Are you someone who constantly feels like someone is snooping on your emails? Well, if you use Gmail, there’s an easy way to check your login history and see exactly when, where, and how your account was accessed.

view gmail login history

Google allows you to check your Gmail login history via last account activity. This can be done from either your smartphone or your desktop.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to view your Gmail login history on both your smartphone and desktop.

How to Check Gmail Login Activity From Your Smartphone

If you want to check your Gmail login history on your smartphone, open the Gmail app and tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner. Tap on “Settings” there.

open settings

At the top of your screen, tap the “Manage your Google Account” button. From there, tap “Manage your data and privacy.”

manage your data privacy

Now scroll down and tap “Web & App Activity,” again, scroll down again and tap “Manage all Web & App Activity.”

Scroll down a bit, and you will find all your past Google activities.

manage all web app activity

Now you can find all the times you have logged into Gmail by scrolling down.

Trick: In the previous google activity area, there was an option to sort your activities. If you want to see only your Gmail login history, select “Filter by date & product.”

filter by date

Here you can select a time range for which you want to see your Gmail login activity. You can also select “Gmail” from the menu of product selection boxes.

view gmail login details

Now you can see all the times you logged into Gmail within the specified time period. To check the exact time, date, and device you logged in with, just tap “Details,” and all the information will be displayed.

Following these steps, you can easily check your Gmail login history from your smartphone.

Summary of steps:

Gmail app > Three vertical dots > Settings > Manage your Google Account > Manage your data and privacy > Web & App Activity > Manage all Web & App Activity > Filter by date & product.

How to Check Gmail Login Activity From Your Desktop

If you want to check your Gmail login history from your desktop, open Google in your browser and sign in to your Gmail account.

login and open settings

Now, tap on “(⚙️)Settings” in the upper fight corner, and then on “See all settings.”

Scroll down to the bottom right corner and find your last account activity. To see your Gmail login activity, click “Details.”

select see all settings

You will be able to see all the times you have logged into Gmail from your desktop. This way, you can keep track of all the devices that have accessed your Gmail account.

see your Gmail activity

Summary of Steps:

Gmail account > (⚙️)Settings > See all settings > Last account activity > Details.

Now that you know how to check your Gmail login history let’s look at how you can protect your account from being compromised.

How to Secure Your Gmail Account

You can secure your Gmail account by enabling two-step verification (or 2 Factor Authentication). For this, you need your phone to log in to your Gmail account.

Turn On Two-Step Verification

First, enable two-step verification. This adds an extra layer of security to your account. Even if someone knows your password, they’ll not be able to access your account without the verification code.

Steps To Turn On Two-Step Verification:

From Smartphone:

2 step verification

Open the Settings on your smartphone. In the “Search Settings” bar, look for “2-Step Verification“. Now you will be prompted to enter your password. After you have entered your password, click “Continue.”

open settings

Now add your mobile number as a backup option. If you lose your phone or the second step is unavailable, you can get a verification code from your backup option.

From here, you can either choose to receive the codes via text message or voice call. Choose the option you want and tap “Send.”

follow instructions

You will be prompted to enter the verification code. Enter the code you received via text message or voice call and tap “Continue.”

hit continue

You have successfully turned on two-step verification for your Gmail account.

Summary of Steps:

Go to Settings > Search Settings > Two-Step Verification > Continue > Add Mobile Number > Select Text Message or Voice Call > Send > Enter Code Received > Continue.

From Desktop:

Open your browser and log in to your Gmail account. Tap on the “Profile Icon” on the top right corner. Now tap on “Manage your Google Account.” And then tap on “Protect your account.” On your screen, you will find the 2-step verification. Tap on “Set up“.

protect your account

Now you will be prompted to enter your password. After you have entered your password, select “Continue.”

Now add your mobile number as a backup option. This way, you can recover your account if you lose your phone or the second step is unavailable.

Follow the instructions and click “Send” to receive the verification code. You will be prompted to enter the verification code. Enter the code you received, select your second step device, and click on “Continue.”

second step device

Finally, click “Turn on.”

2FA turn on

This way, you have successfully turned on two-step verification for your Gmail account.

Summary of Steps:

Profile Icon > Manage your Google Account > Protect your account > Set up > Continue > Add Mobile Number > Text Message or Voice Call > Send > Enter Code Received > Turn on.

Keep a Check on Your Gmail Login History and Stay Secure

Gmail’s login history is a great way to know whether your account has been accessed by someone else and to track down suspicious activity. Keeping a close eye on your Gmail account can help you to safeguard your personal information and keep your account secure. We hope this guide has helped you learn more about checking your Gmail account history and has provided you with some helpful tips for securing your email.

FAQs

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If you want to check your Gmail login history on your smartphone, open the Gmail app and tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner. Tap on Settings > Manage your Google Account > Manage your data and privacy. Scroll down to Web & App Activity > Manage all Web & App Activity. Here you will see all your Gmail login history.

If you want to sign out of Gmail on other devices, go to "Last account activity." Here you can see all the devices that are logged into your Gmail account. To log out from a device, visit "Security Check Up". Now tap on "Your Devices." Here, you will see all your active and past devices. To sign out from a device, tap "Device" and then tap "Sign out".

If you want to delete your Gmail login history,

  1. Log in to your account through a web browser
  2. At the top-right corner, click on the gear icon
  3. Click on "Settings"
  4. Select "Data & privacy".
  5. Under "History Settings", click on an activity or history setting you want to auto-delete

If you think your password has been leaked, go to "Settings" and tap "Password." You may need to sign in again or enter your password. Now enter your new password and tap "Change Password."

You may not be able to log in to your Google account for various reasons. It could be that you entered an incorrect password or forgot your usernames. If you continue to have problems, visit the "Google Account Recovery" page.

If you have forgotten your email address or username, tap the "Forgot Email" button. You will then be prompted to enter your phone number or recovery email. Once you have entered this information, tap "Submit." Google will then send you an email with your username.

To change your Gmail password on a computer, go to "Settings" and tap "Password". You may need to log in again or enter your password. Now enter your new password and tap "Change password".

There are many ways to make your Gmail account more secure. Two-step verification is one way to do this. You can also set up a security question or use an app password. You can also turn on login notifications and visit Google's "Security Checkup" page to see what else you can do to secure your account.

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