Questions tagged [password]

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

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password manager recommendation [closed]

I have a password manager called keepass installed on my laptop. I really like the feature of autotyping. But it cames to a android I have installed KeePassDx it is really annoying for me to unlock ...
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I have forgotten my password for my secure startup on my lg stylo 5 phone and have used 15/30 attempts

I restarted my phone because it was lagging and when I turned it Back on n tried to put in my password for the secure startup it says it’s not correct so I’ve used 15/30 of my password attempts what ...
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Sign-in-error for Mi account

I deleted the Mi account using Opera browser and I successfully deleted it. (In Mi account website) But I was not sign out in my phone. Now it is showing sign-in-error in notification. And also if I ...
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How to recover photos in my Xperia Z3 Compact if I forgot my password

Hi I am trying to recover my photos saved in my phone but I have forgotten my password (numbers and letters, not a pattern or digit lock screen). I have looked at the locked-out tag wiki. I do not ...
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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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ADB find my device

I have been locked out of my device, and when trying to unlock it using Google's find my device option my phone is shown as offline while it definitely has internet access. How can I log in to google ...
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Google Find my device online with ADB

Device : Oneplus 6T with Android 10 I recently lost access to my phone because of a seemingly rare bug (after starting the process of making a work profile after adding my work email on the phone, and ...
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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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Android forgot my password after installing updates

I know it sounds pompous to say this but android seems to have forgotten my password. I updated, get met with a black screen asking for my password, enter the password and... sits on screen saying it ...
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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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Lost Password - Samsung Galaxy Tab E

My password is lost and I've looked at the other cries for help on here but where I'm getting stuck is that it asks for a password when I press the shut down button. Which isn't possible to input ...
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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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I Tried Hard reset on my Samsung Tab E because I forgot my password, but It doesn't let me press 'yes' after pressing “wipe data/factory reset” [duplicate]

and instantly rebooted it after pressing "wipe all data/factory reset". But it didn't wipe the PIN password away. Any help?
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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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where does dual space saved facebook password

I had created a Facebook account on dual space app. I saved the password of the Facebook account I created in it. I had created an account using a temporary number. So I do not know what to do to ...
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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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Regarding ADB and Screen Lock

Is there any way too see the set screen lock using ADB or anything else? I mean I know if we delete the key file then the screen lock gets removed with phone being reset. So is there a way to read ...
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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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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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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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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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