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Many times we may want to remove a Gmail account from our Android phones due to a varied range of reasons. Sometimes the account in concern may be a dormant account or in other cases we might have switched to a new Gmail account owing to which we may want to delete the Gmail account on our Android phones.
However when you delete a Gmail account from your Android phone, it does not mean that the account is deleted permanently, you can always use the Gmail account from the web browser and also add it to your Android phone whenever required.
People may get confused about what deleting a Gmail account on Android phone is all about, to clarify this let’s have a look at the three different perceptions people might have behind it:
You Don’t Want Any New Mail Coming To Your Gmail Account:
This means that while you still have the Gmail account added to your Google accounts, you do not wish to flood your email account with any new emails. In simpler terms you just want the account to be dormant without any notifications. You will however be able to access YouTube, Google Play Store liked with this email account.
You Remove A Gmail/Google Account:
Removing a Gmail account is entirely different from deleting a Gmail/Google account. When you remove a Gmail account from your Android phone, it means you will not be able to access your account, YouTube, Play Store associated with the account. However, you can add your account whenever required.
You Delete A Gmail Account On Your Android Phone:
When you decide and go ahead deleting a Google account it means the account will be permanently removed and will become unrecoverable.
Deleting a Gmail account also means you will not be able to use YouTube, Google Music, Play Store associated with the account.
Another important fact associated with deleting a Gmail account are that you will not have access to any pictures, music, files, calendar, etc that were associated with the deleted Gmail Account. Also, you will not be able to access any applications that were purchased using the same Gmail account.
Reading the above facts, it is totally up to you to decide whether you want to remove a Gmail account on your Android phone or you wish to go ahead and delete the Google account.
Must Read: How To Mass Delete Emails in Gmail.
In this article we are focusing mainly on the first point, which is how to remove a Gmail account from the phone so that it can be restored back whenever required and you do not lose any data associated with it. So without further ado, let’s continue reading the article and know how to remove a Google account.
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How To Remove A Gmail Account From Your Android Phone?
Below are the steps using which you can remove as Gmail account from your Android phone,
- Open the Settings on your Android phone.
- From the Settings window look for the option names Accounts. Please note the option might appear as Users & Accounts in some Android phones.
- The Accounts window will have all the accounts configured on your Android phone. Here look for the Google account you wish to remove and click on it.
- Post this click on Remove account.
- You will be asked to confirm the removal, please confirm by clicking on Remove account.
There are instances when a Gmail account cannot be removed. In such cases you can always disable the account by navigating to Settings > Apps > Here select Gmail and then Disable the account.
While it is easy to remove a Google account from your Android phone, it gets difficult to recover it at times. Under such circumstances, you can also choose to turn off the sync and notifications on your Gmail account.
How To Turn Off Notifications And Sync On Your Gmail Account?
Turning off notifications and sync on your Gmail lets you do the task without removing it. To do so,
- Launch Settings.
- Here click on Accounts.
- Click on the Gmail account for which you want to turn off notifications.
- Click on Account sync.
- Toggle off the option named Gmail.
Once you have performed these steps you will stop receiving any emails and notifications associated with the Gmail account on your Android phone, However the Google account will still be present on your phone.
These were the methods using which a user can easily remove a Gmail account from an Android device. Please share your valuable feedback with us by writing in the comments section below. You can also subscribe to our blogs for more information on latest tech and features.