Services and subscriptions, like streaming platforms, lifestyle and beauty boxes, and food delivery, can be useful. Take Uber, for instance. You only pay for the vehicles that take you from Point A to Point B; you are not required to pay a subscription fee in order to use the service. However, if the app is no longer useful to you, it might be time to delete it. Here are a few easy steps to follow in order to delete your Uber account.
Note: If you delete your Uber account, your access to your Uber Eats account will also be lost. Before clicking the delete button, think twice about what you’re getting rid of.
You can close your Uber account online or through the app. Before allowing you to delete your account, Uber will send you a temporary verification code to confirm your identity.
Your data will be kept after deletion for 30 days in case you decide to reactivate your account. Uber will permanently delete your account after 30 days, and all of your credits, promotions, rewards, and ride history will be lost.
The steps below can be used on a web browser on a computer, phone, or tablet to delete your Uber account.
- Open the Uber app and tap the menu icon at the top left.
- Select “Settings,” then “Privacy settings”
- Tap “Delete Account”
- Follow the remaining steps in the app to complete the process.
How to Delete Your Uber Account (2017)
Open the Uber app and tap the menu icon (the three bars) at the top left
Why Delete Your Uber Account?
Numerous factors may lead you to want to delete your Uber account.
First, given the rising cost of living, you might want to take the bus to save money.
Making more meals at home instead of ordering takeout could help you save money.
You might also want to delete Uber because of the #DeleteUber campaign’s purported connections to the travel ban and its supporters.
Because you reside in a region where there aren’t nearly enough Uber drivers, you might also want to delete your Uber account.
Finally, you might have discovered a cheaper service or another ridesharing application like Lyft.
If you use another service, you might need to delete your Uber account and app.
Numerous thousands of people have already decided to stop using ride-hailing services as a result of the #DeleteUber campaign.
You should probably delete your Uber account if you believe Uber exploited the taxi strike near JFK Airport during the travel ban and you support liberal causes.
Due to the #DeleteUber campaign, numerous other scandals, such as a sexual harassment accusation, may also persuade you to delete your Uber account.
If you live in a rural area without Uber services, or at least one with insufficient Uber drivers, you might not even need an Uber account.
Waiting for a ride for an hour or more won’t be worthwhile if there aren’t enough Uber drivers available.
In the same way, having an Uber Eats account may not be worthwhile if you reside in a location with few Uber delivery drivers.
You might want to delete your Uber and Uber Eats accounts for the following reasons.
Due to a different, more reasonable option, you might also want to delete your Uber account.
For instance, you might have switched to another ride-hailing service or smartphone application like Lyft.
To reduce the cost of using Uber ride-hailing, look for a more affordable option if you still require transportation.
Additionally, you might want to look for a less expensive option for food delivery.
Take a look at GrubHub, DoorDash, and more.
What is the #DeleteUber Campaign?
Uber was accused of profiting from a taxi driver strike and a protest against the travel ban in January 2017, and the #DeleteUber campaign was launched.
However, the entire ordeal was due to a misunderstanding about surge pricing.
Uber at the time disabled surge pricing in the vicinity of John F. Kennedy Airport, where the taxi strike occurred.
Uber does this to demonstrate that it is not looking to make money off of tragedies and urgent situations like the travel ban.
Uber users claimed the action was being done to profit from the travel ban, but the opposite is actually true.
Why can’t I delete my Uber account?
If you owe money to Uber, you won’t be able to delete your account. Please clear the payment before deleting your account. Once you delete your account, it will be immediately deactivated. It will be permanently deleted after 30 days, and any leftover credits, promotions, or rewards will be eliminated.
How do I delete my Uber account without the app?
- Go to this page on Uber’s support site.
- Log in to your Uber account.
- Type “yes” into the top field.
- You can include a message explaining why you’re deleting your account. Fill that out as you see fit.
- Hit submit.
How do I delete Uber from my phone?
Remove the Uber App From an Android Device
- Tap Menu (either a hard or soft button).
- Select Settings > Applications > Manage applications.
- Select the Uber app.
- Tap Uninstall to remove the Uber app from your device.
Can I delete my Uber account and make a new one?
After completing these steps, you have a month to reactivate your account if you decide against it because Uber requires a 30-day deactivation period before an account can be completely deleted. However, your account will be permanently deleted after 30 days without a way to recover it.