Remove your child's Google Account

You can remove your child’s Google Account from Android and Chrome OS devices. You can also delete your child’s Google Account if they're under 13 (or the applicable age in your country).

Remove or delete your child's account

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Remove or delete your child's account

Remove your child’s account from an Android device

When you remove your child's account from the device, information associated with that account is removed from the device, including emails, contacts, device settings, and parent supervision settings. That information will still be available on other devices where your child’s account is signed in.

Use the Family Link app on your child’s device

Tip: If you added supervision to your child’s previously existing Google Account, you’ll need their help to do this.

  1. On your child's Android device, open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Remove account and then Remove account.
  3. Select your email address, then enter your password.

If your child's device isn't connected to the Internet, use a parent access code to remove their account.

Use the Family Link app on your device

  1. On your parent device, open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Scroll down to the card for your child’s Android device.
  4. Tap Settings and then Reset device & delete data.

Tip: To remove your child’s account from an Android device, you can click on your child’s name at families.google.com. You may need to sign in to your parental Google Account.

Use the Android Settings app

Tip: If you added supervision to your child’s previously existing Google Account, you’ll need their help to do this.

  1. On your child’s device, open the Settings app Settings.
  2. Tap Users & accounts and then the Google Account you want to remove and then Remove account.
    • If you don't see "Remove account:" At the top right, tap More More and then Remove account.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish removing your child's account.

Remove your child’s account from a Chrome OS device

When your child’s account was the first account added to the Chrome OS device

To reset the Chrome OS device back to factory settings, press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r.

When your child’s account was not the first account added to the Chrome OS device

Use Chrome OS Account Manager on your device:

  1. On the sign-in screen, click the profile that you want to remove.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the profile picture, click the Down arrow.
  3. Click Remove this user.
  4. In the box that appears, click Remove this user.

Tip: If you deleted your child’s account before removing it from their Chrome OS device, press and hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r to reset your Chromebook back to factory settings.

Delete your child's account

When you delete your child's Google Account, they'll lose all the information saved to their Google Account, like photos, emails, and documents. Learn more about what happens when a Google Account is deleted. If you'd like to stop supervision on your child’s Android or Chrome OS device, you can just remove your child’s Google Account from that device.

Tip: This option is not available if your child is over 13 (or the applicable age in your country). Your child can delete their Google account themselves by following these steps.

  1. Remove your child’s account from Android and Chrome OS devices they’re signed in to.
    • Important: If you delete your child’s account before removing it from their Android or Chrome OS device, the device will be locked and will require a factory reset.
    • If they aren’t signed in to any Android or Chrome OS devices, move on to step 2.
  2. On your device, open the Family Link app Family Link.
  3. Select your child.
  4. Tap Manage settings and then Account info and then Delete account.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish deleting your child’s account.

Tip: You can also delete your child’s account on families.google.com in a web browser:

  1. Sign in to your parental Google Account.
  2. Select your child.
  3. Click on Parent settings and then More.
  4. From the left-hand menu, select Account info.
  5. Select Delete Account & Data.

Tip: This option is only available if you created your child’s Google Account for them and they’re under 13 (or the applicable age in your country).

If you delete your child's Google Account, you can restore it for a short time.

  1. Visit families.google.com on a web browser. You may need to sign in to your parental Google Account.
    • Tip: If you deleted your child’s Google account and your family group, your child’s account can’t be recovered.
  2. Select Menu Menu and then Recover kid's deleted account and then Recover.
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