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How to delete your Google Play Store account

It’s a good cyber hygiene habit to delete your unused accounts occasionally. It reduces the risk of cyberattacks and keeps your data safe from prying eyes. Whether you want to protect your personal information or take control of your spending habits, permanently deleting your Google Play Store account can be done in a few minutes. Read the instructions and find out how.

How to delete your Google Play Store account

How to remove a Google Play account from Android

Deleting a Google Play account from your device is pretty straightforward. However, doing so will only delete the Google Play account. If you want to delete your entire Google account, follow our guide here.

Some option titles may vary slightly, depending on your Android device, but they all follow the same pattern, more or less. Read on to learn how to delete your Google Play Store account:

    1. Open the “Settings” app on your device.open-settings-app
    2. Tap on “Passwords and accounts.”tap-on-passwords-and-accounts
    3. Choose the Google Play Store account you want to remove. You may have to tap on the three vertical dots in the top right corner.account-you-want-to-remove
    4. Tap “Remove account,” then tap “Remove account” again.tap-remove-accounttap-remove-account
    5. You may be asked to enter your password, PIN, or security pattern to proceed. Enter it, and then you’re done.

How to remove your credit card from Google Play

Removing your credit card details from the Google Play Store app might be a good idea if you want to decrease the possibility of a data breach yet keep your account. Follow these steps:

    1. Go to the Google Play Store on your device.
    2. Go to “Menu” and tap “Payments and subscriptions.”tap-payments-and-subscriptions
    3. Tap “Payment methods.”tap-payment-methods
    4. Scroll down and tap on “More payment settings.”more-payment-settings
    5. You will be redirected to your Google account. You may be asked to sign in.
    6. Go to “Payment methods” and tap “Remove” on the card you want to remove.tap-remove
    7. Tap “Remove” again, and it’s done!tap-remove-again

Your credit card information is now gone from Google Play.

Removing other accounts on Android

Managing your other accounts connected to Google on an Android phone is pretty simple. Let’s say you want to disconnect your Google Nest Mini account from Google and remove all your data. Here’s how you do it:

    1. Go to “Settings” on your Android phone.
    2. Tap on “Google.”tap-on-Google
    3. Tap on “Settings for Google apps.”tap-on-Google
    4. Tap on “Connected apps.”tap-connected-apps
    5. Select the app you want to remove.select-app-to-remove
    6. Tap “Remove access.”tap-remove-access
    7. Tap “OK.”ok
    8. You may have to check a box to delete all activities. After that, it’s gone.

How to delete your Google Play search history

Deleting your Google Play history can help improve the app’s response time. It’s also super easy – you can delete your history in just three easy steps.

    1. Go to the Google Play Store on your device.
    2. At the top right tap your profile icon.
    3. Choose “Settings.”
    4. Tap on “General.”tap-general
    5. Select “Account and device preferences.”account-and-device-preferences
    6. Tap on “Clear device search history.”clear-device-search-history
    7. And tap on “Clear history.”clear-history

Deleting your Google Play history can help protect your privacy and security, free up storage space, and improve the personalization of the recommendations provided by Google Play.


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