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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Can I have multiple accounts in my tablet without the other (idle) account have apps running in the background and consuming memory and power?

I want it to act like how Windows manages accounts; I log in off one account(aka Profile) then it becomes completely shut, and then I log in another.. Not Google's retarded way.. Im down to install ...
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Showing error while signing out from Mi Account -Redmi note 4

I tried to sign out from Mi account for factory reset of the phone Redmi note 4. But it is showing some error.First I tried with wrong password for some times. But then after I got changed password ...
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“Couldn't sign in” and “Username and password incorrect” messages appear for Gmail and Yahoo! Mail

My friend tried to 'clean' my Motorola Droid Turbo 2 and ever since I constantly (every few minutes) get a message "couldn't sign in" for both Gmail and Yahoo! Mail. I can open both apps fine. When I ...
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After pressing Android (Samsung Tab A SM-T580) power up button is it possible to boot to certain user?

I have since created a second account on my android tablet for my 9 year old niece which she will be using most of the time however if it has been powered off it initially boots back to my accout and ...
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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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Weird Sign up problem in Bank app

I am trying to open an account in DBS bank. It can only be done through their mobile app. On first try I input my email, phone number etc but before submitting, app crashed. Since then it tells me 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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Removed google account from a device, lost all data and files

I was using the same google account on 2 devices, phones but when I removed it from one of the phones I lost everything on it, photos, apps, messages, it is like I have a new phone..... Is there a way ...
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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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add exchange account via a single config file

is it possible in android devices to add an exchange account via a single file so that when a user opens that file, it automatically creates a new exchange account? (like what mms config files do)
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Android device not working after switching to Guest Mode

I have Nokia 6.1 plus. I deleted the guest mode because I did not need it. However, after some weeks, I re-created Guest User from Multiple User Settings and then suddenly, my device blacked out.It ...
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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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Will factory resetting my phone affect my new phone?

I want to reset my old phone which has all of my accounts connected to it including my samsung account and it's asking for the password, when i do the reset will it affect any of the accounts which ...
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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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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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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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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 ...