Android is one of the ubiquitous operating system currently being in use. A smartphone can only perform the tasks expected of it only if you have installed the requisite apps on your device. Google Play Store plays an important role in that aspect. However, you may want to sign out of Google Play Store at times.
Android does not come with an easy way to sign out of Google Play Store. That is why we have a tutorial on how to sign out of Google Play Store on your Android device.
Step by step guide to sign out of Google Play Store
You may want to sign out of Google Play Store for varied reasons. One of them could be to you want to sell your smartphone and do not want to leave any trace of your accounts. Read on to learn how to sign out of your Google Play Store.
Method 1 – Using Android Settings
Please note that this method will sign you out of your Google account entirely. You will not be able to use any of the Google services until you sign in to your Google account.
Follow the steps below:
- Go to Settings menu from your app drawer.
- Tap on Accounts
- Tap on Google
- If you have set up multiple Google accounts on your phone, tap the account you wish to remove
- Now tap on Remove Account. Please note that the location of this option will depend upon the Android version you are on.
Kindly note that all your data associated with the particular Google account will be lost. This includes your contacts, emails and other data.
Method 2 – Using specific mobile apps
Google Play Store comes with several apps that let you sign out of Google Play Store and other accounts from your phone. You can choose one that that you are comfortable with and sign out of your account. This method can be quite useful if you are not tech savvy enough and do not want to play with your settings.
We will use an app named Log Out for illustrating how it works.
Follow the steps here below:
- Launch your Google Play Store and search for the app Log Out. The app is developed by Meltzer.
- Download and install the app
- Once the app is installed, launch it
- Click on Log Out all accounts button
- You will be logged out of all accounts from your smartphone
We would wish to warn you that this app will log you out of all your accounts on your Android device. Your device will unlinked from all the existing accounts you have setup on your device. Please note that this includes your Twitter, Facebook, Flicker and such other accounts.
The app, however, does not guarantee that it can log you out of all your accounts on certain devices. We would advise you to check the functionality of the app on your device.
As we stated before, Google has made it a little difficult to log out of your Google Play Store account for obvious reasons. However, it may be important to sign out of Google Play Store and other accounts before you sell, or refurbish your Android device. Do share your views if you have used any of these methods on your phone. If you have any other methods to sign out of your Google Play Store account, do share them as well.