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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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how to save and boot a device in teethering mode

I have andriod based tv box with ethernet and wifi interfaces. I have ethernet internet connection which is connected to this TV box. I have enabled portable wifihotspot i.e. teethering(so basically ...
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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 ...
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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How to change various settings of wireless connection in Android

Short story: I upgraded my phone to Kitkat and can't get to the Internet using wifi. After a few check I detected Android had wrong setting: my wifi router use AES, not TKIP (WPA2,802.11n mode) I ...
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WiFi proxy config not working

PREAMBLE: I had a weird proxy server config issue that I have now resolved but the answer to which does not seem to be covered anywhere as far as I can tell - so I'm describing the issue then will ...
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WiFi “Network Notification” greyed out

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. I am unable to un-check "Network Notification" under Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Advanced as its greyed out. Is there a way of un-checking that ...
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Any solutions for disabling the new WhatsApp feature that shows when the message was read?

The last seen status can be disabled on WhatsApp at the chat settings. Any way I can disable the two blue ticks that appear on the other person's app that shows the read time of the message?
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Configuring GMail to use system email accounts

Version 5 of GMail just arrived on my phone, and I was excited that now I'm able to use all my email addresses with it. But it seems like I have to add them all manually, although they are shown under ...
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Change a system setting missing from the UI directly?

I have a Lenovo S939 (Android 4.2.2, rooted) and the setting to change the default notification sound is missing. Is there a good app that can be used to browse all system settings and make changes ...
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How to change default homepage

My GSM provider hijacked my default homepage and I want to change it. There is no option in android ( nice open system right ? ). So does anyone know how to change it ? Device is rooted.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is “Android Night Mode”, what triggers it, and what are the consequences?

I've just been reading in the tasker UserGuide on variables: Night Mode %NIGHT The current Android Night Mode. One of on, off or auto. If auto, Android will decide whether it should be in ...
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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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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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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 ...