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View which apps have accessed location data recently [duplicate]

I've heard that Android 5.0 (Lollipop) provides a way that users can view which apps have recently accessed location data. I'd like to list all apps that have collected my location information ...
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How to disable captive portal detection? How to remove exclamation mark on Wi-Fi or signal icon in Lollipop?

When connected to the Internet, the system checks if it's in a walled garden, which is simply trying to connect to Google. If it fails, in Android 5, there'll be an exclamation mark on the WiFi icon ...
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Is there are way to change Android's default screen orientation?

I have a general purpose Android computer that has no sensors. It requires an external monitor to view output via HDMI. It always displays in landscape unless the app running specifies portrait. ...
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how can i transfer downloaded music from the sd card to the internal storage

The music I download gets stored into my SD card. How do I get it to store into my phone's internal storage?
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Galaxy Avant - “Lock automatically” turns Keyguard back on

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Avant and I want to setup tasker like my old phone, specifically to turn off the Keyguard when I'm home. It works, until the "Settings > Lock screen > Lock automatically" ...
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List of intents and registered apps for those intents?

Is it possible to view a list of intents and which application is set to launch when such intent is issued by an application? It would be nice if the OS provided such a feature where you could also ...
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mobile working only with mobile data

HTC desire816 working on mobile data only.not working if I stop mobile data.I am using Tata Indicom cdma SIM in slot1.it is becoming not reachable to others
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What is Qualcomm Settings (hidden) menu on Moto E?

I found a hidden setting menu called Qualcomm Settings on Moto E. How to access the menu (from IB Times): Download and install a third-party launcher like Nova Launcher from the Play Store. ...
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Android browser: how to revoke ssl permission on a single site after giving it?

I'm building a website under ssl certificate. It just works on desktops but android browser argues that the ssl authority is not trustworthy. So to see the staging site I told it to just consider it ...
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How to place an link of “application manager” on the home screen?

I'm going many times daily to Application manager in Settings. (Android 4.2.2:) Settings --> More --> Application manager Is it possible to put a link of "Application Manager" on the Home screen in ...
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Sim Card Manager Cannot Open

The sim card manger on my settings cannot be open then my sim , contacts , messages cant detect on my cp .. Even In connecting mobile data , it cant connect . its says "Insert Sim card" but my sim ...
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Cannot connect my device to PC after custom cyanogenmod ROM installed [duplicate]

I just installed a custom lolipop 5.02 using cyanogenmod CM 12 using ODIN to my galaxy s3 mini. and everything went will after that i tried to connect my s3 to my PC it installs the drivers and it ...
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i am not able to receive my calls at my galaxy Y after updating the android 2.3.6

i am not able to receive my calls at my galaxy Y after updating the android 2.3.6 although I can call in regular way. whenever a person calls me he get phone busy notification, while i got a missed ...
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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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How can I find my phone when it's on silent/vibrate mode?

Sometimes when I can't find my phone, I call it from my wife's phone or my landline. (There's also online service which provides a free call to your phone, it's a handy way to find a missing phone). ...
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Screen light is on as long as the charger is connected

My Samsung Android GT-S5660 running 2.3.4 has its screen light on permanently as long as the charger is connected, and I don't know how to make it go off. I admit fooling around with buttons, ...
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System forgets settings and doesn't allow to install applications after reboot

I have bought BLAUPUNKT ENDEAVOUR-1000 HD month ago, installed couple of games and apps, then moved them to the sd card, it was working perfect, then I turned it off and now wach time you re start, ...
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How do I restore my app (K-9 Mail) settings from an adb backup?

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Note. Before doing so I created a backup with adb: adb backup -all For some of my apps I want to restore settings. Most importantly that would be ...
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Can I virtualize existing Android device? [duplicate]

Is there any way to convert existing Android device into virtual machine? I'm going to do factory reset and pretty sure that some valuable passwords etc. will be lost after it. That's why it would be ...
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No “enable lock screen widgets” option - Galaxy Alpha

Are lock screen widgets unavalible for the galaxy alpha? I can't find it under security settings, there are no options about the lock screen there at all, or the actual lock screen settings. I've got ...
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Is kernel samepage merging safe?

In the performance section of android 4.4.4 Oneplus one i saw kernel samepage merging . i want to know is it safe ? as when i entered the performance section it gave warning that these setting are ...
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Lock screen with Nova launcher not showing new icons

I have an HTC One (M8) and downloaded Nova Launcher to customize my layout. I downloaded the Black Glass ADW Theme and it looks great. However, on my lock screen it is still showing the app icons from ...
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How to get Dialler Call Option “Viber, Skype” on Android 4.4.2 with Samsung Galaxy S5

At the dialer screen I do not receive the option to call using regular number, Skype or Viber. How can I fix this so that I'm prompted when I want to make a call? Any suggestion would help me a ...
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after switching to art phone stuck in bootloop

i have a supersonic android tablet i switched to art when it restarted it stuck on the android lolgo but the silver light is still flashing on it NB. i left it there for about 2 half hours
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“APN settings are not available for this user”

My phone is a stock Nexus 4 from Google with the 5.0.1 Lollipop image from Google. I've mistakenly hit "reset APN settings". Instead of resetting them to defaults, it wiped them off and grayed out ...
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Phone number shown as unknown in galaxy tab

I have a samsung galaxy tab 2 gt-p3100. My problem is somewhat similar to this issue, but I notice this when I go into my settings: Settings > About Device > Status > My phone number ... it is listed ...
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Where are the gallery settings?

