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How can I disable 'factory reset' function?

This is not a duplicate as I'm not trying to protect it against being stolen. I'm trying to protect it from tech illiterate people that keep resetting it. I basically need to make it so that I can ...
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Settings app crashes while adding widgets

I am using Lenovo K3 Note with go launcher, a few days ago I tried to add a widget to home but I got "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". This error only appear when adding system multi cells ...
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Change system settings on all launch and close

Is it possible to change an Android system setting upon a certain app's launch and close? More specifically my ROM has an option to switch between on-screen nav buttons and hardware buttons (OnePlus ...
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No Text to Speech Settings in ICS

I have a Xolo A500 phone running a custom ICS 4.0.4 ROM. I have installed some TTS apps like Google TTS and SVOX but I am unable to select either of them. There are no TTS settings inside Settings. ...
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Google play unable to update (New question 2016)

Note : I know myself that this question was asked several times earlier in the past, But those solutions never helped me. Let me brief. Problem : Unable to update/Install google play store apps This ...
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Adobe Flash Player Settings for Android

Android Browsers don't have Mic & Cam Settings , is there a way to solve the problem? on Computer: on Android: but its just a white screen on Android Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, ...
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Gestures setting on LG G3 running Android Marshmallow

I have LG G3, now running on Android Marshmallow. Prior to Marshmallow, I had this setting under Settings - Gestures. Now, I can't find it on Marshmallow. Did LG remove it? If not, where is it?
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Access Android native settings manager

I got a Lenovo K3 Note with Android Lollipop 5.1, my problem with this phone is the hugely modified Android system. For example, there's no Settings > Applications or Settings > More menu in the ...
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Where is the database to save android volumes

In android settings database, we can see below items: <setting id="96" name="volume_music_bt_sco_hs" value="15" package="android" /> <setting id="4" name="volume_alarm" value="6" package=...
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Disable Daylight Saving Time (DST)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6. This year I'm doing an experiment wherein I do not participate in Daylight Saving Time (DST). However, my phone automatically adjusts itself for DST. How do I disable this?...
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Reset the font to common/original font style

I have sony xperia miro (i.e st23i) and it appears to be using a custom font: How can I change the font? I just bought it, it's not rooted yet (I tried the terminal root check app to check it)
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Contacts Storage vs Contacts

I am really confused about the contacts applications on my android phone.When i added a new contact, i know it creates a new database under data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases and adds ...
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Enable only mic in headset

I want to use only the mic in the headset I have tried Apps such as Soundabout but it allows you to disable the mic only in the headset while i want to disable the speaker in it The real problem is ...
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Edit phone number associated with device / SIM

On my device, when I check the phone number through Settings > About Phone > Status > SIM Status, the phone number is incorrect. I ported my number over when I took out a new contract so I guess this ...
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Android 4.2.2 Use Dvorak On-Screen Keyboard Built-in [duplicate]

Dvorak keyboard layout on stock Android is related, but it seems that things have changed since that answer was issued. I'm using Android 4.2.2, and would like to enable the dvorak on-screen keyboard. ...
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Require fingerprint to answer call?

A friend has a problem with other people answering their phone and thereby intercepting their calls. Is anybody aware of an app, setting, or Android distro that requires a fingerprint swipe to answer ...
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HTC One won't stop vibrating!

I need help trying to turn vibrate off on my HTC One. I have done a ton of research, called customer support, and asked questions of people familiar with cell phones, and nothing has worked! I went ...
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Developer options reset after reboot

Anyone have any idea why certain developer options (e.g. Disable HW overlays) seem to reset whenever rebooting the device, and/or how to resolve it?
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Where is the settings option to Divert or block incoming calls

Where can I find the option to divert and block incoming calls on my mobile. I was unable to find it. It is available on all mobiles. Where is it in Android? Android version: 5.0 Lollipop Mobile ...
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Where are selected ringtone configuration is stored?

I would like to know where the selected ringtone and notification sound is stored. I know that the ringtone files are stored in /system/media/audio/. What I'm trying to figure out is where the ...
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How to delete one's region in WeChat?

In the Android WeChat messenging app, it is possible to set up a region in one's account settings (Me -> tap user name -> Region). This region setting is then shown to all contacts in one's profile. ...
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Configuring Standard SMS App under Fire OS 4.5.5.1, receiving SMS works, sending not

On a new Kindle HDX 8.9 (3rd generation) no SMS app was installed. I now have installed and tested a number of Kindle/Google/Android SMS apps, but have the same problem with all of them: I have to set ...
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How to configure (remap) keys of gamepad on Phone

I connected a gamepad to my Note 3. It recognized it out of the box, but some buttons are swapped, e.g. when I press the L1-Button, it is recognized as Y, and when I press Y it is recognized as X. Is ...
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How to fix sudden charge drop in stand by?

