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Go to: https://accounts.google.com/b/0/EditPasswd and change your password, then go to: https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions and revoke access to everything.


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If Android Device Manager was enabled, and you HATE your ex, you can Lock and/or Erase that phone. Refer to the official guide for more details. Lock. Lock your device with a new password. Erase. Permanently delete all of your data. Of course, as others suggested, changing your password is sufficient.


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Login to Gmail on a browser. At the end of the page, in the bottom right-hand corner, you have a small hyperlink to see the sessions where your account is being used called "Details". Click that link, and then click on the "Sign Out" for all the sessions. Voila! All of your logged in sessions (except the current browser login) will be logged out.


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Looks like Google has released a new version of Authenticator (as of March 21, 2012) under a new package name: com.google.android.apps.authenticator2. Old version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.authenticator New version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.authenticator2 Different ...


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I have a Motorola Droid running CM6 (Android 2.2, effectively) and a G1 running CM5 (Android 2.1, effectively). The Droid is on Verizon and the G1 is on a pre-pay SIM card with no data (so it is basically a wifi device I use for dev testing). I use the same Google account on both. It does not force me to have the same apps on both phones. I can download ...


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EDIT: I now personally use AndroidLost. In addition to everything listed below, there is also an AndroidLost Jupstart app that will launch the service remotely if your phone is already lost without any locating software on it. It's pretty sweet: Read SMS'es Read the latest SMS'es from your phone and send them to your email. Remote control alarm Have you ...


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Let's talk about sets, baby Android's backup service has a concept called a set: the set of all data backed-up from one device (on one transport, but that's a detail). Each set is identified by a unique string, such as the IMEI on the device. When an app (or the list of installed apps) is backed up, its backup data go into the set associated with the device ...


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Note that the Google Play Store now allows use of multiple accounts! In the app, press the Menu button and hit Accounts to see the currently selected account and to choose another. When you buy or install an app, it will show the email address being used (on the preview page, where you select the payment method, permissions and such). You can still back ...


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I've contacted Google and this is their response: Thanks for contacting us about country support for Google Play. We use the billing address of your default payment instrument in Google Wallet to help determine your home country for accessing the Play Store. Our collection of content can vary by country, so your view of the Play Store may ...


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As of mid-2011 the Android Market supports multiple accounts. To add another account... Press menu button – select settings – Accounts and Sync – tap on “Add account” and add your another gmail account. To activate or use another gmail account in the market, open the new market app (v 3.0.26) and select “Accounts”. A list will pop-up showing all ...


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For some reason Google have created a whole new app for the new version of the Authenticator app: New version Old version See also Why does the Google authentication app have “obsolete” in its title on Play Store? and in the news Android Police: PSA: Google's Authenticator Updated To v2, Except It's A Brand New App, And You Need To Install It To Get ...


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Apps are linked to the account that downloaded them, but Android has adapted, and will recognize the apps that are installed, regardless of which account is on the phone. This means: Your apps will not be deleted from the phone if you switch accounts You will still be able to update apps You will not be able to use any apps that were purchased through the ...


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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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Instead of entering a password every time you sync or access your mails - which will also be more insecure, because you enter the password often and in public - think about a good screen lock (PIN or Password) and a remote wipe solution. Changing your Google account password is always a good idea in case of a stolen Android device. According to Oleg ...


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In addition to what Flow says, and I think this is a superior solution: Use application-specific passwords The idea here is that you can create an application-specific password for any non web-based application that needs your Google credentials (think Android phones, mail clients, IM clients, etc.) You create a credential for each purpose and use this ...


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I doubt there's an answer to this beyond "because that's how Google designed its apps". Android itself does not require a Google account to use, only Google's proprietary applications do. CyanogenMod and other pure source builds of Android are actually forbidden from distributing the Google apps within the firmware package itself because of their proprietary ...


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If you go to the Market Account settings part of the Android Market webpage at https://market.android.com/account and click on the Settings tab, you should see a list of the devices registered on that Market account, clicking the Edit button lets you hide that old phone from the web interface. That's what you'd normally use to remove an old device from ...


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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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Prey is possibly another option. I don't see a "remote wipe" feature, but there are these two features listed: No unauthorized access Fully lock down your PC, making it unusable unless a specific password is entered. The guy won't be able to do a thing! Keep your data safe Hide your Outlook or Thunderbird data and optionally remove your stored passwords, ...


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The answer is that you have to use a standard computer, log into your google account 2-step verified google account, go to authorise applications and sites, and set up your android device. Google have said that 2-step verification will not work yet on android, so they have provided this work around for now. Here is the link where you create a password to ...


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This is often caused by linking other social networks (via the appropriate App) or third party E-Mail providers to the Android device. This will cause the contact lists or address books to be synced and shown in your device. This includes for example Last FM Yahoo Mail Skype etc.


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To turn off notifications for Google+, open the Google+ app, press Menu->Settings->Notifications, then press the ON/OFF toggle in the top right. To turn off notifications for Gmail/Google Apps Mail, open the Gmail app, press Menu->Settings, select the account you wish to disable notifications for, uncheck the checkbox that says: Email notifications To turn ...


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Changing your google password will prevent the phone from syncing with your google account, but will not remove data already on the device.


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Good answer, but this was still confusing to me, because it wouldn't let me enter the app-specific password for Google's Play Store. Final Solution: Create an app-specific password for Google Play at https://accounts.google.com/IssuedAuthSubTokens (E.g., name it "Android Phone Play Store"). On the phone, add a 2nd Google account (All Settings > Accounts ...


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You can't delete it, only hide it. Go to the Google Play website. Make sure you're logged in. Click the gear icon in the upper right then click Settings. Your devices should be listed there. Uncheck "Shown in menus" on the device you don't want to see any more.


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What do you mean, by 'delete it' exactly? Your phone needs to be linked to a Google account, no matter what (as far as I know). If you do wish to change the "main" Google account your phone is linked with, a factory reset is the way. I've had to do it myself a few times. If you just want to stop receiving Gmail notifications, go into Settings > Accounts ...


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The Google settings app is being put their either by the Maps app, Search app, or the Google+ app. It's a unified settings/sign-in thing they just added in literally yesterday and allows you to manage the settings for all of the above (and probably more in future) from one menu. ...


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I also recommend going to the account security activity : https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity It will show you when and where your account is used. For example : if you boyfriend is loggued on some other device


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It's probably worth noting that standard Google Apps accounts can't use Checkout at all, so you can't put a credit card on them, and so can't pay for Market Apps. Only Apps accounts upgraded over the last couple of months to the upgraded Apps accounts can (if your account was upgraded you should have got an email with the title "Your Google Apps account now ...


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Generally it is the first Google account you add to the phone that is associated with the market.



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