How To Sign Out From Google Play Store On Your Android Phone Or Tablet

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May 18, 2016

Android continues to be the most popular choice of operating system for smart phones and tablets. Android’s ability to keep your account synced over several different types of devices at home and at work is one of its most impressive features. For example, when you review the details of an android app you’re thinking about purchasing for the device you’re currently using, Google will let you know which of your other devices that app is compatible with.

The vast majority of Android users download and install new apps via the Google Play store, but the same ubiquitous sign-in feature that users find so useful can also be a security issue. This becomes even more disconcerting when it seems like there’s no clear way to sign out of the Store directly. Here’s how to easily sign out from Google play Store on your Android phone or tablet.

Signing Out from Google Play Store on Your Android Phonelogout-from-google-play-store How To Sign Out From Google Play Store On Your Android Phone Or Tablet

The Google App Store is most people’s first and only choice for accessing and downloading android apps to their device. If you’ve bought more than a couple of apps, you have probably given your credit card details to the friendly overseers at Google. This can be worrying if you leave your phone in public somewhere or if someone steals it – the wrong person could access a lot of your data, and lock you out of your accounts. To make sure you’re safely signed out of the Google Play Store every time, do one of the following 3 things:

Switching Accounts in Play Store Directly

  • Open up your app drawer on your phone and tap on the Play Store icon.
  • Your phone’s ‘settings’ button probably won’t work on the main Google Play Store page (where you should be now) – certainly not if you’re using a Samsung Galaxy S3. Instead, look for the three horizontal lines on the page’s top left, inside the search bar. This icon that looks like half an I Ching reading will access Settings. Tap it.
  • At the top you’ll see your username or email address with a downward facing triangle.
  • Tap this, and touch the alternative (already linked) Google account you want to use Store with.

Note that this doesn’t sign your original account out of Google store fully – anyone who picks up your phone can do these same steps and select your other account. However, this method is good to know for anyone who just needs to switch accounts rather than log out.

Log out using Android or Launcher Settingslogout-from-google-play-store How To Sign Out From Google Play Store On Your Android Phone Or Tablet

Touch the settings button on your phone (bottom left on a Samsung Galaxy).

Touch ‘System Settings.’

At the top bar of the settings screen, tap ‘Accounts.’

Touch the line marked ‘Google.’

Touch the name of the account you wish to log out.

At the bottom right of the screen, tap on the words ‘Remove account.’

You’ll be prompted to confirm this, because you will lose a lot of data, any saved messages and emails etc. associated with that account. Tap ‘Remove account’ if you’re sure.

Log out using the purpose-made Log Out Applogout-from-google-play-store How To Sign Out From Google Play Store On Your Android Phone Or Tablet

  • Open up your app drawer on your phone and tap on the Play Store icon.
  • In the Google search bar at the top of the Store home screen, search for ‘Log Out’.
  • Download and install the Log Out app. The app publisher is ‘Meltzer.’
  • Type in your account name and password.
  • Confirm to log out.

Be thoroughly warned that this app will log you out of all your accounts, unlinking every account from every service including Twitter, Facebook etc. You will be unable to retrieve any password once you’ve clicked the confirm button, so best be sure you know the usernames and passwords for anything you were signed into. This is a good option for you if you’re about to re-sell, re-furbish, or recycle your device.

Also keep in mind that this app isn’t compatible with every single Android device. Visit the Play Store to check updates on compatibility.

Signing Out from Google Play Store on Your Android Tablet

The Google App Store on your Android tablet is just as useful, and just as designed to never let you log yourself out! To ensure your Android tablet is securely signed out of the Google Play Store every time, do one of the following 2 things:

Log out using Android or Launcher Settings

  • Navigate to the main settings section on your tablet.
  • Touch ‘System Settings.’
  • At the top bar of the settings screen, tap ‘Accounts.’
  • Touch the line marked ‘Google.’
  • Touch the name of the account you wish to log out.
  • At the bottom right of the screen, tap on the words ‘Remove account.’
  • You’ll be prompted to confirm this, because you will lose a lot of data, any saved messages and emails etc. associated with that account. Tap ‘Remove account’ if you’re sure.

Log out using the Log Out App on your tablet

  • Navigate to the Play store app on your tablet.
  • In the Google search bar, search for ‘Log Out Meltzer’.
  • Download and install the Log Out app. The app publisher is ‘Meltzer.’
  • Type in your account name and password.
  • Confirm to log out.

Be thoroughly warned that this app will log you out of all your accounts, unlinking every account from every service including Twitter, Facebook etc. You will be unable to retrieve any password once you’ve clicked the confirm button, so best be sure you know the usernames and passwords for anything you were signed into. This is a good option for you if you’re about to re-sell, re-furbish, or recycle your tablet.

Also keep in mind that this app isn’t compatible with every single Android tablet. Visit the Play Store to check updates on compatibility.

Summary

Google makes it quite difficult for you to easily sign out of your Google account on your Android devices. This makes sense considering how much smoother everything functions when your data is remembered across all your apps and devices, but it is incredibly important to make sure that you are fully signed out before lending, reselling, or refurbishing your device. Luckily, both Android phones and tablets have a fairly easy navigation path to de-associate each device from your Google account. Simply apply the steps above to each of your devices separately, and you’ll be securely signed out from Google Play Store.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Skye August 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    This actually answered my problem, thank you!

  • Reply hashan isuru December 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Email log out

  • Reply Atif February 19, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Logout from Google Play Account is very easy. Just follow those steps:

  • Reply ChPlaya March 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I want to get the latest version of Google Play Store, can you give me the download link?

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