How to deactivate Gmail account –After trying that new email service suggested by one of your most trusted and tech-savvy friends, you decided to put your Gmail account on hold. If you think this is the best decision I say, you did well. However, if you are here now, reading this guide, it is clear that by virtue of the choice made you would like to understand how to deactivate gmail account. If things really are like this, just know that you have no reason to worry: I can help you!
In fact, in the following lines I’m going to show you all the steps that you need to take to be able to deactivate your Gmail account in four and four eight. How do you say? Are you a little worried because you are not a fan of information technology and the Web and are afraid of having to carry out operations that are too complicated? But no, you don’t have to! Deactivating your Gmail account is in fact a fairly simple operation to perform, based only on knowing how to move and that’s it.
Having made this clear, if you are actually interested in finding out how to deactivate Gmail accounts from various devices, I suggest you take a few minutes of free time and concentrate carefully on reading the instructions I am about to give you. Ready? Yes? Great, then let’s get started.
- 1 How to deactivate gmail account permanently From Phone temporarily
- 2 How to deactivate gmail account from pc
- 3 How to deactivate gmail account by phone
How to deactivate gmail account permanently From Phone temporarily
Before proceeding with the deactivation of your account allow me to advise you to first make a backups, i.e. a copy of your correspondence. To do this, you need to rely on Google Takeouts, which is the Google service that allows you to save and store all your account data. Let’s see together how to proceed for Gmail mail.
If you’re using from a PC, connect to the Google Takeout page and log in, if you’re not already logged in. Now select all the data you want to save: for Gmail mail you must necessarily tick the box for Mail. Then click Next step.
On the next screen choose the type of file, the frequency of backup and also the destination of the same. Let’s proceed calmly: as far as Transfer to you have to choose between the options Email the download link or Add to Drive, Add to Dropbox, Add to OneDrive And Add to Box.
On vocals FrequencyInstead, you have to choose between Export an archive or Export every two months for a year. Now the file type: .zip or .tgz. Finally the size: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 10GB or 50GB. To finish the procedure you must click on Create export, then wait for the operation to finish: it could take hours or even days. In any case you will receive an email when the export is complete.
You can also backup from your smartphone or tablet. On devices android you need to go to your account page, then log in to Settingstap on Google (or Accounts > Google) and press on Manage your Google Account. From the point Data and privacy then everything is the same.
Also from iPhones And iPads it is possible to get to Google Takeout, but from a browser. Then proceed as I described above. In case you need further support in this operation, rely on my tutorial on how Google Takeout works.
How to deactivate gmail account from pc
After saving all your emails you can proceed with the deactivation. To explain the procedure I want to start from how to deactivate gmail account from pc. Connect to this page of your Google account and sign in, in case you haven’t already.
Here you are in front of a list of Google services that you usually use, or have used. Go to entry Gmail and next to it click on the corresponding icon of a basket. In order for you to be able to deactivate your Gmail account while continuing to use other Google services, however, you will need to indicate a alternative email address (the Gmail one will be deleted). Enter the email you usually use in the field Enter an email addresschoosing one that doesn’t belong to Gmail.
Go ahead by clicking on Send verification email and wait for a message to verify the new email address. After this check, Google will proceed with the deactivation of the Gmail service: follow the instructions on the screen and if you are asked for further confirmation of your choice to delete the Gmail account, you must click on Remove Gmail.
If you were interested completely delete the Google account, then my guide on how to delete Google account will come in handy. If, on the other hand, you don’t want to deactivate your Gmail account but simply remove it from a deviceread the following.
How to deactivate gmail account from windows
You may be planning to remove gmail account from windows 11 or windows 10. If so, you need to click the button start and then access Settings. In the new window locate the entry Accounts among those on the left and click on it.
Now select Email and accounts and click ongoogle account of the Gmail address you want to remove from your PC. Once this is done, you need to click on Manage and then up Delete account from this device. To complete the procedure, confirm your choice by pressing on Delete, bottom right. More info here.
How to deactivate gmail account on mac
Now let’s see how to achieve the same goal on Mac. In this case, the first step is to access the System Settings/Preferencesby clicking the gear icon on the Dock bar or in the Launchpad. Or you can click on the logo of Appletop left, and select Settings/System Preferences…. Then select Internet Accounts.
Now click on thegoogle account related to the Gmail address you want to remove and press the button for cancel the account. For further information see my tutorial on how to remove Gmail account.
How to deactivate gmail account by phone
In this paragraph I will answer all the doubts about How to deactivate gmail account on mobilestarting with the devices android.
To proceed with the deactivation, access the Settings of your smartphone and tap on Googleor up first Accounts and then up Google. In this screen press on Manage your Google Account and you will be able to access your profile settings.
Now it’s time Data and privacylocate the section Data about apps and services you use: under this wording you will find the button Download or delete your data. Press on it and you will be able to see the list of Google services you use, then proceed with the instructions I gave you in the PC paragraph.
In case of iPhones or iPads, instead, you have to proceed from the browser. So open up Safari or whatever you prefer, and follow the procedure already illustrated to proceed from PC.
If you don’t want to completely deactivate your Gmail account but simply remove it from your smartphone (or tablet), proceed as follows instead.
How to remove gmail account from android
You may just want to remove gmail account from android without necessarily turning it off. You can do it and it’s very simple.
Grab your smartphone, access the Settings and tap on Google (or Accounts > Google). press onemail address you want to remove, then press on three dots at the top right and tap Remove accounts.
Nothing complicated, see? In any case you can take a look at the guide on how to remove Gmail account from phone for more help.
How to remove gmail account from iphone
You are wondering how to remove gmail account from your iphone or iPads? The procedure is really practical and fast, just access from the menu at Settingsthen proceed up Mail and tap on Accounts.
At this point select your voice Gmail account and on the relevant screen, choose whether to simply move up OFF the voice levers Mail, Contacts And Note or if delete the account altogether from the device by pressing the appropriate item. For more insights, read my tutorial on how to sign out of Gmail on iPhone.