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How do I disassociate an AdWords account from an existing Google ID?

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I am trying to transfer the ownership of an AdWords account (more specifically, AdWords Express) from one Google ID to another - both of which I am the admin on. I got as far as inviting another user to manager the account, but when trying to accept the email invite, I receive an error message stating "This Google Account is already associated with the maximum number of AdWords accounts." I have tried following numerous online instructions to resolve this, but to no avail... Please help.

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Re: How do I disassociate an AdWords account from an existing Google ID?

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Hi Ryan,

An email address can be associated with only 1 adwords account until its an adwords manager account.
If you are not using adwords manager account and trying to transfer the admin access to another email address, then that email address must not be associated with any adwords account.

So, you need to create a different email address(must not be associated with any adwords account) and grant admin access to this new email address from the adwords account by accessing with current login details.
Now, accept the invitation from the link in the inbox of that email, without login directly to adwords with the new email address.

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Hi Ryan,

An email address can be associated with only 1 adwords account until its an adwords manager account.
If you are not using adwords manager account and trying to transfer the admin access to another email address, then that email address must not be associated with any adwords account.

So, you need to create a different email address(must not be associated with any adwords account) and grant admin access to this new email address from the adwords account by accessing with current login details.
Now, accept the invitation from the link in the inbox of that email, without login directly to adwords with the new email address.

Regards
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The problem is with this step: "grant admin access to this new email address from the adwords account by accessing with current login details." I can't seem to access the account settings anywhere...

Re: How do I disassociate an AdWords account from an existing Google ID?

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After login with the current details,
Go to the settings(gear icon) >> account settings >> account access >> +users >> write that new email address and choose the access level >> send invitation

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There is no gear icon. This is what I see:

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