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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 memory....
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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 numbers,...
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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 inbox....
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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 ...
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How to use different APNs for different apps?

I want to use a global APN for all apps and a different APN for just Chrome, is this possible?
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How to apply changes to keyboard layout without reboot

After playing with keyboard layout at /system/usr/keylayout/.. the changes are take effect only after a system restart. How to apply the changes immediately ? Additional details Phone : Samsung ...
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Native Support for Settings Profiles

Does anyone know if stock Android natively supports settings profiles, or if there is any plan to do so? To be clear, I am not talking about the user profiles feature that was introduced in Lollipop, ...
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How to troubleshoot “okay google everywhere” missing from voice settings?

This is what I see: (Click image to enlarge) And this is what I would like to see: I am using Motorola Moto G 3rd generation (2015), 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage; XT1541 I have already tried a few ...
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Disable Notification Vibration for Specific Apps

I would like to change a setting for my Android (v5.1.1) to make my YouTube app show notifications (on the Lock Screen and Status Bar as it currently does), but without vibration and sound. That is, ...
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Change sim preference to call particular person in Dual sim

I recently changed the second sim and I want that second sim to call for the particular person by default, previously I have set the first sim to do that action, Now I want to set those settings to ...
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Change Android USB Device Name for Windows Explorer

When I connect a Motorola Moto E (gen 2) using USB to a Windows 7 computer, the phone is shown in Windows Explorer as "MotoE2(4G-LTE)" which is a bit techie, but I know immediately what it is. When I ...
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Disappearing Emails

Only recently, emails cannot be seen once they are read. I am not using pop, only IMAP, and they are not deleted from the server. Also if I search I can find them again. I cannot find a setting that ...
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Set TreehouseGO app to use the memory card for downloads?

I installed the TreehouseGo app on my wife's Galaxy S4 phone so that she can entertain our daughter while she goes on a trip with her. However, when I tried to download some episodes, I found that ...
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Why are the app labels missing in “all apps” list?

My "all apps" list doesn't show the app names and I have no idea how I turned it off. Because I'm using a theme I have a really hard time figuring out what icons belong to which apps. Screenshot (...
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What is GlanceViewMk

I found an app called "GlanceViewMk" within my notification and sounds settings menu. If I allow it, "GlanceViewMk will be able to read all the notifications you receive, which may include personal ...
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Change the date format of the default Phone app in Micromax canvas 4

In the Phone app (which came as as a preinstalled on my Micromax canvas 4 Device, running Android 4.2), the date format used (in the call logs for example to show history of calls placed/received) is ...
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Explanation of Settings > Apps and internal vs external storage (Android 4.1)

Can anyone please provide a clear explanation of the different information displayed in the Apps section of Android Settigs? Precisely: Apps List The ON SD CARD tab. Does it show apps that are ...
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Sound profile automatically set to “do not disturb” on LG G3

For some reason, my phone resets the sound profile sometimes. It chooses the DND sound profile. Why?
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How to delete search history from Settings app?

In Android, it's possible to search for a specific setting by clicking the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the Settings app and typing. However, I haven't found a way to remove earlier ...
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“Unfortunately Settings has stopped” messages even after factory resetting LG MS323

I have done factory reset in LG MS323, yet I see "Unfortunately Settings has stopped" messages every time I try to open Settings or something in Settings. What should I do to fix this issue?
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Location high accuracy mode with wi-fi turned off

My understanding: location mode «High Accuracy» is more efficient than «Device only» because it unburdens some of the GPS task by using Wi-Fi networks information. Consider these settings: «Scan ...