How to Add Multiple Gmail Accounts on Android

Gmail is the best email services provider and since there are lots many Google services which do not require registration can be easily accessed by a Google Account. Also Android mobile operating system is powered by Google and so it makes it easy for your mobile to sync and stay updated on your mobile phone too.

It’s possible that you can have many Gmail account as much you want because it’s free. If you have more than one Gmail ID and you are using each of them. Today, on Android Advices we will see on how to use multiple Gmail accounts on Android without impacting other Gmail account. It’s a very easy process.

For this to do you need to have the latest version of Gmail installed on your Android mobile phone. It can be easily done by installing Gmail by visiting Android market from your mobile phone. Then follow the below procedure to go ahead with the adding another Gmail account –

  • Tap on Menu and choose option of ‘Settings’.
  • From the settings go to Account & Sync.Add Gmail Account
  • Here you will see the general settings options and the manage account options. In the manage account options, you will see all the Gmail IDs associated with your phone. Click on Add account button.Add Gmail Account
  • In the next page you will see the option of Corporate, Facebook, Twitter and Google. Select Google from the options. Now click on Next.Add Gmail Account
  • In the next step you will see to set up a Google Account or register for a Google Account.Add Gmail Account
  • As I already have a Google Account which is nothing but my Gmail ID, I will straightaway click on Setup Google Account.
  • Provide your login credentials and login into account.Add Gmail Account
  • Your phone now needs communication with Google Servers to set up your account, let your mobile complete the task.Add Gmail Account
  • And then you have the confirmation. Click on Finish setup when done.Add Gmail Account

There is no problem at all in the procedure and its works perfectly fine for any Android mobile phone. If you have faced any problem then do let us know by dropping a comment here.

37 Comments
  1. Reply magesh December 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    The most helpful and clear article. Thanks

  2. Reply Balaji December 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I used to three accounts into my android phone, but now i am facing the synchronising problem for my
    new company mail id not for others , what should i do . I have tried restart, switch off and on updated gmail, and some times it also showing that you need google apps device policy and sometimes your browser doesnot support.

  3. Reply BUd May 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I have att u-vers and was able to access my personal and work email accounts no problem. the computer was hard wired to internet. Got a new desk top and went wireless (no hard wire) and now I can’t access my personal email accounts only the work account, why?

  4. Reply Lars November 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks, Very helpful

  5. Reply Pooja June 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I have been trying to add a second account but every time I try, it says “this could be a temporary problem or your phone might not be provisioned for data services, if the problem continues please call the customer care” . On calling the customer care they say it is not the problem of their network therefore they can’t help. Please do advice on what should be done.

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  8. Reply mohit August 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

    i have samsung GT i5801 with firmware 2.1 eclair. i can’t add my second gmail account. i tried to update my firmware to android froyo 2.2 but it is worst then eclair. very bad experience in internet browsing and you tube video.
    please help me what i can do?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      you can update the firmware with the ICS update

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  10. Reply Joy May 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I have an android phone with 2 gmail accounts set up and neither calender will sync. When I check the sync button they icon just spins for a min then seems to stick . The events I have entered on my pc do not show up on the phone and vice versa…I want to be able to have my google calender on my pc and phone match

  11. Reply saleem May 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I had an android phone and my gmail was set up with that. Now I purchased a new android phone (Galaxy Note)and from the beginning, it did not allow me to add the existing gmail account; it kept on telling username and password does not match while I could use the same username and password on my laptop to log in. So I created another gmail ID on the new phone to gain access to the market and download apps. Now if I try to add my old gmail credentials, still I get the wrong username and password error message on the new phone. Can anyone please help here?

  12. Reply santosh April 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    but my device always says username and password do not match

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      PLEASE CHECK WITH THE SAME

  13. Reply Louise April 9, 2012 at 2:33 am

    I have a Google account and it works fine on my PC. I know the password and I can login in.

    I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy SII and it won’t log into my Google account. It just tells me that the username or password is incorrect. What am I doing wrong?!?!?!?!?

  14. Reply Divya April 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    i am unable to add a 3rd gmail account to my android phone. it says user name and password do not match. however it works with the same user name and password on my laptop

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      what is the error message you are getting?

