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where is the motions and gestures settings for lenovo k3 note

how to disable motions and gestures on Lenovo K3 note, need to disable pause/mute so I can play audio files. I've tried disabling the character settings but to no avail
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Why do I get a “no connection” error when trying to empty the trash on my Samsung Galaxy S5, and the trash goes right back into my inbox

Why do I get a "no connection" error when trying to empty the trash on my Samsung Galaxy S5, and then the deleted e-mails go right back into my inbox? PS. I know I have a connection. Thanks
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Correct error java code in eclipse for a android app [closed]

I was following a tutorial on the internet, not as recent as well, but my eclipse compiler presented several errors, and in the tutorial that follow did not happen the same. I found no tutorial on the ...
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How do you open an embedded hyperlink in a PDF on an Android device?

I have PDFs with hyperlinks (linking to other pages in the document as well as external websites) and would like to be able to use the links provided. The Adobe Reader app and other apps I've tried ...
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clearing junk files manually from my android storage

Previously I had installed an application for cleaning junk files from my phone. Now I am on my own. could you guys please help me in finding out the junk files and getting rid of them manually. coz ...
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Control a Windows download manager using an Android device

Can anyone please tell me if there's currently a way to use my Android device to get my Windows PC to download a file? For example, maybe I could use the Android "Share" functionality (with a ...
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How to handle maps in google maps app?

I am having some trouble with some easy stuff on Google Maps and was wondering if anyone could help. I am running Google Maps on Android 4.4.2. When I click on the menu icon in the upper left and ...
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How to run an .APK without installing it on the device with adb?

Is it possible to run an .apk on an Android device without installing the app? I can do something like this: adb install com.your.app and then: adb shell am start -n ...
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Icons for apps on the SD card don't load

I have Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4) I've encountered the problem with icons for apps on the SD card do not load (As shown in the screenshot for the app AC Forums) Does anyone know if ...
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retrieving and classifying Notes with time and date of creation

I wrote hundreds of messages in 'Notes' of my smartphone (the system app), and I would like to retrieve them and put them in a CSV file, (or Excel) with one column for the content of the message, and ...
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What kind of app optimization does Ice Cream Sandwich do at the first reboot?

I received from my phone carrier, Vodafone IT, the official OTA Google update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on my Nexus S. When automatically rebooting for the first time after the update, the ...
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how to fix resource error in android while installing a game

Android: 4.3 Jellybean Whenever I install a game with an obb file in memory card, it says download failed because the resources could not be found, but that doesn't happen when I copy the obb file to ...
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How to use “Sync” to transfer files?

The app "Sync" by Bittorrent claim to allow sync between devices without a cloud but when I click the "link device" on either of the two devies I'm trying to connect to the other I get a camera ...
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List all activities of an app

I have an Android phone which is not rooted. Is there any way I can obtain/export a list of all installed packages with their available activities? ADWLauncher has an activity picker in its custom ...
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Trying to move apps over to SD Card

What's the best way to move apps on my SD card? Do I have to root? Because It's getting really out of hand with storage. I only have 8GB on my phone. The only apps that I have installed myself is ...
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Want to receive sms in two different phones simultaneously

The messages sent to one phone meant for it only should also be received by the other phone. What is the way out?
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Why app updates download entire app instead of only “updates”?

I find it rather strange that for updating an app in Android (or even iOS) the entire app is downloaded instead of only the actual "Updates". The reason I find this strange is because in Windows ...
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How do I update app installed from 3rd-party with Google Play Store's version?

I want to update my WhatsApp to be able to use the calling feature. I've used a third party app to update WhatsApp till now. How do I update from Play Store, or will it only happen automatically and ...
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Can Android 4.1 Jelly Bean open MS-office and PDF files?

I want to buy a HCL tablet that have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. I want to know if it can open MS-office and PDF files.
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What do the application icons in the upper-left hand side of the notification panel mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I am used to controlling which applications are running at any given time by holding the Home hardware button and then swiping any apps I want to close from the list of ...
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Android x86 : App stopped working error

I have downloaded and installed android OS (4.4 kitkat) on my pc from android-x86. The installation was successfully and it worked smoothly. I tried opening gallery and it says unfortunately gallery ...
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Failed updating and uninstalling app with ADB

I installed Better Battery Stats (BBS) v2 from XDA and quickly realized that the actual required version is 2.1. So I tried to uninstall BBS via ADB but that failed because BBS is a system app. Now ...
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Access Android Phone (Moto E)

My Phone screen is not working properly. But phone is working. I was searching a method to access the phone connecting it via USB to laptop. As display is not working i cant make calls. So, there is ...
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Rearrange boards in Pinterest app

In the Android pinterest app, is it possible to rearrange the order of (private or public) boards, or do I need to use Pinterest from a PC each and every time I need to do this?
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Easy way to rename an app?

