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App update process

Its not yet clear to me what happens when an app gets updated. Is the new updated app simply being "installed over" the old one maintaining data and cache from the old one? What actually happens ...
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Change from Chinese language to English language (but not English language in the phone language setting)

I bought an Android phone that is shipped from China. The default language is Chinese. All the preinstalled apps are in Chinese. I live in Bahrain and do not know Chinese and would like to know if ...
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On-device calendar exists?

I am coming from iOS to my first Android (Samsung Galaxy S7) and having hard time adjusting. The first thing that is throwing me off is lack of a calendar app. The phone came with Samsung's own ...
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Install App Directly to SD Card [duplicate]

My MicroMax Canvas A72, running Android 2.3.6, will not let me install any app greater than 50mb in size, despite having a 1gb SD card installed. Even installing an app to my device then transferring ...
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Android app identifier?

Is there such a thing as a searchable database or a website anywhere online where someone can type in the name of an app or a package name and see a summary of what the app is for, if it is a system ...
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Game launch problem

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and when I try to launch the game Stack this thing pops up on my screen. Click image for larger version Do you have any idea what the problem is? I have never ...
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Blocked Android Multimedia system

I bought Android Multimedia system for my car: Model: MGCOL1 Ver: 4.4.2 Ver: MPSS.TR.1.0-01780-M8626AAAAANAZM Core Ver: 3.4.0 - fengxunyi@fly-server-24core #1 Build: msm8226-userdebug 4.4.2 KVT49L ...
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Contacts Storage vs Contacts

I am really confused about the contacts applications on my android phone.When i added a new contact, i know it creates a new database under data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases and adds ...
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Apps are installed in my smart phone without my permission?

When wifi is on, Some strange applications are being installed automatically. I don't request them. They are downloaded without my permission. I uninstalled (removed) the unwanted apps from my smart ...
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Which system service apps could I disable to protect my privacy

I have a non-rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a Google account and would like to know what system, root and service apps I could disable. The purpose of this is, I want to stop or making it difficult ...
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How do you get clean Android OS on Galaxy S7 or LG v10?

What is the path (or paths) to get a modern android phone with a clean OS? Preferably something similar to what a Nexus provides.
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moving legacy app to new device

So I recently bought a new phone and there's this app I have on my old device that is not available in the play store anymore and that I should nonetheless like to move to my new device. I'm ...
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Voice recorder based on Google voice?

I have noticed that the built in Google Voice Recorder 4 audio transcribing and voice recorder that is used to send messages as attachments results in the recordings which are very clear and I did not ...
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Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 measure blood pressure through an app?

I already know it can do heart rate, but I'm asking for blood pressure. Can the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android measure blood pressure through an app? If not, do I need a special hardware?
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Why I can't really move apps to SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galax S4 whit 16Gb full of bloatware so I only really have 8Gb of space. I have added an SD card, but if I try to move an app to SD only a part will move. If, for example I want to ...
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Access internal storage on rooted 4.2 phone [duplicate]

My Android phone keeps feeding the internal storage with logs (I guess) and I don't want to reset the phone every 2 months. Is there a way to display the internal memory consumption? I am looking for ...
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Connecting an android app with a google account not showing in the Connected apps & sites

I have installed IMDB app on android. From the IMDB app, use log in and choose a Google account. They request basic info. Check the Connected apps & sites ...
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How do I turn off page curl?

I have an LG G2. Recently I downloaded Battery Doctor. The first few days were cool, but now I have this annoying page curl. Every time I swipe up the left or right corner of my screen, it flips up ...
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Get package name of an app given its displayed name using ADB commands

I'm trying to: Get the package names of all apps on my device (none of them are mine so sadly I can't get it from the Manifest) and put it into a file to save for a class project. I also want to get ...
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Ability to monitor sound volume when headphones are used?

I am curious if there is a way to log sound volume when headphones are used to play music. I am doing a research project to quantify hearing loss resulting from listening to music on phones and need ...
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How can I save a word document (from Word Android app) to Google drive?

There are options for OneDrive and Dropbox, but I can't save to my Google drive account, why?!
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How to enable usb debugging on android 6?

So I used to have this working on 5, after an update to Android 6 I'm unable to get USB debugging to work. Anyone else run into this? I've enabled USB debugging on the device. I've tried three ...
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Automatic app updating interrupts video

I have a Google Nexus 6P. Irritatingly enough, when apps are finished updating, whatever video I'm watching in whatever app is paused. Every time. And when you can't schedule app updates for when ...
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Verify if apps are fully compatible to the intended Android version upgrade

I am on 4.4.2 and am toying with idea of upgrading to Marshmallow, mainly to use doze feature I have 150+ apps and want to check how many of them are upgraded to work with Marshmallow, before ...
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Move non-movable apps to SD Card on rooted phone

I have some big apps like Spotify on my phone which has not much empty space left on my internal storage. So I considered moving not only movable apps to sd card but others as well. I know that ...
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Can I have two separate minecraft apps on my sole account?

