Adding your Gmail accounts to Samsung smartphones is very easy. You do not need to know any technical parameters, such as the Gmail POP, IMAP or SMTP settings. As long as you can remember your Google email address and the password, you should be able to set up Gmail on Samsung mobile phones in minutes. The Samsung Galaxy series, like Galaxy S3, S4, S5 and its Galaxy Notes and tablets, made the Gmail configuration with ease.
How to Set up Gmail on Samsung?
There are different ways you can add a Gmail account to Samsung phones and tablets. In this article, we will only show you the easiest method to create your Gmail account on Samsung. Ready to get started now?
Step 1. Open Accounts & Sync in Settings
Samsung smartphones provide you the Accounts & Sync function in Settings to manage various accounts and sync settings. Tap to launch the Settings app on Samsung. Scroll down to the Personal section where you can find the Accounts & Sync beneath.
Step 2. Add new account to Samsung
The Accounts & Sync screen will list all your existing accounts that you have configured before. To add new account to Samsung, tap on the Add account button to begin the new account setup.
You will then be redirected to another screen with all available account types listed. Here you can find account types such as Samsung account, Email account, LDAP account and more. See a screenshot like this:
To add Gmail to your Samsung mobile, choose Email from above account types list.
Step 3. Input Google Email address and password
Now you will be taken to a Set up email screen where you need to manually type in your Gmail username and its password. Make sure to input your full email address. Other than that, there will be two options below. One option is Show password, it can help you confirm the email password is correctly typed in. The other option is to set your Gmail account as the default email account on your phone or tablet.
At the bottom of this Gmail setup windows, there are two buttons you can switch between manual setup and automatic setup. We recommend you to follow the automatic email setup procedure which can automatically choose or input many email information during the configuration. It requires the minimal manipulations, ideal for beginners without special requirements. By default Samsung will set up your Gmail as IMAP email which can keep your emails synced among different devices very well. So you can check your emails in sync from computers and mobile devices.
Step 4. Optionally change Gmail settings
Now you will get a long list of all available items you can customize, such as sync options, email attachment settings, download settings, email check frequency and many more. Normally you do not need to change anything as your Samsung phone or tablet may already have optimized the presets for your Gmail account.
Step 5. Name your Gmail account on Samsung
This is the last step to add Gmail account to Samsung. Your mobile phone will automatically pick up a name for your Gmail account on the device. You can simply click the Done button to finalize the Gmail configuration on your Samsung mobile or tablet. However sometimes you may find this option is really necessary. For example, if you have multiple email accounts, especially when you have more than two Gmail accounts on the same phone, to give each of them a descriptive name can help you switch among the different email accounts easily.
Now you have completed all the steps to set up your Gmail on Samsung. You can open the Mail app on Samsung to send and receive email using your Gmail account. Email is very useful tool to help you exchange messages, send photos, share contacts on mobile phones and there are just many more things can be easily achieve through emails. For example, you can exchange your contacts between Android phones and iPhone through email if you have your email enabled on iPhone as well. You can refer to this guide to set up emails on iPhone.
Samsung phones and tablets are smart enough to help you automatically setup many other email services on the device with minimal manipulations. You can refer to this tutorial to set up Hotmail on Samsung, for more general email accounts and types, you can refer to this guide: how to add email account to Samsung phones and tablets.