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Find what app is causing popups, NOT in notification bar

I am getting these popups regularly. They do not appear in the notification center so I can't find out what app is causing them. The only app I can think of that I have installed recently, I have ...
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Why my app disappear at reboot?

When I reboot the phone, often, some of the apps a get generic icon and won't load anymore. A reinstall solves the problem but I'd rather not have to do that. Device is an Acer Liquid Metal with ...
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1answer
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Overheating While Screen Locked

I have a Nexus 5 running stock Lollipop and lately I have noticed that when I lock the screen, but leave an app (or multiple apps) open (e.g. Chrome, Facebook, Youtube) the phone gets very hot and the ...
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App missing from home screen and app manager

On my Droid Razr Maxx running 4.1.2, a couple of apps (Netflix for one) have disappeared from my home screen, and app manager. The only way to run it is to go to Play Store, My Apps, Netflix, and tap ...
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Can I set up Lync account on built-in mail client?

Is it possible to setup Lync into built-in mail client application? How?
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Wifi setting problem

I have a problem on wifi setting.It is that Wifi icon had been on immediately when I turn on my wifi icon.I use Samsung advance model phone and android version is 4.1.2.
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1answer
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Move apps automatically to SD card [closed]

I have samsung A5, android 5.0.2, not rooted. it supports moving to SD card from application manager. Every time I update an app, it is moved to storage and i have to move it to sd card again. Is ...
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1answer
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How to reduce Apps memory After Updating

Whenever I update my apps it gets double the size. For example, the Facebook app has around 27-31 Mb of space on Android. But once I update this app it's showing 50Mb and above. Currently my phone's ...
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1answer
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Where are music files downloaded from the Google Play Store stored on an Android device?

I am wondering how music files, downloaded from the Google Play store, are stored on an Android device. In other forums on this site, I found that they are located in the ...
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1answer
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SSHDroid allows access into a subdirectory by default. How do I access other directories?

When I ssh into my phone via SSHDroid, it sets me at the following path by default. /data/data/berserker.android.apps.sshdroid/home/ I can use cd to maneuver around but it causes problems when I ...
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How to delete whatsapp without a SD card or a SIM card installed?

I have taken out my SIM card and SD card as I have a new phone, how do I delete whatsapp, as messages are still being received to my old phone?
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2answers
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My launcher got deleted. I can't turn debugging on neither can I turn on the bluetooth. What to do?

I am using Lenovo A7000. I was facing some problems related to the touch in my phone, so I did a factory reset without backing up the data. But because of this my only launcher also got deleted. I ...
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1answer
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Kindle screen suddenly became very dim on LG tablet running 4.2.2 Can't increase brightness

How can I increase brightness of Kindle screen on my LG tablet running 4.2.2? Screen suddenly became very dim. Thanks.
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Why won't JRD MMITest go away?

This app (which doesn't actually appear to exist on my phone) keeps popping up randomly on my phone. Its called JRD MMITest and seems to want to test the functionality of the phone. It covers such ...
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4answers
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How to use GPS to remind me to shop for something?

In my town I have to do a lot of shopping in a lot of different places. Sometimes I find myself wanting to remember to buy some things when I'm passing by a certain place. Is there some easy and ...
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0answers
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VPN to an android TV box via a MikroTik routerboard

I have a threefold question: Is it possible to control an android TV box over the internet at a remote location? What program is suggest by the community. And if this is possible how does one set it ...
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2answers
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How can I stop SD card from constantly unmounting?

I had problems with constant unmounting of my SD card from phone when it was not on charger. The problem was with powering off some power when disabling display to save energy, but this power was ...
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2answers
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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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0answers
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Spike in Internet Download speed (according to app) when not accessing internet

I was connected to a public wifi, reading from my phone, but not doing anything in my application that clearly would have required internet access or activity. I noticed, via the notification from the ...
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Can I connect my smartphone, LG G2, to TV via USB

I have LG G2 and a TV which has a USB port. The TV can recognise when I put a flash drive into its USB port and it plays videos like a computer but I would like to ask : 1.Can I use my phone also as ...
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Unable to make payment with credit cards in app after Lollipop 5.1.1 update

This is a long shot, but I don't know where else to ask. Ever since the most recent Lollipop upgrade (to 5.1.1), I'm unable to use credit cards to pay in any apps that I was previously able to do it ...
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How to display Manifest, Application, Permissions Tabs in Android Studio? [migrated]

I wanna add the Manifest, Application, Permissions Tabs in Android Studio. I have searched a lot for the options but couldn't locate option to display those tabs. Check the image below to get an Idea ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to change the default backup time of WhatsApp messages?

The Default backup Time for Whatsapp is 4:00 AM Although we can manually backup at any time, how do we change the default backup time?
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Moving Apps From Internal Storage To SD Card

I have a question. Is there a way I can transfer Internal Storage specific apps like Facebook or WhatsApp on my SD Card without rooting my phone etc. Though I would be happy if a app did the trick. ...
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0answers
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what should i do i accidentally cleared the data of my built in google play store and now it says “unfortunately,the google play store has stopped”

I can't download any apps in my play store because it was stopped now.When i open it,it says "unfortunately,google play store has stopped".I'm worried.Should I install updates of the play store and ...
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3answers
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Contacts phone numbers disappeared after sync to google

After synchronising with Google, all contacts that have phone numbers associated with them disappeared. I tried to enter a new contact just to test this. If I sync again the new entry disappears as ...
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Wallpaper full width

If wallpaper width is big enough (actually the aspect ratio matters) then scrolling screens won't cover the whole wallpaper. Is there a way or an app to set the wallpaper in such way that the ...
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2answers
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How to run two Messenger applications logged into different accounts?

