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My Gmail is signed in through the app on ex-boyfriend's phone

I had my email signed in on the Gmail app on my boyfriend's phone who is now on the other side of the country. I've asked him a couple times to disconnect it but recently checked out Google Play and ...
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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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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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Can I use multiple Android devices with a single Google account?

Surprisingly I haven't found a satisfactory answer for this in a FAQ somewhere or anything. I have a Motorola Droid (with froyo, if it matters) I am thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 my device location on the Play Store

I'm trying to download an App on the Play Store, specifically the Vue Cinema app, but this app is only (presumably) available in the UK. I have just relocated to the UK, so how do I set my location ...
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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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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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How can I remove the default Google Account on my phone?

I no longer want to link my default Google Account on my phone. I have a Nexus One runnin 2.2.1. How can I unlink my Google account?
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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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How-to unlink the main Google account from android device without a factory reset

While setting up my HTC Hero phone, I have entered my gmail account in the setup. But now I want to remove it (I don;t want to change with another account). How do I do it ? I have searched a lot on ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to use a different account with youtube?

I'm having problem using youtube. I use different gmail accounts for e-mail and youtube and I would like them to be separated. Is there a way to tell youtube to use a different account from the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...