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cell phone make screechy noises while on call

I'm using Sony Xperia J , Why does my cell phone make screechy noises while on call? sounds like a dial up modem also , my cellphone is not rooted
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What's a quick way to turn on the torch?

In my accessibility settings on my Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500), there is an "Assistive light" option that "Turn[s] on torch to see better". It activates the light on the back of the device. ...
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Android tether/hotspot - redirecting all requests to a webserver after IP is allocated, how?

I've set my phone (Kitkat 4.4.2 (18.3.C.0.37)) to set up a wifi-hotspot using the stock software. There's a simple http webserver on the phone @ 192.168.43.1:80 I can connect to the webserver from ...
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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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Keyboard symbols popping up when using a blue tooth keyboard

I just wondered how to turn these off. They are really annoying and come up all the time when I am using my blue tooth mouse. I can't type the next word until I pick a vowel with a symbol which is ...
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What does Internal Storage Free on the Settings|Apps screen mean?

On the Settings|Apps screen at the bottom there is a graph showing Internal Storage and then a gigabyte number. When the screen is first loaded a smaller number is given then after a few seconds a ...
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How do I turn off the cellular radio without disabling bluetooth?

I have an old Motorola Droid that is no longer subscribed on any Verizon service. I still use it for things like web browsing, ebooks, and along with some wireless stereo headphones, music. I've ...
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i want my phone to use the sd card i put instead of the phone memory [duplicate]

Im using a Samsung galaxy s3 mini and my problem is that my phone uses the memory when I have got a sd card which still has got space
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How do I set a system-wide default browser?

I seem to have the opposite problem from this question: I'd like to set a single browser (probably the default one) to open every website. What happens at the moment is that every single link pops up ...
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How to set 3x4 keypad with predictive text function

I am unable to set 3x4 keypad on my Samsung grand neo model GT-I9060MKDINS. The option is not showing up in settings. I have factory installed android 4.2 jelly bean.
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GMail Contacts Synced To Messaging App

On the LG Optimus L90, for some reason all my GMail contacts are synced to my messaging app. If I type a name into the SMS contact bar, emails show up as well. I didn't want those so I went into the ...
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How can I update the “multiwindow” setting in Tasker?

My GS3 just received an OTA update that gave me a multiwindow setting. Cool! Except, I want to turn it off automatically when I'm using apps that take up the full screen (like some games). I can't ...
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Can one make shortcuts (launchers) to Settings actions?

I have a Samsung tablet with Kitkat and I'd like to be able to access some of the setting fast. For example I'd like to unmount the SD card or change the screen lock from "None" to "Password" using a ...
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Notification Access in KitKat

Can someone tell me where the Notification Access is placed in KitKat. In JellyBean it used to be under Settings -> Security.
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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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Silencing a Whatsapp group

I would like to stop receiving new message notifications from a certain Whatsapp group. Is it possible? Clarifications: I don't want to leave the group. I don't want to turn off all Whatsapp ...
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Location Consent & undo Remeber This Setting

Like many, I found the Location Consent prompts to be annoying. I was excited when Google finally extended the option to 'remember this setting' in the latest update, but dismayed when I could only ...
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Where can I find SIM settings in Huawei Ideos X5?

I want to unlock my SIM card password. I was looking around Android settings, but I couldn't find SIM settings to unlock password.
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my phone is stuck at i lit screen but wont boot all the way?

my zte z992 wont boot into recovery or go past a lit screen. I have tried booting into recovery and download mode neither works.
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Cannot move app to SD card using Android Assistant in KitKat

I used Android ICS before, and the apps could be moved to SD card (or as it is called 'Phone storage') using Android Assistant. I bought a new phone with KitKat yesterday, but I cannot find the 'Move ...
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Recover Android profile?

I need help please this is a serious trouble. My Tablet is bad designed, it has too low RAM for the CPU power (1GB RAM, 1.5GHz Dual Core CPU), so eventually the Tablet freezes and I need to shut down ...
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KitKat - How to identify the REAL size of apps (app + datas + …) to be able to install other ones

I had an iPhone for 4 years and I now have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running KitKat 4.4.2. I've started the migration from the one to the other downloading my prefered apps. I've just downloaded 40 little ...
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How do I change the name of my Android device?

