Most of us don’t only have a single Google Account. Besides our personal account, you likely have at least one business account provided to you by your employer, and maybe even a Google account which you use entirely for spam emails. If you also happen to be a heavy Android user in addition to being a multiple account holder, then you probably also know how much of a hassle it can be to switch from one account to another. Luckily, you don’t have to own multiple devices just so you can access your numerous Google accounts. Android OS makes it easy to be able to freely access your accounts with just a single tap. Not only that, but, in fact, Android has made it easy for users to add, sync, and remove accounts. With Android, you’re fully in control of your Google accounts all on one phone. Let’s get you set up, shall we?
If you want to add a second Google account to your Android device, you’re going to have to follow these steps:
You’re going to want to be on your home screen. When you’re there, you’re going to go to settings. You’ll find settings in the app drawer or the notification shade. To get to your notification shade, swipe down from the top of your phone.
Then, when you’re in the settings menu, swipe up and you’ll see accounts. Tap on that to open it up. Once there, tap on Add Account, then tap on Google. It’ll ask you to type in your email address, you’ll be able to create a new account and add it into the system. Once your email address is added, tap Next. Enter your password and tap next again.
You’ll be asked to enter a 2-step verification code, if you enabled it. Once you enter it in, tap next. You’ll then be shown the Terms of Service and Private Policy, you’ll need to accept it to proceed. Tap billing information option and then tap to continue. Now you’ve added a second Google account to your Android device.
If you’re adding this account after it’s been on another device, please be aware that any local data on your phone from that Google account will not be transferred to your new device. Though, all your information that’s stored on your cloud will be backed and secure.
If you’re looking to remove an account, you can also follow these instructions:
You can add and remove as many accounts as you’d like. You can always re-add the account onto your phone, however, if you no longer want the Google account on your phone, you can remove it. You’ll still have all your data backed onto your cloud, unless it’s data from your phone.
What you’ll need to do is swipe down from the top of your home screen. There, you’ll be shown the settings button, it looks like a gear. You’ll need to tap that in order to get into the settings home screen. Once in the settings home screen, you’ll want to swipe up in order to scroll down the menu. You’re going to look for accounts and then tap on it. Once in accounts, tap on Google and then, once in Google, you’re going to tap on the Google account you’d like to have removed.
Once you’ve tapped on the Google account, you’ll want to tap on the Menu button which is on the right-hand side and looks like 3 vertical dots. It’ll open up and you’ll want to select Remove account. Tap on remove account again to confirm that you’re removing the account.
When you remove a Google account all the data associated with it is also deleted from your phone. Though, you’ll still have access to it from your cloud service. So, if you have contacts on it, you’ll still be able to retrieve it, though, you’ll need to access your cloud. You can re-add the account to your phone anytime you’d like or add that account onto another device, however. If you’re concerned about accidentally deleting your account by pocket dialing, or otherwise It’s also important to note Android will provide you with a warning about data deletion before you remove the account from your phone.