Remove Google Account problem

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I want to remove Google Account in my old phone and I want to use Google Account in my new phone.

https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...le-account-on-samsung-phone%2F&token=p6C7fO3W in the bottom most screenshot https://i.imgur.com/v8M0YPX.png it says "Removing the account will delete all of its messages, contacts and other data from the device"

1. What is "messages" and "other data from the device" referring to?

2. "contacts" does it mean google contacts will be removed from Contacts app?

3. What is the difference if I do a Smart Switch to transfer all data from old phone to new phone, with google account logged in (in the old phone) vs with google account logged out (in the old phone)

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Removing your Google account would remove any data that is associated with that account. So any messages in Google Chat or emails in Gmail, along with any other data that is tied to your Google account (like Google Drive, Google Photos, etc.) would be removed. I think SMS messages would remain, though, because those are tied to your cell number.

You are correct, your Google Contacts would become unsynced from the Contacts app. But if you had other contacts from other accounts (like a Samsung account or Outlook account), those would remain.
 

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Do I need to stay logged in Google Account (in the old phone) during using Samsung Smart Switch to transfer data from old phone to new phone? What is the difference if I do a Samsung Smart Switch to transfer all data from old phone to new phone during google account logged in (in the old phone) vs google account logged out (in the old phone)?

Does anyone use 2 phones with a same google account? If you are using a same single google account backup on both phones, would that be messy since 2 phones are doing google account backup to a same google account?
 
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You can have more than one device connected to the same Google account. I have both my tablet and my smart phone logged into my Google account. Once you set up your new phone from the old phone, then you can log out of your Google account on the old phone.

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You can have more than one device connected to the same Google account. I have both my tablet and my smart phone logged into my Google account. Once you set up your new phone from the old phone, then you can log out of your Google account on the old phone.

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Would it be messy if you backup both your tablet to google account and backup your phone to a same google account? e.g. if you have a incoming sms message ABC on your tablet and you have a incoming sms message XYZ on your phone, both are backuped to a same google account. If your phone is faulty and you want to restore the sms chat history of your phone, it seems like you can only restore all sms that includes both tablet and phone sms together so both sms ABC and sms XYZ will be restored to your phone. My understanding is Google account backup do not let you select what to backup and what item to recover so I assume if everything was restored it will restore all sms that was backuped from all devices. Anyone knows if the backup of 2 devices on a same google account are separated?

Google account does not have similar screen like this samsung account backup screenshot that let you select what to backup/restore
https://i.imgur.com/6pcexcR.png

Info: Back up or restore data on your Android device https://support.google.com/android/answer/2819582
 

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Would it be messy if you backup both your tablet to google account and backup your phone to a same google account? e.g. if you have a incoming sms message ABC on your tablet and you have a incoming sms message XYZ on your phone, both are backuped to a same google account. If your phone is faulty and you want to restore the sms chat history of your phone, it seems like you can only restore all sms that includes both tablet and phone sms together so both sms ABC and sms XYZ will be restored to your phone. My understanding is Google account backup do not let you select what to backup and what item to recover so I assume if everything was restored it will restore all sms that was backuped from all devices. Anyone knows if the backup of 2 devices on a same google account are separated?

Google account does not have similar screen like this samsung account backup screenshot that let you select what to backup/restore
https://i.imgur.com/6pcexcR.png

Info: Back up or restore data on your Android device https://support.google.com/android/answer/2819582

I have 3 phones and 1 Chromebook all signed into the same Google account. 2 of the phones have different numbers through different carriers. And all 3 phones are different years and brands. What I add and back up to one device gets automatically synced and shared with the other devices... I've never had a conflict signing into a new phone or other device, everything syncs perfectly. That being said I've never transferred data from one device to the next with a cable or Smart Switch, I don't customize my devices enough, and like to start out fresh with just the basic information transferred.

