How to set up a new Google Account after recent updates

Google Play, Chrome, Facebook and Gmail. All of these services require a Google account, although Google Account setup is simple and fast but there are some tricks.

How to set up a Google Account on your phone or tablet

If you’re using an Android phone , a Google Account will be set up properly in the Settings menu, or even the initial setup for the same phone if you just purchased the device, here’s how to set it up.

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down to Accounts.
  • Click Add account by clicking the plus icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Click on Google.
  • Click or create a new account.
  • Type the name associated with the account, while you do not need to use your real name, and if this is your primary account, it’s a good idea to use your real name.
  • Click Next.
  • Enter the birth date associated with the account.
  • Google requires that all account users have at least 13 years of age and some countries have higher age requirements, but in order to have an account that can use a Google
  • Wallet or use a Google Play credit card, the account holder must be 18 years old.
  • Choose your gender, but if you do not want to know your gender, you can decline the status.
  • Click Next.
  • Type your user name, this user name will become your Gmail address as well as how to log in to Google.
  • Click Next.
  • If the username you want is taken, you will be asked to choose other suggestions, either choose one of the suggested user names, or type in a new name.
  • Click Next.
  • Type a new password for your account. The password must be at least eight characters long, but you do not need to have a special number or character.
  • Re-type your new password in the Confirm Password box, which will tell you how strong or weak your password is.
  • You’ll be asked to add a phone number, you can use this phone number to verify your identity, help you sign in to your account, help people find you if they have your phone number, and if you’d like to add a phone number to your address.
  • Click Next to verify your number or skip to skip number mode.
  • Google will provide its own Terms of Use, after scrolling through and reading the sections that interest you, click I agree.
  • Your basic Google Account has now been set up, and your username and password will be displayed.

If the birth date associated with your account is over 18 years old, you can add a credit or debit card to your account to use to buy apps or pay for subscription services like YouTube Red, but you are not required to set up an account at this moment.

How to set up a Google Account on your laptop or desktop

It may be easier to set up your new account on your desktop or laptop, and you can visit this link in any web browser to get started.

  • Enter your first and last name.
  • Enter the username you want to use for the account, you may need to add numbers or use a different name if the name you want is already used.
  • Enter and confirm the password you will use for the account.
  • Google will need to send you a text message for security reasons, and you must enter your phone number.
  • Enter the code you receive via text message.
  • Enter a backup email address, if you have one, and can use this mail to help you recover your account if it’s locked.
  • Enter your favorite birthday and gender.
  • Read and accept the terms and conditions, and you can also choose the data your company collects about you.

This is your new account ready to use, which means you can check your emails and more.