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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 ...
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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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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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Trying to solve Problem: Huge Contacts Database

On a HTC Sensation running ICS 4.0.3, something caused my contacts database to rapidly grow. The DB is now 580 megabytes and growing (sometimes over a megabyte per hour) despite the fact that I: ...
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How to see the device list of a given Google account

I have many test Android devices and added my Google account to those device to reuse my application collection. Recently I often recieve payment notification via gmail for application which I really ...
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Duplicate message thread for same contact

I have a strange problem, occurred after I added a new number to my contacts (google). In the message lists I have a duplicated thread for this contact (only for this one) As you can see below the ...
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Deauthorize an app

I installed MightyText the other day. But I haven't used it so I uninstalled it. Then I remembered it required links to my Google account - so I went to Google Account security. But it doesn't list ...
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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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Persistent “Google sign-in” error, even with correct password

I believe this started after I installed the Google+ app, but there is a constant notification that looks like a warning sign, and it displays this: Entering the correct password does not dispell ...
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What happens with the installed apps when you switch Google Account on a phone?

I am going to buy a new Android phone. I would like to give my current one to my wife when I do this. She already owns an Android phone so she has her own Google account. I am just wondering what ...
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Add contact without using “Google account”?

When I got my phone, I imported my old contacts by writing a small program that uses the contacts API. That worked great, and all my contacts were stored locally on the phone (sync with Google is ...
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How can I set the default Google Drive account used?

I have two Google accounts set up on my phone, both are also present in Google Drive. When I open the Gallery app and chose to share a picture via Google Drive, it will always be shared with the same ...
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Why / When do I have to log in to Google?

Installed MyDocs, I can select my Google-account and see listings of my documents, but to edit something I need to enter a password. Why is this? When does it happen? (I am constantly logged in to ...
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Galaxy ace - Can't seem to add a contact without adding them as a Google 'contact'

Every time I add a contact (via the little plus) it brings up the Google contact screen. It used to give me an option for SIM or phone storage for the contact, but this is no longer an option.
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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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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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Do apps that access gmail only have write access or full gmail access (potential security risk?)

I use a backup app to backup SMS text messages to my GMail account registered on my HTC Desire Z Android 2.3 phone. The app requests access to the gmail account. But what does this actually mean? ...
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How can I get a google play acct to be able to download from the market? [closed]

I recently obtained a used HTC Wildfire phone which unfortunately had no memory card. I have replaced the memory card, but of course there are no apps on it. If I try to download apps, i am taken to ...
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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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1answer
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When a Google account is used to access the Android Market, what information is captured by Google?

When I use a Google account which then becomes the primary account on the device, what information is captured by Google e.g. device make, model, IMEI, etc? Am I able to access any of this ...
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1answer
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Why is a Google account required when installing applications from the Market?

I installed an application from the Android Market for the first time today however was informed that I need a Google Account. Why is that?
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Default calendar doesn't show any calendar; not able to create a new one

My tablet runs Android 4.0.3. The stock calendar app complains that there's no calendar available, however I'm pretty sure that my calendar exists because I can read it online through other devices. I ...
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Where do these strange contacts come from?

I recently noticed that in my phone contact list (which is synchronized to the Gmail contacts) there are many contacts that I don't remember adding and that I don't even know. Has anyone else ...
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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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“login with google” via mobile browser - how to use secondary account?

I recently tried to use the Dolphin browser login to my Trello.com account, which I had created by signing up through a Google Apps account. Since I had not set up a Trello-specific account yet, I had ...
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Google authenticator app says that this version is no longer supported

I'm a bit concerned about the message this app is giving me. It is saying that my currently installed version is no longer supported. Why am I getting this message directly from the app, shouldn't ...
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Why do I need a Gmail account to use Android?

I am a new user of Android phone. I used to own an iPhone. I don't remember needing an Apple account besides using it to download applications from app store. Now I need a Gmail account to do even ...
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Why does the Google Authenticator app have “obsolete” in its title on Play Store?

Why does the Google Authenticator app have "obsolete" in its title on Play Store? Does it work? Can I still use it for two-factor authentication? Is there a preferred method?
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Copy all contacts from HTC Desire HD to my google account

I'm trying to sync all my contacts from my HTC Desire HD to my google account but I can't see them anywhere in my google account. I have already found several tutorials on the the internet but still ...
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How to change country?

I want to install this application https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scoompa.callrecorder.open but I can't, because I'm in a wrong country. I would like to change country. Do I need ...
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Is it possible to activate an android device using a 'google apps' account

I'm using Google Apps for my personal domain and email. Is it possible to use such an account (e.g. "name@mydomain.com") to activate an android device?
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Change main Google account login address

When I activated my first Android phone, the Galaxy Note, last week it forced me to create a Gmail account for it. Seeing no other way out, I did as I was told. However, seeing yet another google ...
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What's the Android Devices section of Google Dashboard for?

I noticed the Android Devices section of Dashboard is empty for me. I've had 3 android devices so far, all synced with my Google account. The Android Market section of Dashboard correctly shows my ...
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Getting “Authentication is required” when trying to access the Play Store

Over the past week, whenever I try to open the Play Store/Market app on my phone, the app thinks for a while and then displays this error message: Authentication is required. You need to sign ...
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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 can I make the browser remember login credentials for Google mobile sites?

The stock browser forgets the username and password when logging into mobile versions of Google sites such as Google Search and Google Tasks. Setting Menu -> Settings -> Privacy Settings -> Remember ...
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Wrong HTC phone type attached to android market

I have a htc desire z and accidently put htc vision How can it be changed. I cannot download a program from android market for my phone as it thinks is a Htc vision
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How to protect my Google Account?

I am very concerned with security of my Google account in case I lose the phone (as in: lose it, have it stolen/robbed, etc.). Right now it seems that whoever grabs my phone will also have full access ...
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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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Is a google account mandatory to use the market?

Is a google account mandatory to use the android market?