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How to delete LinkedIn account without password or email? (2022)

How to delete an old LinkedIn account you cannot access?
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Do you have a LinkedIn account that you cannot access? And do you want to delete that account too?

If so, then this is the right guide to help you with deleting a LinkedIn account that is inaccessible. 

Here, we will answer all the complex queries related to deleting a LinkedIn account that is no longer accessible.

How to delete LinkedIn account without password?

How to delete old LinkedIn account without password or email?

How to delete LinkedIn account without email or phone number?

We will answer all these queries in detail below.

How to delete LinkedIn account without password?

It is important that you need to access your old LinkedIn account to delete it.

Follow the below steps to access your old LinkedIn account.

Visit LinkedIn.

Click on “Sign in”. 

Click on Forgot Password.

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Enter your Email id registered with LinkedIn to receive the verification code.

Reset password to access my old LinkedIn account

Click on Reset Password.

A mail will come from Linkedin to your registered mail address.

You’ll be asked to enter a verification code sent to your email in the following screen.

Enter the verification code.

Click on Submit.

Now, you need to enter the new password.

Confirm the new password by entering it again.

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Click on Submit.

Now you have got a new password to access your LinkedIn account.

Once you have got the password to access your LinkedIn account, you can proceed to delete it.

How to delete my old LinkedIn account permanently?

Follow the below steps to delete your LinkedIn account permanently.

Open the “LinkedIn” app on your mobile phone. 

Click on the profile photo on the sidebar (the small icon on your left).

Select the “Settings” option from that. 

When settings open, select “Account preferences”. 

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Scroll down and select “Close account”.

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Provide the reason for closing the account.

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Provide a descriptive reason for closing the account.

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Enter your password to close this account.

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Fill it and click “Done”. 

If you are accessing LinkedIn through a laptop or desktop, follow the below steps to delete your LinkedIn account.

Visit LinkedIn. 

Login using your username and password. 

When the profile opens, you can see the “Me” option near Notifications on the top of the screen.  

Click the “Me” option, and select “Settings & Privacy” from that. 

Select “Account preferences” from the sidebar. 

Select “Account Management” from that sidebar.  

Click the “Change” option across the “Close account” option. 

Provide the reason for closing the account.

Provide a descriptive reason for closing the account.

Enter your password to close this account.

Fill it and click “ Done”. 

How to delete old LinkedIn account without password or email?

In some cases, you might even forget your email id or password to access LinkedIn.

The previous method requires you to know the email id before proceeding with the rest of the steps.

In this case, as you don’t know the email id, it is important to get a hold of your email id first.

Follow the below steps to find the email id associated with your LinkedIn account.

First of all, you need to request a connection in your LinkedIn to find out your profile.

Request the person to click on Contact info on your profile.

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A pop-up will come up with your contact details.

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From there, you can find out your email address.

An alternative method to find email id associated with your LinkedIn account

If the previous method doesn’t work out you can use third-party websites like Lusha or Rocket Reach to find the email id associated with your account.

You can enter your LinkedIn profile id or name to search for your profile.

Lusha RocketReach to find email id associated with your LinkedIn account

When you see your profile, you can click on Get Contact Info to get your email id.

Access your old LinkedIn Account using Email Id

Now, you get to know the email id to access your LinkedIn account. If you remember the password then you can login directly.

If you don’t remember the password, follow the steps as mentioned before to reset the password.

Visit LinkedIn.

Click on “Sign in”. 

Click on Forgot Password.

Enter your Email id registered with LinkedIn to receive the verification code.

Click on Reset Password.

A mail will come from Linkedin to your registered mail address.

You’ll be asked to enter a verification code sent to your email in the following screen.

Enter the verification code.

Click on Submit.

Now, you need to enter the new password.

Confirm the new password by entering it again.

Click on Submit.

Now you have got a new password to access your LinkedIn account.

Deleting the Old LinkedIn Account

Follow the below steps to delete your LinkedIn account permanently.

Open the “Linkedin” app on your mobile phone. 

Click on the profile photo on the sidebar (the small icon on your left).

Select the “Settings” option from that. 

When settings open, select “Account preferences”. 

Scroll down and select “Close account”.

Provide the reason for closing the account.

Provide a descriptive reason for closing the account.

Enter your password to close this account.

Fill it and click “Done”. 

How to delete LinkedIn account without email or phone number?

This method is useful when you don’t have access to your email id or phone number associated with your account.

Please follow the steps below to verify your account:

Visit LinkedIn.

Click on “Sign in”. 

Click on Forgot Password.

Enter the email ID currently associated with your account and click on Reset password.

You’ll be asked to enter a verification code sent to your email in the following screen.

Since you don’t have access to this email account, click on Can’t access this email?

Deleting a LinkedIn account without access to your email id or phone number

Enter the new email address you want to be associated with your account.

Next, LinkedIn will ask you to verify your identity by providing an image of a valid passport or government ID.

ID card is required to ensure that only you regain access to your account and no unauthorized entity is given access.

After you submit the image, LinkedIn will process your information and be in contact to assist you further.

Once LinkedIn has verified your identity, you can get access to your LinkedIn account.

After getting access you can follow the procedure as mentioned above to delete your LinkedIn account.

How to temporarily delete or deactivate the LinkedIn account?

LinkedIn doesn’t offer the option to disable your account temporarily, you can edit your public profile to control what profile information people see when they use search engines like Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc.

You can adjust your public profile settings to make your public profile “visible to no one” or choose what you want others to see.

FAQs

How to delete a Linkedin account without logging in?

To delete a LinkedIn account, you need to log in. However, even if you don’t have any of the required credentials, LinkedIn allows you to access your account and delete it.
If you don’t have a password, refer to this method to access your password and delete your LinkedIn account.
If you don’t have an email and password, refer to this method to access your email and delete your LinkedIn account.
If you don’t have an email, password, and mobile number, or any of the login details, refer to this method to access your email and delete your LinkedIn account.

Wrapping Up

Hope you get an idea about deleting an old LinkedIn account you cannot access.

Hope it is helpful!

Kindly let us know if you have any queries.

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