Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to close your account with the service, find out what happens with your information after you’ve closed your account, as well as see how you can download a copy of your data and request other personally identifiable information they may have about you.
It’s been a while since we posted in our Account Deletion series, which deals with terminating accounts on popular services from brands like Apple, Google, PayPal, Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, Twitter, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and many others. In this tutorial, you will learn how to close and terminate your personal account on Yahoo along with personal information and settings associated with it.
We’ll also show you how to remove your child’s account as part of your family account, educate you on Yahoo’s data retention policy and lay out any caveats you should be aware of ahead of breaking ties with Yahoo.
Deleting an account on Google is a pretty complex multi-step process. You cannot just delete it on a whim before doing some housekeeping because that’s where crucial records of everything you do with Google services like Gmail, Maps and YouTube are being stored.
Depending on your interactions with Google, the data associated with your account may include everything from your personal files to your vacation images to stored bookmarks, web searches, locations, purchased apps, media and much more.
Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you download all your important data, past searches and purchased media, as well as update other services that use your Google account, before you actually delete it.
We have created this tutorial with these precautions in mind: using our cheat sheet and following detailed step-by-step instructions in this guide, you will safely dispose of your Google account in a manner that won’t ruin your experience on other websites, delete your personal data without giving you a chance to download it beforehand or otherwise ruin your online life.
If you’re done using PayPal as your go-to online payments solution, why not close your account? With Apple Pay hitting new countries and points of sale on a regular basis, more and more people can choose to pay for their purchases with Apple Pay.
Aside from Apple Pay, a number of other payment solutions are available, such as Square. PayPal accounts are usually closed for a variety of other reasons as well.
For instance, if you’re moving abroad or want to change your street address to another country, you’ll need to close your existing account and open a new one in your new country of residence. In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll take you through the process of closing your PayPal account.
In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll take you through the process of cancelling your Netflix membership and closing your account, regardless of whether you signed up for the service through the website or on your Apple TV or iOS device.
If you are a Spotify subscriber who has decided to give other music-subscription services a try, you can end your Premium subscription at any time, which reverts your account back to the free service when the current subscription period runs out.
But if you’re positive that you won’t be coming back at all, you might be considering closing your Spotify account.
In this post, we’re going to lay out the steps involved in permanently deleting accounts on Spotify.
Our tutorial series on closing user accounts on popular online services continues and today we’re dealing with Dropbox. As a quick backgrounder, Dropbox is a cloud storage service that offers free (Basic) and paid (Pro and Business) accounts.
If you have decided to take your files elsewhere and think you won’t be using Dropbox going forward, it may be a good idea to delete your account.
In this tutorial, we’ll highlight steps you need to take to permanently close your Dropbox account, including downloading files to a computer before the account is deleted.