Whatever your reason, if you need to delete your Adobe account, then you’ve come to the right place. Just follow the tutorial laid out below, and you can get rid of your unwanted Adobe account in no time. For any additional information or queries, see our FAQs at the end of this article.
Note: Deleting your Adobe account does not automatically cancel any paid subscriptions to Adobe products, so make sure you do this as part of the process (we’ll explain how, below)
How to delete your Adobe account
- First off, it’s important to make a local backup copy of all files, videos, photos, stock images, and projects that you are currently storing with Adobe.
- Once you’ve done that, open up your preferred web browser, and navigate to https://account.adobe.com/privacy and ensure you sign-in to the account you wish to delete
- In the left-hand sidebar, select ‘Privacy’
- At the bottom of the next page, where it says ‘Delete Account’, carefully read the information and then when sure, press ‘Continue’
- In the next screen, once again carefully read the text, and once you’re done (and happy with all you’ve read), click ‘Continue’ once again
- You will now be prompted to cancel any Adobe subscription plans, or leave any Adobe organisations of which you are a member. Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions to do so before proceeding.
- Now, in the ‘Delete Account’ screen, scroll to the bottom and click ‘Continue’
- You will be redirected to one final confirmation screen. Read the text, then click the ‘Yes, I understand…’ box (if you do), and finally, click ‘Confirm delete account’
And there you have it! It’s a fairly straightforward process, but we do recommend really taking the time to read all of the text, before making your final decision.
For additional information and queries, see the FAQs below.
Frequently asked questions
What is Adobe?
Adobe is a multimedia corporation specialising in the production of a whole host of software programmes specialising in the arts and marketing industries. Its programmes are used by individuals, professionals, and companies across the world, for a countless number of operations, but most notably by those invested in the creative industries – such as photographers, illustrators, editors, film producers, and so on. Just a few of their more recognisable programmes include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat (for viewing, creating, and editing PDFs).
Why would I want to delete my Adobe account?
There are any number of reasons why you might want to delete your Adobe account. Perhaps you have only just realised you have an account from ages ago, and want to ensure that services you no longer use no longer have your data, or you’re spending too much on Adobe services and need to get rid of them. Perhaps you’ve found a better alternative to Adobe’s software, and wish to make the switch, cleaning up as you go.
Can I recover a deleted Adobe account?
It doesn’t seem so, no, so do make absolutely sure that you want to delete your account completely before you do so.
What happens when I delete my Adobe account?
You will no longer have access to your account, and all of your information will be deleted. Make sure that you locally backup all of your files, pictures, photos, videos, and the like, as well as any unfinished Adobe project files, before completing the account deletion process, else you might just lose more than you’d bargained for.