I have my own device and my two kids have a tablet each linked to my Amazon account (kid profiles). They both want minecraft but want to have their own worlds, I.e. Not share. Can this be done?
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Closing a window within an activity using adb shell commands

I have been tinkering around with adb and attempting to control an application and close popup windows using adb shell commands. I trying to close an activity window that I can identify with the ...
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I don't want CamCard to sync to my contacts

This may sound funny, but I just want CamCard to store the contact information from the business card I scan with it. I don't want it to be added to my contacts or any account (like gmail). So ...
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Trebuchet search application by name

I use CyanogenMod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1) with the Trebuchet launcher. How can I search for an app by its name, if I don't want to have the Google search installed?
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How to restore Sony Xperia M when asking for password to decrypt storage?

My sister came up with her phone asking for password to decrypt storage and she said she didn't set any password. I can't put the phone on USB Debugging cause i don't have access to phone settings. I ...
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What is “Aging Test” App on Android Phone? [closed]

THere are list of software in my phone that I don't know what are they use, is they are safe to disable: Aging Test Basic Daydream Beauty Maker Caldav-Sync Carddav-Sync Gooe Mushroom FashionMakeup ...
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Google app displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

When I use widget for voice search and say 'weather' I get the results, but it is shown in Fahrenheit, even though,in settings it is chosen to show in Celsius. Any solution?
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How can I install an Epson iPrint App?

I have a 10.1 inch Android Tablet (4.4 Operating System). I want to install an Epson iPrint App so that I can use an Epson wireless printer. I keep being getting the message that there is insufficient ...
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Call a number on a website

Instead of having to highlight a number, copy, switch to call app, paste the number, and dial, is there a way to dial a number found on a website directly? I heard something about copyright issue with ...
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Synch a phone to Linux PC without Google

Is there a way to synch the SMS/Calendar/Contacts/what not (I am not talking about files, and pictures, etc.) to a Linux (Ubuntu) PC? The quirk is to bypass Google in the process.So I would envision ...
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Unfortunately process.com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly error whenever i disconnect a call

Instead of call duration and other details, i get "Unfortunately process.com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly error" whenever i disconnect a call. I am not able to check the prepaid balance of ...
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Remove Most Frequently Used Apps Container from Apps menu

In Android 6.0.1 I got this unnecessary feature which displays most frequently used apps on top of all other applications. I don't need it (You can see on the pic the top 4 apps underlined). Is it ...
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Headphone Controls Android

Most threads I find on this information is pretty old, so I wanted to see if anyone has come up with a workaround. My headphones are the RHA SA950i (wired), which are wonderful. However, the ...
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OTA update (Marshmallow) failing with “error” while installing it on a device running Android One

I live in Australia and during my recent trip to India, I bought an Android One phone called the Lava Pixel v1. The phone is running Android 5.1 and since I have gotten back to Australia, the phone ...
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Got stuck with a Pop-up on the main screen

I have Samsung Galaxy E5 (SM-E500H) with Android 5.1.1. Recently, I installed few apps and after that, I encountered an annoying little pop-up below the screen sometimes. I got into uninstalling some ...
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Every microphone app for using with AUX has a loud noise in the background

Every app that I download for android with the function of using android as an external microphone (For example, attaching the fone to pc using an AUX cable) produces an noise that is very loud, and I ...
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Prevent USB data transfer (when phone is in use) and being charged

I would like to know how to protect my data when I use public battery charger in public places. I know that if I do not unlock my screen when charging, my data is safe, but what if I would like to ...
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How can I force-stop all user applications that are running?

I found that first of all System>Apps>Running is not helpful always and secondly I we stop the services, it may star again if corresponding application is running. The correct way to stop application ...
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What Messaging App Displays this Notification?

What Messaging App Runs this notification? Disregard the darker app running in the background, that is just what happened to be open already when the text message was received. My wife lets the ...
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storage space running out, wont let me download anything

My phone says that I am running out of storage. when I try to download an App to get rid of some of it, it just keeps telling me that I have insufficient storage
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Stopping downloads

I have an LG G4 phone that doesn't have Download Manager enabled. It started downloading something on its own, even though Play Store is set for "do not auto-update apps". How can I stop this ...
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How many apps can be installed on an Android device?

How many apps can be installed on an Android device? Is there any limit in number? Or whether it depends on RAM/Storage ?
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App detects it has been previously installed

How does an app detect that it has been previously installed on a phone even though it was hard reset and completely wiped (even the system partition and sd card and everything)? I think it is due to ...
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Is there a way to change the picture for my yahoo account in gmail app?

This is what I'm talking about. I have 3 e-mail accounts linked to my gmail app. One is gmail, one is yahoo, one is something else. My gmail account shows my profile picture no problem. My yahoo and ...
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After downloading APK Games weird things happening

I downloaded APK Games and one thing I know when I woke up my built-in apps were being replaced by "pornclub", "sexyhot", etc. I did Factory data reset but it deleted my built-in apps. I was going to ...