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Thursday, November 17, 2016

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How to See Devices Signed in to your Google Account

Oyetoke Tobi - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Are you in a situation whereby you forgot to log out of Gmail on your friend’s or public computer? Of course no one is perfect, that shows we are human because we can at anytime forgot to do some things. However, Google makes it easy for you to see all the devices like laptop, phone, tablet, and others logged into your Google account. You can also view both a list of IP addresses that have recently accessed it, and a list of devices that have actively used your account in the last 28 days.

These lists aren’t a complete list because it only shows devices that have recently accessed your account, not all devices that may have access it. It also doesn’t show those devices that have accessed your account via connected apps.

These list is still useful because it gives the devices are logged into your Gmail and easily disconnect it from there if you don’t know some of the device listed.

See Devices that have Recently Accessed your Google Account

Google also provides a Recently Used Devices page that presents you where specific devices have accessed your account. This page is available on the Sign-in & Security account section in your Google account settings page.

You should be able to see a list of recently used devices along with their locations, connected with their IP addresses and the time they were actively using your account.

So if you click on one of the devices, you’ll be able to see more information about the device which includes the name of the device, what browser was used on it, and the estimate location the device was used in.

So all of these devices listed should be the devices you are expecting to see there. In case you there is anyone there you don’t know, just click on the “Secure Your Account” button at the top of the page to secure your account.

View IP Addresses Signed Into Gmail

Gmail has a separate account activity feature. It presents you which IP addresses have accessed your Gmail inbox of recent.

Head over to Gmail and click on the “Details” link at the bottom right corner of the page in order to use this feature.

It will notify you if it appears that you are signed into your account from multiple locations at once. You’ll be able see which type of device it was accessed from, the IP address the account was accessed from as well, and what time and date the access occurred.

You can click on the “Show Details” link, to see more information about the device and application that accessed the account.

And if you find anyone that looks suspicious, for example an IP address from another country or even just another state different from yours. You may also want to look into it deeper because it could just be an app you’ve given your Gmail access too, or it could be that someone else now has access to your account.

Google will notify you about suspicious-looking IP addresses that have access to your account. There is a “Show an alert for unusual activity” option here that lets Google show you an alert if it looks like something suspicious is going on with your account.

You may want to change your Google account password in case you want to make sure that no unauthorized person or app is signed into your account. Doing this will close any open loopholes and stop people that may have your current Google password from signing back in



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