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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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Apps disappear after restart

After an android update, my apps disappeared. The apps cannot be seen in the apps list, and they are seen as 'com.something.something' in the settings app manager. Some of the apps are not in the SD ...
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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 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 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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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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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 can I track my days activities on Android (Similar to Track and Share on iPhone)?

There is a app called "Track and Share" available for iPhone. This app helps us track as to how we spend our day, doing what activities and doing what category of activities. I wonder how I could ...
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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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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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Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
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Can't install Aptoide

I'm having this problem since I was trying to upgrade Aptoide from 6.5.X to 7.X. I was trying to upgrade Aptoide from inside Aptoide: Installation failed. I was trying to adb install or pm install ...
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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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Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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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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What is Gapps (Google Apps)?

I have some questions regarding Gapps: What is Gapps? Is it a custom ROM? Do I have to install it on my Android 4.4 device?
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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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Disable all software installation

Is there a way to block (by a password/PIN code or what else) all kinds of software installation on an Android tablet/smart phone? I understand it is possible to block by a PIN code Market app ...
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View app's full package name?

I am using Android 4.0.3 and I can no longer find package name for some app. If I recall, I used to go to Applications and has been able to see it there. So, how can I see full package name of some ...
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My Files app is missing [duplicate]

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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Can I clear out broken/uninstalled apps that still show up in the app list?

I had some apps stored on my SD card that I have since wiped. The apps still show up in my app list in Settings->Manage applications. How do I refresh this list? Rebooting the phone doesn't help, and ...
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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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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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Sending key events to Nexus Player

May be someone can help me: I have Asus Nexus Player connected by USB cable and visible in adb; I am trying to send some strings and clicks via adb shell input text and keyevent, but Nexus does not ...
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Huawei mobile File Transfer to my computer doesnot work

I used to transfer files but now I can't. The USB cable transfers from another Huawei, but from my Huawei mobile it doesn't. I turned debug on. Still my computer does not identify it.
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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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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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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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What does the “Force stop” button mean?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "Force stop" active, but some applications have ...
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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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Automatically have my frequently-used apps handy

I recently wiped and re-installed my phone. In so doing, I lost my home screen layout. In any event, my layout wasn't all that great. What I'm looking for is an app/other method that would determine ...
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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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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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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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Where are my Apps gone? Not shown under all apps, in my phone

I have a nuumber of Android apps installed. When I use them from desktop shortcuts of phone, they work normally but in "All apps" (having up arrow symbol) section, it only shows 4 apps: Latitude, ...
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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 ?
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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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Remotely remove all phone's data

I gave my phone away without removing the photos on it,now I know the gmail's account on that current phone. Is there a way to remove all the data,or at least the photos on that phone,when I have the ...
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Can not install Plants vs. Zombies 2 on AsusFonetab

I have a AsusFonetab with Android 4.3 installed and 4GB free space but when I try to install Plants vs. Zombies 2 via Google Play, it says that the app is incompatible with my device. How can I ...
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Twitter app corruption (Play Store error -504)

I was browsing on twitter yesterday when my battery died. After charging my phone It crashed whenver it tried to launch. I tried to clear all the cache data and it still crashed, so I tried to ...
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How to set SD card as default storage on Android Marshmallow?

I have a Lenovo K3 Note (K50a40) and I was running Android 5.0 Lollipop until last week. I had set the default storage as SD Card on lollipop in storage settings, but that option seems to have ...
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Memory Card (SD Card) not detecting or formatting

I have Samsung Moto E android mobile phone, i was downloading a file from Mega.nz using app but downloading got stuck and after that mobile phone started saying "Damaged SD Card". I removed and ...
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Prevent apps being uninstalled

My kids love playing with my Android. However, they don't always understand what they are doing, and occasionally I find that they have deleted some of my apps (strangely, never the ones they play). ...
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Why does Android download pause, and only continue after restart?

Sometimes when I download apps (from the market), the download gets paused. After the download gets paused, I am unable to continue the download. But after the restart my device and then retry ...
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Apps are automatically closing/restarting and phone is running slow

I am running Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), stock (via OTA Google push). I like it for the most part, except for the fact that I have noticed a repeating problem. After awhile of using the ...
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How can I run Google's apps without Google play services?

Most of the Google apps (nearly all) require Google play services to run, like YouTube.I never liked Google play services and play store but I've to keep them because I can't run gmail and YouTube ...
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How to completely uninstall an app on Android Lollipop?

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5). I am developing an Android app, so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...