Add or remove Google & other accounts on your Pixel phone

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

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Accounts
  3. At the bottom, tap Add account.
  4. 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.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. 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 a Google or other account from your phone

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap 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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