How to Permanently Delete Your Google Account on Android

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There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to delete your Google account. One I can think of right now is maybe you created an account with a username you’re no longer proud of.

By deleting your Gmail account, you also delete your Google account.

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to do this using your Android phone. So, here is a step by step method.

Step 1: Access your Google Account

One way to access your Google Account is via the Gmail app.

For this tutorial, I created a Google account just so I could walk you through how to delete it.

So, to access your Google account, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Gmail app and tap the Menu Icon on the top left.

1 gmail android menu icon

Step 2: Scroll through the list of options and tap Settings when you see it.

2 gmail android settings option

Step 3: Now select the Gmail account you wish to access.

For this tutorial, I want to delete the ishaibu376@gmail.com account. That’s why it is selected.

3 select google account

Step 4: Now tap Manage your Google Account.

4 manage google account

Step 2: Delete the Google Account

After accessing your account from step 4, you’re going to get taken to your Google account’s dashboard.

It should look similar to the image below.

6 google account dashboard

Now follow the steps below to delete the account permanently.

Step 1: Tap Data and Personalization.

7 data and personalization option

Step 2: Scroll down and tap Delete a service or your account, when you see it.

8 google delete a service or your account

Step 3: Tap Delete your Account.

This should be one of the items on the list. So scroll through the list if you don’t see it immediately.

9 delete your account

Step 4: Input your current Google password. After you’re done tap Next.

10 delete account password 1
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You’re inputting your password as a safety precaution, this is just a way for Google to confirm you’re the one deleting your account, not someone that has a hold of your phone.

Step 5: Read through the next screen you see, as stated, it’s not the usual yada yada.

12 not the usual yada yada

Step 6: Now check the boxes to agree that you want to permanently delete your Google account.

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Step 7: Tap Delete Account.

15 delete account google

Google is going to prompt you to select your preferred browser (if you don’t already have a default browser).

Select the browser you wish to use, so you can see that your account has been successfully deleted.

16 open browser
17 deleted account message

Congrats, you have successfully deleted your Google account, however, you’re not done yet. There’s one more thing to do… but first, a word from my sponsors.

Just kidding.

Step 3: Remove the Deleted Google Account from Your Device

At this point, your phone will be like “uhh, we have a problem, there’s an account on here that doesn’t exist.”

Kind of like this image you can see below.

18 account error

The image above shows an example of the kind of notification you’ll see after you delete an account registered to your device.

So, what you need to do next is remove the account from your device. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Head over to your phone’s settings.

You can do this by either going through your list of apps or by tapping the settings icon on the notification panel.

19 settings icon from notification panel

Step 2: Access your accounts.

Recent devices have a search bar when you get to their settings. You can search for “Accounts” or just go through the list of options till you find Accounts.

When you do, tap it.

20 android accounts option

Step 3: Select the account you deleted earlier by tapping it.

21 select account

In the image above, I selected the ishaibu376@gmail.com account.

Step 4: Now tap Remove Account.

22 remove account button

You will receive a message asking you if you’re sure you want to remove the account. Well, at this stage, the account doesn’t exist anymore on Google so might as well Remove the Account.

23 remove account

You will no longer see the notification and your phone will realize it’s not losing its mind.

Conclusion

Well, hopefully, this tutorial made it easy enough for you to be able to permanently delete your Google account using your Android phone.

If you have any questions or requests, let me know.

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