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External storage media setting

I have a samsung Galaxy S4 with an external 64Gb class 10 micro SD card. How can I set the settings to have all media (photos, movies, music) stored automatically in the external card when a pic is ...
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Security options greyed out

There was a great thread on the same subject. Security options grayed out I am in the same situation where I need to keep the certificates on the android phone. And the ActiveSync certificates ...
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How do I disable the 'click' sound on the camera app?

When I take a picture it makes a 'click' sound. As this is default behavior, I would like to turn it off. Is there a setting to do so; or if I find+delete the sound file, will there be repercussions? ...
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Cannot access library e-resources on campus

I own a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet(Wi-fi only model) featuring Android 4.1.2. My problem is that I cannot access and use library e-resources on campus although I have my tablets MAC address registered ...
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I want a smart phone that I can lock in DNS settings. Is Android “the one”

It is all about being the internet boss. I want to be able to lock in or password protect the DNS settings to OpenDNS, so I can have a safe smartphone, that my kid can use with no fear of accessing ...
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How to set Now SMS as default SMS app?

I have Nexus 7 2013 LTE with Android 4.4.2. I want to set Now SMS as the default SMS app but I have not been successful. After choosing it as the default, the popup is still shown next time I start ...
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how to add hebrew to my Samsung s4? [duplicate]

I have bought a new samsung s4. I try to change the OS settings to be in hebrew. I remembered how to do it from another s4 my sister has. Went to settings --> Languages and input ---> but there was ...
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How can I change the default location for bluetooth file transfers?

I have an Android 2.3 device (Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, S6102) and want all files that I receive via bluetooth to save to my SD card. How can I do that?
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How to configure HTC Desire for 3g connectivity in Peru?

How can I configure an unlocked HTC Desire for 3g connectivity in Peru? I have managed to add an APN so that I have EDGE but I would like to use Claro's 3.5g. I also have an iPhone with the same ...
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Can I route a call via SIP based on a phone number using native SIP android?

My Android 4.x phone supports SIP. However, the options when to use the "Internet calling" are very limited: "For all calls", "Only for Internet calls", "Ask for each call". I would like to use ...
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How can I get to Settings if there is no physical settings button?

I just got a Samsung S5 and it has a physical Back, Home and Task Manager button. No settings button ... some apps I use do not have a settings button (I guess it sees the physical buttons and assumes ...
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Issue with woman's voice reading out the txt on my AT&T LG2

Someone help me, please?! I've got that obnoxious woman from the navigation app as a personal announcer of everything I view online. Idk what setting I accidentally activated or app I downloaded ...
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If you unlock you don't have to unlock again in X time

Is there a way to have my phone stay unlocked for some period of time after I have unlocked it once (via PIN, pattern or whatever). In other words, if I unlock my device with my PIN, if I turn the ...
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Manually changing shared_prefs and forcing app to update to it?

I've been trying to figure out if it's possible to disable/enable GO SMS popup notifications via something like Tasker. I came across the following line in /data/data/com.jb.gosms/shared_prefs/com.jb....
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Hide developer settings from menu [duplicate]

Most of us will know that tapping "build number" a few times in "about device" gives us access to developer settings. Is there a way to reverse this, and hide developer settings from the menu without ...
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Voice command when switching pages on home screen

On the main home screen when I slide between the different pages, a voice says "page 1 of 2" "page 2 of 2" etc. This also happens when my phone is on silent mode and out of driving mode. How can I get ...
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samsung grand duos 9082 doesn't see that my SD card is encrypted on it and there is no option to decrypt

I encrypted my samsung grand duos 9082 and then my SD card, using the settings for encryption. But then, to unlock screen, I decrypted my handset and I unlocked it by my samsung account. Then, the ...
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Change Phone name on Nexus 4

When I look into the logs of my router, I have trouble identifying my own phone. How can I change the name of my phone, on my nexus 4 running latest Android OS, without rooting it? Is it even ...
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How does the new “Brightness adjustment” setting work on CM11?

Cyanogenmod 11 has a new settings for Automatic brightness. Screenshot (click to enlarge) I am curious how exactly "Brightness adjustment" and "Adjustment sensitivity" work. I tried to find the ...
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Where are Android settings stored?

I have to set up 50+ plus phones for my company, and I am allowed to root the phones. Each phone needs to have the exact same WIFI SSID's / passwords, account / privacy settings, brightness, input ...
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Spontaneous reset with complete loss of all personal data and settings

Yesterday my LG G2, running Android 4.2.2, spontaneously rebooted, and it showed the welcome wizard applications that you use when activating your phone for the first time. After skipping most of the ...
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Install adb enabled setting from zip

Is it possible to make a zip file, similar to the one that installs GApps, that stores ADB debug mode as a system setting? Maybe somehow modify a system bootup script to change the ADB debug mode ...
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I can't connect to server via PAW server app? Why not?

I have installed PAW server, and it says to open the provided IP address in a web browser and port number to configure the server (from device itself). I try it, and the page loads for a minute or so ...
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Xperia U ST25i (Android 2.3.7 - Gingerbread) - Where is Developer Options?

