How to Delete Your Netflix Profile

Clean up your profiles for better viewing options

Netflix profiles allow different members of a household to have their own personalized Netflix experience.

There are several reasons to delete a Netflix profile. You may want to reset your Netflix viewing history, or you may wish to delete the profile of someone who no longer uses Netflix on your account. Since only five profiles can exist on one Netflix account, you'll have to delete an existing profile to add a new one.

Deleting a Netflix profile is easy, permanent, and also deletes the profile's viewing history. Deleting a profile on one device will remove it from all of your devices.

The instructions here cover deleting a Netflix profile from most mobile devices and computers. Note that devices released before 2013 may not fully support Netflix profiles.

Delete a Netflix Profile Using a Windows PC or Mac

Person deleting their Netflix profile on a TV
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  1. Open Netflix in your preferred browser. 

  2. Select the Profile button in the upper-right corner of the screen and choose Manage Profiles from the drop-down menu.  

  3. Select the profile you want to delete.

  4. Select the Delete Profile button located on the bottom row next to Save and Cancel

    Screenshot of edit profile screen on Netflix in the process of deleting a Netflix profile

If the profile is signed in on another device, you may not see a delete button in the Manage Profiles section.

Delete a Netflix Profile on a Smart TV or Streaming Device

These instructions pertain to smart TVs and devices such as Roku and Apple TV.

  1. Scroll up to the row of icons with the Search feature and select Profiles.

  2. On the Manage Profiles screen, go to the profile you want to delete.

  3. Navigate to the pencil icon just below it. Select the pencil icon to edit the profile. 

  4. Select the Delete Profile option found at the bottom of these settings.

Delete a Netflix Profile Using an iPhone

  1. Open the Netflix app.

  2. Tap the More button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

  3. Tap Manage Profiles just under the list of profiles.

  4. Tap the profile you wish to remove.

  5. Tap the Delete button just below the For Kids on/off slider.

Delete a Profile Using an iPad or Android Device

  1. Open the Netflix app.

  2. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner of the screen.

  3. Tap the profile listed at the top of this menu to go to the Who's Watching screen.

  4. Tap the Edit button in the top-right corner.

  5. Tap the profile you want to delete.

  6. Tap the Delete button to the right of the For Kids on/off slider.

You may need to log out and log back in on some devices to see profile changes.

Remove Shows From Your Netflix Viewing History

If you just want to delete a few shows from your history, there's no need to delete your entire profile. Simply remove individual shows in your account settings. To get to your account settings:

  • On a Mac or Windows PC: Select the Profiles button in the upper-right corner of the screen, and then select Account
  • On an iPhone: Tap the Menu button in the lower-right corner of the display and then tap Account.
  • On an iPad or Android device: Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper-left corner of the screen, and then tap Account.

Once in account settings, scroll down to the My Profile section and select Viewing Activity. Remove items by selecting the Hide button, which looks like a circle with a line through it.

A screenshot of the activity screen on the Netflix account page.

To remove a show from your history, you must be in the profile that watched the show.