11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2015 6:43 AM by jituniki
colleenfrompompano beach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot seem to log out of gmail anymore on the mail on my ipad.

I let many people use my ipad and dont want them all to see my personal files in my gmail


iPad 2
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (103,135 points)

    The Mail app doesn't have a logout option.  You can hide an email account by going into Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Then select the account that you don't want other people to see and slide the switch next to Mail to off (you may also want to turn mail Notes off so that they appear under Mail as opposed to Notes, so that they will also be hidden) - you can then repeat this for other email accounts that you want hidden . Then go into Settings > General > Restrictions, enable restrictions, and switch off 'Allow Changes' next to the mail icon. If you then go into the Mail app the account(s) should no longer appear. To regain access to the account : turn off the restriction and then turn mail back on in the Mail settings.

  • colleenfrompompano beach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you so very much!

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (41,705 points)

    You may also want to consider accessing Gmail through Safari if you need to log out of it. I think the web interface is actually better than the Mail app. And, you can just log out when your done. No fussing with settings and restrictions.

     

    Best of luck.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,090 points)

    I think the web interface is actually better than the Mail app.

    On an iPad, agreed 100%.

  • Ihaveanswer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You do have option to sign out of your account on gmail app on ipad. Once you open your mail, on the top left side, tap on the icon with 4 lines one on the other. It opens the account name with the folders. There tap on ur email Id. Tap on icon showing your account. At the bottom,you will find sign out option. Else you tap and hold on your email account on this page. Sign out option will pop in red.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (41,705 points)

    When this thread was last active, a year and a half ago, there was no Gmail app.

  • ciaochiao Level 2 Level 2 (335 points)

    HI:

    i have the same question. I didn't download the gmail app. Using Safari, I signed up after searching 'google' for gmail. Then I signed up. Then I followed the instructions for Gmail. Now o want to sign out because my kids also have gmail accounts but they won't be able to get into their accounts if I don't sign out! This is driving me insane? I would think that google would have fixed this issue by now. It looks as if people have had this question for almost three years?!!?

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance to all who try to help.

     

    Regards,

    ciaochiao

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (41,705 points)

    ciaochiao wrote:


    I didn't download the gmail app.

    Use the Gmail app. It will make this much easier.

     

    For information on how to use Gmail's web interface, you may want to check Google's help information.

  • Bhavani Dheer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    1. Open the Gmail app.
    2. Touch the iOS Menu icon Menu icon.
    3. Touch Manage accounts.
    4. Touch Edit.
    5. Select the Remove option

    Your account will log out.

    Hope this helped You!!

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (41,705 points)

    Bhavani Dheer wrote:

     

    1. Open the Gmail app.
    2. Touch the iOS Menu icon Menu icon.
    3. Touch Manage accounts.
    4. Touch Edit.
    5. Select the Remove option

    Your account will log out.

    Hope this helped You!!

    When the OP posted their question four years ago, there was no Gmail app. By the time these same instructions were given two years ago, the thread had been dormant for two years.

  • jituniki Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The shown method is ok - just for Gmail app.

    You have logged out of gmail app.

    However, if you go back to home screen and touch 'Mail' icon, your email account with gmail will open up! So logging out of gmail app didn't really do it!

    With iOS 8.1.2 all above responses don't work except going thru mail turn off (King_Penguin). etc.

    With iOS 8.1.2 some of accessory adaptors stopped working. Some worked with 'reboot' (holing off switch and home button together for 8+ seconds! Some reports mention that even Apple made original expensive adaptors stopped working!