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How to associate Google account with a device

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How to associate Google account with a device: You have decided to create a second Google account , now you would like to associate it with the devices you usually use, so that you can quickly check your e-mail, calendar and all other data that you have decided to synchronize with the “big G” services ; however you are having some difficulty in completing this operation.

Well, if this is the way things are, you have nothing to fear: if you want, I’m here to give you a hand. In the following bars of this guide, in fact, I will explain to you in detail how to associate Google account with a device : be it an Android device, an iPhone / iPad, a computer or even a TV TV. 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.

So, without delaying an extra second, make yourself comfortable and carefully read everything I have to say on the subject: I assure you that, in a few minutes, you will be able to get the result you want. That said, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and good luck syncing your account!

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How to pair Google with an Android device

Do you need to associate Google with an Android device because you weren’t yet connected to the Internet when setting up the device? Do you have to pair your second Gmail account with the device, so that you can use it on all the “big G” apps? The thing is feasible in a very simple way.

First, access the Android Settings , by tapping on the gear -shaped icon located on the Home screen or in the drawer of the device (the screen with the list of all the apps installed on the device), tap on the Account item and then on the word Add account , located at the bottom.

Now, click on the Google entry located in the next panel and, if necessary, verify your identity through facial / fingerprint recognition , or confirm the device unlock pattern or password .

After the security check, you should find yourself in the screen dedicated to entering your Gmail credentials: type, therefore, the email address / phone number associated with your Google account, touch the Next button , enter the password and tap the Next button again .

At this point, if requested, choose whether to add your phone number to the account or not (in this case, you must tap the Skip Mail item at the bottom left) and tap the Accept button , to accept the terms of use of the service.

After this step too, Android should ask you whether or not to restore the apps that were backed up via 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 you do this, as you may experience 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 generally found in the top of the application.

To manage the synchronization options of the new account, modify it or delete it, go back to the Settings> Android Account menu and tap on the Gmail address associated with the profile of your interest.

How to associate Google account with an iPhone or iPad

How to associate Google account with an iPhone or iPad

You have just purchased a new iPhone or iPad and, in addition to the Apple ID, you would like to associate your Google account with the device, so that you can easily manage your Gmail mail or 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 tapping on the gear symbol located on the Home screen or in the App Library of the operating system, tap on the Mail and Accounts items and tap the Add account item located in the menu that appears.

Now, press on the item related to Google , tap 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 perform the same step for the password as well . Finally, choose the apps with which to synchronize the account ( Mail , Contacts , Calendars and Notes ) by acting on 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 menu 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 in 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 Google account with a Windows 10 device

How to associate Google account with a Windows 10 device

One of the most popular innovations of Windows 10 was that of being able to add a series of Internet accounts to the computer, including those of Google , to integrate their data within the pre-installed applications, such as Mail , Calendars and Contacts .

Everything can be done directly from the operating system settings: therefore, first, right click on the Windows Start button (the flag icon that resides in the lower left corner of the screen), select the Settings item from the context 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 , resident in the next window. If everything went well, a third panel should appear on the screen, through which you can log in to Gmail.

Enter, therefore, your email address / telephone number in the appropriate field, click on the Next button and, after having also typed the password, press Next again and authorize Windows 10 to access your profile information by clicking on the Allow button . To complete the account configuration, click on Done at the bottom right.

How to associate Google account with a Windows 10 device

If, at a later time, you need to change the account name, modify the synchronization options or delete it, just click on the email address added to the Settings> Accounts> E-mail and Windows account screen and press the button Manage placed in its correspondence

How to associate Google account with a Mac

How to associate Google account with a Mac

If needed, a Google account can also be associated with macOS , so you can view, edit and manage data such as mail, contacts, appointments and notes through 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 that resides on the Dock bar , click on the Internet Account 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 (in order 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 Next and repeat the same operation with the profile password .

We’re almost there: click now on the Allow button , in order to authorize macOS to access your 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 name of the profile you are interested in, located in the left sidebar.

How to associate Google account with TV device

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 the apps via the Play Store? Let me tell you how.

First of all, use the remote control to access the TV settings : in some cases, you can do this by pressing the button with the symbol of a gear and selecting the Android Settings item from the menu displayed; in others, you have to press the Home button on the remote control (the one depicting a small house ) and select the item relating to Settings / Android Settings from the panel that appears on the screen.

At this point, locate the Personal section or press on the menu item of the same name, select the Add account button placed in its correspondence, 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 requested, accept the Google terms of service and complete any proposed updates.

Note that the names of buttons and menu items may vary slightly, depending on the version of Android TV on your device.

How to associate Google account with TV device

If, on the other hand, you intend to associate your Google account only with the YouTube app installed on the TV, you have several ways to proceed: you can speed up the procedure by logging in via the YouTube app for smartphone, tablet or browser (also for PC ), or log in directly from the TV.

Keep in mind that, to associate your account with the app via smartphone, tablet or browser, it is essential that the latter devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the TV .

All clear? OK, let’s get started. First, launch the YouTube app on your TV and press the Sign in with your phone button to prepare the TV for pairing with a new account; now, start 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.

How to associate Google account with TV device

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 your PC. Using a browser of your choice, connect now to the youtube.com/activate website , 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 willingness to pair by pressing the appropriate button.

Finally, if you want to enter your Google profile credentials directly into the YouTube app for TV, press the Login from TV button located in the login screen of the latter and enter, using the on-screen keyboard (or any physical keyboards associated with the TV), the credentials of the Google profile to be associated.