To enjoy all the perks and features of an Android phone, you are encouraged to sign in to your Google account, especially when you just had the phone. That way, you can install and use apps, save your settings, and more.
But despite a Google account being essential for an Android phone, there are just situations where you may want it removed.
- You accidentally signed in to a Google account on your Android phone, and now you don’t know how to remove it.
- You’ve registered your Google account on your phone. You want to remove it because you’re selling or giving away your phone.
- You’ve reset the Android phone, but you forgot the previously used Google account credentials.
If you’re in one of the mentioned situations, you’re in luck. In this article, you’re going to know how to remove Google account from Android. Read on!
Method 1: How to Remove Google Account from Android via Settings
If you still have full access to your phone, you can easily remove or sign out of the Google account in Settings. If you’ve forgotten or you simply don’t know where to find it there, just follow the steps below.
Just note that the location of the Account settings may vary depending on the brand and interface of the phone. So, we only included a general way of getting into it. Nevertheless, the process is pretty much the same with other Android devices.
Open Settings and then scroll down and look for Accounts or Accounts & Backup.
In there, you can see a list of all the linked accounts on the phone. Sometimes, you may need to tap on Manage Accounts to see them.
Select the Google account/s that you want to remove. Then, tap “Remove Account” or “Sign Out”. After that, the account’s connection to your phone and apps should be severed.
If you have an Android phone that’s above Android version 9 (pie), you may be required to enter your PIN before you can remove the Google account.