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How to change the primary Gmail Account of an Android Device without performing a Factory Reset

05 Nov 2013

Changing the primary account in an android device does not require a factory rest. This can be performed from the settings option of the Android Device.

Follow the below steps to change your primary Android Account

1. Navigate to settings page of your Android Device

2. Select the existing Account ( If it’s a Gmail it would be in the name Google)

1.Select Account

3. In the next page select your mail Account

2.Click Account

4. Press the Menu Button and Select “Remove Account”

3.Remove Account

5. Confirm removal of Account by pressing the “Remove Account” button in the confirmation box


6. This would remove your account from that device and you would be asked to map a different account for your device.

5.Add New Account

6.Sign In

You can skip the above option if you don’t want to attach your device to any of your account. Be aware that App Store can be accessed only if your device is attached to any one of your account

Category :  Android Tips | How To Android

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