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How to add multiple Google accounts on Android


By now, there is a very good chance that you already have a Google account. After all, save for one or two exceptions, pretty much every Android phone requires that users have a Google account during the setup process, similar to how Apple requires all iPhone and iPad users to have an iCloud account.

This lets users check their emails, buy and download apps, movies, music, and more. That being said, we imagine that there are probably some of you who probably have more than one Google account. Maybe you have an account for work, one for school, one for personal, and so on.

If you’d rather consolidate all those accounts onto one smartphone rather than carry around multiple devices, then here’s what you need to do.

Create multiple Google accounts on Android

  1. Launch your phone’s Settings
  2. Scroll down and tap on Google
  3. Tap the email address below your name underneath your profile photo
  4. Tap “Add another account”
  5. You’ll have to verify yourself on your phone as a security measure
  6. Once you’ve authenticated yourself, enter the email address of the Google account you want to add
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen and sign-in to complete the setup

Why create multiple accounts?

There are several reasons why you would want to setup more than one Google account on your Android smartphone. It could be that one account could be your main account where you receive emails and sign in with Google Drive or Google Photos.

The other account could also be used purely as a way to purchase apps. Maybe you have a lot of credit saved to that account and you want to be able to use it even though it isn’t your main account.

You could also use these multiple accounts for photo backups where some photos you might want to save to a work account, and the other to your personal account, and so on.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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