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apps un-install on their own!

I have a Samsung note 3 (N9005) phone and I am fed-up of some apps (example: Amazon...eBay...Pinterest...Clean Master...Snapchat...Solitaire..App of the day...various games...etc. Everytime I ...
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Google Camerca Messing with Notification Settings

Whenever I take a video with Google camera on my OPO with CM12.1, it switches from normal notifications to priority and then turns on phone volume when I have it set on vibrate. Every time I take a ...
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How to get my lost pics from my vaulty of samsung s5360?

I'm user of samsung galaxy y s5360.I suddenly lost my vaulty app from my phone.I have kept my backup.When i tried to install it again,it is showing a parase error.how to get back my pics from vaulty?
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Download offline map packages of OsmAnd Map on PC?

I need to download offline map packages that users download from OsmAnd Map application. Where can I find those packages on phone? or how can I download it online on PC? Similar to how it was ...
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Is there an app with auto-delete feature?

Is there an app which can set a timer on some particular file, after which, the file will get deleted automatically?
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not able to close background open apps in 4.4.2 kikat

Not able to close background open apps in 4.4.2 kitkat using device lenovo S850 previous it was working Normal ,but by pressing left key on handset more then 3 sec.it should show background open apps ...
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GPAY-how to eliminate this app

Have noticed over the past few days, random pop up ads on my phone. Upon closing the pop up, I get "Gpay has stopped working" and the app closes. I didn't install this, and have removed a recent app ...
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What's using my GPS?

On my Android phone (a Desire HD), the GPS indicator is currently on & flashing away. How can I find out which app is responsible for using the GPS? I have my suspicions but would like to know ...
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How do I save purchased apps as APKs?

I am unable to save APK's that I have purchased (actually paid for) through the Play store. Usually SaveAPK is able to save the APKs that I'm interested it, however this didn't work: it sais Copy ...
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How much battery drain does having Bluetooth on - but unpaired - cause?

If I was to turn my Bluetooth on but not pair it to anything specific what percentage of battery will be drained by the end of the day?
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App not installed for this user

I see App in my Apps section of settings which says App not installed for this user. It's completely greyed out and I cannot uninstall it. When I install the same from play store it says incompatible ...
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3answers
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How to downgrade an app if it has been updated via Play Store?

I have an app installed on my phone, which I've installed from the Google Play Store. If I update the app and don't like the upgraded version, is there a way to undo the update and downgrade back to ...
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Samsung sidesync run from pc

my phone's lcd and touch is broke, and I'm trying to use samsung sidesync to access phone. Problem is that that I can't run sidesync app. I have tried to use ADB but I'm 100% sure that I have disabled ...
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My Files app is missing

My files app is not on my home screen and don't know how to find it because I am sure it was there and don't know how or why it disappeared so I really hope someone can help me please. Thanks Sue
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Where in the file system are applications installed?

I have installed a few Android applications both with the adb install MyApplication.apk command and via a webserver (like an alternative to Android Market). But where in the Android file system on my ...
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1answer
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Read-only mode for Android?

I need a read-only Android test device like a https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD The system should run on the Samsung S4 and not on a CD. Is there a way to set the android system in read-only ...
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Is Applock by Gizmoquip safe? [closed]

I tried to install an app on my tablet called Applock, by a developer called Gizmoquip (I think there are a few apps with that by different developers). AVG came up with a message saying it will ...
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I can't play my asphalt 7

It says that to run Asphalt 7, the "100% games application" needed to be installed on this device. Then I copy 100% Games Application but I can't install it, instead, it says: Parse Error: There was ...
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How to remove spywares from factory reset list?

I have a lenovo phone with Android in it. The phone is so infected by auto installed apps for the past few weeks that I've decided to do a factory reset. However, the factory reset happen to reinstall ...
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Android to listen TCP connection

Is it possible to put Android to accept outbound connections, ie. act as a server waiting for connections? If so, is there any hindrance like an embedded Android firewall? What I have in mind is to ...
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Unity app not running on Cyanogen OS 12

I installed the Treasure Hunt app on my phone with the help of the Google Cardboard SDK for Unity. The app shows the splash screen and stops immediately. The phone runs on Cyanogen OS 12. This app ...
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Conference Call on local network connection in android

I have implemented peer to peer call using csipsimple where I am able to call any device which is connected to local network. It works fine for me. Now i want to make a conference call where more than ...
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Installing apps and app data to the SD card

I would like to install most data for certain apps onto a 32GB SD card. I am planning to root my device with Android 5.0.1, a 16GB Nvidia Shield Tablet. Does anyone know of any good, safe and free ...
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email app for IMAP with spam filtering [closed]

I am trying to find an app that filters out spam on an IMAP email connection. I've looked around and can't find one that specifically states that it does and the Gmail app doesn't do so for non-Gmail ...
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Is there a way to make an android phone only run one app and nothing else?

I want to take an old android phone and turn it into a dedicated calculator. In other words, I'd like to make it so I boot up the phone and my calculator app is running, and there is no way to access ...
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Hide the applications from apps list?

