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Specify default Google account for different products

I have two Google accounts, my main one which is used for Drive (formerly docs), Calendar and also a lot of 3rd party apps via the 'login with Google' feature. The other Google account I use for my ...
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How to re-add the security question in Gmail?

As we all might know that today is "Safe Internet Day". So Google is reminding us for the security check-up. I tried it. And I saw that I could remove my security question. I did it with the belief ...
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489 views

Can I have 2 recovery phone numbers in my Google account?

When I travel abroad, it often happens that my original carrier is not valid, which means that sometimes I have to change my phone number to another carrier when I am in another country. So ...
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Google account sign-in requires a phone number to continue

When I sign in a new Google Account, this message shows: We've detected unusual activity on the account you're trying to access. To continue, please follow the instructions below. Provide a ...
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Gmail logout/login error [on hold]

I am trying to log into my own Gmail account. However, I cannot logout of my daughter's account. Every time I put my own email address in it returns "wrong address". How do I log in as a different ...
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Strange ''sign in attempt prevented'' messages on Gmail

These messages from no-reply@accounts.google.com say something like this: Hi (my name), Someone just tried to sign in to your account (my Gmail)from an app that doesn't meet modern security ...
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How can I log into a different Google account?

It only shows one of my Google accounts. I want to log into a different one but I don't want them connected in any way. What do I do?
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Google “Account Action Required”

For the past few days, I've been getting this notice on top of all Google sites (Search engine, Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, etc.): If I click on it, it takes me to this page, which actually doesn't ...
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Cannot switch between multiple Google Docs accounts being signed in them correctly

Here https://support.google.com/docs/answer/2405894 I read I can sign in multiple Google accounts and easily switch between them in Google Docs app. But it is not true. It doesn't work. I'm talking ...
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Problems unlocking Google account due to incorrect phone number

I created a new Gmail account. When I tried to log in for the first time, it gave a message saying "Enter verification code sent to your mobile number". I then saw that I entered my cell number ...
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Getting bogus recovery phone number changed emails at my recovery email for accounts that aren't mine

Recently I've been getting a lot of emails sent to my backup email address alerting me that the recovery phone number for my Gmail account has changed, but the account referenced in the email is not ...
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556 views

How to connect a YouTube account to another email address

I recently got a YouTube account from someone, but I would like to be able to login with the Google account that I already have and connect it to the former YouTube account. How can I add my own ...
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Gmail Alternate Username

On my Google Account link https://www.google.com/settings/personalinfo My core Google account of coreAddressLongSilly@gmail.com lists an Alternate username of alterUser Primary email ...
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How do I unlink my YouTube account from my Gmail account?

My YouTube account has been automatically linked to my Gmail account, but I want to keep my YouTube account separated from my Gmail account. I heard that the feature to unlink accounts was available. ...
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490k views

How do I recover my Google account (or Gmail) password or username?

I have forgotten the password or username for my Google account, or I'm unable to access my account for other reasons. How can I recover my account? (This Q&A is meant as a general description ...
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I need to remove an old phone from my Google devices but there's no remove button, how do I get it back?

I've recently bought a new phone so I've synced it to my Google account and installed all the apps I use. I've also done a factory reset on my old phone to wipe it. However, now when I go to ...
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Is it possible to sign into Gmail only?

Normally when you sign into Gmail, it signs into your whole Google account - YouTube, Gmail, Google Search, etc… Is it possible to sign into only Gmail and leave the others not logged in? From a ...
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“Something seems a bit different about the way you're trying to sign in” to Gmail

I'm trying to log in to a very old Gmail account of mine. When I enter the correct password, I'm taken to a page that says: Something seems a bit different about the way you're trying to sign in. ...
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Why is Google not accepting my phone number?

I'm trying to create a Google account but I fail the verification. The problem is that I get this message: This phone number format is not recognized. Please check the country and number. I have ...
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Change age in Google Account

I've looked on the internet and it says you can change the age in your Google account if you have a credit card. I entered my DOB incorrectly—it says I'm a year younger than I am. However, I can’t ...
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Change Google Drive password, NOT account login

How do I change the Google Drive password so only I can access it? I am the creator of it, but do not want other users of the same account (six of us can access the same Google account), who have the ...
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Is there a way to have multiple email address from multiple add-on domains under the same $5/mo account?

I'm looking to move my email accounts from a shared hosting solution to Gmail (Google Apps for Work), and I currently have a primary domain, as well as a few (4) "add on domains" that on my shared ...
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Child over 13 cannot access Gmail account

I created a Gmail account for my sister when she was under 13. Gmail blocked it so we left it as is until she turned 13. Now that she's 13, we cannot access it and it asks verification questions that ...
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How do you remove managers and separate out YouTube accounts?

I have multiple YouTube accounts that are all linked together, which is super frustrating. Do you know how to separate them? I also created a YouTube channel through my first personal YouTube ...
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274 views

How did I get two Google logins for the same Google account?

