How to Change Gmail Accounts in an Android 2


If you have an Android phone, chances are you're running version 2.X of the Android software. Immediately after you purchased your Android phone, you were required to set up a Gmail account if you didn't already have one. Certain information, such as your contacts, is stored on your Gmail account. If you have another Gmail account you would like to use as your primary account, you can do so by adding it to your list of accounts on your phone, then syncing that account while disabling syncing from the older account. You cannot delete your old Gmail account.

  • Open the "Gmail" application on your phone. All Android phones come preloaded with the Gmail application. If you can't find it, open the "Applications" menu. The applications are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Press the "Menu" button on your phone once the Gmail application loads. Click "Accounts" from the box that appears at the bottom of the screen. Click the "Add account" button at the bottom of the screen. Touch "Next."

  • Touch "Sign in." Type in your other Gmail username and password with the on-screen keyboard or physical keyboard. Click "Sign in." A screen will appear and inform you that the phone is attempting to set up your Gmail account. The process may take up to five minutes to complete. A confirmation message will appear once your new Gmail account is set up.

  • Press the "Menu" button once your Gmail account is set up. Click "Account Settings." To disable syncing from your old Gmail account, touch your account name under "Manage accounts." Touch the new account to turn syncing on. If you no longer want to receive notifications of email from your old Gmail account, navigate to the main Gmail menu and touch the old account. Press the "Menu" button, followed by "More" and "Settings." Scroll down to "Email notifications" under "Notification settings." Clear the check mark by touching it.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you do not have another Gmail account, you must click "Create" instead of "Sign in."

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