Questions tagged [accounts]

For use when your issue relates to accounts on the device. Keep in note that if the issue is with the account itself, such as you forgot the password, you should go and ask the account provider instead.

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How do I specify which calendar to read appts from in a Google Assistant Routine?

I use the Google Assistant Routine in the Alarm to read my calendar appointments from in the morning, but it defaults to (only uses?) my "main" personal account/calendar. I've added a work ...
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Sign in page and chrome crashes on huawei P9 lite

Whenever i try to sign in through the account setup setting, it always crashes 5 seconds after it loads. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome, removing chrome updates. On other web browsers,...
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Access request to account by com.eg.android.AlipayGphone.perf

The message below keeps popping up. Access request The following one or more apps request permission to access your account, now and in the future. Alipay com.eg.android.AlipayGphone.perf Do you ...
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Meaning of Accounts and Sync in general and for some specific apps

The number of ways various data can be synced with the cloud on a smartphone these days is crazy. And all this is configured in different places. I'm trying to get the syncing more or less under ...
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Cannot delete IMAP/POP3 account added to Gmail app

Any nonstandard way to delete an IMAP/POP3 account added via Gmail App, when System Settings do have not the "remove account" option? Seems my manufacturer (Xiaomi) has made something wrong ...
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How do I use the same Samsung account on all of my Samsung devices?

I am wondering if it is possible to use the exact same Samsung Account on multiple Samsung devices? I have a specific Samsung account (Gmail account) I want to use on my Samsung devices (I have 4 ...
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How to work with contacts in device only

I wanted to test custom VCF file. So I imported it in my phone to Device account, where was 0 contacts before (all of my contact comes from other accounts). But When I selected show contact from ...
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Gmail personal email shows as “work” account

On the settings/accounts & backup/accounts page, myphone lists my gmail.com account as a “work account”. I do not have a separate work profile. The gmail work account is listed in addition the ...
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Sharing Apps between Accounts (due to user age)

Good Morning Everyone, Before I ask the question about sharing apps between Android users, I wanted to quantify the use case. This is because I don't want to come across as trying to illegally ...
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How can i get past the samsung account "abnormal reset" on a samsung galaxy s6? [duplicate]

I done a factory reset on my samsung galaxy s6...well now I'm stuck on a page that wants the samsung account the phone was set up in due to an "abnormal reset" but I dont know that ...
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Other than advertising ID and Android_ID, what other identifiers could an app use from the Android system to identify me?

Ignoring information I supply the app (such as my email address or phone number), what other identifiers could an app use to identify a user? I'm referring to a modern app running on Android 10.
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Can google accounts be restored to a phone that was factory reset or wasn't backed up properly?

My phone was rooted, and I forgot to make a backup of everything, I backed up contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, and all my files obviously but there are things you can not back up before you ...
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How to create an album without uploading to Google Photos cloud

On my Android device, Xiaomi Redmi note 8, the sync with Google account is disabled. For Photos, too. Today, I created a new album on the photos and noticed that it started to upload the photos, and ...
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Titanium Backup cannot Backup Accounts

I want to move to a new phone. But Titanium Backup does not work in backing up my accounts. It always says success even though the backup is only 1KB big and has nothing in it. Is there any other app ...
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Ship android device with pre installed app from Google Play

We develop an Android app that is meant to run on tablets in restaurant environments. We use standard Samsung Galaxy tablets that we ship to our customers with some custom settings: Pre-install our ...
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Different device compatibility depending on account

I am using the google play store website (play.google.com) on my Android device. I have 2 accounts. With one account, the app says "This app is compatible with your device". But, when I ...
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Samsung Galaxy stops synchronizing Exchange ActiveSync account after every OS update

On Samsung Galaxy S10 Exchange ActiveSync (outlook365) account stops synchronizing after each Samsung OS update. Our corporate IT policy requires a PIN to access the device when using the Android ...
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Recover backed-up linked email account after factory reset

I had previously linked a office 365 account to my gmail app. Due to reasons, this office account got blocked and I no longer have access to it, but I still could see all the emails that had been ...
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How to unlock non owner account after reboot?

I've an Android 9 Samsung tablet. I've set up normal (I.e. not limited) accounts for my children. When the tablet reboot, the only account which is usable is mine. The others are greyed out. When I'...
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How to use Viber simultanously on two phones but same account

Is there a way to use synchronized Viber installs on multiple (android) phones? I know that Viber does not support simultaneous usage of the same account on two phones. Yet I can think of ...
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How can I add apps from different regions? [duplicate]

I want to install apps from another region (example Nabobil), but can't, because I have a different region on my phone. I'm using Google Pixel 2 running on Android 10 (latest Android version at the ...
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Galaxy S6 - Can't unlock phone after factory reset

I just got a new Galaxy S9 to replace my 3-year-old Galaxy S6 and I will be giving it to my mother so I did a Factory Reset to my Galaxy S6. To my surprise, doing a factory reset didn't actually ...
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Make second user also a device owner

I recently bought Samsung Galaxy tab s5e , and configured my account for it. Afterwards I created account (using android multiuser feature ) for my wife. Hovewer the second account is very limited due ...
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Can I open a second Gmail account in a separate app?

I currently have several Gmail accounts, one for work, and the others personal. I'd like to keep these separate so I can forget about work on the weekends, but I'm finding it hard to do right now. Is ...
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Can I use different countries version of the Play Store on different accounts?

