Whether you have both a personal and professional email account or a number of family members that all use the same device with their own accounts, switching between multiple log-ins can often be an annoying process, especially if you’re the primary user.
Thankfully, the solution to this issue is an incredibly easy one – simply set the most-used Google account as the default, which you will prioritize over other signed-in accounts. Here’s how you can do that in any web browser, on any device:
Changing the default Google Account
Google uses the first account that’s signed in as the default, meaning that changing your primary account is as simple as logging out and logging back in. Just follow the steps below:
- Open a web browser of your choice, and go to mail.google.com or any other Google sign-in page.
- Next, log out of all current Google accounts. You can do this by pressing the profile picture in the upper-right corner, and then clicking Sign Out from the drop-down menu.
- Now, simply log back into your account, and it will be set as the default.
Note: By tapping your profile picture, you can also click on + Add to sign into new accounts, and then easily switch between them. In case you add more Google accounts, the first one you signed in with will say “default” in parenthesis next to the Gmail address.
While changing your default Google account using this method can work on any type of device, it’s worth noting that it will only be changed on the device in question. In order to change the default account on all your devices, you will have to repeat the process.