One of the best things about Genshin Impact is the fact that it features cross-save functionality. This means that you can play the game on a PC at home, earning loads more experience and Adventurer Rank, and carry that progress over to the mobile version when you next load it up. Not many games feature this, and the fact that it’s here in such an incredible game that’s also free-to-play is one of the best reasons to play it. However, when it comes to how to link your PC and Android within Genshin Impact, the process isn’t that clear. Our guide for linking these devices is as follows.
How to link your Genshin Impact account between Android & PC:
- Open Genshin Impact on Your Android Device
Very simple. Open the game on your Android mobile device.
- Tap Paimon’s Icon
This is the icon in the top left corner of the screen.
- Go to Settings
This is the cog icon.
- Select the Account Option
Tap the option to view your account information.
- Select ‘Link Accounts’
Scroll all the way down to the bottom and select this option.
- Find Your Mobile Service and Tap Link
Select the mobile service you have, and tap link. Now your account should be linked.
- Check the Account is Linked
Make some progress on your Android device. Now check the progress has been saved and passed over to the PC version of the game.
Before you do anything, we should note that you need to have a miHoYo account set up. You can do this on the PC version of the game very easily, and it should prompt you to do so when you first play it. The account will be linked to your email address. As long as you’re using the same email address on the Android version of the game, this step-by-step guide for how to link PC to Android in Genshin Impact will work.
1. Open Genshin Impact on Your Android Device
This step could not be easier. Just open Genshin Impact on the Android device that you want to link to your PC account. You’ll probably have to play a little bit of the game to start with, but as soon as you’re given control, go to the next step.
2. Tap Paimon’s Icon
Another straightforward step. Within the game, tap the Paimon icon. This is located on the top left-hand side of the screen.
3. Go to Settings
To get into the game’s settings you need to tap the cog icon on the screen. This is the same cog you’ll be used to seeing in most apps on mobile devices.
4. Select the Account Option
Now you’re in the settings menu, tap on your account. This will open your account information for the next step.
5. Select ‘Link Accounts’
Now you need to find the ‘Link Accounts’ option. This is right at the bottom of the account menu. Scroll all the way down the page, and you should find it. Tap it.
6. Find Your Mobile Service and Tap Link
This is where things might get a little confusing, don’t worry, though. You need to select a mobile service that you have. Be careful to select the one for the mobile device you’ll be playing Genshin Impact on, such as Android or iOS. Otherwise, you might be locked out from using cross-save.
Now tap ‘Link,’ and you should be all good to go. This will see your progress from the PC version of the game brought over to the Android version. You will now have linked your PC Genshin Impact account to your Android one.
7. Check the Account is Linked
This isn’t an essential step, but it’s worth checking anyway. It changes a bit depending on which device you’ve been playing Genshin Impact on the most. Which is why we have two options for you to follow below.
If you’ve been playing Genshin Impact most on PC, follow these instructions.
To check that your account is linked, close the Android version of Genshin Impact once you’ve successfully linked your accounts. Now open the game again. You should see some data being imported to the game before you can play it. Now when you start the game, you should pick up where you left off on the PC.
If you’ve been playing Genshin Impact most on Android, follow these instructions.
The only thing that’s different here is that we’re going to check the game’s PC version. Once you have linked your account on your Android device, close the game. Now open the game up on PC. You should see some data being imported here too, and when you open the game, you will pick up where you left off on the Android version.
Linking With Your Google Play Account
While we recommend that you link your Genshin Impact PC game to Android using a miHoYo account, you can do it with a Google Play Account. The process is slightly more complex, though.
Before you Start
It’s important to know that you cannot use a Google Play account to login to a miHoYo account at the time of writing. Many players have tried this, and it’s an issue that is currently with the developers.
To link the two, you need to create a brand new miHoYo account that has never been used before. If you try to link a Google Play account to a miHoYo account that you’ve already been using, you will get a warning saying that the account has already been registered. There’s currently no known way around this.
Linking Genshin Impact on PC to Android using a Google Play account from an Android device:
The best way to link your Genshin Impact saves using a Google Play account is to start on your Android device. Create a miHoYo account as usual when you start the game but wait until you can open the menu and access settings before you do anything else.
When you can open the menu, follow our step-by-step guide above. When you reach step 6, you can select your Google Play account as a service to link your game to.
Linking Genshin Impact on PC to Android using a Google Play account from a PC:
You need to create a miHoYo account on the developer’s website. Now you need to open Genshin Impact from the Google Play Store, where your Google Play account is registered. Once you can pause, you need to link your miHoYo account to the game. Since you’ve opened it in the Google Play Store, it will already have your Google Play account in the system.
Once you have done either of these, you will be able to login to Genshin Impact using your Google Play account. It won’t matter what device you’re on. You will be able to use your Google Play account on both.
That’s the end of our guide for how to link your Genshin Impact PC account to Android. It’s not that complicated as long as you follow our step-by-step guide. We hope that you’re able to link your Google Play account to the game as well with our helpful secondary guide above. If you’d like to know more about Genshin Impact, like how to level up a friendship, then check out our guide here.
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