How to Create a Samsung Account

Locate and protect your phone, plus access special services

Samsung Account screen on Galaxy S9
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Many smartphone manufacturers encourage you to create user accounts, which often add extra features and services. When you set up a Samsung account, you not only have an easy way to access various Samsung services, but also a fast, simple way to locate, shut off, or even erase your phone if it is ever stolen or lost.

Information in this article applies broadly to all Samsung smartphones.

How to Create a Samsung Account on Your Computer

You can create a Samsung account during the setup process on your phone, but you can also do it online via your computer.

  1. Go to the Samsung Account web page in any browser and select Create account.

    Go to the Samsung Account web page in any browser and select Create account.
  2. Read through the Terms & Conditions, Terms of Service, and Samsung Privacy Policy on the next page and select AGREE.

    Read through the Terms & Conditions, Terms of Service, and Samsung Privacy Policy on the Samsung account creation page and select AGREE.
  3. Complete the signup form by entering your email address, choosing a password, and completing some profile information, then select NEXT.

    Next button on Samsung account creation page
  4. That's it! You can now sign in with your newly created credentials.

How to Add a Samsung Account on Your Phone

Add a Samsung account to your smartphone from the Add Account section of the main settings.

The interface of your Samsung phone may look different from the screenshots below, but the steps for activating a Samsung account are the same for all devices.

  1. Open the main Settings app on your phone.

  2. Scroll down and tap Cloud and accounts.

  3. Tap Accounts.

    If there is already a Samsung account assigned to your phone, you must remove it before adding another.

    Go to Settings > Cloud and accounts > Accounts.
  4. Tap Add account.

  5. You will see a list of all the accounts that can be set up on your phone. Active accounts will have a green dot next to them, and inactive accounts have a grey dot. Tap Samsung account.

    You must be connected to Wi-Fi or a data network to continue.

  6. On the Samsung account screen, tap Create account.

    To add an existing Samsung account, such as one created on your computer, enter your account information and tap Sign in.

    Select Add account > Samsung account > Create account.
  7. Tap Next to accept the Terms of Service.

  8. Enter the requested information including an email address, password, and your name, then tap Create.

  9. To access your account information, go to Settings > Cloud accounts > Accounts and tap your Samsung account.

Once your account is set up, don't forget to set it to Auto sync data in the Accounts section.

After creating your Samsung account, it will appear in your Settings with your other accounts.

What Can You Do With Your Samsung Account?

With an active Samsung Account, you can do all of the following and more:

  • Locate your phone
  • Erase, lock, and unlock your phone remotely
  • Use exclusive apps for your phone, such as Samsung Pay, Bixby, Samsung Health, and Samsung Pass (biometrics)
  • Back up your data and photo gallery

Once you create a Samsung account, enjoy all the Samsung services without having to create or sign in with any additional accounts.

Any Android phone will require you to set up a Google Account. Your Samsung Account is completely different from that and offers features you can't access anywhere else.

Samsung Account Key Features

Setting up a Samsung account will enable several features for your phone in addition to extra features for compatible TVs, Samsung Gear, computers, and more.

Find My Mobile

This is one of the most useful features of your Samsung account. Find My Mobile lets you register your phone to locate it if it gets misplaced. When tracking your lost phone, remotely lock it, make the phone ring (if you think it is lost but nearby), and even set a number that calls to your lost mobile can be forwarded to.

If you think your phone is not going to be returned to you, you can also wipe the phone remotely to remove any sensitive or private data.

Samsung Find My Mobile map

Samsung Cloud

If you're someone who takes a million photos and never remembers to download them to your computer, don't stress. Samsung Cloud automatically backs things up every so often. Set your device up to sync:

  • Calendar events and tasks
  • Contacts, email addresses, and business cards
  • Pictures, videos, and stories
  • Predictive text data
  • Voice memos, images, and tasks
  • Reminders
  • Bookmarks, saved pages, and open tabs from Samsung Internet
  • Samsung Pass sign-in information
  • Scrapbooks, images, screenshots, and web addresses
  • S Note action memos, favorites, and categories

Samsung Health

Samsung Health works as your hub for all things health. In addition to helping you keep track of workouts and water intake, it can also sync with running apps to put all the information you want in a single place. There's a lot going on in this app, but the aim is to put you in control of your health.

PENUP

Samsung's PENUP app is really a social network for artists who like to share their work with others. Use your S-Pen to draw amazing works of art right on your phone.