Set up G Suite

When you sign up for G Suite, you get step-by-step instructions to:

  • Verify that you own your domain.
  • Connect your domain with Gmail.
  • Add your team.
  • Set up billing. (You aren’t billed until the end of your trial period.)

A domain is a unique internet name for a business or organization, for example, yourbusiness.com or solarmoraflowers.com. If you don’t have a domain yet, you can purchase one when you sign up for G Suite.

Each G Suite user gets an email address at your domain. Using a web browser or mobile device, users can use their address to access Gmail, Google Drive storage, Hangouts video conferencing, and a full set of business apps, including Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Set up your account manually

If you don't set up G Suite when you sign up, you can set it up manually in the Google Admin console.

Step 1: Sign in to the Admin console

The Admin console is where administrators manage G Suite services and settings. If you signed up for G Suite, you're an administrator.

  1. Go to admin.google.com.
  2. Sign in with your G Suite username. Your username contains your domain name, such as you@yourdomain.com. It is not your personal Gmail address.
Step 2: Set up your account and add users

From the Admin console:

  1. Verify your domain—Add a unique record to verify that you’re the domain owner.
  2. Set up Gmail (MX records)—Add MX records to direct Gmail to your domain.
  3. Add users—Connect your team with Gmail and G Suite services.
  4. Set up billing—Choose the billing option that suits your organization.

Live help is always available. Contact the G Suite support team by email, text, or phone.

FAQ

What is a G Suite administrator?
Administrators manage G Suite settings, users, and billing. If you signed up for G Suite, you're an administrator. You can also assign administrator privileges to other users.
How do I sign in to G Suite if I'm signed in with another Google Account?

If you’re already signed in to another Google Account:

  1. At the top right of the screen, click your profile image or initial and click Add account.
  2. Sign in using your G Suite username and password. Your username contains your domain name, such as you@yourdomain.com. It is not your personal Gmail address.

Learn more about switching between Google accounts.

Where can I manage my G Suite settings?
You manage G Suite in the Admin console. Sign in to admin.google.com using your G Suite username. Your username is associated with your domain, for example, you@yourdomain.com.
What if I forgot my G Suite username and password?

You choose your username during signup. If you forgot your username, it’s included in your G Suite welcome email.

If you forgot your password:

  1. Go to admin.google.com.
  2. Click Forgot email?
  3. Follow the instructions to reset your password.

If you’re still having trouble, learn more about accessing the Admin console.

How do I start using G Suite?
  1. Go to gmail.google.com or drive.google.com to open Gmail or Drive.
  2. If you’re already signed in to another Google Account, at the top right of the screen, click your profile image or initial and click Add account.
  3. Sign in using your G Suite username and password. Your username contains your domain name, such as you@yourdomain.com. It is not your personal Gmail address.

Learn more about switching between Google accounts.

After you sign in to G Suite, you can switch between G Suite services and apps:

  1. At the top right of the screen, click the App Launcher App Launcher.
  2. Click the app you want to use.
Where can I get help?
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