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Opera is asking me for a passphrase

  • Hi,

    I've just downloaded Opera, changed my password because i didn't know it anymore.

    So now i wanted to sync my laptop and phone, it asked me for a passphrase. So i entered the password i just made, but it says it's wrong. So i clicked 'forgot password' (again). Entered a new password, same story. I get logged in, but the passphrase is incorrect.

    Why is this dubble password even a thing...

    Help me please.

    The weird thing is, i can see the tabs i have opened on my phone on my laptop and the other way around. I can even see the bookmarks.. But it KEEPS ASKING me for a passphrase.

    I hope you can help


  • @stventje You need to provide your old password. if you don't remember it then you will need to reset your synced data.

  • @stventje The passphrase is the password you use for sync, not the one you use to sign into Opera. Sadly, Opera android/mobile does not support the sync passphrase which is a major problem that has been going on for as long as I can remember and has no sign of ever being fixed by the devs. If you actually have a sync passphrase as well as a Opera password, the only way to sync your devices is to reset the sync data. It'll keep the data on your devices so nothing should be lost, just the data on the cloud will be lost.

  • @slytheringirl Opera for Android already supports passwords sync and passphrase.

  • it will be great if you guys make it simple... this sync via passphrase really ANNOYING!!! I repeat, ANNOYING!!! make it one click, I got alot of password from there and recently I change from windows to Mac..

  • A passphrase should only be asked if the user have created one.

  • Hi. Funny thing is, that I never create passphrase. And it is still shows exclamation mark next user icon on the top left corner. Also shows that there are saved passwords.
    My laptop was stolen, so now I don't have that info anywhere and I really need password that is on cloud. Any other way to retrieve it?

  • If you have changed your Opera password or your OS one, Sync may be asking for the old password.

    There are no other ways to retrieve your synced passwords, at least as far as I know.