How do I permanently close my Amazon account?

Answered by John Hunt

To permanently close your Amazon account and delete your data, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to the Amazon website: Visit the Amazon website and make sure you are logged in to your account.

2. Access the Account settings: Click on the “Accounts & Lists” tab located at the top right corner of the Amazon homepage. From the drop-down menu, select “Account” to access your account settings.

3. Go to the “Close Your Account” page: Scroll down the Account settings page until you find the “Settings” section. Look for the “Close Your Account” option and click on it.

4. Read about the consequences: On the “Close Your Account” page, Amazon provides information about the consequences of closing your account. It is important to read through this information to understand which Amazon services you will no longer have access to after deleting your account. Take note of any services or features that may impact you.

5. Confirm your decision: After reading the information, you will be asked to confirm your decision. To proceed, check the box that says, “I want to permanently close my Amazon Account and delete my data.”

6. Close your account: Once you have confirmed your decision, click on the “Close my account” button. Amazon will then begin the process of closing your account and permanently deleting your data.

It is crucial to note that once your Amazon account is closed, you will lose access to several services and features, including but not limited to:

– Amazon Prime benefits: If you have an Amazon Prime membership, it will be terminated, and you will no longer enjoy the benefits associated with it, such as free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, and more.

– Kindle library: Your Kindle library and any associated content, including e-books and audiobooks, will be permanently deleted. You will not be able to access them again.

– Audible library: If you have an Audible account linked to your Amazon account, your Audible library and any purchased audiobooks will also be deleted. You will lose access to them.

– Amazon Music library: Any music you have purchased or added to your Amazon Music library will be removed, and you will not be able to stream or download it anymore.

– Amazon Photos: Your photos and videos stored in Amazon Photos will be deleted. Ensure you have backed up any important files before closing your account.

– Order history and reviews: Your order history, including any saved payment methods, and product reviews will be permanently removed. This information will no longer be accessible.

– Amazon Drive and Cloud Storage: If you use Amazon Drive or any other Amazon cloud storage services, your stored files and documents will be deleted. Make sure to back up any important data before closing your account.

It is important to carefully consider the consequences of closing your Amazon account, especially if you have significant data or content associated with it. Make sure to download or backup any necessary files, cancel any subscriptions or services, and resolve any pending orders before proceeding with the account closure.

Remember, once your account is closed, it is not possible to reactivate it or retrieve any deleted data.