How to Delete a Google Account: From Any Device

Do you know what happens to your data when you delete your Google Account?

If you have any accounts that you no longer use, you can delete them. This is what I did when I had multiple Google accounts with the same number. I deleted the emails I didn’t need and they were gone forever. But if you change your mind in the future, you can able to recover them within the time limit.

So, read on if you want to know how to delete your Google account permanently. In this blog post, we will show you how to delete your Google account permanently and safely.

Things to Know Before Deleting Your Google Account

  • Emails, documents, photos, contacts, etc. will all be permanently erased once the account is deleted. Therefore, backup, download, or transfer important data before deleting your account.
  • Deleting an account removes access to Google services like Gmail, Drive, Photos, etc.
  • Recovering data after account deletion is very challenging. You can recover only the account, Gmail within 2 months without data.
  • If you want to use Google services again in the future, you will need to create a new account.
  • You can create a maximum of 10 accounts with one mobile number.

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Steps to Delete a Google Account on a Computer/Laptop:

Step 1: Sign in to your Google Account:

Step 2: Access Account Preferences:

Select the account which you want to delete. In the left sidebar, click on “Data & privacy.”

Step 3: Delete Account:

Scroll down to the “Delete your Google Account” section and click on “Delete your entire account and data”.

Step 4: Verify Your Identity:

Google will ask you to sign in again for security purposes. Follow the on-screen instructions: confirm that you want to delete the account by entering the password and click on ‘Next‘.

Verify Your google Identity pass email

Step 5: Review Google’s Information:

Google will provide information about what you’re deleting, including data that will be lost. Make sure to read this information carefully.

Step 6: Download Data (Optional):

You can download a copy of your data before deleting the account. Click “Download your data” and follow the steps. This is optional but a good idea if you want to keep your information.

Download google account Data

Step 7: Check the Boxes and click on “Delete Account“:

  • Read the deletion information carefully.
  • Check boxes confirming you understand the account will be deleted.
  • Click “Delete Account” to confirm deletion.
Check the Boxes and delete google account

Congratulations, you have deleted your Google account. You can still recover it within two months if you change your mind.

Finally, deleted your Google account

FAQs

Can I recover my Google Account after deletion?

Yes, you can recover your Google account even after you delete it, but you will lose all the data from Google services like Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Workspace. You will only get a fresh Google account with no content in it.

What is the difference between deleting a Google account and deleting a Gmail account?

A Google account consists of an email address and a password that is used to sign in to various Google services, such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Calendar, and more. When you delete a Google account, you also delete all the data and content associated with it, such as your emails, files, photos, contacts, subscriptions, and purchases.

However, if you delete only the Gmail account, then you will not be able to send or receive emails from that address, but you will still be able to use all the other Google services that are linked to your Google account.

Do I have to delete each Google service separately?

No, you do not need to delete each Google service separately. When you delete your Google account, you also delete all the Google services that you use, such as Gmail, YouTube, Drive, Calendar, and more.

How long does it take to delete my Google account?

When you delete your Google account, it is removed immediately and you lose access to Google services that require a Google account. However, your data and content in these services are not deleted right away.

You have up to 2 months to recover your Google account and restore your data. After 2 months, your data and content will be permanently deleted and you will not be able to recover your Google account or your data.

What happens to my Google Play and Google Fi purchases if I delete my account?

When you delete your Google account, you also delete the Google Play services that you use, such as games, apps, movies, and books. You can restore these services within two months if you recover your Google account. However, before you delete your Google account, you need to pay any pending charges for Google Fi, if you use that service.

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Final Words

Before you delete your Google account, you should make sure you have used up or cancelled any subscriptions or purchases that are linked to your Google account.

Deleting a Google account is a serious decision and you should weigh the pros and cons carefully. In this post, we have explained how to delete a Google account.

If you decide to delete it permanently, it will be removed immediately. However, Google gives you up to two months to recover your data and account, in case you change your mind.

If you have any questions or need help related to the deletion process, leave a comment below, and we’ll be happy to assist.

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