Surely on one occasion you asked yourself how to change gmail address. It is normal, on many occasions we create an email in a hurry and choose any username that the application accepts, then regrets come. Unfortunately, there is no way to change the Gmail username, although we can create a new account and have all emails sent to the old account go directly to the new one automatically and permanently.
Create a new account to change Gmail address on Android or iPhone
Mobile device users can create a Gmail account from the app. The problem is to complete the process and add the mail forwarding function, we will have to do this from a computer. So if we want to create a new account and set up forwarding, we’re going to have to use a computer for the second part.
From Android devices
We open the Gmail application and we are going to choose the Profile icon that we can find in the upper right part of the screen.
A small window opens with several options, we are going to choose the one that says Add another account and we will press Google.
Here we go to where it says Create account and we will choose For me.
Next, we will follow all the instructions on the screen. It will ask for our full name, date of birth, an email username, password, and the option to add a recovery phone number. We recommend providing the number, as it will allow us to recover the account if we lose access.
At the end we will have to accept the terms and conditions of the service, in this way we will have our new Gmail account created.
We open the Configuration application of our iPhone and go to where it says Mail.
Here we click on Accounts, Add accounts and then we choose Google.
If we see a pop-up message, we will click on Continue.
On the login screen, we go to the bottom where it says Create account.
The next thing will be to follow the indicated steps by completing all the fields: name, surname, username, password and a phone number to recover the account in case we forget the password (highly recommended).
Now we have already created a Gmail email account from the mobile phone. Although in order to forward emails from the old account to the new one, we are going to have to configure it from the Gmail website on the computer.
Create a new account to change the Gmail address from Windows or Mac
As we already discussed, there is no way to change the Gmail account, the only alternative is to create a new one. Luckily, it’s an easy thing we can do, and it’s feasible to forward all new mail that arrives at the old account to the new one. It is a half solution, but it is the only one we have available.
The process is quite easy and the steps are very similar on Windows and Mac.
We open our preferred browser and go to the page of Gmail account creation.
Here we are going to have to complete the information that is requested, it is quite simple. We will have to provide our name, last name, choose the username that we will use in the email, we will also have to write a password and we will click on next.
Next, we will need to provide an alternate phone number and email address. It is important to provide the correct information in this step, as we will use it in case of password loss or for other security reasons.
Then we will add the date of birth and other information. We accept the terms and conditions and click on Create account.
We have already created a Google account in a matter of minutes. Now that we have a new email, we will need to configure the old account so that all those emails are forwarded to this new account.
How to forward emails from an old account to a new one
From our web browser we will go to the login page and we will have to log in with the old account, from which we want to forward the emails.
Once inside, we click on the gear-shaped icon at the top of the screen and go to Settings.
We will see that we have several tabs available at the top, we will click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”.
Here we will have to choose “Add a forwarding address” and we will enter the new email address that we created earlier.
Next, we are going to open the new email account that we created, the reason is simple: Gmail will send us an email to verify the configuration. We will have to open this email and click on the link it sends us.
Now, from the old Gmail account, we go to Settings again; we will refresh the browser and choose “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”.
Here we will press Forward a copy of incoming mail to.
We simply click Save changes to apply.
In this simple way, we have managed to create a new account that will be the one we will use from now on and all the emails received in the previous Gmail account will be forwarded to the new account automatically and without us having to do anything else.