Sign out of Gmail

Depending on what device you use Gmail on, you can either sign out of Gmail, remove your Google Account, or switch between different accounts.

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Sign-out options

The only way to sign out of the Gmail app is to remove your entire account from your phone or tablet.

However, you can do many of the same tasks through other actions.

Remove your Google Account from your device
An animation showing how to sign out of Gmail on Android

When you remove an account, it removes the account from all apps on the device. When your account is removed, you won’t be signed in to any Google products, such as Maps or YouTube.

This option is good if you want to remove personal information from your device before you give it to someone else.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Manage accounts on this device.
  4. Choose your account.
  5. At the bottom, tap Remove account.
Tip: Removing the account from your phone or tablet won't delete the account itself, so you'll still be able to use it on a computer or other devices.
Check emails from another account

You'll only see the option to check emails from a non-Gmail email account if you're using an updated version of the Gmail app. If these steps don't work, try updating the Gmail app and then trying again.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Gmail app .
  2. In the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Add another account.
  4. Choose the type of account that you'd like to add.
    • If you check work or school emails through Outlook for Windows, select Outlook, Hotmail and Live.
    • If you can't see your email service, select Other.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to add your account.
  6. Tap the account that you want to use.
Tip: If you share a device with other people, try adding them as separate users or adding them as a guest on your device.
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