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    Hello,
    I've got my gmail account on a friend's phone(when he started getting apps,he used mine because he didn't have one).Tomorrow I'm getting an android smartphone and I don't know if I will be able to use my account.I've asked him to uninstall all his apps linked to my account but he refused to.Will I be able to use my account or can he change the gmail accounts without uninstalling all the apps?

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    He can change his gmail account, but all the apps listed in My Apps when he's logged into that account will be the ones he downloaded when he was on that account - none, since it's a new account. A minor inconvenience.

    He'll also get any email sent to your email address, if that matters to you, unless he changes his account.
     
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    So,any savegame he has will be deleted?I know that he can receive mails but I don't use that account for daily mail.Also,I've logged out of his device.

    Once again,can I use the same account on two devices?
     
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    Hi

    I would log into your gmail on a PC, click the cog and go to accounts and change your google password (dont tell him what it is). I think it will effectively disable his phone and he will need to set up his own account to do anything.

    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6567?hl=en

    Yes you can have up to 5 accounts on any device and they can each be on up to 5 devices I believe.

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    He doesn't know any of my passwords,I,myself logged in.Also changed my password yesterday when he refused to do it.

    Thank you both for the answers,I won't force him to uninstall all his games if we can both use the same account.
     

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