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Priesy
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Hi all
Can a data transfer to a new phone done instore cause a google account password change?
Just happened to me when buying a new phone for my wife. Her phone and mine are linked to the same google account. I cannot think of any reason other than skullduggery why this would occur
Password now changed but hoping for some feedback
Cheers

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Priesy
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Only activity in my history from when the change occurred is this
Password change happened at 16:10

 

Google Play Store
Searched for motorola migrate
16:11 • Details

Data Transfer Tool
Used Data Transfer Tool
16:11 • Details

Google Play services
Used Google Play services
16:10 • Details

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Hi @Priesy , Maybe the password change was initiated as a default reset, so as to enable you to choose a new one (By google) 

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@mm7000gb Why then would I get sent an email warning me of a password change and recovery option
Also surely that would be a regular occurrence and would be widely known.
 

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@Priesy I'm only surmising, but a password reset can often trigger for many reasons. 

 

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If instigated by Google I'm pretty sure the email would have been worded very differently.

There doesn't seem to be any unusual activity on my account since though so perhaps it was innocent enough but he should have at least said something, it isn't like it would go unnoticed 

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