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Can I safely disable google app on my android as I use chrome app?

I want to disable google app as I use chrome app. Is it safe?
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unlocking kids mode on tablet 10

please help my son has put kids mode on my asus tablet and doesn't know the password, I have looked everywhere but seen nothing to help me
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Is there a non-root app that speeds system time?

I really need it for a game whose currency increase is dependent to the system time.. I could change them manually, but it's too much work going back and forth from the game to settings and vice versa....
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How to copy text from android apk APP file to pc(work format)

I downloaded Android APK file and successfully and run it on my pc. But i am not able to select / copy the text from PC. I want to copy from the Android APK to Google docs. Can any one help me os this?...
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google authentication talk failed

When I try to download apps on my phone, Am receiving an answer that "google talk authentication failed". what can do. I tried to force stop and clear data in settings nothing is happening. please ...
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How can I use “adb over network” in Moto G?

I found option for "adb over network" in some devices, but cant able to find in Moto G 3rd Gen Is there any way to use "adb over network" in this device. Thank you.
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settings app data clearing causes any failure of OS funtionality or OS updates? [duplicate]

i'm new to android device. exploring the settings, i've accidentally deleted the settings app data. i'm afraid of system failure due to this data clearing action. should I worry about that? or its ...
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clearing settings app data causes any future problem?

i've cleared data from settings app. settings -> apps -> settings app -> clear data. i've heard a rumor that clearing data of settings app causes os disturbances. is that right? please explain.
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MTK 6572 (Doogee DG300) no GPS at all

After the first time I flashed my phone I could never make GPS work again, and the GPS signal was already weak before flashing. Now I've flashed it again and when testing with GPS TEST app, it said ...
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Make sure my app is on after factory reset

I'm making an app that I intend to put onto a bunch of tablets before giving them away in a give away. However obviously the people who get the tablet will use there google accounts, so is there ...
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Insufficient Storage problem in Android x86 Live Version

I made a bootable Android x86 Live USB drive to use android in my computer, I used live version (without installation) of Android x86, it runs fine. The problem is that I am unable to install new apps ...
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Extend app storage

Is it possible to expand or change app storage limit on Android? In this specific case (see pictures below) it says that I have more than 1.4 GB free, but when trying to install apps message appears ...
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Insufficient Storage in Android x86 Live Version [duplicate]

I made a bootable Android x86 Live USB drive to use android in my computer, I used live version (without installation) of Android x86, it runs fine. The problem is that I am unable to install new ...
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Disabling downloaded app

In Android, you can disable a built-in app so it won't run and will disappear from the app list. But it will still remain on the phone and can be easily re-enabled. However, there's no such option ...
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emulating permission access for apps

While installing apps in Android, it asks for lots of permission to run. Sometimes I just want to check out how a app is and not interested in sharing any info with the app. Is it possible to ...
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How we can get Pre-Register / Unregister button on Play Store? [closed]

As we know Google launching new app called Allo and Pre-Registration of this app started on playstore. Here I got surprised to see Pre-Register button instead Install. I want to make my own Pre-...
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Stack Exchange app cannot load questions or comments

When I use the Stack Exchange app on my Galaxy S4 under Android 5, questions never load. I see a dark blue area on the right 3/4 of the screen and it never fills up with the question content. The ...
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I turned off some apps that were necessary, now things dont' work

I have a Samsung Galaxy 3, around a year old. Recently it started spontaneously rebooting all the time (like every ten minutes). I looked on line for possible explanations, and found sites telling ...
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Prevent apps opening links in Chrome Custom Tabs (i.e. open in default browser directly)

Not long ago, Google added a new feature called Chrome Custom Tabs since Chrome 45 on Android JellyBean or later. What are Chrome Custom Tabs? App developers face a choice when a user taps a ...
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com.android.launcher3 this shows up on my gmail history, what is it?

I am always signed into my gmail on my phone. Today checking my gmail history on my computer I notices this app pops up allot. What is it and what does it do?? com.android.launcher3
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Auto refreshing the signal

When we go to the area where signal is not reachable, we experience "Emergency calls only" or "No service". But after coming-out from that area we sometime found phone is not receiving signal and ...
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Is force stopping an app equivalent to uninstalling it, as far as increasing the performance of a phone is concerned?

Suppose I force stop an app and it stays that way for long. Will this boost the performance of my phone in the same way as uninstalling the app would?
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Why aren't my app icons showing up after installed?

I have Moto X Style phone having Android 6.0. Today I installed "Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH52" app on my phone, but I am not able to open this app because there is no app launcher icon in the ...
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Can I get an app package name as a Tasker Variable upon a package updated event?

I'm trying to use Tasker to create custom notifications with AutoNotification with the Event Context of "Package Updated *". But what I really need is to know if when a package is updated, does the ...
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Uber Rider hangs on launch

I am running Cyanogenmod 12.1 on a Nexus 5. It include SE-Linux in enforcing mode and Privacy Guard. Cyanogenmod does not provide a store, so I fetched Uber from Google Play using a download service ...
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Is it possible to install Android apps on mobile running Cyanogen OS?

