To experience all the capabilities of your Jitterbug Touch you will need a Google Account. A Google Account will allow you to download apps, back up your contacts and more.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a Google Account and show you how to log in to your Google Account if you already have an existing account.
To create a new Google Account, from the Home Tab, TAP All Apps and scroll down the alphabetical list of apps to find Settings.
TAP on the Settings App and then TAP on the Accounts Tab from the Settings Menu.
Once you are on the Accounts Menu, TAP “Add account”.
The “Add Account” menu will display on your screen, TAP on the Google option.
Now you should see the Google Account Setup wizard
To create a new Google Account, TAP New
You will be asked to enter your first and last name, TAP on the First Name line and start typing your first name. Once you have finished typing your first name, TAP Next on your keyboard.
Now start typing your last name. Once you have completed typing your last name, TAP right arrow button to continue.
Now you will be asked to enter an email address of your choice.
Once you have completed typing the email address of your choice, TAP the right arrow button.
Your phone will check to see if a different user already owns the email address you entered, if so you will be re-directed to the Change Username screen and you will have to re-enter a different email address.
You can also see some suggestions of email addresses that are available by TAPPING on the “Touch for suggestion” dropdown.
If you like one of the suggestions, simply TAP on that email address to select it.
Otherwise, TAP the back button on your phone and edit the previous email address you entered, then TAP “Try Again”
Once your email is accepted you will be prompted to enter a password and confirm it.
Eight characters are required for your password and if your password is indicated “poor” under the password field; your phone will not allow you to move forward since your password can be easily compromised. We recommend you enter a password that shows fair or strong.
To type your password, TAP on the Password field and start typing a password, then TAP on the Re-type password field and re-type the same password you entered on the previous line.
TAP the right arrow button to continue
Now, you will be asked to setup a password recovery email address. So that is you forget your password, an email can be sent to this alternative email address with instructions on how to recover your password.
(If you do not have an alternative email or if you would like to skip this step, TAP Not Now to this step)
To set up a password recover email address TAP “Set up recovery options”
You service number is automatically populated on the first line. TAP on the Backup email line and start typing your alternative email address.
Then TAP the right arrow button to continue
After you setting up an alternative email or skipped this step, you will be taken to the Google+ setup process.
Google+ plus is Google’s social networking site and for this tutorial we are going to skip this step.
To skip this step, TAP Not Now
Next your will be taken to the Google Services screen, with options to have Google services back up your contacts automatically when you enter a new contact on your phone. (This can be helpful if you switch to another android phone or if you need to reset your device in the future)
You will also see an option for Communication, so that you can keep up with the latest news from Google.
To select any of these two options, leave the boxes checked. Otherwise, uncheck the boxes to opt out.
When you’re ready, TAP the right arrow button to continue.
Great! You are almost finished, now it is time to accept the Google Terms and Conditions to complete the setup of your new Google Account.
TAP, “I accept” to complete the setup.
Now its time to authenticate that you are an actual human being.
TAP the text line to activate your keyboard and start typing the text you see above the text line. Then TAP the right arrow button to continue.
It may take a few moments to save all the information you provided. When your account is created you will be taken to the Set payment info screen.
Payment information is required if you plan on purchasing apps. However, many apps are free in Google Play Store and do not require payment. Taking this into consideration, we will skip the payment information setup by TAPPING on the “Not Now” button.
Congratulations! Your Google account is now created and you are now able to download apps, backup your contacts, and send and receive emails from your google account.