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Restore settings from Google account

I updated Android manually but all my settings are now lost. I remember that in the previous updates it would download all the apps again and restore settings from my Google Account. But this time I ...
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How did my niece's face end up on my daughter's body after being backed up to Google photos?

We took family pictures with my S3 which came out fine. After checked the backed up photos in Google photo I notice that my niece's face had been transposed onto my daughter so that it looks line my ...
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Google drive only backup new photos

How can I only backup photo's I make after I turned on automatic backup?
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Google Voice question

I'm traveling internationally soon and will have unlimited internet usage but regular calling/texting will be restricted or I'll have high roaming charges. So I'm wondering how Google Voice works... ...
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Android x86 (Lollipop 5.0.2) stuck on logo during boot

I downloaded Android Lollipop x86 for my Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 and installation went perfectly. I pressed reboot when it was finished and the GRUB menu was there and I started Android. ...
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Google Calendar app entries on Android Device inconsistent with web browser entries

I cannot make sense of the entries on my Google Calendar for android application. When compared with the web version of Google Calendar (see screenshots below), I can see the following differences: ...
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Disable emoji suggestions when using gesture typing with the default Google Keyboard

I use gesture (swipe) typing on my phone to enter text. However, sometimes when I enter certain words, the keyboard suggests emoji icons instead of the word I typed. For example, when I gesture type ...
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Recovering google authenticator codes on a broken phone

So recently my galaxy s3's screen broke and I lost my Google authentactor app. I thought I had all the backup codes stored in my laptop but when I went to recover them I found out that one of my ...
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Google Authenticator

I had no problem using Authenticator for the first month. Two weeks ago, my phone's operating system upgraded and now Authenticator will not work. I have uninstalled it, re-downloaded it, and ...
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WiFi network in range, but could not be connected!

In my mobile phone (CyanogenMod 11-M12, Galaxy SIII I9300), in WiFi section my WiFi SSID is shown and under its name is Save, secured with WPA/WPA2. WiFi is ON. If I press SSID, a pop-up ask me to ...
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how do I get Google Play back [duplicate]

I need help re-installing Google Play I don't know how to. I have tried turning off my phone, but it doesn't work. I want to download Temple Run 2, but I can't because I don't have Google Play. I am ...
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Create a range of numbers with Android google spreadsheet

I am trying to create a simple range of numbers on Google spreadsheets in Android the same way you would do it on a computer: drag the corner spot down selecting 2 consecutive numbers. So I would ...
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Why won't my android phone charge from my computers USB port? It actually seems to drain the battery

Why won't my Android phone charge from my computers USB port and why does it seem it actually drains my battery?
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Android update default settings

Does updating your android set your cellurar data settings to default(ON)? I'm absolutely sure that I turned off my cellular data before updating, but when I updated, somehow my Nexus 4 had used up ...
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factory reset ,re-install

i recently factory reset my phone and wiped everything off it. i have re-installed my phone and logged back in to the play store with the same Gmail account. my question is , why is it when i look up ...
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Google Play Services

My phone keeps telling me... "Google Play Services has stopped working"... I don't know what it means but it pops up SO MUCH and it's VERY annoying. I have tried doing a soft reset, but that did not ...
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What is the APK (and package) name of the Google App?

On my Android 4.1.2 I can see force stop, uninstall updates, clear data, clear cache and view permissions of my installed apps via Settings > Manage apps but I am unable to tell their APK and/or ...
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Official Google Android OTA Links

Today, I felt the right time to OTA-update my out of date Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0. It worked pretty well and I found the required image within seconds. What I'm curious about is where to get the ...
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How do I retrieve my contacts from my google account to my phone!

So I saved all my contacts by selecting the google account instead of saving on the phone. But I removed the accounts from the phone, and when i added back the accounts to the phone, i could not find ...
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Contacts Sync problem in Android 4.4.2

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 with 4.4.2 Kitkat version. Currently my phone is showing that all the contacts (phone numbers) are in sync with my Gmail account, however when I check in Gmail Contacts, I ...
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Google Contacts not Syncing to Phone

Although everything else is syncing from my Google account to my phone, my Google Contacts won't sync! I have all of my friends' and family member's numbers in my Google Contacts. Any ideas as to ...
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How should recover my phone?

All of my applications are forcing to close such as its home, messaging, play store services and others.I can't make changes or even open application drawer or home.plz someone help me
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How to remove all Google-specific apps from a rooted Android?

Some time ago I read somewhere that Chinese carriers are removing Google-specific software (Google Search, Google Play, etc) from Android devices they carry. What I wanted to know is if this is ...
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“there is insufficient memory on the device” [duplicate]

Well my dad just bought some phone for me "x-touch ocean" and I've beeeeeen trying to download apps but it keeps saying "insufficient memory on the device" I tried deleting apps I already found in the ...
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how to remove google + auto back up pictures

Is there a way I can remove the auto back up folder from my S4. Its taking up a lot of space for the backup folder of just pictures and I dont want it there.
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Gmail(google) password

I'm logged in on my android tablet, but I don't know my password. I'm already logged in on my android tablet, but I want to see my emails and other google services on PC... Is there possible way to ...
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Why are most of my Pre-Installed apps that connect to Google not working?