I'm using the default Gallery app (1.1.40001) on Jelly Bean and I'm trying to get to the settings of the app. On this screencap: there seems the be a Settings tab on the top right hand corner (the ...
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How to keep Pandora / Slacker music apps continue to play music after the display goes dark?

I'm running android 4.4.2. When I play music via the Pandora or Slacker apps, it works fine. But if I stop using the phone while its playing, then the music stops playing once the current song ends. ...
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internet share pc to android

I'm using Android 4.4.2 (samsung galaxy s duos 3 ). I've a PC at home which has highspeed broadband internet connection. I don't have wireless router or access point. I just want to use PC's internet ...
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Enable Developer Options on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

I'm having trouble enabling developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet. I click the build number 7 times and get the toast telling me it's enabled, but it doesn't appear in the menu ...
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What are the build.prop settings for a modern tablet?

I want to install a tablet-only game via the play store, and I am at the build.prop file, only I don't know what to change the device to - does anyone know what values I can put in for the ...
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Can't define APN: “Unfortunatelly, Settings has stopped” - SG 4

I have Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4.2, Kernel 3.4.0. After returning from abroad and switching back my SIM card I've noticed, that mobile internet is not working. I've noticed in the Settings, ...
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sharing lan connection to android

I have a big problem. In the hostel in which i live has lan facility but theres no wifi in our hostel so i want to share internet through lan connection via wifi hotspot but the problem is this " lan ...
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Sprint Zone turning wifi on by itself?

lately I have had an issue with the Wifi enabling itself so I ran adb logcat to trace the issue. Apparently ItsOnService has been enabling it and that service I discovered is a part of Sprint Zone. I ...
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Possible to change SIM card PUK on Android device?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Change SIM PIN to change the default PIN that came with the SIM card. ...
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Why are my call settings disabled (and which settings require operator support and which settings are normally included in service plans)? [closed]

As shown in the screenshot below, on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when I go to Phone -> Call Settings, almost everything is disabled/grayed out. I have a SIM card inside my phone but have not topped up ...
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What is required to have a language added in Android as a language system?

My language is Chichewa or Chinyanja and is spoken by millions of people across 3 countries. More people are using android gadgets but it does not support Chichewa. We can see that other languages ...
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Add apps to default Guest account on Lollipop

I like the guest account feature on lollipop, but I would like to add apps to the account, so that a guest can use more than just native google apps, that I have available on my device. I know this ...
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APN setting is missing on Nexus 5 bought from US

I have an unlocked Nexus 5 handset bought from Google in the USA. I just wiped it and installed Android 5.0 on it. However, the UI to edit the APN settings does not appear. By that, I don't mean that ...
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How to set personal interval to check data usage?

On my Nexus 4 with stock Lollipop, I can check the usage data month by month, but my subscription is every 30 days (around the 15th). New contracts last 28 days, so there is more difference between ...
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Storage space and memory: mobile phone architecture versus PC architecture

On a PC, there are hard disks acting as storage space where the operating system and application files are stored, and there is RAM which is memory which gets used up by the operating system ...
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Background image in lock screen on Lollipop

Upgrading to Lollipop, at some point the lock screen got a background image (see file attached). I never selected such image, and I can't find how to change in in the new settings menu :-/
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In my process stats, Why is the bar partly blue?

I'm using a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, on Android 4.4.4. I know that in the process stats in developer mode, the bar shows the proportion of time the device is in low/medium/high memory usage. Shown by ...
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Wifi network listing freezes on Nexus 4 after Lollipop update

I have a Nexus 4, and finally decided yesterday to update to Android 5.0, after being fearful of bug reports. And wouldn't you know it, I've found a nasty bug. Nearly every time I try to display the ...
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Why I Must Type Password Every Time To Reconnect To Home Wi-Fi Hotspot

I have recently started getting dialog popping up asking to enter password every time I connect to my home Wi-Fi hotspot: This dialog always pops up when you connect to hotspot for the first time ...
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E-mail usage for your device?

I have a "serious" e-mail address that I use for human (to write and receive email from people that I really know) and another one as a nickname that I use in forums, registrations and so on when I ...
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Removing gap in settings

Recently I have updated my nexus5 to android to 5.0. Is there any way to remove excess space in settings (empty space between rows) to display more on screen. Reducing the font doesn't help. Same ...
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Are there any lollipop lock screen settings?

On Lollipop it seems that the default "swipe" lock screen has changed a bit for my N5. For years I have been trained to swipe horizontally to unlock the device. Now with the lollipop update swiping ...
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Skype contacts on S4 contact list

I had the S2 and when I wanted to call one of my contacts I would dial the number and it would give me the option to call via Skype or my handset. I cannot do this on my S4 and really want the option ...
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Android 5.0 (Lollipop) music equalizer?

First of all, I'm rooted. So since I have Android 5.0 on my Nexus 5 I wonder if there still exists the option to change the music equalizer. In KitKat it was like: I wasn't able to find any option ...