You may want to delete or deactivate your Facebook account if you're bored of using Facebook, concerned about your privacy or have multiple accounts. Facebook makes it easy to deactivate your account temporarily, but make the account deletion process a bit complicated. You can use your iPhone to deactivate or delete your Facebook account with a few taps using the Facebook app. In this article, we'll walk you through the detailed guide on how to deactivate or delete your Facebook account on iPhone.
You can quickly deactivate your account on your iPhone using the step below:
Switch on your iPhone
Open the Facebook iOS app from the Home screen
Tap the More icon from the bottom-right corner
Locate and tap the Settings option on the More window
Tap on Account Settings under the Settings section
Tap the General option and find Manage Account option
Tap on Deactivate button under the Account option
Enter your password, give reasons for leaving and click on Continue to confirm
Once you deactivate your Facebook account, you won't be able to receive any notifications, and your friends will not be able to view your profile as well. That means that your photos, posts, friends, and other data are temporarily inaccessible but still stays intact. However, you can activate your account any time by signing in to Facebook again and enter your credentials in the corresponding fields on the login page.
The process to permanently delete your Facebook account on your iPhone is a bit complicated, but we'll teach you how to do so in this tutorial. Keep in mind that this action is irreversible as you won't be able to recover your account afterward.
Launch Safari or any browser of your choice on iPhone
Open this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/delete_account
Enter your account credentials and hit the ‘Submit' button
Click the button named Delete My Account to proceed
A new pop-up message will offer you the chance to change your mind, asking, "You are about to delete your account permanently. Are you sure?"
Enter your password and security check again, and then click OK if you're sure that you won't need the account
A message will pop-up confirming the account deletion is pending and giving you another 14 days to change your mind before permanently deleted
Check your email within 14 days for a message with the caption "Account Scheduled for Deletion," and you will see a link to cancel the request if you later change your mind. Deleting your account means it's gone forever. Although, it takes Facebook up to 90 days to permanently remove everything you posted on their service.
If you don't want to give up on Facebook yet but wish to get some safety, you can choose to customize your account through the privacy settings to suit your needs. Facebook allows you to customize who can see your pages, posts, friend list, and more. It also allows you to restrict who send you friend requests, Here's how to change privacy settings on iPhone.
Navigate to the Facebook app on your iOS device
Click on the three lines icon in the bottom right corner
Scroll down and click on Settings and select Account Settings
Tap on Privacy
Go through the categories and configure your privacy settings as desired
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