How to Change Default Google Account — A Step-by-Step Guide

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How do you switch or change the default google account? When signed into multiple Google accounts, you’ll have noticed that one of these is marked as a Default Google account. But what if you no longer wish that particular account to be the default one?

What is a default Google account?

The default account is the first Google account you signed into on that browser. The default account confines what account you’re automatically signed into when you visit a Google-owned service, such as Google Drive or YouTube. So if you’re continuously being signed into the wrong account, it’s time to switch to default accounts.

How to Change Default Google account on Windows, Mac, or Chromebook

Go to any Google-owned website, like Gmail, and tap on your profile photo in the top right-hand corner. You’ll see the Google accounts you recently logged in to, including the default one.

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  • At the bottom of that box is a Sign out of all accounts button. Tap that to sign out of all your accounts.
  • Now sign in to that account you wish to make the default. Once you’re signed in, it should show as default in your account list.
  • You can also sign in to your other accounts as your wish.

See Also: How to find archived emails in Gmail

How to Change Default Google account on your Android phone

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Switching to the default account on your phone is even more simple. All you’ve to do is go into your phone settings and remove all of the logged-in Google accounts except the one you wish to make default. When the other accounts are removed, the remaining ones are “promoted” to default.

See also: How to fix the Google Play waiting for download


How many Google accounts can I have?

There is no limit to the number of Google accounts you can sign up for. But you can only have one default account.

When I switch default Google accounts, does it change my settings, bookmarks, and browsing history?

All settings, like your bookmarks and browsing history, are only for that Google account. So, if you change your default Google account, your settings will be stored in the former default account, and you’ll have new settings in the new default account.

If I change my default Google account on one device, will it change it on another?

No, any changes are only device-specific. So you need to change it on each device.

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Robert Hinzman

Robert is a Writer for 4lolipop. He joined 4lolipop in September 2021 and has deep-seated passions for gaming, music, ice hockey, and, of course, mobile technology. He started creating content in 2010 and has been writing in a professional capacity since 2014.

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