If you no longer need your Android device to be connected to your Google account, it is better to remove it for security reasons. This article shows you the steps to remove an Android device from your Google account.
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Why remove Android device from Google account?
Though not mandatory, connecting your Android device to your Google account is almost required. It opens up a host of essential features and access to various Google services such as Play Store, Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, and more on your device. Moreover, it also enables you to keep your data synced across multiple devices.
Though this is a good thing, there might come a time when you need to disconnect your Android device from your Google account. There are several reasons why you might want to do it. For example, you might be selling your Android phone or tablet. Alternatively, it might be lost, or you might be exchanging your old Android device for a new one.
No matter what the reason is, if you no longer need or don’t have access to your Android device, it is better to remove it from your Google account. That way, it improves security, and your old device doesn’t compromise your Google account. Moreover, it also removes unnecessary clutter from your Google account.
Remove Android device from Google account
Follow the steps below to remove an Android device from your Google account.
1. Open your Google account page.
First, open your Google account page using the https://myaccount.google.com/ URL. Just copy the URL, paste it in the web browser’s address bar, and press the Enter key on your keyboard. If you see a login prompt, type the associated email address and password and press the sign-in button.
If you are on an Android phone, you can get to this same page from Settings > Google > Manage your Google Account page.
2. Go to the Security > Manage All Devices page.
Once you are in your Google account page, click on the “Security” option on the sidebar. After that, find the “Your Devices” section and click on the “Manage all devices” option. You can also get to this page by typing the https://myaccount.google.com/device-activity/ URL in the address bar.
3. Open your Android device settings page.
You will find all the devices are logged in with this specific Google account. From the list, find and click on the Android device you want to sign out or remove. Thankfully, Google uses device names, so it shouldn’t be that hard to identify the Android device you want to remove.
4. Click the ‘Sign Out’ button on the device settings page.
On this page, click on the “Sign Out” button.
As soon as you do that, you will see a confirmation prompt; click the “Sign out” button again.
The above action shows another prompt telling you that if you’ve given third-party apps on your device access to your Google account, they might still be able to access it. In that case, you can revoke the app access from the Manage app access page. Click the “Ok” button to continue.
5. (optional) Revoke third-party apps access to your Google account.
If you’ve given third-party apps on your device access to your Google account, they might still be able to access it. To ensure it doesn’t happen, you have to revoke third-party app access. For that,
Go back to the Security page (https://myaccount.google.com/security), find the “Third-party apps with account access,” and click on the “Manage third-party access” option.
Here, find the third-party app you want to revoke, click on it, and then click on the Remove Access button. Click the “Ok” button in the confirmation prompt.
6. That’s it; you’ve removed an Android device from your Google account.
That is it. With that, you’ve signed out or removed an Android device from your Google account. If you are wondering, Google will automatically remove all signed-out devices from your account in a few days.
I hope this simple and easy Windows/Android how-to guide helped you.
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