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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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How do I make a Google account my default when I can't sign out of other accounts?

My school blocked the thing where we can switch our accounts (although I found a way to sign in to my other accounts) and I hate having to change my account every time I want to do something. How do I ...
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Transfer all data from a Google Account to another

I have a managed Google Account and I'd like to transfer all my data, sync files, Drive, absolutely everything possible that is Google related with that account to a new Google account. Is it possible?...
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Google Search History - linking across multiple accounts?

Does Google link searches across multiple accounts? For example, if I signed out of my account, then searched Google, would Google log the fact it was likely the accountholder of the account just ...
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Viewing files shared with second account on Google drive

I have a second Google account/email address. When someone emails a shared document to that email address, I have to sign out of my primary Google account and sign in with the other to view it. In ...
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Google Account connected devices have no remove button/link

I can see a couple of iPhones in my Recently Used Devices. While probably not suspicious (I regularly log-in from friends phones), I'd like to remove that device (de-authorize it). The ...
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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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Google search takes too long when logged in to Google account

Recently I've been experiencing very long loading times when searching in Google. On average around 4-5 seconds, however it has always been under 1 second. This happens only when I'm logged in to my ...
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Disallow “Signing in with Google” to 3rd party sites

Google has a feature they seem to call "Signing in with Google" https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/112802?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en In the Google Account settings it's listed as ...
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How can I get Google account recovery to recognize an email address with periods?

Okay so I have two Gmail accounts: one is for business and one is for personal use. Let's just say my business account is jane.doe@gmail.com, and my personal is johnsmith@gmail.com. These are all old ...
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How can I recover my Google account when I can't get through 2 step verification

In May of 2017, I lost access to both my primary and recovery google accounts. I turned two step verification on for both and then broke my phone before updating recovery info. What do I do? I have my ...
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Is there such a thing as a Google Brand Account in existence?

When I try to create a Google brand account, it directs me to a Google support page called "Move YouTube channel to Brand Account", and on that page there is written - quote: "If your YouTube channel ...
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Log Google Security Center - which insecure app did I disable?

By mistake I just disabled some app that Google deemed "insecure" in Google Security Center (I clicked "disable insecure app" and expected a new screen listing the app I was about to disable but it ...
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Change display name on YouTube

I use the same Google account for all Google products (YouTube, Drive, Analytics etc). For YouTube, I'd like to use a different profile name (eg my display name) but still have it linked to the same ...
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How to dissociate a Google account from another organisation?

Google allows one to sign in with more than one account at the same time. For example, from the Gmail web interface, clicking on your own avatar in the top right corner shows your current account and ...
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Google sign-in blocked by Google

I received an email from Google last night at 4:46am saying: Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your Google Account, using an application such as an email client or mobile device. ...
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How can I login on Google via Tor?

Every time I try to login on my Google account via Tor, I'm presented with the following message: Google couldn't verify it's you, so you can't sign in to this account right now. Try again ...
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Suspicious device activity on Google Account

In a bit of an odd situation here. the password I use for my Gmail is unique and much stronger than other passwords I use as I consider my Gmail a high priority. I also have two-step authentication ...
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Transfer email and contacts from MSN to Gmail

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 Gmail and am now ...
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How many Google accounts can one mobile number confirm?

Google says there is a limit but doesn't specify a number. There are too many accounts with the same phone number. If you see the error message, "This phone number has already created the ...
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How do I tell Google that the supposedly suspicious activity was me?

Since a few months ago, all Google web apps have been telling me that they suspect suspicious activity on my account: "Warning: Someone signed in to your account from a different location. Was it you?...
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Accept and Cancel buttons are disabled in Google “Request for Permission” window

When I try to log in to Feedly on a specific computer using my Google account, the normal "Request for Permission" window opens, but the buttons are disabled. What can be the reason and is there any ...
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Multiple entries shown for Feedly in “Connected Sites, Apps, and Services” in my Google account

I have a Feedly account to which I login via my Google account. In my Connected Sites, Apps, and Services for Google I see multiple entries for Feedly. I tried revoking access to all of them but one,...
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Is it possible for one to disable Google's suspicious login attempt detection?

