How To Change Updraftplus Google Account

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Modifying the Google account linked with UpdraftPlus may be required for different motives, like merging all your backups or shifting to a new Google account. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps of altering your UpdraftPlus Google account.

Step 1: Accessing UpdraftPlus Settings

To start, log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to the UpdraftPlus settings. You can find this by clicking on “Settings” in the sidebar menu and then selecting “UpdraftPlus Backups.”

Once you’re in the UpdraftPlus settings, click on the “Settings” tab at the top of the page. Here, you will see the options related to your Google account settings.

Step 2: Disconnecting the Current Google Account

Before connecting a new Google account, you need to disconnect the current one. Scroll down to the “Google Drive” section and click on the “Disconnect” button next to the current Google account’s email address.

This will revoke UpdraftPlus’s access to your current Google account and allow you to connect a different one.

Step 3: Connecting a New Google Account

After disconnecting the current Google account, you can now connect a new one. Scroll back up to the “Google Drive” section and click on the “Connect” button.

A pop-up window will appear, prompting you to sign in to your Google account. Enter the email address and password for the new Google account you want to associate with UpdraftPlus.

Once you’re signed in, Google will ask for your permission to allow UpdraftPlus to access your Google Drive. Click “Allow” to grant the necessary permissions.

Step 4: Verifying the New Google Account

After connecting the new Google account, UpdraftPlus will display the email address associated with it in the “Google Drive” section. To ensure that the connection was successful, click on the “Test your connection” link.

UpdraftPlus will perform a test to verify the connection with the new Google account. If everything is set up correctly, you will see a success message confirming the connection.

Step 5: Configuring Backup Settings (Optional)

With the new Google account connected, you can now configure the backup settings according to your preferences. You can choose the frequency of backups, the number of backups to retain, and other options available in the UpdraftPlus settings.

Make sure to review and save your changes before proceeding.


Changing your UpdraftPlus Google account is a straightforward process that only requires a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily switch to a different Google account and continue backing up your WordPress site seamlessly.

Remember, maintaining regular backups is essential for the security and stability of your website. With UpdraftPlus, you can ensure that your valuable data is protected and easily restorable in case of any mishaps.