How to Change Google Account

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Carl Paige

This guide covers everything you need to know about managing your Google Account on an Android device. Whether you want to switch to a different account, update your email or password, or learn more about security settings, we've got you covered.

How to Change Google Account

Understanding Gmail vs. Google Account

  • Gmail: Google's email service for sending and receiving emails, managing contacts, and more.
  • Google Account: A unique username that grants access to various Google services like YouTube, Hangouts, and Google Play. It encompasses all the services you use with that username.

Switching Between Google Accounts

There are two ways to add or switch between Google accounts on your Android device:

  1. Using the Gmail App:

    • Open the Gmail app.
    • Tap your profile picture in the top left corner.
    • Select "Add account" and choose "Google".
    • Follow the prompts to create a new account or sign in to an existing one.
    • Once you have multiple accounts, tap your profile picture again to switch between them.
  2. Using Chrome:

    • Open Chrome and go to
    • Tap your email address at the top of the screen.
    • Select "Manage accounts" and choose "Add account to device".
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to add your account.

Updating Your Google Account Information

  • Changing Your Email Address: Google allows you to update the email address associated with your account. This process requires access to both your old and new email addresses for verification.
  • Changing Your Password: A strong password is crucial for account security. You can change your Google Account password through the Google Account settings.

Google Account Settings

The Google Account settings dashboard ( [invalid URL removed]) is a central hub for managing your Google services and preferences. Here you can control security, privacy, and data collection settings for all your Google products.

Changing Your Google Account Name

Modifying your Google account name is a straightforward process, but it can take up to two weeks to reflect the change across all Google services.

Additional Tips

  • Create Strong Passwords: Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols for maximum password strength. Consider using a password manager to generate and store strong passwords.


Managing your Google Account on Android is a breeze with these simple steps. Now you can seamlessly switch between accounts, update your information, and ensure your account security. Remember, a secure Google Account is the key to a smooth and protected digital experience.