How To Permanently Delete Google Account On Phone And Computer

Timothy Iyekowa
Timothy Iyekowa - Writer & Editor
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After you’ve delete your WhatsApp account — or just maybe you didn’t, you now want to delete your Google Account. If you want to know how to permanently delete a Google Account, you may need to rethink it, because once you do, all your emails and files associated with your account will be erased.

Google Account is one of the best professional account services for individuals and businesses — it is more than just sending emails around the web.

You can download your files before you delete your Google Account, if you have decided to let go and focus on other things — we will show you how you can delete your Google account permanently.

As per Google terms, after deletion, no one can re-register the name claiming to be you. Don’t panic, even you can use the email address, if you are given up on your account, here’s how you can delete it.

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What deleting your account means

  • You’ll lose all the data and content in that account, like emails, files, calendars, and photos.
  • You won’t be able to use Google services where you sign in with that account, like Gmail, Drive, Calendar, or Play.
  • You’ll lose access to subscriptions and content you bought with that account on YouTube or Google Play, like apps, movies, games, music, and TV shows.

Deleting your Google Account won’timmediately remove everything inyouraccount, it’s going to take some time — so during this time, you can still restoryour account if you decide not to delete it.

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How to delete Google account from phone

For Android, you can access Google Account from anywhere. You can go to your Settings, and then Google. Or any Google app, like Gmail, Drive, etc.

You can also use the web. iPhone or iPad doesn’t have Google settings built-in. You can only access your Google Account through the web, or the Gmail app.

1. Go to “Settings” on your Android device, scroll down, and tap on Google. Click on the drop-down on the email address to select the Google Account you want to delete, then click on “Manage your Google Account” and it will take you to your account home page.

How to delete your Google account — Manage your Google account

2. For iPhone go to the Gmail app and click on your profile photo, then click on “Manage your Google Account” and it will take you to your account home page.

3. On the scroll menu, click on “Data & privacy.” Scroll down to the “Make a plan for your digital legacy and Delete your Google account” section and select “Delete your Google account”.

How to delete your Google account

4. On the next page Google will ask you to confirm your password again, then follow the instructions provided by Google to delete your account permanently. Before you delete your Google Account, you can download all your Google Account data.

How to delete your Google account — Delete account

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How to delete Google account from computer

1. On your web browser go to your Google Account; https://accounts.google.com and select “Data & privacy” from the navigation panel.

2. Scroll down to the “Make a plan for your digital legacy and Delete your Google account” section and select “Delete your Google account”.

How to delete a Google account — Desktop

3. On the next page, select Delete your Google Account, and Google will ask you to confirm your password again. Then follow the instructions provided by Google.

Once you permanently delete your Google Account you won’t be able to access Gmail, Drive, YouTube and other Google Apps. If you intend to still continuing using Google services you can reactivate your account before the deletion is complete.

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As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at Techvocast.com since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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