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Apps on memory card taking internal memory

I noticed that many apps that are, according to Android, installed on the memory card are actually taking internal memory space, as when I delete their data or uninstall them I notice a change on the ...
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How can I minimize Applications in Android?

In Android, is it possible to Minimize applications and continue using them again from the same point? When I press the middle button, the application closes, I see the application as "Running" in ...
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How can I set a data cap per application?

In Android, you can see how many data each application has used. You can also forbid an application from using data by hand. And you can set an automatic data cap for the entire system. But is there a ...
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Messed up “Google play services”. How to reinstall them?

I have acidententially deleted my phone's Google play services so now when i try to download things in the web store it says no devices installed and every time I try to install google play services ...
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Green/red widget icon or notification tray app to indicate if internet is available (tablet)

Consider a tablet user without data plan using only wifi connections at public places (e.g., hospital, hotel) that often die after 2 hours after accepting terms of use. (and is not running skype or ...
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Start Google Search with input selected and keyboard active

I'm trying to add an app to Widgetlocker (or shortcut) that will not just start the Google Search app, but actually focus the input and activate the keyboard. Otherwise, I have to click again to do ...
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All apps moved onto the SD card have disappeared

On My phone LG E460, all the applications moved on SD card, have disappeared. On play.google.com (and play store) these applications are marked as installed. I don't know how to reactive these ...
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What is the difference between restoring and installing an app on an Android device?

Is there any difference between restoring an app and installing an app on an Android device, or are both the same?
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Cannot move app to sd-card?

My sdcard has plenty free space but I cannot move any apps. On my sdcard there's the old Android/data path with many older apps. Why cannot it be possible to move apps here? Maybe I can create a ...
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Galaxy S-4 Active connect via bluetooth to IMAC desktop

Can I transfer data from my galaxy S-4 Active Phone to my Apple IMAC Desktop Via Bluetooth? Such as Music, Photos, files ?? Thanks Carl
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application cannot be installed in the default install location?

I have an Android Galaxy S1, and have been getting the error "application cannot be installed in the default install location". I am aware that this is a common issue. So I Googled it, and almost ...
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Install an app on android without SD card

How can one install an app on an android with no SD card? I tried doing so with dropbox but I was unable to download the file. I'm thinking astro file manager might let me but I've been unable to ...
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How to list my recently updated apps

I would like to be able to see a list of my apps sorted the date the app was last updated. Descending order is preferred, but honestly I'll take anything. One use case: Earlier today I had two apps ...
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Android equivalent to LockInfo

I am looking for an alternative to my jailbroken iPhone lockscreen, I currently use LockInfo http://www.lockinfo.net/ I have googled and the only alternative I have seen is WidgetLocker ...
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Is there a shop like Cydia on iOS for Android? [duplicate]

Most apps in the Google Play store have a free version and a paid version. On iOS there is a shop called Cydia, where you can try out most apps for free before you buy them in the App Store. Is there ...
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Is “Disabling” apps with Android 4 similar to “Freezing” in Titanium backup?

I just saw that I can "disable" an app in the app editing menu on my new HTC Droid DNA (stock Android 4.1 w/Sense). The main effect I can see is that the app disappears from app drawer. How is this ...
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Application doesn't get installed : insufficient storage available

I have around 50MB of internal storage left and some 1.7 GB of external storage left in my phone. But when I try to download and install any application from google android store,I get a message ...
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Connect microSD card with your PC folder via Wi-Fi only

Suppose you sit in an office where you have high speed wi-fi internet connection to which you can connect your android mobile phone. On your office pc you have some downloaded videos , pictures etc. ...
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Difference between exported apk and app backed up apk [closed]

Hi I have signed an android project with my signature and exported it as .apk file. I uploaded it to Google play and installed it in my mobile. I use an app to take a backup of the file and then as my ...
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Can there be malicious apps on Google Play?

Do I need to worry about malicious apps on Google Play, or can I trust everything I install, so long as I install it from Google Play? And if I need to worry, what red flags should I look for - ...
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How to set App Specific Timezones

So I downloaded a new app, but it only works for US Timezones. I live in the UK, and I don't want to either keep my phone on US Timezones or switch it every time I want to use it. I have an Android, ...
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Can i customize “select an action for text” menu?

I have downloaded a dictionary application for my native language and English translation and it can work offline. But i need it to be seen at the "select an action for text" menu when i select a ...
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How does Startup Manager block startup apps?

I am using the market app Startup Manager on Android, but I am a little bit concerned in the way that it operates. Is it effectively runnning every time as a daemon and thusly keeping the apps from ...
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Moving keyboard app to SD card?

I recently rooted my phone, so obviously the first thing I did was pm setInstallLocation 2 then move all my internal storage hogging apps to the SD card. I left the widgets, wallpapers, and ...
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Disable Android Apps - Application Manager

Some apps in Application Manager are completely greyd out and cannot be disabled. Is there any way to override this?
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What system apps can be safely removed with Titanium backup on Nexus 4?

