Google Chrome silently added a feature wherein you automatically get signed in to Chrome browser when you log in to any of Google’s services such as Gmail, YouTube, or Google Drive. Earlier, it was optional and was good too. We had a choice of using our one account in the Chrome web browser and another one for the other Google services.
Many Google users reported this issue and thankfully now Google has added this option to disable Chrome auto-login. Let’s learn how to do that.
How to turn off Auto sign-in in Chrome browser
Before we proceed with the fix, check what version of Google Chrome you are using. As mentioned above, this feature to disable Chrome auto-login was added in Chrome 70. If you are still using an old version, pls update your Google Chrome browser first.
To check what version of Chrome you are using:
Go to Google Settings > Help > About Google Chrome.
Once you have updated your Chrome browser, to disable the auto sign-in feature in the Google Chrome browser:
- Click on the three dots on the top right corner of your browser
- Open Google Settings.
- From the left pane, click on You and Google.
- Click on Sync and Google services.
- Under Other Google Services tab, you will see, Allow Chrome sign-in feature.
- Turn it Off and you are done.
Once you turn this off, you can sign in to your Gmail account and other Google services without signing in to the Chrome browser.
Related: How to sign in to Google sites without signing into Chrome.
Stop Google From automatically signing you in Android
The Chrome auto-login feature is available on Android as well. This feature, however, is to simplify our browsing but you can disable it anytime if you want. The auto sign-in in Android is basically a feature of the Smart Lock feature in Passwords. This feature saves all our passwords.
Let’s see how you can Chrome auto sign-in on your Android devices.
- Open Chrome on your Android device
- Go to Settings.
- Click on Passwords
- You will see the tab Auto sign-in.
- You simply have to turn it off and you are done.
Remember that after you turn off the auto sign-in feature, you will be asked for verification every time before signing in to a website.
So, if you are one of the millions of users who are annoyed by getting automatically signed in to the Chrome web browser, these steps will certainly help you out.
Related: Disable Sign in with Google or Move to Google Account prompts in Chrome.
Prevent Google from logging into Chrome browser while signing into a Google Service
In EARLIER versions of Chrome, if you do not want your Google login state to be synchronized with the browser, you can disable it via the identity-consistency Chrome flag or using Registry.
1] Chrome Flags Setting page
Open Chrome. Type chrome://flags/#account-consistency in the address bar and press Enter.
When the “Identity consistency between browser and cookie jar” flag is displayed, set it to Disabled.
Chrome will prompt you to relaunch the browser to disable the feature, which you should do now.
By default, Sync features are automatically enabled in Chrome, and its sync settings are set to “Sync everything” option. Google claims the option helps in delivering a more consistent experience across the devices. So, all features including apps, autofill, bookmarks, extensions, Omnibox history, passwords, settings, themes are synchronized.
2] Registry method
Open registry editor and navigate to the following address
Here, create a new DWORD (32-bit) value for it by assigning name as ‘DisableSync‘ and give value data as 1.
Next, create a new String Value, and give it a name RestrictSigninToPattern and set value data as .*@illustration.com
Restart Chrome browser
To undo the change made, simply delete the two entries you created sometime earlier.
When done, restart Chrome browser to allow the changes to take effect.