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How to disable "save password to Google?" prompt?

FYI, for future readers, I believe the correct way to disable this feature is by going to: Settings > General management > Language and input Then, under "Input Assistance," set "Autofill services" ...
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How to disable autocomplete in Chrome for specific sites

It is not possible for an user to disable autocomplete for a single site. You can check this link to disable the feature on Chrome (all sites) - it is a simple tutorial on how to do it. However, for ...
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Adding a new account to Gmail/Youtube shows a Password Error

At least for me, it was actually the device password - used to unlock the phone. So basically it asks for the device password when you try to add a new Google account for some reason. I formatted my ...
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Why, and how to increase 16-character lockscreen password limit?

From Android Security Internals: An In-Depth Guide to Android's Security : Android doesn’t have a dedicated setting to manage the encryption pass- word after the device is encrypted, and changing ...
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How to disable "save password to Google?" prompt?

For me on a Moto G9 with Android 10, the following worked: "Settings" > "Accounts" Tab the main account for the phone "Google Account (Info, security & personalization)...
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Samsung 4 left in rain and now black screen - can i recover files?

If you know for sure your phone can be powered on, then there might just be another doable (albeit technical) way. I've extracted photos and contacts from another S4 of my classmate a while ago using ...
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FreeOTP or FreeOTP+ - Which is More Secure?

Generally I would say that both are secure. FreeOTP: Developed by Fedora by RedHat. So by a prop. company. But it's open source for everyone, that means if there would leaks to RedHat the FLOSS-...
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My phone stopped remembering wifi passwords!

There is most likely a problem with the phone's /efs/ss_data file. I think it's basically a key for decryption of your Wi-Fi passwords and other things in secure storage. Root is required for this ...
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Why, and how to increase 16-character lockscreen password limit?

From the commit comment max password length symbols is limited only for UI reasons. Maybe there is no other reason which requires the lockscreen password to be up to 17 symbols (16+1) EDIT: I created ...
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Restoring wpa_supplicant.conf [root]

In my case it was necessary to change the owner and group of the file to wifi: mount -o rw,remount /system chown wifi:wifi /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf ls -la /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant....
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How to retrieve saved password in Google Chrome for Android?

Another way to do this (e.g. if you use a sync password and passwords.google.com is not an option) is by turning debug mode on, inspecting the tab, and printing the value of the field at the console (...
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Phone is locked with an impossible to enter password

In case there is a problem with the on-screen keyboard most devices support to use an USB keyboard connected via USB On-The-Go (OTG) adapter to the phone - if the phone supports USB OTG at all. The ...
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How does Android know my password contains only numbers?

Your password certainly shouldn't be being stored in plain text, although without reviewing the exact software your phone is running I can't rule the possibility out. More likely, when you set the ...
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Possible to have different passwords for device encryption and screen lock?

On old devices with Full Disc Encryption (FDE) this was possible for rooted devices. But on modern devices that use File Based Encryption (FBE) this is no longer possible nor necessary: In the old ...
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How do i recover my wifi pass from android using adb?

Using this method won't work for you, since /data is not accessible except after acquiring root permissions. But if you can root your device, try this afterwards: adb shell su # allow it from ...
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During Android Encryption, I lost my device keyboard and OS ask me to enter password?

First, have a look at the answers to this question. If none if them works for you and you have access to the recovery, I think you can only wipe data / factory reset your device. If you don't have ...
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Decrypting wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy mobiles

I got a solution: Go to root browser Go to /etc/secure_storage/.system.wpa_supplicant then delete this folder (only ".secure.supplicant.conf"), then reboot. Strange number gone Note: It only works ...
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Decrypting wpa_supplicant.conf on Samsung Galaxy mobiles

Use wpa_supplicant's wpa_passphrase tool to create your own "real" psk. Actually, the plain-text psk (double-quoted) must be processed at every startup and config reload to generate the real, 64 hex-...
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Admin profile locked on Android 4.4 KitKat tablet

I am assuming she either set a new pin/password for you by mistake or you already had a pin/password before she locked it that you cannot remember. Either way you need to reset the pic/password. Here ...
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Is it possible to change the password for a WiFi network when it is not in range?

You can delete it ('Forget') and create it new again, here you can define the password. Write down the SSID (Routers name) and encryption way (e.g. WPA) before you delete it ;) Without root you ...
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How often does Android 8.1 ask for a password instead of a fingerprint?

On stock Android, a backup authentication method is required after 5 failed attempts, or 48 hours since the last time that backup authentication method is used. Using a screen off app will trigger ...
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I changed my Google account password on my PC. How do I make the change on my phone and tablets?

Google usually does not use passwords for authentication on Android. Only for the initial account set-up you have to enter username and password which is then sent to the Google authentication server ...
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"Display over other apps" prevents me from entering passwords

According to the logcat, the Password Store (legacy) app (package name: com.zeapo.pwdstore) tried to open the "Display over other apps" permission settings. The relevant logcat is ...
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Hacked Wi-Fi password

Each Wifi Access Point or Hotspot or Source has it's own password. The password is not unique to your phone, it is unique to the Source. Unless you are talking about you phone's hotspot's password. ...
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Why is "wpa_supplicant.conf" file invisible?

Found them in /data/misc/apexdata/com.android.wifi/WifiConfigStore.xml
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Unlock encrypted Android from ADB

Although buying an OTG cable should work fine, there is in fact a way to unlock your device through ADB alone. Found this out the hard way when I included a character in my password that was not ...
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Remove password lock created by Android Device Manager (Galaxy Note 3)

The title is a bit confused. @bmdixon's answer works for the situation that you want to delete the password in the case you knew the password. However, in most of the cases we want to remove the ...
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My phone stopped remembering wifi passwords!

Google Backup Transport service may have screwed up, failing to update the wifi passwords being stored on their servers (methinks it is pulling down a blank password over and over again). In Settings -...
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Changing android password remotely

in your phone, go to recovery, wipe/ clear cache then reboot the phone. wait for 5 minutes, then through this link to lock the pin with new pin https://www.google.co.in/android/devicemanager use the ...
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Changing android password remotely

It might be a bit late but I had a similar issue and found a genius idea that might help others. If you have an OTG cable, you can plug in a mouse and use that to unlock the phone, then cancel / ...
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