I recently moved abroad and I need to change the country of my Play Store (for mobile/banking apps), I also need to keep the apps from my home country. Can I use two different Android accounts (with ...
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"Clear data" does not clear login details

I was under the impression that "clear data" clears everything, but apparently it does not. Tested with a few apps, including Facebook. I stopped the app, cleared cache, cleared data, opened it - ...
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How to permanently disable or remove preinstalled apps? [duplicate]

I have an older Google Nexus 4 (by LG), running 5.1.1 Lollipop (latest supported version). I want this to be my daughters first smartphone, and want to lock it down as much as possible. So besides my ...
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What is the Samsung account on Android Phones for and what does it sync?

What is the purpose of the samsung account on my android phone? Does it make sense to use it and what does it sync to the cloud? If I use a google account, isn't that basically enough? Do they ...
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Create an unprivilleged user in android

I want to create an account for android that cannot create another user or remove apps installed by the device owner. I have looked at creating other accounts or logging as guest and that gives the ...
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Can I get the account details or logged details of an application from the data / file system directory of phone?

Can i get the account details or logged details of an application from the data file of the application in the file system. My device is rooted. For example I have two Instagram accounts saved in the ...
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Prevent Contacts from forcing me to save to a logged in gmail account?

If I have a logged in gmail account (say, for example, in the play store), the phone absolutely forces me to save contacts, calendar appointments, etc. to the gmail account. For example, if I add a ...
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Remove gmail account from gmail app without removing google account from the phone

I don't use gmail for my e-mail. However I want to use the gmail app for my work e-mail. So how do I keep only my work e-mail in the gmail app, removing the gmail account from it completely? I still ...
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How to Remove Old Email Accounts

So I just bought a new phone last week and I'm in the process of downloading all my apps and setting it up. I was trying to log into the Slack app when this pop-up appeared with a list of all the ...
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Can you limit Google Maps timeline for alternate accounts on your android phone?

I have multiple accounts on my Android phone, some shared with my kids. I would like my location sharing to only be my primary account. Is there any way to configure that? One side effect, my son ...
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What exactly can Outlook remote-wipe when using multiple accounts and how I can I prevent havoc via root?

On my Huawei P20lite I can add multiple users or use the "Private Space" feature (which to my understanding boils down to just another user account as well). Now, from the screenshots in another SE ...
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USB tethering without a SIM card

Why isn't this allowed? I'd like to use my brother's old phone to get on the Internet. It's the same model as mine (ZTE ZMAX PRO). He just recently passed away, and his last phone is being returned to ...
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How do I add Android user (linux level) to a group?

groupadd and useradd aren't available, so how I can add a user (app's assigned user) to a group? Also, the file /etc/group does not exist and I couldn't find where Android saves this information. (...
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How to stop being visible to others in Whatsapp after deleting my account

I have deleted my whatsapp account and application. Still my friends see my account, they believe I am still on and keep sending messages which never reach me. How to delete my account in such a way ...
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Does deleting a gmail account from one device erase all the activity for that device in the my activity section.

My s.o. found my activity in our shared account. I deleted the account from my phone. Will that erase for clear the activity for that device in the account history.
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Using multiple devices with the same cloud accounts

I bought a new phone and everything is now up and running, and the old one has been disconnected from the Internet since I set up the new one. Now I'm considering using it as a backup phone for ...
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Backup to Google Drive include account(s) information?

I have been experimenting with restoring backups to a freshly factory-reset phone but I'm noticing that not a single account beyond the initial Google Account is being restored to freshly restored-...
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Dual SIM: is it possible to have two Android user accounts each using one SIM

I am planning to purchase a dual-SIM Android smartphone to use it with two user accounts, completely separated. To clarify: user account One would receive all calls, SMS etc. to SIM card 1 and user ...
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Sync Status Exchange Calendar

Due to inconsistence of the exchange calendar sync at work, Id like to have some kind of widget or notification or whatever is easily doable, to see when the calendar was synchronised properly the ...
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Viewingtext messages and call log on synced phoned via google account

I have my google account synced on two phones, I want to view my text messages and call log without placing an app on other phone. Is it possible?
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Problem with simultaneously connection in game (NavyField Mobile)

I wonder if you can help me. There is a game called NavyField on the android system. The game allowed connecting two devices with the same Google account at the same time. You could play on one and ...
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Sync contacts between different account types

I have two account types on my phone: Exchange and Google. I'd like to sync the two, to make sure that an account that exists only in Google exists in Exchange as well, and vice-versa. I'd also like ...
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Adding account to android device running android version 2.3.6 [duplicate]

Had this old phone lying around. I thought I re-purpose it for some IoT stuff. It an old Micromax A50 Ninja (running ginger bread 2.3.6). I want to make an app on this device that communicates with ...
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Is there a way to isolate my Google account to just the Play Store?

I want to use the Google Play Store, so I need to login with my Google account. The moment you login, Android will store your Google account, so apps like Gmail can access it. However, the Play Store ...
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Bypass Account Security

I received four used a6 tablets in a school closing sale. I want to login but need to verify the account. I tried rebooting, but still get blocked. NOT a duplicate of this question. Google has ...
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Outlook accounts not showing in the Accounts setting page

A user came to me with an intermittent issue with his old handset. I replaced the handset but when it came to set up his outlook account the app wouldn't sync contacts as the option to sync contacts ...
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