1. Brai7's Avatar
    I have a Gmail account use for forums and other online stuff. Its not my primary email. Do you think it makes sense that I will create another Gmail account purely just for the KEYone?
    08-29-17 08:21 AM
  2. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    08-29-17 08:27 AM
  3. duncan86's Avatar
    I have multiple Gmails, but only one of which that I use on the Play Store to buy or download apps. On the KeyOne, I only use that Gmail as a phone Google account in order to tap into my prior app settings and download rights for purchased apps.

    So if you've been on Android for a while and have apps purchased, the only e-mail you really need to use is the account which purchased those apps, as everything else can be added to the Hub.

    If you're new to Android then it might be useful to you to have a segregated account whose only purpose is to store app settings and purchase rights to use, so you could try that.
    08-29-17 08:32 AM
  4. Brai7's Avatar
    I have multiple Gmails, but only one of which that I use on the Play Store to buy or download apps. On the KeyOne, I only use that Gmail as a phone Google account in order to tap into my prior app settings and download rights for purchased apps.

    So if you've been on Android for a while and have apps purchased, the only e-mail you really need to use is the account which purchased those apps, as everything else can be added to the Hub.

    If you're new to Android then it might be useful to you to have a segregated account whose only purpose is to store app settings and purchase rights to use, so you could try that.
    Thanks! I'm new to Android and have never bought apps before.
    08-29-17 08:45 AM
  5. javelin's Avatar
    I opened a special Gmail in honor of the move to android one year ago approximately. I think it was was a good move. I am happy.
    08-29-17 09:43 AM
  6. howarmat's Avatar
    I would use the gmail account you use currently if you have one. This will create the best way to tie everything you do and provide the best feedback with google
    08-29-17 09:52 AM
  7. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    I don't get it. What is so useful about having a separate account that it's worth the hassle?
    Won't you get confused about what is in each account?
    Also, there are features like 2 factor authentication which work best when the account is paired with a phone.
    08-29-17 09:54 AM
  8. duncan86's Avatar
    I would use the gmail account you use currently if you have one. This will create the best way to tie everything you do and provide the best feedback with google
    True, that's what I did as I had an established account, but if I had it to do over again I'd make a dedicated phone account for procuring apps and backing up settings and just using my personal email for email. As it stands my personal email is heavily secured so transferring it from device to device gets tiresome, while a dedicated phone account with relaxed security that just deals with apps and a minimum of confidential data would be much more agile.
    08-29-17 04:15 PM
  9. duncan86's Avatar
    I don't get it. What is so useful about having a separate account that it's worth the hassle?
    Won't you get confused about what is in each account?
    Also, there are features like 2 factor authentication which work best when the account is paired with a phone.
    It's separation by function: the personal email would purely be for communication while the phone email would be basically for storing app data and anchoring play store app purchases. The separation allows better compartmentalization of data and overall security.
    08-29-17 04:18 PM
  10. Ecm's Avatar
    I have a Gmail account use for forums and other online stuff. Its not my primary email. Do you think it makes sense that I will create another Gmail account purely just for the KEYone?
    There is another option... It's not widely known, but you can create a Google account without using a Gmail address. On the Google account creation page (https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?hl=en), just click on "I prefer to use my current email address" and follow the prompts. I used an Outlook.com account. Works just fine.

    Does is make sense to create a new Gmail just for the KEYone?-2017-08-29_li.jpg
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    08-29-17 11:58 PM
  11. joeldf's Avatar
    My Google account is my home ISP email address. I never have set up a Gmail account and never needed to. My account dates back to before when Google was trying to force people into a Gmail address. I also skipped that period when all android phones were forceing users to use a Gmail address as the account address - like when we set up my son's Galaxy S2 back in 2010. We tried using my wife's non-Gmail Google account, but it simply would not accept it. She ended up having to create a Gmail account.

    Thankfully, Google changed that requirement. Of course, they make it so you think you need a Gmail address to set up an account, and you have to go look hard to find that page linked above.
    08-30-17 01:02 AM
  12. Brai7's Avatar
    There is another option... It's not widely known, but you can create a Google account without using a Gmail address. On the Google account creation page (https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?hl=en), just click on "I prefer to use my current email address" and follow the prompts. I used an Outlook.com account. Works just fine.

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    WOW! Just so some of us never read everything lol
    08-30-17 03:20 PM
  13. tfitzpat03's Avatar
    I wouldn't. It will just cause you to get more emails than you need to. If you are okay with that, go right ahead. I'm good.
    08-30-17 03:22 PM
  14. Brai7's Avatar
    So I have decided to make a another account, anyways I would never need to use it except for logging in to Android.
    08-30-17 09:38 PM

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