How to remove Google account from Samsung Galaxy s4

I recently recycled (read dug out of retirement for second phone use!) a Samsung Galaxy s4, and I wanted to remove a heap of old Google accounts, but, having updated Android, the option was nowhere to be seen.

It took me a long time to figure out how to do this, so I’m posting here for anyone stuck in a similar situation.

To remove a Google Account from Samsung Galaxy s4

  1. Go to settings
  2. Click “Accounts”
  3. Select “Google” (you probably already did this, but bear with me!)
  4. Click the account you want to remove – it will show you sync options, but no remove button in sight…
  5. Bottom left of your phone, next to the main button, there’s a menu button (opposite side to the “back” button) – hit this
  6. This will reveal 2 options, one of which is “Remove account” – hit this
  7. A confirm screen pops up – confirm that you really want to remove the account… and wait
  8. Its gone!

Please leave a comment below if this helped you today. After it took me around 2 months, I suspect you might have been looking a while for this setting!

16 thoughts on “How to remove Google account from Samsung Galaxy s4

  1. Spent ages attempting to remove old Google account from phone. Couldn’t find it anywhere, thanks for the heads up.

    1. Thank you for this! I was getting rather frustrated!

  2. Thanks so much! Couldn’t find correct instructions anywhere else.

  3. Thank you thank you thank you!! Apparently even Google doesn’t know how to remove an account. I’ve been trying for weeks to figure it out and what Google says to do ain’t worth a shit!! Thanks man!

  4. Very good knowledge. Thank you.

  5. This helped me☺

  6. Thanks so much, spent weeks looking for this.

  7. Thank you!!! Super easy helpful..

  8. Took me forever! Big thanks to you!!!

  9. Thanks! Instructions all over the Internet are wrong. Even from Google itself. What’s the matter with that? Thank you, my hero.

  10. Thank you very much. I a returning an old handset for a small refund against the cost of a new phone and their instructions to remove accounts was not complete. You have saved me hours of research!

    Thanks again, Clive

  11. WOW. I have spent hours trying to delete an old account. HOURS!!!!
    I saw this and it took me a few seconds.
    Thank you!

  12. thank you. These things seem to be made deliberatly obscure. Maybe not. Maybe just oversights. But thank you for making it clear. I would never have copped that myself

  13. Thank you thank you…was getting so frustrated…

  14. You are a star! problem solved, thank you so much.

  15. Is there a way to remove the account if the menu key is broken?

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