Questions tagged [password]

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

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8-digit password prompt only when SIM is in device (it's not the PUK)

My HTC A9 phone is asking me for an 8-digits password only when a SIM is in the device. I already tried it with the PUK of the SIM what does not work. If there is no SIM in the device, there is no ...
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Getting rid of password [duplicate]

Galaxi Tab A6. Can I backup my apps before a hard reset to clear my password so that the apps can be reinstalled? My first time posting!
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Wifi Password Recovery

I used to rely on an app called WiFi Password Recovery https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ld.free.wifipwd.recovery But it's no longer working: there's a message saying "backup failed ...
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Metronome sound for disk encryption password prompt

In the previous android version (Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat and may be Oreo) there was a metronome sound when the phone was waiting for disc encryption password: "To start Android, enter your ...
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How to remove someone else's Google account from the Pixel 3a?

So my friend has his partner's Google Pixel 3a with him. She did factory reset and gave it to him before leaving for a semester abroad. She forgot to remove her Google account before performing the ...
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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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“Device password” required when adding a new profile

I'm trying to add a new profile to my Android phone, but during the profile setup I am asked to enter my device password: Re-enter your password Enter your device password to continue I don't ...
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Samsung Galaxy A asking for password although I never set it

I never had or used a password for Galaxy tablet A. However, it’s now asking for one to turn off the device to reset password. I am unable to turn off or start up the device. Any suggestions on how I ...
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Encrypted Huawei Android Backup - forgot key

I backup'd my android data apps and files (I mean all) to my SD Card using Huawei Backup. It contains IMPORTANT files. And I forgot the password since I set it up not much of a long time ago to ...
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Securely store and access password via fingerprint

Using iOS+Safari, any password entered in web forms can be securely saved on the device. When re-visiting the same site, TouchID/FaceID can be used to access the saved credentials. I wonder if ...
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recovery of data on MMC protected internal memory device

I have a broken HTC Sensation with a forensics lab who are trying to recover the data from the phone's internal memory chip. The technician says he is unable to recover the data on the chip because ...
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Lock-screen passwords sometimes fails

I have recently updated from Android 8.1 to 9. Since the update, there's a problem that keeps popping up every now and then. no matter how often I type the password, it does not get accepted. And I'...
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Google Smart Lock suggestions problem

How I can delete old profiles from that list? In my saved passwords I don't have this, only 1 saved for VK. Same problem in tinder app too, always suggested use my old number and couple other apps. It ...
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How do I recover my Galaxy Tab A6 password without factory reset? [duplicate]

I would just like to know because I forgot and I don't want to factory reset it. I have valuable things in it.
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How to disable “save password to Google?” prompt?

I am currently using a Galaxy Tab A 2016 on Oreo and the above prompt pops up everytime I log in an app. Is there a way to disable this prompt? Thanks.
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Are Android PIN and Password being stored in the same file?

I'm curious about where the PIN is being stored in Android OS as I could only find out that the password is stored in a file named password.key in /data/systemdirectory. However, I could not find the ...
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Recover Samsung Galaxy Tab A passcode without powering off the device

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A and I put a passcode on it, but I can't remember the passcode anymore. I can’t power off my tablet because I need the passcode to do that, so I need help recovering the ...
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Correct Password not accepted after being on a long time

I have a Nexus-5x and I rarely restart it. I'm using fingerprint and password for authentication, usually just fingerprint but once in a while I have to enter the password for safety. This just ...
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How do I switch google play accounts

My Wife tried to do an in app purchase but instead of her gmail showing up her twin's did instead and needed her password as well how can it be switched so only her email and password can be used ?
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Require password for each application to install

Since I will be lending my phone to someone else, I want my phone to ask my Google account password (or alternative authentication) each time an app is installed. If I go to Google Play -> Three bars ...
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Is it possible to open a locked android device or access it's files without knowing the password?

I have a Samsung phone which is password protected it also has fingerprint enabled. I don't need to know how to open it I just want to know if it's possible to unlock it or access its files? There ...
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Samsung Galaxy s10e requires password every few days, is it possible to disable safely?

Galaxy s10e, protected by a very long password and fingerprints. I specifically went for a very long password intending to only type it in after restarting the phone. In fact, the phone requires ...
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SwiftKey: Keyboard completely gone after update!

To all SwiftKey users who stumble accross this post: Do not update your SwirftKey app at the moment! Hello everyone Today I updated several apps on my Android 9 Huawei Mate 20 Pro (non-rooted), ...
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Forgot Password

I can´t remember my Samsung Galaxy J7´s phone password and I have to reset it. But I don't want to lose all of my pictures and etc. How can I still have all of that stuff without downloading it or ...
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How to Decrypt Huawei Safe File?

I am using Huawei Nova 3i and I have forgotten my password for File Safebox. But here I can see all my files encrypted. It would be great if I can decrypt them so that I can get back all my files. ...
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How to update a Google Chrome password?

