How to Use Multiple Gmail Accounts on an Android Phone

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Gmail, Google's free email service, is a powerful and capable email client that can do much more than just send and receive email. People who use more than one Gmail account may wonder if they can have more than one Gmail account on their Android smartphones. The answer is yes.

 

 

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Adding Gmail accounts to an Android smartphone

Adding two or more additional Gmail accounts to your Android phone is fairly simple. This process is for Android 2.2 and above and should work no matter who made your Android phone, whether it be Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, or other manufacturer.

  1. Tap the Gmail icon on your home screen or find it in the application listing.
  2. Press the menu button on the top left of the Gmail app to bring up additional options.
  3. Tap on your current account to show a small menu.
  4. Press Add account Google to add another Gmail account to your phone.
  5. Select Existing or New when asked if you want to add an existing account or create a new Gmail account.
  6. Follow the on-screen steps to enter your credentials and any other necessary information. You'll be guided through the whole process.

Once created, both of your Gmail accounts will be linked to your Android phone, and you can send and receive emails from either of the accounts as needed.

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Reasons for having than one Gmail account

There are many reasons to have more than one Gmail account. You might use one for personal and one for business to separate your business demands and personal life. With two accounts, it is easier to leave work behind when you are on vacation or with your family.