How to sign out of Gmail: We are the usual: you left the computer on in the kitchen and your children have made the usual mess by sending nonsense emails to all your contacts, including your employer! If you want to prevent the episode from happening again, you must try to run for cover immediately, at least by logging out of your Gmail account (if you really want to leave your PC ready for use). How do you say? Not being very familiar with technology, are you afraid you don’t know how to sign out of Gmail ? So let me explain how to proceed!
In today’s guide, in fact, you can find an exhaustive explanation on how to log out of your Gmail account both from the official app of the service for smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS / iPadOS) and from the Webmail of the well-known “made in Mountain View “. For completeness of information, then, I will also explain how to act from the main email clients, as well as how to disconnect your account remotely.
So, are you ready to get started? Yup? Very well! Make yourself comfortable, take all the time necessary to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you. You’ll see, logging out of Gmail will be a breeze. I wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!
How to sign out of Gmail: app
How to sign out of Gmail on Android
Let’s start with the procedure for logging out on Android devices . In this case, given the deep integration between Google account and operating system, the only way to log out of the Gmail app is to remove the account directly from the device settings, or stop synchronization.
In this regard, I would like to point out that, when a Google account is removed, it is disconnected from all the other apps installed on the device: therefore, I recommend that you do this only if you want to temporarily lend your smartphone or tablet to other people. If, on the other hand, you just want to switch between accounts, I suggest you add an account (as I indicated in another tutorial).
To remove an account from Gmail, start the app of the famous email service and tap on the icon with your profile image (or your initials) at the top right; now, click on Manage accounts on this device . You will then be automatically redirected to the Settings of your smartphone or tablet. Alternatively, you can simply access the Settings by pressing on the gear icon located on the Home screen or in the drawer of the device.
At this point, presses on the Account and Synchronization items (this path may vary depending on the model of the device you are using; another possible sequence is Phone Information> Google Account> Account Synchronization ).
So, tap on the Google entry : here you can select the account you want to remove, by pressing on it, and on the next screen, press the ⋮ button to open its menu. Here, finally, tap on the item Remove account .
I would like to remind you that removing a Google account from a device involves disconnecting from all the services connected to it, including the Play Store and all other Google tools such as Documents and Sheets , Contacts and the Google Drive cloud storage service . and many more: think carefully before carrying out this procedure. If you would like more information on what it means to remove a Google account on Android (and how to do it), take a look at the in-depth study that I have just linked to you.
A less drastic solution is the interruption of Gmail data synchronization : to do this, once you have opened the same section of the Settings dedicated to Google accounts, you can simply press on the account name to access the list of services connected to it. So, locate the Gmail entry and tap on it to remove the check mark and thus disable data synchronization. This way your messages will no longer sync, but your account will remain set up on your phone and in the Gmail app.
How to sign out of Gmail on iPad and iPhone
Want to log out of Gmail on your iPhone or iPad ? First start the official Gmail app , press on your profile picture or on your initial mail at the top left and tap on the item Manage accounts on this device .
In the menu that opens, press the Remove button from this device connected to the selected account and confirm the operation by tapping the Remove item again .
How to sign out of Gmail on PC
Gmail can be used on a PC both via a browser and through the various e-mail clients available for Windows and macOS : in the next paragraphs I will therefore explain how to exit Gmail from a PC in each of these modes.
How to log out of Gmail from the browser
Would you like to log out of Gmail from the browser ? I guarantee you that even in this case the operation you need to perform is very simple.
To log out of Gmail, connected to your inbox from the browser, click on your profile photo (or on the initial of your name , if you have not yet added one) and presses the Exit button in the menu that opens.
If you have saved the account in the browser in use and now you want to remove it, click on the Login button on the main page of Gmail and, in the page that opens, presses the Remove an account button , click on the symbol (-) located in correspondence of the account you want to remove and, finally, click on Yes , remove from the warning that appears on the screen.
The next time you want to access your Gmail account from the browser in question, you will need to log in to your account again by manually typing your email and password.
