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    Default How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Forgive if this is an ignorant question but is there a way to sign out of my Google Accounts on the Google Nexus 7 tablet? The only setting I found is to do a factory reset but there must be a better way.

    I signed out of my Google accounts online using the Dolphin browser, but I'm still signed in when using Google Apps: calendar, gmail, drive, etc.

    The main reason I'd like to be able to temporarily sign out of my gmail accounts is because I let my grandchildren use the tablets and don't want them to access my personal files.

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Settings > Accounts > Google.. pick the account and sign out

    EDIT: Pick the account, hit menu > Remove Account.... to be accurate
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    I'm sure there are apps out there (can't think of names off the top of my head at the moment) that can restrict the usage of other apps with a pin/password lock. Heck maybe a few of the more fully-featured security apps (not AV apps) might be able to do this too.

    Edit: Maybe something like this, or the paid version? Just search "app lock" in the apps section of the Play Store for a boatload more results, if something like this is what you're looking for. Sorry I can't give any recommendations, I don't let too many people play with my phone, so I have no real need for apps like these.
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    I use App Lock (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...S5hcHBsb2NrIl0.) and can highly recommend it for keeping email, settings, messaging, Play store and even the Phone secure from unauthorized use while allowing easy access to other apps.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    You can remove an account from the accounts section of settings, but all of your data and purchases associated with that account will be removed as well.
    Hmmmmm.

    This brings up additional questions.

    Say someday I want to get a newer Nexus7 tablet, and give my current tablet to my grandchildren, Does that mean I lose the programs I've purchased and can't transfer them to the new tablet? Can I transfer them first to the new tablet, and then "remove" the account from the older tablet?
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    There is a great app called "Kid Mode" from Zoodles. Search "kid mode" in the google play store. I use it and it's great! YOU get to decide what games are played and there are also age specific games in the app as well. As for getting a "new" tablet, don't worry, when you sign in using your google account the apps will automatically install on the new tablet. Hope this helps!! =)
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    If you are rooted, use SwitchMe or UserManager. They take advantage of Androids limited ability to have multiple "logins" as it were, with their own apps etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabletnovice View Post
    Hmmmmm.

    This brings up additional questions.

    Say someday I want to get a newer Nexus7 tablet, and give my current tablet to my grandchildren, Does that mean I lose the programs I've purchased and can't transfer them to the new tablet? Can I transfer them first to the new tablet, and then "remove" the account from the older tablet?
    You won't lose the apps you've purchased, when you sign in to your Google account on a new device you can download all of the apps you own. However, if you remove the account from the old device you may lose the paid apps from there, or at least the ability to update them.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by rootbrain View Post
    If you are rooted,
    Sorry, I'm so new that I don't know what "rooted" means. I've read a little about it but it's over my head. It gives me the impression that I'd be playing with the OS, and I'm not techie enough to play around lest I mess up things. I can fix non-hardware problems on my computer more than a lot of people I know, however I don't understand or mess around with OS stuff like the registry, services and start up items.

    I installed Astro File on my tablet and half the things I see in there scare me. I only use it to try to find files I've download. In many cases, downloading and finding files is still a mystery to me, though not as mysterious as when I got my tablet about a month ago. Still learning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tabletnovice View Post
    Sorry, I'm so new that I don't know what "rooted" means. I've read a little about it but it's over my head. It gives me the impression that I'd be playing with the OS, and I'm not techie enough to play around lest I mess up things. I can fix non-hardware problems on my computer more than a lot of people I know, however I don't understand or mess around with OS stuff like the registry, services and start up items.

    I installed Astro File on my tablet and half the things I see in there scare me. I only use it to try to find files I've download. In many cases, downloading and finding files is still a mystery to me, though not as mysterious as when I got my tablet about a month ago. Still learning!
    Probably more than you are interested in... but if you feel like learning:
    General rooting, is it for you?, info: Rooting - is it for me? Some Q&A | Android Central
    Must read intro guide for the Nexus 7: http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...nexus-7-a.html

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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by tabletnovice View Post
    Sorry, I'm so new that I don't know what "rooted" means. I've read a little about it but it's over my head. It gives me the impression that I'd be playing with the OS, and I'm not techie enough to play around lest I mess up things. I can fix non-hardware problems on my computer more than a lot of people I know, however I don't understand or mess around with OS stuff like the registry, services and start up items.

    I installed Astro File on my tablet and half the things I see in there scare me. I only use it to try to find files I've download. In many cases, downloading and finding files is still a mystery to me, though not as mysterious as when I got my tablet about a month ago. Still learning!
    I use Perfect App protector https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...on.applocklite to restrict access to apps. It work flawlessly.
    I lock gmail, google authenticaor etc.

    If you dont know what rooting is then its better you dont root it but its worth learning about it.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Probably more than you are interested in... but if you feel like learning:
    General rooting, is it for you?, info: Rooting - is it for me? Some Q&A | Android Central
    Must read intro guide for the Nexus 7: [GUIDE] Release the Kraken! Rooting & Hacking Your Nexus 7
    I started reading each article until a line or two about rooting stopped me in my tracks:

    "When you want to do things that affect or change the core software of your device"

    "If you unlock, root, and flash roms on your device, you are performing these actions at your own peril."

