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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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“Android OS” uses a lot of data in background, how to turn off it?

I have already read this and this but can't stop the automatic update. I currently use Samsung grand 2 dual (SM-G7102) android 4.3 and use droidwall with “Restrict Background data” but the android ...
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What will happen if I “Clear data” for the “Settings” app? (com.android.settings)

I'm on a stable (Installer) build of Cyanogenmod 11 on a Galaxy Nexus, and for a while I've not been able to access 'Settings' at all - tapping on it to try to open it, gives me a "Unfortunately, ...
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Android 4.2: How to get the Easter Egg, a new daydream, and Developer options?

How can I get the Easter Egg hidden in Android Jelly Bean? How could I use that Easter Egg to enable a hidden daydream in Android 4.2? How can I enable the Developer options, hidden by default in ...
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Find Touch Calibration Wizard

My touch calibration has gone off. I've a Huawei G610s and I can't seem to find where the touch calibration wizard is, so I can restore the responses of the phone.
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Can't get rid of icons with green locks on them

I would like to know how to get rid of these icons with the lock, every other app just goes but not these three. I used the small broom icon but these remained there and it didn't happen before. I'm ...
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Repeat notifications for users on-call?

For people who are on-call and use android phones. What's the best way to repeat notifications until acknowledged? If an alert comes through at 4AM I may not hear one beep. But it would be nice ...
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how to 'cancel' automatic standby while reading?

I look for an app/a setting that allows me to cancel/revert (automatic) standby more easily than by pressing the power button. I think of something like turning off the screen for a few seconds ...
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How to configure lock screen shortcuts

How can I customize / add shortcuts of the "lock widget" in the lock screen? I mean the camera and phone icons: I checked the settings, but I can't find any relevant option: I am using Android ...
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How to show “sent” timestamp in messages app

With both my previous HTC One S phone's default OS and the cyanogenmod I put on it a few months later, it was possible to choose the time stamp that shows under received messages in the default ...
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Wifi direct transfer path

Is it possible to receive files on memory card during wifi direct transfer ? Is it possible to change wifi direct send/receive settings ? Case is like I need a file from another android phone to my ...
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Android 4.4: Messages plays music when mail arrives on Galaxy S5?

My Message App (Notifications) plays a song forever when a mail arrives? I can't find this setting to change or turn off music to be played in Messages. I can't even find the music track that ...
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my S3 won't connect to my home wifi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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Google Maps History

I am an active Google Maps user and use the History feature extensively. I recently changed by gmail password using my laptop and changed it to sync on my Android Samsung phone. My History list is ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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Can't find Wifi Direct option in settings

I have Sony Live with Walkman mobile phone, Android version 4.0.4. I can't find WiFi direct option in settings. There are only mobile networks, tethering/portable hotspot and two more useless options ...
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How do I connect my Galaxy Y GT-S5360 via USB to my Mac?

I cannot connect my Galaxy Y phone to my MacBook for mass storage using a USB cable. I have installed Android File Transfer software but it does not detect my phone when I connect it. I believe I have ...
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How to make the phone stop launching preset applications when the phone is locked

I use Android 4.4.2, phone LG G2 mini. On the back of the phone, there are stupidly placed buttons, which keep being pushed in my pocket. Unfortunately, there are applications mapped (manufacturer ...
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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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how to turn on/off automatic date/time settings

I would like to be able to turn the automatic date time settings on and off from tasker. I don't see a way to do this directly but I can use tasker to issue a shell command. I know I can just use ...
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Turning off cell broadcast messages in HTC One X Plus

I have been receiving about 50 flash sms a day, with my service provider name TIM RS 51, from the number 50. As I read here, it might be a issue with activating and deactivating cell broadcast on the ...
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Settings app: 'Unfortunately, Settings has stopped.'

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Cyanogenmod 11 11-20140225-SNAPSHOT-InstallerXNPQ09P-maguro Android 4.4.2 KitKat with CWM 6.0.4.7. It's a stable installer build. For a while now I have been ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on

I have seen this problem on a Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Bluetooth is switched on unexpectedly. It can be turned off, but will come back a minute or so later. Googling around, it seems that this could be ...
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How to view the android service menu (secret menu)?

Most of the mobile manufacturers include a hidden service menu in their mobile handsets. These menus allow users (or developers) to access some technical information and service personnel to access ...
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Advanced camera settings on Nexus 5

I have a nexus 5, with android 4.4.4. How can i change advanced camera settings? (iso, shutter speed etc...)
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How can I programmatically backup Android phone's settings?

I was wondering if I could programmatically backup my Android phone's settings. The "PHONE"'s settings and not application settings.
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Persist Background Process Limit setting

Is it possible to persist the Background Process Limit setting? It's lost upon reboot and reverts to Standard Limit. Settings \ Developer Options \ Background process limit Android 4.0.3
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Allow “unknown sources” from Terminal without going to Settings App?

