How to log out of your Google account in Android

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 to Settings -> Accounts & Sync )

Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications

Scroll down until you see the Google App entry. Select it.

Press the Clear Data and Clear Cache buttons.

Exit back to the Home screen. You have just clear your Google cache and log out of your account.

To log back in, go to Settings -> Data Synchronization.

It will prompt you to enter your Google login credential.

Your Android Gmail is not syncing with the main server and you need to clear the internal cookie to get it resync again.

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  1. jay says:

    Thanks it did help …

  2. Willard-3400 says:

    Clear data is not showed in my HTC legend? Is there any other way to do it?

  3. Kristen says:

    This does NOT work with the Evo. Google Apps is not even shown in the list.

  4. Jdrone says:

    This does not work for the Captivate..the info is retarded and so is the person that wrote it

  5. HTC HD says:

    Hi..in my HTC HD, there was no Google Apps..only Gmail..I’ve tried to clear the data and sync the data, however there was a problem…and unable to sync the data. is there anyway to do?

  6. Juan says:

     Try going to Settings-Applications-Manage Applications–All-Market-Clear date

    I hope it works for you.

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