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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay with a physical keyboard; how can I remap a spare key to send Esc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay running Android 4.1.2; it's an unusual phone because it slides open to reveal a built-in physical keyboard. The keyboard has no Esc key. It'd be nice to have one, so ...
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audio jack issue

I am facing issues with my audio jack: I can only hear on the right-sided earphone. How can I activate both sides? I'm using a Lenovo a7000, in case that's relevant.
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Will my phone have to be reactivated if i factory reset my android “LG tribute” boost mobile phone?

I want to know will i have to reactivate my phone since my phone is already currently on through boost mobile it is a LG tribute which i paid a full $35 for a prepaid plan on June 27,2015 it is now ...
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How can I use the stock Android settings app on an LG G2?

I've upgraded my LG G2 (AT&T D800) to Lollipop 5.0.2 and have been wanting to try out some new settings/features of the settings app. In particular I've been wishing I had the search feature to ...
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How do I reset my “home” location in my Google maps/ system?

I would like to reset my home location in my maps/nav system to a more accurate GPS position. How do I do that?
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Warning bar in “Settings - Data usage” is gone! A bug?

First, I'm currently using Android 5.1.1 on a Nexus 5, although this issue was already present when I was using Android 5.0. Now I'll explain what I mean by "not seeing the warning bar": Regularly, ...
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Prevent Android from using sdcard for apps and other system stuff on non-rooted moto g lte [duplicate]

I would like to have a clean removeable sdcard only for my files. Unfortunately my Moto G LTE (5.1.1) starts installing apps to the sdcard automatically. There is plenty of space left on the internal ...
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“Unable to Load Photo” when setting image as wallpaper via Google Photos

Trying to change my wallpaper from the android Settings app, I tap 'From Gallery' on the film strip at the bottom which launches Google Photos. From there I select the photo I want, and it returns to ...
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how to move photos to sd card on htc desire 310

hi i have a htc desire 310 and my phone memory is full and cant update apps. does anyone know how to move photos from my phone memory to sd card? Thanks
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Galaxy S6 settings widget

I want to add a shortcut to the tethering/mobile hotspot setting, but I can't find the settings widget. Does this not exists? Is there a way to add it to the quick settings (swipe down from top)?
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Missing “Download offline speech recognition” Setting Option on Nexus 9 Lolipop

I have a problem, like the title say I don't have the option in my voice setting "Download offline speech recognition". I decided to post it here because I don't find anything in internet after many ...
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when i try to download apps on my android (Samsung galaxy s2) it says ERROR while downloading. There is insufficient on external storage [duplicate]

it seems to me that it was a waste of money to bye GTA on my phone because it keeps on coming up with this annoying error. i will be very grateful if anyone could help me.
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phone number tag in SMS details

I have contacts with 2 phone numbers. One "work" and other "home". In my call logs it shows name and type of number (work or home), But in SMS it only shows name and number. Every time I have to check ...
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Andtech Touchtab 10.1 will not boot past the Allwinner logo

I own an Andtech Touchtab 10.1 inch running Android 4.4.2. Ever since the first day I got it the tablet started crashing with apps such as the default stock browser and Angry Birds. Then it started ...
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How can I change the search engine from Yahoo in the “Firefox Search” search provider?

When I installed Firefox yesterday, I immediately set my default search engine to DuckDuckGo and removed Yahoo from the list. Today, I discovered that Firefox has a search provider built in for when ...
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Settings crashes with “Unfortunately, settings has stopped” each time I try to select system update

Settings crashes on my samsung s4 sprint SPH L720 each time I tried selecting the system update. I really need to fix this problem ASAP. I tried factory reset for uncountable times but no result, I ...
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How to avoid that the navigation bar reappears when you touch the right side?

Is it somehow possible to disable the feature that the navigation bar with the home button reappears when i mistakenly touch the area where it appears? It is annoying since i'm playing a game where ...
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How to 'move' sygic maps to sd card

I've a new Lollipop smartphone (LG Spirit), i've Sygic Gps, but when i download maps, Android save it to internal memory. I've moved them to sd card (cut and paste), but when i start sygic it asks ...
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Program recognition by file type or extension

I like to read and study books. Some are epub, some are mobi, and some are pdf. I have Kindle reader app for mobi reader and Play Books for epub reader. I don't know if these are the best apps, but ...
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unfortunately settings has stopped when adding widgets to nova launcher

I have a problem with my launchers. Every time I try to add a widget in my Nova launcher it says Unfortunately settings has stopped. Not just Nova launcher, but I have this problem with every ...
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Note 4 screen locked

I had finger scanner on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but somehow it stopped working. Then with Android Device Manager, I was able unlock the screen with new password, and also registered with new finger ...
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How to make ringtone ring at high volume right from the begining in moto e?

My Moto E rings at low volume in the beginning of the ringing and slowly increases to high volume after some 4 or 5 seconds. I want the ringtone to be at high volume from the start? Is that ...
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Is it possible to force enable the battery saver mode in Android Lollipop?

It is possible to automatically enable battery saver mode in Android 5.0 when the battery hits 5 or 15%. However sometimes it would be nice to enable this mode by hand. e.g. when the battery is still ...
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What is the Enable lock screen notification in my Micromax a064

I have a Micromax Bolt A064 smartphone running on android 4.4.2. I know that KitKat have the option to enable lock screen widget in security. My phone doesn't support it. But that's not the problem. ...
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How much time it usually takes to switch Android runtime in KitKat?

