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

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Can you reset a password for a restricted profile?

I have a restricted profile that is asking for a password, and it is not taking it. As the owner, I would like to be able to reset this password. Long Story: The restricted profile is my son's. Since ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How to delete a single saved Password in the android standard browser?

I need to replace or delete an saved password for a single webpage. I have Android 2.3.6. How can I do that?
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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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How do i recover my wifi pass from android using adb?

I'm connected to a wifi spot with my android, but i'd like to connect with my laptop aswell. I don't want to root my phone (warranty and stuffs) nor reset the router, as it has complex settings on it. ...
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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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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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samsung s5 stuck at alternative password screen

so my friend's mobile was logging in using fingerprint sensor. but his little brother kept making wrong attempts to open it and it finally stuck at alternative password screen and doesn't go back ...
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Forgot password of backup file in Xperia L

I have created a backup from my Sony Xperia L phone, but I have forgotten the password I have used for it! What can I do to retrieve my data from the backup? Is there any tools??
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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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Is there a way to automatically store wifi password when I enter them in a way that will allow me to recover them without root?

Please note that I don't want to recover wifi passwords without root access. I know you need root in order to recover remembered wifi passwords. I want to know if there is a way to save them in an ...
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Galaxy S4 crashed and rebooted, now says password is incorrect even though it is definitely correct

I was using my Galaxy S4 when it suddenly froze, then rebooted itself. Now, it is telling me that my password is incorrect, even though I am 1000% sure that I am typing it correctly. I have typed it ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite asking for password the first time turned on

I bought a new, unlocked Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 Lite. The first time I turned it on, it asked for a password. I've never put any password on it, it was the first time the phone had been turned on. What ...
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Samsung Galaxy s4

I got a lock screen app. Then got another, they both are in use and I can't get back into my phone. First is a music password, then there is the When I do it is all black and I can not touch ...
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HTC One Sv asking the password to decrypt storage, but I never encrypt the storage

My HTC One Sv w/beats audio is asking for a password to decrypt storage. Why? Phone will not go past this screen or do a hard reset. I have not set a password to encrypt storage so there is no ...
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How do I get rid of my password on android 5.0 lollipop?

I put a password on my phone and cannot get rid of it. I have deactivated the administrator. When I press encrypt device, which is where you can choose the password or swipe, it says something about ...
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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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How to set Android Device Manager to ALWAYS reset password?

I recently had my phone stolen at gunpoint and they asked me for my password. Naturally, I had no choice but to give it to them. I'm trying to protect my new phone. I have been trying to test the ...
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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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Android 5.1 encryption password gone after changing back to pattern

I've encrypted my phone (Android 5.1) after setting up a password, and it worked fine. Because I don't want to use a password for the normal screen unlock, I've changed it back to pattern. But now ...
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Locked Out of my S4. Already reset it on android device manager to no avail

I was locked out of my Samsung Galaxy s4 so I thought I should reset the password with the Android device manager. I was able to locate my phone and change the password, both Verizon and my phone ...
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My Samsung Magnet has a password set for messages only, how can i get it taken off without knowing the password?

There has to be a way to reset my password to open my messages on my Samsung Magnet phone...please help! Giving this phone to my mom to use but its useless for her if she cant use the messaging.
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How do I set the credential password on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4?

I'm trying to find out how to set a credentials password on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It doesn't say set password. Thank you, I appreciate your support.
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My ASUS ME173X has no forgot password prompt

I seem to have forgotten my password and i don't see the 'Forgot password' prompt on my ASUS tablet screen after five attempts.My device is linked with my google account and has android device manager ...
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Why I cannot save passwords in web browsers?

I am using Galaxy Nexus and as it is not supported anymore, so I use Cyanogenmod for software updates. Up to now I have used CM11, now I use CM12. I have noticed some long time ago (probably with ...
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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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Galaxy S3 mini can not use School wifi. Please help

Our school system started using xpress connect, a program that allows the school to more easily monitor WiFi usage across the many devices now connecting to it. However it requires me to install the ...
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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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Is aWallet Password Manager a secure place to keep sensitive login info?

I've been looking for a good, simple password keeper. I don't need it to automatically log in and I don't want to use a built in browser (I like Chrome). I just want something very basic but secure. ...
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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 ...
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Smiley lock screen password!

my brother have inserted his lock screen password two smiley images from keyboard and now he knows his password but when he types smiley images from keyboard it will not unlock the screen and android ...
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How to disable visible password feedback on the decryption screen of encrypted devices?

How do you disable visible password feedback on the decryption screen during boot (for encrypted devices)? I have unchecked "Make passwords visible" under Settings/Security/Passwords but this does ...
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Can I use a PIN to unlock the screen instead of the device passkey?

I recently purchased a used AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4. It has Android 4.4.2 and so far as I can tell, the latest updates from AT&T and is all 'stock'. My previous (and first) Android phone is a ...
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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 ...