Easily Create a Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Any Android device can be considered as incomplete without a Google account associated with it. A Google account setup on your device will allow you to perform backup procedures, sync data from your phone to the web and vice versa, and permits you to download application from the Play Store. During the initial booting of your device, you were asked to setup a Google account for your Galaxy S5. If you were not able to setup during the first startup, then you can associate your Android device with a Google account by reading through with the whole article.

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Setting up Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S5

To be able to use most of Google's services on your phone, you need to setup a Google account on your Samsung Galaxy S5. To sign in to Google with your Samsung Galaxy S5, follow the procedures below:

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    Get to your phone's Home screen.
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    • You can get to your Galaxy S5's Home screen by pressing on the Home button once or by tapping on the Back key for a few times.
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    From the Home screen, pull down the Status bar to view the Notification panel.
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    • To pull down the Status bar, do a swiping gesture from the Status bar (top-most portion of your screen) to the lower part of it.
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    From the Notification Panel, tap on the Settings icon located on the upper-right part of the phone's screen (second to the right-most icon).
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    You will now be taken to the Settings menu, scroll down until you will go to Users and Backup and tap on Accounts.
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    From the Accounts page, tap on Add account to add an account into your Samsung Galaxy S5.
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    You will be shown with a list of available supported accounts that you can associate your phone with, tap on Google to sign in with your Google account.
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    From the Add a Google Account page, tap on New to create a new Google account.
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    Enter your First name and Last name on the tabs provided.
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    After inputting your name, tap on the Next button to get to the next page.
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    After entering your username, tap on the Next button to proceed to the next page.
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    You will be notified if the username that you have chosen is unique, if it is already used, you can modify the username by adding more letters or digits to it.
    Once confirmed unique, tap on the Next button.
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    You will now be taken to the Password page.
    Type in a secured password and confirm it on the next tab by retyping the same password. You password can be a combination of alphanumeric and special characters. Take note that passwords are case-sensitive.
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    Once your password matches, you can now tap on the Next button to proceed to the next page.
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    Choose a security question from the list of pre-listed questions.
    Enter your secret answer. Make sure that only you know of the answer. Avoid obvious questions with obvious answers that your friends will be able to identify. Also, enter the recovery email address in case you need to recover your account information.
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    Once you have chosen your secret question and entered the secret answer, you can proceed to the next page by tapping on the Next button.
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    You will be asked to join Google+.
    If you want to join, tap on Join Google+ button. For now, tap on Not now.
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    You can enable optional options by tapping on the respective checkboxes.
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    • Put a check mark on the box for Keep me up to date with news and offers from Google Play to receive emails from Google Play to your chosen Google email address.
    • Put a check mark on the box for Turn on web history if you want to share browsing history with other devices on which your Google account is logged in to.
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    Verify captcha by typing in the authentication text on the given tab.
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    Once you have correctly verified the captcha, tap on the Next button to proceed.
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    You can tap on Set up credit card to set a credit card for your account.
    Setting up a credit card for your Google account allows you to do purchases within Google service using your credit card. You can also tap on Not now to proceed to the next page.
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    You can opt to keep your Galaxy Samsung S5 backed up with the Google account you have just created by tapping on the check box provided.
    Tap on the Next button to finish the account creation.
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    You have just learned how to easily create a Google account on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
    The account has been automatically setup and associated with your device.
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  • Google account creation requires an active internet connection. See to it that you have an existing data connection or a WiFi internet access available.

Questions and Answers

How to set up my credit/debit card with my phone?

How to set up my credit/debit card with my phone? I already declined this option initially

For the Samsung account:

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    navigate to www.samsung.com/apps on your computer;
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    log in with your Samsung ID;
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    click "My Account";
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    click "My Apps";
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    click "Change Credit Card";
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    enter your credit card data;
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    click "Confirm" at the bottom of the page.
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For the Google account:

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    tap on Play Store;
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    tap on the menu icon;
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    tap on "My account";
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    tap on "Add payment method";
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    add your credit card data.
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