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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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Will wipe request from Android Device Manager affect replacement device?

I had a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 stolen, so a remote wipe was sent from Android Device Manager. I have a spare tablet of the same model that I need to set up with the same account as the stolen one. When ...
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Managing Multiple accounts for apps

My wife and I just bought new android phones for the first time, and are new to the google play store, and I am wondering the best way to manage app store purchases. Occasionally I'd like to have an ...
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Many devices for one android user. Are there limits?

I'm a teacher in the UK and have 30 kids in my class.We have bought 35 (older) Nexus 7 tablets. I have one Google account which I want to use across all devices so that the young children don't have ...
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Saving a place on Google Maps account

I want to save a place in Google Maps and put description/notes on it.. When I used Symbian, after clicking on the star to add the place as favorite, I could put name and description in the place, ...
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Application-specific passwords only work for a short period of time

I have two-step verification enabled on my Google Account, and I generated an application-specific password for my Android device (Infuse 4G with custom ROM in case that's relevant), and input it. ...
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Is it possible to wipe the phone without uninstalling the apps?

I'm having problems with my Google account in my phone and because of that I want to remove it and add it again. When I try to do it, it tells me that I can't remove it unless I restore to factory ...
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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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Google account doesn't accept app password

While setting up a Google account on a Cyanogenmod 12 mobile phone, the app specific password that I generated is not accepted, but my real password is accepted. Since I have enabled two factor ...
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Switch between accounts in Android 4.2

I would like to know if it's possible to easily switch between two Google accounts in Nexus 4 running Android 4.2 JellyBean. For example, I have at the moment two Google accounts set up in the device:...
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Using a separate account for Play Store purchases

My family own a number of Android devices. We each have our own google account but ther is no credit-card linked to any of them. I'd like to keep it that way. But occasionally, I'd like to buy an app, ...
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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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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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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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Android devices shows up in wrong account on Google Dashboard

I noticed today that my Android device shows up in the Google Dashboard for my work (Google Apps) address, as opposed to the Google Dashboard for my personal address. I am wondering if this is even ...
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Google account on HTC desire & galaxy tab

just got my new shiny galaxy tab out of the box and am attempting to add the same google account i have setup on my HTC desire. after entering my username and pass, i am given the worded picture that ...
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Allow usage of SID and LSID cookies in Android browser

I have a fresh Android 5.1 phone with two separate Google accounts already configured. I just started up the Android Browser and got a confirmation dialog about whether I want to allow Google to use ...
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Some Google contacts are not synchronized

I am a long time user of Android and Google and have all my contacts in Google Contacts, synchronized on my phone. So do my wife and my children. Within the same domain (managed via Google Apps) I ...
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App-specific passwords not working anymore under Android 5

I am using multi-factor authentication for all my Google accounts. I am pretty sure that I once used app-specific passwords on my Android (that time version 4 of Android) devices to authenticate. ...
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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 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 password....
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Privacy level with an anonymous account? [duplicate]

I am interested in the currently achievable levels of privacy on an Android device. As far as I understand it, the best one can do is not to activate a Google account. However, even then significant ...
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Sync Multiple Devices Simultaneously With One Account

I've got a question regarding maintenance/management with multiple android devices on a single account. For example: A school has 30 android tablets. Teachers need all 30 devices updated The school ...
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Why is my phone's brightness reset to full brightness?

I put a new SIM card in my phone, then took it out and rebooted. Afterwards I noticed the screen brightness was up to nearly 100% (I always have it all the way down). Auto-brightness was off both ...
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Logout from Gmail account without logging out Google Play Store account

I tried logging out the account on Gmail, but it logged out the Play Store as well. How can I logout of my Gmail account without logging out of the Google Play Store? Is it possible?
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How to update Google Play Services without having a Google account?

I have installed an app which apparently requires a newer version of Google Play Services. How can I upgrade these services to a newer version without having a Google account? This is on Android 4.4....
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Google account not saving Wifi passwords, apps, etc

My favorite part about Android is how Google backups almost everything for you without you actually really noticing. I just got a Nexus 5 and logged in to my Google account right away. I noticed it ...
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Cannot sign-in Google account on Samsung Galaxy S with 2-step authentication

I recently use 2-step verification to sign-in my Google account. But after turning this on, I cannot sign-in my phone since no SMS is sent to my phone. What can I do to sign in now?
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new account for GMail only

I added a second account in the GMail aplication, in order to be able to send/receive mail using that account. I realized that the account has been added not only for GMail, but the Market (Play ...
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What does “Sync Google+ Notifications” do?

