1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    The phone I recently set up and accidentally applied the wrong account to is based on the OnePlus Six. On the phone's initial set up, I entered the wrong email address and password which is for another throw-away email address I use for websites that I suspect will inundate me with spam emails and such. Because this account is linked with my phone and not my primary email address, it is causing me a bit of a headache with stuff like syncing and more importantly the Google Authenticator. I can't find an option to swap my primary phone account, does anyone know how I can do this?

    Thanks,
    Jon
    07-13-2019 08:32 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I might be wrong, but I think you'd have to do a factory reset and set the phone up again.
    07-13-2019 11:25 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Go to account and delete that email account then prompt you to add a new one
    07-13-2019 11:27 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you can't, add the real one first, set it up, then delete the throw-away account.
    07-13-2019 04:11 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm curious how this would affect Factory Reset Protection -- is there a possibility that after changing the primary Google account, the phone might still consider the first one used as the one it expects the password for in the case of FRP?
    07-13-2019 05:59 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm curious how this would affect Factory Reset Protection -- is there a possibility that after changing the primary Google account, the phone might still consider the first one used as the one it expects the password for in the case of FRP?
    I've done this before, whatever email you use as google backup it will go by that .
    So for example you used initially jognfoe@gmail.com , then deleted it and used fanboy@gmail.com that's the account it will now use for factory reset.

    Now say you have 3 gmail accounts on one phone , in accounts select one of them as the back up , and you can alternate just remember which you choose as the backup.
    B. Diddy and belodion like this.
    07-13-2019 07:23 PM

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