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Auto restore doesn't work

I just switched from a Nexus 4 to Moto X 2nd generation this morning. I had backup ON on my nexus 4. When I added my account on the new phone I expected all the apps and related data to get restored ...
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Does Wunderlist store data in the server in encrypted form?

How secure and private is Wunderlist? For example does it only transfer data in encrypted form but stores it unencrypted? I would like to be able to store passwords relating to work on my phone but am ...
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Apps Disappearing from Home Screen and App Manager

Does anyone of you knows why my apps disappeared on my home screen and my app manager? At first, I was just communicating with my friend via the messenger app then it suddenly crashed and my phone ...
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How to stop my Android device from being spammed in the browser as well as in the application?

Recently I have downloaded two games: Deer Hunter PreHistoric Worm But after that I have my browser which keeps redirecting me to http://ad.adsmatte.com It is happening every time I load the page ...
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How does the Paypal 'Mobile Phone and PIN' login work?

The Paypal app has a two ways you can log in, 'Email and Password' and 'Mobile Phone and PIN'. How does the second one work? I can't seem to set a PIN code myself and it doesn't use the one from my ...
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Communicating offline between different android devices

I have multiple android devices that need to operate in areas with limited network connectivity. At the same there, I need the data capture on one of them to be immediately available on another device ...
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How to record Skype audio on Android?

I saw some similar questions here, but they discuss recording Skype video, -- which I don't need. Also, the solutions only suggest ways to record 1 side of the conversation. I tried to use Real call ...
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Google Photos App - Older Version [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me where I can obtain an APK link to the older version of Google Photos? I hate the new one bereft of all the cool editing techniques. I would like to roll back to the old version....
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How to control battery usage by display in Xiaomi

I am using a Xiaomi redmi 1s phone which is of battery capacity 2050mAh. Most of the time when I checked the battery status, the screen uses about 55% to 70% of battery. Its display is of 720p. How ...
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Rom Toolbox Pro Crashing awkwardly!

Rom Toolbox Pro Crashes! I'm using rooted 4.1.2 Xperia P. I used this app to change my stock Font and Boot Animation. It ran so perfectly then. Then I deleted some of the boot animation downloaded by ...
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Remotely uninstall an app via Play Store [duplicate]

Is it still possible to remotely uninstall an android application from a web browser via the Google Play Store? According to the question that this is a supposed duplicate of, this was possible in ...
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How to Right-click in Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to my server from my Android Tablet (and mouse via OTG cable), but when I right mouse click closes RDP and exit. How is it possible to change it to call ...
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How can I install apps to 'Phone capacity'

I have a General Mobile Discovery 16GB, Android 4.2.1 -- Kernel 3.4.5 When I go to my storage settings, I have this screen. Click image for larger version Now my apps are installed on system ...
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The Mystery Of The Disappearing App Icons

If I try to rearrange the shortcuts to app icons on my homescreen, sometimes they disappear. It happens to all apps, bookmarks, and folders, too: even stock apps, like Play Store. I have an LG optimus ...
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Snapchat gave me the real name of a user I dont know. How?

A long time ago I added a person to Snapchat. His username (display name?) was O*, and I added him with that display name. Today I received a message from him, but the name that showed up in my ...
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Cannot install applications on Galaxy S4

I cannot install any app that has been shared to me which I used to do. I can only install the apps that I download. When I press the "install" button, it doesn't do anything. I have checked the ...
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Sharing paid apps between two devices

I've checked the posts saying how a paid Google app can be shared between two devices, but no-one says how to do it. There's all this stuff about using the same Google account, but what does that mean ...
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Hide the ETA screen in Waze when starting a new navigation

When starting a new navigation, I want to drive right away: I don't want to have to click on Go or wait ~ 13 seconds to remove this screen: (Click the image to see its larger variant) Is there any ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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Underworld Empire after Root

I rooted my android but I can't play underworld empire because they don't support rooted devices. I resorted to downloading the first version of the game which worked for a while, but with the new ...
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possibility of adding gtalk contacts to my whatsapp

Could I bring my gtalk contacts to link to my Whatsapp? (in other words Sync the two?) I don't want to run two seperate apps and wondering if there was a possibility to add these together? I will ...
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How to recover files form hide it pro app?

I had photos and videos hidden using Hide it pro app and I changed the memory location to External SD card. Three days back my SD card stopped working on my mobile but its working in pc. I recovered ...
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How can I unlock my s6 Edge Lock Screen w/o having to factory reset it?

