Perhaps you’re tired of using YouTube. If that’s the case, you’ve arrived at the right place. Our guide will demonstrate how to delete your YouTube account, including your channel and content, with a few simple steps.
Before we begin, it’s crucial to understand that while there are a few simple ways to delete your account, these actions are irreversible. Removing specific components of your online history will permanently erase them, and there is no way to recover them.
If you’re comfortable with this knowledge and changing your YouTube account name won’t solve your issue, then continue reading.
Just YouTube or Google Too?
Considering that Google accounts are interconnected across various services, you have different options for eliminating your account. You can delete your YouTube channel, which erases all your videos, comments, messages, and playlists, while leaving your entire account intact. Alternatively, you can choose to delete your Google account entirely.
Take a moment to consider which route suits you best. If you wish to delete your YouTube channel and its content (but not your Google account), follow one of the methods below:
How to Delete Your YouTube Channel on Desktop
Step 1: Sign in to YouTube Studio using your channel’s account. Access the Settings option on the left side of the screen.
Step 2: On the next screen, choose Channel and then select the Advanced settings tab.
Step 3: Scroll down until you see the Remove YouTube content option under Advanced settings. Click on it, and another tab will open, prompting you to sign in to your account again. Sign in as requested.
Step 4: Click on the option labeled “I want to permanently delete my content.” This will expand into two brief explanations of the consequences of this decision, with check boxes next to each explanation. Read these explanations carefully, and if you still want to delete your content, select both check boxes.
Step 5: If you are absolutely sure about deleting your YouTube channel, click on the blue “Delete my content” button.
How to Delete Your YouTube Channel on Android
If you prefer to delete your YouTube channel using the mobile app on your Android device, follow these instructions:
Step 1: Open the YouTube app on your device. Tap on your Profile picture icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Select “Manage your Google account.”
Step 2: Choose “Data and privacy.”
Step 3: Scroll down until you find the “Download or delete your data” section. Within this section, select “Delete a Google service.”
Step 4: You will be prompted to log into your account. After logging in, you will have the option to download your data before deleting your YouTube channel. If desired, choose “Download your data.” If you’re ready to delete your YouTube channel, tap on the Trash can icon next to YouTube.
Step 5: You will be asked to log in again. After doing so, tap on the option labeled “I want to permanently delete my content.” This will expand into two explanation sections that detail the ramifications of this decision, with a check box next to each section. Carefully read the explanations, and select both check boxes if you understand and still wish to delete your YouTube channel.
Step 6: When you’re ready to delete your YouTube channel, tap on the blue “Delete my content” button.
How to Delete Your YouTube Channel on iOS
Deleting your YouTube channel on iOS is straightforward and can be done directly within the YouTube app. Just follow these steps:
Step 1: From the home screen, tap on your Profile icon in the top-right corner and select “Manage your Google account.”
Step 2: Click on “Data and personalization” from the top tab. Scroll down and click “Delete a service or your account.”
Step 3: From there, you can choose to delete individual services or your entire Google account. To delete your YouTube channel, select “Delete a Google service.” You will be prompted to enter your password.
Step 4: After entering your password, tap the Trash can icon next to YouTube, and all of your data will be permanently removed.
That’s it! Your YouTube account is now successfully deleted.
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