Here at work we use a Wi-Fi connection that requires the user's sign-in before it can be used, with a username and a password. This password is changed every few days. After connecting, Chrome starts ...
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Scrub Data or Bypass Passcode lock on Device

I have a friend who needs access to their deceased brothers locked ZTE Z835 without factory resetting / losing data. They believe there may be evidence on the phone and authorities had already gave up ...
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My tablet is stuck on rebooting

I got a samsung t-mobile tablet (SM-T807T) and I forgot the password I got it to reboot but now it's stuck on "downloading" "do not turn off target!" SO What Do I Do now?
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TWRP password decrypt storage

I have Xiaomi redmi note plus. I wanted to install twrp and root my device in ordre to flash mods. Well the 1st time I enter to TWRP after flashing it with adb, it demand the password, in steps they ...
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Phone is locked with an impossible to enter password

As it appeared, the on-screen keyboard for entering the unlock password is missing English layout, although it for sure was present when the password has been created. Now the situation appears really ...
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How google home and our smartphone get connected together to send WiFi password to google home?

As you all know in order to connect our google home devices we use a special google home app on our smartphone. But the questions is , suppose that app know the current WiFi password, how that ...
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How to edit a text file in a zip or rar archive, without manual extract/compression?

I have a text file in a compressed file (rar/zip) On my desktop, I happen to be able to edit it, and then winrar or 7zip send a message saying the text file was changed and asking if I want him to ...
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How do I sign in to google without compromising password?

I've got a Lenovo Solo VR headset. I've got a long, randomly generated password for my google account that is pretty much impossible to memorize without an eidetic memory. If you remove the goggles to ...
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How to change pin on android?

I have the Blackview BV8000 Pro. Today, suddenly the pin stopped working and I can not access my phone anymore. When restarting the Phone (without a sim card), it asks for the pin twice. The first ...
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Setting/finding Android 7 encryption password

With some hassle I updated the 2016 firmware on my Lenovo P2 to Android 7 (I think my carrier decided that their own app was more important than security updates). Now that I wanted to put the TWRP ...
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Accessibility of router password entering via scanning for blind, old people, and ease of use

This post is about accessibility by older people and people forgetting their glasses and shop and warehouse personnel wanting to make use of a QR code and some blind people as a quick input method. ...
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How often does Android 8.1 ask for a password instead of a fingerprint?

I use fingerprint to unlock my phone (Nokia 6 TA1033, upgraded to Oreo 8.1, not rooted). Sometimes it doesn't let me use fingerprint and asks for a password instead "for better security". I can't ...
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Why is there no app from Google like LastPass? [closed]

I am asking this because Google is already managing password in Google Chrome password manager. Having a dedicated app like LastPass would make everything easier.
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Reset my android device password using android device manager

I'm android Marshmallow user. and I want to resent my password using android device manager. I signed in my google account and went to google's android device manager and it's not showing any option ...
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Galaxy Samsung 9.5

My late husband's tablet. Trying to reset for my daughter to use. I can't figure password. To hard-boot reset says I have to turn device off. I can't get past the password to turn the device off. Any ...
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I tried starting VPN, didn't set password, but later now screen is asking password. What to do?

I have Gionee P5L phone. I was not able to access a site, then thought on starting VPN of the phone; went to VPN, and then it asked to set any of the security: password, swipe, etc. I entered into ...
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Allow fingerprint unlock but require password after a certain time limit

Currently with a Samsung Galaxy S8, but I believe this is common to other devices, I can setup fingerprint unlock which requires a password when the device starts up or if I fail to scan my finger ...
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Password has appeared but i've not installed it!

My partner uses her Lenovo tablet all the time , she doesn't use any password or pin just a swipe after boot up screen BUT tonight she booted up its got to the " desktop" screen but when she swipes it ...
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Lost password on Galaxy S2, can't shut down

My new Christmas Galaxy Tab S2 7": I was prompted to download an updated OS. I did so successfully and was prompted to restart. Okay, now I need my password. That is ONLY the password works, since ...
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How do I set my phone to require the storage decrypt password after restarting?

When an encrypted Android phone is started, this is what happens (to my best knowledge): Boot phone Decrypt storage, which requires PIN or password Start up Android Homescreen appears (You may have ...
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How to remove a stored user name and password in Wifi Connection Settings?

I've cleared all stored WiFi connections but the password prompt seen in the screenshot still appears. That user name and password is actually part of a VPN connection I had. I've deleted that VPN ...
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How do I tell whether an app or website has accessed my account password?

Is it possible for apps to access one's Google account login credentials? How can a user determine whether this has occurred?
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Does anyone know why after I updated my android phone, that it doesn't unlock?

I literally just updated my phone (I have a BLU X2 if that helps) to the new Android thing last night and my phone shuts down whenever I have any new updates. But I can't seem to unlock my phone this ...
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Fingerprint unlock and password multiple-attempt security

I have noticed that fingerprint unlocking on Android is pretty insecure. If you make 5 failed attempts (which is quite a lot), the phone just disables the scanner for 30 seconds and then re-enables it....
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I want to buy game items on my deceased husbands Galaxy Tab 2 , I dont know his password. Is it possible?

When my husband became ill I promised him I would keep his game going until he could, unfortunately he died. I am still playing his game on his Galaxy Tab 2 and wanted to buy him some game items. When ...

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