By following these steps, you will be able to open a free Google Account without the need to create a Gmail account. You will be able to choose your own non-Google email address. Once you have created your account, other people who use the Google environment can share Google Drive documents, Google Docs, Google Sheets and more with this account and you will also be able to use the whole Google ecosystem with your own email address and share documents with them too.
This guide ́s objective is to take you through the steps you need to follow to create your own Google account with your own existing email address.
1 – Click on the below link to start the creation of your own Google Account:
2 – Once the page opens, click on the “Use my current email address instead” option:
3 – Complete all the details as shown below and click on “Next”.
4 – You will receive an email with a verification code on your entered email account, you will need to use this code on the following screen, once entered click on “Verify”.
5 – On the following step you will be requested to enter a mobile phone number (optional), your birth date details and your gender. These details will help you recover access to your account in case you forget your password.
Note: If you enter your mobile phone number on the following step you will be asked if you want to verify it, we recommend you do this, an SMS will be sent to your mobile with a code which then you have to enter it on the screen to continue the setup of your Google Account.
6 – On the following screen you will be asked to accept the privacy and terms. Once you are ready click on the two check-boxes at the bottom of the screen (you need to scroll down) and click on the “Create Account” button.
7 – Re-confirm your account creation by clicking “Confirm” on the following screen:
8 – Once your account has been successfully created, you will be displayed your “My Account” home screen, which looks like this:
Once your account has been created you can inform your contact using Google Services (like Gmail or G Suite) that they can start sharing Google Drive documents with your own email account as it has been associated with a Google account.
To access files shared with you over Google Drive, go to https://drive.google.com to access them.
You will also be able to create Google Drive Docs, Sheets, Slides and more with your new Google Account, to learn about all you can do, check the following link: https://support.google.com/drive/?hl=en#topic=14940
To change any details or if you need to login to your Google Account you can do so by entering to the following link: https://myaccount.google.com
Note: Remember that your username is your own email address you have chosen to create your account.
If you need additional help on the Google Account creation options you can check the following Google Help article.