Questions tagged [google-account]

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

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How does Google Play determine location? How do I trick it to think I'm in US? VPN and location spoofer don't work

I just want to buy in-game content and I can't redeem the code (with the "need more info" error)... It's a US code, my phone has US setting, I cleared all Play data, made an account set in ...
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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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Does Google know my screen lock PIN/password?

Where does Google save my screen lock password as it asks me to verify my Google account by entering it? That means Google knows my screen lock password. Where can I find that password in my Google ...
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Google play store automatically install apps after login to google account

Hello my problem is after login in my google account the google play store automatically install google apps like google assistant,google maps , etc and i don't know how to stop it even opening google ...
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Endless loop after account password change

I recently changed my Google account password, logging myself out of my Android tablet. It shows an alert of "account action required". Tapping the alert brings me to a page with "...
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How to create shortcut to 2nd YouTube account

How can I make a shortcut to a 2nd YouTube account on my Android phone. I have a Samsung s21+ with one ui 4.1 and Android 12 There is a dual messenger function which allows multiple versions of the ...
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How to install Google Play or other repo's on Waydroid?

Having just installed waydroid, how is the Google Play Store installed? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo waydroid shell /system/bin/sh: No controlling tty: open /dev/tty: No such file or ...
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What to do when Google Family Link didn't start working, and when tapping the "Account action required" notification had no effect

Google Family Link is Google's parental-control app for Android and Chromebook devices. (No parental-control software is perfect. Therefore, it's wise to also keep all your child's devices in your ...
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Accessibility and elderly people: Google backups preventing deletions by "helping" users

I have a disability and the person I share a home with helps me carry out since daily tasks every day. In order to enable this, I give this person my phone's password and get this person to manage ...
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I can neither add new contact to Google account nor sync contacts

My ASUS ZE554KL (Android 8.0) lost its ability to sync contacts. And when I add a new contact it offers to sync with: device, SIM and that's it. Below there was a list of my Google accounts, but now ...
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Receive Google sign-in notification to only one Android device

I have two Android phones A and B. When I sign in to a specific website using my Google account, they send a notification to both of my devices for two-step verification. https://support.google.com/...
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Sign in page and chrome crashes on huawei P9 lite

Whenever i try to sign in through the account setup setting, it always crashes 5 seconds after it loads. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling chrome, removing chrome updates. On other web browsers,...
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My Google Username is a non-Google email address and I used it to log onto a new Pixel 6 Pro which now wont add my Exchange account with same address

I have a new Pixel 6 Pro and have migrated Apps and settings from a 3A via my Google ID. My Google Username is my regular Outlook email address and not a Gmail address. When I now go to add my ...
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How does one clear the storage in Google One without affecting the original files?

I was trying to move all my stuff from my old iPhone to my new google pixel 6 pro. In the process of me trying to do, that one of the attempts I made was to use Google One to make this change. It ...
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What does "clear app data in Google account" mean

On https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/3118621?hl=en I Found "Clear app data" If an app isn't made by Google, you can delete its app data from your Google Account. On your main ...
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12 months needed to change Google Play country because must first create profile first?

According to Google Play Help - How to change your Google Play country, the following means 12 months are needed to change one's Google Play country, because one must first create a payments profile, ...
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Does a store see my email address when I pay with Google Pay (NFC)

Can a store see an email address associated with my Google account (a card has been added to) when I pay with Google Pay via NFC?
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How do I leave Google workspaces and keep my android phone?

I have one of the legacy Google workspace accounts but even with the new "personal" account offer, it is not going to work for me. I am planning to move my email hosting to Protonmail. My ...
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VPN broke my network connection, how can I restore it?

I have a problem on my Lenovo K33a48 with Android 7.0. The problem manifests in almost all my google apps showing that there is no internet connection (Chrome, Play Store, Gmail), not syncing to my ...
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Checking info infinite loop + Play store blank screen

whenever I try to login using a google account, no matter the application, I get stuck in a page with "Checking info..." and an activity indicator, just nothing happens. Also, when I try to ...
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Why does the "What's new" section in the Google Play Store now indicate "No information from the developer"?

In the Google Play Store, the "What's new" section for every Android app with an available update now claims "No information from the developer". This is happening even when ...
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How to clear Google Play Store & Google Play Services data / cache without allowing Google to force-update all apps on the Android device?

I find the Google Play Store and Google Play Services to be quite buggy. As such, I frequently need to delete the data and cache for each of them. The trick is figuring out a way to do this without ...
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How do I restore data deleted by the Find My Phone app? [duplicate]

My client has lost his phone. Using google service find my phone all data was erased from it. After some time the phone was found. I was able to recover some of the deleted data such as photos, ...
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Move single contact from phone to Google

I am using a Samsung S10e with Android 11. Is there a direct way of moving a contact from phone to Google? (note that I do not want to move all contacts, and I am not looking for an indirect method ...
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I changed my Google account password on my PC. How do I make the change on my phone and tablets?

