Download Google+ for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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Locate Google+ in the App Store

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Google+ is slowly climbing the social network mountain, but it has already cornered the market in user-friendly apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. 

How to Download Google+ iOS App

  1. Tap the App Store icon on your iOS device.

  2. Tap in the search bar and type in "Google Plus."

  3. Select the appropriate app in the search results.

  4. Tap the Get button to continue.

Google+ for iPhone System Requirements

Your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad must meet certain requirements to run the Google+ app:

  • iOS 8.0 or later

  • Wi-Fi or cellular web access

  • Google account. If you don't have one, the app will walk you through the process.

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Download Google+ for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Tap the Install button to begin the download of Google+ for iOS devices. You might be required to enter your Apple ID if you have not recently installed another app. The process of installing this app may take a few minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

Tap Open to open the app from this screen.

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Sign In to Google+ on Your iOS Device

When Google+  is installed, open the app by tapping its icon on the Home screen. When you do, you'll see the login screen. If you have a Google account, enter your email address in the area provided and tap Next. On the next screen, enter your Google password and tap Next.

How to Create a Free Google Account

If you do not have an active Google account, you can sign up for one directly from the app screen. Click the link titled "Create a new Google account" to get started. Your Safari web browser opens a window on your iOS device. You are prompted to enter your personal information including your current email address, password, location, and birthdate.

After you enter the required information and the captcha verification information and are prompted to read and approve the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, your account is created. 

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Google+ for Notification Settings

Upon launching Google+  for iPhone the first time, a dialogue window appears prompting you to choose to allow or disable notifications for the app. Notifications may include alerts, sounds, and icon badges. To enable, click the OK button; otherwise, click Don't Allow to disable.

How to Find Notifications for Google+ for iOS Devices

The settings you choose for notifications the first time you open the app are not set in stone. To change your notification settings for the Google+ app, follow these easy steps:

  1. Sign in to Google+ app, if you have not already done so.

  2. Tap the menu icon at the top of the app.

  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Select Notifications.

  5. Make the desired changes.

From the Notifications menu in your Google+ settings panel, you can enable or disable alerts and notifications for:

  • Posts

  • People

  • Photos

  • Hangouts

  • Events

  • Communications about Google+ Pages

  • Communities

  • Polls

  • Collections

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Welcome to Google+ for iPhone

Tap the Home icon at the bottom of the screen. This Home screen is the navigation page for Google+ on your iOS device. Near the top of the Home screen is a field with a camera icon. If you allow the app access to your camera and photos, you can share your photos with others here. You'll likely also see a recent message on the screen and a link to a topic of interest to you.

At the top of the screen is a menu icon. Inside are sections where you can create a new Circle of people and view stats on your current friends, family members and acquaintances. Also in the menu, you can change your settings, send feedback and seek help. At the bottom of the menu are links to other related Google apps: Spaces, Photos and Google Search.

At the bottom of the screen, along with the Home icon, are icons for Collections, Communities and Notifications. Visit Collections and Communities for topics of interest to you. When you find one, tap the Join link. This is a quick way to personalize your Google+ app.

Learn more about how to get the most out of Google+ with this Beginner's Guide to Google+.