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Enable background usage of specific apps on Android 5: LG G3 skin

I remember that on my previous phone running Android 4.3 I was able to disable background usage of mobile internet, yet enable it for specific apps. Instructions to do so can be found on the Google ...
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Galaxy S5 unable to switch to 4GLTE when Wi-fi is turned off

I have had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for about a year now and it has been working fine until a few days ago. I would use my wi-fi when I have access to it and then I would switch to my 4GLTE when I don't ...
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HTC Desire 816- how do I turn on my mobile data?

I have been relying on my WiFi due to not knowing how to connect to my mobile data. When i turn my mobile data on, the switch turns green indicating that it is on however, it says disconnected ...
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How to configure maximum internet speed?

I would like to set a maximum value for upload and download speeds. I want to do this so that the monthly consumption of bandwidth per month would be reduced. This would help reduce the costs ...
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Which file stores internet connection (and timing) details in android?

Structurally in android, is there any file that stores when the internet (data ) connection started, duration of the connection and types of connection... etc. ?? So we could access in "rooted" ...
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How can I diagnose what is using my 3g connection in small packets

My GSM carrier rounds all used data up to 100KB. Which means that if some app is sending/receiving 500 bytes, I get charged for 100KB. Lately I observed that I go through several hundred megabytes ...
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USB Tethered, internet works on PC but not on Phone

Ok, so this is a bit weird. I own a Samsung Galaxy Note (the very first one). And I have been using Internet on PC by USB tethering. It was all going fine, until yesterday. Since yesterday, the PC is ...
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Mobile network won't connect

Service in area, but can't get data connection and no icon showing on phone. Have service on other phones but S5830 not working
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Cellular data is not working in my Moto G 1st generation after update from 4.4.4 KitKat to 5.0.2 lollipop :( [duplicate]

I have recently updated my moto g from KitKat to lollipop but I have some issues with it such as, Cellular data not working at all, there is an exclamation mark on the side of network bar and also ...
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Sim Card Manager Cannot Open

The sim card manger on my settings cannot be open then my sim , contacts , messages cant detect on my cp .. Even In connecting mobile data , it cant connect . its says "Insert Sim card" but my sim ...
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Foreign phone won't connect to mobile data

I got a Moto G (2nd gen) in an asian country. I have brought it to the US now and use a AT&T sim card, that has a 300MB monthly mobile data plan. I'm not able to use the internet although I keep ...
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How to access andriod to my pcs hardrive using wifi

I would like to connect my samsung galaxy s4 over wifi with my pcs harddrive. It should be the same way as by the remote desktop apps but indstead of them only to use the pc hardrive. I want to get ...
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insuffient dont have enough space on my sd card [duplicate]

When I'm trying to download samthing it says "insuffient space on my device"my brean it does work when I hear that......it so confusing me..and I have engh space on my memory card
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Wifi and data keeps turning on

i did a recent update off some apps a few days ago and ever since my wifi and data keeps turning on no matter how many times i turn them off... Then on the other hand, sometimes it turns off and ...
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How to control which apps has access to my connection?

I'm looking for how to control which application has access to network. In my country it costs bit higher for data connections. I don't have access to wifi networks always when I'm travelling. ...
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N4 lost data connection after Lollipop update - sign into network HOME

I've been unable to use the data plan on my Nexus 4 on a Straight Talk plan after updating to Lollipop. Data's not working, and I keep getting a notification that says "Sign into network HOME". When ...
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How can I send email from my Xiaomi MI 3 using my data connection?

I am using a Xiaomi Mi 3 mobile. I am unable to send an email from Gmail using my data network but am able to send it using WiFi. I have verified all the permissions and that the data access option is ...
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What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data?

What DNS servers are used when connected to wireless data (not wifi)? Is there a way within Android KitKat to tell?
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Do Android phones require a data connection to work?

I'm looking at buying a new phone, the oneplus one specifically(pre-orders open again November 17) and my current phone plan I do not have data, just calling and texting, and I was wondering if the ...
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Force Galaxy Nexus to always login to one network

My (Polish, Play) carrier has signed internal agreements with probably all of top carriers in my country. This allows their SIM cards to login and us both mother network and all other networks ...
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Moto G 2014: Maximum upload speed?

According to specs the 2nd gen. Moto G has network support for: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz) What's the actual maximum upload speed?
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Kingsing K3 g3 connection

I have a Kingsing K3 but it doesn't seem to connect to the 3G service. I think it is set up correctly - any ideas why it won't work?
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4G mobile data being used even when mobile data setting is off?

I have a Motorola Moto G, the 4G version, with the original ROM upgraded to the latest version (4.4.4 official from Motorola). The first thing I did when I got it was the same I have done when I got ...
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Android can't see usb connection

When I connect my device (Nexus 7 2013) to PC or charger by USB, android can't see this connection. It shows that baterry don't charges, but it charges. When tablet is off and I connect it to charger ...
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How to make Hangouts automatically fallback to sms when no data connection?

I use the latest Hangouts version (the one rolled out a few days ago, which now supports voice calls) on a Nexus 5. I have set Hangouts as my default messaging app. In the past the following behavior ...
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Data works on my phone, internet doesn't?

I recently unlocked my Android phone for an international move, and got a local SIM card. Currently, all 'data' functions are working in apps - Tango, Facebook, Google search, etc. However, the ...
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Why is hotspot requiring me to go to the settings menu?

