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keep screen from dimming down when running certain app?

My 2.3.5 Android phone is set up to dim down the brightness after 30 seconds of inactivity, and shut off and lock the screen after another 30 seconds. After that, I need to unlock the screen to regain ...
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Haptic Feedback with Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy mini 2

How can I turn off vibrations when I long press on start screen (to add a widget, etc.) or in Opera mini when long press on a link?
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What running applications and services are safe to turn off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Knowing which applications to stop I just got a used Nexus One and I see a lot of running services and applications. I'm wondering what negative impact there would be ...
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How can I configure my phone for MMS?

I can not send or receive MMS-messages (containing an image) on my Nexus One phone. And I can't find many settings to set for it. I have set an adress for APN. But there is also an IP-address, a ...
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Is it possible to export my Google Listen Status?

I am playing with the idea of switching from a rooted stock Froyo ROM on my Droid to a Cyanogen ROM, and one of the things that is holding me back is the Google Listen status. I want to be able to ...
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Is there a way to automatically change SMTP server?

I have a friend with a ntlworld.com email address. For desktop setup the SMTP server is smtp.ntlworld.com, but this only accepts email from IP addresses served by Virgin Media (who bought NTL) as ISP. ...
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How to disable auto hide navigation bar in cyanogenmod 11?

The navigation bar is automatically hidden in Cyanogenmod 11. Maybe it's a good idea but my tablet case does not let me swipe from bottom to show it. Is there a way to prevent a navigation bar from ...
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Cannot change screen lock setting

I'm using Android 4.3, and a few days ago I added a new root certificate to my phone (Via Settings > Security > Credential Storage / Install from storage). This required me to choose a screen lock ...
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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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Toggle “Unknown Sources” with Tasker

Is it possible to toggle the Unknown Source setting with Tasker? I couldn't find such a setting. I also tried the Secure Settings Plugin there is also no action for this. What I want to achieve is to ...
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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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How can I configure Android to login to an ISA proxy server?

I see that if I did a long touch over a Wifi network, I can specify some proxy settings. In my company we use a Isa Proxy server, and each user has to login through domain server. Is there any way to ...
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Android 2.3: Expected behavior for setting time automatically with Wifi only

I want to understand how Android 2.3 sets the time when the Date & Time settings are configured to "Automatic" but no SIM card is present. I am setting up LG E400 Optimus L3 devices as WiFi-only ...
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Can widgets with settings be moved from one launcher to another?

I want to switch from ADW.Launcher to GO Launcher Ex but want to maintain my desktop layouts and widgets. Is there any way to move or copy widgets from one launcher to the other so that they have the ...
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How do I configure Android without using the touch screen?

I have an old Android phone around whose display broke after a fall. The touch screen has stopped working but I am reluctant to accept the device merely as a paper weight. I do have some use cases ...
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Reset individual app settings

Something happened on my HTC Tattoo (V1.6) this week that caused lots of apps to crash on start-up. I think it may have been due to their settings getting corrupted somehow, but I don't know what ...
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Wi-fi keeps turning off

Within the last few days, my Wi-fi setting keeps switching to "off". It does this even when the screen is on and I'm actively using the device. I've checked the couple apps I still have that help ...
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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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How can I set up an Microsoft Exchange email on my Nexus One?

I often check my mail at my office using the VPN connection which bridged my PC with the Microsoft Exchange Server and so that I can check mail using Outlook. I want to do the same thing when I'm out ...
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How to reset usage tips

My wife requested that I set up her new phone for her, then explain to her how to use it. Well, my phone is a Windows phone, and I've never used an Android before. (You may begin your jeering.) ...
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How to mute on Galaxy s2 on android 4.1.2

Have just updated software to android 4.1.2 and whereas before one went to settings - sound - and had options mute vibrate so you could mute the phone this new version does not offer that. How do I ...
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Change to and from 4g using Tasker

I downloaded Tasker for Android and I'm trying to do the following: Condition1: On Chrome browser startup, go to "mobile network connections" and change from 3g to 4g. Condition2: On ...
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where can i find settings for wifi internal scan period

I have already found some guide related to this. But my experience is that if wifi.supplicant_scan_interval = 15 my device scans for wifi with 60s period so I dont think that this is the right ...
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How to turn off talkback feature on Galaxy S2 ICS 4.03

I have turned on Talkback to see if it worked on My Galaxy S2.That also disabled my touch screen scrolling .Now I cannot turn off talkback because I cannot scroll through the setting menu. What should ...
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How can I set Android Galaxy Ace to only use 3G network?

I am having a little bit of a hard time with my new android phone for the reason that it doesnt always connect to certain services (such as Angry Words, or Whatsapp). Sometimes I get the message ...
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How can I delay the screen's password lock on my Stratosphere?

