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How to delete your Uber account

Have you sworn off Uber for good? If so, here's how you can delete your account.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: The Uber app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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Whether it's the fact that Uber continues tracking your location after a ride has ended, or you've had a bad experience with a driver or you're just done testing out the ride-sharing service, you can delete your account, but it takes some work on your part.

Simply deleting the app from your phone will eliminate it as an option the next time you're in need of a ride, but your account will remain active. To complete your boycott, first you'll want to delete your Uber account.

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  • Visit this page on Uber's support site.
  • Log in to your Uber account.
  • Type "yes" into the top field.
  • In the body of the message, fill in why you are deleting your account. Or not. It's up to you.
  • Click Submit.

Once you click submit, your account is deleted without any further interaction on your part. You can delete the app from your phone at any time, or wait until you receive a response from support confirming your account has been closed.

Keep in mind, however, just because your account is canceled doesn't mean Uber has deleted your personal information. In fact, its privacy policy clearly states it will keep your info (including payment information) until it determines it's no longer needed for business purposes. Whenever that is.

Editors' note: This post was first published on November 20, 2014. It has since been updated to reflect the current process.

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