For every Android Device, there’s always a corresponding Google Account required in order to proceed to be able to use the device. It’s free so there’s no need to worry about a subscription or any costs.
However, the reason Google does this is so that the device can have access to Google Services such as Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Drive, and more.
However, there are some reasons to sign out the Google Account that was used on the Android Device. This includes selling the device, or you may have lost it, or you simply want to assign a new account and remove the old one. This will be definitely useful for refurbishing an old phone or keeping an old device secure from getting accessed.
Here are 4 ways to sign out of your Google Account on your Android device.
1. Phone Settings via Android Device
- Go to your phone settings.
- Click on Google > Google Account.
- Click on the Security tab. This shows the devices where you are signed in. These are your most recently used hardware.
- Select the device you want to sign out of Google from.
- Tap remove Account. This will remove the Google Account from your Android device.
Your phone may require a reboot in order to fix itself. This is really helpful when you need to remove the Google Account to your phone.
2. Google Account Settings
- Go to your Google Account Settings.
- Click on Security found on the left.
- Click on Manage Devices under ‘Your Devices’. It’ll show you a list of devices where you are logged in.
- Select your Android device.
- Click ‘Remove‘. This will instantly remove the Google Account on that Android Device.
3. Find my Device
- Go to Google Find My Device. Find my device will show you all the devices that might’ve used your Google Account.
- Login if it prompts for your credentials.
- Click on the device you want to edit. Google will often ask you to key in your password.
- Scroll down and click ‘Sign out‘. After you click sign out, your Google Account will be removed from your selected Android Device.
4. Factory Reset
This is your last resort in order to sign out of your Google Account on your Android Device. Although the first three methods are sure to work, you’re still reading up to this point which means you’re probably looking for something more.
Doing a factory reset on your mobile phone is the furthest you can go to ensure that you have already successfully signed out of the Google Account connected to your Android Phone. You may be selling this phone or you’re migrating to a newer device so you need to sign out of your Google Account.
- Go to your Phones Settings.
- Scroll down and tap General Management.
- Tap on Reset. Before you push through with this, you may want to save all you files in a separate location. The reset will wipe everything and that means images, contacts, and installed apps.
All the four ways I mentioned are sure to work. They just have different ways of executing the sign out process. The only time I really needed to sign out of my Google Account on my Android Device was when I bought a new one.
I highly suggest you log out of all accounts when you’re no longer using the associated device.
Here’s a word of caution, due to the fact that Android uses Google Accounts, there may be some error messages when you do get to remove the Google Account. The effects on phones may differ across devices but the phone may require you to immediately provide a new and replacement Google Account.
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