I have done a bit of research, and that coupled with some programming knowledge leads me to believe that it should be perfectly possible to run two seperate applications of Facebook Messenger. Is it ...
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1answer
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Multiple running application instances

I'm an owner of Android 4.2.2 device. For a while, I can see identical apps in Settings->Apps->Running: "Baidu IME" x 2 "Google Services" x 2 "GO Weather EX" x 3 "GO Launcher Z" x 2 "GO SMS ...
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Executable apk for resolution change

Hi all I'm new to rooting and things connected with it. I buyed a second-hand phone and I found that it's rooted so tried resolution changer. I changed my phone resolution from 960×540 to 480×320. The ...
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Accidentally uninstalled Google Play Services update

I accidentally un installed the Google Play Services update on my phone (Galaxy s3 mini) when trying to clear cache to enable me to re install an app I had literally just deleted, as my phone was ...
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Have two versions of minecraft installed

I got the 0.12.1b3 minecraft and have it as an apk and I also have the 0.11.1 versions as an apk is there a way to have both installed at the same time Reason: Block launcher only supports 0.11.1 but ...
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Stolen phone: Is there any way to get Automatic Call Recorder recordings that were set to be stored in SD card?

I had extremely important calls recorded of ex-boyfriend threatening my life and admitting to the things he did that I'm taking him to court for. But my phone was stolen recently, and I had only set ...
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2answers
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Tinder app won't work without Google Play services

I was trying to use the latest version of Tinder 3.3.1 but each time I get the following message: Get Google Play services This app won't work without Google Play services, which are missing ...
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1answer
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Portrait and landscape modes use different background images, yet when orientation changes, the background is stretched, not changed as expected [closed]

I am trying to create an app with different background images when in portrait vs landscape mode on a fullscreen activity, but, it always uses the background image from the portrait layout for both. ...
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2answers
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Sony Xperia Z1 randomly rebooted and when it came back up, apps on the SD card read “Application not found”

Just last night I was moving apps to my SD card and the phone (Sony Xperia Z1) randomly restarted. When it came back up, all the apps on my SD card no longer worked. Their icons became generic with a ...
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root device install again

I want to root my s4 phone I have some apps on it which are no longer are availeble for download, do I have to reinstall them (in other words some programs are lost) Hans
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Not showing all contacts

I installed viber on my both OS Win and Linux and the same problem occured. I don't see all contacts that I have in my list as I see them on my Android phone. Does anyone has or had the same ...
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1answer
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Cant change phone account on contacts android 2.3.6

I have 2 email accounts, one on gmail a another one on hotmail. For the android i only use the gmail account for the obvious reasons of having the services centered. But I cant change the phone ...
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How do I change the naming scheme of Silent Camera to human readable form?

I have very good reasons not to want the shutter sound when taking photos. I have two camera apps that both have it, one came with the system and is called Camera. I deleted the other one, so I will ...
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Is data for notifications and apps downloaded separately on Android?

I've spotted this very odd behavior with all Android devices I came across: a notification is shown for a messenger app with an excerpt or the full text of a message, but when I switch to the app, the ...
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Tablet restarts after entering a game

My tablet Tesla TTL7 has this problem where when I enter a game or app, it restarts on its own. No other threads have my problem, so I had to make a new one. Anyone had this before? Update: It now ...
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How to Show an alert or ring Android phone connected to same wifi

I am not an android developer.In my office there are several peoples who are using wifi in their phone.Company has provided laptops so wifi password cannot be hidden.How i can identify users who are ...
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Audio applications (spotify etc) continue playing when bluetooth calls come in

When I'm in my car and listening to the ESPN Radio app, the Spotify app, or the Soundcloud app, and I receive a call either on my bluetooth or the d/c phone itself, the audio application keeps playing ...
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1answer
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How to recover game data from a smashed phone?

Hey guys so it happens my Dad has been having a huff lately because he smashed his phone screen and he can't remember the password to his gmail account however he has months of game data stored on the ...
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How do I transfer an app that isn't on the play store (with its data) to a new phone?

I just got a galaxy s5, and I have been using an s3 up until now. Neither of them are rooted, and I don't want to root them. I use astrid as my to do app, which works fine even though the company was ...
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How do I connect my Android Device to an external touchscreen?

I would like to know if there is any chance to connect my device to an external, touch sensitive display, such as ordinary touchscreen monitors. If yes, then how do I do that? There are many ...
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Manually upload to the new “Google Photos” via “Photos” Android App

I want to be able to upload certain pics from my gallery (I mainly use QuickPic) I have three Google accounts in my Android phone. "A" is the main one, "B" and "C" secondary ones, and "C" is the ...