How to Delete a Gmail Account? [using iPhone, Android or PC]

In this article, we will learn how to delete a Gmail account in iPhone, Android, or a pc/computer? and do it quickly so if you need to do it just now, you can do it without waiting for days of deactivation of the account as it happens for social media apps.

How to Delete a Gmail Account? [using iPhone, Android or PC]
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People are concerned about their privacy and for such purposes are eager to delete various online accounts that represent flaws of personal data being breached or collected to showcase targeted ads, profiling the user, and many other ways. With Google, this process is seamless as they are offering deletion services to you in a simple way.

Here’s how you can do it:

NOTE: Before deleting your Gmail account, we recommend you to review your account and download data that you may need after saying by to Gmail service from your Google account.

How to Delete a Gmail Account on iPhone & iPad?

If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can easily delete gmail from your Google account services and do no harm to your Google account. Yes, it is possible to delete Gmail account/service only and not the entire Google account. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Safari browser on your iOS device
  2. Go to my account.Google.com (login required)
  3. Tap on Data & privacy from the top
  4. Scroll to “Data from apps and services you use”
  5. Under “Download or delete your data” tap on “Delete a Google service)
  6. You will see Gmail here, tap the Delete button next to Gmail
  7. Enter your third-party email account address (not a Gmail account) and tap Send verification email
  8. Verify the email sent to your third-party email account

Voila, your Gmail account is now deleted and disassociated from your Google account.

How to Delete a Gmail Account on Android?

If you are using an Android mobile or any other Android device such as a tablet you can easily delete your Gmail account or entire Google account in a few seconds. Here's how:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android phone
  2. Search for Accounts or Google, when found, tap on it
  3. Tap on Manage your Google Account
  4. Tap on the Data & privacy option
  5. Scroll till you find "Data from apps and services you use"
  6. Under the option of "Download or delete your data," tap on "Delete a Google service" (login may be initiated)
  7. Now tap on the Delete option available next to Gmail
  8. Add your third-party email address and send tap on Send verification email
  9. Verify the email sent to your third-party email account that could be any

Woho, your Gmail account is now deleted and your Google account is still active.

How to Delete a Gmail Account on PC/Computer?

If you are using a computer from any company or operating systems such as a laptop powered by Windows or a Macbook powered by iOS, you can easily delete your Gmail account from your Google account by using an internet browser. Here's how:

  1. Open any internet browser & go to myaccount.Google.com
  2. Tap on the Data & privacy option
  3. Scroll till you find "Data from apps and services you use"
  4. Under the option of "Download or delete your data," tap on "Delete a Google service" (login may be initiated)
  5. Now tap on the Delete option available next to Gmail
  6. Add your third-party email address and send tap on Send verification email
  7. Verify the email sent to your third-party email account that could be any

That's it, your Gmail account is now deleted and you can still use other Google services as you have been using but not Gmail anymore.

What happens when you delete your Gmail service from your Google account?

You should keep in mind and understand that when you delete a Gmail account, all of the gmail data will also be wiped out of your hands. Here’s what happens when you delete Gmail service:

  • Your Gmail data will be deleted and not available for download
  • Your emails, mail settings, signature, drafts, and rest of the data will be deleted

However, there are some good things too. Your Gmail address will not be available to any person for registering and you can get your Gmail address back at any time you want to.

That's it.

It was all about how you can delete a gmail account using iPhone, Android or a Laptop.



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