TP-Link is a Chinese-based company that provides networking equipment such as WiFi devices, routers, WiFi routers, access points, range extenders, etc.
When you use their device, you can create an account in the TP-Link cloud which stores metadata regarding the products you use. Some people may no longer need this feature and here we will show you how to delete a TP-Link account.
To delete a TP-Link account, you need to submit a special form on the TP-Link website. You can either submit it via their website or you can send them an email. Keep in mind, once the account is deleted, you’ll lose all the data saved in their server.
How to Delete a TP-Link Account?
TP-Link is a well-known company especially for theru superior smart router and WiFi extender that utilizes a mesh WiFi system to provide strong and reliable coverage throughout the whole house/property.
They use the TP-Link account to store the metadata for all your products in the cloud. This way TP-Link makes it easier and more convenient to manage (and control) your wireless home network. However, once you don’t need it, then simply delete the account.
There are two ways to delete a TP-Link account and both require the user to submit a request to the manufacturer. Here are the steps:
- Go to TP-Link official website and submit a delete form on their customer service page. Fill out the cancellation, provide the required information including the TP-Link account ID (which is your email address, and in some cases the phone number). Submit the form and wait for their reply (it may take a few business days).
- Another way is to email the TP-Link directly and request them to delete your account. Provide your account ID on the email and send it to either email@example.com or support@tp-link. Wait a few days to get an update.
There’s no other method to delete the TP-link account using the product’s phone app. It has to be requested to them via the online form or email address. There’s no other way!
Once you submit the request, TP-Link will start the procedure of removing your account and the associated saved information. In the end, your email address and the account ID will get unlinked from any TP-Link online service.
What happens if you delete your TP-Link account?
By deleting your TP-Link account you will lose access to all the data saved on the cloud. This includes data for services such as Kasa, Tether, Deco, Tapo, TP-Link camera, etc. Basically, for all the products under TP-Link.
Once the account is deleted, there’s no way to restore the data or revert back to the settings associated with your account. Even if you open another account with TP-Link using the same email address and login credentials, the old data is forever gone.
That’s why you should terminate your TP-Link account only if you no longer use their products. If you’re still using them, don’t delete the account, or at least email them for support before doing so. All the TP-Link devices that use metadata from your online account will lose the data linked to them.
How to unbind a TP-Link account?
To avoid having your account completely removed, you may consider unbinding the account from the TP-Link products that you use. In this case, the products don’t store any data on the cloud. To unbind your TP-Link account from the device, follow the methods listed below:
- Open the TP-Link device app on the phone and go to the lift of your devices. Select the device that you intend to unbind and then tap the “Remove” button. Once you do so, the device will disappear from the list.
- Another way is to go to the device that you wish to remove and tap Device Settings. You’ll see there is a remove button that unbinds the device. Tap it and you’re done.
What’s the purpose of the TP-Link account?
The purpose of a TP-Link account is to easily store the metadata of your devices/products in the cloud. By using the account, you will be in control of the settings of these devices from one place. You can perform actions such as upgrading the firmware, adjusting the settings, and binding all your devices under a single account.
Moreover, the TP-Link devices are expanding in cameras or smart plugs and you can connect and control these devices remotely by using the TP-Link account. To cut it short, it provides convenience and concentrates all your smart devices in one spot.
If you wish to delete your TP-Link account, there are just two ways to do so. You can either submit a form via TP-Link official website, or email their customer service. You need to provide your account ID and TP-Link will terminate your account in a few days.