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How to remove a Google account from your phone

In this article, we are going to show you how to remove a Google account from your phone, whether it's Android or iOS.
September 2, 2022
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Joe Hindy / Android Authority

When you set up your phone for the first time, you’ll most likely add a Google account to take advantage of the many services they offer. We will show you how to remove a Google account from your phone if you need to switch over to a new one, or if you want to change your default Google account.

Read more: How to delete a Google or Gmail account


Removing a Google account usually only takes a few taps, regardless of whether you're on an Android phone or an iPhone. Just go into your phone's settings app, and the user account settings will allow you to remove your Google account.


How to remove a Google account from your Android phone

Open your phone’s Settings app. Tap Accounts. If you don’t see Accounts, tap Users & accounts or Passwords & Accounts. The wording all depends on what model of phone you have.

passwords and accounts

Tap the account you want to remove.

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Tap Remove account at the bottom of the screen. You will be asked to confirm your choice. Confirm, and the account will be removed.

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Please note that if this is the only Google account on your phone, you’ll need to enter your phone’s pattern, PIN, or password for security. Your phone will also lose some functionality — for example, Chrome browser sync — until you connect to at least one other Google account.

How to remove a Google account from your iPhone

Go to Settings and open the settings for either Mail, Contacts, or Calendars.

iphone settings

On the next page, you will see a section called Accounts. Tap on it.

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You will now see the accounts on your phone. Tap the one you want to remove.

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Tap Delete Account at the bottom.

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How to remove a Google account from your Samsung Galaxy phone

Tap Settings > Accounts and backup.

accounts and backup

Select Manage Accounts.

manage accounts

Tap the Google account you want to delete.

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Select and confirm your action by tapping Remove Account.

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Go to the Device Activity section of your Google account. Ensure you are signed in under the correct Google account registered to that device. The Device Activity page will show you all of your registered devices. Choose the one you want to remove, and on the next page, select Sign out.

We’ve already written an excellent article on how to remove a Google profile photo.