My Android device is the Nexus One. But this should apply to all current Android devices. How do I change the name of my Android device? When I connect to my wireless router's client tables, my ...
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ringtone with increasing loudness

In KitKat I cannot find an option to set the ringlone to an increasing loudness. Where can I find this option in Android 4.4? Do I have to create a ringtome myself, that has an increasing level?
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How to restore screen reader prompt in accessibilty settings?

I was configuring my new 4.2 tablet via the "Settings" app, examining available options from top to bottom. When I tapped on "Accessibility", the device presented me with a prompt asking "do you need ...
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Pending Notifications icons are black and white (no color)

I have a Nexus 5. All of the sudden I've noticed that the pending notifications icons at the top left of the my phone are black and white instead of some of them being colored. I don't know what ...
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HDMI output from tablet

My generic tablet (EZPad) has android v. 4.2.2; kernel 3.4.39+; build wing_k70-eng 4.2.2 JDQ 39. The tablet has a HDMI port, but no apparent way of sending output. Settings, Display shows no TVout ...
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Bug report and Settings crash on Nexus 4

My Nexus 4 is rooted with stock ROM (version 4.4.4) and custom recovery TWRP. Recently it automatically generated some bug report: one is a png image (just a blank screen in black) and another text ...
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Is there a way to set the default stream in the TuneIn Radio app?

I love TuneIn Radio, especially when using the 32kbps AAC audio stream. But, every time I turn the app off and back on again it defaults to the mp3 stream. Does anyone know if it's possible to ...
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How to stop an application using the mobile network

The kindle app on my android phone does not allow me to disable download over mobile (i.e. set it to only download over wifi). Is there any way I can do this externally? i.e. via another app or ...
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Simple way to toggle between 2G and 3G connection

TL;DR Usually, I have my device locked to "2G only" for multiple reasons: saving battery-life no need for "high-speed" to simply be informed about new mail or doing the little contacts/calendar ...
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How to make Hangouts automatically fallback to sms when no data connection?

I use the latest Hangouts version (the one rolled out a few days ago, which now supports voice calls) on a Nexus 5. I have set Hangouts as my default messaging app. In the past the following behavior ...
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Intex Router Sign into wifi network error on LAN

I'm a Broadband user and running 7-10 computers with same connection. My BSNL Modem is directly connected into LAN thus I don't have to Connect every time via dialing while accessing internet. Now ...
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Restore the default Android settings app

We just got a new Android smartphone. It is an LG L1 II E410i. The provider is HOT mobile. The phone's default language is Hebrew, and I can't seem to change it. The normal Android settings app is ...
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Are there some ways to make option in Bluetooth Profiles settings enabled by default?

I use this Bluetooth barcode scanner. But I have one annoying problem with it: each time my scanner goes out the Bluetooth access region or after 5-10 minutes of idle, I have to mark "Input device" ...
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Can I easily redownload all my apps if I get a new phone?

I am considering buying a new phone. Is there a way to easily redownload all of my apps onto the new phone without having to search for each one individually?
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What kind of data is stored in website settings?

While looking at my Android browser settings, I notice there is this advanced setting for individual websites. So far I have only Twitter using this special setting on my browser. But I do not know ...
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How can I disable the front status LED when charging my device?

Charging my smartphone the front LED is always shining annoyingly green. This bothers me especially while reading an ebook which is why I am looking for a way to disable this feature. So how do I ...
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replace settings app

After an update I cannot use my settings app it gives an error unfortunately settings app stoped working so reset my phone and now I cant do anything any help on allowing apps from unknown sources ...
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How do I stop warnings appearing when I increase the volume?

I am using Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.4 stock. Whenever I increase the volume while listening to music on my smartphone, I get a warning that listening at high volumes can cause problems to the ears. Is ...
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How can I disable the notification sounds while playing music?

I don't like the notification sounds overlaying my music playback, but I can't find any setting to disable notification sounds while playing music. I also don't like the way the sound overlay works. ...
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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 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 ...