Create and set up a new Google account

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If you just got your first Android device this Christmas, you may be looking for a way to create a Google account. It may sound like a confusing process, but it’s quite simple. Here’s how to set up a Google account without any hassle. Below are step-by-step instructions.

FAST ANSWER

To set up a Google account on mobile, go to your Settings and then bills. Choose Google and follow the on-screen instructions. To set up a Google account in a browser, go to the Google Accounts login page and enter your details.


SKIP TO IMPORTANT SECTIONS

Before we start

Please note that US citizens must be at least 13 years old to set up a Google account and 18 years old to add a credit card. Why would you want to add a credit card? You can use it to buy apps and games from the Play Store, subscribe to YouTube Music, and pay for other services that Google offers.

Since most of Google’s services are free, including Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Photos, adding a credit card is optional and unsubscribing isn’t a problem.

Related: How to create a Gmail account

Set up a Google account on your Android or iOS phone

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Creating a new Google Account only takes a few minutes and there is no limit to the number of Google Accounts you can have. Grab your Android device, open the Settings app and select the bills option (on iOS, go to Mail then bills). The next step is to tap Add Account down and choose google.

A page will appear to login to your account or create a new one. Select the create an account option and then follow the on-screen instructions by entering your personal information, selecting a username and password, and completing the process by agreeing to the terms of service.

Step-by-step instructions to set up a Google account on Android or iOS:

  1. Go to the Settings from your device.
  2. Select bills. In iOS, this setting is located in the Mail option.
  3. Tap on Add Account.
  4. Select google.
  5. Choose create an account.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions by entering your personal information, selecting a username, etc.
  7. Press I agree button to create your Google account.

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Set up a Google account using a browser

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Don’t dig the cell phone method? It can be easier and faster to fill out forms and create an account using a computer and web browser. You can certainly do all this online.

Just go to the Register page and start filling in your details. This includes your name, username and password. Touch Next one and fill in the following form. Select Next one again and verify your identity by confirming your phone number. Google will ask you if you want to link your phone number to your account and offer other services. Follow the instructions and your account will be created.

Step-by-step instructions to set up a Google account in a browser:

  1. Go to accounts.google.com Sign up page.
  2. Enter your name, username and password.
  3. Select Next one.
  4. Enter your phone number, recovery address, date of birth and gender.
  5. Select Next one
  6. If you entered a phone number, you can now verify it.
  7. Follow instructions.
  8. Done!

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