1. tardus's Avatar
    I need to change my Gmail account that's tied to my Android phone (LG G4). This includes Play apps that I've purchased. In other words, I don't want to purchase apps all over again. On Drive I have the 100GB bonus space but can give that up. I don't use Google+ or care about other Google social networking stuff. I understand that I can import contacts and mail from the old Gmail to new Gmail account.

    -Is this possible without losing paid apps from Play?
    -Will I need to do a factory reset?
    -Any other things to be aware of?

    My new account will only be for Google services and storing contacts, also Google voice.
    Once I get it working I'll then delete the original primary account.

    Thanks!

    Edit: I've read conflicting things and it looks like what I want to do isn't possible:
    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32046?hl=en
    12-04-2015 10:21 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, that's not possible. Can you keep the old Google account on the phone and just turn off syncing of all of its other components, like Gmail, Calendar, etc., in the Settings>Accounts​ menu?
    12-04-2015 11:06 AM
  3. tardus's Avatar
    Sorry, that's not possible. Can you keep the old Google account on the phone and just turn off syncing of all of its other components, like Gmail, Calendar, etc., in the Settings>Accounts​ menu?
    Thanks for confirming! I guess the only alternative is to start from scratch. iphone might make sense but that's a whole other set of issues to deal with.
    12-04-2015 11:57 AM

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