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Google Backup: Multiple devices using the same account - what happens on Restore?

It is nothing new that one can use multiple Android devices with a single Google account. Switching on a new device for the first time asks whether one wants to store one's data with Google, which ...
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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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Where I can find my own Google+ Play reviews and ratings?

I know that now Google Play reviews and ratings are connected with my Google+ account and my name. But where exactly I can find list of my own reviews and ratings Google Play apps?
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Deleted all Google Calendar events by mistake (web). How to I push my local android calendar to the web?

I just deleted ALL my events from Google Calendar (website) by mistake! My calendar events are still intact in my Nexus 7 because I have not synchronized after the mistaken deletion. I would like ...
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Can apps update without Google account?

Scenario: - No Google account is attached to the phone - No apps have been installed beside ones that where already on the phone (even after a factory reset) Questions: - Is it possible to let the ...
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Google Account shows two Android Login Service in Connected Sites, Apps, and Services

I have a HTC One X and when I go to my Google account's Security section -> Connected Sites, Apps and Services, it shows me two entries of "Android Login Service — Full Account Access". But I have ...
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Cannot add Google account for Playstore, SSL not working

I had Google Playstore installed on my Android 2.2 mobile. But unfortunately when I went to service centre the mobile was resetted to factory settings and all my data was lost. Thereafter when I ...
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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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Deleting a device from the Google Play Store?

Yesterday I bought a new Android smartphone & performed a factory reset on my previous HTC handset. Naturally (I think) I set up my new phone under the same Google account as was registered for my ...
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Cannot connect my Galaxy Ace to my Google account

I have 'Market' and every time I attempt to log into it using my Google account it says that it 'Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server.' Any idea what could be done to get it ...
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Google account without gmail

I have a google account for G+ Picasa and some other services i like to use. What i do not like is gmail it is i believe complete junk. Be it as it may. I have purchased a new android device and ...
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Google two-step identification not working on my phone

I just turned on two-step identification on my Google account. It works fine on my desktop. It also works fine on my iPad with help of application-specific password. But I have troubles with my HTC ...
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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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Removing Gmail app for guest device in my home

I recently picked up an HTC One V phone for practically free. I want to use it as a "media device" in my home. I have it hooked up to a dock and would like to have Netflix/Pandora/Play Music (linked ...
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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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Has anyone been able to setup a home server as a replacement for Google Sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? Sync to my own server for contacts, sms and notes? Has anyone been able to setup a home server as a ...
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How is a Nexus device “provisioned” when you buy it from Google?

I noticed during checkout for the Nexus 4 that you are given the option to have it provisioned: When purchasing a Nexus device from Google Play, you'll notice a 'Link this device to my Google ...
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Lost all my contacts after flashing custom rom (sg2)

I got a Galaxy S2 as an upgrade from my HTC Hero around January this year. My phone contacts have always been synced to my Gmail account and the backup worked since I got all my contacts on my SGS2 ...
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I can't use my Google Account password to bypass the lock screen

On my CM9 / ICS 4.0 phone, if I incorrectly enter the drawn pattern five times in a row, it locks itself for 30 seconds. I can't enter any more passwords, but I can click a "forgot my password" button ...
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Can I change the gmail account associated with google play store? [duplicate]

When I got my android phone I had a gmail account, gmail-1, but have now created another account, gmail-2. Is it possible to transfer my play store info (i.e. app download history) from gmail-1 to ...
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How do I disable GMail?

Yes, this has been asked before, but neither really addresses my concern, and I don't have reputation enough to add comments to existing questions. I've bought the cheapest Android 4 tablet with ...
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Android and Google contacts not syncing

For some reason I have 10 contacts in my Google Contacts account, but I have 50 contacts on my Android phone. I have signed into my Google Account from my Android phone and I have enabled settings ...
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Finding my Google email and password. I've made too many accounts

I really need help because I just got this tablet for Christmas and only had it for 2 weeks. I wanted to set the security on facelock, so I didn't have to remember the password. Instead, I set it to ...
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how to sort my contacts from pc on google account to most frequently used. not including the default email list

How can I sort my contact list from my PC to show the most-used contacts or most-recently-used from my Google account without my Android in hand? This does not include the default 20-most-contacted ...
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Adding a Contacts Group on Android doesn't sync to Google Contacts

I've created a contacts group on my Android phone, but this hasn't appeared on Google Contacts. I was under the impression my phone and my Google account would sync each way. How can I get my ...
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How to protect my Google account credentials on my Android phone?

