Before the next step, if you use iPad you may want to check out this post on. You can delete any of those accounts by selecting it, then tap Remove Account. I can tell you how it's done in my Android phone the Samsung Captivate. For security reasons, you will be asked to log in to your phone providing your password or unlock your phone or grant fingerprint access to start The next thing you will see after the above screen will start removing your Google account from the phone. Accounts keeps a running list of the social media, storage, and email accounts you have on your phone and gives you the power to delete them and control their background activities. You can also opt to turn off auto sync completely by tapping the three dots in the top-right corner and unchecking the Auto-sync data box.
The primary email address you add on your android device is quite difficult to remove mainly because of the apps linked to it. The longer you have your phone the more they can pile up, and before long, your app drawer is filled with all sorts of services that may or may not be tied to an active account. Navigate to settings page of your Android Device 2. But the decision came to my mind when the. Because literally, to format Android phone is a straightforward procedure but today I learned it even the hardest way and also got to know that before you format any Android phone always try as much as you can to remove your Google account.
Be aware that App Store can be accessed only if your device is attached to any one of your account I am Ashok Raja, a Web Developer and Solutions Architect based out of Chennai, India. I also run my own domain, and have just migrated my domain's email and calendar to Google Apps. Click on this, and it will pop open a menu where you can then select your preferred account. ~ Insha ~ Santanu Chatterjee 10. When you open the Accounts tab, you will find a list of your social media, email and storage accounts.
. One of the articles pointed out that when next you ever plan to format your Android phone either permanently or temporary, using computer desktop or laptop, always remove Google account from your phone. Hello Everybody, I am new to Android. I signed up for a Gmail account when I got the phone. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. The primary Google account is the one that is used for all the main functionalities such as Google Now card, Google searches, voice commands, etc. Long press on it and select the delete option.
Also Read: You can get to know the steps to change the primary Google account on your Android device from here. As far as the apps go, you would have to log in to the account that owns them in order not to have to pay for them again. I have a Samsung Moment, that is running the stock Android 2. I am not quite sure how secure my account info is in my Android 2. I am willing to do the Factory Data Reset if I have to, but if I need to go through that process, are there any procedures I should follow to backup important data before hand? Everyone who owns an Android phone has a Google account, but there are lots of other apps on our phones that all require their own login credentials. I wonder if other 3rd party apps that I installed can get hold of that info and send it somewhere without my knowledge. I read so many forum posts, lots of fixed solution from popular tech blogs such as this , , , the and this finally the problem.
You will see this tab under different headings, depending on the model of your phone. Note: I tried all Gmail account I have tried on it, the one for , Google plus, , etc but none work except the information in the post above. You would have to keep that account on the phone in order to receive any updates for those apps however. The Google button, which takes you to Google Play Services account page, requires fingerprint or passcode authentication first. A new window will pop up seeking your confirmation to remove the account.
Let me quickly sound this warning about formatting your phone. However, you may have to add another Gmail account or Google account to use the phone after you have successfully formatted the phone permanently. You would have to keep that account on the phone in order to receive any updates for those apps however. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. If you don't, then something like Titanium Backup can backup and restore all your apps. Spot a file named acounts.
How to switch Google or Gmail Accounts 1. Note: If you have more than one account logged in on your phone you will see the entire list. There you have all account associated with your phone. All in all, no one would like to lose all his data and apps just to remove that God damn account. Follow the below steps to change your primary Android Account 1. But this time at least, a factory reset was not too much of a hassle for me since it has only been a few days 8th Jan since I have purchased this phone.
When you have set up your Google account in your android, everything on your phone is now synced to that account. Greenbot You can adjust the sync settings for individual apps or turn it off completely in the Account tab. How to Add Google or Gmail Accounts 1. What is a primary account? But the best way to do this is to log out your Gmail account first, clear your app cache, clear Gmail cache, and then format your Android phone. Greenbot If you want to get rid of an account completely, you can do that in the Accounts menu. While this happens, I did make my research afterward on how to sort myself out.