Everyone knows that you can add multiple profiles to one account on Netflix. Various tariffs and options allow simultaneous or separate use of the profiles. Either way, profiles on Netflix rule! Plus, they're incredibly easy to create.
However, profile deletion is not a frequently discussed topic with Netflix. This is a rarely used and far less apparent feature. Here's how to delete a profile from your Netflix account using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
How to Delete a Netflix Profile from an iOS or Android Device
We are used to doing everything on a small screen. Whether you are watching your favorite TV show using the Netflix app or accessing the settings for easy operation, you may want to know more about deleting profile on your phone/tablet.
Deleting a profile using the iOS app is actually incredibly simple. Although you can't set parental controls or make major changes to your account, you can delete a profile using the app. Open the Netflix app and follow these steps to delete a profile on your iPhone or iPad:
Tap "Edit" in the top right corner
From the main screen that appears when you first open Netflix, there is an edit option. Tap it and pencil icons will appear on your profiles.
Tap the profile you want to delete
Once the pencil icon appears, you can tap the profile to move forward and delete it.
Press "Delete" and confirm
If you tap "Delete", a popup will appear asking if you want to delete the profile. When you're ready, confirm and the profile and all of its content will disappear from your Netflix account.
If you're an Android phone/tablet owner, you'll be happy to know that you can delete a Netflix profile through the Netflix app for Android. Of course, you can also use the browser method by switching to desktop mode. But using the app is much faster, even if you have to download it.
Click the pencil icon on the homepage
Start by running the app and logging in. Once logged in, you will be prompted to select a profile. Instead of tapping on a profile, click on the pencil icon located in the upper right corner of your screen.
Tap the profile to delete
Profiles will now appear with their own pencil icons. Select the profile you want to delete.
Towards the bottom of the screen, you will see the Delete profile option. Tap on it, confirm, and voila!
Alternatively, if you have already selected the profile after logging in, you do not need to log out to access the profile edit screen.
Access the hamburger menu in the lower right corner of the screen.
Tap Manage Profiles.
From there, follow the same instructions as above.
How to Delete a Netflix Profile from a PC or Mac
Whether or not you watch your Netflix from your PC / Mac, it is quite possible to delete a profile from these two platforms.
First of all, whether you are a Mac or PC user, the method is the same. This is because you won't be accessing a macOS or Windows specific Netflix app. You will use your favorite browser to delete the desired profile.
Start by opening a browser and going to Netflix.com.
Then, if you are not already logged in, select the Login button in the upper right corner of the screen.
Log into your Netflix account
Enter your credentials and select Connect. This will take you to your Netflix profile.
Hover over your profile icon to access the drop-down menu
In the upper right corner of the screen, you will see the main profile icon. Hover over it with your pointer. A drop-down menu will appear, listing all profiles connected to the account.
Click on “Manage Profiles”
Do not select the profile you want to delete. Instead, go to Manage Profiles.
Click on the profile you want to delete
In the next screen, you will see the list of available profiles and an Add profile option. Now select the profile you want to delete.
Click on 'Delete Profile'
To delete the profile in question, navigate to the DELETE PROFILE option at the bottom of the page. Confirm and you will have successfully deleted the Netflix profile.
How to Delete a Netflix Profile from a Streaming Device or Smart TV
Many (if not the vast majority) of Netflix users access their Netflix accounts using streaming devices and smart TVs. Let's face it, this is the best way to enjoy the extensive content Netflix has to offer. So, you may also want to remove a profile from the streaming device/TV. Luckily, this has been made very simple, so you won't have to use your computer or smartphone/tablet.
Although the profile removal methods vary slightly depending on the streaming device or TV you have, it's all pretty straightforward. Here's an example of how to do it on Roku or Apple TV. Things should be very similar to most streaming devices and smart TVs.
Move your cursor over the profile to delete
Using your remote, highlight the profile you wish to delete, the down arrow to highlight the pencil icon for editing.
Click on 'Delete Profile'
Press the down arrow until "Delete Profile" is highlighted and click it.
In the next screen, select Delete profile and confirm.
Are the profile and related information permanently deleted?
Yes, if you happen to delete a profile on Netflix, all information related to it is deleted. This includes favorite shows, preferences, etc. You can contact Netflix and ask them if they can restore your deleted profile, but they might not be able to.
However, if you delete your account and do not reverse the deletion within the next 10 months, all of your information, including your profiles, will be permanently deleted. You can request that this information be deleted sooner by requesting it by e-mail at [email protected].
It won't allow me to delete any of my Netflix profiles, what's going on?
When you created your Netflix account, you might have noticed that a profile was created next to it. This is your main account profile and cannot be deleted. You can rename it, change the language, change the maturity ratings, and make other changes, but you can never delete it. Our advice is to rename it and change its settings instead.
If the main profile is the only one left on your account, and you want to delete it entirely, you will need to delete your account. Note that you don't need to delete separate profiles to completely remove it.
To delete your account, you will need to use the desktop version of a browser. Either way, the principle is the same.
To do this, you must first cancel your current subscription. Go to the profile icon on Netflix.com, located in the upper right corner of the screen. Select Account from the drop-down menu. Then select Cancel Membership. Confirm by selecting Complete Cancellation. Leave it there for another 10 months and your account will be deleted. If you are in a hurry, as mentioned before, send a request to [email protected].
This will ensure that each of your profiles is permanently deleted.
Will profile deletion affect my account?
The only thing deleting a profile will do is delete that profile. Yes, this includes all customizations and personal settings. However, no profile deletion can mess up your Netflix account. This is why there is only one main profile which cannot be deleted using the methods mentioned above. The only way to delete it is through the account deletion process.
So you can delete all the profiles you no longer need without worry. You will be able to create a new profile at any time while using Netflix.
How many profiles can I add?
You can add up to five profiles on Netflix, provided you're using a device made in 2013 or newer. This is the number of profiles a Netflix account can work with. However, depending on your subscription, you will be able to simultaneously use Netflix on more screens per profile.
With the Basic subscription, you can watch Netflix on one screen per profile. On the Standard subscription, the number of different screens is two. Finally, on the Premium subscription, you are allowed to watch Netflix on four different screens per profile.
Delete a Netflix profile
Deleting Netflix profile is quite a simple and straightforward thing. However, even though you can add a new profile using the iOS app, you will not be able to delete profiles on it. The only way to do this on iOS is to use the desktop version of the Netflix website. On Android devices, PCs, Macs, streaming devices, and smart TVs, deleting the profile is entirely possible and very easy to do.
Did you manage to delete the profile you wanted? Did you find it simple and straightforward? Do you maybe have additional questions regarding account and profile deletion on Netflix? Please feel free to shoot in the comments section below. You can join the discussion, add any questions you may have, or provide our community with great tips we may have missed.