How to sign up for Play Store: creating a new account for your phone

Sometimes I remember my first experience with an Android smartphone. After the Nokia push-button, it was unfamiliar to drive on the screen. But on the first day of use a reasonable question arose: how can I play with it, download messengers or work applications? By that time I didn’t have a Google account, so the registration process took some time. Now I want to share my own experience and show you how to register in the Play Market app store.

Signing up for Play Market from your phone

Someone will say that this topic even sounds ridiculous for devoting a whole post to it, and even such a big one. But do not rush to throw angry phrases and emoticons. As practice shows, there are still many people in the world who are alien to modern cell phones with a touch screen, a smart assistant and a unified app store. This detailed instruction is just for them.

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The registration algorithm itself consists of entering identification data, choosing a login, setting up security, and connecting the means of payment, if necessary. But first things first.

Entering the name and surname.

So, the very first step is to run the registration form. To do this:

  • Find any of the Google apps on the home screen (usually they are in the directory with the same name). Yes, by the way, all Google apps in your device are linked to the same account, and therefore you can create an account in any of them.

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  • When you start, the app will ask: “Sign in” or “Sign up” (newer versions will only have a green “Sign in” button first, click on it, and then “Create an account for yourself”). Choose the second option.

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  • Enter your first and last name.

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You don’t have to enter your real information, but be aware – it will appear in your mail, Play Market, and YouTube. In each service, you’ll have to change your name in different ways. Yes, and entering the wrong data can interfere with the binding of the card (depending on the country).

By the way, you can’t just poke the letters either. The built-in algorithm recognizes this. The next step is to specify the age. Here it is worth to specify it correctly. On this depends on what content will be available to you.

Creating a unique username

In the next tab, you will be expecting two automatically generated Gmail addresses. You can choose one of them or make up your own. Keep in mind that it’s almost impossible to change your Gmail, and you’ll have to enter it on every new device to log in. E-mail should only contain letters in the Latin alphabet, numbers, and special characters. No Cyrillic characters, no hieroglyphs. This address will also be displayed to recipients of emails from you. It is recommended to make it recognizable and not long.

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Creating a password

The most important part is security. The system will only let you go to the next step if you have a strong password, which must follow these rules:

  • At least 8 characters. More is better.
  • At least one number.
  • At least one uppercase letter and one regular letter.
  • Using special characters is encouraged.
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Also recommend from ourselves:

  • Do not use words or names. CrazyBoy is an easily crackable password, and Fr_Fvcv124) is not.
  • Don’t write your password in text files or on a piece of paper.
  • Do not use the same password for different services.

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The last point is especially important, but not many people follow it. For example, you registered at A.com and B.com. You used the same secure password. But it turned out that B.com doesn’t encrypt passwords, so your two accounts were compromised. Frustrating, but instructive. Identical passwords should only be used for services of little importance to you.

Setting a password recovery

If you lose your password, you can restore it by giving a backup email address or phone number. You need to specify your number, because a confirmation code will be sent to it. It is not necessary to specify a backup e-mail, especially if you don’t have one. We recommend making sure that you indicate the number you know now and in the nearest future.

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Linking a bank card

Most of the applications in Play Market, of course, are free to download, but have built-in donation (buying game resources for real money). Some applications cannot even be downloaded without paying. They are called premium. Therefore, at the stage of registration is recommended to prepare a card (but it can be added later).

You will need to enter the card number, expiration date, owner’s name and CVV-code. By the way, it is twice as good, if you register via a secure home network. This way, the chance of data interception will be minimized.

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Adding an account to your device

Once you sign up, you will automatically be logged in to all Google services on this device. However, if you also have a tablet or other phone, you will have to add a new account there. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Google app.
  • Click on the gear in the top right corner.

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  • Click on the arrow next to your current account.

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  • Select “Add another account.”
  • Enter your username and password.

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Done. If dual authentication is enabled in the account, a confirmation code will also be sent to the number you specify during the registration process.

How to register via computer

The algorithm of actions with your computer is about the same. Instead of opening the Play Market application, you need to go to the link play.google.com and make a registration.

“Why is this necessary,” the reader will ask. Using the web interface of Play Market, the user can remotely install the application for the Android phone, where this account is authorized. If you’ve used Gmail on your computer before, you’re probably already registered and all you have to do is sign in.

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