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Remove user account in Android 5.0.1 on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android upgraded to 5.0.1. There is a GMail account added that I've linked in order to install a specific application (Google Domain Policy) and now I want to remove ...
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gmail can't sign in

Why my gmail account can't sign in on gmail android app ? while I try to do that , an error message that sound like this come 'can't establish a reliable connection to the server , this could be a ...
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Check if Google Play Service is up to date

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, and when I trying to broadcast my video live on YouTube from Xperia , I sign in with Google+ account and I received "Error when trying to sign in, please check if ...
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Not Receiving Short Code SMS on Google Fi [on hold]

I recently switched my Nexus 6 from T-Mobile to Google Fi. I am now not receiving short code SMS messages. Does anyone have a solution to this issue?
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“You can't delete contacts from read-only accounts.”

I'm trying to delete contacts from my Google account that's synced with my Nexus 5. It's synced as a Google account, not using Gmail IMAP or anything like that, but all of the contacts display this ...
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Unable to access Google account in Android Market on HTC Desire HD

After resetting factory settings, I am not able to access my Google account in Gmail / Market / Talk. Whenever I try to "sign-in" to Android Market using Google account, it shows error with title as ...
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On android, is there any way to sign into Google Play without also signing into Gmail?

I have an android tablet. I would like to sign in into the play store in order to get other apps, but I do not want to sign in gmail/contacts/calenders/g+ etc. This device will be shared among ...
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I forgot the Google account name that I used for buying apps on Google Play, can I recover it somehow?

I am not sure if this fits here, but I saw a couple of other account related questions, so I'm giving it a shot. I just resetted my phone and forgot to take note of one of the two Google accounts I ...
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What sync options are required for a Google Play account only for purchases?

I have two Google accounts I synchronise my Android device with. One account is for my calendar, contacts, and email. Another I use only for the Google Play store. I use this second account so I can ...
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Sorry, there seems to be a problem, please try again — can't log in into Google account

I'm using Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. I am not able to log in into any of the Google services. Message: "Sorry, there seems to be a problem, please try again" keeps coming each time I try to log in into ...
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On line and last on line status

If my bf's viber shows he's online and then in the middle of the night it changes to offline, what does this mean? Does it mean that when he's at home and within reach of the internet it shows him to ...
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Can I use multiple Android devices with a single Google account?

Surprisingly I haven't found a satisfactory answer for this in a FAQ somewhere or anything. I have a Motorola Droid (with froyo, if it matters) I am thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab. ...
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How do I delete a Non - primary Gmail account from Gmail app 4.3.1?

This was easy to do before the upgrade, now it doesn't do this. It doesn't make sense to have to do a factory reset! It's less intuitive!
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“Can't establish a reliable connection to the server” when trying to add Google account in Samsung Galaxy Star Plus

I'm trying to add a Google account to my Samsung Galaxy Star Plus and it tells me this: (Click image to enlarge) My connection is super fast. I don't know what to do. I have restarted my phone ...
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How to remove the synced Facebook account in my Google account?

I made my Facebook account synced with my Google account. And now I want to remove it or unsync it. What should I do?
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How do I change a Google account for Android mobile (Xperia 10)?

When I first set up my Xperia 10 (running Android 1.6) I selected a 'dummy account', not knowing that it might be somewhat difficult to change it afterwards to a real account (I wasn't warned). I ...
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What is this Google Settings app that installed itself on my phone?

Today, all of a sudden I saw this app in my Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone: I am talking about the app named "Google Settings" I uninstalled it immediately only to find it installed again a few ...
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How do I change the password of my main Google account on a Droid X?

I changed my Google Account password (on my computer). I now need to change it on my Droid X. I cannot figure out how to do this. I Googled, and everyone says go to Settings > Accounts. I did ...
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Why were some of my contacts automatically merged without notice?

I found several questions here where people want to merge several of their contacts into one. I'm having exactly the opposite problem: On both my Android devices (Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 7), two of ...
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Android contacts

I am not able see my android contacts in my gmail account. Its written there that you have 0 contacts. Please help me to recover my contacts. They are 611 Contacts that are deleted.
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Google accounts on my Galaxy S4

I would like to get rid of one of my Google accounts since I don't use it anymore. Currently I have both my Google accounts (gmail, Google+..) on my phone (Galaxy S4, had to link/transfer data from my ...
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How to remove Google Account that is set for Android Market in device?

In my Device I have entered the the xyz@gmail.com as google account and I have also set that account as the Market account. Now I want to use abc@gmail.com as my market account but I am not able to do ...
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samsung galaxy s cannot add google account

My HTC was run over by a bus and I am temporarily using my Samsung Galaxy S whilst the phone is being repaired. I discovered yesterday that my google account was syncing. I was able to login into my ...
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recover of datas in vault

Due to hanging problem of intex aqua HD mobile phone I uninstalled vault apps. After reset of my phone again I have downloaded vault apps again. But now I am unable to restore my datas and video. ...
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Unable to upgrade and install whatsapp

I didn't checked whatsapp in a few days, so I tried clicking into it, I got a message like this version of whatsapp is too old, please upgrade. I clicked the upgrade button and was led to the google ...
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Server error launching Google Play Store

When I start google play store I get a white page with the message "Server error" and a "retry" button. logcat tells me: 03-07 11:31:29.148: E/Volley(7984): [13] BasicNetwork.performRequest: ...
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Sharing photos between two accounts

My wife and I use Google Photos to share pictures between our devices. We like it because it has Auto Backup and automatically syncs pictures between our two phones. To make this work, though, she ...
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Google Account deleted, Calendar gone?

