How to associate a google account with a device-You’ve decided to create a second Google account , now you’d like to associate it with the devices you usually use, so you can quickly check your email, calendar and all the other data you’ve decided to synchronize with the “big G” services ; however you are having some difficulty completing this operation.
Well, if things are like this, you have nothing to fear: if you want, I’m here to give you a hand. In fact, in the following sections of this guide, I will explain to you in detail how to associate a Google account with a device : be it an Android device, an iPhone / iPad, a computer or even a television. It is a very simple procedure that can be put into practice by anyone, even by those who, a bit like you, do not consider themselves a top expert in terms of technology.
How to pair Google with an Android device
So, without delaying one more second, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to tell you on the subject: I assure you that, within a few minutes, you will be able to get the result you want. That said, there’s nothing left for me to do but wish you happy reading and good luck with synchronizing your account!
Do you need to pair Google with an Android device because you weren’t connected to the Internet yet when you set up your device? Do you also need to pair your second Gmail account with the device, so that you can use it on all the “big G” apps? This is done in a very simple way.
First, access the Android Settings , by tapping the gear icon located on the Home screen or in the device drawer (the screen with the list of all the apps installed on the device), tap on the Account item and then on the wording Add account , located at the bottom.
Now, press the Google entry located in the next panel and, if necessary, verify your identity by facial / fingerprint recognition , or confirm the device unlock pattern or password .
Once you have passed the security check, you should find yourself on the screen dedicated to entering your Gmail credentials: enter the email address/phone number associated with your Google account, touch the Next button , enter your password and touch the Next button again .
Once this step has also been passed, Android should ask you whether or not to restore the apps for which the backup was made using the account in question: unless it is your main profile (or if you intend to delete the previously configured Google account ), I don’t recommend doing this, as you may have problems updating and installing new apps.
So, press the Ignore button a few consecutive times and that’s it: the new Google profile will be immediately ready to be used! Now, if two Gmail profiles are configured on your smartphone or tablet, you can use both within the Google apps: to switch from one account to another, simply touch the thumbnail of the profile in use, which is usually found in the top of the application.
To manage the synchronization options of the new account, modify or delete it, go again to the Settings> Android Account menu and tap on the Gmail address associated with the profile of your interest.
How to associate a Google account with an iPhone or iPad
You have just bought a new iPhone or iPad and, in addition to your Apple ID, you would like to associate your Google account with the device, so you can easily manage your mail or Gmail appointments, through the Mail and Calendar apps installed on your smartphone or on the tablet and, again, to have the contacts associated with the Google profile available? Nothing simpler.
To begin with, access the iOS / iPadOS Settings by touching the gear symbol located on the Home screen or in the operating system app library, touch the Mail and Account items and touch the Add account item located in the menu that appears.
Now, press on the item related to Google , touch the Continue button (if necessary), then enter the email address or phone number associated with the Gmail account to be configured; then tap the Next button and do the same step for the password as well . Finally, choose the apps with which to synchronize the account ( Mail , Contacts , Calendars and Notes ) by using the appropriate levers and tap the Save button to complete the account configuration and add it to the system.
To manage or remove the configured Google account, all you have to do is go back to the Settings > Mail> iOS account and press the name of the profile on which to intervene. Instead, to use the Google account as the default account for contacts and synchronize the new names added to the address book with the latter, go to the Settings> Contacts menu and choose Google/Gmail as the default account . More info here.
How to associate a google account with a windows 10 device
One of the most appreciated novelties of Windows 10 was that of being able to add a series of Internet accounts to the computer, including those of Google , to integrate the relative data within the pre-installed applications, such as Mail , Calendars and Contacts .
Everything can be completed directly from the operating system settings: therefore, first, right click on the Windows Start button (the flag -shaped icon that resides in the lower left corner of the screen), select the Settings item from the contextual menu and click on the Account item , located in the window that appears on the screen.
Now, select the item E-mail and accounts from the left sidebar, click on the Add account button and then on the item dedicated to Google , residing in the next window. If all went well, a third panel should appear on the screen, through which you can log in to Gmail.
Therefore, enter your email address / telephone number in the appropriate field, click on the Next button and, after typing in the password, press Next again and authorize Windows 10 to access profile information by clicking on the Allow button . To complete the account configuration, click on Done at the bottom right.
If, at a later time, you need to change the account name, adjust the synchronization options or delete it, just click on the email address added to the Settings > Accounts > Windows email and account screen and press the button Manage placed in its correspondence
How to associate google account with a mac
When needed, a Google account can also be associated with macOS , in order to be able to view, edit and manage data such as mail, contacts, appointments and notes using the system applications: Mail , Contacts , Calendar and Notes .
Doing so is really simple: to begin with, open System Preferences by clicking on the gear icon located on the Dock bar , click on the Internet Accounts icon located in the window that appears on the desktop and then click on the item related to Google . If you don’t see it, first press the [+] button , located at the bottom left.
At this point, if necessary, click on the Open browser button (to open the browser window through which to authenticate), enter the email address or telephone number associated with your Google account, click on the button Go ahead and repeat the same operation with the profile password .
We’re almost there: now click on the Allow button to authorize macOS to access profile information, then put the check mark next to the applications you want to use with the account and click on the Finish button to complete the procedure.
To manage your account settings (e.g. synchronized applications), go back to the System Preferences> Internet Accounts screen and click on the profile name of your interest, located in the left sidebar.
How to associate Google account with TV device
You bought a new Android TV and avoided adding your Google account during the first setup but, now that you have connected your TV to the Internet, it would be convenient for you to do this in order to be able to install and update apps via Play Stores? Let me tell you how.
First, use the remote control to access the TV settings : in some cases, you can do this by pressing the button with a gear symbol and selecting the Android Settings item from the displayed menu; in others, you have to press the Home button on the remote control (the one depicting a house ) and select the item related to Settings / Android Settings from the panel that appears on the screen.
At this point, locate the Personal section or press the menu item of the same name, select the Add account button corresponding to it, press the Google icon and then the Sign in/Login button .
Now, using the on-screen keyboard, enter your email address and press OK . Subsequently, repeat the same operation with the password , press the OK button and, if required, accept the Google terms of service and complete any proposed updates.
Please note that the names of the buttons and menu items may vary slightly, depending on the version of Android TV on your device.
If, on the other hand, you intend to associate your Google account only with the YouTube app installed on the TV, there are several ways to proceed: you can speed up the procedure by logging in via the YouTube app for smartphones, tablets or browsers (also for PCs ), or log in directly from the TV.
Keep in mind that, in order to associate your account with the app via smartphone, tablet or browser, these devices must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the TV .
All clear? OK, let’s get started. First, launch the YouTube app on the TV and press the Sign in with phone button , to prepare the TV for association with a new account; now, launch the YouTube app on your smartphone or tablet, tap your profile picture (located at the top right) and tap the Continue as [name and surname] button , to immediately match the account in use to the television.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to act as a browser, press the Try another method button located in the YouTube app for TV, write down the code displayed on the screen and switch to the PC. Using a browser of your choice, now connect to the website youtube.com/activate, enter the code shown on the TV in the appropriate field, click on the Next button and, when prompted, log in to the Google account you want to associate with YouTube and confirm the desire to make the pairing by pressing the appropriate button.
Finally, if you want to enter your Google profile credentials directly in the YouTube app for TV, press the Login from TV button located on the login screen of the latter and enter, using the on-screen keyboard (or any physical keyboard associated with the television), the credentials of the Google profile to be associated.