I I just click the hotspot app it says checking my subscription status and flashes 'turning hotspot on' but then comes back and does NOT turn the hotspot on. However If I go to Settings -> More ...
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Is there a way to use the mobile network for data when connected to a WiFi network? [duplicate]

I have two devices that I routinely connect to my android phone through WiFi that do not offer internet: When in my car, an OBDLink MX WiFi ...
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Special Internet packs on Android phone?

Suppose,we might activate a special pack eg) Whatsapp pack for Airtel.How can I restrict the internet being used by other applications.So that it wont deduce any balance from main Avaliable options: ...
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Use data connection when WIFI has no internet access [duplicate]

My friend has a wireless router in his car that supports streaming music. I would like to stream music to this router from my google play (or other internet source), but as soon as I connect to his ...
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Unable To Open Google Play

I've encountering a problem. The problem is that i can't access my Google Play on a my Wi-fi. It is not on a particular tablet or phone. Its all the devices me an my family own. That includes 4 phones ...
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Can you restart data service with full strength & orange indicator?

With some regularity (6-7 times per month) my Android 4.4 phone gets into a data-wedged state where the connection is shown as full-strength LTE, but without connectivity (the icon is orange in the ...
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Phone Can Only Use GSM (2G) Data, Signal Goes Lost When Trying WCDMA

My Samsung Galaxy Fame was sent unlocked from Egypt. When I bought a 4G data plan, I did not realize I had been using 2G data. I tried to use the WCDMA setting, but this only made my phone lose signal ...
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Data connectivity disabled when phone mic is muted

This is a persistent and repeatable issue with my HTC One (Android 4.3) but I can't find any mention of it on forums etc. It would be great if anyone can tell me whether it's a known issue, specific ...
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How to force the mobile data (3G/4G) connection on a single app like Google voice recognition?

When an android phone is connected by both wifi and mobile data (3G/4G), it will preferentially use wifi since this saves battery and mobile data bandwidth. However, my mobile connection is more ...
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Disable Data Connection for Certain Applications?

So, sometimes when I'm at work, I have a problem wherein I want to use my phone's data connection to stream music, but I don't want to be bombarded with notifications from Google Voice/ GMail / ...
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Galaxy SIII has a weak data connection

I've noticed that my Galaxy SIII has a very weak data connection at times. This occurs even when people around me with the same phone and carrier (T-Mobile) have perfectly adequate connections. Are ...
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rescale data usage graph

The 'Data Usage' screen is scaled to 100GB . My data plan is limited after the first month to 500MB because I am somewhat Scots. How do I rescale that graph? My Samsung Meta has Android 4.2.2
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How to stop fallback from H+ to 3G data

Is it possible, and if so how, to lock the phone to using H+ for data and not dropping back to 3G? I suspect it isn't (firmware of the radio hardware I'm guessing) but there's times where I would be ...
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3G web browsing problems despite full bars

I consistently have problems browsing the web via my 3G connections despite the fact that it shows that I've got a "good" signal. Often I will have the blue bars but they eventually turn grey after ...
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With Android 4.4 (KitKat), my notification icons are always gray. Am I in trouble?

With Android 4.3 and earlier, gray/white signal icons in the notification bar informed about connection trouble concerning the Google Services (see e.g. What does it mean when the connectivity icons ...
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THL W3 with v4.0.4 - periodically getting “Restricted Access Changed” and losing all SIM services

What happens exactly: when I use my SIM's data connection, after 1-5 minutes of operation (be it while the phone is active or locked), I get a notification "Restricted Access Changed", losing all SIM ...
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How does Android measure connectivity state? [duplicate]

I know Android has some sort of connectivity measurement, because when there's connectivity the wifi or phone network icons will turn either green or blue, depending on the Android version. In my ...
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Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent?

Are GPS-tracking apps data dependent or will devices use GPS signals alone, to notify their locations? I am looking for a GPS-tracking app to track family members on a trip where we gonna have ...
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Xperia U: Network state is shown as UNKNOWN, data connection not working

I'm using stock Sony Xperia U. Data connection was working well until yesterday. All of a sudden I can't access 2G/3G data, it shows network state "UNKNOWN" when checked with the code *#*#4636#*#*. ...
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Connection to home server via https – works with WiFi, but not with 3G

I have a very weird issue with my phone (Alcatel 997D running Android 4.0.4). Let me start at the beginning. I provide certain services (mostly syncing stuff, Firefox and Cal/CardDAV) on a server with ...
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How to use internet from another basic mobile through bluetooth?

How to connect an android phone with the basic phone having unlimited data packs . How to use the data on their phone in android using bluetooth?
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How to prevent cell tower switching and data cut off

Samsung Galaxy S4 here. I found that my phone often switches cell towers through an app called GSM signal monitoring. I don't know if this is the phone's fault or not, but the most annoying thing ...
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How to disable cellular when WiFi is present?

I perform all my communication via the internet (Jabber, SIP), so I only need cellular as a backup. Additionally, coverage at my home is near to nonexistent and as a result, battery drains in a few ...
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Wi-Fi with no data

This has always bugged me, but I really don't know the best way to ask it (sorry if this is a duplicate): Some Wi-Fi networks that I use require secondary authentication (via a browser, etc), and ...