How to see other devices connected to your Google account – ABOUT MAG 2020


Do you feel like you forgot to sign out of Gmail on your friend’s computer? Google makes it easy to view all devices – laptop, phone, tablet and more – connected to your Google account. You can view a list of IP addresses that have accessed and a list of devices that have actively used your account in the past 28 days.

These are not necessarily complete lists. Google shows only devices that have recently accessed your account, not all devices that may have access. It also doesn’t show devices that have accessed your account through connected apps.

View devices that have recently accessed your account

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Google offers a Recently used devices page showing where specific devices accessed your account. This page is available on Login and security account on your Google account settings page.

You’ll see a list of recently used devices, along with their locations – associated with IP addresses – and when they were actively using your account.

Click on one of the devices and you will see more information, including the name of the device, which browser was used and the approximate location where the device was used.

Fortunately, these are all devices you expect to see here. If you see one that you don’t recognize, click the “Protect your account” button at the top of the page.

See IP addresses with Gmail login

Google Gmail has a separate account activity feature. It shows which IP addresses have recently accessed your Gmail inbox.

To access this feature, go to gmail on the web and click on the “Details” link in the bottom right corner of the page.

This page tells you if you appear to be signed in to your account from multiple locations at the same time. You will see what type of device it was accessed from, the IP address from which the account was accessed and when the access occurred.

If you see a “Show details” link, you can click it to see more information about the device and the app that accessed the account.

If you see one that looks suspicious – say, an IP address from another country or even another state – you may need to look into it further. It may just be an application that you also have access to Gmail or someone else has access to your account.

In fact, Google will alert you to suspicious-looking access to your account. The “Show an alert for unusual activity” option here will cause Google to show an alert if something appears to be wrong.

If you want to make sure that no unauthorized person is signed in to your account and you think someone might be, you may want to change your Google account password. This will close all open sessions and prevent people with your current password from signing in again.

Paula Fonseca