How to Delete My Uber Driver Account
Ride-share companies have exploded across America’s highways. Lyft, Uber, Zipcar, Via, and up to a dozen others give riders choices outside of cabs (that, in our experience, some days just don’t show up.) Ride-shares are cheaper than cabs and get you there quicker.
How Does Uber Work?
You might have taken tens of hundreds of rides from ride-share services over the years, but do you really know how they work? All you know is that the technology on your phone provides you with an Uber car in less than ten minutes (more often three to five,) you pay for it from an attached account, and you get out of the car at your destination. No muss, no fuss. That’s from the rider’s point of view.
The driver, on the other hand, has a different point of view. Now, you’ll have some drivers that will talk your ears off, while others talk on the phone the whole ride. Some drivers will help you carry groceries upstairs, while other drivers watch you do it. Nine out of ten drivers are polite people, good drivers, and thank you for riding with them.
What riders need to know is that this is the driver’s personal car, not a company car. In other words, it’s as if you’re riding somewhere with a friend. Your tip goes strictly to the driver. It’s needed to keep gas in the car, pay the insurance on it, pay for maintenance, and pay the driver’s bills.
From the driver’s point of view, what if you no longer want to drive for Uber and want to delete your Uber driver account? It’s not complicated. You can do it on your phone in less than five minutes. You’ll follow the steps in this tutorial to know how to delete my Uber driver account. We’ve seen how simple it is, so we’re passing it on to you. Ready?
Create An Account
If you’ve been delivering passengers or have an Uber Eats driver account, then you’ve established an account. However, to know how to delete my Uber driver account, you have to know how to establish one, yes?
Establish Uber Driving Account
Any online account requires a valid email address and a phone number. These are then checked to see if you’re who you say you are or if their chain is being yanked. They’ll send passwords to either email or phone. You’ll input this number or series of letters. Now Uber knows that you are you, and you can proceed with signing up.
- Type in your name, phone number, and language of preference.
- Uber will send you a text to verify your phone number (yeah, again.)
- Get out your credit or debit card. This is how your fares will be paid to you, so Uber needs the number, expiration, and security code on the back of the card. Your fares will be put on your card automatically following each delivery.
After you fill in everything, Uber sends you a confirmation email of your account.
How To Delete My Uber Driver Account
The first thing you should perhaps know is that an Uber rider account, an Uber Eats driver account, and an Uber driver account are all the same thing. Uber doesn’t mess around with several different accounts per driver; it’s all one account. You, therefore, don’t have to how to delete your Uber Eats account. To delete an Uber driver account is to automatically delete the Uber Eats driver account.
With that being said, the account will be deleted after 30 days. For legal and regulatory concerns, the account will be gone completely after seven years. To delete the account, you’ll be asked to type in a verification code Uber will send to your email or phone. This is for identity purposes.
Know What You’re Deleting
Wanting to know how to delete your Uber Eats account or delete your Uber driver account is okay, but you should know that simply deleting the app from your phone won’t cut it. Your account exists in Uber servers. It will until you go into the Uber website or mobile app to delete the specific service you want to leave.
For example, you can delete your Uber Eats and driver account but remain a ride-share user. You can delete the rider portion of your account and remain a driver. You can also delete the whole thing and go with another ride-share company.
Know Why You’re Deleting
Not every company pays sufficient wages, considering that drivers make tips. Not every company offers quality products or services over the passage of years. There are company channels for resolving unsafe driving issues, bogus charges, rude support or customer service personnel, and more. They will resolve issues due to their need for you to keep driving for them. If they’ve completely and irreversibly ticked you off, then follow these directions for deleting your Uber accounts.
Delete Your Uber Ride-Share Account
If you want to keep driving for Uber and Uber Eats, then just delete your ride-share portion of the account:
- Navigate to the Uber rider account webpage or the mobile app page for deletion.
- You’ll be asked to log in. You might be asked to verify this with a verification code texted to you.
- Now you’ll be on a page asking which account you want to delete. You’ll choose the rider account. Tap on Continue.
- You’ll be asked for the reason you’re deleting your rider account. You can choose anything from Bad Experience to Prefer Not To Say. If you’re sure you want to delete your rider account, tap on Delete Account.
Uber gives you 30 days before your account is deleted for real. You can sign in as you normally would if you change your mind.
How To Delete Uber Eats Account
The process for deleting your driving account is a little different. After you’ve logged in, you’ll navigate to the I Want to Delete My Account page. The first thing they’ll want to know is why you’re deleting your account. You’ll be given several choices, or you can tap on “Other.” Be aware, though, that at some point, you’ll have to tell them why you’re leaving.
Now you’ll tap on Submit to get the deletion ball rolling. Support will contact you about the deletion. This is necessary for payment and tax purposes so that the company gets it right (trust us, you don’t want the IRS on your heels.)
Note: It’s worth saying again that now you’ve learned how to delete your Uber driver account (which also means your Uber Eats driver account,) you can keep your ride-share account and vice versa. It’s which box you tap on the Delete page that matters.
Delete Everything Pertaining To Uber
On your laptop, desktop, phone, or tablet, log in to your account. Navigate to the Uber Account Deletion page:
- Tap on Delete My Uber Account.
- Type in your email address or phone number and tap on Next.
- Type in your password and tap on Next.
- If you have a two-step verification page, then you’ll type in the code they text you. Tap on Verify.
- Tap on Continue at the bottom of the screen.
- Choose the reason you’re leaving Uber.
- Tap on Delete Account.
Your account is now deactivated and will be gone altogether in 30 days.
Remove The App From Your SmartPhone
Long-holding the Uber icon and pressing the X at the top of the screen just moves the icon into the management page. To delete the app, you’ll have to uninstall it:
- Navigate to your Settings page.
- Scroll down to your Applications page. Tap on it.
- Tap on the Uber app.
- Tap on Uninstall. The app is now gone from your smartphone.
Verify Your Uber Account Has Actually Been Deleted
You can try to log in to your Uber account. If the app won’t open, then it’s in the process of being deleted. It will take 30 days for complete deletion. If you’re still unsure, call them for verification of deletion of the account.
Uber Account Deletion FAQ
How Can I Delete My Uber Account And Make A New One?
What Happens When You Delete Your Uber Account?
When you delete your Uber account, it isn’t there anymore. After 30 days, it’s completely gone. Any rewards or credits that were in the account will be gone as well. You will then be free to start all over again if you wish.
How Do I Remove My Phone Number From Uber?
Open your Uber app. At the top left of the screen are three horizontal bars. Tap on it. Find the section detailing your name, address, and phone number. Tap on it. Delete your phone number and tap on Save. Uber no longer has your phone number.
Can I Share My Uber Driver Account With Someone Else?
Another driver sharing your Uber driving account makes you liable for any accidents, insurance problems, and/or safety infractions. When Uber learns of this, the account is suspended while the company investigates. When it’s confirmed, the driver of record is immediately and permanently separated from the company. Unconfirmed instances of another driver not fitting the driver of record’s profile are documented, and if the strikes add up to too much, then the driver of record is terminated.
Can I Make A Second Uber Driver Account?
No. Absolutely not. Uber is very strict about this. After all, one Uber account covers ride-sharing, Uber Eats, and Uber driving. You won’t need to know how to delete your Uber driver account – Uber will do it for you.
There are several reasons for wanting to know how to delete my Uber driver account. You can delete one portion of your account, or you can delete the whole thing. It takes 30 days for the account to be gone for good. After that 30 days, if you change your mind, you can open a new Uber account for ride-sharing, driving, or both. You can keep your phone number out of it, but you must have a valid email address to anchor the account.
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