I am traveling quite a bit and due to that, I'm being requested a confirmation code by Google, which requires the use of a mobile phone I am unfortunately unable to use due to differing cell networks ...
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Why does Chrome throw out my Google Two-Factor Auth “trusted-ness”

I have Google Two-Factor Auth turned on for my account. When I first log into my account, I have to enter a code I receive via SMS. At this point, my computer should be trusted; that is, I should have ...
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Turn Off All Google (Gmail) Security

I want to turn off all gmail security and nonsense. Like back to the days when a SECURE PASSWORD was good enough. I travel a lot and have different cell phone plans for different countries I'm in. ...
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G-Mail logging me out unexpectedly

Problem: When I sign into two G-Mail accounts while using Chrome and then close the window, I'm logged out of both G-Mail accounts. Is there a way to prevent the forceful logout? For the things I've ...
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Audit log for logins google account

Facebook provides a very useful audit log that shows login attempts made, 2 factor authentication confirmations and logins and logouts. Google's Myaccount screen shows logged in devices but does not ...
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Can't get search results on Google anymore

Since this morning, it appears that I can't get any search results anymore when I am logged in my account. If search anything, all I will get is "did not match any results". The only thing I ...
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When I change name and username on Gmail, will my name change in previous conversations?

I have recently changed my username and account name on my Gmail account. It works perfectly (for now) but I noticed when I entered in some of my past email conversations that it still shows up my old ...
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Can I recover Gmail account after I forget answers to my security questions?

I have two Gmail accounts that I remember my password but forget answers to the security questions. I have used it for a while in my old devices. However, when I tried to log in to the accounts on my ...
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See most visited sites on Google has disappeared?

I know for a fact a couple of years ago, I could go to history.google.com or google.com/history and it would greet me with statistics of my visited sites. It would show stuff like how many times I ...
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I've Forgotten The Gmail I Used To Create A Youtube Channel

2 years ago I created a YouTube channel, because I wanted to start making videos as a hobby. I uploaded a grand total of one video and promptly forgot about it. Now I want to try and get back into it, ...
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How to close AdSense account with my unknown email address

I am trying to get an approval on Google AdSense account through my email address example@gmail.com but it keeps disapproving due to having another unknown gmail account already have Google AdSense. ...
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Can I automatically sign out of Google on browser close, but keep my cookies?

I'm paranoid enough that I'd like to use two-factor authentication for my Google account and automatically sign out of Google on browser close. But I'm not paranoid enough to use two-factor ...
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Gmail refuses to open

Since a few days, my Gmail account is opening very slowly, or refuses to open for a very long time. I checked and this is not a wi-fi or internet connection problem. What can I do to make it open?
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Retrieving mails from deleted/disabled Gmail work account?

Long story short: my employer disabled my work account and I need certain archived emails from that account. Unfortunately recovering the account via Google doesn't work, since I don't have the ...
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Alternate address to access https://accounts.google.com

We use Google services to sign on to a range of Web Applications as contractors for a company. But they have locked this address and state that this address enables file sharing - which I'm pretty ...
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I keep on getting strange notifications on my phone from my Gmail account (Calendar). Is it a virus?

This is the second time I get this strange notification on my phone. In the notification panel I see a "calendar event notification" (from google) with a strange title, something...hot... Example "...
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Can Gmail third party app access my phone number?

When an app (like signup using Google in website) access my Gmail contacts permission or other permissions, can that app know the phone number that registered with Gmail also used to recover the ...
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Gmail inaccessible abroad

I have a Gmail account that's not registered on my phone. I have private data in there and I don't want to keep it as my phone account. Whenever I travel to another country, I can't access this ...
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How can I access my Gmail account if I forgot the address and don't have access to recovery phone?

Bit of a complex one. I went travelling for a year in Australia (2001/2016) so I got a SIM to put in my phone. 8 months in I created an email address (was similar but not the same as my original ...
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Has clicking on the wrong link in a “Verify your Google Account contact email address” email changed my account?

I received the following email to my Gmail account. (all the pixellated sections represent the same string) I checked the email was legitimate (SPF, DKIM and DMARC all pass), and then I stupidly ...
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How can I gain access to my Gmail account with my password but without a recovery phone number or email?

I know my Gmail username and password. I don't have any recovery phone number or email. I recently moved to another location within the United States and Gmail won't let me access my account: I tried:...
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YouTube Kids Block List Desktop

The YouTube Kids app currently has a feature that allows blocking of specific videos and channels. I find this feature very useful, however from what I can tell the list can only be managed within ...
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How to set approved devices on Google Accounts?

I have an Android tablet that I have the Gmail app on and am signed into. I also have a desktop computer (Windows 10) and a laptop computer (also, Windows 10) that I frequently check my email on, but ...
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Google followers. Who are they?

I have the latest version on Google on a new laptop. I am not registered on Google+. I find I have 2 followers when I look at my Google account. How do I find out who they are? I can't find a 'people' ...
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Google 2FA: I only received the first verification code, no further codes

I've set up 2 step verification on my Google account using the SMS option. I received an initial verification code immediately, which I used to confirm turning it on. So far, everything worked ...
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How do I delete all my mail in Gmail for a mailbox I have disconnected?

So I deleted my Gmail service from my Google account from https://myaccount.google.com Now my Google Account is linked only to a different email address I use. However, in my Google Drive service, ...
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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 ...