How to Create a Google account (Quick Steps)

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Google Account is one best feature offered by Google that helps you to operate several Google services like Gmail, Google sheets, Google docs, etc with the help of a single account. The following steps will guide you how to create a Google Account.

Steps to Create a Google account:

A. Creating a Google Account through your smartphone/tablet

  1. Go to the settings option in your phone or tablet

The first step involved in creating a Google Account is to open the settings option in your smartphone or tablet. You then have to click on the ‘Accounts’ and then tap ‘add account’ option given there.

  1. Tap on Google and start creating an account

After you click on the ‘add account option’, tap on Google and then select ‘create a new account option’. Once you have done this, now you will be asked to fill in your personal details.

  1. Fill in your personal details like name, gender, birth date

Type the ‘name’ that you want to be associated with the account. It is always preferable to use your real name in this case. After you enter your name, click on Next.

You now need to enter your ‘birth date’ that has to be associated with the account. It should be noted that Google requires all its users to be at least 13 years of age, but if in case you need to access the Google Wallet you must be 18 years of age. Now tap Next.

You also need to fill in your ‘gender’ from the list of options given. You can also ‘decline to state’ your gender and can also select the ‘custom’ option if your gender is not listed. Now you can tap Next.

  1. Create your unique username and a strong password

After you fill in your details you now need to create a unique username. This username will be your Gmail address as well your account address to log in to your account. If your desired username is not taken, you can select one from the list of suggestions given.

Now you can create a strong password that has to be at least 8 characters strong. Google does not ask you to include a numeric value or a special character, so can do away with them. You will be asked to re-confirm your password once again and will be told how strong or weak your password is.

  1. Add your contact number that will be used to verify your account

Once your username and password have been set, Google will ask you to enter the contact number that will be used to verify your identity, help you log in to your account and also connect with people who have your number.

You may choose to skip the step if you do not want to add your number.

  1. Your account is now ready to use

After filling in all the details, you have to go through the privacy agreement put forward by Google and then click ‘I agree’. Your account is now ready to be used.

B. Creating your account through your laptop/desktop

  1. Go to google.com and start creating your account

Go to accounts.google.com and then click on ‘create a new account’ option. Now enter your first and last name under the mentioned box.

  1. Create a unique username and a strong password

The next step in how to create a Google account is to create a unique username which will be your Gmail address as well your account address to log in to your account.

After entering your username, you need to set up a strong password of minimum 8 characters using a blend of alphabets, numeric values, and special characters. Then re-confirm the password that is to be used for the Google account.

  1. Enter other details such as phone number, birth date, gender

Google will ask you to enter your contact number to which a code would be sent via text message for security reasons. After you enter the code you can proceed further.

You will now be asked to enter an alternate email that will act as your recovery email address in case your account faces any issues.

Enter other necessary details such as your birth date and your gender in the specific boxes.

  1. Your account is now ready to use

After filling in all the details, you have to go through the privacy agreement put forward by Google and then click ‘I agree’. Your account is now ready to be used.

You can now use either of the methods to create and use your Google Account according to what suits you the best!