Microsoft Teams allows you to stay persistently logged into multiple phones, tablets, PCs, and browsers for continuous access and collaboration. However, you may need to remotely sign out and disconnect devices you no longer use or have access to.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explain how to log out and disconnect other computers, mobiles devices, and browsers from your Microsoft Teams account. We’ll cover the steps to do this on Windows, Mac, mobile apps, and via the Teams web interface. By the end, you’ll know how to revoke access to your Teams profile from any device.
Understanding Simultaneous Teams Logins
When you first launch Teams, you sign in using your work/school account credentials or personal Microsoft account details. This connects and logs Teams into your profile on that particular device.
Teams allows you to stay simultaneously logged into multiple PCs, phones, tablets, and web browsers at the same time. This enables seamless chatting, meetings, and collaboration from any of your devices.
However, it also means you need to manually log out and revoke access from specific devices you may no longer use or control. Now let’s look at how to do this.
Logging Out a Device on Windows
If your primary Teams device is on Windows 10 or 11, use these steps to log out another computer or device:
- Open Teams and click on your profile picture at the top left.
- Click “Settings” > “Devices” in the sidebar menu.
- Locate the device you want to log out under Active Devices.
- Click the “Sign Out” button next to it and confirm.
This will instantly and remotely log that other device out of your Teams account. Repeat these steps to disconnect other devices as needed.
Logging Out Devices on macOS
To log out another device from Teams for Mac:
- In Teams, click on your profile picture.
- Click “Settings and More” in the sidebar, then choose “Devices”.
- Find the device you want to disconnect under Active Devices.
- Click the “Sign Out” button and confirm.
This will immediately log that PC, phone or tablet out of your Teams account remotely.
Logging Out Devices via the Teams Web App
You can also use the Teams web interface to disconnect devices:
- Click your profile icon in the web app.
- Click the 3-dot menu > “Settings” > “Devices” in the sidebar.
- Locate and select the device to log out.
- Click the “Sign out” button.
This will instantly log out that device through the Teams web app.
Logging Out All Connected Devices at Once
For a quick nuclear option, you can log out of Teams on all active/connected devices simultaneously:
- Go to your Devices list in Settings.
- Click “Sign Out Everywhere”.
- Confirm signing out of all currently connected devices.
This will instantly log you out of every PC, phone, tablet, browser session, etc. currently signed into your Teams account everywhere.
Why You Might Want to Log Out Devices
Some common reasons to log out specific devices from your Teams account include:
- Removing an old work computer or phone you no longer use.
- Revoking access to a lost, stolen or compromised device.
- Freeing up licensed seats if you are at your account limit.
- Fixing account sync issues by resetting connections.
In general, keeping tight control over logged in devices enhances Teams security.
Remotely logging out and disconnecting other PCs, phones or tablets ensures those devices no longer have access to your Teams account or data. Use the Devices page in Settings to selectively log out specific devices as needed. You can also log out everywhere at once as a precaution.
Revoking device access prevents unauthorized usage of your Teams account and maintains better security. Be proactive about auditing and managing your logged in devices within Teams.Sharing Is Caring: