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How to Add Multiple Google Accounts on Android

Updated on June 5, 2015
Add multiple Gmail accounts on Android
Add multiple Gmail accounts on Android

Every Android phone needs a Google Account to be fully functional. But sometimes, an Android phone or tablet may have multiple users. As for example, my friend Rohit and his wife Sana use a Samsung Galaxy S III jointly. Both of them have their own Google accounts. So, they need to have both accounts active on the same device. Many of us have two separate Gmail accounts for personal use and official / business use. One can have multiple business accounts too.

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to add multiple Gmail or Google accounts on a single Android device, it may be a phone or tablet. Feel free to share this article with your friends. Give me a like, you spendthrift (find out where is the Like button).

If you feel any difficulty or can not understand this guide, then do not hesitate to ask me below. I shall try to help you.

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Hey reader, I am going to the main topic soon. Before that, I am going to tell you a secret. Don’t tell it anybody. Only one or two years ago, I knew nothing about Android. Now, I have learnt a little and I hope to be an expert soon.

Now, let us come to the tutorial.

Difficulty Level: Very Easy

Requirement: An Android device. It may be a phone or a tablet.

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Add Another Gamil Account on Android

Note: This tutorial is done on a phone running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The method is similar in other versions too.

I have taken the screenshots of the process.

You can follow the photos beside the textual instructions.

Click to enlarge the photos to get clear view.

If the photos seem too small to you then there is a slide viewer for you at the end.

Instructions:

1) Open Settings.

2) Go to the Personal group. Select “Accounts &sync”

3) In the “Accounts & sync” tab select “ADD ACCOUNT”

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4) In the “Add an account” tab you shall find a list. In my phone it is Corporate, Email, facebook and Google. There can also be Yahoo or hotmail depending upon your phone.

5) Select “Google” and a tab will be opened titled “Add a Google Account”.

6) There will be question for you “Do you want to add an existing account or create a new one?”

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7) There will be two options: Existing and New.

8) Select Existing to add your another account.

9) You may also like to create another Google account.

That's it. You have successfully logged into your android phone with two or more google accounts.

Adding Multiple Google Accounts on an Android phone  via Google Play
Adding Multiple Google Accounts on an Android phone via Google Play

Adding Account via Google Play

There is another way of adding another Google account to your phone. It is via Google Play. Select options to see the drop down or pop up (depending upon the phone) menu list. Now, you shall have “Select an account” tab opened. There will be an option “Add account”. Select it to add another G account. There you can also see the options of adding an existing account or create a new one.

In this way, you can sync more than one G accounts on your Android device. Hope this guide will be helpful to you.

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Did you notice the images given above for your convenience? You may find these images small and so not very attractive. If you reading this article from a phone then these photos will appear too small. So, I have created this slideshow for you. Just click the thumbnails above to view the full size images.

If you have any questions or doubt in your mind then do not hesitate to ask. The comment section is for expressing your opinions.

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      Naushir 3 years ago

      Hi I am using Samsung Grand Duos and the option of accounts and sync that u mention does not appear on my phone at all??

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      Tim 3 years ago

      Uh, I've added both my Google accounts, but only one of them is available in email. How do I get the Gmail app to use both accounts? You don't say.

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      Shai Sueno 3 years ago from New York, New York

      There is a far better alternative!!!

      Just create chromium browser for each user name, and no need to log in or out anymore.

      I have created 5 for all my accounts at makemybrowser.com and it is really convenient.

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      Ronald 3 years ago

      Shai Sueno: on a tablet??

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      Loyd 2 years ago

      Hi, I am trying to help my Mom, she has a Samsung phone and recently whenever she turns it on or it rings a screen appears asking her to add another account. However, she doesn't have or want another account. She exits the screen as instructed, but it reappears the next time she answers her phone. Also, she has no idea what her gmail password is as it opens automatically. Any ideas on how I can get this screen to stop appearing? thank you.

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