How to Delete an AWS Account

By Steven Melendez

You can delete your Amazon Web Service account through Amazon's Web interface or log in to adjust your usage or see your bill.

Delete an Amazon Web Services account through the AWS Billing Management Console website. You can also separately cancel a paid AWS support plan or delete specific AWS services without closing your account completely. To see an itemized bill and understand how much you're paying for AWS services, you can visit the AWS billing page.

Closing Your Account

Delete your AWS account completely by visiting the AWS Billing Management Console and clicking the "Close Account" button.

You'll be charged a prorated amount for your last month of service.

Canceling a Support Plan

If you're paying for an AWS support plan and find that you're not using it, you can switch to a cheaper plan or to the free "Basic" level of support through the AWS Support Plans page.

Click the "Change Plan" button and select the level of service and pricing you prefer.

Canceling Specific Services

If you don't want to close your account completely, but you do want to cancel or change how you use specific services, modify your service portfolio through the AWS Management Console page.

Visit the console and click on the button for specific services that you're interested in canceling or adjusting, such as EC2 or S3 to change your settings for the particular services you're using.

Understanding Your Costs

If you want to better understand what you're paying for AWS, visit the Billing & Cost Management Dashboard to see an itemized breakdown of your AWS charges.

Click the "Bills" button to download a spreadsheet version of your statement or print your itemized usage.