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

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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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How to store a wifi password?

My previous phone was saving automatically my wifi password. I now have a LG OPTIMUS L1 II, but it is asking for the password each time. Is there a way to tell them to save it?
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Can the administrator on a Nexus 7 unlock a secondary user's password?

I've forgotten my password for the family's shared Nexus 7. We assumed that the primary user would be able to access my settings and reset the p/w for me, but it appears not. I would prefer not to ...
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Unable to use Android Device Manager to reset my Password

I recently locked my Nexus 7 (2013) having Android 5.0.2 with a password, which I forgot. I, then, thought to use Device Manager, since I've authorized it from Google Settings to make changes, such as ...
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Wifi passwords were not restored on a new device

I got a new galaxy nexus phone running 4.2.2 and I noticed my WiFi passwords were not restored to this device. I skipped the account login upon first start, but added it later on. Am I missing ...
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Recover password with phone logged in? Need to set up additional device

I bought a new android tablet but I can't remember my google acoount password. I can't reset it because my phone is already logged in. It says I need to be logged off for 4 days. Is there a way to ...
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Forgotten backup PIN

I accidentally entered the pattern on my android phone wrong too many times. It now wants a backup pin to unlock. I remember the pattern and can get into my google account, but have forgotten my ...
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Encryption password was made invalid by changing my screen lock password

I've been using a 6-character password on my android phone for a couple of years now. It was the same password I was using for my screen lock. Two days ago, I went into my phone's settings and ...
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How can I make passwords really visible?

I've got a Nexus 7 running Android 6.0. I'd like to set a PIN for the lock screen, but given the inaccuracy of touchscreen keyboards, I'm not comfortable creating a password when I can't see what I'm ...
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View chrome passwords on Android device

I've been searching for a way to do this for a while now and haven't come up with a good solution. Does anyone know if chrome-saved passwords can be viewed on an android device? If they can't be, is ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 fingerprint app

My Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 fingerprint scanner won't accept my fingerprint and is saying my backup password is incorrect, I really don't want to do a hard reset, is there any other way around it?
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Android 5.1 update, Motorola X (1st Gen) and “Skip” NFC tabs (Really: disable “swipe” step before unlock)

I've just upgraded my gen 1 Moto X to 5.1. I've managed to get the NFC "Skip" tabs working again to unlock the phone, but the overall behavior is worse than with the prior release. Before 5.1, when I'...
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Restoring wpa_supplicant.conf [root]

I have a rooted Nexus 5 (Lollipop 5.1) which just decided to restart itself and clear out my saved WiFi passwords! Luckily I make regular manual backups of the wpa_supplicant.conf file from /data/...
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Force/Enable Pin screen lock

Is there a way to enable/set a pin code for screen lock, independently of the settings? In my case everything is greyed out (except "Password") because I use device encryption.
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How to make Android Lollipop remember wifi password?

I recently upgraded my Motorola Moto G OS to Android Lollipop. It works pretty well. However, one of the features I am missing is my corporate wifi being remembered that I used to enter from the ...
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I used Android Device Manager to lock my phone but now it will not unlock

I have looked at the other questions about this, but none have yet to help me. I locked my phone using the Android Device Manager because the pattern had been put in incorrectly too many times. I have ...
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Passwords and SIM change

The Android idiosyncrasy of forgetting all passwords on SIM change is annoying in this world fettered by daylight robbery otherwise known as roaming fees. Has anyone figured out a way to make it ...
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Mobile WiFi Encryptio

I'm trying to retrieve saved wifi passwords on my Note 3 mobile phone (rooted) but the file has the passwords encrypted. Anyway to decrypt it and stop my phone from encrypting it. The encryption is ...
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Galaxy S5 Privacy Mode

Attempting to access privacy mode on Samsung s5. Unable to reset password. How do you reset password (code) for privacy mode on Samsung galaxy s5?
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passwords on restricted accounts (KitKat)

I created a restricted account on a nexus 7 (gen1) with KitKat for my 9y/o daughter. She has worked out how to add a password to the restricted account. I understood it wasn't possible to this, but ...
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Cant connect to my wifi network at home WPA/WPA2 psk

it writes saved, secured. when I try to connect it writes connecting then back to saved secured. after a few seconds it writes authentication error. the password is right BTW
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Micromax A116 ask for 5,13 and 15 digit wi-fi passsword

I recently buy Micromax A116(canvas HD) Running on Android 4.1.2(Jelly-bean), I have problem in wi-fi that when I want to connect my compony wi-fi which is secured with WEP and having password 11 ...
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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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S2 not accepting activesync password

I had gone on a holiday to Singapore and had inserted a local SIM card. After a day, the phone stopped accepting my original password which was for the active sync. I am now back in India. How do i ...
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Locked out of google play store payement app on tablet

Set up google account all OK from previous settings on laptop. Went to buy an app from google play, re-entered password and was told it was unable to process try again - did that. Then checked laptop ...
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Microsoft Outlook unlock password in Android device

