How to Delete Grindr

When you need to take yourself off the market

What to Know

  • Android Grindr app: Tap your profile icon > Settings > Gear icon > Deactivate > Delete Account.
  • Then, choose a reason or Skip. Verify your email address. Tap Delete Profile > Delete Account.
  • iOS Grindr app: Tap your profile icon > Gear icon > Delete Profile.

This article explains how to delete your Grinder account and profile using the Android or iOS Grindr app. Simply deleting the Grindr app from your mobile device doesn't delete your Grindr account and profile. A few extra steps are necessary.

How to Delete Your Grindr Account and Profile on Android

Deleting your Grindr account and profile from an Android device is a little more involved than if you're using an iOS device. The instructions here walk you through deleting your Grindr account and profile on Android.

  1. Open the Grindr app on your Android device. On the main screen, tap your profile icon; it should be in the shape of a circle and located in the top left corner.

  2. A profile menu should appear. To access your Grindr app settings, either tap the yellow Settings at the bottom or tap your profile picture, then tap the gray gear icon that's now in the top right corner.

  3. Tap Deactivate > Delete Account.

    Three mobile screenshots showing three different steps in how to delete a Grindr account and profile by using an Android device
  4. On the next screen, choose a reason from the provided list of reasons why you might delete a Grindr account, or tap Skip.

  5. On the next screen, verify your account by entering your email address in the space provided, then tap Delete Profile at the bottom.

  6. A red and white dialog box may flash across your screen to warn you that "all of your information will be permanently removed from Grindr's system." To confirm your profile and account deletion, tap Delete Account within this dialog box.

How to Delete Your Grindr Account and Profile on iOS

The instructions for deleting your Grindr account are only slightly different on iOS than they are on an Android device. However, they're simpler and don't require as many steps.

  1. Open the Grindr app on your iOS device. On the main screen, tap your profile icon. It should be in the shape of a circle with a silhouette of a person inside the circle.

  2. Select the gear icon in the top right corner of the screens.

  3. Tap Delete Profile, which is located at the bottom of this menu.

  4. At this point, according to Grindr, this completes the deletion of your Grindr profile and account.

Is it Possible to Confirm a Grindr Account and Profile Was Deleted?

Not really. There's really not a verified way to confirm your account and profile were deleted, but, according to Grindr, if you deleted your profile, they really have no way to recover it or that information. So, if you decide to come back to Grindr, you'll need an entirely new profile.

If you were a Grindr Xtra subscriber, you'll still need to cancel any subscriptions related to the Grindr account you're planning to delete. Those subscriptions don't go away simply because you deleted your profile and account.

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