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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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Where CyanogenMod stores default settings? [on hold]

In what configure file(s) in the CyanogenMod source code the latest version of CyanogenMod (CM 12.1) stores global (not overlay) default (that used after clean installation) values of "Mobile data" ...
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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 a few days ago, and just noticed that the applications having their notifications blocked reset back when my phone is restarted. The Priority and ...
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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 ...
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How to add S/MIME certificate to samsungs native email app on galaxy s3

In my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 there is a builtin Email App. If i open the account configuration there is an option to sign outgoing emails. Configure Email Account > Security Options > Sign ...
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Where is Settings.apk on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (4.4.2)

I can't find Settings.apk file in /system/app directory. I use the latest stock firmware. Where can I find this APK on this device?
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How to know which contacts are sent directly to voicemail

I accidentally unlock my phone (Xperia M - not modded stockROM) in pocket and at least one contact got "sent calls directly to voicemail" setting. Is there way how to find contacts with this ...
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How do I go back to my original settings after installing Hola Launcher?

I just installed Hola Launcher on my HTC One m8 and it changed everything from my display to content settings. I would like to switch back to exactly how my phone settings were before installing Hola ...
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Add shortcut to toggle arbitrary Settings from homescreen

I need to add a shortcut to the option "S-Pen -> Disable S-Pen detection" (translated) to the home screen of a Samsung Note 3. How can this shortcut be added? The reason for adding the shortcut is ...
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Why don't I have a “users” setting? How to enable?

I've been fighting with this for over a year now. I keep finding instructions that say to go to Settings and click Users. I read that this setting is available on ALL 4.2+ tablets, but not some ...
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Modifying Xperia Z3 Home button quick-launch?

I recently purchased an Xperia Z3 Model #: 6603: Prior to now, the quick-launch-from-home utility (swipe up from home) has only contained quick access to Google. I really liked this, however in an ...
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Lost access to Settings and recovery after flashing custom ROM

i lost access and i need to restore factory to possibly return to clear the issue I recently moved a rooted system on both Beanstalk custom and SlimSaber (both KitKat 4.4.2) to Omni ROM 4.4.3, but ...
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how do I turn OFF Smart lock.

I was trying to secure me phone. I had turned on pattern. Then thought for extra security I would turn on Smart Lock. Note the pattern lock is gone. I want to feel that I can leave my phone on the ...
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how to change the storage from phone memory to internal storage?

Everytime I try to install anything from google playstore it says insufficient internal storage but actually it has internal storage. How can I solve this problem
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Disable WhatsApp Notification while watching Videos or Listening Music

Is it possible to disable WhatsApp Status bar notifications while watching YouTube videos on a Android device or while playing Music on Android device. I don't want to disable WhatsApp notifications ...
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Insufficient space - solution not working

I've looked at the solution for this and it doesnt work. Some information from my device Phone model V3+ Android version 4.4.2 Build number ALPS.JB3.MP.V1 Storage is set to SD card Preferred ...
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Where is this specific setting I forgot the name? Using Sony Xperia Z3, Android 4.4.4

While getting used to my new phone, an assistant showed up, asking me to configure some time settings regarding night & charging, time settings when I plug in/out my charger cable, and alarms, ...
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How do I expand the ring time for incoming calls?

I purchased the Moto G 2nd Gen recently after having Samsung Galaxy S3. Very happy with it but can never get to the phone in time to answer it. I am constantly calling people back. This is just from ...
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After I did a factory reset, I no longer can change lock screen wallpaper

My Samsung Galaxy S3 StraightTalk phone had to be factory reset. I had no problem changing the wallpaper on my lock screen before I fid the reset. Afterwards, no matter what I try, it will not change. ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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Quiet mode on Galaxy s4

How can I use quite mode on my Samsung Galaxy S4 during the hours of 22.00 to 07.00. I belive it is a setting issue but I can't seem to find the settings for it.
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Disable automatic network operator switch

I have a dualSIM phone with Android 2.3.5. The problem is that it automatically changes the network operator instead of warning me that there is no service. I was selected the operator with "Search ...
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Movement (Gyro) Input Reversed?

I have started to use cardboard for movies and VR. My problem is that the movement sensors seem reversed Meaning when I turn my head right the view moves left. Same with up and down. Have tried many ...
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Volume control: is there a really silent setting?

I like to listen to the radio in the background with earbuds. So I turn the volume down all the way, but in the lowest setting the volume is still about two to three times as loud is I want it to be. ...
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How to remove radio from quick settings in Asus zenfone 4

When i bought my phone it had only 4 icons highlighted in green and some others which could be removed in and were highlighted in blue but suddenly the radio icon appeared and i am not able to remove ...
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How Do I Change Pixel Density on Samsung Centura?

I changed pixel density from:480-500 in the build.prop, then I formatted my 'Samsung sch-s738c' with Android 4.0.4. Can you help?
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Laggy touch movement on a high end device

I'm using an Xperia Z1 Compact, and I've flashed Cyanogenmod on it, however, when I flash any non-stock ROMs on this phone, the sampling rate for touch movements is reduced to perhaps 20FPS, if that ...
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View which apps have accessed location data recently

I've heard that Android 5.0 (Lollipop) provides a way that users can view which apps have recently accessed location data. I'd like to list all apps that have collected my location information ...
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How to disable captive portal detection? How to remove exclamation mark on Wi-Fi or signal icon in lollipop?

When connected to the Internet, the system checks if it's in a walled garden, which is simply trying to connect to google. If it fails, in Android 5, there'll be an exclamation mark on the wifi icon ...
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Is there are way to change Android's default screen orientation?

I have a general purpose Android computer that has no sensors. It requires an external monitor to view output via HDMI. It always displays in landscape unless the app running specifies portrait. ...