Help identifying Spider

Burlingame, CA

Hey! I live in San Francisco. Just moved into a really old apartment and these guys are popping up all over, especially my bathroom. Been searching all night for what they could be, but with little luck. The only thing I could find that it might possibly be is a "missing sector orb weaver" but I can find very little information on them...
One I caught liked to play dead, like you can see in the 3rd photo. Not sure if that helps identify them at all (Though I hope that means that it's a harmless spider).

Anyone have any idea what it is?

(btw, all caught spiders have been released! I really don't like killing them)

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Minot, ND

I believe that Zygiella x-notata (missing sector orb weaver) is a good possibility. However, there are some Larinioides sp. that can be quite similar in appearance. See and for more information on the missing sector orb weaver.

Burlingame, CA

Thanks for the response Flapdoodle! Glad to see its something harmless (I think?).

Minot, ND

All orb weavers are harmless to humans.

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