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Switching primary Google account on Android device, anyone done this?

mikeymikec

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I think I should simply back up any valuable data before I start as a precaution, but in peoples' experiences, does changing the google account on an android device usually result in data loss from the device?
 

WelshBloke

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I have several Google accounts on my phone.
There isn't really a 'main' account, you just log into services as you want really.
 

mikeymikec

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Yes, but if there's an account that has all your photos and contacts in, and you bought your apps through the Play Store with that account, then removing that account could be problematic.
 

WelshBloke

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Yes, but if there's an account that has all your photos and contacts in, and you bought your apps through the Play Store with that account, then removing that account could be problematic.
You can switch between Google photos accounts, you don't have to use the same one for everything.
 

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