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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Add Google Account in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Before you can install any third-party app from the Google Play Store or use other Google-related apps(e.g: Gmail, Youtube, Maps, etc.), you have to add a Google account to your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge first.


How to add a Google account to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?
You can create a new Google account or use an existing one. As the example, we'll try adding an existing Google account by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from a Google-related app.

Method #1: From the settings menu
You can add an existing Google account via the settings menu by using the following steps:
  1. While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down the screen to the Personal section and then tap Accounts.
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. Tap Google.
  5. Enter your existing Google email address and then tap Next button.
  6. Enter your Gmail password and then tap Next button.
  7. In the Term of Services and Privacy Policy screen, tap Accept button to continue.
  8. In the Google services screen, the backup feature is enabled by default. You need to scroll down the screen and then tap Next button to continue.
  9. In the Set up payment info screen, you can set up the desired payment method, but if you'd like to set it up later, you can select No thanks and then tap Continue button.
  10. Your existing Google account has been successfully added to your phone.

Method #2: From a Google-related app
As the example, we'll add an existing Google account via Gmail app by using the following steps:
  1. Open Gmail app. If you have not added a Google account yet, you'll see a Welcome to Gmail screen. Tap Skip button at the bottom left corner.
  2. Tap Add an email address.
  3. Select Google and then tap Next button.
  4. Enter your existing Google email address and then tap Next button.
  5. Enter your Gmail password and then tap Next button.
  6. In the Term of Services and Privacy Policy screen, tap Accept button to continue.
  7. In the Google services screen, the backup feature is enabled by default. You need to scroll down the screen and then tap Next button to continue.
  8. In the Set up payment info screen, you can set up the desired payment method, but if you'd like to set it up later, you can select No thanks and then tap Continue button.
  9. Your existing Google account has been successfully added to your phone.

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