How to Make a Google Account

A Google account is the key to accessing all of Google’s products and services, many of which are free. Signing up for a Google account is a quick process, but you will need to give out some personal information. Follow this guide to find out what you’ll need to do to get the most out of Google.


  1. 1
    Open any Google webpage. This includes Google, Gmail, Google+, Drive, and more. Click the red Sign In button, and then click the red Sign Up button. This will take you to the “Create a new Google Account” page.
    • The buttons may change depending on the Google service you are signing in to. For example, Gmail has a “Create an Account” button instead of a “Sign Up” button.
  2. 2
    Come up with a username. By default, your username will become your new Gmail account name. You can click the link below the username field to create a Google account with an existing email address instead of creating a new Gmail address.
    • This option is not available if you are specifically trying to sign up for Gmail. In this case, you must create a Gmail account.
    • If your username is not available, you will be given several related options, or you can try a different one.
  3. 3
    Fill out the rest of the required information. You will need to enter your first and last name, your birthday (for age verification), your gender, your phone number in case you lose access to your account, and a verification email address. You also need to enter which country you reside in.
    • The mobile phone number is recommended but not required.
  4. 4
    Complete the CAPTCHA. This is a verification tool that ensures that a real person is creating the account. If you can’t read it, click the refresh button next to the text field to get a new one, or click the speaker button to have it read out loud through your computer speakers.
  5. 5
    Agree to the privacy policy. Take the time to read the entire privacy policy so that you are aware of what Google can and can’t do with your personal information. Check the box if you agree to Google’s terms.
  6. 6
    Click Next Step. This will take you to your Google+ profile creation page. All Google accounts create a Google+ account when they are created. You can choose whether or not you would like to add a picture to your account.
  7. 7
    Click Get Started. Your Google account has been created. You can click the button to return to Google, or visit any other Google service. You should be automatically logged in no matter which Google site you visit.

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  • What kind of name can I put on a Gmail account?
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    • You can use any name you'd like! Keep in mind that if you are using your account for work or school, that it should be appropriate. For example, could be considered far more appropriate for a work or school email than
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  • Can you have two accounts?
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    • Yes, just search "Make a Google account", sign out of your current account and you can go through the account creation process again.
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  • What's the difference between a Google account and a Gmail account?
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    • Making a Google account and making a Gmail account is basically the same thing. With a Google account you can access Gmail, YouTube, and all other Google apps. With a Gmail account, you can do the exact same things.
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  • How do I make a Gmail address?
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    • Go to first. Once you're there, you will see a button that says Let's Get Started. Fill all the information questions in and then you will have your account!
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  • How do I install a game without using the Play Store?
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    • You need to have the APK for the certain game, which can usually be found by searching "[game name] APK". You really shouldn't do this, because this is how you get malware. Use the Play Store instead, to be safe.
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  • If I don't have any kind of account or email address already, what should I do to create a Google account?
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    • Most people just start from scratch and create an account by following the same steps outlined above.
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  • Can I make and use more than one Gmail account?
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    • Yes, you can. You can also sign into multiple Gmail accounts at one time. Keep in mind that in order for certain apps to work, such as Google Docs, you may have to sign out of all of your email accounts first, and then sign into the one you wish to use.
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  • What is the importance of having a Google account?
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    • A Google account is used for all of Google's services. It is required for many servuces (an example is Gmail, which is a free email service from Google), and improves your experience greatly. All of your preferences are stored on it, so Google will tailor your results to your liking once their algorithms determine what exactly it is that you enjoy. A good example of this is for YouTube. If you log in to YouTube with your Google account, it will recommend new videos for you to watch based on the videos which you have previously watched. It also allows you to subscribe to YouTube channels for free, so you are always alerted when a particular channel releases a new video.
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  • Can I install apps in my phone without logging into my Gmail account?
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    • Yes. Go online and download Aptoide, and you can download apps using the application. You may need to make an acceptation on the settings app.
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  • Must I use my real name to subscribe?
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    • No. You can use any username you want.
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Quick Summary

1. Go to
2. Click Sign In.
3. Click Create account.
4. Enter your first and last name.
5. Create a username.
6. Enter and confirm a password.
7. Click Next.
8. Enter your personal details and click Next.
9. Verify your phone number or click Not now.
10. Read the terms and click I Agree.


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