How to switch primary Google account on Android

Android will ask you to sign in or create a new Google account when you turn on your Android device for the first time. You can skip it of course, but doing so will prevent you to use your device to its full potential. You need to sign in to your Google account with your device to access the Play Store, sync your contacts and settings, and so on. Some time you may need separate work and personal accounts. This guide will help you easily switch between these accounts. Here’s how to switch primary Google account on Android.setup google account - switch primary Google account

You may need to check your work emails and calendar that requires you to sign in to your work Google account. Doing this is usually simple; you create an additional Google account on your Android device and choose what you want to synchronize and you’re done. However, sometimes doing so may invite complications. People have reported that they are experiencing unintended switch of their primary account, making their work account the device’s main account. As the result, their work and personal account gets mixed up. The primary account is used my Google Now and Google Search, and you may have some privacy issue if all the searches go through your work account. Moreover, switching accounts may result in Google Now not working properly and presenting you with the error “ Google Now is turned off for your domain”. Here’s how to switch primary Google account on your Android device.

How to switch primary Google account on your Android device

Switching back to your primary Google account is fairly easy. Just follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open Google Settings. you can do this either form the device’s settings or by opening the Google settings app from your app drawer.

Step 2: Go to Search & Now. Tap on Accounts & Security.

Step 4: Now, Select ‘Google Account’ located on the top and choose the one that you want to make the primary account for Google Now and Google Search.

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