I have Dell Venue 3830 and I plan to change its runtime from Dalvik to ART. It has Android KitKat 4.4.2. I have 12 gigs of apps. I want to try ART so I want to know how much time it takes to switch ...
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Android 5.0.2 dialer settings

I have no idea about coding and in-depth android settings. I installed a cutom ROM called Aurora on my Galaxy S4 I9500. It has the S6 Dialer and other S6 apps. There is a bug where the dialer's ...
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Why do US SIM cards slow down my Galaxy Note 3, and prevent system settings from opening?

I have a problem that seems specific to US SIM cards. They cause the performance of my Galaxy Note 3 to tank, and I can't get into the system settings at all, without rebooting my phone into safe ...
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Where are settings for `svc power stayon true` stored?

I want to make a simple utility where I can read the current setting for the stayon portion of svc, and also change it. I got changing the setting down, but how do I find out the current value of it? ...
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Bettery Saver setting not sticking

In Android Settings, under Battery, there is a setting called Battery Saver. On multiple devices, changing that setting to On simply results in it changing back to Off within a few seconds. What is ...
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Kill all running apps automatically

Is it possible to kill the running apps (SMS, browser, games ...) automatically by turn off the screen or during a certain period of time? My device is not rooted.
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Help how do i disable the status bar

I usually hand over my Samsung Note 3 to my kids to watch Netflix , videos and play games etc. I recently notice that my status bar will not take off, I looked at every settings option, and I can't ...
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no settings users on my galaxy android 4.4.2 tablet?

I don't see any way to manage multiple users on this device. From what I can find there is suppose to be a settings users menu item but it's not there?
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What are options for power button

I have Moto E (2nd Generation Android version 5.0.2) .I use power ON/OFF button to lock the smartphone phone or to go into the sleep mode. Due to frequent use of power ON button, the switch is not ...
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How long does an erase message sent from Android Device Manager last; when can I turn it back on?

I lost my phone recently and sent an erase message from Android Device Manager. I got my phone back and, because the battery was flat, it hadn't gone through. I had cancelled phone and had no WiFi, so ...
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Settings while debugging for battery optimization

I just got my new LG G2 4.4.2 and since I will debug in it a lot, I want to know what settings should I use in order to harm less my battery. While in debug mode, I have 5 options: Charge phone ...
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Further train Samsung Galaxy S6 fingerprint reader

I know that with iOS there's a trick that allows you to keep on entering your fingerprint for training after the basic mandatory set. Is there such a thing for Android with a Samsung Galaxy S6?
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Change theme on Samsung Galaxy Alpha

I have a Samsung Galaxy Alpha G850A and while I've been able to adjust a lot of settings including the wallpaper for the home screen, lock screen, etc I haven't figured out how to get rid of the ugly ...
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App notifications block setting not set after phone restart

I updated my Sony Xperia Z1's Android to Lollipop (official update from Sony) a few days ago, and just noticed that the applications having their notifications blocked reset back when my phone is ...
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Ring tone for “Moto G” after upgrading to Lollipop

If i go into the ringtone setting, it is displayed in a different language and unable to set the ringtone. Any solutions?
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Moto G on Lollipop is auto-locking the screen

After Lollipop update, Moto G 2nd generation phone is auto-locking even the time for autolock if undisturbed is set for 5 mins. Why and how to fix it?
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Why does gmail shows idle when I am signed out thus consuming data from my android core prime?

Going to Accounts and removing sync off does not help. removing the gmail app does not help as well. I am not logged on to my gmail account however when a friend checks their mail, finds me being ...
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Install another Settings app?

Is it possible to install a different settings app than the one my phone came with? Specifically, I'd like the official Google one.
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Android in Turkmen

Is it possible to use Android in the Turkmen language?
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How can I edit my phone number on the “My Info” profile?

Phone numbers in my country has migrated from 8 to 9 digits; but the number in the "ME" Profile, that is, the "My Info" profile is still 8, thereby missing 1 digit. I've tried to edit it, but it is ...
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WiFi network issue in Moto G

I want to connect to a WiFi network using my Moto G first generation. If I go to Settings and select WiFi, my mobile will stop responding and after 5 or 10 sec I will get a dialogue box that says ...
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Get to system settings in google now launcher

How do I get to the normal system settings? I seem only be able to find search settings.
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android 4.4 unable to set time zone

I got a new tablet (Asus memo 10) with Android 4.4. Spent a few hours searching for ways to fix the time zone (which is incorrectly set at Eastern time). People advise to go to Settings -> Date and ...
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Are there different results, depending on how you uninstall an Android app?

When uninstalling an Android app, is there any resultant difference between any of the following three procedures: Find the app in the Play Store, and select "Uninstall" or Open Settings, Select ...
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Initial backup set up didn't work on HTC One M9

I recently got an HTC One M9, and during the initial set up, it wanted me to set up somewhere to back the device to (in this case I selected my Google Drive account) but it just stayed on the waiting ...
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How do I prevent unauthorized accession of my data when my phone is connected to the internet ?

I have an Android smartphone and my data connection is always enabled. I often use browsers like Opera Mini and UC Web as they are faster than the inbuilt browser apps. I often use Mobile banking ...