GMAIL & GOOGLE ACCOUNT
Do you need help setting up a Gmail and Google account? Do you wonder what they are and why does everyone tell you that you need one to operate your SmartPhone? We are here to help you understand what a Gmail and Google account are and how to set them up in easy steps through our “How To Conquer Your SmartPhone 101” series. In episode 4 we take you through the process in our video and on our website TheHardHatBelles.com. So whether you are a hands on learner or visual learner we’ve got you covered. Let’s get started!
And welcome back to another episode in the series “How To Conquer Your SmartPhone 101.” In this episode we will be teaching you how to set up a Google and Gmail account. Grab that cup of stuff, a seat and your SmartPhone and let’s get started.
Gmail is a free email service provided through Google. When you sign up for a gmail account you are automatically signed up with Google.
Although you do not have to have a Gmail or Google account to operate your SmartPhone, you will need it to help make updating your phone easier.
For more information on why you should get a Gmail account check out the 10TopTenReviews website here.
For beginners the Google account is mainly used to access the Google Play Store. You can download onto your phone a variety of programs/apps (short for applications) that can make your life easier or for entertainment. In other words, you can download a Day Planner app like Cozi or a game like Spider Solitaire or a program like Ccleaner. The Play Store application (future CSP episode) is located in your Application Menu that we discussed in CSP 3: Home Screen, Icons, & Buttons.
According to Google Support a Google profile is only necessary if you want to share publicly or use Google+. A profile helps you communicate with the people you know from a variety of Google products — for example, sharing driving directions from Google Maps or sharing a video from YouTube. Your Google profile lets you control the details you share about yourself, not only on Google+ but through services like Gmail and Web Search.
What If You Change Your Mind
Google Support states that you do have the option to delete your Google profile at any time. After you’ve created your account, you can remove your Google profile and associated Google+ features through My Account. You can also download your data, including your profile, photos, and contacts, to your computer if you want a copy of it.
STEP-BY-STEP DIRECTIONS FOR CREATING A GMAIL & GOOGLE ACCOUNT
Once you have completed the Create A Gmail-Google Account tutorial you will be ready to tackle the next video episode 5- Make and Receive Phone Calls – where we will explain how to make and receive phone calls with your SmartPhone (we even included a “how to” reject phone calls from those you don’t want to answer). Please join us for the next video and blog. Remember to subscribe below to be notified when the next episode and video in the series is released.
If you have any questions on how to operate your SmartPhone, please leave it in the comments below and we will do our best to give you an answer or to direct you to an answer source.
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May Your Day Be Spent
INSPIRING HOPELove & Hugs,
Denine & Wiebke