1. gargavf's Avatar
    I have 2 gmail accounts set in Google Play. I want to remove one or both. (one really).

    One of the email accounts has my name in it, I don't want it on there.

    I tried choosing Settings..Apps and Clearing Data.and powering off and turning it on but the accounts are still there.

    I called Google Play store and they said there's no way and that you'd have to delete the account completely. That is absurd, I wouldn't as I have emails in there. And it's absurd that seems to be no or no obvious or easy option to remove it

    Any ideas?
    02-25-2013 09:46 AM
  2. techjunkie92's Avatar
    You should be able to go to the online verison and take the account off. If not you could possibly have to take the account off the phone.
    02-25-2013 10:29 AM
  3. whatsitsname's Avatar
    You remove it by removing your Google account. I'm guessing you have 2 gmail accounts set up on your phone. Go to setting/accounts/Google. Enter the Google account you want to delete and select remove account.

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    02-25-2013 01:35 PM
  4. gargavf's Avatar
    @Whats
    I see 2 accounts on my phone in settings, but no option to remove it.

    It says
    Settings
    Wireless
    ....
    Device
    ....
    Personal
    ....
    Accounts
    Google
    Add account
    System
    date & time

    So, it says "Add account" but not "remove account".

    @junkie
    As for going to google play store on my pc... I can do it logging in with the account that I don't want with it, but there's no way from there to do anything related to my phone, it doesn't seem to work like that.
    02-25-2013 05:59 PM
  5. ThePurpleAndroid's Avatar
    You might have to go into the main Google (Gmail) and delete the account that way

    ~Holliewood~
    02-26-2013 04:23 AM
  6. gargavf's Avatar
    @Purple I do not want to delete my gmail account from Google / from existence. It has emails in there, I do not want them gone. Please see the question.
    02-26-2013 04:44 AM
  7. ThePurpleAndroid's Avatar
    Don't a factory reset and sign into the phone with the one you want to use...?

    ~Holliewood~
    02-26-2013 05:31 AM
  8. whatsitsname's Avatar
    What device and os version do you have? On my device you have to be in the account to delete it.
    Say you have Google A and Google B and you want to remove latter account.
    You go settings, accounts, Google, Google B,
    Once you inside Google B you should have option to sync or remove account.

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    02-26-2013 05:47 AM
  9. gargavf's Avatar
    I see the option to removenow
    Tap Settings..
    (now it says settings at the top)
    (scroll down)
    Accounts
    Google
    Add Account

    ^^^ Choose Google

    Now it says Google at the top.

    Accounts
    youracc1@gmail.com (last synced)
    youracc2@gmail.com
    privacy
    maps and latitude
    search
    location settings
    google+
    ads

    Choose the one you want to remove so tap the email address. e.g. youracc1@gmail.com

    Now the screen says "sync" at the top
    and it says
    Calendar
    contacts
    currents
    drive
    gmail.
    google photos
    google play books
    ......................

    At that ^^^ screen, see the button in the right right that looks like 3 small squares one on top of the other.. Tap that
    it then says
    Sync now
    remove account
    help

    Choose "remove account".

    It is now removed from google play store and calendar.

    also, when you add an email account to google play store, it adds it to calendar and to google email app. it's all shared one account.
    Susie Black likes this.
    05-01-2013 02:40 AM
  10. lucas waronicki's Avatar
    what if it is a yahoo email account? i just got the galaxy note 3 and it is my first android phone so i didnt know that they hate yahoo for some reason. my phone keeps giving me a popup to retype my password for my yahoo account but when i use the password that works on the computer every time it never works on the phone. since it is yahoo it doesnt show up in the google settings
    12-05-2013 11:54 AM
  11. fablis's Avatar
    Just do the same for a Yahoo account, it will remove itself just like gmail.
    04-08-2015 01:33 PM
  12. Jeremiah Longnecker's Avatar
    Thanks for the advice - it was driving me crazy.

    Now, any advice on how to add a google account for email only?
    05-28-2016 10:05 AM

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