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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 ...
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How to enable developer settings in android 5.1, instead of LOLLIPOP game

I want to access developer setting in my phone, but it is not showing all settings. It has developer options but there is only one switch button for switching Developer options and USB Debugging ...
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Turn off pin without pin

I've just got a new Android phone with fingerprint recognition. I set a fingerprint to unlock and a pin. For some reason I've forgotten the pin. I can unlock the phone fine with the finger print, ...
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What file system does the format option in settings > storage use?

I was wondering what file system Android will use when I format my (external) SD Card. Can someone enlighten me? Is it the one already used or exFAT or FAT32 or manufacturer dependent?
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Need some clarification on Developer Settings

We have a bespoke app that uses a WebView to play some locally stored CSS animations. I'd like to get full clarification on whether the following Developer options can have any impact on the ...
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Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, app settings and installed updates and installed apps after every reboot

After every reboot Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, some app settings and even some of installed updates and installed apps. I re-flashed the stock firmware, then applied all the OTA updates. ...
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XPrivacy - explanation of restriction settings

Maybe it's me but I don't understand XPrivacy's per-permission-settings. The legend sais first check box: restrict category or function second check box: restrict on demand first check box is ...
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Apps store settings/cache (the Android directory) on SD card even though it's not where they reside?

Phone: Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1 I would expect apps to store their settings/cache in a place where they reside, i.e. if app is on MMC the settings should be on MMC and if it's SD they should be ...
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Tasker - USB Tethering Context and/or Task

I want to be able to use USB Tethering as either a context or a Task in Tasker. How would I do this. Android Version: 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Tasker Version: 1.6u2 Other Important Stuff: I have the ...
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USB device exceeds power limits

OK, the android studio really drive me crazy. At first, AVD cannot launch and I have post my issue here to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/33417842/avd-not-running and failed to create new ...
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Not able to edit or remove hotspots created by ES File Explorer

I am using Lenovo A6000 Plus with Android KitKat. I created hotspot using ES File Explorer. (Click image to enlarge) Now I'm not able to remove that hotspot because I can't enter hotspot's edit ...
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Is there a way to switch my sent messages to the left and my received messages to right?

is there a way for that green message or my message to be on the left and john's message or received messages to the right?
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Why is my new OnePlus One lack of options?

I already have a OnePlus One phone and I'm trying to configure a new one for a friend. Both of the devices are updated to the version cm-12.1-yog4pas2ql-bacon and also have root. But for some reason ...
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Media Device (MTP) problem

I have USB Debugging on, whenever i set the USB Computer connection to MTP it just disappear in the Devices list, I set to PTP and it appears in the Devices list, help please.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab cannot switch apps, close browser, or boot in recovery mode

my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 (wifi) appears to boot normally, but then goes to a browser page saying "Web Page Not Available" then a link to http://orderprocessingengine.com/... a very long URL, which ...
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“Screen overlay detected” dialog?

I have a Nexus 5 phone and ever since I allowed a system update, it won't let me post pictures to Instagram. It keeps talking about turning off a "screen overlay", but then when I try to follow the ...
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How to reset phone (DROID TURBO) system settings without factory reboot? System UI has stopped working

So, a little bit of background. The worst part about this is that I'm pretty confident I know how to fix it, but I don't know how to go about doing the thing I need to do to fix it. Bear with me a ...
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How do I enable a keyboard if I can't open Settings?

Apologies for the long story, feel free to skip. :) So I goofed up pretty amusingly the other day. I bought a $10 LG Optimus Exceed, rooted it with Towelroot, then downloaded the jumobile System ...
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Settings shortcut widget in Galaxy Tab running Android 5.0.2?

I'm using Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 with Nova launcher. On widgets section, I don't have settings shortcut. Below is the screenshot. What I want is notifications log from that shortcut.
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Can't remove default app for an action in any way

The title is my problem. When I clicked on a song download link on the internet (mp3 file), it asked me whether to download or to play it. I clicked on "play" and "remember", which was the biggest ...
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Firefox for Android mysterious connections after turning everything off in settings

I created a user.js that incorporates support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and other tweaks, yet Firefox for Android still attempts to connect to several ...
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Options in Settings not persisting in Stock Android 5.1.1

I've Yu Yunique which comes with stock Android 5.1.1 installed. Some options in settings though being enabled in UI View aren't actually enabled. For instance, take Blacklist option. When I switch it ...
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No options to disable animations in Developer Options [duplicate]

I'm trying to disable animations in my android device. Its running on Android 4.4.2. I know how to disable animations from Settings > Developer Options. But unfortunately there is no option to turn ...
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Configure apps to store data on external SD?

