How to permanently delete your Cash App account and unlink it from your bank

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If you’re ready to delete your Cash App account, you can do so in the mobile app. Plume Creative/Getty Images
  • You can delete your Cash App account from the Account Settings page on an iPhone, iPad, or Android.
  • Before you delete your account, make sure to transfer any remaining funds to your bank account.
  • You should permanently delete your Cash App account before you delete the app on your device.
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Cash App is useful for transferring money easily to friends, family, or other contacts directly from your phone, similar to Venmo.

Related Article Module: How does Cash App work? Cash App’s primary features, explainedHowever, since Cash App is linked to your bank account, if you want to delete it – whether because you found another app you like better, or because you don’t use it anymore – you can’t simply delete it from your home screen like a regular app.

To get rid of Cash App, you need to permanently delete your account before you delete the app itself. Here’s how to delete your Cash App account on iPhone, iPad, or Android.

How to delete your Cash App account

1. Open Cash App on your iOS or Android device. The app icon is green with a white dollar sign.

2. If you have any money in your account, be sure to transfer it to your bank before you continue. Do this by tapping the Banking icon (which looks like a house, or a bank) in the bottom-left corner, then tapping Cash Out. If you have any stocks or bitcoin, you need to sell them off before you can close your account.

Cash App banking tab
On the Banking tab, tap ‘Cash Out.’ Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

3. Tap the account icon (which looks like a silhouette of a person in a circle) in the upper-right corner.

Cash App profile icon
Tap your profile icon. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

4. Tap Support.

Cash App profile menu
Select ‘Support’ in the list of options. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

5. At the bottom of the next screen, tap Something Else.

Cash App Something Else menu
Choose ‘Something Else’ from the list of options. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

6. On the next page, scroll to the bottom and select Account Settings.

Cash App Something Else menu 2
Tap ‘Account Settings.’ Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

7. In the Account Settings menu, scroll to the option labeled Close my Cash App Account, toward the bottom of the list.

Cash App Account Settings menu
Select ‘Close my Cash App Account.’ Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

8. Tap Confirm. This will sign you out of the Cash App. A text or email confirmation will be sent to you confirming that you’ve unlinked your account. Make sure you get this email before you delete the app.

Close my Cash App Account screen
Tap ‘Confirm’ to close your account. Grace Eliza Goodwin/Insider

9. You can now delete Cash App from your device. Return to your home screen and follow the steps to delete an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

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