Android devices are the most used smartphones and tablets in the world.
This can be attributed to the fact that these devices come in with some of the most affordable prices, yet still offering users high-end specs.
This is true because Android is an open source mobile operating system that has no restrictions for manufacturers, who want to use the OS on their devices. It is for this reasons the Android devices are flooding the mobile market day in day out with a sign of stopping soon nowhere to be seen.
When setting up an Android device, there are initial stages that require the users to provide a Gmail account. However, this process is not always, mandatory as the users have the option to skip the Google account set up phase and save it for a later time. Even though you may create Gmail account during this setup, not everything is configured with this initial phone setup. What this means is that after setting up your phone, you will still need to manually visit the Gmail application and complete the account configuration.
Gmail comes preinstalled on all Android devices
The good thing is that the Gmail app will come preinstalled on all the Android smartphones and tablets. Since it’s a default app, it cannot be uninstalled from the device, unless of course it is rooted. In short, you don’t have to worry about downloading Gmail or where to get the app, all you need is regularly update the app in order to get the latest bug fixes and new features.
Setting up Gmail app for first use on Android
Using the Gmail app, you will find this process extremely easy. All you need is to follow the steps below:
- Open the Gmail app on your Android phone
- You will be prompted to setup a Gmail account if there is no configured account. This only requires you to provide your email ID and password.
- Tap on “Next” and “Save” and that’s all.
Note that once you have configured your Gmail account, it won’t be possible to remove the account unless you wipe every personal configuration. You will lose your profile and all customized settings; which means that you are back to where you started with the account setup. On the other hand, the latest version of Gmail app for mobile phones allows users to use more than one account, including adding accounts from Yahoo! and Outlook.
How to add a second account on Gmail app for mobile
To add a second account, whether it’s a Gmail or Yahoo! Account, start the main Gmail app on your phone. In the top left corner of the app, there is a menu icon. Tap on this icon to open more options. You should see the currently signed in account details. Scroll down and tap on “Settings” and another window will open from where you can tap on “Add account.” You can also tap on the current account in order to access more settings and customization options for this account.
As you can see, setting up a new Gmail account on your Android phone is very easy. It takes just a few minutes and you will be sending and receiving emails using your new Gmail account.