1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hello all you nice people,

    I don't have an Android smartphone (big mistake, I know ), so I had to borrow one, and forced by circumstances to log into my Google account and services, etc. So, now, in the phone's settings menu, under the "accounts" tab, my account shows up. Now, I have to give the phone back to its owner and I want to delete my account from the phone.

    Prior to borrowing the phone, a decade earlier, to be precise, I made a Google account on my PC, obviously. Now, if I delete the account from the phone will I be able to log in and use Google and its products on my PC? Or, if I delete my account from the phone, everything else will be deleted too (emails, YouTube subscriptions...whatever).

    Thanks,
    02-13-2016 05:02 AM
  2. sfoLAX's Avatar
    You can delete your account on the phone, no problem, especially if it's mot the primary account. Your Google account remains for other devices / pc.
    Best if the owner agrees, is to fact reset the phone in Settings, as long as he / she knows their Google login and don't mind setting up their apps again, which will load from their account.

    Save / sync any of your needed data to Google / cloud / pc via usb.
    Then you can go to Google on your pc and 'hide' the device from your account, iirc, if you buy another device.

    google android devicemanager
  3. sfoLAX's Avatar
    You can delete your account on the phone, no problem, especially if it's mot the primary account. Your Google account remains for other devices / pc.
    Best if the owner agrees, is to fact reset the phone in Settings, as long as he / she knows their Google login and don't mind setting up their apps again, which will load from their account.

    Save / sync any of your needed data to Google / cloud / pc via usb.
    Then you can go to Google on your pc and 'hide' the device from your account, iirc, if you buy another device.

    google android devicemanager
    02-13-2016 06:10 AM

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