The Google account plays an essential role in the use of Google products and the synchronization of data on Android phones. This is not the case with devices running iOS. Therefore, you will see a difference in what happens after deleting the Google account on Android or iPhone.
Let's start by knowing the difference between deleting and deleting an account.
Difference Between Deleting and Deleting a Google Account
Deleting an account is different from deleting it from your device. When you delete your account, it is permanently deleted from Google servers. Thus, all data associated with your Google account will be lost.
Deleting the account simply removes it from your phone. It's like logging out of the Google account. All your data associated with the account will remain on Google servers. You can add the account to your phone again or connect from the web.
On Android phones, you will rarely see the option to delete your account. You only have the option to delete the account from the phone.
However, you will see Delete Account on iPhone. But that only means deleting the account.
Now let's see what happens when you delete the account from Android and iOS. Let's start with Android first.
How Google Accounts Work on Android Phones
The first Google account you add to your phone is called the main account. You can then add multiple Google accounts. The main account is very important for an Android phone as it also secures your phone in case of theft or loss. The person will not be able to reset it to factory settings without knowing the password for your main Google Account, which is required at the time of the reset.
When you start using your new Android phone, you will be asked to sign in to a Google Account. At this point, you can ignore it or log in. If you ignore it, you can log in later. When you sign in to your Google Account, all Google apps installed on your phone have access to that account. This means that you will not have to reconnect to these accounts. Even when you download another Google app from the Play Store, your Google account will automatically appear in the apps.
Take for example the case of YouTube. If you added your Google account to the phone, opening YouTube would automatically sync your watch history, subscriptions, etc. with your phone. If you add another Google account, you can easily switch between them in the YouTube app. The same goes for all Google apps, including Contacts, Drive, Google Photos, etc.
What Happens By Deleting Google Account On Android Phone
Now when you delete your Google account from the phone, all connected apps will lose access to the Google account and will not be able to show you the synchronized data. Do not be mistaken. We explained everything in detail.
What happens to the contacts
The most important thing that worries when deleting a Google Account is synchronized contacts. When you delete the account, your Google contacts will be deleted from your phone.
Now you need to understand the difference between Google accounts and phone contacts. If you used your Google account to view and save contacts, they will be deleted. However, if the contacts have been saved to your phone memory, they will remain. In short, only synchronized Google contacts will disappear from your phone.
However, this does not mean that these contacts will be deleted. You can access it via contacts.google.com on the web or by reconnecting to another Android phone.
What happens to emails in the Gmail app
When you delete the Google account, you will be signed out of the Gmail app for the particular account. And, when that happens, you won't be able to access your emails through the Gmail app. However, the emails will not be deleted. They will remain in your Gmail account. You can still access it on the web or on another phone or tablet.
What happens to downloaded apps
Deleting the account will not remove any installed apps from your phone – whether it is Google or a third party app, all will remain.
What happens to images and videos in Google Photos
It depends on how you use the Google Photos app. If you used it as a traditional gallery app only to view the photos available on your phone, nothing will happen. Your photos will not be deleted from your phone.
But if you had enabled the backup function of Google Photos, deleting the account will stop the backup. This means that your new photos will not be saved to the Google Photos service. Again, no photos will be deleted. You can access previously saved photos at photos.google.com or by reconnecting to the Google Photos app.
In the two cases mentioned above, i.e. when the backup is enabled or disabled, the existing photos (if any) available in the Google Photos storage service automatically sync with your phone. So when you delete the account, they will stop showing up. You can also delete the account directly from Google Photos.
What happens to the data in Google Drive, Keep, Docs, Calendar, and Sheets
You will simply be signed out of these apps on your Android phone. Your data such as files, images, notes, etc. linked to these apps will remain on your Google Account. But you can only access it on your phone if you reconnect.
What Happens to YouTube
You will be logged out of your account from the YouTube app. Your subscriptions and downloaded videos (if any) will not be deleted.
