How To Add Second Google Account On Android

One of the primary requisites when setting up an Android device is to add a Google account for syncing Contacts, Photos, Apps and much more. However, many of us might want to add two Google accounts to the device due to various uses. Many users like keeping their work and personal Google accounts on the device and use them both at the same time side by side.

Thankfully, adding multiple Google accounts on Android is pretty easy. No matter if you’re using a Samsung smartphone or any other Android device, you can easily configure it with multiple Google accounts. In this article, we will show you a step by step guide to add second Google account on your device along with adding second Gmail account in your Gmail app.

How to add second Google account on Android Device

STEP 1: Go to Settings on your phone

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STEP 2: Tap on “Accounts.” OR “Account & Sync./Account Management” option

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STEP 3: Tap on “Add Account.”

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STEP 4: Now, Click on “Google” from the list

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STEP 5 (if applicable to your device): Enter your Password or Passcode for the device or you can also use Fingerprint Scanner to authenticate the action

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STEP 6: Enter your Google account address that you want to set up as your second account

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STEP 7: As a part of the two-factor authentication, you will have to type the PIN sent by Google on your phone number or registered e-mail address
STEP 8: After entering the PIN, tap on “Accept” option

How to edit app permissions for the Second Google account on Android

As soon as your second account gets configured on your device by following the steps given above, you’ll need to set the permission and access for it. Here’s how you can control it.

  1. Go to Settings on your phone
  2. Select “Accounts” from the list
  3. Now, tap on “Google” and choose the second Google accountAdding second Google account
  4. Select (Tick Mark) the information that you want to share with the second account such as App Data, Calendar, Google Fit, and much more

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How to add second Google account in Gmail app on Android

We all have official Gmail account and a personal Gmail account. You can use both the accounts or even more on the Gmail app on Android. It is a cakewalk to add second Gmail account on the Gmail app; you just need to follow the step given below.

  1. Open the Gmail app on your phone
  2. Tap on the menu option (three bars icon)Adding second Google account
  3. Now, tap on your e-mail address
  4. Tap on the “Add Account” optionAdding second Google account
  5. Select “Google” from the list of optionsAdding second Google account
  6. Now, just enter your second Google account address and password

How to Sync Google Calendar app with Android Including Two Google accounts

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Most of us rely on our calendars for managing our day-to-day schedules. The entries made on the calendar are evenly distributed between Personal and Work, which means that our Google Work account has different entries while our personal Google account has got separate. The worst thing could be managing the calendar entries separately, which means that you have to log in and log out to check the calendar for both the Google accounts.

Thankfully, when you add both the Google accounts on your Android phone, the calendar app can also be synced with both the accounts. By completing the sync process, all your calendar entries will be at one place for both the Google accounts. Just follow this process:

  1. Go to Settings > Accounts & sync
  2. Now, tap on the secondary Google account
  3. Mark the “Sync Calendar” option
  4. Open the Calendar app on your phone and go to Menu > More > Calendars
  5. Tap on the secondary Google account and check all the buttons in front of each calendar until you see “synced, visible.” on all of them and then tap on “OK” button
  6. You will now be able to view the entries from both the accounts in the same Calendar app


We have included the simplest methods to add a second Google account on your Android device. We hope this feature helps you in adding the second Google account and also to sync it with the Calendar app on your phone. As we mentioned in the article, Google has made it pretty easy to manage multiple accounts on your Android device. You can also customise permissions for each Google account.

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  1. Diana Thornton-Joy says

    I have a question…Can I add a second device ( my stolen device ) to my google acct. so i can install the Cerberus App? My phone was a government phone from Qlink Wireless and a smart phone..a ” ZTE BOOST MAX + ” …they will not help me find it they just want money for a replacement phone. The phone has limited voice calling minutes & unlimited texts and NO DATA,the only so called network was their own,where you can view your usage. I send myself texts periodically to see if they are registering. And they are going to my Qlink acct. I have my IMEI or my MEID # to the phone. They did do that for me since I told them I have reported it stolen. I just don’t know what I’m doing….HELP !!! …Its the first really nice phone I’ve ever received especially it being a government phone..PLEASE, I will need step by step instructions since I am not very phone or computer literate. Thank You, Diana

  2. Suraj Padamsali says

    This post is very helpful for people new to Android world. I have one doubt, I am using two gmail accounts, from which one is my personal and other one is for work. If anyone has access to it. Can they get access to open my personal files, photos, Videos etc. through that account? Is she able to take remote backup using that way?

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