How to delete game data from Google Play account?

As you may not know, Google Play will immediately store game data on your device’s internal storage once you have an application downloaded and installed. This game data exists even after you have uninstalled it from your Android device. Whenever you install any earlier played game, the achievements and progress of the game are instantly loaded in the game app and you can start from where you left.

If you want to start fresh, you need to delete game data from Google Play Games which will reset the game data for you. If you are wondering how to delete game data from Google Play account, here are the steps to follow.

How to delete game data from Google Play account
How to delete game data from Google Play account

Steps to Delete Play Games Account and Data for Specific Game

  1. Open Google Play Games category app on your Android device
  2. Tap on three dots icon (vertical) on the right corner of the screen

    How to delete game data from Google Play account
    Tap on three dots icon
  3. Tap Settings

    How to delete game data from Google Play account
    Tap Settings
  1. Scroll down to Your data section

    How to delete game data from Google Play account
    Scroll down to Your data section
  1. Tap Delete Play Games account & data
  2. In the next screen, go to Delete individual game data

    How to delete game data from Google Play account
    Delete individual game data
  1. Scroll down the screen to the desired game and tap Delete
  2. You will see a confirmation pop-up with an option – Permanently delete, tap on it. 

Steps to Delete Play Games account and all data

  1. Open Google Play Games app on your Android device
  2. Tap on three dots icon (vertical) on the right corner of the screen
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Permanently delete

    How to delete game data from Google Play account
    Delete Play Games account and all data

You can also delete Google game data from your computer. However, this will delete all game data along with the Play games account. Here are the steps to follow. 

  1. On your computer, open web browser
  2. Click this go to https://myaccount.google.com/deleteservices
  3. Look for Play Games
  4. Click the bin icon to delete game data from the Google Play account. 

Sometimes game data on the device gets corrupted which hampers the game experience on Android. In such scenarios, deleting local game data from the Google Play account is an easy way to restore the performance of your device. 

Steps to delete local game data on Android

  1. Open Settings app on Android 
  2. You will find many entries on the screen, look for Apps and tap on it
  3. On the next screen, you will see a list of apps installed on the device. Look for the game entry for which you want to delete game data. 
  4. Tap the app name
  5. In the next, screen “App Info”, look for Storage option and tap on it
  6. In the Storage screen, tap Clear Data
  7. You will see a confirmation pop window from Android. Tap OK to confirm
  8. Now the data option should show 0 bytes that indicate the game data on your device is deleted. 

To wrap up

Remember, deleting game data from Google Play account is an irreversible action and there is no way you can get it back. When you delete game data from Google Play account, you lose all game progress, achievements, scores that you might have achieved in the game. Also, the removal of Google Play account also deletes the game user id and your friends won’t find you on online games that you play. In that case, you have to recreate a Google Play user id and start over again. 

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