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issues with your Google account (used for Playstore, Gmail, etc.)

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How can I set up 35 tablets for a class of school children, so that I can manage all the device settings remotely?

We have purchased 35 Lenovo M8 tablets to use for online survey data collection. The all have 4G and will not be used on wifi. We will give the tablets to children and ask them to fill in an online ...
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Generic Android from Amazon power button doesn't work can I use Chromecast?

Bought generic tablet from Amazon Android 11. Randomly shutdown with half charge. Volume with power button does not work. I have Chromecast connection with Google TV and Google assistant is now Gemini....
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Android 5.1.1 - cannot add Google account; getting stuck on "add phone number?"

I am now trying to get my old phone to life. This is Nexus 4 with Android 5.1.1. I have successfully restored it to the factory, now I am trying to configure it with my Google account. Unfortunately, ...
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What happens with Google account during email migration from Google to Microsoft 365?

My company is moving from Google Apps for Business to Microsoft 365. We have several users on Android devices signed in with their current business supplied Google based email accounts. After the ...
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What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity?

What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity history?
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Samsung s23 ultra/google activity/google account

I have alot of weird and unexplainable activities on my google activity. Apps I haven't opened in months showing up. Activity i actually did showing up hours after the fact in middle of night while I ...
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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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Backup SMS and MMS to Google One on G Suite or Google Workspace account

I'm a G Suite/Google Workspace user. I have 22977 messages including media (MMS & RCS), but it can't backup to Google. In Android backup, it only shows 1.0 MB for backed-up SMS and MMS. How to ...
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Can I fake a device in Google Play?

Somewhat recently, Google has made the change that apps need to use a recent API level for people on newer Android versions to be able to see it in the Play Store. This means that many apps (mostly ...
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Cannot add additional Google account for Gmail on Android 13-based phone

I am trying to add an additional Google account to Gmail on an Android 13-based phone. While adding an account, I asked for a security code. But when I try to enter the value of the security code (10 ...
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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 to log in to a hacked Google account without phone? [closed]

I'm trying to log into my Google account, and it won't let me get past the verification steps because I don't know what they changed the password to, and obviously I no longer have access to the ...
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How can I unlock my Pixel phone?

Last night I added a pattern lock on my Pixel 4a before sleeping. After waking up today, I cannot remember the exact pattern. I can only remember that it was a zigzag pattern. After failing several ...
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Data protection (making files persist across time)

In this post I am addressing a real issue that Android users may face. Suppose, over the course of my lifetime, I have been storing my files in Google Drive. These, may be important files. Perhaps I ...
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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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How much interaction with an Android device is needed to keep a Google account active?

I'm wondering about Google's inactive account policy. The policy seems to indicate that in order to keep an account active, you must directly interact with a Google service (e.g., Gmail, Search, or ...
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Can’t set up my Alcatel tablet through Google

I recently decided to use my Alcatel tablet but forgot the password to unlock the tablet, so I did a hard reset to factory settings which worked successfully. My issue is that I’m stuck on the 2-step ...
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Issues accessing school Google Account, after getting locked out of it

I just graduated this May and essentially, I had to get as many important files transported from my school account to my main before June. I'd say I did a good job of doing that, but not necessarily ...
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frp and screen lock issues vivo y02 [duplicate]

I received my vivo y02 v2236 as a gift, unfortunately, someone mixed it up with their phone i cannot locate the owner and I am stuck with this. I cannot bypass FRP and screen lock as I don't have the ...
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What's the best practice for Google recovery phone?

I have a question about Google account recovery phone. The succinct question is, is it best to have the Google recovery phone set to my single Android device or to use another mobile (non-Google) ...
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"RPC executor service threw an error" when signing in with Google Account on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

I had a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 I purchased a few years ago. I had a GM seizure and my access code was long on my device. So, I figured since I only used the device for a little longer than two weeks, I ...
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Cannot verify Google account after factory resetting Huawei tablet [duplicate]

There is a tablet Huawei AGS-W09, which I have not used for a while. I have restored it to factory default. When it starts, it asks for the Google credentials that were used in it; this is probably an ...
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Google's Web & App Activity suddenly not working

Up until yesterday, all my activity carried out on my Samsung Galaxy S20 showed up in my Web & App Activity in my Google account. However today, it stopped. Only showed when I used one app in ...
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Contacts synced when a Google account is added, how to remove them after removing the account?

I have a Realme phone. I added a Google email to the phone, and the contact numbers saved with that email got synced with the phone. Now I removed that email, but the contacts from that account are ...
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Google One app: sharing with others, using this to make sure files are not deleted

On the Google One app can I make use of feature found on the web as in the following image: "Share with you to 5 others" It is saying I can share my account. Therefore, if I create another ...
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How to delete all information about the old device from the Google account?

