This tutorial will guide you with the steps on how to Sign out of Gmail on various platforms like Windows, Android, and iOS:
Google has over 1.5 billion active users, and most of them like to keep their Gmail accounts open on their personal devices 24*7. It is easier to check emails and access other Google services if we don’t have to keep logging in. However, it is preferred to sign out when using shared devices to check Gmail.
If you are a Google power user, you will be aware of how to sign out of Gmail.
This article will help beginners to sign out of Gmail on all kinds of devices. We will also take you to step by step on how to log out of Gmail remotely if you don’t have access to a certain device at the moment. This will be super helpful if you lose your device.
What You Will Learn:
How to Sign out of Gmail Account
Here’s how to log out of Gmail on various platforms like Windows, Android, and iOS.
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Always log out of Gmail when you are using it on a shared desktop. Just closing the tab doesn’t sign you out of the account. If anyone opens Gmail in the browser you have used, it will open your account.
Here’s how to sign out of Gmail on the web:
- Open Gmail.
- Click on your profile picture.
- Click on Sign out.
- If you have multiple Gmail accounts, click on Sign out of all accounts.
Now the browser will remember your Gmail ID but not your password. To log in again, enter your password. But you can’t be too careful in this tech-savvy world. To be safer, you can remove your account from the browser as well.
To do that,
- Click on Remove an account.
- Click on the minus sign beside the account you want to remove.
- Select the Yes Remove option.
- Click on Done.
By removing an account from your browser, you are making it forget your email account details. To log in to that Gmail account again, you will need to enter your user ID and password. This is a sure way of keeping your Gmail account safe from hackers and the like.
Sometimes the process varies a little with the model of the phone you are using.
For example, these are the screenshots from my Mi phone.
- Open your Gmail app.
- Tap on your profile image.
- Select the Manage accounts on this device option.
- Tap on Gmail and select the Gmail account you want to sign out from.
- Tap on the More option.
- Select Remove account.
- Tap on Remove account.
You will be signed out of your Gmail account from that device. Google doesn’t allow you to sign out of all Gmail accounts on that device. You can then remove one account from that device.
Here’s how to log out of Gmail on your iPhone or iPad:
- Open your Gmail app.
- Tap on your profile image.
- Select Manage account on this device.
- Tap on Remove from the device.
- Tap on Remove.
- Select Done.
Once you remove your Gmail account from the device, enter your email ID and password to log in again. If you use a shared device, it is recommended that you remove your account every time you log out.
How to Sign Out of Gmail Remotely
It is a scary thought to lose a device. Most of us keep everything saved on the cloud. However, you will still need to log out of your account.
Here’s how you can do that remotely, without using a particular device to log out from:
- Log in to Gmail web.
- Click on your profile image.
- Select Manage your Google Account.
- Go to the Security tab.
- Click on the Manage Devices option.
- You will see a list of devices on which you are logged in to your Gmail.
- Click on the menu option, which is the three vertical dots.
- Select sign out.
This will sign you out of your Gmail account from that particular device, even if you don’t have access to it at that time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q #1) What is the easiest way to log out of Gmail?
Answer: In your Gmail on your Android phone, click on your profile picture and select manage accounts on this device. Select the account you want to sign out of and select remove account.
Q #2) Why can’t I sign out of a single Gmail account?
Answer: Google doesn’t allow users to sign out of just one account. You will have to sign out of all the Gmail accounts.
Q #3) How do I sign out of multiple Gmail accounts on my computer?
Answer: Click on your profile picture and select sign out of all accounts. You will be signed out of all the Gmail accounts on that particular device.
Q #4) What happens when you sign out of Gmail?
Answer: You will also be signed out of all the Google services linked to the account you have signed out of.
Q #5) How do you remove an email account from Gmail?
Answer: When you are signed out of your Gmail account, click on the Remove account option to remove your Gmail account on your device. Once you have removed your account, the device will forget your username and password both. You will have to enter both information for logging in again.
By signing out of your Gmail account, you keep control over access to data and maintain privacy and security. Always make sure you sign out of Gmail from a shared device. In this article, you have learned how to sign out of Gmail accounts on laptops, Android devices, and iOS devices.
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If you have lost a device, it is recommended that you log yourself out of your Gmail account from that as well. You can use the Manage your devices option to remotely log out of your Gmail from the lost device or if you have forgotten to log out of a shared device.