If you have logged into Gmail via the Web from a computer that is not yours and you have forgotten to log out, you can remedy the situation by logging off from the device in question according to the procedure that I will show you in the chapter dedicated to how to log out of Gmail remotely .
How to sign out of Gmail from client
Would you like to log out of Gmail by removing the account you added on the client you usually use to check and manage email? I guarantee you there is nothing complicated about doing this: if you managed to add your account to the client, I don’t see why you shouldn’t be able to complete the reverse operation. Here are the instructions to follow on the main email clients.
- Microsoft Outlook – to quit Gmail from Outlook, you need to remove the account from the program. If you have installed the client on Windows , start the procedure by pressing the File button located at the top left, then select the Account Settings item and click on the Account Settings … item . Now, choose the Gmail account you want to remove, select the Remove item and click on the Yes item to confirm the operation. On Android and iOS, you can remove an account from the Outlook app by pressing the ☰ icon, then on the gear icon, selecting your Gmail account from the menu that opens and tapping the Delete account item .
- Windows Mail – if you are using Mail for Windows 11 , start the application and click on the ☰ icon located at the top right, then press the Account item and select the Gmail account you want to remove; at this point, click on the item Delete this account from the device and confirm. If you use Windows 10 Mail , press the ☰ icon instead and then the Account item , then right-click on the email address you want to remove and choose the Account settings> Delete account> Delete options .
- Mozilla Thunderbird – even in Thunderbird, you need to remove your account to sign out of Gmail. To do so, open the client, right-click on the e-mail address you want to delete (eg email@example.com ) and select the Settings item . In the window that opens, presses the Account Actions button located at the bottom left, select the Delete account item and, in the window that opens, answer Delete to the question Delete the account “firstname.lastname@example.org”?. If everything went well, you will see a message on the screen in which you will be told that the operation was successful: press the OK button to close it.
- Apple Mail – if you use Mail on Mac , go to System Preferences (the icon with the gears located on the Dock), press the Internet Account item (the @ icon), select the Google item from the left menu and then remove check the Mail item to remove the Gmail account from the client installed “as standard” on macOS (by pressing the [-] button and then the OK button , instead, you will delete all the data of your Google account from the Mac). On iPhone and iPad , go to the Settings app (the gray icon withgears located on the Home screen), presses on the Mail> Account items , tap on the Gmail item and move the switch located under the Mail item to OFF or on the Delete account> Delete items to completely remove the Google account from your device.
How to log out of Gmail remotely
You may be wondering if it is possible to remove a Gmail account remotely from a device you used to previously access the service: know that the answer is yes. You can do this by simply going to the settings page of your Google account and carrying out the procedure for one of the devices listed.
To do so, connected to this page of the Google account, click on the Security item , on the side, to access the relevant tab. Now scroll the page that opened and locate the section Your devices .
Now, click on Manage devices and, on the page that opens, locate the device from which you want to remove your account. Click on its name (eg Salvatore’s iPad ), press the ⁝ button, at the top right, in the relevant section: in the menu that opens, click on the item Exit , confirm the operation by clicking again on the item Exit and, finally , on Ok .
If, on the other hand, you would like to know how to log out of Gmail on all devices , you can do this from the same page, simply deleting all devices one at a time.
If you want to do this first, you can also find information about connected devices in the Devices section of this page . By clicking on the Details item at the bottom right of the Gmail Webmail you can view (but not close) the open Gmail sessions.
In case you want to access the account again from the device you disconnected, you will need to log in again.
How to permanently delete your Gmail account
Do you want to log out of Gmail, in the sense of permanently deleting your account ? Whatever the motivation that prompted you to make this drastic decision, I invite you to think carefully before proceeding with the actual cancellation of your account, since this operation is irreversible.
You can, however, close the Gmail address without completely deleting your Google account and therefore losing access to other services and data associated with it. To find out more, I invite you to read the guide in which I explain in detail how to unsubscribe from Gmail: there you will find useful information on how to perform the backup procedure (thanks to which to save the contacts and documents associated with your Google account) and deletion actual account.