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Topic # 201608 26-Aug-2016 12:38
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ive got an old galaxy Splus that i no longer use but i want the kids to be able to play games on it.

 

it has NO SIM card in it but is connected to our home wifi.

 

 

 

when i try to log into a google account it says "user and password dont match" and i cant log in..

 

 

 

do you HAVE to have a sim to access your google account?

 

any reason it wont log on from this phone?


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  Reply # 1617837 26-Aug-2016 12:47
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User name or PW is wrong or both



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  Reply # 1617851 26-Aug-2016 13:20
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Nope. Both correct. Absolutely 100% sure of that. The wierd thing is my google avcount shows no sign of attempted logins.

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  Reply # 1617853 26-Aug-2016 13:24
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Try a different keyboard. Most phones have at least two preinstalled. I assisted a friend in a similar scenario. Different keyboard resolved it.



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  Reply # 1617855 26-Aug-2016 13:25
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You mean a diffetent keyboard app?

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  Reply # 1617857 26-Aug-2016 13:29
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I have seem similar behaviour on a new device - the Meizu m3 Note wouldn't let me add a Google account during setup. It only allowed me access to the account when I inserted a SIM card.





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  Reply # 1617924 26-Aug-2016 15:08
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floydie: You mean a diffetent keyboard app?

Yeah I forget what the actual problem was but essentially the keyboard was not faithful to the input with some characters/capitalisation. It was an old phone.



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  Reply # 1617962 26-Aug-2016 16:05
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Lol i cant upload another keyboard as i cant log in to the play store. :) tried with the 4x3 same deal

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  Reply # 1617963 26-Aug-2016 16:06
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put sim card in, log on to account, then remove said sim card? does that work?


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  Reply # 1617964 26-Aug-2016 16:10
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floydie:

 

ive got an old galaxy Splus that i no longer use but i want the kids to be able to play games on it.

 

it has NO SIM card in it but is connected to our home wifi.

 

Why not just leave a dead sim in it?


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  Reply # 1617970 26-Aug-2016 16:19
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Odd behaviour though, I've just set up a Galaxy TAB 4 (which has a SIM slot) without a SIM card and it logged into my Google account over wi-fi without any issues.

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