General Remove Gmail account

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  1. albukekas

    albukekas Member
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    Hi there.

    Does anyone knows how to remove or change an gmail account on this phone?
    I'm receiveing emails and i wanted to stop it...

    TIA
     

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  2. badassballer

    badassballer Well-Known Member
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    The only thing i can think of is to reset / format the phone and then when your done just do not setup the gmail account - If anyone else knows of a better way then you can probably follow that but i suppose this would be the last resort -
     
  3. leewoodford

    leewoodford Active Member
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    Hi,

    I use the K9 app for my email (multiple accounts) but I can't stop Gmail app running in the background. I use task killer but it keeps popping up.

    I have turned off notifications but it still runs in the background and uses valuable memory until Task Killer gets its.

    Is there any way of removing it without going down the 'root' route?

    Thansk
    Lee
     
  4. vinay.sajja

    vinay.sajja New Member
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    To delete a Google account from your phone:
    1. From the Home screen, tap the applications bar.
    2. Tap Settings > Applications > Manage applications.
    3. Scroll down and tap Gmail.
    4. Tap Clear data.
    5. Press the Back key.
    6. Scroll down and tap Google Apps.
    7. Tap Clear data.
     
  5. 1florida

    1florida New Member
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    1. From the Home screen, tap the applications bar.
    2. Tap Settings > Applications > Manage applications.
    3. Scroll down and tap Gmail.
    4. Tap Clear data.
    5. Press the Back key.
    6. Scroll down and tap Google Apps.
    7. Tap Clear data
    It works real fast, then set uop a new one if you like
     
  6. MortySill

    MortySill New Member
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    This worked for me. HTC HD Desire.

    1. Tap Gmail app - gives list of Gmail accounts on the phone. "Add account" button at the bottom - don't touch this!

    2. Tap "Menu" then "Account settings"

    3. Tap account to be removed. A "Data and synchronization" page comes up with "Remove account" at the bottom of the page

    4. Tap "Remove account" and there it is gone!

    Regards
    Morty
     
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  7. fjam2q

    fjam2q New Member
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    Actually, you can erase and register new or another Gmail account, but you have to do a Factory Reset. But if you do this step, you can erase almost anything on your phone, like contacts, photos, messages etc.

    I have a simple tutorial how to remove your GMail account on Android Market without doing Factory reset. OK, follow this step :

    1. Download Root Explorer from Android Market
    2. Explore to /data/system/ and find this file : accounts.db
    3. Delete that file (accounts.db)
    4. Reboot your Android device.
    5. Walla
     
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  8. liormic

    liormic New Member
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    Help,
    I have the galaxy S and it doesn't have Google Apps to clear.
    Instead, I have:
    Google backup transport, Google calender sync, google contacts sync, google partner set up, google search and google service framework.
    I cleared them all and it didn't help.
    I can't delete the account even that I have a new one.
     
  9. rosered

    rosered VIP Member
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    There is not an item called 'Google Apps' I think the other user meant to find any Google related apps and clear the data in them.

    The other drastic thing you can do is a factory reset or software repair but I don't know what Samsung give you as options for this. It may be worth asking over on the Galaxy S forum for more specific instructions.
     
  10. liormic

    liormic New Member
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    Thanks,
    I did that, but it didn't help.
     
  11. sirchadwick1

    sirchadwick1 Well-Known Member
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    I'm late to the party, but this worked for me on my Droid Inc. When I open Gmail now on my phone I only have my new email account that I created. Thx!
     
  12. DoYouAgree

    DoYouAgree New Member
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    Walla! Like You Said! Add me on Facebook. I'm only 10 so don't think I'm a creep.
     
  13. pursegal

    pursegal New Member
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  14. wormaz

    wormaz New Member
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    1. Settings
    2. Accounts and sync
    3. Tap on your account
    4. Tap Remove account
    :)
     
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  15. eternalprakash

    eternalprakash New Member
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    To delete a Google account from your android phone:
    1. Go to Gmail App.
    2. Tap Accounts > Account Settings.
    3. Scroll down and tap that account which one you want to delete.
    4. Tap Remove Account.
    Hope, it will solve the problem.
     
  16. nirmalnraj

    nirmalnraj New Member
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    I bought Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini before two days. I forgot to tell them to delete the exsisting account and I don't want to do Factory Reset because it contains my favourite apps. help me..!!!
     
  17. nirmalnraj

    nirmalnraj New Member
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    This thing doesn't work. When it asked me for Root, I Rooted it. But, again doesn't work.

    Hey Edited this........
    I tried more time. Now It really worked. ThanX Fjam2q..!!!!!!!!
     
  18. lopro87

    lopro87 New Member
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    go to settings, accounts and sync, then click on the google accounts you want to get ride of, click remove account... I had the same problem and figured it out, this way is a lot easier than formating or anything like that.
     
  19. heathperry

    heathperry New Member
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    I had similar trouble and just worked it out this way

    Go to:
    - Settings
    - Then to Accounts and Sync
    - Select the account that you want to delete
    - Select Remove account (some devices may have this option on the settings or activity botton, try selecting that to see the option)
     
  20. TheStor

    TheStor New Member
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    Hi,

    I've tried this: 1. Settings
    2. Accounts and sync
    3. Tap on your account
    4. Tap Remove account

    It says This account can't be removed.

    So I wanted to try to reset factory settings. But I can't do that without logging in to my old gmail account, which is the problem in the first place.

    I have tried to get a new password from google, but it's been ages since I used the address, so I don't remember anything, password, secret questions, whatsoever.

    Grateful for help.
     
  21. alan1973

    alan1973 New Member
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    This worked on my Japanese Galaxy S2. had two accounts I never use anymore.
     
  22. Javaman59

    Javaman59 New Member
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    I had multiple google accounts (private and business) and wanted to remove one.

    Deleting gmail settings didn't work. It just restored the accounts from the Accounts part of the phone settings.

    This worked:


    Samsung Galaxy S3, Android 4.1.2
     
  23. Suvedira

    Suvedira New Member
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    Dec 31, 2013
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    These steps used to remove the gmail account only from the phone right. By following the steps it will not close my gmail account permanently?

    To delete a Google account from your phone:
    From the Home screen, tap the applications bar.
    Tap Settings > Applications > Manage applications.
    Scroll down and tap Gmail.
    Tap Clear data.
    Press the Back key.
    Scroll down and tap Google Apps.
    Tap Clear data.
     
  24. merecrocodile

    merecrocodile New Member
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    Yes, to see the option Remove Account, I pressed the Menu button (on the lower left, below the screen, on my Motorola Droid Bionic). Thanks for the tip I needed!
     

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