Accounts

| Galaxy S8 User Manual |

 

 

Set up and manage accounts, including your Google Account, Samsung account, email, and social networking accounts.

 

Settings ► Accounts:

 

Add an Account

 

Backup and Reset

 

Google Settings

 

 

 

Add an Account

You can add and manage all your email, social networking, and picture and video sharing accounts.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Accounts > Add account.

 

3. Tap one of the account types

 

4. Follow the prompts to enter your credentials and set up the account.

 

 

Synchronize Accounts

You can synchronize your calendar, contacts, and other types of accounts.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Accounts > [Account type].

 

3. Tap an account to view the sync settings for that account.

 

4. Tap individual data items to sync.

 

5. Tap More options > Sync now to synchronize the account.

 

 

Account Settings

Each account has its own set of settings. In addition, you can configure common settings for all accounts of the same type.

 

Account settings and available features vary between account types and service providers. Contact your service provider for more information on your account's settings.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Accounts > [Account type].

 

3. Tap an account to configure that account's sync settings.

 

4. Tap other available options for the account type.

 

 

Remove an Account

You can remove accounts from your device.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Accounts > [Account type].

 

3. Tap the account and then tap  More options > Remove account.

 

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Backup and Reset

Back up your data to your Google accounts.

 

 

Google Account

Enable backup of your information to your Google account.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Backup and reset for options:

 

Back up my data: Enable back up of application data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers.

 

Backup account: Select a Google Account to be used as your backup account.

 

Automatic restore: Enable automatic restoration of settings from Google servers. When enabled, backed-up settings are restored when you reinstall an application.

 

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Google Settings

Configure your device's Google settings.

 

 

Customize Google

To customize your Google settings:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Google, and select an option to customize:

 

Location: Configure your Google location settings.

 

Security: Configure the Android Device Manager and apps security settings.

 

Ads: Configure your Google advertising profile.

 

App preview messages: Receive and reply to messages sent from messaging apps that are not installed on your device.

 

Nearby: Use your device’s sensors to connect with nearby devices.

 

Search & Now: Configure your Google search settings and Google Now™ settings.

 

Set up nearby device: Set up another device using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

 

 

Settings ►  ConnectionsSounds and VibrationNotificationsDisplayWallpapers and ThemesDevice MaintenanceLock Screen and Security • Accounts • AccessibilityOther Settings

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