You can connect multiple devices to your Google account simultaneously. In this case, your Google account is active on all of those devices. But how can we check the list of devices connected to our Google account? In this article, we intend to teach you how to view and check the devices connected to your Google account. Stay tuned with SPY24.
How to Check Devices Connected to Gmail
Having a Google and Gmail account is necessary for most groups of society nowadays, and due to the lack of a competitor in the market, this service is very popular and attracts users’ attention. In addition, if you use Android operating system tools and gadgets, you must give access to your Google account to these tools. The way these tools and software work is that they automatically sync with your account by accessing the user’s email. So, up to this point, it is essential to understand the importance of using Google and Gmail services.
It is good to know that due to the direct connection of Google services such as Gmail with the vast Internet network, this service is always at risk of being accessed by hackers and profiteers. Therefore, observing its security is one of the most important issues that you should always pay attention to.
Perhaps you have also experienced suspicious activity in your Gmail account. This problem may occur for various reasons, such as not choosing a strong password for your account and hackers gaining access to your account. Or forget to log out of your account after logging in via an unknown device, which you do not own, such as systems available in cafes, and thus unintentionally granting access to your account on the foreign device. Or even for reasons such as selling or stealing the device, someone else may have access to your Google account. Google has considered a solution to these potential risks to make its users comfortable and confident in their choices in these situations.
Google has provided the ability for you to view all devices connected to your user account and disconnect them if necessary. This tool is part of the services provided by Google, and you do not need to download or buy separate software to use it. Also, this section provides more information, such as the last time the user account was active on the desired device, and in some cases, provides the approximate location of the device.
As shown in the figure below, first log in to your user account and look for the Manage your Google Account option and click on it.
Next, look for the Security section and select it. Now you are entering the Security section, which we have shown you in the figure below:
In this section, there are various settings for securing your Google account. To view devices connected to your account, look for the Your Devices section. After finding this section, find the Manage Devices option at the bottom and click on it.
By selecting this option, you will be taken to a page displaying the devices connected to your Google account, and an environment similar to the image below will appear in front of you.
This section displays a list of all devices connected to your Google account. Also, your login history for the last 28 days can be viewed. The first item in this list, indicated by a blue tick, is the device that you are currently signed in with. If you wish, you can click on the More Details option for each device to see more information about it. By clicking on this section, a page like the one below will open for you:
The most important parts of this section include the following:
- In this section, you can see the name of the device you are signed in with.
- In this section, the location of the device and the time of your last activity on the selected device can be seen.
- In this section, the date of the first login to the account using the selected device is displayed.
So far, you have learned how to view devices connected to your Gmail account. Next, we’ll cover how to remove these devices.
Tutorial for removing devices connected to Gmail
In the previous section, we reviewed how to view a list of all devices connected to your Google account and their details. Now, you may want to cut off access to some of these devices from your Gmail.
To do this, after logging in to the Security page and selecting the desired device from the list of devices, as mentioned in the previous section, you will be taken to the device details page.
To sign out of your account on the selected device, click on the Sign-out option, as shown in the figure below.
After selecting this option, a page like the one below will be displayed to confirm this action:
If you are sure of your action, select OK to disable your Google and Gmail accounts on the selected device. When you select this option, the connection between the selected device and your Gmail account will be cut off instantly without any delay.
After logging out of your account, you will return to the previous page showing the list of devices connected to your Gmail. Now, a new section has been added to this page called “Where you’ve signed out,” as shown in the figure below:
In this section, you can see the devices that you have logged into with your account and then logged out of at least 28 days ago.
How to check Gmail activity history through a computer?
Open your Gmail account on your computer’s web browser.
Go to the Inbox and scroll down to the bottom of the page. In the last section of the Inbox, click on ‘Details’ located at the bottom right.
A new window will immediately open.
In the Recent Activity section, you can view your latest Gmail activities. Access Type: how your account was accessed.
Location (IP address): the IP address of the device that logged in.
Date/Time: when you logged in to Gmail.
To view the details of each activity, click on Show Details. By clicking on details, you can see more specifications such as the type of browser, operating system used, etc.
If you feel that there is suspicious activity in your account, for example, if your account has been accessed from a suspicious IP address at a time when you have not opened Gmail, the best and fastest way is to click on Sign out other Gmail web sessions to log out of all connected devices.
How to check Gmail activity history through an Android phone?
- Open the Gmail app and tap on the three-line menu icon in the top right corner, then select Settings.
- You should now see all accounts connected to the Gmail app. Tap on the account you want and select “Manage your Google Account” on the next page.
- Scroll down and tap on the blue link “Manage your Data & Personalization” under the “Privacy and Personalization” section.
- In the “Activity Controls” section, tap on “Web & App Activity”.
- Scroll down and select “Manage Activity.” You will see a list of all the activities that have been performed on your phone. Tap on any of the Gmail items to view details.
- You can now see the time of access and more. Tap on the three-dot menu and select “Details” to see all the details.
How to Change Your Gmail Password
As previously mentioned, changing your Gmail password is not difficult and does not require complex steps. To do this, follow the steps below:
- Click on this link to go to your Google account page. If you need to enter your current account information, do so.
- In the section titled “Sign-in & security,” click on the option “Signing in to Google.”
- Click on the option “Password.”
- You may be asked to enter your Google account information again and sign in at this point.
- Enter your new password in the field provided and click on the “Change Password” button.
In this article, we have tried to teach you how to identify devices connected to your Google and Gmail accounts, and if they are suspicious or unfamiliar, disable their access to your account. If you have any questions or comments in this regard, please leave them in the comments section. We also talked about various topics related to mail hacking in SPY24, such as: How To Create and get .edu Email For Free.
Is it possible to remotely disconnect a device’s access to a Gmail account?
Yes. You can log into your Gmail account on any device and use the tool provided to check devices connected to your Gmail account.
Does disconnecting devices from a Gmail account require any time?
No. When you disconnect a device’s access to Gmail, this happens instantly, and the target device will no longer be able to access your Gmail.
Is it possible to locate the geographic location of devices connected to my Gmail account?
Yes. By accessing the “Devices & Activity” section of your Gmail account, you can view the last known geographic location of devices connected to your account.