I installed pokemon go on my phone for my son. It's logged in with my Gmail account. I have now bought my son his own phone. Is there a way to log into the game using my Gmail account without all my emails etc. showing on his phone? I never set up a separate username account and have only ever logged in using Gmail. He obviously doesn't want to start at the beginning again.

  • You can turn off sync of emails/contacts, in the account section of your phone, but he can simply turn it back on. – Khale_Kitha Dec 13 '16 at 14:51

Sorry Sir that is not possible. You will have to make a new account for your son.


Your e-mails should not show up on his phone if you log in to the game with your account. Pokemon GO only uses your basic profile info and e-mail address.

For example, my iPhone currently has two different Google accounts logged in to Ingress and Pokemon GO, and the mail app is connected to a third Google account. Android should be no different.

But if you still have doubts, you could always go the new account route.

  • Android Pokemon Go is different. It uses the system login account. – SevenSidedDie Dec 13 '16 at 8:35
  • @SevenSidedDie you can have multiple Google accounts logged in on a single device, so I don't think it's not possible to have a different Google account logged-in for e-mail and the game. – 陽炎型駆逐艦 磯風 Dec 13 '16 at 13:22
  • @陽炎型駆逐艦磯風 On the article you link, it also says that some android apps can only accept a single login per device (Facebook, Dropbox, etc.). Is Pokemon Go one of them? – Mage Xy Dec 13 '16 at 15:04
  • Yes, you can have multiple on Android, but it works very differently from how multiple accounts for different apps work on iOS. iOS experience is simply not relevant to this question. – SevenSidedDie Dec 13 '16 at 15:23
  • @SevenSidedDie The original question didn't mention Android either, so I thought it was fair game (at the time). – 陽炎型駆逐艦 磯風 Dec 13 '16 at 16:21

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