Questions tagged [password]

A password is a secret word or string of characters used for user authentication/authorization.

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"Display over other apps" prevents me from entering passwords

The smartphone is a OnePlus Nord CE 5G, model EB2103. Basically, when I focus a field where I'm supposed to enter a password, a system "Display over other apps" like this takes over and ...
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login only recognises password at second attempt

On a Cubot Quest phone with android 9: Each time I reboot, the login screen does not accept my password at first attempt. It shows Wrong Password and immediately asks for a password again. At the ...
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If an app has the permission "Draw over other apps", can the app see the content present on my screen? [duplicate]

So I recently installed an app called XSCamera which can basically record with the phone camera in the background. It requires the "Draw over other apps" permission to display a mini-preview ...
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Change Unlock method after device restart via ADB

My Android 11 device is asking for a password after I reboot in addition to the fingerprint auth. I forgot the password. Is there a way to change the default unlock screen to pattern unlock? Note ...
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How does Android Chrome manage to leak a Gmail.com log-in to the Gmail app?

Using Android 12 and Chrome, when I logged in to gmail.com, I got a new email notification from a Gmail app installed on the same device but never accessed by me. How did supposedly secure Chrome leak ...
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Fingerprint will not open

My passwords are kept in passwords.google.com. When I am on my Samsung 52 and I need one of my passwords, and I go to Google Password Manager to get it, Android asks me to "verify it's [me]."...
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Hide main ui/launcher/profile on specific password

I'd like to have an option to hide my usual apps list, photos, etc on specific pass unlock. So if I unlock with my usual pass - it is my usual device, if someone requires to unlock my device - I use ...
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Android 12 reset password different from lockscreen

A few days ago, I locked my vivo S1 Pro running Android 12 with Google's Find My Device. At that time, it didn't have any screen lock, so I locked it with the password "pri8890". When I went ...
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My android phone won't accept correct PIN/password after I tried to change my screen lock password

I have a Realme 8 phone as my primary device. It had a PIN and my fingerprint set up as the screen lock. Around a week ago at around 4 am, I decided to change my PIN as I keep changing screen locks ...
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Is it safe to store passwords in WhatsApp end-to-end encrypted backup?

So there is a WhatsApp group in which only I am present and hence I use the group to store my passwords by sending them in the group as chats. I then backup those chats using the WhatsApp end-to-end ...
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Forgot password for android device not able to reset it

I recently bought a new phone and forgot about the old one, and now I can't remember the password for the old device. I tried google findmyphone: didn't work hard reset: asking for the password ADB : ...
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Is there a way to unlock my son's Galaxy Tab A (SM-T580) with Family Link?

My son has not used his Galaxy Tab A (SM-T580) for months and he has forgotten his 3x3 unlock pattern/password. The tablet is linked to Family Link on my Samsung phone. How do we access his device?
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How do I hide the dots that show up when I type my password?

In my new Android phone I see dots when I type the PIN. How do I hide the dots? I don't want people to know how long my PIN is.
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How to allow auto fill of credentials in WebView App

We have a web application and want to provide an app for it. We use a simple WebViewClient application which opens our web application. This works good. For authentication the web application doesn't ...
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How to enable lock screen password in BlueStacks 5 on Android 7.0 Nougat?

I installed Bluestacks 5 recently. It is also rooted. I want to install a CA certificate on the device which is Android 7.0. To install the certificate, I have to set the screen lock first. But when I ...
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My tablet won't let me type my password please help

I try to put my password but it's stuck there the keyboard doesn't show up so I can't put the password and I know it
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Can't restore backup - password unknown

I have a Google 6 Pro. I set up a "pattern" password (which I'll never do again - numbers and words are meant for my memory) and forgot the pattern. After multiple tries, I decided to do a ...
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Remove Google Find My Device Password

A few weeks back I lost my Samsung Galaxy S7. I came home and immediately did a Google Find My Device. I added a message to the finder and a password to lock it. Great. That worked. The phone was ...
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On which Android versions was it usual for apps to ask, inside own window, for password of app of other legal entity?

When i tried to open my Whatsapp chats from web browser on laptop, and wanted to scan a QR code from Whatsapp on my smartphone, Whatsapp asked for password, indide the same Whatsapp window. As i have ...
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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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Encrypted device doesn't ask for credential on boot anymore on Android 11

I use Android 11 (LineageOS) and recently noticed, that my phone stopped asking me for a decryption password when booting up, so I tried verifying that my data is still actually encrypted. Settings ...
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How to remove Google Smart Lock saved passwords in Instagram?

How do I remove these accounts and saved passwords from Google Smart Lock in Instagram? I have tried all different methods to remove it but no use. I have deleted all of my Chrome passwords, Google ...
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Switch password by day on Android?

I like to put overly complicated passwords on my phone (currently it has 16 numbers). Is there a way to make the password switch by day? Like every Monday it would be "1234" and Tuesday &...
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How can I remove a PIN password form a backup?

I forgot the PIN to my Huawei TIT-AL00 android device. So I backed up my user data to a backup file.(user_data__20150913_075028.backup*) I couldn't use ADB to backup as it wasn't enabled in the ...
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Verify it's you Screenlock didn't work password manager

My passwords are kept in passwords.google.com. When I am on my Android 12/Pixel 5a, I need one of my passwords, and I go to Google Password Manager to get it, Android asks me to "verify it's [me]...
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Why QR Code wifi sharing is not showing the wifi password?

