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How to know which devices are using your Google account

Your Google account may still be associated with devices that you no longer own or use. So you can remove it.

Have you ever wondered what devices, and from where, have access to your Google account? Do you suspect that someone may be using your account without your consent? The company of the big G knows the importance that we give to security and puts at our disposal a tool that will allow us to know which devices have access to our account, as well as where they are located.

It is a security tool quite simple, showing us the computers, mobiles, tablets and other devices that have direct access to the account, allowing even locate them on the map. In this guide, we explain how can you access this tool, and even block access to your Google account to certain devices.

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Find out which devices use your Google account and get rid of intruders

To check which devices have access to your Google account, first of all you must have access to a device with that associated accountEither a computer - through the web browser - or a mobile phone. When you have it, follow these steps:

  1. Access the security section of your Google account.
  2. From there, go to the device and activity section.
  3. You will see a list of all the devices that have your Google account associated with them. You can tap on each of them to see more details, such as the location or time of last activity.
Devices with access to your Google account

This will show the devices on which you have signed in with your Google account.

Now you know on which devices your Google account is associated. You may see devices that you no longer use, or the ones you got rid of a long time ago. They may also appear public computers that you have had to use in the past, something that can carry certain safety hazards. Google will also indicate those devices that have been inactive for a while.

So it may be a good idea remove those devices so that your account is no longer operational in them. To do it, you just need access the device panel that we saw in the previous process, touch on those that you want to delete and choose the option "Sign off".

It is worth bearing in mind that not only devices ask for access to your Google account. Some applications also need to connect to your account to be able to obtain some data, and it is convenient to take a frequent look at the list of apps with access to our Google account, in case it is necessary to disconnect some of them to avoid security problems. In addition, it never hurts to improve the settings of our Google account to improve protection.