Given how sensitive the fingerprint sensor on this phone, the 5 tries were used and the phone was asking for the backup password after. The problem is that i cant even remember the PW. I can unlock it ...
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Send Android Notifications(like SMS, Gmail, WhatsApp) to PC

Most of the time, when I keep my device for charging, away from my PC where I work, I get lot of notifications from things like Gmail, WhatsApp, SMS and Hangout, and other communication apps. I know ...
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Here maps isn't working: “could not download initial data”

I've tried to install Here Maps on my phone (a Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus) and I've not been able to make it work. The maps are not displayed at all, all I can see is a blank screen. If I try to zoom ...
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samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 wifi icon trouble

My samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 is working fine. Previously the wifi icon on the top of the screen used to be a dot alongwith 4 semicircles of 60 degrees. Since last 3 days this icon has disappeared ...
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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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Clicking Android's Back button launches a previously running app

Sometimes, when users click Android's Back button to exit an app, the app exits, but a previously loaded app will suddenly start running (even though the user launched the current app directly from ...
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Guided access for android

Guided access is an excellent set of features for the iPhone that allows one to restrict or block inputs to the device. How can I replicated this behavior with my Android phone? The features the I ...
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How to detect which Android apps were running in background after my phone was lagging just few seconds ago?

I have 200-300 apps on my phone. Sometimes my phone starts responding slowly. I assume, it's because of apps running in background after I unlock my phone. Anyone knows a way how to check, which apps ...
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Why do I see adverts after closing WhatsApp?

Every time I close WhatsApp I get some sort of an advertisement. According to their site they don't advertise, but I see adverts like this after closing the app: Click image for larger version I ...
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Completely disable hardware and software buttons

I want to completely disable the three on-screen buttons (Back, Home, Recents) and any other hardware button. I am aware that I cannot do this from the application since that would be a major security ...
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Can't Sync Google Calendar

I have an error while synchronizing my Google Calendar on my Samsung Note N7000 with Android 4.1.2, my Google accout does never Sync I have a whole load of important meetings that go back to 2014, ...
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I moved some apps to SD, why haven't int/ext storage changed? [duplicate]

The apps were all user-downloaded. Transfer size should have created generous internal storage "breathing room." Details: Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Via Android App Manager(AAM) reported ...
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Is it possible to install an app and exclude some of its requested permissions?

Occasionally I want to install an application which requires certain permissions that I feel it really shouldn't need. Can I install the app without giving it these permissions? For example, GPS ...
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From where can i download Android kernels [duplicate]

I have installed androido86 on my lenovo pc and i want to download extra kernels and flash it into my pc. So where can i find them. Also how to flash them directly without using update meyhod
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Authentication problem using connectify

Whenever I want to connect my Android smartphone to a wifi network using Connectify / Virtual router it shows authentication problem always . I tried so many ways but all in vain. Restart mobile ...
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Use Android device as a barcode reader for PC

Is there an app that allows your Android device to act as a barcode reader, in such a way that it can send something like keyboard inputs to a computer in real-time?
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Get Rid of Google Play Services

I am using Micromax A80 with Android A80 from last two years. (Android Ginger bread, RAM of just 256MB) From last two weeks Google Play services application is taking too much memory and phone gives ...
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Transfer apps on internal storage to sd card

How can I move apps on the internal storage to the SD ard as some applications do not have the button enabled in Settings? I have a Haier W860.
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How to transfer apps from an emulator to another one, on my PC?

I tried to transfer my apps that I already downloaded using blue stacks to another emulator that's Droid4x, but I can't find my apps in form of ".apk". How to transfer the apps?
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Skype Dark camera on android 4.4 tv box

I am using Android TV Box 4.4 which has features like a Tablet.Whenever I am using Skype, voice is O.K but the camera other party see is very dark,I have tried different versions of Skype but problem ...
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What are the possible reactions of clicking an ad inside an app?

From famous and "trusted" android apps to not so famous and "risky" apps: What actions can be triggered by clicking on an advertisement inside the application ? Could just that click install a virus ...
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System has been modified. Pls contact the manufacturer. Thank you. — i don't know what this mean and something's wrong with my phone.

--- I accidentally deleted my android device manager and other folders on my phone that i thought was not useful at all. After, this message on my lock screen appeared. And i can't unlock my phone ...
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can't access purchased apps

I have purchased apps from play store. At xmas, When my daughter got her tablet, I signed into my account and she could download all of the purchased apps. Today we got a new tablet and I am trying to ...
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Should the Droidstack application still work on my Android device?

I use the Droidstack tool as recommended on some answers from this forum. I haven't launched it for some time but I tried it again this week now it seems to be incapable of accessing the data. Is this ...
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Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)?

Is it possible to have multiple instances of the same app (logged in to different accounts)? Example: I want Instagram A logged in to Account A (personal), and Instagram B logged in to Account B ...
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how am I suppose to remotely delete my google account on a device that is accessing a specific app

I recently added my account on a device so he could access my game app whick is the Clash of Clans (COC) now that person is controlling my COC using his device and cursing my clann mates via coc ...
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How to understand app restrictions set by developers

So I was just looking at are very standard app, - Bank of America and Ally Bank. none of these apps showed up on Google Play Store and in my list of devices they indicated as being incompatible . So I ...
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My Nexus 4 crashes after every app start

I haven't used my Nexus 4 in a while, and all of a sudden all apps crashes on their start up, including the Google Play Store app. I have tried to upgrade the OS to KitKat (via Settings => About This ...