How to Delete Google Account?

Google is the world’s most used and the largest search engine in the world. Besides being a search engine company, it also provides different services, like Youtube, Gmail, Adsense, Google Drive and many more. However, if you want to get cut off with Google services and you want to delete your Google Account permanently then this article will guide you throughout the step by step procedure on deleting your Google account.

Steps to Delete Google Account

  1. Open your browser and type myaccount.google.com and sign-in to your Google account.
  2. Once the page opens, click on “Sign in” button which has a blue color and is placed just at the middle of the page and you will be forwarded to the sign-in page of Google.
    • Another way of signing-in on your Google account is by clicking on the “Sign in” button with blue color, which is located at the top right corner on that same page.
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  3. Enter your email address and click on “Next”.
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  4. Enter your password in the given field and click on “Next” and you will be signed-in into your Google account if your credentials are correct.
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  5. When you are signed-in into your account, you will be automatically advanced to the home page of Google Account. Click on “Data & personalization” which is located at the left side of the page along with other options. You will be forwarded to the “Data & personalization” option.
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  6. When you are inside the “Data & personalization” page where you will see a list of options. Scroll down until you find the “Download, delete, or make a plan for your data” options panel. Inside that panel, you will be seeing three options listed and you have to click on the “Delete a service or your account” option which is indicated by a trash bin icon.
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  7. When you are inside the “Delete a service or your account” page you will see different options on your screen where you have to click on “Delete your account” which is written in blue letters and it is just below the header “Delete your Google account“.
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  8. After that, you need to verify your action by entering your password of Google account and click on the “Next” button with blue color.
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  9. After the verification, you will be forwarded to the ‘Delete your Google account’ page.
    • If you want to back up your Google account data then click on ‘download your data’ which located just above the ‘All this content will be deleted’ header. And a new tab will open your browser.
    • You will see a long list of Google services and you have to select the Google services data that you want to back up. By default, all the services are selected. And after selecting the services you want to backup scroll down all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Next step” button which has a blue color.
    • You can also choose the file type in order to download the backup data to your computer or save to OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, and to drive. After that click on “Create archive” button which has a blue color and is at the bottom of the page.
      • If you want to download your backup data on your computer using an email link, choose ‘Send download link via email‘ from the ‘Delivery method’ dropdown menu. The thing you need to keep in mind is that you have to keep the archive file size set to 2GB because almost all the email providers have limited attachment sizes. And if you choose to your archive size more than 2GB, then the backup data will be broken into multiple zip files.
  10. When you are done backing up your data, return to the ‘Delete your Google Account’ tab and scroll down all the way down to the bottom of the page and check both checkboxes by clicking on the boxes. After that, click on the ‘Delete Account’ button which has a blue color and it will delete your Google account alongside all its data.
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  11. After deleting your Google account and its data you will get notified about it.

How to Delete Google Plus Account?

As you may have known Google plus was a social networking service provided by Google. In Google Plus,  you could do things just like the other social networking service (e.g. Picasa, Facebook) where you can store photos and share them.

Not long back, Google plus account profile or account was necessary in order to use Youtube but now things have been changed, you don’t need one. And if you want to delete your Google Plus account then you don’t have to do anything because Google plus has been officially shut down by Google from April 2019. So, nobody will be able to use Google Plus as it is officially discontinued by Google and all your Google Plus account’s details and information has been scraped by Google itself. But it won’t affect any other services of Google such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive, Youtube, and others)

Delete your Google account from a phone (Android / iOS)

Are you using a phone and you want to delete your Google account? Then you are at the right place, this article will help you and guide you through the steps on deleting your Google account from a phone. Just follow these steps and at the end, you will be successfully deleting your Google account from a phone. You can use this process on both Android and iOS phones.

  1. Open your web browser on your phone and go to www.google.com.
  2. When the page loads, tap on the Sign-in button which you will find it on the top right corner of the page and after that, you will be forwarded to the Google’s sign-in page.
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  3. Once you are on the sign-in page, enter your google account email address and tap on the Next button. On the next page enter your password in the given field. Tap on the Next button with the blue color when you are done with your password.
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  4. After completing that process you will be automatically taken to the home page of Google and there you have to tap on the account icon which is placed at the top right corner of your screen.
  5. You will be at ‘choose an account’ page where you have to tap on Manage your Google Account option which is just below your account name and email address.
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  6. When you are at the home page of your Google account, tap on Manage your data & personalization which is located just below the Privacy & personalization header and is written in blue letters.
    • You can also do the same thing in another way by tapping on the Data & personalization tab which is at the upper part of the page alongside other tabs like Home, Personal info.
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  7. When you are in Data & personalization tab, scroll down until you discover Download, delete, or make a plan for your data-title and you will be seeing three options inside that panel. Tap on Delete a service or your account which is the third and the last option in the panel with a trash bin icon.
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  8. Now tap on the Delete your account option which is located below the Delete your Google account header.
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  9. After that, enter your password in order to make that it is you who wants to delete your Google account. After entering your password in the given field, tap on the Next button.
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  10. Once you are verified, you will be on the ‘Delete your Google account’ page.
    • To back up your Google account data, tap on ‘download your data’ which located just above the ‘All this content will be deleted’ header.
    • Select the Google services data that you want to back up. By default, all the services are selected. After selecting the services, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on the “Next step” button.
    • You can also choose the file type in order to download the backup data to your computer or save to OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, and to drive. After that tap on “Create archive” button.
    • If you want to download your backup data on your computer using an email link, then you have to choose ‘Send download link via email’ from the ‘Delivery method’ dropdown menu. The thing you need to keep in mind is that you have to keep the archive file size set to 2GB because almost all the email providers have limited attachment sizes. And if you choose to your archive size more than 2GB, then the backup data will be split into multiple zip files.
  11. After you are done backing up your data, return to the ‘Delete your Google Account’ tab and scroll down all the way down to the bottom of the page and you have to check both checkboxes by tapping on the boxes. After that, tap on the ‘Delete Account’ button and it will delete your Google account alongside all its data.
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