Change your Google Account name & other info

You can update, add, and remove some basic information on your account.

Edit your name

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Personal info.
  3. Under "Profile," tap Name. You might need to sign in.
  4. Tap Edit Edit.
  5. Enter your name, then tap Done.

Find out where your name shows up.

Change personal info

You can edit information like your birthday and gender. You can also change the email addresses and phone numbers on your account.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Personal info.
  3. Under "Profile" or "Contact info," tap the info you want to change.
  4. Make your changes.

More details

Name

If you created your account more than 2 weeks ago, you can change your name up to 3 times in 90 days.

If you created your account less than 2 weeks ago, you can change your name more often.

Nickname
If you've already created a nickname, it's used if you don't have a name set. If you delete your nickname, you won't be able to create another one.
Birthday

After you add your birthday to your account, you can't delete it. However, you can edit it and change who sees it.

Who sees your birthday

By default, your birthday isn't shared with other people who use Google services. To control who sees your birthday, go to the About me section of your Google Account.

Some ways Google uses your birthday

Google can use your birthday to:

  • Make sure you're old enough to use certain services and features. For example, YouTube videos with age restrictions aren't available to kids.
  • Know when to show a birthday theme on the Google Search page.
  • Determine your age group for personalized recommendations and ads. You can turn off personalized ads.
Gender

You have a few options in the Gender section of your Google Account. You can:

  • Specify your gender
  • Choose not to specify your gender
  • Add a custom gender and choose how Google refers to you

Who sees your gender

By default, your gender isn't shared with other people who use Google services. To control who sees your gender, go to the About me section of your Google Account.

How Google uses your gender

We use your gender to make Google services more personal. When you specify your gender, you help us to:

  • Personalize messages and other text that refer to you. For example, people who can see your gender will see text like "Send him a message" or "In her circles."
  • Provide more relevant, tailored content you might be interested in, like ads.

If you don't specify your gender, we'll refer to you in gender-neutral terms, like "Send them a message."

Change other info

Change your password
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your device's Settings app Settings app and then Google and then Google Account.
  2. At the top, tap Personal info.
  3. Under "Profile," tap Password. You might need to sign in.
  4. Enter your new password. Learn how to create a strong password.
  5. Tap Change password.

Get more information about online security and safety.

Control what others see about you

To choose what information other people see about you on Google services, go to the About me section of your Google Account.

Learn what information you can change and how to change it.

Change your time zone

When you travel, you can view events in your current location's time zone. Learn how to change your time zone in Google Calendar.

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