I have a Google account, with Gmail enabled, that I set up for work purposes. For the sake of example, let's say it's catfoodwork@gmail.com. I tried to create a separate Google account for personal ...
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567 views

Error code: 85010020 while syncing Google account to mobile device

I'm trying to sync my Google account, [myid]@gmail.com, with a Windows phone, but I’m getting the error below: It looks like you may be using a Google Apps account that is not set up to ...
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Google Docs use multiple accounts without signing out

I have 4 four Google accounts and in two of them I use docs regularly. But I can't switch accounts in Google Docs (in drive I can): as you can see all other accounts are disabled. On some pages it ...
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How to recover the Gmail address previously locked up my YouTube channel name?

Many years ago I linked my Google account with username abc@gmail.com to my YouTube channel with username xyz (note that usernames are different). Recently YouTube prompted me to add a Google+ ...
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Can I have a YouTube account while having nothing to do with Google Plus?

This page describes three options for what name will be displayed for you on YouTube, but they all seem to involve associating with Google Plus in some way. If you want your Google name used in both ...
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Can’t change my name in Google Accounts

When I go to my main Google account to update my name (which I've never done since I set it up) it is not changeable. The comment below my last name says This setting can't be changed for your ...
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Change the Google interface language

I know this will sound as a strange question, but I looked everywhere - and I cannot find the problem. When I am logged in, for any google service that I use, Google thinks my default language is ...
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Switching a YouTube account to a different email address

I have a Google+ business page and Gmail address. I have a YouTube account that has a lot of data that somehow got linked to a different email address and Google+ page (with no info). I have been ...
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How can I figure out which apps have access to my Gmail?

I authorized a few apps to work with Gmail. I want to figure out which ones and revoke permission. Do you know where I can find the list of those apps?
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How do I protect my Google/Gmail account?

I have seen lots of horror stories of people who have lost control of their Google account, especially Gmail. How can I prevent the same thing from happening to me? What steps can I take to protect ...
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How to replace the mobile phone number in my Gmail account

I have my mobile phone number in my Gmail account and that number has been changed. How can l add the new number to this account?
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Recover Google account when someone changed the phone number and the email address that is needed for recovery?

Someone changed the password of my Google account. I tried to recover it by using Google recovery, but unfortunately that someone has already changed the phone number and the other email address that ...
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Remove account from Google Account chooser

I've looked at several forums like this one and this one but since Google changes their interface every couple days, they're all wrong. Here's what my sign in page looks like today and I can't remove ...
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Google Account without Gmail -> possible to obtain Gmail later?

If I create Google Account without Gmail today, will I be able to change my mind and acquire Gmail address in the future, keeping the same Google Account? (The last part is important because other ...
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How to stay logged in to Gmail after shutdown?

If I'm logged in to Gmail, and then I shut down my computer — the next time I turn it on, I obviously get logged out. How could I keep myself logged in even after shutdown? (I'm using Chrome, ...
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How do I remove an account from Google multi-login?

I have three accounts among the multiple accounts I have for Google's products. One of them belongs to a friend who accidentally made his account one of mine when he was using my PC. How do I remove ...
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Is it possible to bookmark a Google calendar or inbox for a specific account?

I have a Google account for work, and another personal account. I have on more than one occasion clicked the bookmark I made in my work folder and been confused by not seeing (e.g.) an important ...
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Google account disabled for unknown reason

Last night, my Google account was disabled. I don't know how or why. But I'm very worried because this is my personal account, and I have been using it over the past 4 years. I submitted an appeal by ...
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Can I change my Gmail email address?

I have a stupidly long email address on Gmail and would like to get it changed, or even just get a new one, but I can't see how. As soon as I log in on Google it knows who I am and signing up for a ...
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Changing primary Gmail email [duplicate]

I currently have a Gmail account with a really long email address. I want to change the primary email to a more professional one. Is that at all possible? And what do I do about all of the Google ...
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Transfer email and contacts from msn to Gmail

Here's the context: I've been with msn.com for a while and have also had a google account for a while, though I never decided to set up my google account for gmail. I've finally decided to set up ...
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New sign-in from myname1234@gmail.com

I have a Gmail account of the form my.name@gmail.com. I just got email from Google saying there was a new sign-in half an hour ago on Internet Explorer (which I haven't used in the last few days) to ...
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Password confirmation doesn't match when creating a Gmail account

When I try to set up a Gmail account the form keeps telling me that the passwords don't match, even though I paste them both. What is the problem?
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Google account by default

How can I change the main account by default with the one which is connected with my YouTube channel without loosing the information on my YT channel? I want to have only one account and I don't know ...
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What to do about an unrecognized sign-in on my Google account

Yesterday I got an alert from Google (New sign-in alert) that someone used my password. It says a Galaxy Note 2 with an IP 106.77.169.192 signed in. What can I do about this other than change my ...
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How do I disable the new device notification on my Gmail account?

Each and every time I sign in to a Gmail account, I get a notification with "New sign-in from Firefox on Windows". Moreover, I have another Gmail account which I sign in to on the same computer and I ...