Is there an official list or something? :D I'd like to remove some of them to improve battery life, but not sure which are safe to remove
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Installing Firefox on Android 2.3.6 failed

I trid to install the Firefox browser on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). After downloading, in installing progress, it failed with this message: Application not installed. I have enough memory. I ...
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app share from home screen

Experia u. I drag an app up to top of my home screen to share but it tells me this is not a shareable item. It does this with all my apps. I've gone in all settings and cant see how to get this ...
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What podcast apps include variable speed playback?

I know about Astro Player. Any other apps that feature podcast managment and variable speed playback?
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Can I download apps via my Linux PC then install them on Android from there? [duplicate]

I have a Motorolla Citrus smart phone. I have Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon I am a total newb to smart phones and don't understand much of the terminology and what can be done. I am temporarily out of ...
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How can I get the history list of times I started using an application?

I want all the timestamps of every time that an app has started running. I tried searching in the Play Store but I didn't find one. I downloaded an app called AppUsage which shows the Last Launched ...
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None of the apps on my Samsung Galaxy S Advance are working [closed]

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S Advance. I used the phone for the first 2 days with my old SIM and the phone was working well. I tried using all apps like Gmail, GTalk, Samsung Apps, Google Play ...
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Location of App's “USB Storage app” and “SD card”?

From the below screenshot, can anyone please tell the location(or rather path) of the "USB storage app" and "SD card" that an android application points to? Screenshot I write a text file in the ...
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Help Uninstalling Stubborn Application

I have the original Motorola Droid. I recently installed Lotus Notes Traveler on it (we use Lotus Notes at work). The application is giving some issues, so I was going to uninstall it and re-install ...
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How to access sensors and camera of android device from Shell

I have logged in to my android phone through SSH [installed SSH client in android and through putty from windows]. Now I can access all the directories like root, dev, etc, of the phone. Can someone ...
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Watch Coursera's videos with the video app on Jelly Bean

Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle ...
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Is there a curated list of Android web browsers?

I was looking for a reliable list of available Android browsers for the purpose of comparing features, standards support, engines, and the like. At first I thought something like this would be pretty ...
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What does the “@” symbol in the Running Applications/Services mean?

What does the "@" symbol in front of the time given in the right column of Running Applications/Services mean? See screenshot below. Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) OS: 4.2.2 Screenshot (click ...
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Are all apps on Google Play compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S4?

I wanted to know whether the Samsung Galaxy S4 will run every app from the play store or not? I had done a lot of googling but failed to find an answer.
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What applications can I disable on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and discovered that it comes with a large number of programs that I know I will never use (Amazon MP3, all Samsung Apps, TripAdvisor etc.). I have found that ...
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Know of an app that lets you transfer a text message conversation into an email? [closed]

A friend of mine is looking for an application that he can grab a text message conversation from his phone and maybe copy/paste it into another application like an email app or just "send to email" ...
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Delete an account from Android without affecting the apps related to it

I have three accounts in my Android phone. I have apps installed in the phone via them. Now I want to delete one of the account (NOT primary) but don't want to lose the apps related to them. Is ...
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Are there any specific advantages to using the Amazon Android App Store over the Google Android Market?

Is the new Amazon Android App Store just another marketplace or are there any specific features or benefits that the Google Android Market doesn't have?
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Navigation app is on filesystem, but cant find it on Android

I have an Android navigation Navon Platinum Explorer with Adroid 4.0. I reseted it to factory settings, and the navigation software, iGo Primo, disappeared from the list of applications. However it ...
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HTC Incredible 2 clearing “App Associations” on reboot - why?

My Friend has an HTC Incredible 2 that is clearing all app associations whenever the phone reboots. Does anyone know what is causing this? I couldn't find anything on google, or my phone (an HTC ...
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Why an SD-card saved app uses phone memory

Lately I had issues with my phone's (Samsung Galaxy Mini GT-S5570) internal memory aw well as with the SMS memory. I deleted all unwanted messages, rooted my phone and used Link2SD to move some apps ...
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Deactivate pop-up adverts on selected applications like chess

whenever I make use of chess application and other games, some annoying pop-up messages keep on invading my screen. how do I deactivate that.
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Where are downloaded apps saved when installed on SD card?

Yesterday I had ~40 MB of free space on my android 2.2.1 Samsung GT-S5570. I wanted to install Facebook App, so I downloaded from Play Store and then it installed automatically. It's size was ~20 MB. ...
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How can I run multiple copies of the same app?

On iPhone it's very easy to clone an app (running multiple copies of the app on the same device); e.g.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4f_aLSRnQ8 Is it possible to do this on Android?
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How to see which applications are saved on phone

Recently I get a lot of warnings that the internal memory is full, which also led to full SMS memory. What I did was to delete some messages, which seemed to work for a while. Yesterday however, I ...