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How To Delete Your Google Account and Data

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Deleting your Google account might seem tough if you use a lot of Google services. But if you want to quit, it’s actually pretty easy.

You can either delete everything or just some Google services like Gmail and Google Drive. No matter if you use Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac, or a Chromebook, you can break up with Google in just a few minutes. Hats off to Google for making it possible.

Deleting your Google account is just one step. You also need to find new apps and services to replace Google’s. We’ve got a list of some alternatives to Google’s services that can make your life simpler.

But, before you go ahead and delete your Google account, it’s important to understand what happens when you do. When you delete your whole Google account, you’ll lose access to the apps, subscriptions, services, and data connected to it.

Here’s what gets affected when you delete your Google account:

  • You can’t get your data saved on Google services like Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube, Google Contacts, and Google Photos.
  • Your online history, like your travel history in Google Maps, search history, and YouTube watch history, all disappear.
  • Any accounts you made on other websites using your Google account can’t be recovered.
  • You won’t have access to the Play Store if you have an Android phone.
  • Using a Chromebook without a Google account is tricky. You can use a guest account, but it erases everything, like files, cookies, website data, and your browsing history, once you log out.
  • Finally, your current Google username is gone for good, and you can’t make a new Google account with the same username.
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When you say goodbye to your Google account, all the information connected to it goes away. But don’t worry, you can save your stuff before you leave. Google allows you to download your account data. We suggest following these steps to download your data before you delete your Google account for good.

Remember, when you delete your Google account, it’s permanent. You won’t be able to get back your emails, documents, photos, or any other stuff linked to it. So, be sure to save anything important before you go ahead with the deletion.

How To Delete Your Google Account Using a Desktop Browser

Deleting your Google account and associated data can be done using your desktop browser. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google Account settings: Open your browser and visit the Google Account page.
  2. Sign in: If you’re not already signed in, click on the “Sign in” button and enter your Google account credentials.
  3. Access the Data & Personalization settings: Once signed in, click on the “Data & Personalization” option on the left-hand side menu.
  4. Scroll down to the “More Options” section: Find this section and click on the “Delete your Google Account” option.
  5. Verify your password: You may be prompted to enter your password to proceed with the deletion process. Enter your password and click “Next”.
  6. Review your data: On the next page, you’ll see a list of services associated with your Google account. Take the time to review the data and ensure you understand the consequences of deleting your account.
  7. Select the service you want to delete: If you want to delete your entire Google account, select the “Delete your entire Google Account” option. If you want to delete specific services, click on “Delete a service” and choose the service you wish to remove.
  8. Confirm the deletion: Once you’ve made your selection, follow the prompts to confirm the deletion.
  9. Read the information carefully: Before proceeding, make sure to read through the important information provided. This includes details about what will happen to your data and other considerations.
  10. Follow the instructions: Follow the instructions to complete the deletion process. This may include steps such as downloading your data, reviewing service-specific information, and confirming your decision.
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How To Delete Your Google Account On Android

To delete your Google account on Android, you can use the standard Google app. Just remember what happens when you delete it: you won’t be able to access the Play Store anymore. If you have multiple Google accounts on your Android phone, make sure to switch to the account you want to delete before you follow the steps below:

  1. Swipe down from the home screen to access the Google app.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Manage your Google Account.
  4. Slide to Data and Privacy.
  5. Scroll to Delete your Google Account.
  6. Enter your Google account password for verification.
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How To Delete Your Google Account On Your iPhone or iPad

If you’re fully invested in Apple’s ecosystem and wish to completely remove Google, follow these steps to delete your Google account.

  1. Download the Google app from the App Store.
  2. Open it and sign in with your Google account details.
  3. Tap your account picture and select Manage your Google Account.
  4. Select Data and Privacy.
  5. Select Delete your Google Account.
  6. Authenticate your account and check the instructions to complete the request.

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