Check all details about the Google account and how to use the Google email service. How to create a new Gmail account? How to log in and manage your account online? All important information is available in this article.
Table of contents:
- What is Gmail
- How to create a new Google Gmail account?
- Gmail Sign In
- What if you forgot your email address?
- How to reset your Gmail password?
- Sign In, Sign up, Sign out steps for android device
- Article Reviews
What is Gmail
Gmail is a free email service running by Google. Anyone can Sign In and open a Gmail account free of cost. It was launched for public use on April 1, 2004. If you want to access all Google services then you can do that through a single google account.
Just login into your account and access all Google services such as Gmail, Calendar, Photos, Youtube, Google Maps, Google News, Google Meet, Google Drive, etc.
How to create a new Google Gmail account?
If you don’t have a Google Gmail account then you can simply Sign Up and create a new Gmail account with the help of the below steps.
New Google account Sign Up process:
Total Time: 5 minutes
Open the official Google account page
First of all, you will have to open the official website. Open the Gmail web page at https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/gmail/about/ or alternatively open the Google account page at accounts.google.com.
Open Google Sign Up form
Once you click on create new account link, a google account sign-up form will appear on the screen (as shown above). Now fill this sign-up form by entering your First name, Last name, username, and Password.
You may choose any username with a combination of letters and numbers. After entering a username just click anywhere on the page to check if that username is available or not.
If the username is not available then add any number or try any other username until you find an available username.
Since Gmail is the largest email service provider in the world so it is almost impossible to get a good username.
Finally, hit the Next button to proceed to the next step.
Verify your Phone number
On the next page, you will have to verify your mobile number. This facility has been introduced to make your account secure and help Google to verify that you are a human or bot.
It also helps you to recover your account in case you forgot your password. Don’t worry about the personal information, everything is secured here.
Select your country from the drop-down menu and enter your mobile number and hit the Next button.
Enter verification code
On the next screen, you will have to enter the 6 digit verification code you received on your mobile number in the given space after the letter G. Click the Verify button. If the verification code is correct you will be redirected to the next step.
Enter other information
On the next page, you will have to provide some more information such as a recovery email, date of birth, and Gender. Recovery email will be used in case you are not able to Sign in.
Some apps require age permission so the date of birth is required. Click the Next button after entering the details.
Add phone number to google account (optional)
On the next screen, you will be asked to add a phone number to your new Google account. This step is optional and you can add a mobile number anytime through your account settings.
Just click the Skip link.
Accept Google privacy and terms
On the next page, you will see Google privacy and terms. Read this information if you want. Move down the page and click the more options link.
Here you can control which type of information you want to share with Google. You share or stop sharing the below information with Google.
Web & App Activity – your activity, location, associated info on Google sites and apps will be saved on your Google account.
Ad personalization – Based on your activity history Google will show you personalized ads.
YouTube History – Your youtube video and search history will be saved.
Finally, click the “I Agree” button. Your account has been created now and you can access Gmail through an online website or mobile app. Just open gmail.com in a new window and you will see your inbox.
Gmail Sign In
You can log in to your Google account and access all Google services including Gmail. Please check the below Gmail Login steps.
Step 1: Open the Gmail web page and click the Sign In link or open gmail.com or open accounts.google.com page. Just use any one Sign In method mentioned above and you will see google account SignIn options on the next page (as shown below)
Step 2: If you have earlier logged in using your account then you will see your account email address. Just click your email address. If you are login first time or your account information is not available here then click Use another account link.
You can also remove existing google accounts from this screen if you don’t recognize them. Just click the Remove an account link. On the next screen click the remove account link after the email address you want to remove.
Step 3: After clicking the Use another account link you will see a Google login page on the next screen (as shown in the below image).
Step 4: Enter your Gmail address or your phone number if you have connected any with your google account and click the Next button.
Step 5: On the next screen enter the password for your Google account and click the Next button. You will be logged in to your Gmail account and your Gmail inbox will appear on the screen. Now you can send emails, check new emails, or manage your Gmail account settings.
