I have spent weeks looking for a solution to this and finally this post helped me! It was so far from obvious and it felt like Google wanted me to keep the account by force lol.
Anyway, what I did was go to Settings > Accounts > Google, clicked the account I wanted to delete, the Sync menu option opened and this is where I always got stuck. Through this, I ...
(May 2013) I've contacted Google and this is their response:
Thanks for contacting us about country support for Google Play.
We use the billing address of your default payment instrument in
Google Wallet to help determine your home country for accessing the
Play Store. Our collection of content can vary by country, so your
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Let's talk about sets, baby
Android's backup service has a concept called a set: the set of all data backed-up from one device (on one transport, but that's a detail). Each set is identified by a unique string, such as the IMEI on the device. When an app (or the list of installed apps) is backed up, its backup data go into the set associated with the device ...
If Android Device Manager was enabled, and you HATE your ex, you can Lock and/or Erase that phone. Refer to the official guide for more details.
Lock. Lock your device with a new password.
Erase. Permanently delete all of your data.
Of course, as others suggested, changing your password is sufficient.
Login to Gmail on a browser. At the end of the page, in the bottom right-hand corner, you have a small hyperlink to see the sessions where your account is being used called "Details". Click that link, and then click on the "Sign Out" for all the sessions. Voila! All of your logged in sessions (except the current browser login) will be logged out.
This worked for me: System settings > Apps > "All" (tab at top) > Google Play Store
Then press buttons in order: "Force stop" and "Clear data"
Exit Settings. Start the Play Store. Press at the top left top open the menu options.. Verify you have the correct account selected.
EDIT: I now personally use AndroidLost. In addition to everything listed below, there is also an AndroidLost Jupstart app that will launch the service remotely if your phone is already lost without any locating software on it. It's pretty sweet:
Read the latest SMS'es from your phone and send them to your email.
Remote control alarm
Have you ...
Looks like Google has released a new version of Authenticator (as of March 21, 2012) under a new package name: com.google.android.apps.authenticator2.
There are full guides for several devices from RootJunky on YouTube. This first method works on some Samsung and LG devices. Your user can probably start at step 4.
Reboot into Recovery mode (hold Home, Volume Up, and Power, releasing Power when you see the device turn on/reboot).
Perform a Factory Reset (press Volume Down until wipe data/factory reset is ...
I went to https://www.google.com/dashboard/b/0/ and found the section labeled "Android device"; that had a link labeled "More data stored about this device". Clicking that opened a popup window that showed a disappointingly short list of apps that had backed up some of their data: just some of the built-in apps from Google.
The above paragraph was written ...
As of mid-2011 the Android Market supports multiple accounts.
To add another account... Press menu button –
select settings – Accounts and Sync – tap on “Add account” and add
your another gmail account. To activate or use another gmail account
in the market, open the new market app (v 3.0.26) and select
“Accounts”. A list will pop-up showing all ...
In order to remove an user account you need to perform:
Go to device settings (As shown in the question).
click on accounts Tab (3rd in the option list).
Click on Google Account (select the account which you wish to Remove).
First you need to Stop Sync (As done in question "synchr. wylaczonaa").
On Samsung devices these options are shown by pressing and ...
Disable the Google Contacts Sync app (Settings -> Apps -> All -> GoogleContactsSyncAdapter -> Disable) and reboot, then try adding a contact again. If this does not help and you have rooted your Android then you can delete /system/app/GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk with a file browser (but take a backup first!).
Either way, next time you create a ...
Apps are linked to the account that downloaded them, but Android has adapted, and will recognize the apps that are installed, regardless of which account is on the phone. This means:
Your apps will not be deleted from the phone if you switch accounts
You will still be able to update apps
You will not be able to use any apps that were purchased through the ...
IMAP clients generally need to use application-specific passwords in order to access accounts that use 2-step verification. You'll need to generate a new app-specific password, then use that to set up your incoming/outgoing servers instead of using your regular account password. Google's support page (linked above) includes instructions for doing this. ...
Prey is possibly another option. I don't see a "remote wipe" feature, but there are these two features listed:
No unauthorized access Fully lock down your PC, making it unusable
unless a specific password is entered. The guy won't be able to do a
Keep your data safe Hide your Outlook or Thunderbird data and
optionally remove your stored passwords, so ...
For some reason Google have created a whole new app for the new version of the Authenticator app:
See also Why does the Google authentication app have “obsolete” in its title on Play Store? and in the news Android Police: PSA: Google's Authenticator Updated To v2, Except It's A Brand New App, And You Need To Install It To Get Future ...
Being "logged in" is a misconception. Even when you are "logged in" when you use a browser, this is handled by the storage of a cookie with an authentication token stored in it. On the device is sort of the same, except it is not a "cookie". When you set up your account, an authentication token is requested and stored on the device. A new token can also be ...
Instead of entering a password every time you sync or access your mails - which will also be more insecure, because you enter the password often and in public - think about a good screen lock (PIN or Password) and a remote wipe solution.
Changing your Google account password is always a good idea in case of a stolen Android device. According to Oleg ...
In addition to what Flow says, and I think this is a superior solution:
Use application-specific passwords
The idea here is that you can create an application-specific password for any non web-based application that needs your Google credentials (think Android phones, mail clients, IM clients, etc.) You create a credential for each purpose and use this ...
I doubt there's an answer to this beyond "because that's how Google designed its apps". Android itself does not require a Google account to use, only Google's proprietary applications do. CyanogenMod and other pure source builds of Android are actually forbidden from distributing the Google apps within the firmware package itself because of their proprietary ...
To turn off notifications for Google+, open the Google+ app,
press Menu->Settings->[Your account name]->Notifications, then press the ON/OFF
toggle in the top right. In recent versions, notification settings are per-account.
To turn off notifications for Gmail/Google Apps Mail, open the
Gmail app, press Menu->Settings, select the account you wish to disable ...
I found a workaround for my problem that works splendidly.
After having installed the latest version of the Gmail App, I have discovered that when I go to Settings > Account > Add account, I can configure a generic email address (i.e. not necessarily a Gmail one) to be used with the said App. It supports both IMAP and POP3 protocols.
(sorry for the ...
The answer is that you have to use a standard computer, log into your google account 2-step verified google account, go to authorise applications and sites, and set up your android device. Google have said that 2-step verification will not work yet on android, so they have provided this work around for now.
Here is the link where you create a password to ...
If you go to the Market Account settings part of the Android Market webpage at https://market.android.com/account and click on the Settings tab, you should see a list of the devices registered on that Market account, clicking the Edit button lets you hide that old phone from the web interface. That's what you'd normally use to remove an old device from ...
There's no way to do this. It's been posed on Gmail's support forums in the past and the answer has always been (from the linked discussion above):
... Google's native apps on Android phones are designed to use the phone
itself to sign in and out. If you're concerned about account security
on your phone I recommend you add a lock pattern or PIN to ...
You can't delete it, only hide it.
Go to the Google Play website. Make sure you're logged in.
Click the gear icon in the upper right then click Settings.
Your devices should be listed there. Uncheck "Shown in menus" on the device you don't want to see any more.