Did you just notice an unusual activity in your Google account? Have you been receiving email notifications which you didn’t expect? They’re not just ordinary notifications but the ones which tell that someone uses your account. You need to remove the device from your google account.
Most times, Google, being conscious of your account security sends you critical security alert email in your mail box and also the link for you to review those activities. Review them and know the device that was used to perform such activity.
You won’t just receive such email for email purpose. It is for your security and for the security of all your mails and files which are in your Google account. But the question is, can you remove those devices and how can you do that.
Let’s look in to these questions and see what we have to do about them.
Can I remove device from google account
The answer is yes you can remove it. Technology has made it possible to log out your accounts, not only Google account, from other devices using your own device.
Once you begin to get such email, as I told you above, then you have to act as fast as possible. The best way to do it is to log out all active devices from your Google account.
It is not impossible to remove those devices. You can do it with your device, from any location you find yourself. To avoid further unauthorized activities on your account, let’s head over to the steps involved in removing those devices.
How do I remove unknown device from my Google account
- Firstly, login to your gmail account on your phone or Computer.
- Move to your account management page. I mean your Google account home.
- Select “security” and the security page will display immediately.
- Scroll down, you will find “your devices” option. Under it, click “manage devices“.
This will bring out a list of all the devices, be it mobile phone or computer, in which your account is active. From here you can either sign out of the device or allow it to remain. But, I believe you want to sign it out.
- The next step to take is, click on the three dots located beside each of the devices.
- Finally, select sign out to automatically remove your account. Do it that same way to remove all the devices which has your google account in them.
However, the device which you are currently using to remove those other devices will not have the three dots which other devices have beside them. And you cannot remove your account from it except when you manually sign out.
It is as simple as that.
More so, you have to take further steps to secure the account. Assuming the person actually want to use it for criminal purpose, he will find a way to login back to the account. That is where two-factor verification is important in your gmail account.
In addition, it doesn’t just end in two-step verification, you need to change your password and make it stronger than it was before.
What other ways can I use to secure my google account?
They are so many ways you can do that. It all starts from you. You don’t have to rely on the security benefits which Google offers you. I recommend you adopt your own manual means of securing your account.
In fact, you are the “Chief Security” of your account. It may sound funny but, it’s the truth.
Firstly, don’t share your password with others, even the person you trust most because he may carelessly use the password.
You can opt in for online vaults such as the Last pass manager, Google password manager and so on. The online vaults help you to secure and manage your account details safely.
Apply two-step verification on your Google account to avoid unauthorized easy access. It enables your password to be stronger, hard for any hacker or bad guy to tamper with.
Above all, your devices should always be on passwords. Whether you use computer or mobile phone, you have to enable strong password so that nobody will have access to your privacy.
Apart from removing your google account from other devices when you receive critical security alert, it is also important to check from time to time. Always visit your security page and spy on your Google account. Set up more security.
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