Currently I use Gmail on my desktop with 2-step verification (by SMS) enabled and I consider it secure. Now I'm buying an Android phone and I'd like to check Gmail on it sometimes, but I don't want to ...
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Empty SIM contacts list, but they still show up in contact details

I use solely Google contacts as my contacts repository and display only the Google "My Contacts" group in my contacts list. When looking at contacts details, most of them have in the "connection" ...
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birthday duplicates after removing google account and adding it again

After removing my Google-Account on my HTC One S and adding it again, i recognized that all birthdays stored with contacts are in my calendar twice. When i change birthday at some contact, there is ...
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Recover Google account password without unlinking/deleting the main account from android device

I forgot the password for my Google account and I want to recover it. This Google account happens to be the main Google account linked to my Android device. When I try to use the Recovery options: ...
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Where did my uploaded pictures go? [closed]

I uploaded my pictures from my HTC phone into my google account wanting to move them into Picasa for editing and now I don't know where to find them,
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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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How to limit the synchronized contacts to “My Contacts” on a Galaxy Note?

I have a problem with my Galaxy Note II (Android 4.1.1) when synchronizing the contacts I have on the phone via Bluetooth with my car. I believe this is some limitation of the number of contacts (or ...
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Can I transfer application from account to account on a single tablet?

I bought an android tablet to my parents for christmas. I registered it on my Google account and went on and installed some apps. (Some are the ones I own on my second tablet, some are the ones I ...
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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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Sync problem with Google account

I erased all my contacts in my Samsung S i9000 to import all of them from Google. Sync has downloaded only around a half of 4500 contacts. Over and over syncing to get the rest of them I get an error ...
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Is it possible to remove an account from the Gmail app but keep the account on the phone?

I have multiple Google accounts, synced to the phone. For one of them I don't use GMail and have turned off syncing of mail. However the account still appears in the GMail app. This means sometimes I ...
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How do I change the Gmail account associated with the Play Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the account for Android Market? I got on the market yesterday and it made me enter my password for my existing Google account but I had forgotten the ...
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Recover password with phone logged in? Need to set up additional device

I bought a new android tablet but I can't remember my google acoount password. I can't reset it because my phone is already logged in. It says I need to be logged off for 4 days. Is there a way to ...
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Google account sign in problems

Yesterday my HTC Tattoo (with software based on Donut) started giving me "No connection Retry" errors for Gmail, YouTube, Google Reader, Market and anything else that requires sign in with Google ...
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Second google account never shows up

I want to add a Google account to use as the primary (paying) account in Google Play. I have tried to add the account in the Google Play app or in settings under Accounts and sync. I get no error, ...
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How to sync contacts in one direction only — from phone to Google?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Android 2.3. I just lost a lot of time after syncing contacts -- executed from the phone. I assumed that all the changes will be transferred to Google account (as initially) but ...
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Google Play says “You don't have any devices”

I tried factory resetting so I need to enter my Google account again to my device however it's been more than an hour now and Google Play still says "You don't have any devices". Any ideas how to fix ...
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How to stop web browser offering to sign into Google account

This question seems to be all over various forms, but i haven't yet found an answer. On my Android phone, the stock web browser offers to sign in to my Google account when i visit Google websites. At ...
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Problem in setting up google account - “couldn't open connection to server.”

I had just installed custom ROM cynogenmod-9(ICS) in my S Plus device and now I am not able to add Google Account in my android device. It gives the following error message, Couldn't finish ...
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How can I create a Google Account?

I have a new Android 4.0 device (d2pad), and I have installed Google Drive and Google+ but neither one works. When I try to start Google Drive it gives me the message "No Google account found, ...
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Prevent SMS deletion when removing Google Account

Before, when I try to switch Google accounts (by removing old then adding new) my SMS got deleted. Is it possible to prevent this? Also, if I maintain two Google accounts then later decide to remove ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 infinite login redirect with 2 step authentication

I've just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and tried to login with my google (gmail) account (which has 2 step authentication) and it redirected me to the web login which I completed (with the text ...
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Wrong Google account picture

Some applications on my phone (e.g. Maps) show a wrong picture for my user account. Specifically, an old picture is shown instead of last one I put on my Google+ account. How can I fix this? I use a ...
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How can I save all contacts into google account?

I did it using Gingerbread (Samsung Galaxy Ace 2), but with Ice Cream Sandwich (LG L5) I don't see appropriate action for that. Previously I entered Contacts (ok), then selected Settings (ok), ...
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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 ...