How To Delete MEGA Completely
In this article, we will show you how to delete your MEGA account, get them to delete your personal data too and delete the MEGA app if you have it installed on your Iphone, Ipad or Android. So, if you want to end your relationship with MEGA completely, keep reading.
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Delete MEGA Account via Email
There are 2 methods to get your data (and account) deleted by MEGA. They are:
- Under GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation (for EU Residents): This gives you the right to ask an organization that holds data about you, to delete that data. This is known as the ‘right to erasure’. You can make your request verbally or in writing. We recommend writing via email, to serve as evidence. An organization has one calendar month to respond to your request.
- Under CCPA - California Consumer Privacy Act: This empowers California residents to request that a business delete the data/personal information it has on you. The business is legally required to delete the consumer's personal information from its records and direct any service providers to delete the data too. Failure of a business to comply with the CCPA can result in fines of up to $7,500 per violation.
Now we understand what the laws entail, You can delete your account by contacting MEGA via email. Here is how to handle the account data deletion request:
- In your email, state the reasons why you want your data/account deleted - Note that under GDPR or CCPA you don't need to provide a reason for your request
- Provide all the relevant information regarding your account with MEGA.
- Mention the Law under which you make your request - GDPR or CCPA
- Notify MEGA of the penalty for non-compliance - A $7,500 fine under CCPA and 4% of annual turnover under GDPR.
- Send your email to [email protected] Login to see email.
How To Delete MEGA's App from your Phone
There are many reasons you may want to get rid of MEGA on your phone. It may be to clear storage or because you've grown tired of using the app.
Whatever your reason is, here's how to delete MEGA from an iPhone or Android device:
Deleting MEGA app from an Iphone
If you want to delete MEGA from your iphone, here’s what you should do:
- From your home screen, tap the MEGA icon and hold till all apps start shaking.
- An "X" sign will appear on the top right corner of the app.
- Click the "X" sign on MEGA.
- Tap the red delete button and viola!
- From your Iphone settings, click on "General".
- Now click on "Iphone Storage" and scroll down to see all the apps installed on your phone.
- Click the MEGA app you want to delete.
- Select "Delete MEGA" on the next screen and confirm delete.
How to delete MEGA from your Android phone
To delete MEGA from your android device, here's what you should do:
- Open Google Play
- From the hamburger menu icon, go to "My Apps & Games".
- From the list of available apps on your device, click on MEGA.
- Next, tap "Uninstall".
- From your home screen or app drawer, tap and hold the MEGA app you want to delete.
- Click the part of the screen that shows "Uninstall".
- Go to your Android phone settings.
- Click on 'Apps'.
- Select the MEGA app you want to delete.
- Click "Uninstall".
MEGA Software Details
MEGA provides user-controlled encrypted cloud storage and chat through standard web browsers, together with dedicated apps for mobile devices. Unlike other cloud storage providers, your data is encrypted and decrypted by your client devices only and never by us. Upload your files from your smartphone or tablet then search, store, download, stream, view, share, rename or delete your files any time, from any device, anywhere. Share folders with your contacts and see their updates in real time. The encryption process means we cannot access or reset your password so you MUST remember it (unless...