How to turn off Google Drive sync

If you want to stop or turn off syncing Google Drive files with Backup and Sync, you can easily do so using the options below.

How to turn off Google Drive sync

Let us discuss multiple approaches to turn off Google Drive sync.

Option 1: Disconnecting your account

  1. Click on the Backup and Sync option from your computer.
  2. Click on More (… menu) –> Select Preferences.
  3. Then click on the Settings option.
  4. Now, you need to click on the Disconnect account option.
  5. Finally, click Disconnect.

Option 2: Quit the Backup and Sync option

You can quit the backup and sync option using the below steps

  1. Click on the Backup and Sync icon, which you will see on the taskbar (bottom right).
  2. You can able to see one pop-up by clicking on the three-dot menu (…).
  3. Then, select the “Quit Backup and Sync” option. This will close the pop-up and stop the sync process.
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Option 3: Use Google Drive Backup Pause Option

Alternatively, you can also use the pause Google Drive Backup option to temporarily stop it and then resume it, depending on your needs.

  1. Click on the Backup and Sync icon, which you will see on the taskbar (bottom right).
  2. You can see one pop-up by clicking on the three-dot menu (…).
  3. You can choose the “Pause” option, and when you need it again, you can click on the “Resume” option.

Option 4: Uninstalling Backup and Sync App

Try uninstalling the Backup and Sync app by following the below steps.

  1. Click on Start and then search for “Backup and Sync.”
  2. Once you find the “Backup and Sync from Google” app, click the Uninstall button to uninstall it.

Or, you can also use the Control panel option to uninstall the Backup and sync from Google App.

  1. Navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Programs.
  3. Then click on Programs and Features, locate the “Backup and Sync from Google” app, and select it.
  4. Click the Uninstall button to uninstall the “Backup and Sync from Google” app.

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