Removing a Google Account

How to Remove Your Google Account from All of Your Devices

There are many occasions where you may need to remove your Google account from a device. This could be due to a device upgrade, security concerns, or simply because you no longer use that account. You will also need to remove your account if you want to put your device on Buyback with us/ sell it to us at SOS Quality Used Goods. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of removing a Google account from different devices.

Note: Removing a Google account will result in the loss of access to Google services and data associated with that account on the device. Make sure to back up any important data before proceeding.

Removing a Google Account from a Mobile Device (Android/iOS)

For Android Devices:

1. Open Settings: Go to the “Settings” app on your Android device. This is usually represented by a gear or cogwheel icon.

2. Accounts: Scroll down and select “Accounts” or “Users & Accounts,” depending on your device’s version.

3. Google Account: Tap on the Google account you want to remove.

4. Account Options: Depending on your Android version, you may need to tap on “Account sync” or “Remove Account” (found in the top-right corner or under the three-dot menu).

5. Remove Account: Confirm the removal by tapping “Remove Account.” You may need to enter your device’s PIN or pattern to proceed.

6. Confirmation: A warning message will appear, informing you about the consequences of removing the account. Confirm again by selecting “Remove Account.”


For iOS (iPhone/iPad):

Removing a Google account from an iOS device is a much simpler process. 

If you are signed in on a Google web browser, simply log out of your account by:

1. Opening the Google app.

2. Tap on your profile in the top right corner, and select the account you wish to remove.

3. Tap on “Manage accounts on this device”, and then press “Remove from this device”.


Removing a Google Account from a Laptop or Desktop

For Windows:

1. Open Settings: Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar and select “Settings” (the gear-shaped icon).

2. Accounts: In the Settings window, click on “Accounts.”

3. Email & accounts: In the left sidebar, click on “Email & accounts.”

4. Manage accounts: Under the “Accounts used by other apps” section, click on the Google account you want to remove.

5. Remove: Click the “Remove” button. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the removal.


For macOS:

To remove a google account from a Mac is the same process as removing a Google account via iPhone through the Google browser.

There is also the option to remove your Gmail account by following these steps:

1. Open System Preferences: Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner and select “System Preferences.”

2. Internet Accounts: In the System Preferences window, click on “Internet Accounts.”

3. Select Google: Click on the Google account you wish to remove in the left-hand pane.

4. Remove: To remove the account, click the “-” (minus) button at the bottom left of the window. Confirm the removal when prompted.


Removing a Google Account from a Tablet (Android/iPad)

The process for removing a Google account from a tablet is similar to that of mobile devices. Follow the respective instructions for your tablet’s operating system (Android or iOS).


Removing a Google account from your mobile, laptop, or tablet is a straightforward process, but it should be done with caution, as it will result in the loss of access to associated Google services and data. Make sure to back up any important information before proceeding. Whether you’re transitioning to a new account, addressing security concerns, or simply streamlining your digital life, following these steps will help you remove a Google account from your devices with ease.

Please also note that we will have to remove your Google account before we can take your device in. Therefore, to to save time, you may want to remove these yourself at home.