I have a S5 with Cyanogenmod v12. I've gone through every setting screen I could find but was unable to locate where to tell the default Camera app to store pics/vids on SD instead of internal ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 compact w/ Android 5.1.1: how to change locale setting?

A few days ago I realized that something / someone partially changed localization settings on my (non-rooted) Xperia Z1c. Default language and locale is German / Germany ("de"), and to the day ...
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Why can't I adjust the brightness and the sleep time on my KitKat device?

Whenever I go to settings and to display, the brightness and the sleep buttons are faded out and I can't click them. I tried rebooting my phone and a factory reset but nothing works. I don't know what ...
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Change hardware name

I'm using official Android Emulator. When I run this I get: adb shell getprop | grep hardware I get [ro.boot.hardware]: [goldfish] [ro.hardware]: [goldfish] [ro.kernel.androidboot.hardware]: ...
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Incoming email goes to multiple Gmail accounts

I have 3 Gmail addresses. When I sign up to receive newsletters, updates, etc. from a site with Account #1, those emails come to Account #1 inbox but also to Account #2 inbox, but not Account #3 ...
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Won't accept typed English

My phone defaulted to an Asian character configuration so It will not accept typed English. I have tried all setting options that I know of. Help!
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Settings keep Crashing when going to “Accounts” tab

I have a problem with my phone because every time I go to Settings>Accounts, it crashes saying, "Settings has stopped." I went to safe mode to get there again, but it still crashes. Now, maybe the ...
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Where do I find the repeated notification settings?

When I setup my phone after a hard reset recently I choose to have notificiations repeat if I don't open them. At the time I thought it would be useful, in cases when I walk away from my phone for a ...
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“com.android.phone has stopped” after reboot, cured by changing Preferred Network — how to make permanent

Phone info: "Google Play Edition" Galaxy S4 - GT-I9505ZWG Android 5.1, build number LMY470.S008.150802 AT&T, Philadelphia After rebooting the phone, I get the "com.android.phone has stopped" ...
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How to remove Guest account on lollipop? [duplicate]

I'm on android 5.0.2 Cyanogen OS. One of the newest feature in lollipop is the multiple user accounts. However, I don't wish to have any other account other than the admin. Settings> Users doesn't let ...
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how do i set my moto g phone to lock out from deleting messages,

i want all messages on my phone to never be deleted so i can trackk all conversations that i have from being deleted by other users of my phone. my son keeps deleting all conversations on my phone ...
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Can't find reactivation lock option in Lollipop Note 3

I'm trying to find the checkbox that will let me disable the reactivation lock on my Note 3. I can't seem to find it under the security tab, under the Find My Mobile section. I have a Note 3 SM - ...
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Can’t enable the developer options of Samsung Galaxy Tab

I have several time tap on “Build Number” for 7 times but it does not show any toast message and also not enable the developer options. Where can we find the USB Driver for the Tab. I have Samsung ...
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How to enable Google Keyboard?

Following this suggestion I have disabled Google Keyboard application. My entire system has crashed and upon restart, I can't see that application in application list, so I could reenable it. How to ...
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Where is the device name stored?

When we configure the first boot set up we need to enter First Name and Last Name and then the name of the device turns to "First name Last name's G4" for example. I wonder where the "First name Last ...
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how to update Connoi TM105 from 4.0.4 to 4.2.2 or above?

This tab is having 4.0.4 Icreansandwithch os how to root or update it? Need help to update it.
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What's the difference between “Contacts” and “People details?”

In Settings -> Accounts -> Google, when I tap on my Google account, I see a "Sync settings" page with a list of different Google services that can be synced (App Data, Calendar, Drive, Gmail, Google ...
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How do I reverse “sync turned off” in my Google account?

Under the Settings -> Accounts -> Google, there's an account in the Accounts section and under that it says "sync turned off." When I tap on it there is a list of services that can be synced (e.g. App ...
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How to set signal strength threshold for switching WiFi on and off?

When the WiFi signal strength is low, the phone switches to a 4G network. When the WiFi signal strength is high, the phone switches to that WiFi network. This is normal behavior for any Android ...
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Samsung S4 Google Sync Settings Problems

When I am in settings, Accounts, Google, myemail@gmail.com, I see "Sync turned off. I select it and get a list of things I can sync. I can hit each and sync it, but there are no check boxes to auto ...