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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change the Default Email Account in Email App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Manage multiple email accounts is the ability owned by Email app, it allows you to add more than one email accounts into Email app. It surely will also help you to save the time because now you can manage all of your email accounts in a single place compared if you have to access each email account in a different place. You can easily add additional email account through the Email app or the Settings menu. When you have added multiple email accounts, the first one will be set as the default automatically.


How to change the default email account in Email app?
In case you want to set another email account as the default, there are some methods that can be used by you to do so: when you add a new email account, from the Email app itself and from the Settings menu.


Method #1: While adding an email account
When you add a new email account to Email app through the Email app itself or the Settings menu, within the process, you'll be presented with an option to allow you set this email account as the default.


Method #2: From the Email app
  1. Open Email app.
  2. Tap the Menu key and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Account settings. All your email accounts will be listed here. The default email account will be labelled with a blue checkmark icon .
  4. To change the default account, tap the required email account.
  5. Check the box next to Default account to set the selected email account as the default.
  6. The default email account has been changed.


Method #3: From the Settings menu
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Accounts tab.
  3. Tap Email.
  4. Tap Settings. You'll see all your email accounts are listed here. The default email account will be labelled with a blue checkmark icon .
  5. To change the default, tap the required email account.
  6. Check the box next to Default account to set the selected email account as the default.
  7. The default email account has been changed.

Once you set the default email account, Email app will use the email account by default when you compose a new email message or when you share a thing(contact, picture, etc) via email. So, given from the function, it'd better if you set the most frequently used email account as the default.

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