Setting up accounts on the Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 lets you plug into a wide range of online accounts, many of which you can authorize when you first set up the device. However, a lot of the big services, like Facebook and Twitter, aren't preloaded, and will only become options once you download the official apps from the Play Store.

Whether you're looking to add a new e-mail address or just want to see which services are available, here's how to add a new account on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to set up accounts on the Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon in the top-right. Swipe down to the User and Backup section, or tap the magnifying glass in the top-right to type in a search, and tap Accounts.

  • Accounts you're already logged into will be shown here. Tap Add account at the bottom of the list. A list of services to log into will be shown here. Accounts will populate this global list as you install apps from the Play Store. Often you'll be able to log in from within their respective apps, as well as from here.

  • Tap whichever account you want to log into, and you'll be prompted to type in credentials, like user name and password.

Nice and easy, right? If you've got any more problems with your Samsung Galaxy S5, be sure to flip through our other S5 help articles.