I changed my Google account password on my PC. That went fine. But how do I make the change on my phone and tablets? I don't want the phone or Google apps on the phone to suddenly ask me for the ...
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How to login to Google Maps in Android Auto, if I am already logged to my account in the system?

tl;dr I cannot use saved destinations when using Google Maps through Android Auto, because I always see a message that I must login to Google Maps first. I am logged into my Google account in both ...
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Why did the account sync became so delayed specifically for the Google account?

Until recently Gmail messages arrived to my Nokia 9 PureView instantly. But recently unacceptable sync delays appeared in the Google account, especially in popular services like Gmail. Nokia suggested ...
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Is it possible to recover data from my phone after changing my Google account?

I no longer have login credentials for my previous Google account. Photos were assigned to the Google Photos service and after changing Google account, all data is gone. Is it possible to recover data ...
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Google Discover says "Something went wrong" - How to fix?

I'm on a OnePlus 9 Pro using Android 11 and version 12.47.14.23 of the Google App. I really enjoyed the Google Discover tab and would use it many times a day on the phone. A few days ago, it simply ...
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synching a contact edit across various Google accounts & Samsung account

this may be a familiar situation with many . you may have multiple google accounts and one propriety phone provider account e.g. Samsung account exemplifying the above g1 - Google account 1 g2 - ...
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How to handle Play store accounts in a medium sized company

What is the best way to handle Play Store in a medium company where it is not needed a google account for each user? We have about 30 users with Android, they don't have and don't need a google ...
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which adb command to Delete gmail account from a device

Can anyone pls suggest me which adb command i may use to delete gmail account from a device. I can add account through below command but can't delete any account. adb shell am start -a android....
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Will my old device reconnect with my account if I change my account password back?

Background: The device in question is an LG Stylo 3 (LS777) which I think is running Nougat. USB debugging is on and it shows up "unauthorized.: I dropped it and broke the screen a couple years ...
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Cannot remove google account from Samsung android phone. Remove button greyed out

I cannot remove my google account from my android phone. Samsung XCover 4s Android 10. This is a work phone and I only used my account to download whatsapp for work communication group. I have deleted ...
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How do I Remove a Google Contact from Phone without Deleting it from Google Account?

My work Google account is one of many synced to my phone. I'm a teacher so I have lot's of student emails as contacts on my work Google account. When I do a search for say "David" on my ...
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All contacts lost on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, how to find a reason? "Deleted on Sprd - ums512_1h10_Natv"

I’m an iPhone user myself, so I am not well familiar with how Google and simultaneous Xiaomi backup management. My father who has Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro told me all his contacts are missing. I’ve ...
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I have two phones same model, Google account sees older one but not newer one

I have two phones same model, Google account sees older one but not newer one If I go to http://myaccount.google.com then security then look under "your devices" so https://myaccount.google....
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Nothing happen when 'Tap yes' in Google 2-step Verification

Phone is Sugar C13. The phone is running Android 8.1.0. When I sign in Chrome on PC, I get the "notification" of "Is it you trying to sign in?", and the two step verification pops ...
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Setting up new phone for kid: interplay between family link & multiple accounts

I have a OnePlus 5 on which I installed LineageOS 18.1 with Google Apps. My intention is for this to be my child's phone, who is underage and whose account is limited by Google Family Link. (I'm not ...
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Possible to use the same Google accounts on 2 exact same phones?

I'm trying to find out if I can use my Google accounts on 2 exact mobile phones? I've only been able to find that you can use Google accounts on multiple devices, but can the devices be the same make &...
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What is the 'Relationship' field for in Android Contacts?

In Android Contacts, you can add a field called relationships. What is it used for and does anyone even bother putting it in?
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Is it expected to have your contacts flooded with emails when synced to google account?

I have only one google account which I use for email and syncing my phone contacts. I do send a lot of mails. I noticed that if I open my contacts every email address I've sent to appears as a contact ...
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How to identify google account based on "internal shared storage"

I soft bricked my grandma's (soft-broken (play-services kept crashing)) phone [Samsung A3] by performing a factory reset not knowing about Samsung/Google's factory reset protection and thinking she'd ...
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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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How can I remove contacts from a phone without removing them from my Google account?

I have a 2nd phone (LG Stylo 6) that I will only use for some specific things & do not want all my contacts on it. I hadn't realized sync was on when I entered my email. I shut sync off but when ...
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Is there a way to have a Gmail account without a mobile number

Is there a way to have a Gmail account without a mobile number، To access the Play Store? I remember there was no such problem in the past. I am constantly traveling and I do not have a fixed number. ...
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Unable to access Google Play store and Google Maps

I'm not able to access play store and maps with my google account, but it remains accessible with another google account. I'm at a loss how to resolve this. Would anyone have any solution?
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Prompted to enter new password for Gmail on Android for no apparent reason

In just one of multiple Gmail accounts on my cell phone, I noticed that an outgoing email sent while away from home (probably over 4G) got stuck on the Outbox without being sent. At first I attributed ...

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