I recently installed Microsoft outlook in my Galaxy j7 mobile device and setup the email account.all went well until password setup for 5 letters and then later when i tried to open the mobile ,...
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Mint app constantly asking for password

Even after entering the password, a screen comes up every few days asking it to be re-entered. How can this be muted?
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Password not working / changes after update from COS 12.1 to Cyanogen OS 13

I've encrypted my OnePlus One a long time ago. Now I want to perform the update with the new released Cyanogen OS 13. The problem is that the phone don't want to validate the password from the ...
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How to Forget All App Passwords

I haven't been able to find any sort of app or topic on here which allows a device to stop remembering passwords for apps, such as Facebook, Snapchat, Reddit, etc. I have strong passwords, and I ...
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password wont turn off

I locked my phone using android manager and I've turned off the lock feature under settings. But it is still requiring a password every time I lock my phone or it times out. How can I turn that off??...
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How can I reset my rca viking pro 10 inch

I need to know how to reset my RCA Viking Pro 10.1 tablet running Android 5.0. It is asking for a lockscreen password after installing a VPN for Northwestern University but we cannot remember what ...
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Unable to unset the LOCK password Android 4.4.4

I have already read this Google help page as well as Unable to disable password on Android screen lock and several other links that explain how to a screen lock password/pin. I am using Android 4.4.4 ...
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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 ...
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How do I set a device password longer than seventeen characters?

The stock-Android device security settings restrict the length of passwords (and PINs) to seventeen characters. When I first got my device, I worked around this by using Android Device Manager to lock ...
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How can I disable or delete a 4 digit VPN password I accidentally set in my ZTE SPEEDS N9130 phones settings after tapping on VPN?

I did this 2 days ago not realizing what I was doing. It has caused a "numeric keypad like" to be present on my phones screen everytime I go to do anything at all with the phone. It won't allow me to ...
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Decrypt WIFI password from wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy S4

I would like a method to see a cleartext password decrypted from wpa_supplicant.conf on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 The problem is that the passwords, or psk's, are encrypted and even if ...
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Can't unlock Android

My Phone is locked, and I forgot the pin code. I tried to reset password using Android device manager, but it failed, I can't unlock device with new changed password. But when sending Ring using ADM (...
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Restore lock screen password

I have set a password for my Android device long ago which I have already forgot. I have downloaded an app that enables me to log in using a password. As I understand it, the app overrides the Android ...
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Moto G forgot all saved wifi networks after a reboot

Today i encountered a problem i didn't have before: when i tried to connect to a wifi network at work, i realised my Moto had the saved networks list totally empty. I needed to connect to the wifi as ...
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Recovering Wifi Password without Root on Galaxy Note 3

I am trying to recover WiFi password without rooting my phone. There are 2 ways I found online. One using a file explorer and the next is using ADB. I tried using ADB but I failed in doing so. I'm ...
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phone locked me out after restoring (factory settings?)

I have recently restored my Landvo l200g (Chinese phone), and now it seems to have setup a password without my knowledge. So when I boot up the phone it asks me for my pin code which I dont know ...
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Recover WiFi password on another phone using Google account

How to backup WiFi password using Gmail? Manually? My old phone was broken, and I have signed-in to Google and sync it there. Then I bought a new phone. When I signed-in on my new phone, my WiFi ...
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Can an Android device's security be circumvented when its screen is being changed?

I had shattered the screen on my device (both touch and display) and it was locked with a password. I took it to a nearby repair shop, and they took a long while to do touch-testing out of my sight ...
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How can I recover a Karbonn Privacy protection password?

I'm using Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus. A few days ago I had a battery problem and my phone died. Afterwards, I charged the battery by taking it out and charging it in a multi-charger. After it was ...
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Hex key to Wi-Fi is 64 characters, but device only allows 63 to be entered

I have obtained the hex key to my network, and it is 64 characters in WPA2-PSK. When I try and connect to the device and enter the passcode, it stops at 63 and won't let me enter the last character. ...
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Root my phone(the propere way)

I forgot my password (Yeah, I know, stupid) but it happened. So, I tried everything! But this damn phone doesn't respond to anything I do. Thy say "Press the power, volume, home key at the same time ...
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How can I recover my password or unlock pattern?

I messed up the unlock pattern 5 times and now my S4 is asking for a passcode that I don't remember setting up. Is there a way to get back to the first password that was set and to avoid the factory-...
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I used Google's Android Device Manager to lock my device and now I can't unlock it

So I was testing the Android Device Manager's function of locking my device remotely, and now I can't unlock it. I have tried entering the password several times, and the device always says that the ...
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Google Maps History

I am an active Google Maps user and use the History feature extensively. I recently changed by gmail password using my laptop and changed it to sync on my Android Samsung phone. My History list is ...
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recieving a 'Server password changed, please enternew password repeated request' on Samsung Galaxys S3 Mini

My Samsung S3 Mini keeps emailing me to say my Server Password has been changed, please enter new password. I havent changed the password. My emails are from my Sky email account and have had no ...