Add an account to your device

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings.
  2. Under "Personal", tap Accounts and then Add account
  3. Tap the type of account that you want to add.
    • To add your Google account, tap Google. When you sign in with a Google account, the email, contacts, Calendar events and other data associated with that account automatically sync with your device.
    • To add a different personal account, tap Personal (IMAP) or Personal (POP3). You'd generally choose IMAP or POP3 if you access your email with a program like Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. If you're adding accounts, you may need to enter your device's pattern, PIN or password for security.

Tip: If you'd like to lend your device to a friend, you can create a separate user or temporary guest, instead of adding an account.


Remove an account from your device

When you remove an account from your device, everything associated with that account is also deleted from your device. This includes email, contacts and settings.

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings.
  2. Under "Personal", tap Accounts
  3. Tap the account that you want to remove. If it's your Google account, first tap Google.
  4. Tap More More and then Remove account.
  5. If this is the only Google account on the device, you'll need to enter your device's pattern, PIN or password for security.