How to delete your Uber account

Uber is one of the most popular ride services but they're by no means the only option. If you don't like their policies, their privacy protections, how they treat their drivers, the surge pricing popup, the latest redesign — or the news that the company just covered up a massive hack — or anything about them at all you can delete the app, delete your account, and try something else.

How do you delete your Uber account?

To delete your Uber account:

  1. Go to https://help.uber.com/riders/article/i-am-unable-to-delete-my-uber-account---?nodeId=24010fe7-7a67-4ee5-9938-c734000b144a (opens in new tab) in Safari or your web browser of choice.
  2. Tap/click Sign In To Get Help.
  3. Enter your Uber-associated email address or phone number.
  4. Tap/click Next.
  5. Enter your Uber password
  6. Tap/click Next.
  7. Enter Yes to confirm.
  8. Enter a reason if you have something specific you want to share.
  9. Tap/click Submit.

How do you delete the Uber app?

Deleting the Uber app is easy.

  1. Touch the Uber app icon and hold until it begins to jiggle.
  2. Tap the Delete icon (looks like an X).
  3. Tap Delete to confirm.

What if you change your mind?

Simple. Download the Uber app again and make a new account.

Any questions?

If you run into any problems or have any questions, drop them in the comments below!

Update: Comments disabled. We'll keep doing that until everyone learns to communicate politely and with respect.

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

30 Comments
  • Waiting on the guide on how to delete Lyft ... Sent from the iMore App
  • Soon as the interest level is high enough, absolutely! https://www.google.com/trends/explore?q=delete%20uber,delete%20lyft
  • Funny how you didn't create this story when interest in deleting uber actually peaked in December. Oh, no, you waited until it fit your thinly veiled political agenda. Weak. Very weak.
  • WTF are you whining about?
  • Uber has joined trump's business advisory group, and people are upset and equating that with agreeing with trump's policies. I've seen more than one article about how to cancel uber accounts and/or what competing services to use to boycott them. While this specific article doesn't say anything about politics, it's either extremely coincidental, or imore's sneakily jumping on the train. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • We also updated and republished how to delete your Snapchat account today. Enjoy!
  • Do you really think your readers are that dumb? You guys updated an article about permanently deleting Snapchat, after Snapchat changed their policy for permanently deleting accounts. Pretty sure Uber hasn't made any such changes. Like I said previously, thinly veiled.
  • After years of Android I switched to iPhone last March. In September I got a 7 Plus. I checked the iMore forums a few times before the purchase. I signed up with a login. After several posts I saw a nasty comment about Trump posted by a member. I joined the forum to talk iPhones, not politics. I commented back about Clinton. My comment was not anything that was foul or profane. I received a warning from the moderator. I checked the original poster and many of them had an ignorant slant to them, but they had thousands of posts. Yes, the good ole boy forum. That was my last post in iMore. When that enforcement works only one way, I know I'm not wanted. I don't need their "expertise" that bad. Also, it wouldn't surprise if this post is deleted.
  • Yet here you are, why ?? no life, so you read comments waiting to post another last post :)
  • If you read before being ignorant to others, you would have read that I was talking about the iMore forums. Forums, forums, forums. I do come here at times to check out the articles. I don't think you have much room to speak of "no life".
  • Thank you Rene. I was just wanting to know how to do that. Especially since #deleteUber has gotten very popular. Not interested in a company that doesn't support refugees.
  • Thanks for this
    I don't like their political views Sent from the iMore App
  • Think I'll delete my iMore account instead. Sent from the iMore App
  • We're crushed, for the love of god please don't... oh wait you aren't that important never mind.
  • Don't blame you. This place has been a ghost town lately. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I'm deleting Lyft instead for sending me unsolicited, political emails. I don't care about your political views, I just need a ride!
  • Uber doesn't respect the law and undercuts hard working taxi drivers. If it was you and a company came along and undercut your business by not compiling with regulations what would you do.
  • So your beef with Uber is that they don't produce a list of regulations ? Very odd.
  • If they have a better business model all the power to them. Taxis are the same today as they were 50 years ago. Time for a change. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • how do i delete my facebook account ? since i did not use my real name now they want documentation and i am not giving them my papers therefore i can not log in to delete my account.
  • you can de-activate your account. I'm not sure if it ever deletes. I deactivated mine 4 years ago and never tried to log back in to check.
  • So why would I want to delete my Uber account? Because they agreed to serve on an advisory board for President Trump?!?!? I've if I disagreed with President Trump's politics I still wouldn't care. Maybe Uber could affect change by advising the President instead of throwing a temper tantrum that does nothing except make the ones throwing it look like children. I've had enough of the divisive BS. Do you have to agree with everything Trump does? Absolutely not. But instead of acting like a child maybe try doing something constructive. Sent from the iMore App
  • So why would I want to delete my Uber account? Because they agreed to serve on an advisory board for President Trump?!?!? I've if I disagreed with President Trump's politics I still wouldn't care. Maybe Uber could affect change by advising the President instead of throwing a temper tantrum that does nothing except make the ones throwing it look like children. I've had enough of the divisive BS. Do you have to agree with everything Trump does? Absolutely not. But instead of acting like a child maybe try doing something constructive. Sent from the iMore App
  • Hey someone people need rides. Who care about their views. If I was on business and needed to get home or to work or to visit a loved one in the hospital I would pay to get there.
  • The same morons deleting uber from their phone should start surveying everyone they do business with about their political views. Do you ask your doctor, the person bagging your groceries, mowing your lawn, making your coffee, or even the taxi driver you will now be taking if they agree with you on every single social issue? Of course not. This is stupid and overblown. If you need a ride get one and stop whining.
  • if they offered their unwarranted political views to try and capitalize on a horrid situation for profit? sure, I'd switch services wherever it may be...
  • How is it moronic to support companies that you align with? I don't buy Barilla products, eat at Chick-fil-a, Cracker Barrel, shop at Walmart, or support any company with views I disagree with. Speaking with our wallets is sometimes all we can do. If you don't, you're the moron.
  • "Oh no, everyone has to agree with me!" I'm sure you continue to buy gas and oil from countries that kill homosexuals and product made with child labor but it's harder to pat yourself on the back when you actually need those products.
  • I don't think everyone has to agree with me. It's our right as free people to support services and businesses we support. There was a campaign recently to boycott Kellogg products by the right. I didn't necessarily agree with it, but as free people I didn't think they shouldn't do it if that's something they felt strongly about. I understand it goes both ways.
  • did that months ago, lol uber sucks