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How To Turn Off Sign-In Prompts For Your Google Account

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Prompts to sign in to sites with your Google account are convenient. They log you into a site and forego the need for a separate password with a single tap. But, of course, there’s any number of reasons you may want to learn how to turn off sign-in prompts associated with your Google account too.

Not least of all, the risks are effectively the same as using a single password for all of your accounts. And that, by all accounts, is a bad idea. Somebody may breach one account — in this case, your Google account — and then all of your others are effectively breached too. So there’s always that risk. And it comes despite Google’s best efforts, including security checks available on every platform.

Conversely, it can also just be annoying from a privacy perspective. Especially with growing distrust for big tech companies including, not just Google, but also Amazon, Facebook – now Meta- and others. There’s always the risk that you’ll accidentally agree to sign in via the sign-in prompts, inexorably linking your Google account to that other account.

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Fortunately, Google isn’t forcing anybody to use the sign-in service. Or, for that matter, to use sign-in prompts. In fact, you can turn sign-in prompts off altogether for your Google account, if you so desire. But that’s not necessarily intuitive either. So that’s exactly what this guide sets out to explain.

There are, of course, some prerequisites

It’s worth noting here, prior to getting started, that the setting you’ll need to change for this isn’t a setting with individual websites. And it isn’t a setting associated with any given browser individually either. Instead, it’s a Google account setting. That means that turning this off won’t just turn it off for your computer or smartphone. It’ll turn it off anywhere you choose to log in with your Google account.

That also means that, unless you put your browser in desktop mode on your smartphone, this won’t work from your phone. That’s an easy enough process in its own right. You can typically find an option in the three-dot or other browser menu on any page in almost every mobile browser. And it’s easy enough to spot since it’s generally an obviously named option. In Chrome, for instance, it’s a checkbox labeled “Desktop site.”

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Otherwise, as shown in the sample images below and unlike many of our how-to guides, you’ll need to be in the full browser to access the setting. We’re using Chrome on a Chromebook, in our example, but it will be the same regardless of which desktop OS you’re using and regardless of which browser you’re using. As long as you’re signed into Chrome in that browser on that platform.

Here’s how to turn off sign-in prompts for your Google account altogether.

  1. As noted above, you’ll first need to open a browser on your desktop or laptop and sign in to Google with your Google account. We’re using the main Google.com page in our sample images.
  2. Click or tap — on touchscreen platforms — to select your profile page at the top right-hand side of the UI. This should be in the same place, regardless of your platform or browser. You just need to be on a Google page such as Gmail, Search, Photos, or Google Drive.
  3. A card-like UI will pop up, showing your user information such as your name — or the name you’ve given the account — and your email address. There will also be a button that reads “Manage your Google Account”. Select that button to proceed.
  4. Your browser will then navigate to a page showcasing a wide array of settings directly associated with your Google Account. In the left-hand pane, one of the options will read “Security” and that’s the option you’ll select.
  5. Next, scroll down the page to the segment titled “Signing into other sites”. Select the option, in that segment, titled “Signing in with Google.” That will be coupled with an explanation of how many sites you’re signing in to with your Google account.
  6. The resulting page will show you third-party apps that have access to your Google account and details. Scroll down beyond that segment to the segment titled “Signing in with Google”.
  7. The segment will show all sites that are currently signed in to your account with Google when you have the setting turned on. As well as what details those sites have access to. It will also show a toggle titled “Google Account sign-in prompts” and that’s the toggle you’re looking for. Turning that toggle off will disable the feature for your Google account across all platforms and sites.
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