From younger siblings eavesdropping on our phone conversations to the person next to you on the train reading your text messages over your shoulder, it can be frustrating.
Thankfully, it’s easy to ensure that no one has access to your personal Gmail messages. Whether you’re using the computer at the library, a shared laptop with your family, or quickly checking your emails on a friends iPhone, signing out is simple.
Let’s get started.
How to sign out of Gmail
When you need to ensure that no one has access to your Gmail account, you could change your Gmail password, or, if you’re on a public device, you can simply sign out. Not only does signing out of Gmail boost your cyber security efforts, but it’s also simple and can be done in just a few steps.
Signing out of Gmail
Click your account photo in the upper right-hand corner
Click Sign out
For a step-by-step guide on how to sign out of Gmail on desktop and the iPhone app, keep reading.
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From the Gmail main screen, navigate to your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner.
The process of logging out of your Gmail account is similar to the way you would on desktop. When you’re logged into the app, tap on your profile picture.
You’ll then see any and all Gmail accounts you have signed into this device. Choose Manage accounts on this device.
Under the Gmail address of the account you’d like to log out of, select Remove from this device.
The Gmail app will then verify you want to remove the account from this device, which will sign you out of the account.
Sign out and carry on
Signing out of Gmail takes just a few seconds to do, but it could save yourself the heartache of someone else accessing your account and being able to read your personal emails. Or, in my case, see when all of my online shopping orders will be delivered.
Mara Calvello is a Content Marketing Manager at G2 with a focus on Design, Human Resources, and SaaS Management. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst College. In addition to working at G2, Mara is a freelance writer for a handful of small- and medium-sized tech companies. In her spare time, Mara is either at the gym, exploring the great outdoors with her rescue dog Zeke, enjoying Italian food, or right in the middle of a Harry Potter binge.