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    Hi

    I'm new to to Android and just got a S4 (so apologies for the newb question). But I am having some trouble configuring the email accounts. I have a Google Apps for Biz a/c and a personal gmail a/c. I've configured the main email App to the Google Apps a/c successfully but it has automatically added it to the gmail app as well. On the gmail app I have also added my personal gmail a/c.

    I've at least worked out how to stop the Business a/c syncing in the Gmail app but I would prefer to remove it completely from the Gmail app and only have my personal a/c. Can this be done?

    Thanks
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    You can do that by removing the account from the settings menu (Menu > Settings > Accounts). This will remove all settings from that acount though (emails, calendar, etc).
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    This is for the email app not Gmail. How do you remove one gmail account but not all of them?
    Quote Originally Posted by BBOOSE View Post
    Hi

    I'm new to to Android and just got a S4 (so apologies for the newb question). But I am having some trouble configuring the email accounts. I have a Google Apps for Biz a/c and a personal gmail a/c. I've configured the main email App to the Google Apps a/c successfully but it has automatically added it to the gmail app as well. On the gmail app I have also added my personal gmail a/c.

    I've at least worked out how to stop the Business a/c syncing in the Gmail app but I would prefer to remove it completely from the Gmail app and only have my personal a/c. Can this be done?

    Thanks
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    Goto Setting:accounts
    Touch IMAP
    Select the account to delete
    Touch menu
    Touch delete
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    Try this

    Go to Settings of your phone>Accounts and Sync>select the account to be removed and in options menu delete the account
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    Default Re: Delete Email Account from Gmail app

    i also want to remove one of my gmail accounts on my galaxy note 3. However Gmail is not showing in Accounts in Settings.

    In Gmail settings there is an 'Add Account' but no 'Remove Account' button neither is there any option to remove account by long-press or from menu.

    Any ideas?
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    I've been looking up and trying to find the same thing.. You can add a gmail email account, but you cant seem to delete one.. pretty annoying
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    With a Droid4 go to your all apps, look for the "settings" app, then go to "google" your google email accounts should be shown and then you click on the account you want to "sync" or delete. Took me forever to find this out..
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    This also works on the new HTC One M8. Thanks Iamonfitness!
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    Hi guys,

    Go into settings and long press your google account, from there you should be able to delete the second email account.

    This just worked for me

    Hope this helps.
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    Just to add to this thread on what worked for me just now

    I went to setting> then under accounts, you touch the "Google" one. There is no gmail. From there, you can delete the google/gmail account from your phone.
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    Well, I've tried all of your suggestions, which I really appreciate. I went to the dark side years ago. But when my mother bought this, I figured I'd remember my Windows stuff with no problem and I do have a gmail account. Her keyboard is VERY sensitive, and I didn't notice her email address was ridiculous until it was too late. So I made a new one and am trying to delete the '2nd' superfluous one. In settings, there IS no IMAP, holding down your Google Account didn't work. I've unchecked everything in the 2nd account so it won't sync or anything and it will just sit there like a rusting car.
    Sent from my iPad!
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    best answer
    Go to Settings of your phone
    >Accounts and Sync
    >select the account
    to be removed and in options menu delete the account
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    If you have more than one gmail account then to remove one of them go to setting on your phone look for accounts & sync. In there you should all email accounts that are setup on that phone. Touch the one you want to remove and at the bottom you should see remove account.
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    I know that this is a really really dumb question, but please humor me.

    If I press "delete account" on the Accounts and Sync settings, that only "removes" it from the app on my phone, correct? It doesn't delete my gmail account/email entirely so it doesn't exist anymore? Just wanting to double check.
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    Default Re: Delete Email Account from Gmail app

    If I press "delete account" on the Accounts and Sync settings, that only "removes" it from the app on my phone, correct? It doesn't delete my gmail account/email entirely so it doesn't exist anymore?
    Jmo46, I've the same concern as yours. In fact, that was what i instinctively thought of when I saw the Remove Account function.

    So I just backed off!

    I am surprised no one as yet has addressed this concern. Unless someone does that (hopefully positively) I will not have anything to do with Remove.

    Anyone's listening!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz2802 View Post
    Jmo46, I've the same concern as yours. In fact, that was what i instinctively thought of when I saw the Remove Account function.

    So I just backed off!

    I am surprised no one as yet has addressed this concern. Unless someone does that (hopefully positively) I will not have anything to do with Remove.

