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, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 at 15:06

3 Answers 3


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, 2011 at 9:11
  • Let's hope they re-open invitation soon.
    – ale
    Jul 5, 2011 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, 2011 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, 2011 at 19:23
  • I've seen this error on MotoBLUR phones. Which handset do you have?
    – Chahk
    Jun 30, 2011 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, 2011 at 9:31

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