Last updated: January 2, 2023
You had a job interview last week and you are expecting a response email at any time. The only problem is that your phone has run out of battery. You then decide to log in from your Gmail account on the computer you use for work. The news falls… it is missed for this time. Disappointed, you come home.
When you arrive at your home, it's panic. You realize that you have forgot to disconnect your Gmail account from the work computer. Computer that is often used by your colleagues. You especially don't want your boss to know you're looking for a new job, especially before you've found it.
How to disconnect your Gmail account remotely ? I explain this to you in a few steps to get you out of an embarrassing situation.
The steps to disconnect your Gmail account
The first thing to do is to you connect to your Google account from any browser. Chrome will do just fine. To do this, simply go to this link: https://www.google.com/intl/fr/account/about/
Then follow the following steps:
- Click on " Access the Google account ».
- Log in to your Google account using your email address and username.
- Go to the security menu on the left. You will then see the devices on which your Google account, and therefore Gmail, is connected. Press on " Manage devices At the bottom of the list.
- You will have an overview of the devices as well as the dates when your Google account was last used on them. Tap the three small dots at the top right of the frame of the device you want to block access to. You will then just have to disconnect it.
How often to disconnect my Gmail account
Do not hesitate to do these checks regularly. A simple oversight can happen very quickly and have major consequences on your data. This is especially true if you log in on public devices.
Likewise, when you change your phone, be sure to disconnect your Gmail account and delete your Google account. In the vast majority of cases, it is your Gmail address that serves as the recovery address for forgotten passwords. Leaving your mailbox accessible to other people is like giving them almost unlimited access to all your accounts on the Web.
Now you know what you have to do to avoid this!