A password is a secret word or string of characters used for user authentication/authorization.

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How to unlock device when I forgot my password?

I've read Recovering from forgotten lock pattern which states that there is an option to disable the lock using my Google account information. However I did not noticed such an option when I entered ...
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How is the Gmail password stored in Android - and where?

I have looked around and found no information on how Android manages to store passwords on the device. Especially Gmail passwords. I'm looking to learn how Android encrypts and stores passwords ? What ...
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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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I need to view the saved WiFi passwords on my non-rooted Android phone

I have an LG Optimus 7 (not-rooted), and all my WiFi passwords are there. I want to view the saved WiFi passwords to transfer thm to my new Samsung Galaxy S3, but I don't know how. I tried to search ...
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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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Double Security for Gmail

My phone has a pattern lock and I want friends to be able to unlock it with the pattern, however, I do not want them to have access to my gmail. Is there a way that I can force gmail to ask for the ...
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Security risks of “Open Wi-Fi Networks”

How paranoid do I need to be about allowing my phone to connect to open/unencrypted WiFi hotspots? I don't really care if other people see my data (email being received or sent, stock quotes, ...
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My phone stopped remembering wifi passwords!

For some reason that completely escaped me, this here Samsung S3 mini stopped connecting automatically to my home network, always requiring me to re-type the wifi password. Since then, I noticed that ...
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How can I set a Screen Lock Timeout?

I'd like to have to enter the PIN not immediately after pressing the standby button, but only after some time, e.g. 30 minutes. I know there is Password Delay, which is better than nothing. But it ...
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“Account unlock” when not connected to internet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. I see this screen when I press "Forgot Password" in the pattern lock screen that comes by default with the phone: My Question is: How would my account be ...
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How to enter password for decrypt without system keyboard on android

I was trying to release some internal memory on my CUBOT GT-99, so I started disabling some system apps using one rooted app. One of apps I was disabled is system keyboard because I don’t use it ...
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How do I paste my password on Google Signin?

I change the password of my Google account on a frequent basis. My password is always a quite long alphanumeric string generated by a password manager. Typing it is really annoying, specially on a ...
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Restrict access to device settings

How can I prevent people who borrow my device from changing any of my settings?
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PIN longer than 16 digits

I was wondering if there was any way to use an unlock PIN longer than 16 digits on android lollipop - in the settings it allows you to enter a PIN less than 17 digits. I would like to stay away from ...
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Sync saved wifi passwords from defected mobile

I had an accident few days ago and broke the screen of my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, everything in it is working fine, even the touching system is working fine as well, but I want to retrive the saved ...
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Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) - Encryption, select different PIN than Screen Lock

I was wondering if one can select different passwords for device encryption in ICS? Having the same password for encryption and unlocking the screen isn't quite that secure... Thanks for hints.
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Can Android phones be set to automatically wipe all data after a certain amount of failed logins without an app?

A new policy at my work is being drafted regarding email access on phones. A requirement will be that the phone must automatically have all data erased after a certain amount of failed login attempts. ...
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How to retrieve saved password in Google Chrome for Android?

Is there any way I can retrieve stored password specific to any URL in Google Chrome for Android. This is not in any way connected with Google Chrome running in Desktop versions. I'm able to see saved ...
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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 this,...
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How to paste a password in a field of web browser?

This question may look ridiculous at first look, but this is more sad than funny. In some cases, standart web browser (or any of the alternatives I tried - firefox, opera, dolphin) simply doesn't ...
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Decrypting wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy mobiles

When I do cat on wpa_supplicant.conf file on Samsung mobiles, I see that the passwords are encrypted. But when I open the same file on LG mobiles, I can see the passwords in plain text. This is what ...
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How can I find the saved password in Android browser?

I have Prestigio Tablet with ICS. I forgot a password from important site. It's remembered in the tablet's browser. How can I see it without rooting the tablet?
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How can I extract saved wifi locations and passwords off my old HTC Inspire device? [duplicate]

I am willing to root the old device HTC Inspire to get this information manually if necessary. The objective is to transfer all the save wifi locations and passwords over to a Samsung Galaxy S5. We ...
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Too many password attempts

While I was out, someone attempted to guess my phone password. They couldn't guess it and now it displays the 'too many password attempts' screen, which needs to be unlocked with a google account. ...
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How to force Gmail/Android to request password every time for google account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Logout from Gmail on my device I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace running Android 2.3.3. Is it possible to force Gmail or any google related apps to request my password everytime ...
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Is it possible to change password on the phone itself for gmail/market/other google apps?

I think this is a general question that would apply to all Android phones though I have a HTC Desire Z. I cannot find a section on any of the settings to change the password for the Google account ...
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What is Marshmallow encryption protecting?

I installed CM 13.0 onto a Nexus 6, which includes Android 6.0.1, and I have set a PIN. The Settings UI reports that my phone is encrypted. However, my phone is able to boot all the way to the lock ...
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Android 4.0.4 - Wifi WPA-PSK hex password too long

I am currently trying to connect to a Wifi (WPA-PSK TKIP with 64-bit hex password). However my device - LG Optimus L9 with Android 4.0.4 - only allows to type in 63 characters. It seems that it only ...
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Browser's webview.db doesn't store Hotmail password, but it can still auto login. Why?

On my rooted Galaxy Nexus 4.1.1, stock browser doesn't store any password for Hotmail, but whenever I open Hotmail, it logins automatically. I checked data/data/com.android.browser/webview.db, the ...
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Unable to disable password on Android screen lock

I would like to disable the PIN/Password of my Android screen lock but I am unable to do that as the relevant option is greyed out. Please see screenshot: (Click image to enlarge)
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remove surelock from android tablet without admin password

I bought a tablet that has sure lock on it. This makes it so you can only use one app and can't access the settings. I tried the answer from this question but all I got was an error. How to exit ...