A non-technical friend has asked me to solve a problem for him. He has bought an Android phone (Galaxy S5) for his daughter, but he's very nervous about giving her such unfettered access to the ...
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Stopwatch that saves state [closed]

I need to count the hours I spend studying. The problem with some stopwatches is that i lose the counter if my phone run out of battery or I accidentally shut it off. Is there an app that saves the ...
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Restricted-access demo tablet, custom launcher

Hi friends– My boss has tasked me with setting up an Android tablet to be used as a "kiosk" in a retail store. At this kiosk, there's the tablet, which is connected to a large display, and this is all ...
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Viewing sleep pattern when there are more than one sleep period in one day in Fitbit app

How can I view my sleep pattern when there are more than one sleep period in one day in Fitbit app? E.g. below I only managed to see the 6h25 sleep period, but I can't see the 1h37 one.
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App drawer disappeared on One Plus One with Cyanogen OS

I accidentally removed my app drawer on the dock. I already tired different ways suggested on this site to get it back. But none of them worked. I am not sure if this is related to the OS version or ...
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Auto-sync killing battery all of a sudden on S3?

I have had my S3 for a good long while, ever since they were new with Verizon. Almost immediately, I bought an extended battery and all was good. In the last week or so, the battery has begun ...
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LG Unify External to Internal

I have a LG Unify, which has a pathetic 1.2 gigs of internal storage and I put in a 16 gig SD Card which is showing up, but all the apps pile on to the internal one and there is no Move App to SD Card ...
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Why do phone makers not let me uninstall their pre-bundled apps? [closed]

When I got my most recent phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5, it came with all sorts of apps that I never touch. "Kids Mode", "Samsung Health", "Samsung Remote", and a host of other apps that I haven't used ...
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Can't save to disk after rooting device

I have rooted my Android 5.0.2 (Samsung Tab 8.4 Pro, TM700) the day before yesterday, and I noticed yesterday that my Chrome won't save files anymore, at all. I then installed Firefox, same behaviour. ...
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Does ColorNote send my notes somewhere without my permission?

I use ColorNote quite a bit and I sometimes write personal things. Does ColorNote secretly spy on me, like send those notes somewhere over the Internet without my permission? I don't have any ...
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Why are Android devices now not working with a hundred megs

I have an android 4.4 kit kat RCA Voyager tablet. I have 100 mg of internal storage on it. I went to download an app from the Play store that was 10 mg and an error popped up saying I had insufficient ...
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Install an app on android without SD card

How can one install an app on an android with no SD card? I tried doing so with dropbox but I was unable to download the file. I'm thinking astro file manager might let me but I've been unable to ...
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Applications installed get deleted after connecting USB to PC

I had installed quite a few applications on my tablet. But after I connected it to the PC for data transfer some of the applications got deleted by its own. I connected to the PC by plugging in the ...
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Apps on my huawei Ascend G700 stopped working

My Huawei Ascend G700 is not working properly. First message pops up that "Google Play Store has stopped working" and subsequently different apps like Google chrome, Viber, Facebook messenger start ...
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Can Android app run without being launched at least once?

As much as I know, most apps won't ever start, unless you launch them at least once (even if they have a background service). But what about those, that for example, have the Receive Intent Boot ...
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Where are the captions stored for images that are sent or recieved in WhatsApp?

When sending images in WhatsApp, there is an option to add caption to it. This caption is visible on image, at the receiving end, but when this image is copied or forwarded, only image is sent? ...
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when i try to download apps on my android (Samsung galaxy s2) it says ERROR while downloading. There is insufficient on external storage [duplicate]

it seems to me that it was a waste of money to bye GTA on my phone because it keeps on coming up with this annoying error. i will be very grateful if anyone could help me.
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Google Now Launcher is not displayed in Bluestacks emulator

I have latest version of Bluestacks emulator(v 0.9.25.5401) installed on my Windows PC 64bit. I installed Google Now laucher from the playstore in the bluestacks. And after installing the launcher it ...
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Detect when an app crashes with tasker and force close it and finally launch it again

On my phone the app Bluetooth Share crashes randomly. With Tasker I want to be able to detect that crash, and then force close Bluetooth Share and finally launch Bluetooth Share again. (Or turn on ...
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problem with autobackup folder

i have deleted all my photos from my google+ account but still backup folder is there in my Samsung note 2. how to delete that.i have deleted the pictures from the trash folder also but my phone still ...
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scan in price of reciept; expense manager

In Expense Manager, how do you use the camera to scan a receipt and have it fill in the prices? I think it's possible as it's description claims Camera permission is used to take picture of ...
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How can I restore my app data if I manually pulled it out before resetting and reinstalling my phone?

Yesterday I was stuck in this awkward situation where my Moto G with Cyanogenmod 12.1 got stuck in the boot animation after recent restart. It was working fine for a month or two before that. Based ...
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How to disable the Lollipop notification popups while in a game?

I know there are fixes for a rooted device with Android 5.0+ to stop the notification popups for like text messages and apps like facebook. These I've found tend to be perminant and not so easy to do ...
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Missing MENU button

I have an application, which uses MENU button for navigation purposes. Some devices doesn't have this button. I have tried long pressing app switch button, but it is not working.
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