You can remove a Gmail account from your iPhone or iPad if you are no longer interested in using it. How you do this depends on how you added the Gmail account – you may have added it for Apple’s apps in Settings, set it up in Google’s Gmail app, or both.
What happens when you remove a Gmail account?
Note that deleting a Gmail account from your iPhone will prevent that account from syncing data with the Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps. Fortunately, your Google account will continue to work with other Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube, and other Google apps.
Of course, you can remove your account from the Gmail app as well if you don’t want it there either. And if you are logged into Gmail on Safari, you will need to remove it from there as well. We will show you how to do both.
How to remove Gmail account from an iPhone and iPad
To get started, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone and select the “Contacts” section.
Tap the Gmail account you want to remove.
Then, select the “Delete Account” button.
Repeat the process to remove other Gmail accounts.
Suggestion: if you change your mind later, restart your iPhone before adding a Gmail account.
How to remove Gmail account from Gmail app
If managing and switching between multiple Gmail accounts gets boring in the Gmail app, you can remove the ones you no longer want.
For this, open the Gmail app on your iPhone or iPad and tap on your profile picture in the top right corner.
Select “Manage accounts on this device”.
Tap the “Remove from this device” button under the Gmail accounts you want to remove.
In the pop-up, press the “Remove” button to confirm.
The Gmail app will now remove all emails from that Gmail account and log out of it. Tap the “Done” button in the upper left corner to return to the main Gmail screen.
How to remove Gmail account from Safari
If you used Safari to log into your Gmail account, it would continue to show up and log in automatically until you remove it. Fortunately, you can do this without clearing Safari’s cache and data.
To get started, launch the Safari browser and go to
https://mail.google.comto open Gmail in a tab.
Tap the hamburger menu icon in the top left corner.
Now tap the Gmail account at the top to open the “Accounts” drop-down menu.
Then, tap “Sign out of all accounts”.
Another page will open with the title “Choose an account”. Select the “Remove an account” option.
Tap the round red button next to the Gmail account you want to delete.
Select the “Yes, remove” button in the popup to confirm.