Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Activate an Existing Google Account

The large screen owned by Samsung Galaxy SIII will give you a different experience when you are watching movie, playing games or watch videos stored on your phone or streaming from online media such as Youtube.

See also: How to Use Youtube on Samsung Galaxy S3

To be able to use YouTube or other Google services with a maximum in your phone, then you need to sign in using a Google account. First of all you need to activate your Google account on your phone.

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How to activate an existing Google account?
To be able to use Google services on your phone, such as Gmail, YouTube, Play Store, etc., you must first activate your Google account on your phone. As written on, to do so kindly following the steps below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Tap Accounts and sync.
  4. Tap Add account.
  5. Tap Google.
  6. To start activation tap Existing.
  7. Tap Email and type your Gmail email address.
  8. Tap Password and type your Gmail password.
  9. Tap Sign in button.
  10. To select the settings for a Google account on your phone follow the instructions displayed on your phone screen.
  11. To select backup settings for your Google account follow the instructions displayed on your phone screen.
  12. Tap the Next button.
  13. Finish. Now your Google account has been successfully activated on your phone.

By activating Google account on your phone, now you can enjoy Google services are available through your phone. So try this useful tips then share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. I dont have a Google option under "Add Accounts" or "Accounts", just other apps like Facebook and Whatsapp

    1. Hi Aashir Siddique,
      Thanks for coming.
      First, may I know your phone's model number and Android version?
      If you have activated several accounts in your Samsung Galaxy phone, make sure to scroll down the screen when you're in "Add accounts" menu to find a Google option.
      Alternatively, you can activate a Google account via Google apps, e.g: Gmail, Youtube, Play Store, etc. You just need to open the app, if you have not activated a Google account, you'll be asked to do so.


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