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Activating a Google account on my mobile phone

If you want to use Google services on your mobile phone (such as Gmail, Google Play and Picasa), you need to activate a Google account on your mobile phone. It's easy, but you need to set up your mobile phone for internet before you can use this function.

Step 1 of 12

Find "Google"

Tap the menu icon.

Step 2 of 12

Find "Google"

Tap Settings.

Step 3 of 12

Find "Google"

Tap Accounts & sync.

Step 4 of 12

Find "Google"

Tap Add.

Step 5 of 12

Find "Google"

Tap Google.

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Start activation

To create a new account: tap New. Follow the instructions on the display to create a new account.

Tap Existing.

Step 7 of 12

Activate Google account

Key in the email address for your Google account.

Tap Password and key in the password for your Google account.

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Activate Google account

Tap Sign in.

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Select backup settings

Tap the box next to Keep this phone backed up with my Google Account to turn backup on or off.

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Select backup settings

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), backup is turned on.

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Select backup settings

Tap Next.

Step 12 of 12


Tap the Home key to return to standby mode.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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