There is some way to active developer options in 2.3.7? When I bought my Xperia U, they came with developer options and 2.3.7 android. How it works? I tried press 7 times on build number and those ...
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How to configure internet access in Virtual Device

My development machine is behind a proxy and Eclipse can access internet with no problem (the SDK Manager is downloading / installing packages and my proxy is configured in Eclipse). When I start a ...
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Lock down 'receive text messages' setting

I recently got a shock on my phone bill when it showed over a hundred texts received by the standard text messaging app. I had been receiving these solely through Google Voice, specifically to avoid ...
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Change system font on 4.2.2

On my GT-I9105P with 4.1.2 there was a section in the Settings where I could change the system font. But now I've done the 4.2.2 upgrade and the Settings have been redesigned I can't find any option ...
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Unknown Tag Type collection

Since purchasing my Samsung Nexus S I have been bombarded by 'New Tag Collected' Tag Type 'Unknown'. I have since learned how to turn this off, but I was wondering what these Tags are and where are ...
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Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III (Ice Cream Sandwich) from the Motorola Droid Bionic (Gingerbread). On my Bionic, there was a "Stay Awake" check box that made it so my "Screen will never ...
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APN doesn't save in Tablet AOC Breeze

I have a tablet AOC Breeze model MW0712 with Android 4.1.1. When I want to save an APN I do: Settings -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names -> New APN But after editing the APN settings, there ...
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Secure Galaxy Star GT-S5282 using simcard change alert

How can I secure my Samsung Galaxy Star GT-S5282 using the simcard change alert option. In other words, when a simcard is inserted in my phone a notification SMS is sent to other phones.
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Settings screen appears all of a sudden

Sometimes I'm not even touching my phone, sometimes I'm using it. It just goes to the settings screen without me telling it to do it. I'm on a Galaxy Note 3
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install from source not possible

Generally in Linux we install applications from source with ./configure make make install I am supposed to run these steps in Android to install few source tars. How can I get required libraries ...
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Is there way to switch between proxy settings on ICS?

I have an Xperia S running 4.0.4. I often need to switch to a proxy for accessing a test server. I can do this fine by modifying my Wifi connection, selecting to show advanced options and then ...
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How can I change password for my Exchange settings

Due to corporate policy, I was forced to change my domain password, which impacts also the access to Exchange server. Now I need to update that password also in my Android phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.1....
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Xposed module for home key configuration while phone is locked [closed]

Is there an Xposed module for configuring the home key behavior (and maybe other hw keys) while the phone is locked or in sleep state, and will it also affect the home button default unlocked ...
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Settings related to reading QR codes

I wanted to use the Google Authenticator app to set up two factor authentication. However when I click on the button to scan a QR code, it opens up a camera with 'NAB Banking' at the top (my internet ...
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Change Margins on Kobo App

I've recently installed the Kobo App for Android on a Galaxy Mega running Android 4.2.2. The default margin width is way too big for my liking. Is there are way to change the margin setting? I can ...
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Where did the SIP settings go to on my LG Optimus 4X?

About 3 months ago I bought my LG Optimus 4X HD (aka P-880), which shipped with Android 4.0.3. I searched the settings up and down, and was quite surprised there were no SIP settings available. I'm ...
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Is there any way to tell my tablet to ignore pixel density?

The pixel density of my tablet is 166.66666... (infinite 6) ppi. It has a pixel density much higher than my PC and should read perfectly, but reading is a pain because the pixels that are set by ...
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MTS N790 APN setting for GSM Network

I have MTS N790, it is a dual sim mobile one is CDMA and other is GSM .Now I have one mts CDMA sim and one Aircel GSM sim .Here I can not set access point setting for GSM sim. I can add new apn for ...
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Is there an app for quickly toggling between different settings presets / profiles?

I am aware of apps such as Power Toggles, Extended Controls etc.. All of there however allow you to toggle each setting as a separate entity. I was wondering if there is an app which allows you to ...
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How to setup an Android tablet for use by an older person

I consider myself fairly competent with tech, but I am more of an Apple guy so I had very limited exposure to Android, so far, and my problem is that I want to set up an Android tablet (Acer Iconia ...
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How to disable AEC (audio echo cancellation) on Android 4.2?

For some of my experiments, I need AEC to be disabled. Are there audio modes (loudspeaker, headset, bluetooth) when AEC is definitely disabled? Are there any platform-specific options for MTK65xx ...
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Where are the developer options in Android 4.2?

I wanted to access the developer options to enable adb access on Android 4.2 but cannot find it. How can I enable that? Once I've activated the menu, how can I hide it again?
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What exactly is backed up if I select app data in the sync options?

Here, app data, what exactly is backed up if I check this option? If I uninstall an app, and re-install it, will its data (like my progress/score of a game app) restored?
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Is it possible to turn off radio without turning of wifi on Lenovo k900? [duplicate]

I am currently having a look at the power consumption of a lenovo k900 phone and on the hardware side it seems Radio and Screen is using most of the power. I am planning to use wifi but not the radio....
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How can I get to my privacy settings on a older version (1.6.4) of the Facebook app?

Hi i am using an older version of facebook (1.6.4) on my Motorola Razor Droid, and i can't figure out how to get to my privacy settings. Can someone please help. I like the version and dont want to ...
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Texts automatically converted to MMSs

Information of my device samsung galaxy GT-S5830i android 2.3.6 baseband version S5830iXXMD1 kernel 2.6.35.7 gingerbread.xxmd1 my phone has recently started automatically converting SMSs to MMS, ...
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Cannot set up a yahoo email account with @yahoo.com.au address (.au not accepted)

The mail app on my Samsung note does not allow me to set up my email account with the full Yahoo address: it does not permit adding the .au at the end of the address. If set up the account like this, ...