I have a corrupted Settings app in CyanogenMod and have a possible idea to restore a backup of it (App and Data) in Titanium Backup. But it's currently set to not allow "unknown sources" so Titanium ...
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Can't pass the initial setup wizard on SG3 with broken screen digitizer

So i burned digitizer on i9305 by flashing corrupted recovery. Then i flashed new working custom ROM and recovery, after Stock JB tried some KitKats like MoKee, Omni, CyanOgen 10/11 but i'm facing the ...
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How can I get the Unknown Sources option on my Dell Streak?

I want to install one application which is not in the Market. I know that if I want to do that I should switch on the "Unknown sources" option, but I don't have "Unknown sources" on my Dell Streak. ...
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How to adjust S Pen pressure sensitivity on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1?

A little background on me: I'm a professional cartoonist and have been working digital for about 20 years. I've had numerous Wacom devices & currently enjoy a Cintiq 21UX (older model). I also ...
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trouble shooting with the encryption lock

Ok so I was messing around with my phone and thought the encryption thing would be cool but now I cant change the lock to a pattern or a face unlock which I am really ticked off about. I want to get ...
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Trust Agents in Android L Preview

When browsing to Settings - Security - Trust Agents, it says: No available trust agents. Is this function not implemented yet, or do I have to install an external application? I'm talking about ...
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Dual SIM: Disable telephony features on second SIM

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (GT-S7582) with two SIMs. I'd like to use one of those SIMs for everything telephony related, the other SIM for everything data related. I managed to set the first ...
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Cannot find packet data in Samsung Galaxy S

Where can I can find 'packet data' on my phone, and how can I use internet when I'm on the road?
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No option for “mobile network” on Dell Venue 8

My friend has bought new "Dell Venue 8 3830" tablet with Android JellyBean 4.3. Now we want to connect a 3g dongle (D-Link) via a micro-usb cable which came with it. When i connect the dongle to the ...
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I can't see all “Settings” on my Samsung galaxy tab 4

when I open the "Settings" tab on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, it does not display all the settings. The only "settings" I can see are in the attached photo. So I can't change "Language" or "add accounts", ...
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Backup Notification Led (Pulse Light) Configuration

I recently switched from CyanogenMod to Paranoid Android on my Nexus. I knew I would lose most of my settings, but I felt rather stupid when I realised I had lost all of my carefully defined Pulse ...
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How do I reset the input language to English when I can't read the current language?

I have a Nexus 4 with the latest OS. I accidentally set the input to Arabic. Now I don't know how to reset to English. I tried re-booting but it did not revert to English. I would like to avoid a ...
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disable autocomplete on galaxy s4

I have the Galaxy S4. Is there a way to turn off the Autocomplete on the dialpad so that the numbers that I dont have saved in my phone won't pop up?
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What is “Easy mode” (during initial phone setup) and are there any problems with it?

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy Core Duos running Android 4.1.2, and put a new sim card in it. The phone has taken me through some initial set up screens for a Samsung account, Gmail account, and ...
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Temporarily adjust message alert and call volume

I can't be the only person with the problem that you temporarily turn down the volume of your calls and texts (in a quiet place), and then three days later it's still quiet and you miss alerts. Is ...
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Put six quick-toggles in Note 3 menu

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The 'slide down menu' [1] can be configured with 'quick-toggles' [1] at the top. A maximum of five 'quick-toggles' can be displayed at any one time, with the remainder ...
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Google Nexus 7: I can't manage my device administrators

Can someone please help me? I've installed the McAfee protection on my tablet and later changed it to Kaspersky. When trying to deactivate McAfee as device administrator it didn't work. Therefore now ...
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Android Service Menu without dialer

Following this question about how to access the service menu on android, I started wondering how to do such a thing, if there is no dialer app available (android tablet without gsm.) In my case ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

The mobile data cycle (Settings -> Data usage) looks quite arbitrary. Since I have changed my data plan, now the new cycle should start at the first day of the month instead of the 6th. How can I ...
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what does the “disable” button do?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "disable". What does this button mean? What ...
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Default Photo Chooser in Kik [duplicate]

I accidentally made Photos my default Photo thing for Kik and I want to change it to Gallery or no default at all. Since I accidentally clicked it I didn't have time to read how to change it back. How ...
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Where are IP addresses stored on Android?

Where are IP addresses stored on and Android device? In what location on disk, or otherwise; how are they stored?
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Where to change country information at Samsung App Store?

How can i change the country of Samsung App Store? i can't download any apps, because they said that "its not available for my country"? Shows the following error I have searched the internet for ...