Questions tagged [google-account]

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

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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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Will Android be able to install OS updates without Google account?

I am working with android phones at work, we want to remove all google accounts from the phones before we give it to our customers. I know that the phones are not able to receive app updates, but ...
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Initial setup: Google Assistant isn't available for this account

Getting the following error when I try to active my new One Plus 7 Pro, The Google Assistant isn't available for this account The Google Assistant needs Activity controls that your device ...
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Sign out from remote Android's Gmail

Last week I lost my phone, so I borrowed a phone from a friend. The phone already add the Gmail app with my friend's Gmail account (a Gmail account that my friend does not care much about so there was ...
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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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Yet another how to bypass "verify your account this device was reset" [duplicate]

On my phone (Alcatel mt6737m aka Optus X Spirit, android 6.0) I had screen lock set up, and also had "require PIN on startup" (when it asks for pin on every reboot, even before showing unlock screen). ...
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Ads on my android phone [closed]

How can I stop ads from running on my phone. I tried stopping in the Google ads settings but still it is running on my fone.
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Google play store app installation history

What would cause the Google history to show certain apps installed, but then uninstalled, all at the same exact time or within one minute of each other?
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Verify google account synced on factory reset [duplicate]

Did a factory reset by accident and now can't get past the sign into to verify with last google account synced to device.
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How to limit Google account access to selected apps?

I have used Google Photos App on iOS and the google account there allows me to disable access to the other google services where I don't see my other accounts in all Google Apps like Youtube, Gmail, ...
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Why is my Android activity showing up on myactivity.google.com?

I never consented to this and there was no indication anywhere that activity on my Android phone would show up in Google's My Activity. I see stuff like "com.google.android.pack" and other stuff. How ...
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Second Google Account for Phone

I have a second Google email address for business. I would also like to be able to upload business photos / media to the HOA account with photos: can this be done and how? I have added the 2nd ...
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Play Store and the country pain

I had already a lot of trouble with the play store country change in Canada. Now I'm living for a while in Singapore and I have the same trouble again. In Canada/USA I was not able to download the ...
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How can Users from a company download private apps [closed]

In order to keep our react-native app updateable and private, we decided to use this approach to upload an APK to the Play Store privately. Apparently, our client has to have G Suite set up for this ...
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Is it possible to use Android Emulator to pass identity confirmation via Android Device?

My google account is requiring I confirm my identity using an Android device, but I have no android devices. I had logged in with one over 4 years ago, but no longer have any (switched to IOS for ...
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Unable to login to Google account after reflashing gapps (LineageOS 14.1)

today I ran into some trouble and had to reflash my LineageOS system and with that my GApps. After reflashing (dirty flash, by the way) I could not login to my Google account anymore. After logging in,...
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How can i reset my Gmail password from inbuilt Google settings of android if 2FA is enabled?

I've recently changed my gmail password and now i forgot password before this time i was able to reset it by OTP that Google sent to my number for verification but this time i enabled 2FA and Google ...
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Desyncing android phone from google

We set up our daughters new phone using my husband google account. He turned off the sync for contacts on just her phone because she doesn’t need all his contacts. Several days later most of his ...
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Use multiple Google accounts, but allow only one to locate my phone in device manager

My question is basically identical to this question from 2016 (I would have commented on it but I don't have sufficient reputation): How to use multiple google accounts, but allow only one to locate ...
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Free up space by only deleting older photos past a chosen date

Google photos app has a "free up space" option where it will delete all photos that have been already backed up to Google photos from the local device folders. The problem with this is that the ...
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With multiple Google accounts logged in, use only one account for Google Maps

I have several Google accounts on my phone. I want to use only one of those with Google Maps. I must have accidentally used another one a few times, and now I keep getting notifications about it, ...
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Preventing auto login to the default email on an android tablet

When using an android tablet for the first time, I have to set a default email google account. When I click on the Gmail icon, it automatically log into my gmail account. Is there a way to prevent ...
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How to fix crashes on "Checking info" screen when trying to add a Google account?

I had to remove my Google account to sign out of Gmail, but when I try to log back in I see this screen and then it crashes: Without this, my Keep, Gmail and even Play Store isn't working and I'm ...
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How to export a list as Text of all Play Store Apps that I have ever installed

I need to generate a text export of the list under the MyApps-> Library Tab of the Play Store App for Android. I need a list of every App that I have ever installed from the Play Store, and not just a ...
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Google Play Services only recognizes deleted account; cannot update any apps

I got my Samsung Galaxy J7 in September and signed in using my primary, personal Google account ("A"). In early November, I downloaded Skype for Business for my job purposes, and created a new Google ...
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How to reset an unknown Google account? [closed]

how do I reset a google acct if the info is unknown. I was given a Samsung G7 phone. but I don't know the google email or password. Im wanting to reset it & add my google information to it.
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How long are call logs stored and is this configurable?