How to add another account?
You can add multiple accounts and switch between them easily through one browser tab. Please follow the below steps.
- Open Gmail.com website in any browser.
- Click your profile link on top right side in Gmail. You will see a list of all gmail accounts you have signed in.
- Now click the Add another account link.
- On the next screen enter the email address of new gmail id and click the Next button.
- On the next screen enter the password and click the next button. You have added a new gmail account.
How to switch between different accounts?
- Open gmail.com and click the profile image link.
- On the next screen click on any account from the list.
- Google may ask you to enter the password for this account if you have not used it since many days.
- Click the Next button. You will see a password screen to verify your account. Enter the password and click the Next button to login.
What if you forgot your email address?
If you don’t remember your email address then you can recover that with the help of the below given information.
Step 1: Open the Gmail login page and see if your email address is available there. If it’s not there then click the use another account link.
Step 2: On the next page, click the Forget email? link. A new Gmail id recovery form will appear on the screen (as shown below).
Step 3: Enter your phone number or your recovery email id which you have entered at the time of creating your Gmail account. After that, click the Next button.
Step 4: On the next page you will have to enter the First and Last name of your Google account. Click the Next button after that.
Step 5: Click the Send button to send an email to the recovery email address. If you have entered your mobile number then you will receive a verification code on your mobile.
Step 6: On the next screen you will have to enter the verification code you receive on your recovery email id or mobile number.
Enter the six-digit verification code and click the Next button. You will see your email address on the next screen. Your Gmail address has been recovered and now you can log in to your account.
How to reset your Gmail password?
If you forgot your google account password then you can easily reset that. Please follow the below steps.
Step 1: Open the accounts.google.com page or gmail.com.
Step 2: Click on your account if it’s there on the account options page or click the use another account and enters your email address and click the Next button.
Step 3: On the next page, click the Forgot password link. A new password recovery form will appear on the screen.
You will receive verification on your recovery email id. Open your inbox and enter the verification code in the given space. After that click the Next button.
Step 4: On the next page, you can create a new password for your account.
Enter a new password two times and click the Save Password button. You have successfully reset your password and can log in to your Gmail account.
Note 1: If you don’t have access to your recovery email then click the try another way link in step 3. On the next page, you will have to enter any previous password which you remember.
Note 2: If you don’t remember any previous password then again click the try another way link. If you previously signed in on your current device then you will see a new password creating screen. Now you can create a new password for your account.
Sign In, Sign up, Sign out steps for android device
How to Gmail Sign In on your android device?
You must have signed in with a Google account to your android device to access most of the Google services. When you set up your Android device you will get an option to sign in with your Gmail id and password. If you have skipped this step then open your Gmail app on your android device and SignIn by using your email id and password.
How to add another Gmail account on an Android device?
- Open Gmail app in your android phone
- Click your profile picture and again click the Add another account link.
- On the next screen select Google.
- On the next screen enter your gmail id and click the Next button.
- On the next screen enter the password for your new gmail id and click the Next button.
Note: You can also add not google account to the Gmail app such as Hotmail account, Yahoo, Outlook, Exchange and Office 365, etc.
How to switch between different accounts on android?
- Open Gmail app and click your profile picture on the top right corner.
- On the next screen, you will see all connected accounts.
- Click on any account to see emails for that account.
How to sign out from an android device?
You can not Sign Out from an Android device as there is no option for the Sign-out. To Sign Out you will have to remove your google account from your Android device.
Steps to remove your google account from an Android device:
- Open Gmail app and click the Profile image link at the top right corner.
- On the next screen, click the Manage accounts on this device link.
- On the next screen click the account you want to remove.
- On the next screen, click the Remove account link.
- You will see a warning at the bottom of the screen, “removing thes account will delete all of its messages, contacts and other data from this device”.
- Again click the Remove account link. Your gmail account has been removed from your device.
In the case of multiple accounts, you will have to remove them one by one.
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