I want to hide the installed 3 rd party apps in android. I hided the app icon in app drawer using Nova launcher, but those apps still visible in settings > apps list? Is there any way to hide it from ...
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Restrict Internet access to a particular app only for a specific time period on an unrooted device

I have an app that behaves poorly. It is constantly uploading stuff in the background. I think I could get it to use less power if I could impose some sort of "parental control" type feature on it. ...
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How can I identify Mobile Speaker issue and how to reduce the noise while Music is playing in Speaker?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Grand2.Recently I'm facing Noise(with some vibration) while listening to Music in Mobile's Speaker.How to confirm that it's mobile speaker issue and also how to fix it? Kindly ...
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Unable to purchase apps

I am new to Android but have got a new phone running 5.0.1 using my Gmail account administered by my university in New Zealand. However I am unable to purchase apps in the Google Play store. I am able ...
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3answers
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What are the differences between a system app and user app?

As I've played around with different ROMs and used Titanium Backup, I see that apps are categorized into system and user apps. Several ROM developers state that Titanium Backup should only be used ...
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Error retrieving information from server

Whenever I try to download an app from Google Play Store, it allows me to accept the App Conditions but I don't see it downloading. A sign that shows there's an error pops up, 'Error retrieving ...
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Upon restarting, my apps disappear.

I have a rooted phone and to save space I linked (using link2sd) most of my apps to the external SD card. Since then, on restarting, my apps vanish, and like weeks later, they reappear (without data). ...
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How can I track app usage?

Is there a way to show usage stats for installed applications on my Android phone? I'd like to know how much I use my apps and if there are any I can get rid of (because I don't use them).
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Android gmail app

In micromax canvas, i am unable to find account settings in gmail app . I need to add recovery mobile number to my gmail account in my mobile ? how to do it in specified mobile?
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Lg g3 smart cleaning stops working occasionally

I use LG G3 and I periodically cleanup my phone with the inbuilt smart cleaning but from 1-2 weeks now when I click on delete temporary files the app stops working and every time I try to do that it ...
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First time boot [duplicate]

How can I get the first boot Android welcome screen again without doing a factory reset?
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How can I run touch screen games in non-touch Android PC?

I have installed Android ×86 KitKat a few days ago on my Lenovo G580 model-20157 PC. Everything works just fine, but when I installed a game, I could not play it since it was meant for touch screen ...
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How do I get list of all application packages together with their activity label from adb shell?

Sometimes I have a trouble matching application's package name in /data/data/ or /data/app/*.apk with the user-friendly activity label I see in GUI. How do I list application packages together with ...
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Android not writing files in sd card

I am not getting why inspite of having a 16 GB SD card in my android the apps from play store are not getting directly stored in SD card by default. Due to this its becoming hard for me to use the ...
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McAfee Free Antivirus won't update from Play Store returning error -505

I am putting McAfee in System/app directory to prevent standard users from uninstalling it. Once I try to update the package from Play Store, the download progress reaches 100% and when it tries to ...
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Is it possible to connect desktop/laptop display with smartphone?

I have android smartphone . I have computer with Windows 7 operating system. I want to see data that I am surfing on internet in my smartphone on my computer. If I connect my smartphone with my ...
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Add an app to the Google Playstore installed list

I have recently have had to flash my GApps package on Cyanogen. As a result all the application that were previously listed in the installed apps section are no longer present any more. Is there any ...
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What's this logkit, and why is it taking screenshots?

I'm using android 4.0.4. I suddenly saw this notification in my notification pane: This has happened a few times already. Tapping on the notification removes it immediately. The screenshot is ...
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How to cancel sent invitation on LinkedIn via Android app?

Is it possible to cancel a sent invitation on LinkedIn via the Android app? It can be done through the website.
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Installing File Explorer on Droid 2

I have a Droid 2 (very old, model from 4-5 yrs ago). My phone is stuck on airplane mode and I am unable to turn airplane mode off. I found a way to fix it that looks very promising. ...
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Tilt left and right is not working in bluestacks

Hi I am trying to play Top free games' Bike Race game in Bluestacks software for Windows. I installed it and I started to play the game. But I am not able to tilt action for adjusting my bike. How can ...
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“insufficient storage” though nothing is installed

I can't download any apps onto my android tablet. I have put it back to factory settings and it has nothing saved on it at all and is still telling me I have insufficient storage. I can't even install ...
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How to scrape data from Android apps? [closed]

How could you scrape data from an Android app (one without an available API)? There are some apps that contain personal data I've entered that I'd like to be able to hook into and extract (rather ...
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Droid Maxx GPS is always on

When I first got the phone the gps icon in the notification bar would only come on when I opened an app that was using gps (like weather and gas buddy or maps).. I recently restored my phone to get ...
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How to make phone play a custom sound after pressing physical button?

I have LG G2 Mini with Lollipop. In Settings there is an option that allows the phone to quickly launch apps at the locked screen. So when you press and hold volume down it can open the Camera, and ...