How to Delete a Gmail Account & Google Account

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Written by Wilbur Woodham

You can delete your Google account at any time. But there is no guarantee that you can restore it afterward. All user data will be deleted, including emails, calendars, files, and photos.

After you delete your Gmail account, your emails and everything connected to this account will be erased. But you will still have access to other Google services such as Google Maps, Google Play, and Google Drive. To use them, you will need to leave an alternative email address of your own, which you want to use in the future.

REMEMBER: The password to an Internet service account, social network profile, computer, or mobile phone is today perceived as something inseparable from information technology in general. Use strong passwords that can’t be cracked.

Delete Gmail Account

  1. Enter your Gmail account via
  2. Type the grid icon in the upper right-hand corner and choose “Account”.
  3. Choose the “Data and privacy” on the left menu.
  4. At the end of the page, choose “Data from apps and services you use”.
  5. Under “Download or delete your data”, type “Delete a google service”.
  6. Next, go to Google and type “Delete”.
  7. Input your alternative email (but it cannot be Gmail).
If suddenly you decide to delete other applications or accounts, I suggest that you study the article: How to delete a Snapchat account.

Check the access to your alternative mail and make sure that it is working, and you can log in to it, as you will need it later when you delete your account.

  1. Type “Send Verification email”.
  2. You will need to receive an email from google to your alternate email address.
  3. Please open the email and follow the delete link in it.
  4. Enter into the account you want to delete.
  5. Choose “Yes, I want to delete (
  6. Type “Delete Gmail” and then type “Done”.
Note: Google Account help says if you have used your account through a school or a job, or some business, contact the account administrator. He can help you delete your account.

How to Delete a Gmail Account on an Android Phone

On the Android device, uninstall the app as easily as “How to delete a Gmail account on the computer”. Below you will see a step-by-step instructions:

  1. Enter Android Settings at the bottom of the page and click Google.
  2. Tap “Manage your Google account”. In the section “Data & personalization”, select “Delete a service or your account”.
    Delete a Gmail Account on an Android Phone
  3. Click “Delete service” then click the Trash icon on the right side.
  4. Next, follow the other steps, it’s the same as on the PC.

How to Delete a Gmail Account on iPhone

On the iOS device, removing the Google account is not much different. Below we will consider the most key steps. You can start the process of deleting either through the Gmail app or through your phone’s browser. After you start uninstalling the rest of the steps will be the same as on the desktop version.

  1. Tap the three lines icon at the top left, at the bottom of the page click Settings. Click on the account you want to delete.
    Gmail Account on iPhone
  2. Choose “Manage your Google Account”.
  3. Select “Data & personalization”, next tap “Delete a service or your account”, then “Delete a service”.
    Delete a Gmail Account on iPhone
  4. In the “Google services” find Gmail. Click the trash bin. Next steps you can find in our step-by-step instructions for the desktop version.
NOTE: Bait attacks are on the rise, and it appears that the actors distributing this particular kind of phishing email are choosing to use Gmail accounts to carry out their attacks. Be careful.

Deletion of Google Account

To delete a Google account, you do not need to leave a request for a specific time. There is a difference between removing a Gmail account and a Google account. If you delete mail, you will still have access to alternative mail services. If you delete Google, you will not have access to Google services. Such as Google Maps, Google Drive, your calendar, and others.

Below you will see a few points to uninstall your Google account.

  1. Use the 1-3 steps above
  2. At the bottom of the page, click on “Your data and privacy options”.
  3. Choose “More options” and “Delete your Google account”.
It is essential to know that all your Google or YouTube subscriptions will be unavailable to you. It’s movies, TV shows, music, apps, documents, etc. If your Google Chrome browser is synced with your remote account, it will also be stopped.
Wilbur Woodham
Wilbur Woodham
IT Security Expert
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Wilbur Woodham

I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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