The Android platform is synonymous with Google, and as soon as you unwrap your Android phone the first thing Google wants is for you to sign in with your Google account and sync yourself up.
But – particularly if you have a rooted phone – maybe you don’t want to constantly be watched over by Google. Or maybe your phone’s been stolen and you want to make extra-sure that no one can access your data (though a PIN should really be your first line of defense). Whatever your situation, here’s how to log out of your Google account on Android.
Log Out of Google Account on Android Phone
The most obvious way to sign out of your Google account is on your phone. To do this, go to “Settings -> Accounts” then tap your Google account.
Click “Remove Account” on the final screen. It will warn you that this will delete messages, contacts and other data from the phone, but don’t worry. You can always get these back should you sign in again.
Click “Remove Account” again, and you’re done!
Log out of Google Account Remotely
If your phone’s been stolen, or if you’re concerned that you’re still signed in on old or temporary devices, you can go to myaccount.google.com to sign out of any devices remotely.
Once on the site, click “Secure Account -> Your devices” then click the three-dot menu icon next to the devices you want to sign out of your Google account on and click “Sign out”.
And that’s it. Want more help with using your Android phone? Check out how to stop Android apps running in the background and our list of the best upcoming Android games in 2020.