How to Remove An App Access From Google Drive?

As we all know, Google Drive is the world’s most popular, easy-to-use, free online data storage service. We can store data on it directly from the web version, via desktop or mobile application software, or with third-party apps. We can easily upload our important files (documents, videos, audios, photos, etc.) via the web, desktop, and mobile app. However, if you want to use third-party apps for backing up data on Google Drive, you must allow Google Drive account access to the third-party apps, such as PicMonkey, WeVideo,, Obvibase, Audio Cutter, SlideRocket, CloudConvert, Wappwolf Automator for Google Drive, Pixlr Editor, DocHub, HelloFax, Drive Notepad, Gantter for Drive, Lucidpress Layout and Design, WhatsApp, SuperBackup, etc.

These are trustworthy apps, so you can give account access without any tension. When you allow Drive permission once, they can access the Drive forever. Sometimes, it is not a good idea to give Google Drive access forever to a third-party app. This may be a security hole because third-party apps can delete or add data without your permission. Hence, it is good for your account security to disallow those apps from Google Drive access if you are not using any of them. Today, I’ll show you how you can deactivate third-party access from your Google Drive account.

How to Disable App Access from the Google Drive?

Login to your Google Drive Account: >>Click here to go<<

After logging in, click on the top-right “Settings gear” icon. A menu will appear; select “Settings” from the menu.

Google Drive: Click-on-Settings-gear-icon-&-choose-settings

Now you are in Settings:

  1. Click on “Manage Apps” on the left. Now find your app from the list that you want to remove access from Google Drive.
  2. After finding, click on “Options” available on the right of the ap
  3. A menu will appear; to remove app access from Google Drive, click on “Disconnect from Drive” option.
    Google Drive: Disconnect-an-app-from-Google-Drive-Account.

Now, the “Disconnect app” dialog box screen will appear. If you want to delete app data also, then select the checkbox: “Also delete .. MB of hidden app data created by this app”. Alternatively, you can uncheck the checkbox if you wish to use app data in the future. After this, click on the “Disconnect” button.

Google Drive: Disconnect-app-from-google-drive-of-delete-all-hidden-data

After disconnection, the app will be removed from your Google Drive account. Click on the “Done” button available on the top right of the “Settings” box.

I hope that this post will be helpful for you.

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11 thoughts on “How to Remove An App Access From Google Drive?”

  1. Today I used Audio Cutter and gave it access to my Google account/Google drive. Although it seems like a safe third party app, I no longer need it and I would like to revoke its access to my Google account/Google drive. However when I follow your steps and go to settings and then go to “manage apps” Audio Cutter does not appear in the list of apps. Can you advise?

  2. Tried to remove “Anyfile Notepad” but it’s not in the list. Pop-up icon for it appears when shared users try to access a file. Registry also doesn’t have any occurrences of word “anyfile.” Next move might be to remove Google Drive completely and start again. Hoping you can stop me before then. Tnx in advance…

    • You are talking about the Google Apps (Google Docs, Drawings, Forms, Jamboard, My Maps, Sheets, Sites, Slides, etc), Right? These can’t be removed because these are not third Party apps. Third Party apps for that you have previously given the permission, Only those can be removed.


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