Google services are all over the place; however, it doesn’t mean you have to use them all the time. If you’d like to go away from Chrome, Gmail, Drive, Google Maps, and all other Google services, you must remove the Account on your Google account. This is a step-by-step guide.
How to delete your Google account
Beware: this procedure will erase the contents of your Google account, which includes the data you have stored on additional Google services, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Play, etc.
Log into Google and then click/tap on the grid icon 3×3 dots. In the dropdown menu displayed, click the button that says ‘Account. It’s the first icon that appears in the menu.
Open the grid of programs and choose your Account.
Choose the ‘Data & Privacy option on the left-hand side menu. It’s the third option on the menu, just between ‘Home’ and Personal Info.
Second step – data and Privacy settings
Scroll to the “More Options section, ” click “Delete Your Google Account’. A descriptive note will clearly state that you delete your Google account “Delete your entire account and data.”
Delete your Google account.
Google will require you to sign back in using your user name (email address) and a password to confirm this is what you intend to do. It will ask you to go through these terms of service that detail exactly what data will be removed. Google cautions, “Please read this carefully. It’s not the usual yada yada” -and they’re right.
If you’re satisfied to move forward (and are finished downloading all information you would like to keep after deletion), check the mandatory two boxes. They are:
- Yes, I recognize that I am accountable for any costs caused by any financial transaction. I am aware that my earnings will not be distributed in certain situations.
- Yes, I’d like to erase this Google account and all its information permanently.
Click the “Delete Account” button. This will conclude the process.