The Android mobile operating system allows you to add multiple Gmail accounts on the same device. This allows users to access emails that they may be expecting on different accounts, on one central device, making it easy to manage. However, if you are running many accounts on one Android smartphone, chances are the phone will begin to slow down due to the syncing of data across multiple accounts at different points of time. Also, the sheer number of notifications may prove too distracting and not worth the hassle.

In such a scenario, what you essentially want to do is to remove Gmail accounts that you no longer need from your Android smartphone.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to remove a Gmail account on Android.

Step 1. Tap to open the Gmail app on your Android smartphone.

 

How to remove a Gmail account on Android

 

Step 2. Tap on the ‘three-line‘ icon on the top left-hand side of the home page.

 

How to remove a Gmail account on Android

 

Step 3. Now, tap on the account you want to remove from the list that is presented to you.

 

How to remove a Gmail account on Android

 

Step 4. Scroll down the list and uncheck the ‘Sync Gmail‘ option under the Data Usage tab.

 

How to remove a Gmail account on Android

 

Step 5. Tap on the ‘OK‘ option on the confirmation screen.

 

How to remove a Gmail account on Android

 

The Gmail app will now stop syncing mail from the account you have disabled. You will not receive any notifications about new emails unless you personally decide to enable this account again.

The beauty of this feature is that the account will be disabled only on Gmail. So, other aspects of the account will still be active on your device. This way, you don’t have to keep logging in and out of your account to access the content.