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Does Google Account Recovery ever require BOTH a working recovery email and working recovery phone number?

Some members of Google Account community believed that: Without BOTH a current recovery email AND a current phone number, previously set up in the account, (both must be accessible and up to date), ...
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How to prevent Google from changing the order of logged in accounts?

This happens on all the browsers randomly, most often when some account gets logged off, but also on other occassions. And if you have cached/stored URLs like these: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#...
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Fixing the error of this message This phone number has already been used many times [closed]

This phone number has already been used many times... To create a user account, this message is for me. How can you help me to fix this error message?
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Other users are no longer able to verify our Google account using SMS

I use a Google account for my association that several of us use. For several years, everything had been working fine. But recently, other users can't click on their phone number to review their code ...
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Edit list of Google accounts offered at login prompt

Google has changed the order of the suggested accounts in the list it offers when I log in. I want to reorder them so my personal account defaults to the top. I haven't been able to find the answer in ...
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Browser doesn't stay signed into Google when logged in using GMail app confirmation

I have a case where I have a forgotten the password to my main Google account. I can signin by following these steps: Type in username. Click "Forgot password?". Switch to the GMail app for ...
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Does initiating Google account recovery immediately log you out of logged-in Gmail accounts?

I plan to initiate Google account recovery, but I'm still logged in to Gmail on my older model iPad and my iPhone. Will initiating account recovery immediately log me out of Gmail on my iPad and ...
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migrating from business account to personal

I have a Google business account (with email and all), and I have a personal Google Mail account. Since I don't have the business anymore, I want to get rid of that account. Currently, I'm using ...
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Preventing different users from viewing other sheets using Apps Script

How to prevent users from viewing other sheets using Apps Script I have 3 sheets Tom Jack Mark I want Tom should see only Tom Sheet I want Jack should see only Jack Sheet I want Mark should see ...
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My Workspace account's profile picture not shown to Gmail recipients

My Google Workspace account profile image isn't displaying to Gmail recipients. I followed the instructions from Control what others see about you across Google services for my Workspace account. In ...
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Is it possible to see where space is being used in a Google Account?

I've just prepared a Google Takeout for a user's account. I expected they would have 1-10 GB of data, but they have over 500 GB. I checked their Google Drive which has c. 5 GB of data, so I'm not sure ...
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Protecting gmail security on work laptop [duplicate]

I worked on an office laptop and signed into my Gmail on Edge. I never logged out, and Edge automatically signs in if someone types in Gmail. What can do to prevent someone from logging into my Gmail ...
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How to recover connection between Google account and Google Scholar alerts after creating a gmail address for the account?

Context I used a Google account for years with a non-google email address as primary email and created many Google Scholar alerts. After accepting Google's offer in 2022 to create a gmail address for ...
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How can I hide my Gmail profile picture from contacts?

For the last few weeks, I have started seeing people's Gmail profile pictures in my contacts list or when I call them. I don't want any callers (whether in my contacts or not) to see my profile photo....
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How do I recover access to my account?

I have a Google account with its recovery address set to a Yahoo address. Both of my Google and Yahoo accounts were hacked, and I can't login because the passwords no longer work. I have tried ...
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How to change the primary language for google services? [duplicate]

Even though I set the primary language to Polish and the second language to English, Google services are displayed in Turkish. I would like the menu on Google websites to be in Polish. I don't know ...
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How to sign in to YouTube with another account that is not disabled? [closed]

This is an example. My youtube account is disabled and I can't sign in with youtube with another account. It just redirects me to the cancelled account page.
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How to activate TOTP without phone number?

How can TOTP 2FA be activated on a Google account without first activating SMS 2FA, and therefore entering a phone number?
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This phone number has already been used too many times for verification

tl;dr: When trying to login to a new Google account I'm getting a "This phone number has already been used too many times for verification" error, but I don't have another phone number. Is ...
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Error trying to login: "This service cannot be accessed because your login request contained saml assertion that has already been used once"

My Google Workspace account is disabled and I don't know why. I am seeing this error: "Google Workspace - This service cannot be accessed because your login request contained saml assertion that ...
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Replace old Authenticator option in my Google account [duplicate]

This question is different from the suggested duplicate, How do I recover my Google (or Gmail) account, password, or username? That question was about recovering a Google account. My question is ...
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How to recover Google account if you lose your phone number? [duplicate]

I tried to log in to my Google account but after typing in the correct email and password, Google demands me to enter SMS code sent to my phone number attached to the account. However, I already lost ...
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Is there a way to manage a gmail account without access to a cell phone?

