Recently my wife's Google Pixel stopped working. After getting a replacement Pixel, we found ourselves in a predicament where we could not transfer data from her old Pixel phone since it was stuck in a boot screen. We had photos backed up on Google Photos and some files in Google Drive but not everything was backed up to the cloud.
The only option left was to transfer from a recent computer backup...
I was recently backing up my android phone to transfer files over to a new phone when I noticed that the DCIM folder was only showing the latest 100 or so photos when connected to my laptop, when I knew I must have had at least 1000 on the device. Oddly enough they also weren't showing up while using a file manager either...
My mother recently lost her phone and I immediately helped her remotely lock it with Android Device Manager using a 17 character password (yeah, that's an odd length for a password but it ended up that way). To our surprise the phone showed up at home as phones often do but unfortunately the phone could no longer be unlocked. Android Device Manager allowed us to set a 17 character password, but Samsung limited the input of the lock screen password to 16 characters, we had one character too many.