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How to register the tablet to a Google® account?

Registering the tablet to a Google® account.

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Though not required, registering the tablet to a Google account is recommended in order to make the most of your tablet, including access to the Android Market. If you already have a Gmail account then you also have a Google account, but they are not quite the same. If you use a computer to create a Google account, you can use any valid email account. If you use this procedure to create a Google account then a Gmail account will also be created and used with that Google account.

IMPORTANT: Before attempting to complete this procedure, make sure the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon.
     
  2. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps icon.
     
  3. In the Apps screen, tap the Settings icon.
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  4. In the Settings screen, tap to select Accounts & sync.
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  5. In the Accounts & sync screen, tap + Add account.
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  6. At the Add an account prompt, tap to select Google accounts.
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  7. The tablet will now gather information about the device in order to create the account. This process may take several seconds.
  8. In the Sign in with your Google Account screen, if you already have a Google Account, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the email address and password associated with that account, and then tap the Sign in button.
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    • In the Sign in with you Google Account screen, tap Create account.
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    • In the Create a new Google Account screen, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the desired email address account name, your first and last name, and then tap Next.
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    • In the Google Account screen, use the on-screen keyboard to enter a password (8 character minimum), confirm the password, and then tap Next.
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    • Tap the down arrow to select the desired security question, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the answer to that question, and then tap Next.
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    • In the Google Terms of Service screen, tap I agree, Next.
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    • In the Authenticating screen, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the letters displayed in the white box, and then tap Next.
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    NOTE: If you receive a You don't have a network connection error, then the tablet does not have an active Internet connection. Follow these steps to reconnect to a wireless access point.

    • In the Google Account sign-in failure screen, tap the Connect to Wi-Fi button.
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    • In the Setting screen, under Wi-Fi networks, tap to select the desired network access point.
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    • Tap the Next button, located in the bottom left corner of the screen.
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  9. In the Account sign-in successful screen, tap Done.
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