My brother has Alzheimers, but still likes to send emails to his kids. His email is a Gmail account. Something changed and Apple Mail isn't letting him read mail. Mail is requiring some form of ...
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What happens when you share a Google Doc with a non-Google user? What do you have to do to make it work? [closed]

If you create a Google Doc, click Share and then enter a non-Gmail-address and uncheck "Notify user" (I don't want to share the link using clear text e-mail in this specific case), ...
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How to switch account in google drive without losing the shared contents

Please note the shared folder you see isn't limited to my account. It's a shared link open for access to anyone with google account. So whenever I click on the shared link it always open with default ...
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How does one answer questions about G-Mail account for recovery? [duplicate]

Question originally posted provides specific details not answered by 9-year-old question to which it redirects without notice. Having sensibly jumped right to the answers, I only noticed it wasn't my ...
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How do I recover a Gmail account? [duplicate]

I haven't used Gmail in a long time, but want to save it from deletion on June 1. I forgot my password for a bit, and tried to recover it thru Q&A, but, on starting with "Try Another Way,&...
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Passkeys aren't allowed on this account when trying to configure on iPhone [closed]

I want to configure a passkey for my Google account. On my iPhone I surf to https://myaccount.google.com click the Security tab click Passkeys I'm shown a screen stating "Passkeys aren't allowed ...
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How to make Windows' devices easy to recognize in Google Account

An important aspect of maintaining account security is knowing what devices are signed into your account. Google makes this information available when you view your Google Account. But, this ...
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How do I access a shared google drive document from my yahoo?

Someone keeps sharing documents with my Yahoo account, because it is my main email. But when i click the documents, it opens them in google drive, and my google account does not have access to them. ...
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Where can I see login attempts to Google account?

Where can I see login attempts to Google account? I remember in the past soemtimes Google would send an automatic email if there was a login attempt from an unknown device and I think it would give a ...
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Get Gmail 2FA text verification code instead of starting YouTube app on phone?

This question is not about using the YouTube phone app or about the app at all. It is about general login to one's Gmail account via a desktop browser, and avoiding Google's use of the YouTube app on ...
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File in google drive and access to a non gmail account

In the google sign in form can we login using a non gmail account? I have a case someone sharing a file in a google drive and saying that she provided access to the person's receiving the email link ...
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How to add Google Authenticator (TOTP) to a Google account? [duplicate]

I'd like to 2FA with Google Authenticator to my Google account using the account settings page, but when I want to add 2FA, Google only offers adding an U2F security token for 2FA but provides no TOTP ...
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Creating separate Google Drive account using alternate email of main Google account

(This question is related to Can't access Google Docs with different email?, which starts with the same difficulty. But that question does not address the workaround I present here, and thus does ...
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How do I prevent websites from prompting me to sign in with Google?

How do I prevent websites from prompting me to sign in with my Google account: "Use your Google Account to sign in to X"? I've followed Google's instructions to "Stop using Sign in ...
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Why do Google results have a globe icon?

I am using Windows 11 and recently started to see a globe icon on Google results. If I log out of my Google Account there are no globe icons, But when I login again, the globe icons show up again.. I ...
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How to use Google AccountChooser with prefilled Google Forms?

I'm trying to generate prefilled Goole Forms links, which are sent out to users. They should be able to easily log in with their Google Workspace account and fill the rest of the fields. Step-by-step ...
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How to use HOTP 2-FA (e.g. Google Authenticator) for a Google account? [duplicate]

I recently created a secondary Google account and wish to enable Two Factor Authentication using standard HOTP, such as Google Authenticator. However when I go to my account's security settings, 2-...
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Could a Google account be lost without the user deleting it?

I am the admin of several Google accounts through GSuite that uses a custom domain. I have disabled the account deletion feature for the Google accounts I manage. However, I am wondering if the ...
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How to move folder to a folder shared with me? [closed]

I have maintained a folder in Google Drive for an org I work with. Call the folder: \OrgDocs -- There is a whole structure in here, including subfolders that are shared with individuals The org itself ...
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cannot add 2-factor auth to google account [duplicate]

I have a google account, where supposedly I am super admin, but I can't seem to add 2-factor authentication. My phone number and backup email are attached to the account. But I would like to use an ...
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Family Link: Lock Screen Password

I volunteer in a project where we offer academic support to children with limited resources. I am in charge of the tablets we lend them during the lessons, and we use Family Link to control what kind ...
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How to remove the Google Calendar duplicate events?

I have been using Google Calendar for quite a while now. But now I am facing too many duplicate events in my calendar. Here's what my setup is: Account 1 - Individual google account is given by my ...
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Does a link shared via Youtube application on Android contain information about a Google account its been shared from

Can a link shared via in-built "share" feature of the official android YouTube application be traced back to a Google account (anything related: i.e username, e-mail address etc) user was ...
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How do I uninstall an app in my Google account?

I found an unwanted app in my Google Drive nine-dot-icon: How do I remove it? Thanks
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How to recover gmail account without password? [duplicate]

I've changed one of the gmail passwords of one of my accounts and since forgotten it. I have tried using an old password and Google says that I have changed it. I have acess to gmail on my phone from ...
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Cannot change country in Gmail

I want to change my country in Gmail. I originally set up my Gmail in Spain but moved back to the UK. It is showing both my Gmail and Play Store as Spain. I used the following advice: https://support....
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Google Brand Account can't open sidebar app launcher

I made a Google Brand Account (for the purposes of moving an existing YouTube channel to that account). Whenever I log in to that account, the right-side navigation sidebar (which should pop up from ...
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How do I find out if I made my Google account correctly?

When you sign up for a Google account it asks you whether the account is for yourself or your business and I can't remember what I used. How can I check whether my Google account is for business or ...
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