If you want to How to delete a Skype account, you only need to sign up with a Microsoft account. In this article we show you how to create an email and thus be able to enjoy all the benefits associated with your account.
Delete Skype account from Android device
Deleting a Skype account from an Android phone depends mainly on the email used to create it, which must be the same as the one associated with Microsoft. With this in mind, the process starts like this:
- Open Skype and select the profile picture.
- Press your profile image to access the general menu, press the option « Settings «.
- Press the first option « Account and profile «.
- Press the last option « Close account «.
- Verify your identity : enter your password and log in to go to the verification screen.
- Choose the type of verification : among the available methods, it can be via SMS or email, in the chosen medium you will receive the security code.
- Enter the security code in the form and continue.
- Notices will appear about the deletion of your account , we recommend reading the implications and conditions, among them, a condition appears that explains that when deleting a Skype account created with a OneDrive, Xbox, Outlook or Hotmail account, you will also lose access to these services, files and all your personal data will be deleted . Remember that you have a 60-day grace period to recover your account in case you regret the deletion.
- Select the reason (s) for deletion and press ” Mark account for closure ” to permanently delete Skype.
- Ready! your account is already scheduled for deletion.
On your Android device you must delete the Skype application, you can do so by pressing and holding the icon and uninstalling the application. You can also do it from the Settings or Settings of the mobile phone or tablet.
Delete Skype account from iOS device
For an iOS device, you have to follow a series of steps different from the previous ones if you want to delete the Skype account correctly. Here are the steps to delete an account from iOS:
- Click on the application icon and go to ” Settings “.
- Select ” Account and profile “.
- Click on the option “ Close account ”, it will ask for the password , enter it and press « Start session «.
- Identity verification : a security code will be sent to your mobile phone via SMS or to your email inbox associated with your account.
- Verify with the security code , you will access a list of conditions that you must select to delete your account. You must bear in mind that when you delete your Skype account, and if you used an email from Hotmail / Outlook or OneDrive when creating it, you will definitely lose access to services such as Office 365, Xbox, and also to your files and message history.
- Select a reason for deletion to delete the Skype account and click on ” Mark account for closure “.
- Ready! You will have already deleted your Skype account successfully. Remember that the deletion is completed after 60 days, the period you have to recover your account again.
There are many reasons for wanting to get rid of Skype on an iOS device, although the most common is its little use or the predilection for other platforms such as WhatsApp, which after all is another free and lighter messaging application.
Delete Skype account from mobile
In the case of wanting to delete Skype without accessing the application but from a mobile device, the process is a bit complicated, since Microsoft does not show the option to “Close account” when logging in from a mobile browser (Chrome, Opera, Firefox , etc). One solution is to log in and search Google or Bing for the “Microsoft account closure page,” but here is how to do it step by step:
- Go to the Microsoft account closure page.
- Log in with your usual username and password.
- Identity verification : it can be through SMS or email, you will receive a security code in the chosen method, you must enter it and continue.
- A list of consequences will appear to take into account if you decide to close your account, you must select them if you created the account with Hotmail / Outlook or OneDrive mail, since you will lose access to multiple complementary services and also to your files.
- Choose the reason you want to close the account.
- Click on ” Mark account for closure ” to delete Skype permanently.
- Ready! your Skype account is scheduled to be deleted in 2 months.
Note that this process will take a while, exactly 60 days, during which you can interrupt the deletion of your Skype account simply by logging in again. This option offers more security, perhaps in the future you want to activate your account and use the services of Skype and Microsoft again.
Delete Skype account from PC
Skype was used since its creation on computers / PC, since it is a service with some antiquity, it offers many facilities to delete your account from the PC. Here are the steps to delete the account:
- Access https://www.skype.com.
- Log in using your access data, email or phone or Skype and your password.
- Click on your profile image and click on « Settings «.
- Click on « Close account «.
- A Skype support screen will open.
- Search and click on « Account closing page«.
- Log in again with your access data.
- Identity verification : select the verification method, it can be via SMS (phone number) or email, Skype will send you a security code to verify your identity. Deleting an account is a sensitive process.
- Select all the warnings about the consequences and conditions of the account deletion, and press “Mark account for closure”.
- Ready! your account will be deleted soon, remember that you have 60 days to log in again, activate and recover your account.
Deleting a Skype account from a PC also causes loss of access to Outlook, OneDrive, Xbox, Office 365, and all other Microsoft services. If you don’t want that, an alternative would be to deactivate the Skype account without deleting it , keeping all of the above.