I've recently upgraded to 2.3.7 and noticed a new setting under the Google accounts sync options. Settings->Accounts & sync->my google account As well as sync contacts, GMail etc it now ...
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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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Unable to Setup Google Account on Android 2.3

After Factory Reset, In order to use Play store and Gmail I want to setup Google account on Samsung GT-S6802. When I tries to setup Google Account, In-spite of right user-name and password, following ...
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How do I retrieve my contacts from my google account to my phone!

So I saved all my contacts by selecting the google account instead of saving on the phone. But I removed the accounts from the phone, and when i added back the accounts to the phone, i could not find ...
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Transferring Phone Ownership

I currently have an HTC Desire handset. I am just about to upgrade to a new HTC handset and would like to be able to pass this phone on to my wife. What’s the best way of changing the account setup n ...
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Accessing the internal phone memory by swapping out the SIM card

Is it possible to access an Android phone's internal memory by switching out the SIM card? My Android phone, with no SD card, has been stolen but access to the phone is locked via the "graphical pin"...
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What does “SMS Messaging Account” mean in Hangouts?

I'm using Nexus 5. In my Hangouts settings, I noticed that the setting called "Default SMS Messaging Account" was set to my email address with my full name (And can alternatively be changed to "SMS" ...
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Google Contacts - only My contacts, not Others

I have Samsung Galaxy Note II, Android 4.3 I have synchronized it with my Google Account. The problem is that when I search for a name, it also searches all the contacts I have ever send an email to. ...
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Are there any solutions other than flashing Gapps, to have Google accounts on CyanogenMod?

I've flashed CyanogenMod, nightly, and it is working perfectly. When I flash Gapps, then battery is drained fast, and the device is getting overheated. So, are there any solutions other than flashing ...
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Contacts disappeared after adding new google account

I am using a Google Nexus S I9023 mobile phone (Android 4.0.4). For whatever reason my google account was deactivated. So, I registered a new one and added it to the phone. Afterwards, 80% of the ...
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Android Account types missing google

When I go to Settings -> Accounts & sync -> Add account, there isn't the option of google, just skype and corporate. How can I get the google account type option? I have rooted my tablet, and have ...
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I have multiple Google accounts on my phone. How can I delete some of them?

I have an annoying problem with this Samsung Epic 4G touch. I set up a new Gmail account, which I use for Google Talk and the Android Market. However, I logged in to YouTube under two usernames at ...
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Can I use my Google account on two or more phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple Android Devices with a single google account I want to share some applications and contacts on my girlfriend's Android cellphone, can I do that? Will I lose my ...
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How can I download apps again after changing my Google account password?

I changed the password for my Google account earlier, and since then, every attempt to install an app results in a download was unsuccessful error. I have not been prompted for my new password ...
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problems with sync of contacts to google

my samsung galaxy europa seems to sync ok with my google account. but the contacts do not appear in my google account on the web [whereas updates to calendar and email do]. any advice appreciated.
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Reconnect Authenticator with Google account for a second time

My account had 2-step verification enabled and associated with the Authenticator App on my phone. Yesterday I reformatted it and now I'm installing the apps again. Everything is setup but the Google ...
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Swap first and last name in contacts

As I could not see SIM card contacts in my contacts app, I just imported all contacts (well over a hundred items) from my SIM card to Google account. On my SIM, my contacts were stored as Last- ...
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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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How to Create Additional Google Play Account Under 1 Google Account?

I have just set up new Google Account on my tablet that uses new Google Play account. I want to add another Google Account that I use as main that already has history of apps I bought in the past and ...
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Google Account activation: What should I consider concerning privacy?

In order to be able to use google-play-store, I will need a Google Account, and activate this on my Android device. Does this give Google access to all my private data? Is there anything I can to to ...
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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!