Questions tagged [password]

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

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Forgot my old Moto G4 plus pattern

I have a Motorola G Plus (Android Nougat) which is blocked by pattern and fingerprint. Sadly, I forgot the pattern and fingerprint only works if I put the pattern. The debbuging mode is off. Is there ...
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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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keepass2android file locations

I've been using keepass2android for a while. I try to store my files in dropbox so I can access across multiple devices. I have noticed that somehow I have some copies of my mypasswords.kdbx file ...
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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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How do I assign a startup password only?

How can I assign a password for the startup of my phone but not require a password from the normal lockscreen?
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I have forgotten my password for my secure startup on my LG Stylo 5 and have used 15/30 attempts

I restarted my LG Stylo 5 because it was lagging. When I turned it back on and tried to put in my password for the secure startup, it says it’s not correct. I’ve used 15/30 of my password attempts. ...
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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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File Safe password recovery in honor 9n

I want to recover honor file safe password. And I forgot the password & security questions... How to recover the password & my files. Any instructions from here?
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how to bypass screen lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)?

How do I bypass screen-lock password on Ira Comet (2012 model)? From Wishtel. No specific tutorials on this model online. In trying to hard reset:-- I cannot get into recovery mode, I mean, not all ...
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Samsung s7 password locked - can't get onto phone

today I authorized a payment through Google pay on my phone. I've always avoided this and now I know why I never wanted to pay through Google. As I made this purchase it prompted me to create a phone ...
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How does Android know my password contains only numbers?

My Android phone's unlock type is set to a password, but it only contains numbers for fast unlocking (I'm well aware that a PIN is an option, but this way presents more possibilities to an attacker). ...
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how to remove pattern lock in a rooted android phone?

My Xperia is Running on RR-16 OS I have added 6x6 pattern unlock, it's been months I touched it so I forgot the password is there any way to remove the pattern lock through ADB, I also have TWRP ...
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FreeOTP or FreeOTP+ - Which is More Secure?

I have been using FreeOTP by Redhat/Fedora for a few years now as my main two way authentication app. However, I have realised that the current version (1.5) is quite a few years old (having been ...
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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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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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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 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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Moving Chrome saved passwords to Brave browser

Is it possible in any way to replicate Chrome passwords to other Chromium-based browsers such as Brave? I have a rooted device. I tried copying the "Login Data" file from the Chrome data ...
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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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