    Anyone's listening!
    Yeah, I'm hesitant to use that function because it's not entirely clear what it will do.
    Now, I did decide to use my Twitter as a guinea pig and I pressed the "Delete Account" button on it. I got the following message:

    "Deleting this account will delete all its messages, contacts, and other data from phone. Delete?"

    This gives me a clue that it's probably only taking the account off the phone and NOT deleting the account all together so it no longer exists anywhere.
    But, I would rather someone confirm this before I go ahead and press OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmo46 View Post
    Yeah, I'm hesitant to use that function because it's not entirely clear what it will do.
    Now, I did decide to use my Twitter as a guinea pig and I pressed the "Delete Account" button on it. I got the following message:

    "Deleting this account will delete all its messages, contacts, and other data from phone. Delete?"

    This gives me a clue that it's probably only taking the account off the phone and NOT deleting the account all together so it no longer exists anywhere.
    But, I would rather someone confirm this before I go ahead and press OK.
    Correct. Delete away, it only removes the account from the device.
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    thanks man it worked.........
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    won't this delete the gmail account? That's what I'm worried about. It might delete the whole thing. I only intend to have it removed from the gmail app on my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clio Litt View Post
    won't this delete the gmail account? That's what I'm worried about. It might delete the whole thing. I only intend to have it removed from the gmail app on my phone.
    You can't delete it from the gmail app and keep the account on your phone. Just turn off sync so you don't get email notifications for that account.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 on a Dirty Unicorn
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    One additional thing I didn't see mentioned (and as far as I know is the best that can be done for keeping account data out of apps you don't want to have it; other than entirely deleting an account from the device) is this:

    (This is specifically for Gmail but works in other Google Apps to an extent as well)

    - Add all desired accounts to your device (Android stupidly will start syncing everything right away without giving you a chance to pick what you want from that account)
    - Go to settings - accounts - google - name of account you want to remove from gmail
    - Scroll to Gmail and deselect it from syncing
    - Go to settings - Apps - All Apps - scroll to Gmail
    - Click Clear Data (No this will not delete anything from the google servers. THIS ONLY REMOVES DATA FROM THE DEVICE)

    Stopping the syncing alone still leaves the data it had already downloaded inside your Gmail app. Clearing Data resets the Gmail app and when you open it back up it'll start over setting itself up with the accounts you have on your device but this time it'll only download the data for the account you still have sync turned on for. You'll still see the account listed but clicking on it will only give a message that sync is not turned on for this account. You won't see any emails for that account. You'll no longer receive notifications for emails from this account either.
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    Kerri Tegan

    Well, I've tried all of your suggestions, which I really appreciate. I went to the dark side years ago. But when my mother bought this, I figured I'd remember my Windows stuff with no problem and I do have a gmail account. Her keyboard is VERY sensitive, and I didn't notice her email address was ridiculous until it was too late. So I made a new one and am trying to delete the '2nd' superfluous one. In settings, there IS no IMAP, holding down your Google Account didn't work. I've unchecked everything in the 2nd account so it won't sync or anything and it will just sit there like a rusting car.
    Sent from my iPad!
    This is the problem I'm having, too. My brother needed to get to his email on my phone one night, so he just added his account. Now I can't remove it from my phone. I've tried going through the settings menu, and it takes me to the same screen as the gmail app account manager. I can and have turned off all the sync options, but I still kept getting annoying notifications that I needed to log back in, and now I have a notification that I can't get rid of that says there is "account action required." I can find no way, through the app itself or through my phone settings, to delete the account from my phone. Anyone have any other suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berrica0 View Post
    This is the problem I'm having, too. My brother needed to get to his email on my phone one night, so he just added his account. Now I can't remove it from my phone. I've tried going through the settings menu, and it takes me to the same screen as the gmail app account manager. I can and have turned off all the sync options, but I still kept getting annoying notifications that I needed to log back in, and now I have a notification that I can't get rid of that says there is "account action required." I can find no way, through the app itself or through my phone settings, to delete the account from my phone. Anyone have any other suggestions?
    Try this. Go to settings - accounts - google - select the email you want to remove - then touch 3 dots in the top left corner - then touch remove account - and touch remove account again. Hope this works for you 😊
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    This feature has disappeared some how. It puts me in an endless circle back to the app. Then the app sends me to settings.
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