I have access to some work-only android devices which they have access to the work wifi and I don't know its wifi password so I tried the QR Code sharing but to my surprize, the plain text which is ...
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Is date safe in encrypted phone without passcode

If my phone does not have a passcode, but is encrypted by default, and I factory reset it, is my data safe? Or is there a way someone can decrypt it since it had no passcode
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Possible to have different passwords for device encryption and screen lock?

I'd like my device encryption password to be very long and complicated but a short screen lock password for convenience. Is this possible?
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Password protect zip file with 7-zip that works between Android and Windows

Is there a way to password protect a zip file with 7-zip on a pc, then unzip the file on android (while requiring the password), and essentially use it on either pc or android? I tried with es ...
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How does Google know whenever I made a login in Android?

Now a time, whenever you make a login or anything using a username or password, Google prompts you to save the password in your primary account. Unlike earlier, when it was limited to browsers only, ...
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How to set distinct boot and lockscreen passwords in Android 10 (full disk encryption)

How can I set a distinct password for: The Full Disk Encryption password (used to boot the device) The Lock Screen password (used to unlock the device) For security reasons, I use a 25-50 character ...
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Is there a way to root a locked Motorola phone?

Someone gave me their locked phone and I want to install a custom rom on it but it's not rooted and developer options aren't enabled. The phone model is Motorola Moto G6 Play.
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What to do if my phone is stolen?

My phone was stolen recently. I read that if you have a Google account connected to your phone, the thief needs to enter your Google password when wiping the data or factory resetting it. However, ...
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Firefox Android with password storage

Can you suggest a good solution how I can store my passwords secure with Firefox for Android? Firefox sync has no "cloud storage" which means I have no cloud backup. Keepass2Android with ...
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Lock computer USB connection

I'm looking for a way to lock computer USB connection with anther password then the regular lock screen password... (or ether disable the usb connection completely without broke the usb port) There is ...
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Android Chrome Password Pop-up

Does anyone know how to eliminate this annoying pop-up (see screenshot) in Chrome that has a separate window for passwords? I know it can be done but I can't find it and any every time I search for it,...
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Is there a way to unlock stock miui phone after forgetting password?

I have stock xiaomi mi 8 without any additions. I changed my password, and after 3 days of not typing it, I realized that I forgot the new password. I know some words etc, which are there, but I can ...
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What does the "Save password to Google?" do?

I'm on Android 10 and and after installing the Uber App, I get the "Save password to Google?" prompt. But since I'm a not a huge fan of the Google megapoly, I'm reluctant to say yes, when I ...
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No password screen lock option -- Can it be enabled?

I'm using a PALM phone which for whatever reason has no Password screen lock option. Only swipe and PIN options. Does anyone know of a way to get the password option enabled that you typically have ...
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How to add custom passwords to the Google Password manager?

I’m using a OnePlus and want to add a custom password for a pdf I open frequently, I want to save this so I can easily access it and not type it over again. The native Password manager is not allowing ...
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Exporting a CA certificate from Android to Android?

I'm trying to install an openssl CA certificate on my Pixel 5, previously I was able to install it directly through the app I was using on my old Pixel 2 but with the new security measures this is no ...
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Can't access phone as forgotten work profile password

A while back I set a password for my work profile. For the life of me I cannot remember it (tried so many different combos). I want to access my phone but it's asking for the password, which I don't ...
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Recover OPPO A9 2020 (Android 10) from forgotten PIN(6 digits => 1000000 probability)

I have tried more tools to recover oppo A9 2020 (Model CPH1937; patch: oct,2020; Android Version: Android 10; ColorOs Version: 7) from the forgotten PIN. I'm using Snapdragon 665 device. Since I ...
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Forgot encryption password, too many wrong password attempts = wipe: Can I image my phone to "get more password tries" by restoring an image? [duplicate]

Forgot my Android encryption password, only have 10 tries left before data wipe, how can I backup my phone to get 10 more tries if I don't manage to find the password within 10 tries? For context: ...
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I Can't change my password

I can not change my password to slide or no password, it says it is due to administrator policies but i have disabled all apps from there, What do I do?
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I cant get on my samsung sm-t387w tablet

I have tried several passwords that I might have used, but no luck. My tablet is still on and it is asking for a password to turn it off. I even spoke to samsung customer service for an hour and they ...
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Names of Screens

I totally lack the terminology here, so asking to help me clarify When I look at my note 10 I see a screen with clock, always on display. What is the name of this"screen"? If I double tap ...
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Forgotten Swipe Pattern lock for Nexus 6P (but fingerprint works!)

I have a Google Nexus 6P with Copperhead OS installed on it. I forgot the pattern to unlock the screen. Is there any way I can recover (a part) of the data on my phone? I am pretty sure that the ...
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Android lock screen bug after system files deleted

I accidentally deleted some system files ( I was on adb connection) . And lock screen stopped working right after. The issue is that, I have a lock pin/pattern/password, but system says, it's not ...
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My phone is unlocked, but I don't remember pin code. Recover from Google somehow?

There's plenty of directions for those who forget their pin code and can't unlock their phone, but there's no explanation for those who have their phone UNLOCKED, but don't remember their pin code to ...
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