A few days ago I transferred everything to a new smartphone and factory reset the old one. Even before the reset, I signed the device out of the Google account, but it still remembers it and cannot ...
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Can't add work account, "Checking info" crashes imediatly

My problem is pretty much the same as this one, except that the solutions didn't work for me. How to fix crashes on "Checking info" screen when trying to add a Google account? I'm trying to ...
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Can't update or install app with new Google Account

I have two accounts on my phone institutional google managed workspace - [email protected] private gmail - [email protected] The institution that manages ([email protected]) ended relationship with Google and ...
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Chrome for Android keeps bring up syncing/account screen at random

When I'm browsing Chrome on my Android phone, this screen keeps showing up even after I close it. I've tried updating Chrome and restarting my phone but it keeps showing. How can I stop this screen ...
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"Sign in to Google Assistant to make it yours" - but I don't want to!

I don't use a Google Account on my phone; nor do I use Google Assistant. However, for the past few... weeks, I guess, my phone keeps getting into a screen which tells me I must log into a Google ...
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Google passkey not working

I have the passkey enabled for my Google account and, so, for my Samsung device. The problem is that if I try to log in through MS Edge, it displays the QR code, I scan the code (FIDO:/XXXXXXX) but on ...
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Google Sign-in Alert: Hide Android Model Name

I want to sign-in my Google account on my Android phone (not only Chrome). The rest is said in title. When signing in with Android, Google emails me the sign-in alert: a new sign-in on [device name]. ...
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Phone contacts list displayed without contacts from a different google acount which I added on my phone

I use my friend's google account on my Android phone (Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro) to help him sell on ebay. All his phone numbers from his contacts list now appear in my contacts list. I don't want the ...
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Managing passkeys with a less-than-trustworthy Android device

I have an old Android device that I sometimes use. Presumably it is full of critical security holes, but the value I get from using it is much less than the cost of a newer device, especially since ...
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Cannot sign-in into the app using Google account

I have Shiaomi Redmi 5 with Android 8 and MIUI 11. My Google account is OK - I can use play store, gmail, whatever. But when some app requires sign-in my phone is stacked on the window I.e. I try to ...
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Is it possible to restore Whatsapp Data from Google's backup, when it was backed up but Whatsapp just wiped it recently?

Is it possible to restore Whatsapp Data from Google's backup, when it was backed up but Whatsapp just wiped it recently? What happened was I had whatsapp on my Oppo Phone, and my Laptop. I dropped my ...
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updating 2FA for a defunct phone number

I moved an account from phone x to phone y and secured the account so that phone x had no access anymore. Next I enabled 2FA through the phone number on the new phone, phone y and discarded phone x. ...
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Why does my battery still show that its damaged after replacing it

I have a Samsung Galaxy s10 that I recently had to replace the non-removable battery. The original was needing to be charged every 2 hours! I went on Samsung Members app and did a diagnostic test ...
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Protecting google account password reset from device pin/password compromise?

Today I realized that by just knowing the phone PIN it is possible to reset the Google account password... doesn't matter what 2FA/Backup codes you configured. For example, you can go under the ...
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Google On-device encryption Google Passwords

I recently decided to enhance my online security by changing all my passwords and activating Two-Factor authentication for most of the services I use. I updated my passwords in Google Password Manager ...
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Is a Google-free work-phone possible using Microsoft 365?

We are a small company, and in the past, we used Windows Phones; since we are very much based on Microsoft's services. Now that the Windows phones have all been replaced by Android phones, our ...
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How to toggle account sync at certain times?

I would like to pause the synchronization of my private account during work hours and sync the sync of my work account outside of my work hours. I don't want to use any special email client for that. ...
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My Google activity taking hours to update

I always use My Activity in my Google account which comprises all activity made with my phone for that day. It used to update quite quickly after each interaction on my device such as apps used, phone ...
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Mysterious device

I see a device in my recent security activity: New sign-in on sdk_gphone64_x86_64 North Carolina, USA · sdk_gphone64_x86_64 I also see it in my list of Google prompts on my 2 factor authentication ...
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Getting google/google play to work on an android 4.04 tablet

Currently, the tablet seems to be in a chicken and egg situation: Can't login to google (presumably) because of outdated software (we get a "invalid login" message, but the credentials are ...
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How to disable Google Assistant without being logged into account?

I am unable to disable Google Assistant without being logged into an account. When I try to, I am stuck with the following: Sign in to make the Google Assistant yours. Your assistant knows you by ...
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Unable to register new passkeys for Android 13 with error message "Your encrypted data is locked on this device"

I was experimenting with the passkey support for Chrome on Android when I came upon this error while registering a new passkey: Your encrypted data is locked on this device For security, you can no ...
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How can I change the Google account used by the Google Lens app?

I use a Pixel 6 and Android 12. When opening the Google Lens app for the first time, the following dialog appears: Welcome to Google Lens Google Lens helps you search what you see. You're signed as ...
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When you're looking at your google activity and it says viewed next to it, does that mean you actually viewed that topic in your cards? [closed]

When you're looking at your google activity in your iPhone. Next to some of my cards it says viewed but I didn't actually view that topic. So what does that mean?
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Cannot log out of Gmail

On an Android phone I had to log in to my Gmail account to update an app via the "Play Store". I noticed (to my extreme annoyance) all my emails appearing as notifications on the phone's ...
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