Add or remove an account on Android

To access your email, contacts and calendar, and to get apps from the Google Play Store, you can add accounts to your phone. When you add a Google account, info associated with that account automatically syncs with your phone.

When you remove an account, everything associated with that account is also deleted from your phone. This includes email, contacts and settings.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 9 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Add a Google or other account to your phone

Tip: If you'd like to lend your phone to a friend, you can find out how to create a separate user or temporary guest, instead of adding an account.

Remove a Google or other account from your phone

  1. Open your phone's settings app.
  2. Tap Accounts. If you don't see 'Accounts', tap Users and accounts.
  3. Tap the account that you want to remove And then Remove account.
  4. If this is the only Google Account on the phone, you'll need to enter your phone's pattern, PIN or password for security.

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