How to delete a gmail account from mobile {Updated 2023}

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You had added an account Gmail on your mobile but, now, since you no longer use it, you have decided to delete it. The problem is that you don’t really know how to do it and, therefore, you would need a hand to succeed in your intent. If that’s the case, don’t worry: I can help you.

In the next paragraphs of this guide, in fact, I will be able to explain to you How to delete gmail account from mobile and, in case you need it, also how to permanently cancel the account, by closing it. That said, it doesn’t matter whether you have an Android device or an iPhone: the operation is feasible on both platforms and can be completed in a matter of minutes.

Since you seem quite interested in the matter, I would therefore say to put the talk aside and proceed. Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next few lines and implement the “tips” I will give you. Happy reading and good luck with everything!

How to delete a gmail account from mobile

New Gmail icon

Before we dive into the tutorial and see in detail How to delete gmail account from mobileit is good that I provide you with some preliminary information on the procedure in question.

First of all, it is good to distinguish the simple disassociation of a Gmail account from the settings of a device from the removal of the same from the Gmail application and, even more, from the definitive cancellation of the Google account to which it belongs.

In the first case, we act on the Android or iPhone settings to remove a Google account, momentarily losing the ability to synchronize messages, contacts, notes and other data on the phone with the “big G” servers. I say “momentarily” as it is a reversible action and therefore it is possible to restore the association between the account and smartphone at any time.

The same is true even if you decide to remove a gmail account from the official app of the well-known Google mail service: by performing this operation, access to messages and contacts of the account in question is lost, but the operation is reversible at any time.

In the case of the permanent deletion of a Gmail account, access to your Gmail account from any device is permanently and irreversibly lost. If you then decide to delete the entire Google account and not just the part relating to Gmail, you will lose all data related to it, preferences and the ability to log in to services such as Google Drive, YouTube, Maps and so on. other. In short, it is a drastic move that I recommend only if you have absolutely no doubts about its implementation.

That said, if you decide to permanently delete your Google account, first make a backup of the related data, as I explained to you in my guide dedicated to the subject. All clear? Well then let’s proceed!

How to delete gmail account from android phone

let’s see, now, how to delete gmail account from android phone. I guarantee you that the procedure can be completed in just a few taps: you will find everything explained below.

How to delete a gmail account from System settings

Remove Gmail account from Android

As I just mentioned, removing a Gmail account from Android must be done by system settings. To proceed, therefore, launch the app Settings (the icon ofgear located on the home screen or in the app drawer), locate the entry Accounts and sync or the voice Accounts on the screen that opens and press on it.

At this point, press on the wording Google and, if there is more than one Google account on your device, select the one you want to remove, then press the symbol dustbin visible on the screen (usually found at the bottom) and confirm the operation by pressing the button Remove accounts in the box that appears on the screen.

On other devices, the procedure may be slightly different. Instead of seeing the trash can icon, for example, there might be the button at the bottom of the screen Other (…) which, when pressed, opens the menu containing the option Remove accounts to remove the selected account.

How to delete a gmail account from Gmail app

What is Gmail for?

On Android, unlike what we will see shortly for iPhone, it is not possible to manage the accounts added in the system settings separately from those added in the Gmail app. Therefore, if you want to remove an account from the Gmail app for Android, you must remove it from the system settings as seen above.

How do you say? After removing the account you are interested in, would you like to delete theGmail app? In reality, in the vast majority of Android devices, this is installed “as standard” and, therefore, it is not possible to delete it completely.

The only way to eliminate it is to unlock the device with the root procedure and force the uninstallation of the apps pre-installed on the device (in this case Gmail), using applications suitable for the purpose, such as the very famous Titanium Backup (if on your device the Play Store is not present, you could try looking on some alternative store).

Since the root procedure could cause quite a few problems — in addition to exposing the device to potential cyber threats, if you are not careful, you could delete apps and system files that are needed to make everything work properly — evaluate carefully if it is worth it worth it or not. If you decide to continue, I suggest you read the in-depth analysis I have dedicated to the subject.

How to delete gmail account from iphone

Now let’s see how to remove a Gmail account from the settings iPhones and the Gmail app for iOS. I assure you that both are child’s play.

How to delete a gmail account from System settings

Remove Gmail account from iPhone

To proceed with deleting your account from system settingslaunch the app Settings (the gear icon located on the home screen) and press on the wording Mail or on the voice Contacts. In the new screen that has opened, tap on the wording Accounts and press on the option Gmail (if you’ve previously added more than one Google Account, you should see the email address), located in the section Accounts.

In the new screen that has opened, tap on the wording Delete account located at the bottom of the screen, then press on the wording Delete from iPhone and, within a few moments, the Gmail account will actually be removed from your iPhone.

How to delete a gmail account from Gmail app

Gmail for iPhones

If you want to remove a Google account only from the Gmail app for iPhone, start the latter, press on yours profile picture or on yours initialsat the top right, and select the item Manage accounts on this device from the menu that opens. Then, locate the account to be deleted, press the relevant button Remove from this device and confirm. The game is done!

If, on the other hand, you want to remove the Gmail app altogether, locate theicon of the same present on the home screen or in the App Library, make a long tap on it and, in the menu that opens, select the item Delete app (in case you acted from the Home screen, you must first press on the item Remove app). Finally, select the item Delete in the box that appeared on the screen and that’s it.

How to permanently delete gmail account from mobile

Permanently delete Google account

You came to this guide with the aim of knowing how to delete gmail account permanently from mobile? Before explaining how to do this on both Android and iPhone, I want to remind you that this is an irreversible action, which involves the deletion of all data attributable to the account itself, so think carefully before proceeding and, if you want to preserve your data, make a backup.

That said, if you’re acting from one device androidFirst, open the app Settingstap on the entries Google > Google Account and make sure the top of the screen displays theaccount that you intend to permanently delete (otherwise, select it yourself by pressing the icon arrow pointing downselect the option Please use another account and access the latter). After that press on the button Manage your Google Account placed at the top.

Then press on the entry Manage your data and personalizationscroll the displayed screen and press the button Delete a service or your account. Now, press the button Delete a Google servicedo the loginclick on the icon dustbin displayed next to the entry for Gmailset a alternate address To continue signing in to your Google Account for other services (it can’t be another Gmail account), run the verify of the same and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

If you want to completely delete the Google account and not just the Gmail account, instead of “Delete a Google service”, on the screen mentioned above you have to choose Delete your accountthen provide the password of the account you are about to delete in the appropriate text field, press the button After you and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm your identity. Finally, put the necessary check marks to complete the procedure and press the button Delete account.

If you use a iPhonesInstead, start the Google app (if you haven’t installed it yet, you can do it now by following the instructions I gave you in this other guide), log in to the account you want to permanently delete. Once logged in, click on thumbnail of your profile photo or on initials of your name (top right) and presses the button Manage your Google Account. Once this is done, proceed in the same way as we just saw for Android: the steps to take are the same.

For more information on how to permanently delete a Google account, I refer you to reading the article I dedicated entirely to the subject.