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Resetting SMSC for Lollipop 5 SMS bug

Ok, so I tried to do this tutorial to fix the SMS bug that was keeping me from texting my buddy in Switzerland (I'm in the US using AT&T on a Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge with Lollipop v5.0.2); I ...
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Samsung Galaxy s6 Music Player Track Sort

Okay, I have tried google and here and cannot find the answer to this. When I transferred all of my music from my s4 to the s6, it worked correctly but all of the tracks are in reverse alphabetical ...
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How to turn off animation in Lenovo A6000 Plus [duplicate]

I am using Lenovo A6000 Plus smartphone. I want to turn off all the animations. But in Developer options there are only few options. The animation option is missing. I searched but I didn't find ...
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Is there a way to make an android phone only run one app and nothing else?

I want to take an old android phone and turn it into a dedicated calculator. In other words, I'd like to make it so I boot up the phone and my calculator app is running, and there is no way to access ...
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How to restore APN Settings?

I edited my Android phone's APN Settings. I did not have a back up of my APN Settings file [/system/etc/apns-conf.xml]as mentioned in this post. I deleted the Proxy and Port fields from my APN ...
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What is the label appears in Setting->apps->tap on app -> different sizes of app?

for example, Under the storage label - App, USB storage app, Data, SD card. How these size was handled by the Android system ? I have attached a screen shot. The flickOpic app is developed by me. the ...
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Is 32GB a hard limit for SDHC, even if the FAT32 format card is >32GB? [closed]

FAT32 drives can be larger than 32GB. If I format a 64GB SDXC card as FAT32, will all 64GB be recognized by SDHC devices that proclaim a 32GB limitation? Is the 32GB limitation "hard coded" or is it ...
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My screen lock is set to “PIN”, and I can't change it to “Swipe”. Why not?

I have tried to do the fix as suggested on here however my swipe option states it was disabled by administrator or something like that. Not sure how I even set a PIN in the first place. How do I ...
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S6 Android 5.0.2 account sync missing

I cant find option in ANdroid 5.0.2 to disbale or enable sync for a particular apps. Say i have 3 accounts and i want to enable contact sync just for one account, but in my case it is enabled for all ...
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Disabled MTP, cannot access setting to enable

I have an AOSP rom of android 5.0. I unchecked the MTP checkbox in the settings, all options turned grey, a few seconds later the activity closed and now I cannot open it again to enable MTP. I've ...
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Stay Awake Option Not Available M9

I am using the HTC M9, and when I go into "Developer Options" the "Stay Awake" option is grayed out. Why? How can I fix? What would cause this?
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Using SD Card with Android

I installed an SD card on my Unnecto Droid X phone. I can't get apps or data to store on it. I can see it there, when I look in Settings\Storage. I tried checking "save apps to card" and "let system ...
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How to access “Apps with usage access” setting on LG G3?

I have an LG G3 with Android 5.0, but I can't find this setting. I read it's in Privacy → Security, but the setting doesn't seem to there: Screenshot (click for larger variant)
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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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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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Moto X 2nd gen. randomly goes into Priority Mode

I own Moto X 2nd gen. and it goes into priority mode automatically. It is very annoying because the priority mode switches of my WiFi and reduces the phones ringtone volume. About phone (click the ...
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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 ...