You don’t need a Samsung account to use your Android phone just like you need a Google account. However, there are advantages to using a Samsung account as all Samsung phones come with a variety of apps preinstalled. On the other hand, not all of these apps are useful and many users do not need or use them. Instead of disabling or removing them, you can just get rid of the Samsung account. This guide will show you how to add, remove, and permanently delete a Samsung account from your Android phones.
We will help you whether you want to use a Samsung account with all associated apps and services or if you want to do without it.
Remove the Samsung account from your Android phones
The earlier generation of Android-based Samsung offered an option to remove the Samsung account. Surprisingly, the logout button appears to be from Samsung’s smartphones. Ideally, you should be given an option to opt out if you don’t want to use it on your phone.
However, there is another way that we will discuss below.
Step 1: Open Settings on your phone and tap Accounts & backup> Accounts.
Step 2: Scroll a little to find Samsung Account and then Personal Information. Here you can manage all things of your Samsung account.
Step 3: Tap the three-dot menu icon and select Sign Out.
Step 4: Samsung gives you a few options such as: B. whether you want to keep the profile or continue to use other services. Tap Sign Out at the bottom of the screen to confirm.
You will receive a confirmation email. This looks strange as removing other accounts, even the Google Account, requires less typing. Clicking the verification link in the email will sign you out of your Samsung account.
Add a Samsung account to Android phones
The first time you start your Android phone from Samsung, the interface will prompt you to sign in or create a Samsung account. It works the same as creating or signing in to a Google Account on a new device. Enter an email ID and create or enter the password. Check the email ID when creating a new Samsung account.
In case you missed the boat, you can create and fill in details later.
Step 1: Go back to Settings> Accounts & Backup> Accounts. At the bottom of the screen, tap Add Accounts and select Samsung Account to start the process.
Step 2: You can either sign in with an existing Samsung account if you already have one, or you can tap the Create Account option below if this is your first time using a Samsung device. And finally, you can use your Google account that you have already added to your phone to make the process hassle-free. Either way, just follow the on-screen instructions to create a Samsung account and add it to your Android phone.
I prefer the Google login method because it’s simpler and convenient when switching devices.
Delete a Samsung account on the web
You can delete a Samsung account, but only on the internet. You cannot do this from your Android phone.
Step 1: Go to Samsung account page and log in using your chosen method. This can be an email ID or your Google account.
Step 2: Click on your profile card, which is the first box on the page that contains your username, email ID, and profile picture.
Step 3: Click Samsung Account Settings.
Step 4: Click the Delete Account option and then follow the on-screen instructions to delete your Samsung account completely.
Samsung Account Benefits
Samsung offers many benefits and services to account holders, some of which are already offered by Google. Here they are in no particular order:
- Galaxy Store, which acts as the Play Store to download / install apps
- Samsung rewards
- Samsung Pay for payments like with Google Pay
- Samsung Health to collect and analyze your health data
- Samsung TV Plus with free access to over 100 channels
I think the list will just get longer in the future and whether you like it or use it or not is up to you.
Too many accounts
This is my problem and I think yours too. Every manufacturer and service provider is trying to force you to create an account with them. They offer some features and services that often force you in some way to get you on board. A clean user interface without bloatware has become a myth on most mobile platforms. Every service provider wants to do everything. Apps, payments, Cloud-Memory and even its own file manager app. What they all have in common is the hunger for your data. After all, there is data more valuable than oil now.
I would recommend that you sign out of your Samsung account instead of deleting it if you need to in the future.
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