Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8.0) - Create a New Google™ Account

Note If you already have an account, refer to Add an Existing Google Account.

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Accounts and backup Accounts.
  3. Tap Add account.
  4. Tap Google.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN, password, or pattern.
  5. Tap Create account.
  6. Enter the appropriate name into the 'First' and 'Last' fields then tap Next (lower-right).
  7. Fill in the fields on the 'Basic information' screen then tap Next.
  8. Select your Gmail™ address from the recommended options or Create a different Gmail address.
    Note Selected when a blue bot is present. 
    Note If creating a different Gmail address, enter the preferred username then tap Next.
  9. Enter a password into the following fields then tap Next.
    Note The password must be at least 8 characters.
    • Password
    • Confirm password
  10. From the 'Recovery phone' screen, ensure the correct phone number is listed, tap Next then tap Yes, I'm in.
    Note A verification message is sent to the device. If you entered the tablet's own phone number, the verification code is filled in automatically.
    Note If you don't wish to include a recovery phone number, tap Skip.
  11. To continue, review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy then tap I agree (lower-right).
    Note To review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, tap the appropriate link and language then tap Close when finished.
  12. From the 'Your Google Account' screen, tap Next.
    Note The tablet returns to the Accounts screen.