Cannot delete Yahoo email accountSupport


  1. cpd73mc

    cpd73mc Member

    I stupidly added my Yahoo account to my Galaxy S3 and now cannot delete it. The phone says it is in use by other apps and the only way to delete it is by doing a factory reset.

    For now I have turned off sync but is there any way I can find out which app is using it and delete that app. After spending the weekend downloading all my apps and configuring the screens, I am really not in the mood to do it all over again.

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  2. EpicMindWarp

    EpicMindWarp Well-Known Member

    Hold the home button for about 3 seconds, when the screen changes - press the task manager button.

    Go to RAM and press clear, it should close all the open applications.

    Try deleting your account then.
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  3. cpd73mc

    cpd73mc Member

    Thanks so much! That did it.
  4. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting that.
  5. LittleKitten

    LittleKitten New Member

    Argh! Didn't work for me and I tried several times. I even deleted some apps I thought might be associated with my Yahoo account. Any other suggestions?
  6. EpicMindWarp

    EpicMindWarp Well-Known Member

    Assuming you've cleared all open apps and uninstalled some others - might have to just perform a factory reset.
  7. tyebrea99

    tyebrea99 New Member


    menu> settings> application manager> all> email> select force stop, selct clear data.
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