When you purchase a new smartphone, you need to sign in with your Google account to start using your smartphone. The same rule applies when you’re selling your used smartphone, you need to remove devices from Google Account. There are some circumstances like you have lost or stolen your smartphone. Then how will you remove the stolen or misplaced device from your Google account, so no one except you can use your account?
Anyone with limited knowledge of technology can easily remove trusted devices from Google account. This guide will allow you to check all the trusted devices connected to your Google Account.
So let us begin!
How To Remove Devices From Google Account?
Below are the ways by which you can remove devices from google account on your phone and PC.
With these steps, you can easily unlink or remove your former devices from Google account.
- Head to Settings on your Android device. You can do this by clicking on Setting icons.
- Scroll till the bottom of the screen and tap on Google. This will lead you to the dashboards of Google where you can manage your accounts.
- Click on Manage Your Google Account tab, available beneath the profile name. The below picture will let you understood this step better.
- Click on three horizontal lines or the Menu button.
- In the Menu, section click on Security.
- At the bottom of the Security window, you’ll see the Manage Devices option. Click on it.
- You’ll be prompted to a new window where you’ll see a list of devices you’re currently signed in to with your Google account.
- Find the device which you want to remove, and click on three vertical dots next to the device name.
- On the next screen, you’ll see Sign out button to unlink the device.
- If you want to know some more details about the device which you want to unlink. Then click on More Details and tab the sign out button to remove the device.
- Now you need to make sure that you no longer keep this device associated with your Google account. To do this you just need to click on the Sign Out option.
The desired device is now unlinked with your Google account. Also, you’ll receive a notification regarding the unlink old device. You can check the removed device under the Where You’ve Signed Out sections.
If you don’t own a smartphone or unable to access then you can use a computer to remove a device from Google Account.
Let’s check below steps carefully to unlink the device from an account on the computer:
- Open your browser and click on the subsequent link to lead to the Google account dashboard.
- Tap on Security available in the left sidebar.
- Select Manage Devices available at the bottom of your device section.
- On the next page, all the devices linked with your Google account appear on your screens. Now you need to click on the three vertical dots available at the top right corner of the device you wish to remove.
- Sign out option will be displayed on this page click on it.
- If you’re sure about your remove request then click on the Sign Out button once again to confirm.
- After that, the desired device is removed from your Google account. Also, you will receive an email about your successful removal action.
Make Your Google Account Secure:-
If anyone has access to your Google account then he or she can easily check all your Google-related services. Google related services like Drive, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, etc. So we always recommend you sign out from your old device before handing it to someone else.
You can also enable 2-factor authentication to secure your account. If you’ve forgotten to remove your account from the old device then you can remotely remove devices from Google account with the help of steps we discussed so far.
Both of these methods are easy to follow and can get your job done. You might need to confirm your removal request by entering the security code sent by Google to confirm you’re an authorized person.
This message can be received on your registered contact number or on a recovery email address. Now it’s time wrap things up if this article is helpful for you then consider it sharing on your social media. Thanks for reading this post.