How to delete a Netflix profile

Once upon a time, you decided to share your Netflix account with a family member or friend, but you just had wildly different tastes so you created separate profiles. Now, they’ve got their own Netflix, so you need to delete an old profile. But where should you start? 

Fortunately, deleting a Netflix profile from your account is almost as easy as creating a new one. Whether you’re trying to delete the profile from a PC or a mobile device, this is what you need to do.

Deleting from PC

First, you’ll need to sign in to your Netflix account. If you’re using a mobile phone, you’ll want to use the Netflix app for iOS or Android rather than a browser. If you’re on a computer, you’re probably already logged in, but if not, just head to Netflix and hit Sign In, located in the upper-right corner.

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Once you’re in (it might prompt you to select a profile; just select whichever profile you use personally), click the icon in the upper-right corner to open a drop-down menu, then select Manage Profiles.

Next, find the profile you wish to delete and click the pencil icon in the center. You’ll then see a menu that looks something like this:

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Click Delete Profile, then on the next screen, click Delete Profile again. Poof! That profile and its viewing history are now, well, history. You’ll automatically return to the Manage Profiles screen; click Done to return to the Profile Selection screen.

Deleting from a smartphone or tablet

You can also bounce profiles from the Netflix mobile app. Open it, and select Sign In, located in the upper-right corner. Once you enter your information, you’ll proceed to the Profile Selection screen. Again, you’ll head to the upper-right corner, where it says Edit.

Tap that, and little pencil icons will appear on each profile. Tap the profile you want to erase, then tap Delete (you’ll see a little trash can icon there). It’ll give you one of those “are you sure?” screens, so confirm your decision and, voilà! No more profile. You’re now free to watch the finest shows and most magnificent movies the streaming service has on tap.

Deleting from a streaming device or smart TV

Tap that, and little pencil icons will appear on each profile. Tap the profile you want to erase. Then tap Delete (you’ll see a small trash can icon there). Confirm your decision to erase your profile. You’re now free to watch the finest shows and most magnificent movies the streaming service has to offer.

It’s pretty straightforward to remove a Netflix profile from one of your streaming devices or smart TV entirely. Whether you’re using a Roku Premiere or an Amazon Fire TV Cube, the pathways to follow are pretty easy to sort out. You’ll notice slight differences depending on your streaming device. 

On average, you can open the Netflix app on your device and then tap Profile Selection. An icon or visual message of some form should appear on the following page that indicates an option to delete your profile. If you’re using the Roku Netflix app, the deletion option resembles a small icon shaped like a pencil, directly under your profile image icon. You’ll need to click that little pencil in order to launch the deletion process. Not every Netflix application has the same layout, we’re aware. You may not be able to see a deletion icon straight away, but that can be easily solved. Just head to Settings to browse around for a delete option.

If that still doesn’t prove successful, you may need to access your profile through a computer or mobile device.

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