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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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Google account and installed apps disappeared after an unexpected restart

I have a Note 3 N9005, Lollipop installed on it. My phone just restarted in my pocket, by my clothes "pressing" power and home button (why does that restarts the phone?). After it restarted various ...
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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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Cannot add Google accounts on Huawei U8825D/G330D

This is a Huawei U8825D/G330D running Android 4.0.4 on a contract with China Unicom. I have used two Android phones in the past, and was always able to sync all my Google services by logging into a ...
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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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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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639 views

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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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!
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I always have to login to google again?

Everytime my battery ends, and the phone turns off, I'll have to login to google again? Isn't there a way to keep my login information even if the mobile restarts? By the way, I use double check ...
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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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Change “contact” photo when making a call

I've started using Google Plus and I want my Android "contact" picture to change to the picture used in G+; a real photo of me. It's currently using an old avatar picture I once set for Google Talk, ...
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How do I change my Google Account in Beyondpod?

How do I change my Google Account in Beyondpod, the podcatcher? The one used to synchronize with Google Reader I mean.
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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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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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Transfer all Contacts in Phone and Sim to Google Contacts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move phone contacts to Google? I am using my New Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. In My Contacts, I see that some are in SIM Memory, Some are in Phone Memory while ...
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Can I use the default music app in ICS without linking it to my google account?

I somehow cannot use the music app in android without linking it to my google account first. So - against my will - I linked it to my google account. I did this because I was hoping to remove that ...
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How to change google account without wiping? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How-to unlink the main Google account from android device without a factory reset I'd like to change the google account an unrooted Nexus One is linked to without ...
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Motorola Defy does not sync to GMail

I have purchased a Motorola Defy some time ago, and imported my address book from my old featurephone using the SIM card. Under Settings / Account now I have two accounts listed in the Motoblur ...
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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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Unknown Permissions on VirusTotal analysis

I have noticed unusual and unwanted behavior from a few of my system apps, most notably Google Play Services, Google Account Manager, and Google Services Framework. These apps cause force closes on ...