What happens to the backup service
If you have enabled the backup feature on your Android phone, deleting the account will stop any additional additions to the backup. In other words, no new backup will be created.
What happens to messages and call history
Your messages and call history are saved to your phone, so they are not deleted when you delete the Google account. However, if you have enabled backup, new messages will not be saved to the backup.
Can you use Android phone without Google account
Yes. You can use your Android phone without signing into any Google account.
However, a Google account is required for the optimized operation of an Android phone. Without a Google account on your phone, you cannot access the Google Play Store, that is, you will not be able to install apps from it. In addition, you will not receive updates for important services on your phone, such as Google Play services, which play an important role in the normal functioning of your Android smartphone or tablet.
How to delete a Google account from an Android phone
To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Settings on your phone and go to Accounts or Users & Accounts.
2nd step: Tap the account you want to delete. If you don't see the account name directly, tap Accounts, then tap the account name.
Stage 3: Tap Delete account. A confirmation window will appear. Tap Delete account.
Note: If you delete your main account, you will need to enter your phone password, PIN or model for security purposes.
How Google Accounts Work in iOS
Google accounts work differently on devices running iOS, i.e. iPad and iPhone. There are two ways to use your Google account on iOS.
First of all, you can add it from the settings under accounts. In doing so, you can connect Apple apps with a Google account. The applications that can be connected are Mail, Contacts, Calendar and Notes. When you connect them, your Google data synchronizes with these applications. For example, you can add your Google contacts to iPhone.
Second, when you download a Google app to your iPhone, you will be asked to sign in. It is a single connection. In other words, if you download more Google apps, you will no longer have to add your login details for the same account. Your iPhone will automatically display the account. When you add an account like this, you will not be able to use it with Apple apps, this is only possible when you add it from the settings.
What happens when deleting Google account on iPhone
As you saw above, things work differently on the iPhone. So the side effects of deleting Google account will also be different.
If you delete the account from Settings> Accounts, you won't be able to access your Google data on iPhone associated with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Notes. For example, if you delete the account, your Google contacts will be deleted from the iPhone if you had initially activated them.
However, if you delete the account from any of the Google apps, you will be signed out of all Google apps on your iPhone. So, for example, you delete your Google account from Gmail and then you will be signed out for the same account from all other Google apps.
How to delete a Google account from iOS
Since you can add it in two ways, there are also two ways to remove it.
Method 1: Delete parameters
Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone and go to Passwords and Accounts.
2nd step: Tap your Google account. Then click the Delete Account button.
Note: It will not completely delete your Google account. It will only be removed from the iPhone.
Method 2: Remove from Google Apps
Step 1: Open any Google app on your iPhone.
2nd step: Tap the profile photo icon in the upper right corner. If it is not available, tap the three bar icon on the left side and tap the little down arrow.
Step 3: Tap Manage accounts on the device.
Step 4: Press the Delete button on this device under the account you want to delete. A confirmation box will appear. Tap Delete.
Pouvez-vous utiliser l'iPhone sans compte Google
Yes. Vous pouvez facilement utiliser votre iPhone sans ajouter de compte Google. Les appareils iOS utilisent un compte iCloud pour télécharger des applications et pour d'autres choses telles que la sauvegarde. Il n'est donc pas nécessaire d'ajouter un compte Google sur iPhone, sauf si vous souhaitez profiter des applications Google.
La suppression du compte est-elle nécessaire
À moins que vous ne souhaitiez supprimer tout ce qui est associé au compte Google de votre téléphone, le supprimer ne sera pas un bon choix. Au lieu de supprimer complètement le compte Google de votre téléphone Android, vous pouvez désactiver la synchronisation pour certaines choses indésirables. Par exemple, vous pouvez désactiver la synchronisation des contacts, Drive, Notes, etc. Vous pouvez même supprimer votre compte de Google Photos.
Ensuite: Les paramètres de Google peuvent parfois vous dérouter. Comprenez ce que signifie chaque paramètre sur le téléphone Android à partir du lien ci-dessous.