Creating a Google Account

In case you donít have a Google Account created, you can use your Galaxy S4 Active to start one right away:

  1. Go to the Home screen and press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings -> tap Accounts -> tap Add account -> tap Google -> tap New.
  3. In the Your name field, enter your first and last name -> tap Next.
  4. Enter a Google username and tap Next.
  5. The Galaxy S4 Active will now verify with Google if that username is available to use. If not available, you will be asked to change it, if available, tap Create password -> enter the desired password and tap Next.
  6. Select the desired recovery information and enter the desired answers -> then tap Next.
  7. You will now be asked to join Google +.
  8. To join this social network, tap Join Google +. Otherwise, tap Not now.
  9. Now make the desired account settings. To keep the browsing history and share it with other devices, tap Turn on web history.
  10. To receive marketing emails from Google Play, tap Keep me up to date with news and offers from Google Play.
  11. When ready, tap Next.
  12. Enter the captcha and tap Next.
  13. You can select to Set up a credit card if you would like to add a payment card to the account (you can use it to purchase apps and games from the Google Play Store).
  14. To set it up another time, tap Not now.
  15. To keep your smartphoneís settings, limited data and apps backed up to Google, tap Keep this phone backed up with my Google Account.
  16. Select the desired Google & location settings and tap Next.
  17. You Google Account has now been created.

Signing in to Your Google Account

  1. Go to the Home screen and press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings -> tap Accounts -> tap Add account -> tap Google -> tap Existing.
  3. In the Email and Password fields, enter the necessary information and tap Next.
  4. Read the terms of service and privacy policy and tap OK if you agree.
  5. In case you donít want to receive news or offers from Google, uncheck Keep me up to date with news and offers from Google Play.
  6. In case you havenít already joined Google +, you will be asked to do so.
  7. To join G+, tap Join Google+ and follow the onscreen prompts, otherwise tap Not now.
  8. Tap Set up credit card in case you want to add one right away or tap Not now if you donít want to store any payment information.
  9. Check or uncheck any syncing options and tap Next to continue.
  10. To save your Galaxy S4 Active information to Google, tap Backup and Restore and tap Next.
  11. Your Google Account is now set up.

Editing Your Google Account Syncing Settings

  1. To change the information synced by the Google Account, go to the Home screen.
  2. Press the Menu key and tap Settings -> tap Accounts -> tap Google.
  3. Select the desired Google Account name and check the desired syncing options.
  4. You can choose to Synch App data, Calendar, Contacts, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Play Books, Google Play Magazines, etc.
  5. When done, tap Sync now.

Tip: You can also remove a Google Account from this screen if you touch Remove account.


See More: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: Create, Set Up, Edit and Sync a Google Account