I have two GMail accounts active on my Android 2.2. Let's call them Acc1 and Acc2.

Acc1 is the default account I set when I got my Android. I didn't know then, that I can't change the default address. My Acc2 is the main Google account I use everywhere.

When I launch the Google+ app, it only shows the default account but my 2nd account has Google+ activated. All other apps show me both my Acc1 & Acc2 accounts to select. I don't understand why Google+ app doesn't see my other account.

Is there a way set Google+ app to see my Acc2 account or a way to change the default android account without losing all my local data?

I hope I've been clear, thank you!

  • According to information on this question I think you're looking at a factory reset.
    – ale
    Jun 30 '11 at 17:57
  • I think on some phones it's possible to go in and remove both accounts, then add them again in the reverse order, without doing a factory reset. But that would probably do a "partial wipe", I expect it would erase all your data and just leave your apps. Not sure, though. Jun 30 '11 at 18:10
  • The app was just updated. There's nothing about what changed in the Market description, but has it made any difference for you?
    – ale
    Jul 1 '11 at 15:06

Version 1.0.2 is out, and appears that it's going to fix your issue.

From the release notes:

What's in this version:

  • Spiffy new profile icon on the menu screen
  • Handle multiple Gmail accounts on first sign in
  • Minor UI polish

(emphasis mine)

Unfortunately, I don't have my own invitation to Google+, so I'm not able to test this.

  • Great, it works now! I'll send you an invite, just drop me a DM via @edibudimilic on Twitter. Jul 4 '11 at 9:11
  • Let's hope they re-open invitation soon.
    – ale
    Jul 5 '11 at 15:31

I was able to select a different account just by clearing the data for Google+ in Manage Applications. (HTC Desire Z running CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1)

I would really prefer to be able to switch accounts on the fly, though, much like the GMail app currently allows.

Also I'm reconsidering my Google lifestyle -- might try to consolidate my many accounts...

  • Version 1.0 didn't have support for multiple accounts. That was quickly rectified in v1.0.2. And now I have my Google+ invitation, so I'm off to the races.
    – ale
    Jul 8 '11 at 18:39

It's not seeing the default account, just the first one listed, alphabetically. It's a limitation of the app. You can work around this bug by temporarily removing Acc1 account.

  1. Go to Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & sync screen.
  2. Tap on your Acc1 account, and tap the "Remove account" button.
  3. Launch the Google+ app and it should see your Acc2 account and allow you to sign in with it.
  4. Go back to Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & sync screen.
  5. Re-add your Acc1 account.

Google just update the Google+ app to handle multiple GMail accounts.

  • I've tried that. It gives me an error: This account is required by some applications. You can only remove it by resetting the phone to factory defaults.. Jun 30 '11 at 19:23
  • I've seen this error on MotoBLUR phones. Which handset do you have?
    – Chahk
    Jun 30 '11 at 19:47
  • I have Samsung Galaxy Ace with 2.2-Froyo. Can't remove the main account so I need to wait for a Google+ App fix from Google. Just found out on their groups they are aware of the problem and working on it now. Jul 1 '11 at 9:31

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.