Basic Guide

Creating a Google account with an existing email address

Creating a Google account with an existing email address

You’ll need to have a Google account in order to use many MAGELLAN BLOCKS features.

When creating a Google account, you must do one of the following:

  • Create a Gmail address along with your new Google account.
  • Use an existing email address from a service other than Gmail to create your Google account.

This page explains how to make a Google account using an existing email address.

For instructions on creating a Google account along with a Gmail address, refer to Creating a Google account with new Gmail address.

The process for creating a Google account is as follows:

  1. Open the Google account registration page.
  2. Enter all required information.
  3. Agree to the privacy and terms.

Open the Google account registration page

Access the Create your Google Account page.

Google account registration page

Enter all required information

Underneath the username field, click Use my current email address instead and fill in the following items:

Item Required? Explanation
Name Enter your first and last names into the respective fields.
Your email address Enter your existing email address. Google will send a verification code to this address.
Password Enter a password using a mix of at least 8 letters, numbers, or symbols.
Confirm password Reenter your password.

Click NEXT.

Email address confirmation screen

Google will send an email with a verification code to your email address (Example below). Enter your verification code and click NEXT.

Example email with verification code

You may be asked to verify your phone number. Enter your phone number and click NEXT.

Phone number verification screen

Google will send a text message containing a 6-digit verification code to your phone number. Enter the code and click NEXT.

Entering the phone number verification code

Once your phone number is verified, you will see a welcome screen.

Google account welcome screen

Enter the following information and click NEXT.

Item Required? Explanation
Birthday Enter your birthday.
Gender Select your gender or choose to enter a custom value.

Agree to the privacy and terms

The Privacy and Terms page will be shown.

Top of the Privacy and Terms page

You can click the MORE OPTIONS button to manage settings such as what types of data Google will store for your account.

Once you have read through the privacy and terms, click I AGREE. You cannot click the button until you have scrolled through all of the text.

Google Privacy and Terms policy after scrolling

You will now see the account information page for your new Google account.

Google account information