. If you want to simply discontinue the service for a while, delete the uber app. In either case, if you want to completely boycott Uber and use something else, then you should consider deleting your Uber account. Do you like the service offered by Uber at your country? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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