How to Use Two Gmail Accounts on Your Android Phone

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How to Use Two Gmail Accounts on Your 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. For those who use more than one Gmail account, you may have wondered if you could have more than one Gmail account on your Android phone.

Having more than one Gmail account can greatly add in your personal productivity. I use one for personal and one for business. This distinction lets me separate my business and personal life and also helps me "shut down my business mode" when on vacation or with my family.

The good news is that adding two or more additional Gmail accounts to your Android phone is actually fairly simple:

Note: This process is geared for Android 2.2 and above.

  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 some more options.
  3. Tap on your current account to show a small menu.
  4. Press Add account and then 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 but it will be a little different for everyone since we each have our own email account.

Once created, your Gmail account will be linked to your Android phone and you can send and receive email from all the accounts you added.

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