You don’t need a Samsung account to use your Android phone in the same way that you need a Google account. But using a Samsung account has its advantages, as all Samsung phones come with a host of preloaded apps. On the other hand, not all of these apps are useful and many users do not need or use them. Instead of disabling or deleting them, you can just get rid of the Samsung account. We will share how to add, remove, and permanently remove Samsung account from your Android phones in this guide.
We will help you if you want to use a Samsung account with all the apps and services provided or if you can do without it.
Remove Samsung account from your Android phones
The previous generation of Android based Samsung offered an option to delete the Samsung account. Surprisingly, the logout button appears to come from Samsung smartphones. Ideally, you should be able 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.
2nd step: Scroll down a bit to find the Samsung account, then Personal Information. This is where you can manage everything related to your Samsung account.
Step 3: Tap the three-dot menu icon and select Logout.
Step 4: Samsung will give you some options, such as whether you want to keep the profile or continue to use other services. Tap Logout at the bottom of the screen to confirm.
You will receive a verification email. It will seem strange because deleting other accounts, even a Google account, takes fewer clicks. Click the verification link in the email to sign out of your Samsung account.
Add Samsung Account to Android Phones
The first time you start your Android phone from Samsung, the interface will ask you to sign in or create a Samsung account. It works the same way you create or sign in to a Google account on a new device. Enter an e-mail ID and create or enter the password. Check the email ID if you create a new Samsung account.
In case you missed the boat, you can create and enter details later.
Step 1: Go back to Settings> Accounts & Backup> Accounts. Tap Add Accounts at the bottom of the screen and select Samsung Account to start the process.
2nd step: You can either sign in with an existing Samsung account if you already have one, or tap on the Create Account option below if you are using a Samsung device for the first time. And finally, you can use your Google account which you have already added to your phone to make the process hassle-free. Either way, just follow the onscreen instructions to create and add a Samsung account to your Android phone.
I prefer the Google sign-in method because it is easier and more convenient when switching devices.
Delete a Samsung account on the web
You can delete a Samsung account, but only on the web. This is not possible from your Android phone.
Step 1: Go to the Samsung Account page and sign in using the selected method. This can be an email id or through your Google account.
2nd step: Click on your profile card which is the first box on the page containing your username, email id and profile picture.
Step 3: Click on Samsung Account Settings.
Step 4: Click the Remove Account option and follow the onscreen instructions to completely remove your Samsung account.
Benefits of Samsung Account
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 a Play Store to download / install applications
- Samsung Rewards
- Samsung Pay to make payments like Google Pay
- Samsung Health to collect and analyze your health data
- Samsung TV Plus which offers free access to over 100 channels
I think the list will only get longer in the future and whether you like them or use them or not is up to you.
Too many accounts
This is my problem, and I think yours too. Every manufacturer and service provider tries to coerce you to create an account with them. They offer certain features and services, often forcing them in one way or another to get you on board. A clean, bloatware-free user interface has become a myth on most mobile platforms. Every service provider wants to do it all. Apps, payments, cloud storage and even their own file management app. One thing common to all is their thirst for data. After all, data is more valuable than oil now.
I recommend that you sign out of your Samsung account rather than deleting it if you need it in the future.
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Last updated on Oct 31, 2020
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