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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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Enable "Find my device" on just one account

I have two Google accounts on my phone. My personal one and a corporate one. Currently, from any machine logged in either accounts, I can find my device. Although there's nothing nefarious about my ...
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Forced account creation when using the Radio France Android app

Recently the Radio France Android app started to force users to create an account to subscribe to podcasts and to hear podcasts when offline. The user account is not technically necessary. Is there a ...
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How to identify which Google user account any particular push notification is intended for (A13)?

Long story short, my wife has many accounts (against my advisement), and one of them is sending Find Device push notifications that aren't being pinged by either of us. I advised her to check all her ...
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How to distribute Android device for my customers so they don't need to create Google accounts?

I'm seeking a solution for the distribution of my Android-based devices (tablets) to end-users. I have a tablet with a custom Android 11 OS, and I've developed an application that is publicly ...
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How can I setup multiple/restricted users on S6 lite?

I have an S6 lite that I would like to share with the kids. So, I would like to have a normal account that I can use, and another account that the kids can use with some supervision. I would like to ...
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Disable all notifications from one of multiple (two) Google accounts on my phone

I have two Google accounts on my phone; one for work and the other is my main personal account. I want to disable all notifications from my work account; that includes email and calendar and anything ...
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Change Exchange Account Password

On my Phone (NordPlus 2, Android 12), I have setup an exchange Account which should sync Calendar and Contacts (not mail!) with a 3rd Party Exchange Server. Some time ago, I changed the password for ...
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google account..How to bypass the former google account.? [duplicate]

bought this samsung s10+ but when i reboot and set to factory setting it wont let me activate the phone without signing in to the previous google account..How to bypass the former google account.?
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"Send directions to your phone" Missing Cell Number for Text Message

Where did the option to send directions as a text message go? And how do I get it back? Last month, when using "Send directions to your phone", I was presented with the options: samsung SM-...
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How can I use LINE on a second cell phone?

Is there a way to use the same LINE account on an additional Android cellphone?
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How can I change my device's user name?

Modern Android devices (Android 13) show the username in the About screen: But with no obvious way of changing it. This name is also shown in the "Accounts and Passwords" screen as a ...
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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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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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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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