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    Why do I need a Google account?

    Your device from Sony runs on the Android platform developed by Google. A range of Google applications and services is available on your device when you purchase it, for example, Gmail™, Google Maps™, YouTube™, and the Google Play application. To get the most out of these services, you need a Google account. For example, a Google account enables you to do the following:

    • Download and install applications on Google Play.
    • Synchronise your email, contacts, and calendar using Gmail.
    • You can back up, restore and transfer your data from an old device to your new device.
    • Chat with friends using the Google Duo™ application.
    • Synchronise your browsing history and bookmarks using the Google Chrome™ web browser.
    • Identify yourself as the authorised user after a software repair using Xperia Companion.
    • Remotely find, lock, or clear a lost or stolen device using the Find my device services.

    For more information about Android and Google, go to http://support.google.com.

    To set up a Google account on your device

    1. Find and tap Settings > Users & accounts > Add account > Google.
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a Google account, or sign in if you already have an account.
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