Okay, I am using a Huawei m865c (Ascend II), running Android 2.3.6. I am trying to open Google Play, but it tells me that there is no connection. I am connected to a 20 mb/ps with all bars. I tried ...
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Syncing iPhone contacts to Google so I can have them in my Galaxy Tab S

I still currently have a iPhone and I want to sync my iPhone contacts to my tablet to through google. How do I do this?
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Android version updates for Motorola and Nexus phones [duplicate]

How long will Motorola and Google provide Android updates to their models Moto X(2013) and Nexus 5? Is there a limit or a deadline to these updates rolling in? Google has said that the newer versions ...
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Problem with Sync from Andoid Calender

I have a google calender that is sync to my Cellphone samsung Galaxy S2. It does not working when I apply a new appointment time in my google calender in my android. It says that it's syncing but no ...
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Where do you publish information about a vulnerability you have found within android?

I found a small vulnerability within the default web browser, here is the ticket. Submitted last year. Issue 42647: Android Web Browser, JavaScript Popup Bug. Tested on 11 Jan 2013. ...
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Google Voice Search no longer automatically takes action

I was recently using my phone and noticed something odd. Previously, when I used Google Voice Search, and I said something like "Set a timer for 10 minutes", my phone would recognize that I wanted to ...
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“I'm online” for Facebook [duplicate]

Can you please let me know whether, if someone is "not available" on Facebook Messenger but shows as "on line" according to I'm Online Unlocker, it means they're chatting with someone else?
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Nexus 5 front camera not working

Yesterday my front camera on Nexus 5 stopped working. It doesn't show up in any app (& there's a bug in the new Google camera app - I can switch camera only if the HDR+ is on, but then it's stuck ...
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Multiple devices on a single Google account - App/Setting Syncing

I have a few Google Nexus devices that are all set up with the same Google Play account. They are all set to backup and restore and when setting up new devices they seem to pull down all the most ...
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Google Wallet Problem

I found out today my cc was under my friends google wallet instead of mine. I was wondering if I delete it from his wallet; will I be able to add it under mine and be capable of using it. I ask ...
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Why Dialer shows contact name and image, when contact is not in my address book?

Very often, when some unknown company is calling me, in couple of seconds I see its name and logo on standard Dialer's screen. Where does it take them, if I don't have this contact in my address book, ...
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Google mail servers not allowing email setup

We have a a handful of people helping us configure android phones. We'll get contracts for 500, 700, 1000 phones for example. Part of the configuration is setting up a gmail account on each phone. ...
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Nexus5 identified as Media Player (Device), instead of Storage Drive, Windows 7

I've had the Nexus 5 for a few months, and exchange files between my PC and the phone using the USB cable frequently. I also charge the phone using the USB connected to my PC. Usually, the window pops ...
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Removing all google data except the play store

My main android device is a phone. I recently aquired a tablet which I don't really use for email, calendars, etc. Therefore I want none of that data on the tablet. I have disabled sync for all ...
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Ive lost my phone how do i install an app on that stolen phone from my pc or laptop [duplicate]

Im working in the DRC an sombody stole my Samsung Gallaxy S4 from my car I want to block the phone so he cant use it any more
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“Google BroadcastListener” running for over 78 hours now

On my Galaxy S3 I have "Google BroadcastListener" running for over 78 hours now... Is it possible my ex is accessing it or something? Also, is this the reason my "record audio" won't work? It tells ...
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Can I Install Only The Google Account rather than the entire stack?

I am currently running an Aosp-based custom rom on Android 4.4.2 with zero bloatware, yeah, I detest bloatware. After going through struggles with the amount of resources Google's play services do to ...
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Cant access my samsung galaxy tab 3 for kids as my google account is blocked [duplicate]

My son has blocked my daughters Samsung galaxy Tab 3 for kids. It wont recognise my google account as it has exceeded the 5 tries. I have tried holding down the home, sound and power buttons and the ...
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How to pay for my kids apps?

Here is the story. I have two kids (5-7 years), they have their Android tablets... and I have the credit card. I have created two google accounts, each for one tablet. I want to buy apps for them, but ...
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Google Voice Search Activation

I was wondering if there was any way I could activate Google voice search simply by saying OK Google while using any app on my phone. I tried searching the XDA forums and couldn't find what I was ...
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Recovering data from broken android phone which is sent for replacement

Sent broken android phone to Sony customer care for replacement. I had the device encrypted with a 4 digit numeric pin. I erased it. I found when searching on Google that data can be recovered easily ...
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I have lost my MOTO E [duplicate]

My device has stolen by someone,,, i need to block the Device as completely useless Find the following IMEI Details, IMEI No.: 359299053253550 359899053253568
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Re-Installing google play [duplicate]

I got my google play and google play services deleted from my rooted phone.I had moved all the apps on internal apps to my partitioned sd card,which got corrupted.Tried installing google play apk and ...
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Proprietary software distributed along with Linux kernel

What is the licensing rationale behind distributing proprietary (copyrighted) software within a common smartphone's Android system? I mean software like device drivers (camera, GSM modules etc.) or ...