I think the transfer process is smart enough to not screw things up though, especially with a Google to Google transfer. Mustangs extremely knowledgeable in these areas, I would go back to your other thread about this and follow mustangs directions on how he does his transfers ;)

One thing I would NOT do is sign out of your Google account on the old phone before the transfer.. that will lead to nothing but problems.

Don't overthink it, just follow the prompts and you should be fine :cool:
 

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I have 3 phones and 1 Chromebook all signed into the same Google account. 2 of the phones have different numbers through different carriers. And all 3 phones are different years and brands. What I add and back up to one device gets automatically synced and shared with the other devices... I've never had a conflict signing into a new phone or other device, everything syncs perfectly. That being said I've never transferred data from one device to the next with a cable or Smart Switch, I don't customize my devices enough, and like to start out fresh with just the basic information transferred.

I think the transfer process is smart enough to not screw things up though, especially with a Google to Google transfer. Mustangs extremely knowledgeable in these areas, I would go back to your other thread about this and follow mustangs directions on how he does his transfers ;)

One thing I would NOT do is sign out of your Google account on the old phone before the transfer.. that will lead to nothing but problems.

Don't overthink it, just follow the prompts and you should be fine :cool:

"One thing I would NOT do is sign out of your Google account on the old phone before the transfer.. that will lead to nothing but problems."

Old phone was sign in into google account forever but a few days ago old phone is faulty dark screen and unable to switch on until now, does this equal to sign out Google account on my old phone?

If your phone A and phone B are different numbers and uses the same google account, if your phone A is faulty and you bought a new phone and want to restore phone A from a previous google account backup how do you tell google account to restore from phone A backup and not phone B backup?

I guess maybe [Step 5 of 9] is the place where it shows different devices backup and maybe during a restore you can select a backup to restore from, can you do a screenshot of your phone [Step 5 of 9] seen in this guide just to see how it looks like if your 4 devices are backed up to a same google account?
[Step 5 of 9] "From here, you can see all your backups." https://guidebooks.google.com/android/getstarted/backuprestoredatawithgoogledrive
 

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"One thing I would NOT do is sign out of your Google account on the old phone before the transfer.. that will lead to nothing but problems."

Old phone was sign in into google account forever but a few days ago old phone is faulty dark screen and unable to switch on until now, does this equal to sign out Google account on my old phone?

If your phone A and phone B are different numbers and uses the same google account, if your phone A is faulty and you bought a new phone and want to restore phone A from a previous google account backup how do you tell google account to restore from phone A backup and not phone B backup?

I guess maybe [Step 5 of 9] is the place where it shows different devices backup and maybe during a restore you can select a backup to restore from, can you do a screenshot of your phone [Step 5 of 9] seen in this guide just to see how it looks like if your 4 devices are backed up to a same google account?
[Step 5 of 9] "From here, you can see all your backups." https://guidebooks.google.com/android/getstarted/backuprestoredatawithgoogledrive

If you're going to do a transfer with a cable from the old phone to new one I don't think you have to choose, because of the cable connection you'll automatically be backing up the old phone's data. I've never done a cable transfer, but when I set up a new phone it asks me if I want to restore from a backup, and it lists every backup phone by name.. very easy ;) And as long as the old phone is still turning on and being recognized it should be fine. As far as smart switch goes I've never used it... but I'm sure you'll get to pick the phone you want to restore from, which will be your old one.

Maybe @mustang7757 can give you better advice since he's our smart switch specialist :)
 

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If you're going to do a transfer with a cable from the old phone to new one I don't think you have to choose, because of the cable connection you'll automatically be backing up the old phone's data. I've never done a cable transfer, but when I set up a new phone it asks me if I want to restore from a backup, and it lists every backup phone by name.. very easy ;) And as long as the old phone is still turning on and being recognized it should be fine. As far as smart switch goes I've never used it... but I'm sure you'll get to pick the phone you want to restore from, which will be your old one.

Maybe @mustang7757 can give you better advice since he's our smart switch specialist :)
I covered smart switch with OP already
 

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