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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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Is there a way to remove the multi-user option without root access in Oreo?

I'm looking for a way to remove the options of adding a "guest account" and adding "another user" from the top pull-down menu in Android 8.0. Even if these options are still available in Settings > ...
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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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Separate Android profiles linked to different passwords

What would be the easiest way to allow for the functionality on an Android device so that if one password is entered, then a certain profile is opened, and if another password is entered then the ...
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How to fix “Couldn't log in the selected account” when adding a work email?

In my Android phone, I'm trying to add a work email account to use Hangouts, but I keep getting an error with message: Couldn't log in the selected account. Please check your account password and ...
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Switch Samsung accounts without old account password (Galaxy S5)

I am using a Galaxy S5 which used to belong to my now deceased father. Whenever I attempt to do anything relating to Samsung accounts, I am prompted to enter the password to the already existing one, ...
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Popping certificate notification of arubanetworks.com

Whenever I use certain public wifi-network on my Android Nougat I get this pop-up about certificate security. Even deleting the account from email client didn't help, it seems it relates to system ...
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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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Grant SD card access to non-owner account

I've got several (non-restricted) user accounts on a Samsung device running Nougat. I'd like a given app (Orux Maps) to have write1 access to data in a given SD card folder under several of these ...
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How do I have one Google Account not show any contacts without deleting it?

I have 2 Google Accounts. An old one that has a bunch of contacts (Call it a family one if you will) and one for myself. The family one has all my Google Play store apps, and the personal one is ...
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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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How to share apps across Android device accounts in Android 7.0 Nougat and above?

I am running Android 7.0 Nougat. In this post o am concerned with whether in this operating system or later systems Android supports application sharing across multiple user accounts. While it is true ...
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Accounts not appearing in some Google apps

In some Google apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Keep, Inbox) but not others (Gmail, Play, Calendar), my accounts stopped appearing in the account selection menu and only the data of the original ...
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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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I don't know the previous account from which the device was logged in [duplicate]

whenever I want to sign they require for the previous account of my device because it was reset.and I don't know the account, please help
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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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Change email for google play account

I recently read a lot of articles about changing the google play account but all of them are about add new and delete old one. But it doesn't suit. I have an old oldmail@gmail.com where I have ...
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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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Block an vaulty account and can pc can acces my vaulty account?

Can you block a vaulty account? My phone had been stolen and the suspect is one of my friends. They know my lock screen pasword and i was worried if they can acces this vault in the computer and open ...
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Remove user account in Android 5.1

I have a ZTE Blade L5 Plus with Android 5.1 that I was using for a while. Now I'm using a Samsung Galaxy phone. I want to remove the Google account from my old phone, so I can give it to a friend. On ...
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How to remove dummy account from android?

When I go to factory reset my android device I found a "dummyaccount" on my device. Does anyone know what this "dummyaccount" is and how can i permanently remove it from my device?
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How to create a guest account on Android phones?

I want to create a "phantom account" or "guest account" on my smartphone Android to let other people accessing and using my phone without needing to enter the fingerprint pattern, on the one hand, and ...
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Uninstall Work account and wipe all associated apps

I recently tried ManageEnigne Mobile Device Mangement plus for my phone. It was working fine. It created a work account and installed secondary Chrome, Play Store with a work icon. Now I have ...
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How can I use multiple accounts with Telegram?

There is a question here but that is for Ubuntu on PC. I have the same question for an android device. Is there a way to have two copies of telegram app in Android each with a different account? ...
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Migrating App Account

I'm migrating content from one android tablet to another. The older device is running 4.4.2 and the newer 6.0.1. I've successfully transferred almost all app data and game data from the old device, ...
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Is there a way to hide account in Gmail?

I use two accounts​ for email, one for contacts. I see all 3 in Gmail app, but only want to see 2. Is there a way to only see my email accounts as choices?
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How do I stop a google account from syncing contacts?

I have multiple email accounts on my phone. Some are personal emails and one is for school. The problem is that my school email is syncing all of my school contacts to my contacts. This is a problem ...
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Factory reset and change account

I have a Nexus 6P that I want to stop use and let my daughter use instead. I want my account to be completely removed without any trace. I want my daughter's account to be the one used. I want the ...
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android thinks accounts.db is corrupted and deletes it

After a reboot, i lost all my accounts. i looked into the logcat and got: 04-02 11:54:01.535 5305 8068 E SQLiteLog: (11) statement aborts at 24: [SELECT key, value FROM extras WHERE accounts_id=(...
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Skip “Sign in to Google” when setting up new Android device

I recently got a new Nvidia Shield TV. On the first start, after asked me to set up my language and connect to my wifi, it prompts me to "Sign in to Google." The only options on the screen are "use ...
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About security of my device

Once my friend login his google account in my device.Then he cleared my phone data by using lost my device option.Now how to protect my device from this type of problem?? Help me
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Removing a deleted account that's still on Galaxy S4

I had a Google account I wanted to get rid of linked to my phone and ended up going to: Settings>Accounts>Google>Account Preferences and selected my account so I could get rid of it. Click to enlarge ...
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What does Android rooting imply in terms of user accounts?

I've read dozens of articles about rooting Android, all explaining how and why, but couldn't find one explaining what really happens to the user. I don't have an Android device, I'm writing in a Linux ...
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Can I delete the Guest account but have two acount on my Samsung Tab

I will delete the Guest account but i would keep two users (Primary and a limited account). when i must choose, i will see only the two users and not three with the gest user. It's possible ? thanks ...
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Unable to add rediffmail account in G-mail app

I was trying to add my rediffmail account to my Gmail app. After choosing any of pop or IMAP it says that unable to connect server. I have other mail accounts in app and all of them are working fine....
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Android AccountManager security

I've asked this question before, but got no suitable replies, so here I go again. How does the Android AccountManager which is used to store your Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc... usernames and ...
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Is it possible to keep multiple address books on a single phone?

I'm trying to find a way to set up and manage multiple address books on my phone, and to keep them distinct. I want to do that to separate my personal contacts from the work ones. The default ...
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uninstall app that was installed under another account

I have an android with an app installed. The app was installed with one account that I have no access to. I removed the account but now I can't uninstall the app. Does that make sense? What can be ...
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Gmail App, non-google domain sign in

Suppose I want to add an account and my company/school/organization/etc uses a gmail based solution for their email services. After telling the gmail app I want to add another account. My thought ...
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Is there a way to deactivate LDAP contacts suggestion on android 6.0?

When I write emails, android suggests plenty of contacts as recipient because my email is connected to an exchange enterprise account. But the company is very big and at every mail, I have suggestion ...
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How to use multiple google accounts, but allow only one to locate my phone in device manager

I am using multiple google accounts, both private and company accounts. I want to see all calendars in my Calendar app. Events in all calendars. Same with Gmail. I want to be logged in and be able to ...
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Missing account name and app icon in account entry - NothingToSeeHere account

Screenshot (click to enlarge) See that account with the Android icon and missing name? It's an account called "NothingToSeeHere". Does anybody know what could it be and how can I check it? I turned ...