Aug 07 2019 04:54 AM
Aug 07 2019 04:54 AM
I'm expecting that this should be relatively straightforward but unfortunately my google-fu hasn't located an answer and I don't have an Android device.
End users OneDrive for Android app is retaining his old work/organisation account (in addition to his new work account).. is there an easy way for him to remove his old work account?
Aug 07 2019 05:41 AM
Quickest way to do this is click on the OneDrive app, on the bottom right you will see a tab called 'Me'. From here you will see sign-out at the bottom of the list.
You'll need to ensure that the account you want to move is selected first (you can confirm this by clicking in the top left as soon as you open the app, if this is a work account it will be a briefcase icon).
Jan 29 2020 05:32 AM
Been trying to eliminate a OneDrive account w/o success. And I can't sign out of account in OneDrive as that option is grayed out. The other OneDrive account the Sign Out option is active. Here's the whole story:
On my Android device (Samsung Galaxy Note10+) I have two one drive accounts I've been using: one a school account and the other a personal account and have been doing so for a long time now without issue.
For some reason, another personal account I have with Microsoft now keeps showing up in OneDrive and, therefore, OneDrive won't allow me to sign in to the account I want to use.
I've tried deleting account in phone's settings but it keeps coming back. So, I've gone into Apps Settings and Forced Stop on OneDrive, Disabled, Cleared Cache and Data, deleted all OneDrive accounts but, after restarting OneDrive, the unwanted account pops back up again.
Mar 22 2020 08:44 AM - edited Mar 22 2020 08:58 AM
Hi @James Parle
I'm having the problem @Counie described (the post to which you replied). But in my case, I'm the end-user.
When I click the profile icon in the upper left-hand corner of the File Explorer window of the Android OneDrive app, it lists three accounts. The last is the one I want to fully remove.
Two Accounts in a Signed-In State
One Account in a Signed-Out State
What happens as I follow your instructions
Thank you in advance for your help!
May 02 2020 07:33 PM
I had the same problem removing an account from OneDrive -- here's what worked for me:
That's what worked for me after much faffing around -- I hope it works for you all too!
And I'll take this opportunity to mention a site that I run: the 365 Training Portal -- it's an attempt at organizing the many Microsoft 365 resources that are out there -- I got tired of trying to use bookmarks/favorites. Maybe you'll find it useful too?
Good luck with the OneDrive thing -- let us know if it worked for you!
May 02 2020 08:36 PM
Well, I'm sorry to report that the "removed account" came back -- so back to the old drawing board it is!
Jun 16 2020 02:34 PM
Jun 16 2020 04:09 PM
Jun 16 2020 04:09 PM
You just inspired me to have another go at it, come to find that the account that I had tried to remove from OneDrive actually is gone now. I guess there was a back-end issue that we'll never understand. :)
Regardless, I'm glad that worked for you!
Jul 07 2020 03:34 PM
Jul 07 2020 03:37 PM
Sep 18 2020 01:41 AM
Thanks for responding!
While your post is very much appreciated, as stated in the initial post, attempts were made to delete the unwanted account and it kept returning. So while I know that your post was intended to be helpful it's unfortunately not a solution that works in this instance.
Here again are the options that work for this particular issue (a known conflict btwn OneDrive accounts and Samsung account):
There are several solutions posted above, all amounting to the same thing: Sign out of your Samsung account. Here are the solutions posted so far:
Solution for Samsung Phones:
So, this is on a Samsung phone (Note10+). Samsung said i had to sign out of, or delete my Samsung account. It's linked, somehow, with OneDrive and messes things up. As soon as i got rid of that account, OneDrive started behaving correctly.
What I did to fix it THIS time is logged into my Samsung account online and then went to "Services" and "Unlinked" my microsoft account. Then I was able to go back to my OneDrive app and viola, I could log out.
went to Accounts and backups in Settings and selected Accounts then found my Samsung account to selected it. Then selected Apps and services and there's Connected Apps in there you select and Disconnect from Microsoft Account. Once disconnected went back to OneDrive app and able to Sign Out without it being grayed out anymore and able to sign in under new Microsoft account.
Disclaimer i found this soultion on another post and just posted for you guys as this works
Oct 11 2020 10:44 PM
Oct 18 2020 02:28 PM - edited Oct 18 2020 02:29 PM
@nitesh28 Although this was not quite the right fix for me, it did point me in the right direction. I had not realised that my Microsoft account being linked to my Samsung account was preventing the update to OneDrive. Once I removed the link, I was able to sign out of OneDrive and sign into the correct account. Wow - I am so relieved to get it sorted. So thank you!
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