Delete Samsung Account: On Mobile, Web and Samsung TVs

By Abby •  Updated: 08/09/21 •  11 min read

Using a Samsung Account is a great way to access the world of Samsung Explore, exclusive to Samsung device users.

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If you have created an account with Samsung, you’d already that there are multiple benefits to it. It enables you to keep Samsung apps synced across your Samsung devices such as smartphones, tablets, and SmartTV. Access to Samsung Pay enables you to get news and discounts and also helps you locate your stolen phone by the “Find My Mobile” service.

Why delete your Samsung Account?

Despite many benefits, there are instances when you’d want to remove your Samsung account or delete it altogether. When you decide to sell off your device, you’d want to delete the account first so the new owner cannot access your personal items.

Many new Samsung users aren’t aware that deleting their accounts will also purge information about purchase history, content subscriptions, content uploads, and personal profile information. Moreover, many of them do not even know how to delete or recover their Samsung accounts.

If you’re wondering how you can gain more control of your Samsung account, this is a guide for you.

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How do I delete my old Samsung account?

Depending on your device, here is how you can delete your old Samsung account.

Alternatively, you can directly delete your Samsung account using a web browser.

Note* When you have an unresolved payment issue, you won’t be able to delete your account. Clear your due bills or contact Samsung support for further information.

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What happens if I delete my Samsung account?

Be sure about deleting your account because once deleted; you cannot recover the information.

Do I need a Samsung account on my phone?

Suppose you’re wondering that you won’t be able to use your Samsung smartphone without logging into your Samsung account. Let us tell you that you don’t need a Samsung account to use your mobile phones.

You can still download and use apps through Google PlayStore that only use your email.

How do I remove my Samsung account from my Samsung TV?

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Removing your Samsung account from the Samsung Smart TV is relatively easy. Here are two different methods to delete your Samsung account.

For old series (E, F, H, and J Series)

For new series (K, M, N, and Q series)

How can I delete my Samsung account without a password?

Deleting your Samsung account without a password can be tricky because Samsung verifies your login credentials before permanently closing the account.

If you’re unable to find your password but still want to delete your account, here is how you can do it.

Removing a Samsung account from the phone without a password is to ask for Samsung to find an account and delete it.

Alternatively, you can directly visit the Samsung Account website to delete your Samsung account.

Does a factory reset remove the Samsung account?

A factory reset, also known as a hard reset, is an effective way to restore your phone to its original setting. Only used as a last resort method, many Samsung users try hard resetting their phone to remove Samsung account when they lose their password, trying to sell their phone, or are trying to delete someone else’s existing account from their phone.

Let us tell you that resetting your phone doesn’t necessarily remove your Samsung account. It takes more than a factory rest to remove your account permanently.

Upon resetting your phone, you will be given the option to reconnect to your Samsung account if you wish to sync your phone with backup apps in your Samsung account.

Try the methods mentioned above to remove your Samsung account successfully.

How do I hard reset my Samsung phone?

If you still wish to hard-reset your phone, here is what you need to know.

Hard resetting will remove all of your personal data, notes, and apps from your phone unless you have backed up the data in Samsung cloud storage.

Here is how you can reset your phone.

How do I remove someone else’s Samsung account from my phone?

If you try to remove someone else’s Samsung account from your phone by hard resetting it, it simply won’t work. Here’s another, more reliable way to remove someone else’s Samsung account.

Samsung doesn’t easily allow you to remove your account if you don’t have the password. It’s done to ensure nobody else could access your phone without your permission or when it gets stolen.

Although we don’t advise it, here’s a third-party app to help you delete your Samsung account without a password.

Can I bypass the Samsung account?

Bypassing a Samsung account comes in handy when you’ve forgotten the lock pattern or the PIN code or someone has intentionally changed the pattern.

Using Factory Reset is an effective way to bypass Samsung account regardless of the situation. However, this process will remove all of your phone data; hence proceed with caution.

As a safer method, you can try an alternative way to bypass your Samsung account.

General FAQs about Samsung Account

Now that you know about many different ways to removing a Samsung account, bypassing an existing account, and even hard resetting your Samsung device, let’s find answers to few other essential questions asked by most Samsung users.

How do I permanently delete data from my Samsung phone?

If you’re reselling your old phone, you should wipe it off of all your personal data. It’s pretty easy to remove data from your Samsung phone permanently.

Don’t forget to backup your data by transferring all the files to your computer/SD card or syncing it with Samsung cloud storage.

How do I delete everything on my Samsung phone?

To delete everything on your Samsung phone, you should opt for Factory Reset. Please refer to Q&A: How do I hard reset my Samsung phone? to hard reset your phone.

How do I change my Samsung account on my phone?

To replace your old Samsung account with a new Samsung account, you can remove the account.

Once your old account is deleted, you can re-login using your new credentials.

You can simply log out of your Samsung account and re-login using your new credentials as an option.

How to find my Samsung ID?

If you forgot your Samsung account ID, do not worry because you easily retrieve it on your phone or PC using the account retrieval page on the Samsung website.

Enter your information and then select ‘Find My ID.’

How do I reset my Samsung account password?

If you’ve happened to forget your Samsung account password, you can log into the Samsung account and choose ‘Reset password option.

If it isn’t working, you can also reset your password through an internet browser. Go to the account retrieval page on the Samsung website and select ‘Reset password.’ Enter your email or phone number to receive the reset link.

You don’t need a Samsung account to use your phone or another device the same way you need a Google account, but using one comes with its benefits. We would recommend you sign out of your Samsung account rather than deleting it if you ever need it in the future.

If you don’t have one yet, just create your new Samsung account by logging into the Samsung Account website.

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