Android is now a few years old. Anyone who has not bought into the Apple cosmos is likely to have used more than one cell phone with the Google system. Always with you: The Google account that you use to install your apps and more. Stupidly, Google remembers in the long term on which devices you have set up your Google account. For example, your old cell phones and tablets show up when you install apps in the Google Play Store. That's possible just fix it – but your android is not really far away. But that can be changed!
Update: Remove Android account handle – This is how it works in 2019
This article originally appeared in the summer of 2016. Since Google is Google, a lot has happened since then (see comments). I've updated the article extensively. The methods described below work as of early 2019. If this is no longer the case, please let us know in the comments.
Deleting old devices from the Google account – why and why?
Why even bother deleting a device you no longer use from your Google Account? The shortest and best answer: security! If you have not completely reset the old android, it still has full access to your data. And anyone who uses services like Gmail or Google Calendar has stored a lot of sensitive data there. Regardless, some Google services (such as Google Play Music) have specific device limits. If you delete cell phones and tablets that are no longer used, you can get around such limits.
But enough preamble, let's get started!
1. Go to Google Account Center
Visit Google Account Management via the link https://myaccount.google.com/. Here you log in with the Google account that you also used on the obsolete Android smartphone or tablet. From here you now have two options for removing an Android smartphone from your account.
2. Method 1: Perform security check for your Google account
One way to remove old cell phones from your Google Account is to do a Google Account Security Check. Click below found security issues (there may be something else here if Google isn't "worried" about your account) on the link secure account. Expands the point here devices. Google now lists all devices on which you have not logged in for a long time, i.e. old cell phones or PCs. Click Remove and confirms the notice to delete access rights to the Google account. Irrespective of this, you should also check the other security instructions and, if necessary, implement the instructions from Google - we don't want nasty hackers to get at you hijack google account be able ;)
3. Method 2: Remove devices via security settings
The second way to disconnect old androids and other devices from your Google account can be found by clicking on the area Safety Left. Here you scroll down to the section My devices and then click on manage devices. Alternatively, just follow this link that our reader Foh left in the comments below:
This is where Google lists all devices with account access. Now just look for the unused androids from the list, click on them and select the item Remove. In this way, you block all devices from your Google account that you no longer use.