I lost my Android phone today so I changed my Gmail account password.

Will whomever that finds it be able to view my offline Gmail (cached) content, even though I changed my account password?

I'm concerned because I'm not usually asked for the password and whenever I'm offline I can see the offline cached content.

  • Did you have a screenlock set on your device, such as a pin or pattern? That, at least, would hinder the user from immediate access.
    – Stephen S
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 19:09
  • the pin of the sim if you mean that
    – Irene
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 19:53
  • No, the SIM pin only is asked on power-on (or when returning from airplane mode). But didn't the account page @Google have the possibility to revoke access from specified apps/devices? If you had not already changed your password, I had recommended checking the lost-phone tag-wiki and push one of the special apps to it. That would have given you the possibility to even remotely wipe the phone. Not sure if that still works with a changed password.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 21:20

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A quick bit of experimentation shows that they will be able to view your cached Gmail, but will not be able to download new mail.

  • thank you very much for your answers. unfortunately with the Android Lost application that I tried to install yesterday the phone does not appear to register yet, probably because it is switched off.
    – Irene
    Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 19:32

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