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How To Change Default Google Account: Step-By-Step

by Reuben Pearson
How to change default Google account

Do you often find yourself switching between two or more Google accounts? Happen to send a professional email from your personal account with the name your grandma used to call you? Or tried to log into your Google Docs only to realize that you are attempting the wrong Google account? 

Setting up a default account will help you avoid this confusion and will definitely save you some trouble. Keep reading if you want to learn how to change default Google account.

First things first, apps like Google Calendar, Google Drive, and other Google products, all use the default Google account for logging in. So if you want to tie these apps to a certain email address you use, you need to make that your default Google account. 

Here is a set of guidelines you need to follow to learn how to change the default Google account. 

🔻 1. Go to google.com and click on the profile icon in the top right corner of your browser. If you are signed in to multiple Google accounts, it will show you a list of your accounts in the drop-down menu. 

to change the default account click on the profile icon

🔻 2. Log out of all your Google accounts. For your convenience, there is a ‘Sign out of all accounts’ button at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

The next step to change default google account is signing out from all accounts

🔻 3. Then, once you are logged out of all your accounts, you need to log into the account that you want to set as the default. The very first Google account that you log into is automatically set as the default.

Now sign into chosen account

🔻 4. After you’ve signed into the account you want to make your default, you can go ahead and sign into all other accounts that you use. This will not change your default Google account. 

Keep in mind that if you use double security for your privacy, you will be asked to confirm your login using another device like your phone. So, keep it close when you proceed with this process. 

Want to check for sure that your default account has been set? Try switching to another account, then open the drop-down menu in the top right corner again and you will see the word ‘Default’ next to that account. 

For your convenience, it is better to set up different profile pictures for different Google accounts so that you don’t confuse them. 

Worthy of noting that this is not only for you to learn how to change default Google account, but also how to set default Google account. Google does not automatically set your default even if you regularly use your various accounts. Default Google account can only be set manually using the steps we just described above.

That’s it! You have now set your default Google account and are ready to get back to your busy schedule. 

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