Gmail app keeps opening to other account inboxes rather than the default

countryblue

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I regularly have to switch it back to the default. Is there a more definitive way to determine which account is recognized as the default?
 

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Is the default inbox you're referring to the same as the Gmail address you used to set up the phone?
To the best of my knowledge, yes. I don't want to over complicate things, but we have to define what "set up the phone" indicates. Are you saying when starting from scratch?

I have a replacement phone, which I repopulated using Smart Switch? Does that qualify as setting up the phone?

I have both the Google and Samsung email apps. Only the Google app has this problem. Every time I open the app, it goes to a different account inbox than the one I was using before.

From what I understand, you can't sign out gmail accounts on android. They must be removed. If I did so for all the other accounts, and then added them back, would that establish the one not removed as the default?
 

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To the best of my knowledge, yes. I don't want to over complicate things, but we have to define what "set up the phone" indicates. Are you saying when starting from scratch?
Yes, that's what I mean.

Go to your system settings, and then select Google, and then tap the profile pic at the upper right. Which account shows up?

Here's a recent article discussing how to change the default Google account on a phone: https://www.androidpolice.com/change-default-google-account-on-android/
 

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I'll check that out, but is this actually a Google account generated issue?

I know, sounds like a dumb question, but I have both the Chrome and Google browsers. Neither one has this account switching behavior.
 

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I don't have experience with using multiple Gmail accounts in my Gmail app, but if it's defaulting to a different Gmail account than you want, I would guess it's because that's the Google account that the phone was originally set up with.
 

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