When you first set up your Android smartphone you either have to log into your existing Google account or create one. This ties your phone to your account so that if you make any changes to your email, calendar, contacts etc it will automatically sync. You may have noticed that its rather difficult to log out of that account and log into another.
Why would I need to log out of my Google account?
- Your current Gmail account has been spammed and you are switching to another account
- Your Android Gmail is not syncing with the main server and you need to clear the internal cookie to get it resync again.
Here’s how you can log out of your Google Account in Android (This is for Android 1.6, for 2.0 and higher simply go toÂ Settings -> Accounts & Sync )
Go toÂ Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications
Scroll down until you see theÂ Google App entry. Select it.
Press theÂ Clear Data andÂ Clear Cache buttons.
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