I need my to have my screen be password locked, but I want it to kick in after only 5-10 minutes (i.e., if I lock my phone and unlock it a moment later, I don't want to have to put in my password ...
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How can I make the GMail app open to the accounts page when using multiple accounts

When I open the Gmail application, it opens the last inbox I looked at. Is there a way to make it always open to the "Accounts" page instead? I have an HTC incredible 2 if that matters.
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phone not visible to finder (on mac) suddenly

When I connect my phone to my mac via usb, I no longer see it in finder. Nor does it automatically launch iphoto as it used to. On the other hand, I can see it from sdk tools like ddms, and can ...
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Delete APN on LG-P500

The LG-P500 does not allow to delete/disable MMS APN. The problem is that if I define my own APN, the original one, which cannot be deleted, is still used by messaging application... Anybody knows ...
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How can I rename my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the name of my Android device? It has a really long cryptic name. I want to rename it to something shorter.
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Least harmful way to disable APN temporarily?

I installed Quick Settings and turn off my mobile internet with this app. I have a motorola milestone with 2.1 However, that causes some trouble sometimes. When disabling it I lose more often my wifi ...
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Ever since connecting to a Chromecast, my device floods the network with SSDP packets

I used both a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 7, running stock Android 4.3 and 4.4, to interact with a Chromecast in the past. Ever since, both devices flood the network with SSDP packets, which seems to be ...
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How can I change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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Backup Notification Led (Pulse Light) Configuration

I recently switched from CyanogenMod to Paranoid Android on my Nexus. I knew I would lose most of my settings, but I felt rather stupid when I realised I had lost all of my carefully defined Pulse ...
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How to adjust S Pen pressure sensitivity on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1?

A little background on me: I'm a professional cartoonist and have been working digital for about 20 years. I've had numerous Wacom devices & currently enjoy a Cintiq 21UX (older model). I also ...
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Play Store showing wrong HTC phone type

This was previously addressed for another device, but I have the HTC Inspire and my google account sees it as HTC Desire and won't allow me to download some apps. how can I correct it?
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Ringtones and alarms changes randomly [closed]

3 weeks ago my HTC EVO 3d (rooted, S-OFF and with LEEDroid latest ROM) started to randomly change ringtones and alarm tones (mainly at reboot, but occasionally during normal use). If I restore the ...
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Make Android always ask where to save a file on every download

Is it possible (as an OS-level setting or somewhere in application properties)? Maybe every time a user action leads to saving a file some system event is fired and it's possible to write an app for ...
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How do I configure Google Latitude to auto-update with location regularly on a Motorola Droid?

On the surface, this is same question as this question, but I've made the changes according to that question's accepted answer and I still cannot get latitude to auto-update unless I have an app using ...
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How to set personal interval to check data usage

On my Nexus4 with standard Lollipop I can check the usage data month by month, but my subscription is every 30 days (around the 15th). Is it possible to set a personal interval (the start and the ...
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How can I restrict a user's ability to modify settings or install apps?

Our team is planning to buy around 10 Android phones for the team members. We don't want them to install any applications other than the ones provided. Is there a method or an application which would ...
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How to allow installation of Non-Market apps (ICS)?

I'm attempting to install the exynos fix after downloading the .apk file. When I open the file to run, the system tells me that I cannot install apps that did not originate from Google Play. After ...
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Where can I confirm that my HTC One XL is evita model?

I want to double check that my HTC One XL is evita model. I am almost sure I saw it in a menu somewhere but I cannot find it anymore. Could somebody guide me where I can find such info?
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Is there a way to combine settings (Mobile/GPS/Bluetooth/etc) into profiles?

I'd like to setup some combination of On/Off settings and create profiles. For example, when at home, I'd like Bluetooth/Wifi On, but Mobile Off. When going to work, I want Mobile On and everything ...
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Are settings and accounts (like email) removed when changing the SIM card?

My android phone was stolen. The SIM-cards PIN must be entered on start and I also had a PIN set for unlocking it. My question now is if the SIM card is changed, will all the settings be reset or ...
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How to show password while typing?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (there is no such tag, and I have too little reputation here to create it). On LG L5 when I type password I can see in the edit box the last character I typed. Better something ...
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Help! Google is downloading books to me without my permission or involvement

I noticed I had updates the other day, and was surprised to see that my phone (Droid X, Gingerbread) was downloading Alice in Wonderland. I did not ask for this book, and I don't want it on my phone ...
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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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Stuck with draconian security restrictions after adding and removing corporate e-mail account

After adding a corporate e-mail account to my phone, my device asked to encrypt itself as well as the attached SD card, and change the lock to password. I immediately removed the account, but the ...
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What is default GMail setting for: number of days of data to synchronize?

Gmail allows to limit from how many last days it will synchronize the messages. E.g. from one day, two, etc. What is the default setting? I think this is phone independent, but I ask about Samsung ...