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Google two-step verification doesn't want to work. Pops up, I approve and nothing happens

Phone is a Samsung Note 9 SM-960F model. The phone is running Android 10. And I never experienced this problem on any other phone, model or Android version before. Basically I am logged into my ...
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How do you disable Ambient mode?

I disabled Google Assistant on my phone* but Google's Ambient mode kept showing up when my phone was on charge. I didn't want Ambient mode (it wasted power and blocked me from accessing the lock ...
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Is it possible to open new tabs/links next to current tab in Chrome?

In Chrome (or Chrome Canary), I'd like to be able to open new links/tabs next to the current tab I'm on. If this was on a PC, the equivalent would be tabs/links opened at the top of the tab tree/stack....
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How do I silence the ding ding sound whenever I hit the mic button on my keyboard?

it's seriously the most annoying thing I've ever come across in daily use and for some other reason it's blaringly loud. For me it really hurts my ears to use and I can't stand it. There doesn't seem ...
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How to use Google apps with VPN on? (Android 10)

I am using VPN because Google apps only work via proxied connections but recently all of the Google apps stop working if I have the VPN mode on (if I switch to NAT mode they works). I think Google ...
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How to remotely log into google account?

I lost my phone and the person who found it, logged out of my google account. Is there a way to make my devive log into google account? (so that i can use "find my phone" to find it.)
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Is it possible to remove all google apps from my moto phone [duplicate]

I want to uninstall all the google application from my moto phone. currently im using MOTO G5S+ which has all google application.
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Bypass Google Lock on Samsung J3 Prime [duplicate]

So my fiancee decided to purchase a used phone from someone online, but unfortunately, he didn't check the phone out thoroughly. What I am getting at is he had already paid the seller for the phone, ...
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Identify which apps are updated on Play Store from Google activity log

Google activity log shows "Device connected and Google apps updated". How can I know which apps are getting connected/updated in this way?
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Can Google assistant on one device be commanded from another device both of which have been signed into the same Google Account?

User has two android devices(phones). User has signed into the same google account on both devices. Device01: - Work Device - Has a sim card - Mobile data enabled - Is not used much, kept away ...
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RCS Messaging Encryption

With the launch of Google's RCS messaging protocol, is there any reason as to why it doesn't support end to end encryption, or is it a feature that they intend to implement at a later time?
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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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My Google account was deleted, how do I sign into phone with that account

I am giving away one of my older android phones that was signed into one of my older Google accounts. The thing is that that account was deleted and I can't sign back into the phone, does anyone know ...
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Google Chrome downloading issue in Android 9.0

Recently I copied files from my sd card and internal storage (which includes pictures,videos etc) into my laptop after which whenever I try to download anything from Google Chrome it directly goes to ...
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How can I make sure Google's “Find My Phone” works when my phone is in power saving mode?

I recently couldn't find my phone, so I used Google's Find My Phone web app to try to locate it. The service couldn't locate my phone, and though I'm not quite sure why (there are a sea of settings), ...
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“There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later” error

Yet another occurrence of this when setting up a new phone, in this case a OnePlus 5 with the H2OS (Chinese) OS. I installed the current Oxygen OS official 9.0.9 from XDA, used the OnePlus transfer, ...
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How to avoid WiFi disconnection if Google cannot be pinged?

Say I have blocked google and the sorts with my router. Now Android thinks that the wifi has no connection because it can't ping google and uses my mobile data instead although the WiFi is perfectly ...
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Headphones cause Volume up/down + mic press + ok google - replaced headphone jack and didn't fix? Original Google Pixel

Im having a interesting issue. Having a earbud headphone plugged in with a microphone on it results in the volume (most often) going down to mute automatically, sometimes up.....and with the ok google ...
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How can i get rid of blue screen on android phone

I just bought Android based Cubot King Kong 3 phone a couple weeks back. I am noticing that after dialing a number, i get the blue screen for about a second and then it switches to the call screen ...
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Missig remove option

When I list the attached devices on my Google account in the security option and click to expand the device I wish to remove, then click on the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner, there is no ...
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How to save new and existing contacts to Google in RealMe Pro 2 Android?

This doesn't work for me I have a Realme Pro 2 Android device - whenever I try to add a new contact - I end up not being able to save to Google. The sync of contacts is done from Settings -> Account ...
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integrate Google Photos with android system

I use ios for long time recently switched to android. my whole photo library in google photos but when i need to upload somewhere i need to download it first to device and proceed to upload its ...
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App Passwords Sync between devices

On an Android device, if we sign up on any app, the password gets automatically stored on the Google Account. With this, we can use Google Chrome to access the saved password on Desktop too. Can we do ...
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What folder are Google Podcasts downloads stored in? [duplicate]

I want to pull some podcast downloads off my phone, and put them on my computer. I have plugged my phone into my computer's USB port. What folder can I find my Google Podcast downloads in? My ...
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Rooting the android subsystem on a Acer Chromebook R11

I already have my chromebook in developer mode. I have play store apps enabled. How do I root the android os on my chromebook, so I can use apps like AdAway? I have tried the commands sudo /usr/...
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How do I remove an account, which I already signed out of, from the “Choose an account” page and Android Chrome?

