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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by dodgysalesman, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. dodgysalesman

    dodgysalesman Lurker
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    Hi All. Just doing some research on Android 5, and I can not remember something (from around 2015). Hope somebody can remember!!.

    ** On a new Samsung S4 phone setup, when first setting up, and details are filled in...can anyone remember if signing into Google Play Store only... automatically signed you into Google Drive and Gmail (and other google apps on the phone) ? I have a vague recollection if you signed into Google Play store when the phone was set up....it DID NOT sign you automatically into other google apps - That is ... you had to sign in individually into Google drive and individaully into gmail.. (but i am not sure).
    And is this different to now??, where signing into Google Play store DOES indeed sign into all your google accounts.

    If i am correct...when did google start to do this "auto sign ins to all accounts"?

    Thanks from a person with bad memory!!

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I found that's what does happen now. When or if it changed? Don't know. However I only have the Google apps and services I actually use installed on my devices, i.e. Play Store, Gmail, Drive, and YouTube, and those are logged in automatically.
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I had to enter GMail details separately into my email client, but I don't use Google's GMail app (it's disabled or not installed on all of my devices), so can't say whether that is different.

    I've never explicitly signed into Drive that I can remember though.
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  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I think it started to be universal (sign into one, and you are signed into all) when Google Play Services became so entertwined with everything.
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  5. dodgysalesman

    dodgysalesman Lurker
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    HI. So Sigining into Google Playstore (in 2015 with Android 4.0 or 5.0) .. did sign into all google accounts??
    Wow...i really dont remember that occurring...
    I recall signing into google play and then still having to sign into google drive and google photos etc..
  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Back then, many apps would work without Services installed on the device.

    Also, if you ever go to individual Google 'apps' via your browser for the first time, without being signed in to Google with that browser- same thing.

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