How to Sign Up to Gmail
On the upper right hand side there is a red button that says “Create an Account.” Click on that button.
Then fill out your information.
Fill out all your basic information like name, choosing a user name, etc…
Did you notice the option to put male, female or other????
Its not required to put in a phone number, but you can. You may want to later for retrieving a password and setting up Google Voice.
Make sure you fill out the captcha box. You can choose to skip the captcha and do phone verification, but in my opinion captcha is just easier.
Also you can choose to put another email address on file. This way you can possibly link accounts later. You can always choose to do this option later as well.
Check the box that says you agree the terms of service and make sure you read it! You can choose to keep the second box checked that wants to use the information to personalize your Google plus 1 account that is automatically made for you when you sign up. The content will be used on ads and non Google websites. Uncheck it if you do not agree to this.
Then click Next Step.
Sometimes Google will ask for a phone verification in which you will type in your country and phone number and then choose for google to call you or send a text message with a verification code. I have done this before and never had a problem with entering in my phone number. Google has a high security policy!
Why would they ask this? Well maybe you opened up many accounts under the same ip address. I guess if that is the case then you probably wouldn’t come here to read how to open an account. Another reason is if you are in another country trying to setup an account. To get around that you can use a VPN account to change ip address. That is if you REALLY don’t want to go through this phone process.
If they do not ask for verification…
Then it should go straight to asking for a profile picture. You can choose to do this later and press the next button. If you want to upload a photo now, then just press add profile photo instead.
Okay so now you have an account! You can check your email. Gmail will send you a few emails in the beginning suggesting things and explaining things. Try to navigate around to see the different options. You will get a couple of popups asking if you want a tour and such. You can exit out of the box if you don’t want to do this now.
If you need help you can google anything or press the the wheel on the upper right hand corner and it’ll show a drop down of options in which then you would press help. You can also view some of the other articles that will be posted related to Gmail.