Sign out of Chrome or delete a synced account

You can sign out (or disconnect) your Google Account from Chrome at any time. This stops Chrome from syncing to your Google Account on the device you were signed in to. You can also remove a person from Chrome, which erases their Chrome data from the device.

Option 1: Sign out of Chrome

When you sign out of Chrome, your data will stop syncing to your Google Account on the device you're using. There will still be data stored on the device from when you were signed in, but any new data or changes you make in Chrome on your device won't sync going forward.

To learn how to sign out of Chrome, choose your device below:

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Under "Sign in," click Disconnect your Google Account.
  4. In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Disconnect account.
Android device
  1. Open the Chrome menu.
    It could be an icon or a button on your phone. They look like Menu or Menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch your email address.
  4. Touch Disconnect Google Account.
  5. In the confirmation dialog that appears, touch Disconnect.
iPhone or iPad
  1. Open the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch your email address.
  4. Touch Manage Accounts.
  5. Touch Use Chrome without a Google Account.

Option 2: Stop and clear synced data (reset sync)

If you want to stop your Google Account from syncing to Chrome altogether, or need to reset sync, you can "stop and clear" your synced data.

To stop and clear your synced data or reset a sync passphrase, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Google Dashboard. Make sure you are signed in to your Google Account.
  2. Click Stop and Clear to stop syncing and clear all of your synced data.
  3. Click OK.

Note: You only need to do this once. It will stop sync on all of your devices. Your data will still be available in Chrome on your device(s).

Option 3: Remove yourself or another person from Chrome permanently

When you "remove a person" from Chrome, all their Chrome data will be erased from the device. This action can't be undone. This is different from signing out, which stops syncing to the Google Account but keeps data on the device. In both cases, if you've synced your Chrome data to a Google Account, you'll be able to get it back anywhere you sign in to Chrome.

For example, you should remove yourself from Chrome if you mistakenly signed in to Chrome on a public computer.

To learn how to remove a person from Chrome, choose your device below:

Computer
  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the button for the current user. (It might show a name or email address.)
  2. Select Switch person.
  3. Mouse over the person you want to remove.
  4. In the top-right corner of the person’s card, click the downward arrow.
  5. Click Remove This Person.
  6. In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Remove This Person.
Android device

Removing a person's account from Chrome will stop sync and disconnect your account across other Google apps and services on your device.

To remove a person from Chrome on an Android device, you'll need to delete their account from the device. All the email, contacts, Calendar events, and other data associated with that account will no longer automatically sync with your device.

  1. Open the Settings menu on your device .
  2. Under "Accounts," touch Google.
  3. In the top-right corner of the screen, touch the menu icon Menu.
  4. Touch Remove account.
iPhone or iPad

Removing a person's account from Chrome will stop sync and disconnect your account across other Google apps and services on your device.

  1. Open the Chrome menu Chrome menu.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Touch your email address.
  4. Touch Manage Accounts > Manage.
  5. Touch Remove next to the account you want to remove.
  6. In the confirmation dialog that appears, touch Remove.

Using Chrome at school or work? If your school or workplace uses Google Apps, and you disconnect your Google Apps account from Chrome, your Chrome data will be deleted from the computer you are working on. A dialog will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to delete your data.

Are you an IT manager or administrator? You can set a Chrome policy (RestrictSigninToPatten) that restricts which users can sign in to Chrome (for example, only users in your organization). You can also set a policy (SigninAllowed) that prevents users from signing in to Chrome entirely (for example, on a public computer). Learn more about setting Chrome policies for devices.

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