As far as I can tell, my OnePlus 3 has complete call logs for the past 6 months (last log 4-19-2018, today is 10-20-2018 which seems too much of a coincidence) Logs are really useful but some calls I ...
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How to factory reset without having google account verification(FRP) during setup?

I bought Asus Phone last 5 months, and I bought new one today. I'm planning to give the old one into someone but before that, I wanted to factory reset the device to clear all my data but I'm gonna ...
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If I have a phone contact and I sync my contacts to my google account then will the contact see my email address in his contacts?

If he has a google account too and I sync my contacts to my google account with his phone number then will google notice that we are in phone contact and therefore show my email contact to him in his ...
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Android gmail password folder

I'd like to ask you how can I get my password of my email that I forgot (it's a Yahoo account). The account is mine, I changed phone and when I was about to type in gmail-app the password, I couldn't ...
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Disable contact sync for one Google account - S8 - Android 8

My Samsung Glaxy S8 with Android 8.0 & Samsung Experience 9, is configured with multiple Google accounts. Would like to disable contact sync for only one Google account, while synchronising all ...
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How to recover gmail address

So, Awhile back I got a new phone and my number changed. I went to My Google Account page but It would not let me sign in to change my number. Been 5 months now..but It is still logged onto an older ...
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How to change Google assistant associated account?

If I have multiple Google account signed in. How do I change the associated account which Google assistant will use? So Google assistant will load the personalized settings from the correct account.
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How to delete Google account from a factory-resetted phone?

I have an Android 5.x smartphone ("phone 1"), which was using my Google account. Recently, I've started using different one, so I've (pretty confident that I've) dropped Google account on "phone 1", ...
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Serveral phones with same AppStore/Google login

I a have a large cluster of phones, about 100, in several places in the world. They are wall mounted, and I cannot access them physically, they all must be in silence (so are configured to reject ...
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Company account terminated

I had my work gmail setup on my phone. I just switched jobs and I got a notification that I've been signed out of my account (the account activity required notification). I click it and it's trying to ...
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Create several Gmail accounts anonymously using only one Android tablet without letting Google know that they are created from the same single tablet?

I would like to anonymously create several Gmail accounts using only one Android tablet (but not phone) without letting Google know that the accounts are created from the same single tablet. I do not ...
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Replacing the gmail account on my Mi android phone

My mother gave me her MI phone with android. It has her gmail account. I want to replace it with my gmail account. How can I do this? I looked at Settings -> Accounts -> Google, but did not find there ...
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I deleted my Gmail account but I keep recieving the notification "Account Action Required" but I can't access the account since it's already deleted

I deleted my Gmail account but I keep recieving the notification "Account Action Required" but I can't access the account since it's already deleted. By the way I used my phone to delete the account. ...
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unable to remove previously synced google account

I did a factory reset on my ZTE Grand X view 2 phone and forgot to remove my account before resetting it. Then, it was asking me for previously synced google account in order to unlock the phone. I ...
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WhatsApp can't use Google account for backup

My old phone just died on me yesterday. It used to back up the WhatsApp chat history to my main Google account, which I also used to register the device. Now I have a new phone, and I registered it to ...
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How to fix "Google couldn't verify this account belongs to you"?

O.P. I switched phones and I cannot login to my account on the new phone. It keeps on giving me the message above. Weird thing is that I'm still login in my Samsung tabtet. I was able to get some ...
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How to link an android device (or its account) in a restricted way to my primary google account?

I have an Android powered car multimedia unit that I would like to link somehow to my google's account, so I could send locations from Google maps directly from my PC by clicking the "Send to your ...
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Why cant i access my google account on a new phone when I have not factory reset my old phone

I recently bought a LG Stylo 3. It is the EXACT same brand and model of my old phone. I bought a used phone from Offerup but I know it is not locked. The person who sold me the phone did a factory ...
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I used Google Takeout, how do I remove this data?

Google Chrome Bookmarks, extensions and history. I don't use chrome anymore. Google Play library, I cleared it in google play but the installs.json and library.json are still huge and contain ...
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Using same google account on multiple devices

So I have a digital signage application installed on my android tv devices, which I install at various offline stores, which show ads at their stores (remotely configured by me) with my apk (...
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google device find locked a galaxy tab 8 at walmart

Ok, that title might cause a wt? well its not as it seems to be. About a week ago I was at a restaurant and went to write a review via google map. Well just before typing in my review I noticed that ...
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Low fps on phone

I am currently playing critical ops on letv le 2 which has 3 gb ram and about 650 snapdragon . When i play game ( critical ops ) for few minutes i get about 60 fps , which runs smoothly . But after ...
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How to lock phone with no google password

Phone got stolen and they changed my Google password how/can lock phone through Google account
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What might cause Google People details to stop syncing?

I'm having difficulty troubleshooting Google failing to sync "People details". All other categories (contacts, email, etc.) are syncing properly. This is causing downstream issues in other apps. For ...

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