How to Delete Your Google Play Account

Do you want to delete your Google Play account? Have you ever wondered how to do this directly from your Android device?

How to Delete Your Google Play Account

In this article, we’ll show you how to delete or remove your Google Play account. In addition, you’ll learn about other helpful tips for removing your Google account and solutions to some common issues.

How to Delete a Google Play Account?

Your Google Play Account is linked to your Google account. So, if you want to delete your Google Play account, you’d have to delete your entire Google account.

But we’ll assume that you want to keep your Google account and use it on your PC or other devices. Therefore, the only solution for eliminating your Google Play account is removing your Google account from your device.

Once you remove your Google account from your advice, though, you won’t be able to use any of the apps linked to it (e.g. Gmail). So, if you are sure that you want to remove your Google account from your device, here’s how to do it.

  1. On your Android device, go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap “Accounts.”
  3. Tap on the Google account that you want to remove.
  4. Tap “Remove account.”
  5. Tap “Remove account” again.

Note: By removing your Google account, you’ll also remove all the data linked to that account. So, make sure that you back up your contacts, messages, or any other essential data.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Remove My Google Account From a List?

If you have more than one Google account, they’ll appear in a list every time you want to use the “Sign in with Google” or “Continue with Google” options. Or, if you click on your account icon in Chrome, Gmail, Google Play, or any other Google app linked to your account, you’ll see a list of the accounts you’ve used to log in in the past.

Now, removing an account from this list depends on the device you are using. On PC, the process is not that simple as you can’t remove a single account. You have to sign out of all accounts, remove the accounts you want to delete, and then sign in again with the account you wish to use.

Remove a Google Account on PC

Since not everyone is using Chrome as their browser, we’ll show you how to remove your account from your Gmail.

1. Go to your Gmail.

2. In the top-right corner of the screen, click on your account icon.

3. In the extended menu, click “Sign out of all accounts.”

4. You’ll be redirected to a page with a list of all your Google accounts. Click “Remove an account.”

5. Click on the small red sign next to the account you want to remove.

6. Click “Yes, remove.”

After removing an account, you’ll have to sign in to each account you want to use.

Note: If you’re already signed out of the account you want to remove, select that account and click “Remove.”

Remove a Google Account on Android

Removing a Google account from a list of synced devices is easier on your Android device. We’ve covered this at the beginning of the article, but let’s refresh your memory.

1. Go to Settings.

2. Scroll down and tap “Accounts.”

3. Tap on the Google account that you want to remove.

4. Tap “Remove account.”

5. Tap “Remove account” again.

How Can I Delete Google Play Services on My Phone?

Be careful when trying to delete Google Play Services. This is the most essential app on your phone as it connects your Android device with all the Google features. If you delete or disable Google Play Services, your device may not continue to work properly.

For this reason, newer versions of Android don’t allow you to delete this app. What you can do instead is disable it or limit its permissions.

· Disable Google Play Services

1. Go to Settings.

2. Navigate to “Apps” or “Apps & notifications.” Note: This depends on your version of Android.

3. Tap “See all apps.”

4. Scroll down and tap on “Google Play services.”

5. Tap “Disable.”

6. Tap “Disable app.”

Note: If the “Disable” option is unavailable in step 5, tap “Permissions” and select “Deny” for each permission you tap.

To delete Google Services completely, you need to root your phone. This is a risky process as it can irrevocably damage your software. What is more, you’ll void your mobile phone warranty.

How Do I Delete a Device From My Google Account?

There are two ways to remove a device from your Google account. First, you can remove your Google account directly from a device using one of the methods we’ve already described.

However, Google lets you sign out of devices remotely. You can do this from your desktop or mobile browser.

· Delete a device from your PC

1. Go to your Google account.

2. In the sidebar to your left, click “Security.”

3. Click “Manage devices” in the “Your devices” tab.

4. Click on the three vertical dots in the tab of the device you want to remove.

5. Click “Sign out.”

6. Click “Sign out” again.

· Delete a device from your mobile browser

1. Go to your Google account.

2. Swipe right on the horizontal tab menu and tap “Security.”

3. Scroll down and tap “Manage devices” in the “Your devices” tab.

4. Tap on the three vertical dots in the tab of the device you want to remove.

5. Tap “Sign out.”

6. Tap “Sign out” again.

Note: In both cases, you’ll immediately get an email notification that you’ve successfully signed out of that device.

How Can I Delete My Old Account?

As of June 2021, if you have a Google account you haven’t used in more than two years, Google may automatically delete it. But don’t worry, Google will notify you about your account removal in advance so you have enough time to backup your data.

However, if you don’t want to wait on Google, you can manually delete your Google account.

1. Sign in to your Google account.

2. Click on the “Privacy & Personalization” tab.

3. In the “Download, delete, or make a plan for your data” tab, click “Delete a service or your account.”

4. Click “Delete your account.”

5. Enter your password and click “Next.”

6. Scroll down and check the two boxes.

7. Click “Delete account.”

Note: If you can’t remember your old Google account’s password or username, you should recover your account first. Then, go back to step 1. and follow the instructions.

How Do I Remove Google Play From My Android?

Like Google Play Services that we mentioned earlier, Google Play is a system app on newer Android versions, and you can’t remove it from your phone. You can only disable it, though this may cause your device to stop working properly.

If you still want to disable Google Play, do the following:

1. Go to Settings.

2. Navigate to “Apps” or “Apps & notifications.” Note: This depends on your version of Android.

3. Tap “See all apps.”

4. Scroll down and tap on “Google Play.”

5. Tap “Disable.”

6. Tap “Disable app.”

Again, if you want to delete Google Play permanently, you’ll have to root your phone. Remember that you do this at your own risk.

How Do I Delete My Google Play Developer Account?

Fortunately, you can cancel your Google Play Developer account without deleting your entire Google account. In fact, if you delete your regular Google account, your Developer account will remain active.

Depending on whether you’ve published apps or not, you can cancel your Developer account in two ways.

· No published apps

1. Go to this page to submit the cancelation request.

2. Enter the necessary information in the provided fields.

3. Select “I would like to cancel and refund my account.” (Note: You can select “Other” and provide more information about how you want to delete your account in the text box below.)

4. Check the “I’m not a robot” field captcha and solve the puzzle.

5. Click “Submit.”

· Published apps

1. Before you send a request to Google to delete your Developer account, make sure you download or backup your information.

2. Review information about transferring apps to a different developer account.

3. At the bottom of this page, click on “Submit your transfer request.”

Deleting a Google Play Account

Google Play is a Google app, meaning it’s linked to your Google account. When you want to remove your Google Play account, you need to unlink the Google account synced to your device. However, you’ll lose access to other Google services if you remove your account.

Still, we’ve shown you how to remove or delete a Google account. We hope you understand that deleting your Google account is your last resort, as there are multiple ways to eliminate your account from any device you use. Also, if you’re a developer, you now know how to remove your developer account, yet keep all your data.

How did you delete your Google Play account? Did you perhaps find a workaround? Let us know in the comments section below.

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