  15. Reply Billy April 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Hi, i have my galaxy s2 a week ago and i could not find Google in the option of Corporate, and no Google apps like Google Play, maps ..etc in my phone, i don’t what to do to add a Google account and to use the market or download any applications, can i get your help plz

  16. Reply danny March 13, 2012 at 4:42 am

    I have added a new gmail account to my samsung that shows up in “accounts and sync” but does not show up in my”email” menu screen that shows my other gmail account and my exchange server email. The gmail account that has been on my phone is my personal gmail- the new gmail I am trying to add is a businesses email account for a company that I am doing work for. It shows as “synced” also. Am I missing something?

    • Reply Mike May 4, 2012 at 4:30 am

      I have added a new gmail account to my samsung that shows up in “accounts and sync” but does not show up in my”email” menu screen that shows my other gmail account and my exchange server email. The gmail account that has been on my phone is my personal gmail- the new gmail I am trying to add is a businesses email account for a company that I am doing work for. It shows as “synced” also. Am I missing something?

      I am having the same problem. Does anyone have an answer?

  17. Reply danni February 22, 2012 at 8:03 am

    How do you get the 2nd icon to show for gmail and how do you know the difference between the two icons (accounts)

  18. Reply ram February 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I had an android phone and my gmail was set up with that. Now I purchased a new android phone (Galaxy Note)and from the beginning, it did not allow me to add the existing gmail account; it kept on telling username and password does not match while I could use the same username and password on my laptop to log in. So I created another gmail ID on the new phone to gain access to the market and download apps. Now if I try to add my old gmail credentials, still I get the wrong username and password error message on the new phone. Can anyone please help here? Thanks in advance.

  19. Reply Keith January 6, 2012 at 4:44 am

    If I add a 2nd or even 3rd gmail account to my Evo4g can I control which calendar it uses on my phone?

  20. Reply Renee December 15, 2011 at 3:37 am

    During purchase of my new Droid Bionic, the salesman tried to log in with my Gmail acct only to receive a message that my pw was incorrect. It was the correct pw but we created a new account so I could in on my phone. I came home and logged in to my Gmail using my old gmail login and pw and had no problems getting in. I have been unable to add this old gmail to my new phone. In addition, when I try adding my old login as a new account on my phone, I get error msg that the address is not available. The people at Verizon contacted their technicians who contacted Motorola who then suggested I contact Google. I can’t get in touch with Google. Help? I need this old address on my new phone.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      have you checked with your data services or tried with other gmail account?

  21. Reply Sumit Srivastava December 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I have been trying to add a second google account. But whenever I add an account it shows that can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server. What should I do now

    • Reply Yogesh Patel December 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Which phone you are using?

  22. Reply siva kumar September 14, 2011 at 11:11 am

    i am unable to set up an account with my andriod phone, as it is saying that my mobile is unable to connect to severs, how to resolve this problem

    • Reply Yogesh Patel September 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      Might be Google Servers were down at that time or connection as interrupted. Try once again it should work and its only the solution to the problem that you are facing.

  23. Reply Amy O. September 2, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I have been trying to add a third gmail account to my T-mobile G2, but it keeps telling me my username and password don’t match, however when I sign in on my computer, I use the same username and password and it works. Why won’t my third gmail account work??

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

      there shouldn’t be any issues, may be an issue with the firmware, which fw you are ON Currently?

      • Reply Amy O. September 2, 2011 at 4:43 am

        Android version 2.3.4

  24. Reply Tae Caro August 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    could you please let me know how to delete an account? I have set two google mails account and want to delete one but it said I have to go back and do factory setting which I don’t want to start things all over again.

    Thanks for any advice.

    • Reply Amit Bhawani August 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      You need to click on the Menu Button > Accounts & Sync > Under manage account select the account you would like to remove > tap on that account > tap on Remove Account. This would remove that specific Google account from your mobile.

  25. Reply shailu August 30, 2011 at 8:50 am

    earlier we read article about android security that it leaves username/password in a text file!!! so is that safe to use your confidential credentials on android?

    • Reply Yogesh Patel August 30, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Yes, its safe to use it until users are careless to leave their password open to all.

  26. Reply Madhu Sudhan August 30, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Fine. if we make hard reset and on.the phone which gmail should we put for authetication small doubt

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