I have a doubt on Cyanogen OS. Can I install Android apps (e.g. from Play Store) on mobile (e.g. Lenovo Zuk Z1) running Cyanogen OS?
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How to know which installed app can show before my native lock screen?

My question stems from this question about an app showing a custom view (with ads) before the lock screen. As of now none of the answers there provides a technical way to filter out the concerned app ...
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Apps updated, now I get an unknown lock screen with ads [duplicate]

After finally doing a bunch of updates, suddenly every now and then some random lock screen with ads showed. Which app is causing this?
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How to minimize apps/games without restart?

Recently i playing a games called Clash of kings. But when i minimize this game and opean again. This game is automatically restart. So, Is there any way to minimize this game and open again without ...
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How to provision an Android phone automatically?

tl;dr: How can I write a short declarative description of the state I want my phone to be in, and then apply it to a phone? After a factory reset or hardware change it's always a pain to get my phone ...
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Does using Android Instant Apps count as installation on Play store?

As I saw yesterday, Google I/O 2016 Keynotes with awesome release of many new features. One of the best feature which I like most as an Android Developer that is Android Instant Apps. The new ...
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Mint app constantly asking for password

Even after entering the password, a screen comes up every few days asking it to be re-entered. How can this be muted?
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How to color status bar and navigation bar

I really like that my status bar and navigation bar have the same colour with a running software without rooting, because I don't like black navigation bar, is there any way? If it's impossible ...
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How to prevent uninstalling of apps? [duplicate]

I have LG L90 D410 smartphone. I have various apps and games in my phone. But whenever I give my phone to my child, he either unintentionally or accidentally deletes all the installed stuffs just by ...
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Storing things on the SD card

I have successfully moved the Facebook app like 10 times from device storage to SD card (and the same is true for some other apps), but a few days later I try to install something and I get "...
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Storage problem?

I'm having a weird issue. I'm using a Sony Xperia Z1s running lollipop. I noticed a few days ago that Spotify was giving me a notification that says "No Storage Area Found. Check the device storage ...
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How to remove “Recent apps” when pressing Home?

When pressing "Home" button on my Samsung Galaxy Core Plus (Android 4.2.2, not rooted), I always get this "Recent apps" view, which I don't want. How to have the real home instead (i.e. desktop with ...
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Tracking Android phone usage

My wife thinks I spend too much time on my smartphone, but I believe she spends more time than me on hers. Is there a way to monitor and provide statistics on our phone usage, so we can objectively ...
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Perform touch on some place assistive app

I have a big tab that I read at night using one hand. The app that I use requires me to touch to the right side of the screen to turn to the next page , and the left side of the screen to the last. ...
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My Galaxy S4 keeps whistling, even though I have not received a text message or voicemail.

My Galaxy S4 keeps whistling, even though I have not received a text message or voicemail. (It used to be the only time it would whistle.) It's annoying! I've tried resetting the notifications on my ...
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Play video with 2x speed in MX player kindly help

The problem is that I have to watch some MIT OCW video lectures on my mobile device and I'm using MX player to watch these videos. The catch is that I want to watch 50 minute lecture in 25-30 minute ...
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cant get my emails over a month old even though i didnt erase them

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A Model SM-T550 and I'm unable to see any emails older than about two months, but I did not delete the emails. How can I view my older emails?
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I need to know which app to download, how do i select the right one?

I have an AT&T tablet I have inserted my sim card correctly. Now I need to know which app to get from the playstore that will give me a keypad so I can dial out and receive calls. Please help. ...
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Snapchat without Google play services? +other problems

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 3. There's no Google Play services on it, and so no apps that require Google can work, and Snapchat is one of them. I tried downloading the Google Play services apk,...
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Google play error (-504) [duplicate]

Hello everyone this is my first post here I'm looming to get an answer for a rather annoying problem here. About since a week ago i have been getting this error which says "app name can't be installed ...
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How to grant a permission to an app?

I have an LG G4 with Android 6.0. I installed an application for learning English. The app requires me to watch a video and then to speak. However, I'm having trouble with the latter. This is the ...
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'My Files' Application Not Appearing

After updating to Android 5.0, I can no longer find the 'My Files' application. Has this feature been disabled? If not, where is this now located?
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Can't authorise android device in USB debugging mode

I am trying to use a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for debugging an android app. I've downloaded and installed the Samsung USB driver but when the device appears in android studio it says the device is ...
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Is there any way to read SAVED posts from Reddit offline?

I've tried a bunch of Reddit apps that work offline but none have the ability to read the posts under the "saved" tab from an online Reddit account offline. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?
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What is the difference between .dex and .apk file?

.dex and .apk file: What are they and how do they execute ?