But I obviously have not tried it yet. You will be unable to access Google Play, Google Music, YouTube, and other services on your phone with this account. Use Astro to back up all your apps, or use Atrackdog to back a list of all your apps. You will then have multiple email addresses alias that you can then use to sign into your Microsoft account. If this does not work on your phone, go ahead and perform the hard reset.
If this option does not work, you must perform a hard reset to change your primary email account on your Android phone. Everyone has a problem in changing their default gmail id on android mobile. See if that helps ya out. Before you switch accounts, you have to add the account you want to switch on to. Also Read: Not all Android device users might feel the necessity to change their primary Google account, but some might experience a need to switch the primary Google account to make their work email the primary one or any other reason. That should allow you to attach the phone to a new gmail account.
While setting up my phone I somehow connected it to this Gmail address, which I hate. Click on this, and it will pop open a menu where you can then select your preferred account. The settings work all work and the account is set up, but it won't pull down any e-mail messages. I also did a Nandroid backup. This includes all text messages, images, videos and applications you have installed. Filed Under: Reader Interactions i backed up everything on my note 8.
What I want to do is get everything transferred over to a newer, more palatable address. I saw another method of changing the primary email but it involves a so-called ,,google apps'' app found in manage applications and selecting ,,clear data'' but so far i couldn't find it and i believe this issue is general to all gingerbread phones Quote: Originally Posted by jokertt that seems the best and fastest way but it wipes all your data. Doing this will wipe all data and settings from the device. Is there no way other than a factory reset? Once you have entered the new information, your phone will now use this as the primary email account. Step 2: Open left drawer menu and go to settings. It took my phone a few minutes to sync the new account but all is running well now! And, we have to re-install the applications that we need to use. If you need to , do read the tutorial posted with the link.
Verify with Verizon but I'm thinking you need to do a factory reset, then log on with the gmail account you want to be the primary one. But what if you want to change the account? Hello Everybody, Just joined this forum. You can also change settings for forwarded mail too there. Adding an alias My Microsoft account was created a long time ago when I needed one to play on Xbox Live. If I go into my gmail account and hit menu.
You can check by clicking the Google tab. If it will not let you change the primary account then do a factory data reset. I believe I had a similar problem. Download from android market and install the app in your android mobile. Unfortunately, if you really need to change the main Google account, this is the only option unless you gain root access.
Usually, switching the primary account might result in some issues in the device's functionality. This Gmail id is used as identity in all the services used by them. So this is all working off your phone, correct? This will keep all of your data, less Google information, and allow you to change your primary email address. You could remove all your accounts and then start fresh. Instead of adding your old email address, why not leave things the way they are and simply add the new address to the other email app, thereby leaving your paid apps and such intact. Fast forward to getting a DroidX smartphone.
For a long time I simply signed in with my hotmail account. However, sometimes we may forget which account we used to install an application from Google Play Store. Hence, I would like to know if there is a way to change the primary gmail account info in my phone without doing a factory reset. Before you perform this operation, take note that this will completely wipe all data from your phone and reset it to factory default settings. If we choose to remove other Google accounts from our systems and leave only one Google account, if there are applications installed from Google Play Store by using the Google account that we want to remove from our systems, then we will not be able to remove the account from the system unless we remove those applications.