How to Setup Google Account in 2019 : At one time, using several different Google products would have meant having several different usernames and passwords; for each app. Thankfully, Google took steps to merge all of these accounts into a main Google account. This means that you only have to remember one username and password to use almost any Google product plus it also means that it is much easier to share information, images and other data between your devices.
In this step-by-step guide, We will show you how to create, setup and configure a google account in 2019 and beyond.
Get Started with Google : How to Setup Google Account in 2019 and beyond ?
What is Google Account ?
When you create a Gmail, Google Maps or other account, you may not know it, but you finally create a Google account giving you access to all the services of the American giant. While each service has its own tips, Google Accounts is no exception.
Google allows you to be connected to several accounts at the same time, on many services. It is possible to use 10 different Google accounts simultaneously, on several tabs for example, without logging out! This feature can be very useful, especially for sending emails from multiple addresses via Gmail. Now you can switch between two separate Google accounts with just two clicks! Multi-account login is available on PC versions of many services: Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Plus, Google Maps, YouTube… Tools that do not support multi-account management use the first account connected during the session by default.
Regardless of the service used, you must first be connected to a “main” account. Then, simply click on your name (or email address), located in the top right corner of any Google tool, and then click on “Add an account”. Once you have logged in via two separate identifiers, you will only have to click on your name again to change your account.
Step-by-step : How to Create and Setup Google Accoun
Creating Google Account
Using any Internet browser, navigate to myaccount.google.com and click on the Sign Up button in the top right corner of the screen. Alternatively, search for”Google Account”in any search engine.
Enter your name into the boxes provided and choose your preferred gmail.com email address. If the name you want is already taken, you will be shown some alternatives; or you can try another of your own.
Complete the remainder of the information, including a phone number and alternative email address; useful if you need to recover your login info. You will also need to complete the entire form and agree to Google Terms of Service to progress.
After completed the initial sign up process. you are taken to the core My Account page. From this page you can customise your entire Google user experience as follows.
Configure & Setup your Google Account
Starting with the Sign in & security option. Here you can check the activity of your account, confirming that only you are using it, change your password, update your password and various other options.
There are two key areas of the security options available, that can quickly give you an insight into the uses of your account. First, the Device activity and notifications options.
This page shows any message or email requests sent and any devices that have accessed your account. If these details don’t match your records you can change your password via the link.
The second option, Personal info & privacy enables you to view and edit all of your inputted data and details used during this initial setup process.
The Your personal info link opens a page that holds a complete record of the information you have shared with Google. Check to ensure it is correct. Any issues are shown as a triangle symbol containing a “I” icon, click or tap to correct them.
Google Account Privacy & Options
Google Account Privacy
For now we are going to move past the Privacy Check-up and My Activity options as they are both complex and very important and are covered in greater depth in this guide. Select the Google Dashboard option to view a quick access listing of all your current and historic Google uses. Each section acts as a shortcut link to the app itself, such as Gmail.
Ad Settings can’t completely block any adverts from your Google experience but you can edit the type of adverts you are exposed to, by selecting the topics you like or dislike from the listings.
Export your Google Account Data
You can download or transfer your Google account content such as Internet bookmarks, contents, stored files on Google Drive, etc, should you wish to close your Google account. Although better suited to a long term user, even as a new user it is advisable to keep an updated archive of your Google data and files should the worst happen to your hardware.
Finally we have the Account preferences option. Here you can customise how you use your Google account, from setting up purchases from Google Play to ultimately deleting your Google account entirely.
Changing your Google Account Language
You can change the language of your account using the Language & Input Tools and change the way Google is displayed via the Accessibility tools, from increased contrast to a text reading.
Delete Google apps or account
If you wish to give up on Google, we would advise you not to, you can delete your apps and account itself by ticking the two Yes boxes at the bottom of this page
Add Profile Picture
Finally, return to the main Google accounts page. By tapping the shield icon, you can add a profile picture if you wish. Having a profile picture of yourself will help friends and family find you on their own Google apps.
Final Thoughts : Multiple Google Accounts
Finally we hope that with this guide you have managed to create and configure your google account easily. It is possible to have more than one Google account and then sync those accounts on your Android phone or tablet. Adding and syncing a second account will not merge those two accounts anywhere but on your phone (and even here, only in certain apps). Nothing is ever synced between your Google accounts, allowing you to keep things nicely separate for personal and work accounts, for example.
Also Read : Beginners Guide : Getting to Know Google, Inc.
To add another account via your phone or tablet, go to Settings> Accounts and then tap the Add Account button. This screen shows all accounts associated with the device. Choose what sort of account you wish to add from the options on the screen; as you can see, it is not just multiple Google accounts that you can add.
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