You might be using your Google account with Google Drive on multiple devices, such as Mac, Windows, iOS, or Android. In addition, you might also have multiple Google accounts on your devices.
So, if you’re looking for a way to sign out or disconnect your Google account from Google Drive on these devices to solve some technical issues or an Unused account, this will help you. We’ve provided a step-by-step guide to show you how to disconnect, reconnect, and add a Google account to Google Drive with the necessary screenshots.
1. Sign out or Disconnect an Account from Google Drive on Mac and Windows
Fortunately, signing out or disconnecting your account from Google Drive is done the same way on Mac and Windows. The following steps will guide you to disconnect your Google account from Google Drive.
1→ You will see a Drive icon in the Menu bar on your Mac or Task Bar on your Windows. If you don’t see it there, you need to run the Google Drive app from the Launchpad, Finder, or Spotlight on your Mac or Start Menu or Desktop on your Windows. Then, you will see the Google Drive icon in Menu Bar on your Mac or Task Bar on your Windows.
Step 2. Now, click on that Drive icon, then on the gear symbol, and select preferences. So, a new window called ‘Google Drive Preferences’ will open on your screen.
Step 3. Here, you will see a gear symbol in the upper right corner. Click on it, and the window will show a Settings page.
You can also add another account by clicking the profile image icon. Here, there is an option to Add another account, you can click on it, and a browser window will open up to sign in to another account. You can enter another email id and password to sign in to that account and confirm sign-in on the next page.
After you add another account, you can easily switch between them by clicking the profile image icon. But you can access both and more Drive accounts simultaneously through Finder on Mac and File Explorer on Windows.
Step 4. In the settings, you will see an option with the text ‘Disconnect account’. Click on this option, and a pop-up box will appear asking for confirmation. Confirming this by clicking the disconnect button will stop streaming files from Google Drive, including the file you’ve made ‘Available offline’. These files will no longer be available on your Mac or Windows.
2. Sign in or reconnect your Google account to Google Drive on Mac or Windows
You can sign in and reconnect your Google account if you sign out or remove it from your device. If you have only one account with Google Drive on your Mac or Windows PC, you will see a window with an option to sign in to Google Drive through your browser. You can click on the Sign in through your browser option.
enter your Google email id and password to sign back in.
Click on the Google Drive icon from the top menu on Mac. Google Drive Data is now syncing with your Mac under the Finder > Goole Drive. Also, we can add your Mac Backup folder to Google Drive with Google Drive Syncing Option.
3. Sign out or Disconnect an Account from Google Drive on iOS or Android
You can not sign out from your Google Account from Google Drive only. You have to remove your Google Account from your Android device. In iOS, you also get an option to disable your account. The following steps will guide you on disconnecting/removing your Google account from your iOS and Android devices.
Step 1. Firstly, you must open the Google Drive app on your iOS or Android device. (You can locate it in applications or the ‘Google’ folder.) Then click on your account picture at the upper right corner of your screen. And a pop-up box will appear on your screen.
Step 2. Here, touch on the ‘Manage accounts on this device’ option. A new screen will appear with a list of accounts signed in to your device.
You can also add another account from this pop-up by touching the ‘Add another account’ option. You can add as many accounts as you need. After you add other accounts, you can easily switch between these accounts from here.
Step 3. If you’re on an iOS device, you will see an enable/disable button beside all accounts signed in to your device. So you can temporarily disconnect a particular account from Google Drive by touching this button to disable that account on Google Drive.
You can also remove that account by touching the ‘Remove from this device’ option. You will see a confirmation message on your screen. The message says that if you remove the account, it will delete all of its messages, contacts, and other data from the device. Now, again touch the Remove option in the message to remove that account.
Get a Confirmation, Remove.
If you’re on an Android device, touch on the Google account you want to remove from the device. And a new screen will appear with options for that account.
Step 4. On Android, touch on the Remove account option at the bottom of the screen. A confirmation message will pop up on your screen. So again, touch on the Remove account option, and the account will no longer be available on your device until you sign in to that account again.
Additionally, if you want to disconnect your Google account from the Drive app, you can clear the app data on your Android device.
4. Reconnect your Google account to Google Drive on your iOS or Android device
You can sign in or reconnect your Google account again to the Google Drive app using your Google account email id and password. If you’ve backed up and synced your account data before signing out, you can get it back after signing in from the account backup and sync.
Moreover, if you need help syncing Google Drive on your Mac, follow the given source.
If you disconnect your Google account from Google Drive, your files on Google Drive will not sync on your Mac or Windows PC. It will also remove the files made available offline. Similarly, on iOS or Android devices, it will remove the account’s messages, contacts, and other data from the device.
You can change your Google Drive account on your Mac by following Step 3, mentioned in the first section above.
You can sign out of Google Drive on iOS by following Step 3, mentioned in the 3rd section.
You can click on the Drive icon in the Menu Bar on your Mac or Task Bar on your Windows PC. Then click on preferences to see more options. Here, click on the Exit option to quit Google Drive.
Yes, you can have two or more separate Google Drive accounts by adding as many other accounts as you need by following Step 3 and Step 2, mentioned in the first and 3rd sections, respectively.
You can access your Google account settings on Mac through the Google Drive icon located in the Menu Bar. Click on it and then click on the gear icon and select preferences. A preferences window will open. Here, again click on the Gear icon to open the Account settings.
You can manage your Google Drive storage on your Mac using the Finder app.