How to Delete WeChat Account from iPhone in 2021

LisaPosted by Lisa Ou / August 19, 2021 09:00

WeChat is a significant grown social chat app, which boasts around 700 million active users on iPhone to contact with your friends, relatives or colleagues. The app takes too much room of the iPhone storage space, and some of the users no longer to use WeChat anymore because they have found a suitable alternative.

So how can you remove your account information permanently?

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Guide

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Part 1. How to Delete WeChat Account Permanently

There is much data stored on the app and WeChat account. To protect user privacy, WeChat users search for the way to delete account online. Most of these users think that delete the accounts simply. In fact, it is not a safe way to prevent private data leaked out. The following steps are about how to delete WeChat account safely.

1. Delete your WeChat History on iPhone

WeChat History should be deleted to prevent criminals get your personal information for illegal purpose. It is not difficult as you may think. Go to WeChat > Settings > General > Clear Chat History. Then it is done.

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2. Remove the Associated Accounts from WeChat Account

If you wipe your account without this step, your personal information which associated with your account are still viewable in your account. So you need to get this information off your account settings. Go to Settings > Account Security > More Settings > QQ ID/Email > Unlink. The WeChat app doesn’t allow you to delete associated phone number anymore.

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3. Wipe Device from Your WeChat Account

Delete recent devices from the list, then you need to verify then you log in from the deleted device. Just find Settings > Account Security > Manager Devices, then choose the device and tap Edit in the top right corner, tap the red Delete icon next to the device.

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4. Log Your Account Out from the WeChat App

Go to Settings, then scroll down to find the Log Out option and tap it.

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5. Clean WeChat App from iPhone

Tap the WeChat app and hold it till it jiggles, then tap the x or - icon in the top left corner to remove the app on iPhone.

Alternatively, you can go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Wechat > Delete App. Please note that you should choose Delete App here rather than Offload app, which will keep documents and data on iPhone instead.

Part 2. How to Remove WeChat App from iPhone with FoneEraser for iOS

Sometimes the deleted data are still stored on iPhone but invisible for users. If you want to remove them thoroughly, you may need an iPhone data eraser, which is called FoneEraser for iOS to help you. The first feature you can try is its Uninstall Applications.

Option 1. Uninstall Applications

Step 1Download and install the software on your computer. Launch it after the installation is done.

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FoneEraser for iOS

FoneEraser for iOS is the best iOS data cleaner which can easily erase all contents and settings on iPhone, iPad or iPod completely and permanently.

  • Clean unwanted data from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  • Erase data quickly with one-time overwriting, which can save you time for plenty of data files.
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Step 2Connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable, and then tap Trust on the iPhone screen.

Step 3Choose Free up Space> Uninstall Applications. After scanning, all apps will appear on the interface.

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Step 4Find WeChat from the list, then click Uninstall button.

Option 2. Erase All Data

It provides three erasing options, then you can choose one of them to begin the procedure. It fully supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, so it allows you to remove photos from iPad or delete cache data from iPhone.

Step 1Choose Erase All Data then the erasing level from the three options, including High Level, Medium Level and Low Level. High Level is recommended here.

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Step 2Click Start icon on the right and click Yes to confirm again.

You can also read how to delete a tweet on iPhone.

Part 4. Reset iPhone to Remove WeChat Data

As you know, resetting iPhone can also help you erasing iPhone data permanently. You can choose below 3 choices, including iTunes, iCloud and Settings app.

Option 1. iTunes

If you have an iTunes on computer already, you can go ahead to launch it on computer and connect iPhone. After detection, you need to click device icon > Summary > Restore iPhone.

Option 2. iCloud

If you don't want to do this on computer, iCloud will meet your needs. You can go to iPhone browser and visit icloud.com, then log into your iCloud account. After that, click Find My > your device > Erase This Device.

Option 3. Settings App

For people who just want finish all you want on iPhone, you should choose Settings App to reset iPhone. Just go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Contents and Settings.

Part 5. Back up your WeChat Data

To prevent losing WeChat data forever, you need to backup your WeChat chat history to PC. Your chat history on iPhone can be saved to the computer and restored from your iTunes or iCloud backup files. This feature requires installing WeChat on your computer. Below are how to do it.

Step 1Download and install the WeChat on your computer.

Step 2Launch it on your computer.

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Step 3Connect your phone and computer to the same Wi-Fi.

Step 4Tap the icon in the lower-left corner and select Backup and Restore.

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Step 5Choose Back up on PC and tap Backup All on your iPhone Screen.

If you don’t want to use WeChat app to backup your data, you can try FoneTrans for iOS to transfer your data on your computer.

That’s all.

It takes minutes to finish the whole procedure. FoneEraser for iOS also enables you to remove junk files from iPhone or erase all data permanently with ease. Download and have a try now!

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