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Gmail's official app doesn't store password in your device. Your password is 100% safe if you use this app. This is how it works: The password is used by Google's authentication servers for the first time ONLY. After first successful authentication, an Auth Token is downloaded to device which is stored in accounts.db file as plain text. For all subsequent ...


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Being "logged in" is a misconception. Even when you are "logged in" when you use a browser, this is handled by the storage of a cookie with an authentication token stored in it. On the device is sort of the same, except it is not a "cookie". When you set up your account, an authentication token is requested and stored on the device. A new token can also be ...


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There's no way to do this. It's been posed on Gmail's support forums in the past and the answer has always been (from the linked discussion above): ... Google's native apps on Android phones are designed to use the phone itself to sign in and out. If you're concerned about account security on your phone I recommend you add a lock pattern or PIN to ...


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Some options: Try hitting Menu -> Refresh in GMail, there should be a notification prompting you to re-enter the password. If it's in the notification bar, pull it down and click it. Clear the cache and data for all Google apps on your phone: Gmail, Gmail storage, Google Framework Services, Talk, Accounts, Play Store, etc. via Settings -> Applications ...


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You should check out Lookout's Plan B app. It lets you find your phone after it is lost. I would recommend using Seekdroid or Where's my Droid in the future.


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No! No! NO! DON'T YOU DARE! Your phone doesn't know your password. When you log in it is issued an (oath?) authentication token so it doesn't have to deal with passwords. This is not an omission, they didn't just forget that someone might want to change their password, I'm 100% sure that this was intentional. The moment you start dealing with passwords for ...


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It doesn't look like you can do anything natively except disconnect the account you're syncing with every time you're done checking your mail. However, there are a number of app protect apps out there that let you put passwords on particular apps for just such a purpose.


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Usually the phone should have detected the password change and a notification should appear in the notification bar to ask for a new password. Are your phone connected to the internet? If the phone doesn't detect the password change, try rebooting the phone. If the phone still aren't asking for password, try removing your account and readding again, go to ...


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I don't think there is an easy way to know which email address you used, afaik. But if you have an idea on which email address it could be. You could try to retrieve your password using the options below. Once you have the right password, you can try this to unlock your phone. You can open Google on your pc and try to log in there. Try the password recovery ...



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