Your Google Account

You must sign into a Google Account to use Gmail, Hangouts, Google Calendar, and other Google apps; to download apps from the Play Store; to back up your settings to Google servers; and to take advantage of other Google services on your phone.

  • If you don’t sign into a Google Account during setup, you're prompted to sign in or to create a Google Account the first time you start an app that requires one, such as Gmail or Play Store.

  • When you sign in, you’re prompted to enter your username and password using the on-screen keyboard.

  • After you sign in, your contacts, Gmail messages, Calendar events, and other information from these apps and services on the web are synchronized with your phone.

  • If you have an enterprise account through your company or other organization, your IT department may have special instructions on how to sign into that account.