I had my phone linked to a custom google account made and monitored by my school. Since I graduated a month ago, the school now deleted that account without any notice. So I deleted the account from ...
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Can't log into Google Play Store or my Google account

Through a series of mishaps, I deleted Google Play Services, Google+ and probably many other apps. I did a factory reset, but it did not bring back my missing apps. My phone was rooted and I used ...
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wiping device and re-entering account info reloads all previously loaded apps

My phone was running quite slow so I decided to wipe it and re-enter my account info into it. After I did that all the apps I had previously had installed started re-downloading themselves. My contact ...
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Can I restore my contacts on new phone?

I was using Samsung Galaxy S Duos, which was stolen 2 months back. I now have a new Android phone - the Micromax. I thought I lost all my contacts, but somebody insisted that you can restore it using ...
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Can't use Google Photos app with main Google Account

I have an OTA update (5.1.1) that fails to install on my Nexus 6 (currently 5.1.0) so as suggested online, I factory reset my phone. The OTA update still doesn't install (I get the red triangle next ...
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Why can't I get past CAPTCHA after changing Google Account password?

I changed my Google Account password, and now there's a notification about trouble logging into my Gmail account on my Samsung Galaxy S. That's fine, I'd expect that. What I don't expect is a pop-up ...
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Transfer Boom Beach account to another Android device

I had Boom Beach on my phone and I have leveled up a lot. Now I wanted to download it and continue to play it on my tablet. I thought I had signed into my Google Play account on my Boom Beach on my ...
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There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later - Galaxy s3

Got the dreaded "There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later" error. This all started with notifications stating my account could not Sync with any of my apps. Seen many ...
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Unable to sign-in into Google Play Store after logging out

I downloaded Freedom app, but I didn't find it interesting, so I uninstalled it completely. After a while I tried opening my Google Play Store, but it didn't open and shows: "No connection - retry". ...
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Prevent phone unlock by secondary google account

What I have done: I have added multiple google accounts to my device. Also did set screen pattern lock and pin as fallback. Tried to give wrong pattern and selected unlocking by google account, I ...
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“This app won't run without Google Play Services, which are missing from your phone”

When I tap Google+ and try to sign in with my Gmail account it says couldn't connect to the server, but I can receive email, and when I'm trying to download apps in the play store it says error ...
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Use another person’s Gmail account in your phone to continue from his game progress

I have synced my Gmail account in my phone, but my friend has got leveled up troops in the app Boom Beach in his phone. I want to use his Gmail account into my phone so that I could continue playing ...
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What happens to my google account if I factory reset?

I've been using this Android phone for just over a year, but I'm worried about my Gmail and Google account which is connected to my phone. I want to change the email address on my Android because it's ...
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How to change my device location on the Play Store

I'm trying to download an App on the Play Store, specifically the Vue Cinema app, but this app is only (presumably) available in the UK. I have just relocated to the UK, so how do I set my location ...
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How to switch a Google account without resetting a phone?

On my Android LG Optimus Dynamic phone I originally entered an incorrect email when setting up the Google account to use. I want to switch emails now, but when I add the correct account and then try ...
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Google Play Games without Google Plus

Lots of Android games have some "achievement" features that give you badges for completing some task in the game. This sounds like fun and I'd like to try it. Apparently, those features are only ...
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how can I know which Gmail account was on my Android device?

I had a Gmail account active on my Samsung S3. I made backup of contacts , and I uploaded them on my Google Drive account. I later did factory reset on the device, and I can't recall which Gmail ...
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Wifi symbol always show exclamation mark since Lollipop upgrade

Since getting the recent Lollipop upgrade, the wifi symbol always has an exclamation mark. Wifi seems to work fine, and I gather this symbol means something to do with inability to access Google ...
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How can I set up my Google account without syncing Gmail?

I got a Nexus 7 tablet. Is it possible to use my Google account just to download apps and for backup purpose? I'd rather not see my emails, chats and contacts on the device as it's not with me all ...
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How to know on which Google account text messages (SMS) are saved?

I have 2 Google accounts on my phone. How can I know on which Google account text messages (SMS) are saved? I use a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A with Android 5.0.
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Received Contact via WhatsApp is stored in Phone - How to move it to Google without losing the image

For some time now I'm experiencing the following issue: When someone sends me a contact via WhatsApp it is stored in my phone and not my Google address book. How can I move this thing to Google or ...
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Contacts are mysteriously disappearing from Moto G (1st gen)

I have a Motorola Edition G 1st Generation running Android Lollipop 5.0. I have contacts that have been synced thorough Google Contacts and are cross synchronized through 4 Google Accounts. Some of ...
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Can I turn off Google/Google+ notifications on Samsung Galaxy S3?

I know you can turn off notifications from the native email client, but is there a way to turn them off for Gmail, Google+, and other Google apps? I have my Google account set up on my phone, which is ...