How to Create a Samsung Account

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As well as a Google account, many smartphone manufacturers encourage you to use their own user accounts, which often add extra features and services. The Samsung account is an easy way to access various Samsung services, including Samsung Apps, Samsung Dive, and a variety of other Samsung services that will be available soon via Mobile, TV and Web. Once you join Samsung account, you can enjoy all the Samsung services without having to create or sign in with any additional accounts.

Samsung Account Key Features

Setting up a Samsung account will enable several features on your phone, as well as several that you can use on the phone, compatible TV's, computers and more.

Find My Mobile - This is one of the most useful features of your Samsung account. Find My Mobile lets you register your phone, and then locate it if it is misplaced. When tracking your lost phone, you can remotely lock it, make the phone ring (if you think it is lost but nearby) and even set a number that calls to your lost mobile are forwarded to. If you think your phone is not going to be returned to you, you can wipe the phone remotely to remove any sensitive or private data. Our phones are so important to us these days, that this feature alone makes setting up a Samsung account worthwhile.

Family Story - Family Story lets you share photos, memos, and events with your group members. Family Story groups provide a communication channel for a small group of up to 20 people.

Share photos of precious family moments and occasions to remember with group members. Photos can be sorted by dates and you can enjoy photos to recall your treasured memories. You will need to download the Family Story app on your mobile device before you can use it.

Samsung Hub - Samsung Hub is Samsung's own digital entertainment store, similar to the Google Play store, and gives you access to music, movies, games, e-books and even educational content.

You will need to be signed in to a Samsung account to shop in the hub, but once you are signed it, browsing and searching for content to view is quick and easy. There is a good selection of content to be found in the hub, some of it exclusive to Samsung devices.

Creating a Samsung Account on Your Computer

You can set up a Samsung account during the set up process on your phone, but you can also do it online on your computer.

  1. On your computer, open the browser and go to https://account.samsung.com. This page lists many of the features you can take advantage of once you are signed up for your account.
  2. Click on Sign Up at the top of the page. Read through the Terms & Conditions, tick the check box and agree to them. If you don't agree to the Terms & and Conditions, you cannot continue.
  3. Complete the sign up form by entering your email address (this can be your Gmail address if you wish), choosing a password and completing some profile information.
  4. You will then need to verify your email address by looking for the verification email from Samsung. Click the link in the email and then click Confirm on the web page that opens.

Adding a Samsung Account on Your Phone

If you want to add a Samsung account to your Galaxy smartphone, you can do so quickly and easily from the Add Account section of the main settings.

  1. Open the main settings app on your phone and scroll down to the Accounts section. Here you will see all of the accounts currently active on your phone (Facebook, Google, Dropbox, etc.) Tap the Add Account option.
  2. You will then be shown a list of all of the accounts that can be set up on your phone. Active accounts will have a green dot next to them, inactive accounts have a grey dot. Tap the Samsung account option (you will need to be connected to Wi-Fi or a data network to continue).
  3. On the Samsung account screen, tap "Create new account". You will then need to accept the terms and conditions for each of the available Samsung services. If you decline, you will not be able to continue.
  1. Enter your details in the form that appears next. You will need to input an email address, password, your date of birth and name. You can use your Gmail address here if you wish. When the form is complete, tap Sign up.