How To Change Default Gmail Account On PC, Android, And iPhone

How To Change Default Gmail Account

Your Gmail account carries more information than your head nowadays. Everything you do on your phone is synchronized with Gmail. Well, if you are new to the concept of the Default Gmail account then, here is an article that will tell you how to set and change default Gmail accounts.

It doesn’t matter if you are an Android user or an iOS user. You must be aware of the fact that Google takes care of the user experience a lot. How does Google know your likes and dislikes? Well, it is through the Gmail account you have logged in to. So, you should set a Gmail account as your default account for a better experience. Here is the guide on how to set and change your Default Gmail Account.

This guide on “How To Change Default Gmail Account” has three sections. I have mentioned them below

  • How To Change Default Gmail Account On Windows Or Mac PC
  • How To Change Default Gmail Account On iPhone
  • How To Change Default Gmail Account On Android

Further in the article, you will read the steps to follow involved in the categories mentioned above. 

Also, Read How To Logout Of One Gmail Account

How To Change Default Gmail Account

Without wasting much of your time let’s jump to the guide “How To Change Default Gmail Account” and look at the steps involved in the procedure

Note – It is always recommendable to change your default Gmail Account via the google chrome browser.

How To Change Default Gmail Account On Windows Or Mac PC

How To Change Default Gmail Account On Windows Or Mac PC
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The steps to change the default Gmail Account on The Windows or Mac PC are the same because you have to change it via browser and the interface of the browser Gmail is the same for the Windows desktop as well as the Mac PC. Follow the steps given below for the purpose.

  1. Open the browser of your choice on your Windows or Mac PC.
  2. Now, go to the website Google.com. Look at the top right corner of the screen and you will find your Gmail avatar. Click on it.
  3. Now, from the drop-down menu that appears, select “Sign Out Of ALL Accounts”.
  4. After the signing out process is up. Your avatar will disappear from the top right corner.
  5. Instead of the profile icon, you will now find the option “Sign In”. Click on it.
  6. There are possibilities that you will see a box carrying all the sign-out account names. If you find the account you wish to set as default in the box. Click on it and enter the password and if you do not find it there then click the option “Add Account”.
  7. If you do not see the box, you will be directed to the credential login page. Enter the login credentials of the default account. And hit the login button.
  8. Now the account you logged in, in the above step is your default account on windows or Mac book.

It doesn’t matter how many accounts you add after that. Your first logged-in account will always be your default account.

How To Change Default Gmail Account On iPhone

How To Change Default Gmail Account On iPhone
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Now to change the default Gmail account on iPhone, it is recommended that you do it on the google chrome browser. Changing the default Gmail account from the Gmail app is a difficult task to do. So, follow the simple steps given below to change the default Gmail account on iPhone.

  1. Go to the google chrome browser on your iOS device.
  2. Now, go to the Gmail website. A new page will appear in front of you in the browser.
  3. Look at the top left corner of the screen. You will find three horizontal lines on the menu. Hit on it.
  4. On the next page, you will find a drop-down button on the top center of the screen. The drop-down will carry the names of all the Gmail accounts on the iPhone device. Click on the Gmail account.
  5. On the next page, you will find the option “Manage Your Google Account”.
  6. Now, remove all the Gmail accounts on the device.
  7. Once, you are done with the logging out section.
  8. Again go to the Gmail app or the home page of the mail.gmail.com on the browser.
  9. Now enter the username of the account you wish to set as default.
  10. Click on next.
  11. On the next screen enter the password and hit the login button. 
  12. You have set your Default Gmail Account on your iPhone.

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How To Change Default Gmail Account On Android

How To Change Default Gmail Account On Android
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The steps to change the default Gmail Account on Android are the same as they were to change for the iPhone. 

  1. Go to any browser on your Android device.
  2. Now, go to the website mail.gmail.com. A new page will appear in front of you in the browser.
  3. Look at the top left corner of the screen. You will find a three horizontal line menu called the hamburger menu. Hit on it.
  4. On the next page, you will find a drop-down button on the top center of the screen. The drop-down will carry the names of all the Gmail accounts on the iPhone device. Click on the Gmail account.
  5. On the next page, you will find the option “Manage Your Google Account”.
  6. Now, remove all the Gmail accounts on the device.
  7. Once, you are done with the logging out section.
  8. Again go to the Gmail app or the home page of the mail.gmail.com on the browser.
  9. Now enter the username of the account you wish to set as default.
  10. Click on next.
  11. On the next screen enter the password and hit the login button. 
  12. You have set your Default Gmail Account on your Android Phone.

Conclusion

We hope this guide on “How To Change Default Gmail Account” was helpful to you. To conclude we just want to say that using different accounts on different phones is a good practice. Remember as you have to remove the previous accounts for changing the default Gmail account so, there are chances that you lose data like contacts and photos if you have synchronized them. But, you will get them back as soon as you login back into your email.

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