Someone signed-in their Google account on my phone and now I can't get it to disappear from the "Choose an account" list (the one with the "I" icon) on the Chrome browser whenever I access a Google ...
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How to remove someone's google account off my phone when asked to verify

We are going through custody battles atm, and I allowed my child to take her phone to her mother's, in case she needed me or felt unsafe. Her mom took the phone, removed my google account, added hers ...
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Clicking on the Google Assistant icon of the google search widget doesn't activate google assisant

You know that Google Search bar widget that comes with the Google app? It has a Google assistant button click on which opens Google Voice Search instead of Google Assistant. How do I fix it? It used ...
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Why isn't my Coolpad compatible with Google?

I have a Coolpad Android device. I went to the Google Play Store to install regular Google app instead of Google Go app and it says that my device is not compatible with that version of Google. What ...
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Google Photos backup

I've been trying to upload my photos to google photos. It's stuck on uploading x items. I tried restarting, removing cache, clearing storage. I even tried downgrading the google photos app version. My ...
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Can we do something in Factory reset protection so the phone will be locked for ever?

I am reading this link about android Factory Reset Protection (FRP). Somewhere it says: Waiting a full day (or three) really sucks, but it's better than not having any access to your account and ...
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Where is Google's internal account authentication token located?

I'm trying to write a Tasker script for my (rooted) phone that uses the same Google credentials that are being used on my device (for Gmail, Drive, etc.). Where can I find Google's OAuth (or other) ...
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How much storage am I using on free Google Photos?

Since I am using unlimited free storage on Google Photos, is there a way that I can check? I know if you use your paid storage, you can check, but is there any way to calculate if you use the free ...
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Need to force update of Google Photos App

How do I force the Google Photos app (android) to UPDATE? It was in the middle of an update and got interrupted. Now it's a CPU hog - keeps prompting to update, but touching the "UPDATE" button just ...
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Google Play storage space calculations inaccurate?

Why exactly does this "More Storage Space required" message pop up when installing an app through Google Play store even when enough space is, theoretically available (x more MB needed)? And, on top ...
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Pixel USB C Earbuds choppy sound skipping music

On a HUAWEI P20 lite (Nova E3) I have tried the basics in sound and use audio though USB I was told on Reddit that they would work in the devices sub/ Also, when I try to answer a call, it hangs up. ...
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Google keeps moving my (favourite) contacts to the “other contacts” section in Google Contacts

So, this has been bugging me for a while. A few months ago, I wanted to call up an old friend of mine, but couldn't find his contact anywhere. I just wrote it off as weird bug (maybe user error on my ...
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Google maps location history suddenly inaccurate

I have been using location history for a long time and it has always been pretty accurate( give or take 1 or 2 shops away if it is not a regular visit). It shows when i leave home and driving direct ...
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Google Podcast App and Expired Episodes

With the "Google Podcasts" app, I have been downloading episodes of several podcasts that I listen to, but am months behind and the podcasts only leave a month's worth up. I thought that ...
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Google Keeps Stopping for now reason

yesterday I was trying to use the vocal feature of google (the one where you say "Hey Google" and then you ask stuff. It didn't work and I discovered later I wasn't connected to any network. Since ...
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Nova launcher shortcut to Google location accuracy

Is there a way I can make a shortcut so I can go straight to it other than go through a shortcut to location and hit Google location accuracy and Flipper switch? https://i.imgur.com/z1rxC07.jpg
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What is the safe way to factory reset your phone on Google Fi with 2-step Verification enabled?

So if you factory reset your phone whilst on Google Fi with 2step verification enabled there is no way to access your phone as far as I can see. When trying to sign back in it requests I use my 2-...
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Remove search bar from home screen in Android 9 (“Pie”)

I am using Xiaomi A2 Lite and I want to get rid of search bar on my home screen, preferably without and without installing custom launchers (that are likely to be the next configuration time sink). ...
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why i can't mention in FB on chrome mobile app?

i don't like the fb apps and my phone doesn't have any more space so i use chrome to be able to use FB but when i try to mention any one in comments or any thing the selection menu doesn't show up ...
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How to save a password in Google Chrome for Android?

I just don't understand how to save a password in android. Please help me.
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Google Phone app notification glitch

Phone: Moto e5 Android OS: 8.1.0 Google Phone app version: 33.0.249138098 The Google Phone app appears to have a notifications glitch when swapping/tapping between its different tabs [Favorites, ...
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Is it a good idea to disable as many Samsung Apps as Samsung lets you and install a Google alternative for them?

I don't know which apps consume more RAM and CPU power. How will it affect performance if storage is not a matter st all to me?
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How to set mms subject with the official Google messaging app?

On many apps, you have this : Which allows to set the subject of the message which is a feature of the ᴍᴍꜱ protocol. But how to do the same with the official Google app ?
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Why can i not sign out of my google account on Samsung Galaxy S4?

I need to sign out of an account so i can sell my old phone, i have tried going to settings/accounts/google but when I click my account, no button shows for "remove account" I have watched videos and ...
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App data backup on android devices to google cloud

I have a question about the backup into google cloud on android devices. When you do a backup into google cloud also app data from apps which supports that feature will be uploaded too. But I think ...

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