Add or remove an account

You can add accounts to your Pixel. When you add an account, information associated with that account automatically syncs with your phone. To get apps from the Google Play Store, you'll need an account on your phone.

If you're using a phone with multiple users, make sure to sign in as the right user before changing account information.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Add an account to your phone

  1. Open your phone's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Users & accounts and then Add account
  3. Tap the type of account you want to add.
    • To add your Google Account, tap Google. When you sign in with a Google Account, the email, contacts, calendar events, and other data associated with that account automatically sync with your phone.
    • To add a different personal account, tap Personal (IMAP) or Personal (POP3). You'd generally choose these if you use an email program like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail. Learn how to use IMAP or POP3 with Gmail.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. If you're adding accounts, you may need to enter your phone's pattern, PIN, or password for security.

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

Remove an account from your phone

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

  1. Open your phone's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Users & accounts.
  3. Tap the account 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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