How to remove old devices from Google Play device list

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Jun 5, 2015, 7:10:03 AM via Website

What if i found out that some devices were not mine? What does that mean? Some of the carriers were from Japan and Korea which is impossible because I never went there. @_@

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Oct 21, 2015, 6:16:58 PM via App

Brandon Stone

I feel everyone's pain here... Trust me. I have a solution. Mark this thread as solved and get excited! :D

Check out the solution here: --admin edit: Links not allowed--

I also quoted what I could in case you don't feel like visiting my blog. It's not the same though :'(

Okay so after hours and hours of frustrating research and time on the
phone with Google Apps for Business, I've found a solution to an issue
plaguing several people, including myself. When your phone or device
is stuck and associated with your Google Play account. It can get very
annoying and very messy, especially if you're a beta tester and you
just want to download an app. Before you know it, you have a hundred
devices on your Android Device Manager list.

My OCD, was KILLING me seeing phone Galaxy S5 on my business account,
instead of my personal account. Ugh. So right after getting off the
phone with Google, I kinda gave up. Read a bit more, and saw something
about the device being removed after 9 months of inactivity. So that's
some hope, I guess.

But wait! Right after I gave up, I was just browsing my account, and
light came down from the heavens...


So let's begin.

If you want to remove a device from your Android Device Manager list:

Navigate to the following link on the account you would like to remove
the specific device:

Find the device that you want to remove. In my case, my Galaxy S5.


Sorry I don't have a picture of the big red remove button, because I'm
not about to risk and put myself through that hell again, but believe
me. You should be seeing it right now.

Click that button.

Go to the Android Device Manager in Google Play.

Boom! It's gone!

Yes. Just yes. Much frustration later. That's why I'm sharing this
with the internetz so maybe you won't have to go through the same

Thanks guys!


Vaughn Paul

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Oct 27, 2015, 8:02:20 PM via Website

So I can't remove a device even if it is a device I have never owned? There a T-mobile Samsung phone listed in my devices that I have no clue how it even got there. I have never owned one and have never used anything but Tracfone.

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Oct 27, 2015, 8:05:49 PM via Website

I too would like to know how this happens. I have a T-mobile Samsung phone listed among my devices that I have never owned and I have never used anything but Tracfone.

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Oct 27, 2015, 8:15:58 PM via Website

Thanks a lot! This removed the device. But I still don't know how it got on my account in the first place. Hacker?!

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Feb 21, 2016, 11:30:02 AM via Website

I'm trying to figure out how a T-Mobile Note 4 got on my list. Mine is on Verizon so seems odd this could happen. If anyone happens to know, please share what you know about this type of curious event, as this keeps bugging me.

Keep thinking someone in my neighborhood managed to register a device on my account, sounds a bit crazy doesn't it? Maybe not so much considering I've had one neighbor connect to Bluetooth on my computer with her iPad while still in discovery mode, and I have inadvertently connected to a neighboring Bluetooth speaker. Was tempted to serenade them with good music, then thought better of it. Considering where I live it's hard to imagine anyone being savvy enough to hack into anything, seriously. If one did it would likely be accidental.

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Feb 21, 2016, 3:15:00 PM via Website

i want to remove google play other service or google that is auto going to install to my mobile

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Mar 19, 2016, 5:27:01 PM via Website

there could be a pretty lage number of ppl who dont know that, at least the number of ppl who dont know about the Playstore website...

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Mar 23, 2016, 10:44:20 AM via Website

ok thanks for inform and sharing forum.

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Apr 18, 2016, 6:45:44 PM via Website

I'm sorry I missed Samsung Galaxy Core Prime when I was going through the process. Are you still avaluable Kris ?I REALLY NEED HELP WITH THIS ANDROID, THEY GAVE ME AN OLDER ONE @ THE STORE! RSVP @ Thanks very much!

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Apr 26, 2016, 11:34:08 AM via Website

Delect your email

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Aug 6, 2016, 9:24:20 AM via Website

Hey ppl I was sending dozens feedbacks about this to google they will ignore you ..
Only option to delete your devices is just u must delete your entire gmail account and create new one..

Am not bothered too much about it but what am bothered is that I don't have picture of my phone shown on the left anymore.. b4 I had it but I reset phone factory settings and picture icon of mobile gone.. I feedbacked this to google they again ignored..
Anybody knows how to add picture ? that when I open device manager app in phone and will locate my phone I will se my phone picture..
Any help will appreciate

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Aug 24, 2016, 4:17:28 PM via Website

To remove your device from Google play devices list follow few simple steps

  • Open your web browser and navigate to the Google Play Store.
  • Click the gear button in the top-right corner of the screen and
    select 'Settings'.
  • On this page you'll be given a list of 'My Devices' and you can
    un-tick the 'Show in menus' box in the 'Visibility' column.

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Oct 3, 2016, 3:00:41 PM via Website

Go to the Google Play store from your computer's Web browser,
Click on the gear icon at the top-right-hand corner of the screen,
Select the Settings option. You will be brought to a page titled "My Devices," which lists all the smartphones and tablets you have registered to your Google account.

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Nov 11, 2016, 11:10:25 AM via Website

Thanks. Its really helpful. I did it.

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Feb 17, 2017, 8:11:09 AM via Website

Hello, Kris Carlon, Thanks for sharing it's very very helpful.
I am suggested your answer Thanks.


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