    While I have lots to learn and am certain I'll have more questions along the way, rooting is not something I want to do. I simply want to learn enough about the device to enjoy it. With the unbelievable help I've received in this forum, I truly am.

    I know most forum participants are really into this "stuff" and my questions can cause many to yawn. However, no matter how basic my question has been, others have come along and given me help. I really appreciate it!

    ---------- Post Merged at 02:20 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 02:12 PM ----------

    I use Perfect App protector https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...on.applocklite to restrict access to apps. It work flawlessly.
    I lock gmail, google authenticaor etc.
    I took a look at this and similar apps. Most are "incompatible" with my tablet. I often hesitate to install certain apps. Who the heck are these developers?

    I have learned so much in this thread but I think the answer to my concern is actually so fundamental that I overlooked it. When my grandchildren, aged 5 and 9, play games on my tablet, they have to do it in the same room so I can monitor the situation. I'll do things like using SkyDive instead of Google Drive since I can log in and out of it.

    Someday, I'm sure, they'll have their own tablets some day. Until then, Grandma is tablet boss.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    You don't sign out of Google, Google signs out of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabletnovice View Post
    Forgive if this is an ignorant question but is there a way to sign out of my Google Accounts on the Google Nexus 7 tablet? The only setting I found is to do a factory reset but there must be a better way.

    I signed out of my Google accounts online using the Dolphin browser, but I'm still signed in when using Google Apps: calendar, gmail, drive, etc.

    The main reason I'd like to be able to temporarily sign out of my gmail accounts is because I let my grandchildren use the tablets and don't want them to access my personal files.

    Thank you.
    On my Droid 4 running ICS I have a sign out option on the bottom of the Google search page that comes up when I
    open the browser. On my ASUS Slider, if I touch my name at the top right of the Google search page that comes up, sign out is an option in the pop-up that appears. I don't have my Nexus 7 with me but there must be something similar with Chrome. Since ICS is different on both of my ICS devices it's hard to tell where it might be hiding. I'll check when I get home.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmmarck View Post
    You don't sign out of Google, Google signs out of you.
    Ain't that the truth. Ask website owners who got hit by the sudden and negative effects of Google Panda. If you've never heard of Google Panda, do a search.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    hi this is sam,
    In android ice cream sandwich version you can signed out like below
    setting>accounts&sync>(its shows available accounts like gmail and facebook) you can directly remove them
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Ferguson View Post
    hi this is sam,
    In android ice cream sandwich version you can signed out like below
    setting>accounts&sync>(its shows available accounts like gmail and facebook) you can directly remove them
    Hey Sam, this is a Nexus 7 forum. The N7 comes with Jelly Bean, not ICS. There is no 'accounts & sync' in settings on JB.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    So I signed in on my google play account and then my friend needed a email for hers so I let her use my email for a google play account so She can get games and apps but how do I sign out of the account on her phone by using my phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron thompson View Post
    So I signed in on my google play account and then my friend needed a email for hers so I let her use my email for a google play account so She can get games and apps but how do I sign out of the account on her phone by using my phone?
    What are you trying to exactly? It sounds like maybe you are trying to share paid content or apps which is probably frowned upon here for obvious reasons. (although I'm fairly new so maybe a mod can chime in on this?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levolent com View Post
    What are you trying to exactly? It sounds like maybe you are trying to share paid content or apps which is probably frowned upon here for obvious reasons. (although I'm fairly new so maybe a mod can chime in on this?)
    No it's allowed and know I would like her to sign out but she refuses so I was just wondering if I could do it off of my phone
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Levolent com View Post
    What are you trying to exactly? It sounds like maybe you are trying to share paid content or apps which is probably frowned upon here for obvious reasons. (although I'm fairly new so maybe a mod can chime in on this?)
    No it's allowed and know I would like her to sign out but she refuses so I was just wondering if I could do it off of my phone
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    how do i signout from samsung tablet 10.1

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    how do i signout from samsung tablet 10.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by camdawg View Post
    No it's allowed and know I would like her to sign out but she refuses so I was just wondering if I could do it off of my phone
    I think the easiest way is to change your GMail password.
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    Default Re: How do I sign out of Google Accounts?

    Hi, I've lost my samsung note 2 phone. And my bank account is connected to playstore where I use to purchase the apps. How will I disconnect it?? I'm afraid the person who has my phone will use my account and do unnecessary purchase online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idonna88 View Post
    Hi, I've lost my samsung note 2 phone. And my bank account is connected to playstore where I use to purchase the apps. How will I disconnect it?? I'm afraid the person who has my phone will use my account and do unnecessary purchase online.
    https://wallet.google.com/manage/#paymentMethods:
    Remove payment method
    Then change your Google password
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