I have an android device running Lollipop 5.1 (the brand is local in my country) which has a battery draining problem in stand by mode. It drains about 10% of battery every hour or so without ...
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'Languages and Input' sub-setting crashes Settings, need to enable it to install keyboard

Alright so I try to get into the 'Language and Input' sub-setting on the 'Settings' menu, and when I click on it a message appears saying: "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped working". This only ...
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Cant update Android 4.4.2 on rooted Thomson QM736 tablet

I cannot find System Update in settings. Is this because it is rooted? Manufacturer: Thomson Model Number: QM736-8G(HD)
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How do I uninstall a browser

Can I disable/ uninstall the browser that came with the phone without disabling another browser I have installed? How do I do it?
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Removing browser ICON from home screen

Is there a way to remove the browser ICON from my home page?
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Developer switch greyed out on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Lollipop 5.0.2

I have successfully entered Developer Mode and yesterday I was successfully connected to my laptop and running apps I was developing in Android Studio. Today the Developer Options are still visible ...
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How to enable Caller ID?

In my phone(Lenovo a369i) the Caller ID option is greyed out(disabled). Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID How to enable it?
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Telephone function disabled

Android 4.2.2 Dual sim I couldnt make call with my smart phone. when I check my sim status, call function is disabled in both sim slots. I can use my phone for internet and whatsapp phone. how to ...
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Is there a more efficient way to turn mobile hotspot on / off? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the number of steps needed to turn mobile hotspot on or off. Currently it's unlock, then five taps. Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I did find this question, but it's from ...
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Screen stuck in 3D

My screen is stuck in 3D mode and I can't get it off? What can I do? I have tried different settings and reboot. I tried changing brightness but it's still 3D.
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Stock android camera app. How to prevent default settings from taking over

I'm on Android 5 KitKat but I've seen this in Android 4.x as well. The stock camera app has the settings for contrast sharpness brightness etc. I always want the sharpness to be maximum along with ...
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voicenotifier app has altered my phone ||

I have Motorola 2nd gen E mobile. Apps Hola launcher and Go SMS are my preferred apps. I wanted to have a separate notifier for email (Gmail) on my mobile other than SMS text notifier. Reading ...
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Is there a way to fine tune locale settings?

I have had this question for quite a long time and I hope that it can actually be done. I live in Greece, but I mainly use my Android (Lollipop 5.0.2) mobile phone in English (US). The reason is that ...
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How to avoid apps pausing when I switch to another app (Nexus 5; Android 5.0.1)

I want to use google navigate and my podcast app (Doggcatcher) at the same time. Until recently, I could start google navigate, then go to the home screen, start Doggcatcher, and begin playing a ...
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theme chooser for cm 12 broken/disappeared after update?

On my Xperia Z1 compact and cm 12 I used the Dark Material theme. Then after a recent update it was disabled 'after too many app crashes'. I tried to set it again but now every time I go to settings->...
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Enable Landscape rotation quick settings toggle on unrootable Moto G (maybe using ADB?)

Pretty much what the title says. Apparently the Moto G only has Auto-Rotate and Portrait rotation locking allowed, and I was wondering if there was a way to enable Landscape rotation. I know that ...
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How do you get to the hidden phone settings on Android 5.0

I have a Galaxy S4 running lollipop and the old way to get to this menu was *#*#4636#*#*. How do you do it in other lollipop devices?
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How to edit hidden settings from Developer options?

I have a chinese tablet with very specific Android 4.4.2 ROM - it's Developer options menu has only USB debugging available, and all other settings are hidden. The problem is that i switched off the ...
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My Mobile data switch is missing from my main Settings screen. How do I get it back?

I used to have 4 toggle switches right on my main Settings screen: Airplane mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Mobile data. Now the Mobile data switch is gone, and I don't know where it went. It's been ...
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Calendar basic want to disable [closed]

I keep getting calendar notifications that there are no events, no matter what I try I cannot disable the calendar. Tried settings a number of times no luck!!
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Can I get a non-blinking caret?

I'm looking for a configuration setting for turning off caret (text cursor) blinking. I've got a Galaxy Tab A with Android 5.0.2. If there's no UI setting, is there a config file I can edit? I'll ...
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Stop Android from displaying “Install blocked” prompt

I am continually getting prompts for installing apps, such as Clean Master and or 9 apps on my Android phone. I turned off the option "Install apps from unknown sources" in security settings but ...
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Missing “Easy Mode” from Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

I bought this phone for my grandparents. The salesman at the store told me that this phone would be great for old people who are new to smart phones. Any idea where to find this "Easy Mode" or "Simple ...
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How do I sever the connection between an account and my phone?

I have a Note 4, and recently I signed into a certain account so I could do something, nothing important, so I'd rather not say. Then, I removed it by going to Settings> Accounts> (Accountname, or ...
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How can I disable or delete a 4 digit VPN password I accidentally set in my ZTE SPEEDS N9130 phones settings after tapping on VPN?

I did this 2 days ago not realizing what I was doing. It has caused a "numeric keypad like" to be present on my phones screen everytime I go to do anything at all with the phone. It won't allow me to ...
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Dialer not working

i hve been using yureka with lollypop android version. whenever i receive call dialer does not appear and i cant pick the phone. when i tap the dialer icon it shows the menu to return the call. then ...
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Need to reset/reformat the Mikona MHTMID-B718DC8-B tablet

I need to reset my Mikona tablet to factory settings, except unlike in the advice I've found in and around, this tablet doesn't have volume keys, so that rules that out. It also doesn't have an ...