It was nice while it lasted. You and the person you’ll now be removing from your Netflix account will now be parting ways. Hopefully, before you remove the person from your account, they know that you’ll be doing that. If not, they’re going to be really surprised when they try to log on and can’t.
Sometimes you have no choice but to remove someone since Netflix only lets you have a maximum of five profiles. So, if a family member needs their own profile, you might not have a choice but to kick off your friend. Before you erase that profile, keep in mind that it’s permanent and that the viewing history is gone for good.
How to Erase a Netflix Profile with an iPad or Android Device
To get rid of a profile using an iPad or Android device, you’ll need to open the Netflix app and tap on the three lines located at the top left of the display. Choose the profile you’re currently on and go to Who’s Watching.
Locate the Edit option at the top right and select the profile you want to get rid of. The final step is to choose the Delete button that should be on the right side of the For Kids/off slider. If you don’t see any changes, try login out and back in to see your changes.
How to Remove a Netflix Account with a Mac or PC
For those who just can’t stop using their faithful desktops, to erase a Netflix profile, you’ll need to open Netflix and when you’re at Who’s Watching (in the profile selection screen), and you see all the available profiles, click on Manage Profiles.
When you place the cursor on the profile you want to delete, you’ll see a pencil icon that you’ll need to click on. To the side of the Save and Cancel button, you should also see the Delete Profile button. One reason why you might not see the Delete button is that the user is signed in. You can ask the user to sign out of the account of you can remotely sign out of all accounts yourself.
How to Sign out of All Devices
If you can’t get a hold of the person or they simply don’t want to log out, drastic times call for extreme measures. You can force the person out of the account by signing out of all devices. But if you want to see the devices that are using your account before you sign them all out, you can do so by going to the Recent Device Streaming Activity page on the company’s official site. Remember to go to Settings > Recent device streaming activity.
Even after seeing all of the devices you still want to sign all of them out, you can do this by going to Settings > Sign out of all devices > Change Password (Under the Membership and Billing section) > Create a new password and then sign in with it.
It doesn’t happen all the time, but if you notice that nothing happened even though you’ve made the necessary changes, it might take as much as a few days for you to see the effects.
You can’t please everyone, and there will come a time when you’ll have to choose between who you’ll be sharing your Netflix account with. But, when you’ve made your choice, you know how to go about removing unwanted profiles.