Gmail's official app doesn't store password in your device. Your password is 100% safe if you use this app.
This is how it works: The password is used by Google's authentication servers for the first time ONLY. After first successful authentication, an Auth Token is downloaded to device which is stored in accounts.db file as plain text. For all subsequent ...
In Windows, if you open Manage password in Chrome, then it asks for a master password (i.e. Windows Admin password) to view and manage your passwords. But that's not the case in Android. So for security purposes, Chrome for Android doesn't reveal the password.
From Greenbot: Saving your passwords to your device presents some obvious security
Android passwords used with the built-in Email application are stored in plain text inside a SQLite Database. This is in contrast to the Gmail application, which uses Auth Tokens as described in Sachin Sekhar's answer.
For Jelly Bean, the database location is:
The above location varies with the Android version
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 phone thinking something else was the issue - but if you enter the device password, it then asks for the account name as normal.
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 a single site, unless you are the website's developer and don't want your users to have this feature, you can't. But, if you are, you can check this ...
Note: This method requires root access.
The credentials of the websites that you allowed Chrome to save are stored in the file Login data which is located inside the data directory of Chrome i.e. /data/data/com.android.chrome/app_chrome/Default/. Certainly, no app or even ADB can access that location and neither Chrome has any provision through GUI to ...
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 the screen lock password or
PIN will also silently change the device encryption password. This is most
probably a usability-driven decision: most users ...
You would have to use your emergency backup codes you should have printed out: Backup Code Page.
These are one-time use codes that Google recommends you print for emergencies to access your Google account to unlock your phone.
Additional Information for methods of gaining account access.
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 this. I'll describe it and let you decide whether you can handle it.
While in the blind, get to Download Mode by using the key combo.
Load a custom recovery ...
I do not have your phone model on hand to try, but you can give this link a shot.
Generally, just go to Settings > Security > check Make passwords visible. This is true for my phone (HTC Desire, BCM 4.0.4).
Hope it works for you.
Each user account has its own lockscreen settings, so the easiest way to do this is to simply use a password lockscreen for each user. In fact, you can use entirely different lockscreen security for one user than you do for another (e.g. one could use a pattern, one a PIN, one a slide lock, etc).
To set this up, select a user and unlock the device, then go ...
When locking a device using Android Device Manager it replaces the previous "Screen lock" with a password. Once you have entered the password you can follow these steps to remove/replace the screen lock:
Go to Settings > Security > Screen lock
Enter the password you entered via Android Device Manager
Choose your new screen lock method (Pattern, Slide, PIN ...
Follow the detailed instructions below on how to completely reset your RCA Android 7 Voyager (RCT6773W22) tablet.
Step 1. With your tablet off, press and hold the volume up (+) button and power button until you see the RCA splash screen with Nipper and Chipper. Release both buttons to reveal the Android bot on his back with a caution symbol above him.
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 fix.
First we need to confirm it's a problem with secure storage.
Install BuildProp Editor from Play Store
Reboot, setup Wi-Fi &...
There is no functionality to view saved passwords included in the stock browser.
The only method for retrieving passwords saved in the stock browser is to open the webview.db file (it's an sqlite database) in /data/data/com.android.browser and look at the password table (it's stored in the clear, no encryption or anything), but that requires root.
The trick here is to use a keyboard app with pasting ability. I had success using both Hacker's Keyboard (It has a CTRL screen that you can combine with v to paste), and Swype (long pressing on the +!= key and then in the four arrows key provides a screen where you can paste).
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.conf
-rw-rw---- wifi wifi 2343 2016-07-11 10:31 wpa_supplicant.conf
Note: you need a rooted device to do that.
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 (e.g. document.getElementById('passwordFieldID').value;)
Link for remote debugging: https://developer.chrome.com/devtools/docs/remote-debugging
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 simpler an USB keyboard is the more likely it will work - keyboards with integrated USB hub and/or readers for smartcard or sd-card often cause problems and may ...
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 password, it checked which characters are used and set a flag (in the plain-text portion of the system where the boot code and device unlock functionality live) ...
As The Andro Nerd pointed out in his answer, most apps store passwords (and other sensitive information) encrypted. Some even don't store them at all (they use a kind of "tokens", as is available with most Google apps -- or they don't store anything like that).
Unfortunately, only most apps seem to care this way. Some store ...
I am able to receive reset links despite having logged in today, yesterday and pretty much every day. However you should be able to access your account on your phone (as it will use your login details to sign in to chrome) then use that to add your phone number to your account. Then pick reset my password with my phone which will send an SMS to your phone.
No. A quote from http://support.google.com/android/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1663755:
Note that this is the same PIN or password that you use to unlock your phone without encryption, and cannot be set independently.
EDIT: I found this on xda, but I think it might be risky and not worth the effort.
Multi-User was added with Android 4.2 -- you're running 4.0, so there's no native way to go multi-user without upgrading your system.
If you have your device rooted, you might want to take a look at SwitchMe Multiple Accounts, which works with Android 2.1 and up. With Android 4.1, you could make use of the User Management app. Both would enable you to have ...
I spent three hours on the phone with Google yesterday for the same issue. They said there is no way to reset the password. They said I have to delete and add the user back, losing all data, pictures, game progress, etc. There is also no way to prevent a child from setting a password. Clearly the people at Google have not thought this through. It is ...