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Cannot delete Yahoo email account

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cpd73mc, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. cpd73mc

    cpd73mc Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks so much! That did it.
  4. SAL8116

    SAL8116 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for posting that.
  5. LittleKitten

    LittleKitten Lurker

    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 Lurker

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

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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