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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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1answer
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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?
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1answer
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How do I clear out some information recorded in Google accounts?

I have a phone that is running Android. I have several Gmail accounts setup on the phone, many of which belong to my family members who are computer illiterate while a couple of the accounts are my ...
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Logout from Gmail on my device

It bothers me that my Android Phone is permanently logged into my Gmail account. I want to logout from the device and somehow make the phone ask for username/password when connecting to my account. ...
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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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Logging in with a non-gmail account

I got here an ePad running Android 2.3 and I want to set up Market on it for its owner. He doesn't have a Gmail account, neither he wants one. I have just made a Google account that is associated with ...
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How do I remove an account for a phone I sold but did not factory reset first?

I had an HTC Wildfire phone which I stood on and broke the screen. I then sold it as spares because it wouldn't turn on and bought another one. When I went onto my Market account I noticed my new one ...
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Create a Gmail address for a Google account but use another email as the login

I want to add a Gmail address to my account (that I will not use) but I don't want that address to be my main address (i.e. my login) for Google, because I already use me@example.com everywhere. I ...
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Looking for application that captures name-card and sync with google contact? [closed]

I'm looking for an Android application that captures picture of name-card and can help to sync with Google contact the contact information in that captured image. If you know one, please share. ps. ...
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1answer
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When is a free app removed from your google account?

I install a free app from android market, then I uninstall it. Then I still see it linked to my google account. But after some time, the app is no more linked to my account. Other apps instead are ...
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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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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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Remove google-account from older smartphone

I gave my sister my older smartphone without removing my google-account. How can I remove that permission without removing her settings completely, or how can I remove that certain android device ...
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Remove google accounts from Android Market

I have 2 accounts synced with the device, lets call them Account A and Account B. When I got the device, I first entered A to be the account for the market, for gmail and everything else. Then, I ...
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1answer
396 views

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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How can I get Google's two-step verification to work?

On my Android phone, I can't seem to use my Google Account because I have the 2-step verification enabled. Can I log into Google without disabling the 2-step verification system? Here is a link to ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Hide secondary account in Android Market

I have a problem with my android phone: I have two Gmail accounts. The first on is my main account, with everything synchronized on my Android phone (mails, contacts, calendar, apps, ...). The other ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Where exactly does Android get its contact suggestions from?

I have a phone right here (Evo 3D), it has no service (except my wifi) and I've only added an obligatory gmail account which has one contact. No Facebook, no Google+, no Twitter, etc. Yet I got a ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Installing official Google Marketplace on a chinese Asus Eee Pad Transformer 101 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device? I'm currently living in China, so I bought my Asus Eee Pad Transformer 101 here. ...
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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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Is there a way to block access to or wipe my Google data for a lost/stolen phone

If my phone was ever lost or stolen, my only real concern is data and apps associated with my Google account, such as my Gmail, the ability to purchase apps from the Market, and maybe Picasa albums. ...
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1answer
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Android - Change Google account on Nexus S [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove the default Google Account on my phone? I tried different methods of changing the Google account on my Nexus S, all failed. Did someone manage to do ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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Is it possible to use 2-step verification with multiple accounts on a phone?

Using 2-step verification with Google Authenticator on an Android handset provides good security for accessing Gmail and other Google services. What I am curious about is whether Google Authenticator ...
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3answers
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Only one account showing on Google+ Android app

I have two GMail accounts active on my Android 2.2. Let's call them Acc1 and Acc2. Acc1 is the default account I set when I got my Android. I didn't know then, that I can't change the default ...
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1answer
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Backup contacts, photos, apps, remove google account, and replace with dummy account

I want to unlink my main Google account from my phone and use a dummy account instead. I don't really use any of Google's services on my phone like gmail, voice, etc. For security, loss reasons and to ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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How do I get my apps from device A to automatically install on device B when I sign in to my Google account?

I have heard that it is possible for apps to be automatically synced between Android devices so that when you sign in to another Android device with your Google account, your applications will ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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How do I sync and share Calendars from multiple Google accounts with my phone?

I have some questions regarding to Android's default calendar app in Galaxy 5 (five). I am working with two Google accounts, but my calendar app shows calendar of only one account which is marked ...
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1answer
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Can't log into google apps after sim card change

I went to Germany and I had switch my PLAY (PL operator) SIM card with Blau.de SIM card. Everything was good, I had Internet connection and full facebook/twitter/google sync. After return to Poland, I ...
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1answer
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Synchronize the contact's default phone number

I've upgraded my HTC Desire to a Galaxy S. In the HTC, I had a default phone number for each contact (typically, the mobile number). After linking the new device with my Google accounts, the default ...
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1answer
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How can I use Google Play without storing any Google account information on my phone?

I am using HTC Wildfire handset, but I think following question applies to all Android-based handsets. My Google Account has been added under Settings -> Accounts & Sync --> Google (under ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Enforcing no synchronization with Google [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use the Google Market without syncing other Google data? Hello, I'd like to setup a personal calendar with Funambol's syncing application. My goal is to never let ...
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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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1answer
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buy an app - message: “none of the accounts on your phone are supported”

I tried to buy my first app on the HTC EVO. My mail is working fine. It says "none of the accounts on your phone are supported", then it offers me to 'add a google account". I click "Already have a ...
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1answer
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Google Books in Android emulator

Has somebody been able to run Google Books in the emulator? I've installed this app, but when I run it, the only thing I get is a "Google Accounts" - "0 accounts" banner, with the rest of the screen ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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How to change the account for Android Market?

I use two Google accounts and add them to . Let's say acc1 and acc2. When I try to buy an app in the Market, it chooses acc1's Checkout account, and I don't see an option to change to acc2. Can I use ...
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Android phone<->Google contacts - usage model and best practices?

I am finally forced to admit that I'm completely flummoxed by the communication between my android phone and my google account's contact list. I have tried various usage models and experienced ...
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Error adding another Google account

Device: T-Mobile G2 (UK) / HTC Hero OS: 2.1 I have a primary gmail account, a second Gmail account, and a Google Apps account. I'd now like to add another Google Apps account. However, whenever I ...
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How Do I Know Which Google Account is Used for the Market?

So far I've never purchased anything from the Market but just installed free apps. Now, I'd like to purchase an app and I want to make sure the Market is using the correct Google account, since I have ...
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2answers
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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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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.