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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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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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 Gmail app

I was trying to add my Rediffmail account to Gmail app. After choosing any of POP or IMAP, it says unable to connect server. I have other mail accounts in the 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 ...
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switching my google account

so I have two Gmail accounts. I made one of them my account on my cell phone and then now, a year later, I switched to my other account. has anything happened? anything changed? and also, why do I ...
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How do I sever the connection between an account and my phone?

I have a Note 4, and recently I signed into a certain account so I could do something, nothing important, so I'd rather not say. Then, I removed it by going to Settings> Accounts> (Accountname, or ...
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Using google apps with separate google account

I have two Google accounts. One use for certain google stuff and one for other. I want to be able to use Google apps on my android phone with both of those accounts. I want to use some with one ...
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Accounts problem

Using Gmail, if I click on the 3 horizontals bars top left, near Inbox, on top I see my primary account (a) with an arrow on the right. If I click on this arrow, I see 2 secondary accounts (b) & (...
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Google account and installed apps disappeared after an unexpected restart

I have a Note 3 N9005, Lollipop installed on it. My phone just restarted in my pocket, by my clothes "pressing" power and home button (why does that restarts the phone?). After it restarted various ...
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Method for installing apps on corporate devices to be deployed to users

I'm trying to figure out what the best method is to pre-install and setup the airwatch agent on devices that are going to be deployed. Currently, we log into Play store with our generic account and ...
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How to copy app data to another user profile (on same device)?

I've created an extra user profile for my kid and want to move his game progress (such as Angry Birds and the like) over to his profile, but am unsure how to go about doing this. The profile is not a '...
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Will changing password of a Google account revoke access to it on a lost device?

I had a Samsung Galaxy Star Pro Duos with my Google account logged in to the apps (Google+, Gmail...). Now it is lost. I can remotely remove all my accounts from the web browser, but I do not know how ...
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How do I reverse “sync turned off” in my Google account?

Under the Settings -> Accounts -> Google, there's an account in the Accounts section and under that it says "sync turned off." When I tap on it there is a list of services that can be synced (e.g. App ...
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Android 5.0.1 LG Spirit no user accounts

I'm trying to add new users on my mobile phone - LG Spirit - but I don't have section/button "users" in my settings. I have android 5.0.1 and I have read that new, or guest users can be created in ...
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How do I manage users on my HTC One with Android 5?

I have HTC One (M7) with Android 5.0.2 (the unlocked ROM 7.17.1540.7 from HTC website). I want to set up several user accounts. I've found two documented ways to do it: The one concerns Nexus and ...
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My google play is logged in a different E-mail than my google account

For some reason my google play is under some other E-mail but my google account it still signed in.. So when I tried to purchase an app it made me add my card info and it added it to this other E-mail....
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S6 Android 5.0.2 account sync missing

I cant find option in ANdroid 5.0.2 to disbale or enable sync for a particular apps. Say i have 3 accounts and i want to enable contact sync just for one account, but in my case it is enabled for all ...
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Creating multiple user accounts on the same terminal with Android 4.4.2

I need to create different user accounts on the same Android phone. Is it possible to do that with the Samsung Galaxy note 3 with Android 4.4.2. If yes how can you do that ?
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Using Facebook authentication system without installing the app

Is there a way to add Facebook account to Android Accounts in order to ease login with apps, without installing the memory consuming and invasive Facebook app ?
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Default account in Twitter app

I have two Twitter accounts in my Twitter app, one personal and one for work. I added the personal one first, and it appears first in the Android Accounts settings. I want the Twitter app to use the ...
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Remove user account in Android 5.0.1 on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android upgraded to 5.0.1. There is a GMail account added that I've linked in order to install a specific application (Google Domain Policy) and now I want to remove ...
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Android Facebook Sync doesn't activate in System“Accounts/Sync” Setting

I re-added my Facebook app account to "Accounts and Sync" (in System Settings) but it won't activate sync. The button stays grey. Sync of overall phone is on. This is after a delete and reinstall of ...
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Is there a way to remove the Guest account?

Lollipop has put an emphasis on multiple users, which is just irksome on a personal phone. I don't need a guest account and I don't need a bright blue user icon reminding me I could be someone else. ...
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switching Google accounts (apps(all free), etc)

I got my first smartphone, a Nexus 4, last year. I've been using two different Google accounts for e-mail etc, and I want to switch everything to one. I signed up for all my apps, etc on my nexus 4 ...
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Does deleting a Google account also remove his/her installed apps?

I have the HTC Wildfire S. My friend gave it to me and it already has a Google account on it. Now she forget the password. I was just wondering, if I delete the account, will it delete all apps that ...
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How to use two whatsapp accounts on one phone

I have a Samsung galaxy Duos and want to use my two whatsapp accounts at the same device. Is it for example possible to run dual two whatsapp client apps on one phone?
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Is it possible to set up a Google account for Gmail only?

As the title says, is it possible to setup a Google account on an Android device in a way that it will only be used to access Gmail? I have several apps from the big G installed on my phone (...
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Set up new device with very long Google password

My Google Account password is hundreds of characters long. It's intractable to type. That's normally OK, because I use a password manager, but I recently did a factory reset on a 2012 Nexus 7. Tap &...
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Organizing accounts order

I have multiple emails that I usually sign-in with my android device, and I'm used to have email (A) at the top, email (B) the second, and finally email (C) at the end, but I don't know why when I ...
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Lollipop - multiple Google accounts, setting the default

I have two Google accounts - one personal, one for work. I added the work account last, and it seems to show up as the default for the OS and apps I install. I'd like the personal account, which I ...
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Disabling the guest account completely [duplicate]

Is there any way to disable Lollipop's Guest account completely? I don't want the functionality at all because I don't need it, and I don't want someone to be able to create a Guest account on my ...
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Add apps to default Guest account on Lollipop

I like the guest account feature on lollipop, but I would like to add apps to the account, so that a guest can use more than just native google apps, that I have available on my device. I know this ...