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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 can I set some handy settings on the main screen?

I want to be able to set Wifi, bluetooth, GPS on and off quite easily but I can't find where I should do this.
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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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How can I programmatically backup Android phone's settings?

I was wondering if I could programmatically backup my Android phone's settings. The "PHONE"'s settings and not application settings.
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I have to triple tap everything on Galaxy Tab 10.1

I don't know how the settings were changed; my young daughter may have done it. Also, I just got the new update this morning. I have to touch, then double tap every time. Also, there is a yellow line ...
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Why are there two settings apps, Settings and Settings Storage

On my Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1, I see two Settings apps in Settings > Apps. One is name Settings (28KB) and the other is Settings Storage (520KB). Both have the version 4.2.1-533553. Is the storage ...
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Haptic feedback settings in Android 4.1.1?

Just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini with Android 4.1.1 factory installed. The phone is not locked to any carrier. My problem is that I can not for the life of me find the setting to turn on the haptic ...
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There is no Cell Broadcast option in HTC Desire C

I get annoying messages, like every 2 minutes, saying my location. I can't turn it off. I searched all settings and options, but CB option is nowhere to find. Is something wrong with my Android ...
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Is there way to switch between proxy settings on ICS?

I have an Xperia S running 4.0.4. I often need to switch to a proxy for accessing a test server. I can do this fine by modifying my Wifi connection, selecting to show advanced options and then ...
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Google apps settings deleted

I just deleted the Google apps settings by mistake (from Applications -> Google Apps -> clear data). So, my HTC Magic is not connecting to the Google server anymore. How can I input the dates ...
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Problem with SMS vibration on Samsung Galaxy S3 [closed]

When I turn on vibration in the notification bar, my phone doesn't vibrate when I get SMS but it vibrates when someone calls me. I saw that there is a setting in Messaging > Settings > Vibrate ...
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How do I script my phone?

What I mostly want to do, is quickly alter settings, add alarms etc. It is perhaps called something else? This is from a Windows PC. Language is not important, but I know Python and UNIX scripting. ...
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Where do you find the password attempts setting or option in ICS?

I want to either stop this function or at the very least set the number of attempts to a higher number than 3.
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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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How to view the android service menu (secret menu)?

Most of the mobile manufacturers include a hidden service menu in their mobile handsets. These menus allow users (or developers) to access some technical information and service personnel to access ...
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Auto sync only when connected to a specific wifi network

I am getting rather low battery life when using auto-sync on 3G. I have wifi in college and at home, so I'm looking for a way to enable auto sync only when connected to those 2 specific wifi networks. ...
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What are the Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich Easter Eggs?

I heard that there are some Easter eggs hidden in ice cream sandwich version. How can I view the Easter eggs hidden in my android device and how can I view them? I'm using Android 4 ICS.
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How can I get my Galaxy S3 to behave at night? (turn off LED and notifications, etc.) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to schedule a passive profile-change? (connectivity, volume etc.) I've got a Galaxy S3, and I love it, but it drives me crazy at night sometimes. GMail will get ...
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Improve Nexus 4 Vibration Intensity

This is basically the same question as posed here: Increase vibrate strength I thought there might be a different answer for the Nexus 4, however, seeing as how it's a different manufacturer and the ...
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Where does Android store the “default application for file type (open with)” settings?

Where does Android store the default application settings that connects each type of content with a designated application? I mean which application open each kind of file or content type so if I got ...
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Change predefined SMS messages as a reply to being busy

Can predefined SMS messages that you can select when not being able to pick up the call be somehow configurable? Can we change them somehow? I know there's the last option of writing a custom SMS ...
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Help with LG Optimus Logic Memory

I recently purchased an LG Optimus Logic for StraightTalk, which runs Android 2.3.6. The phone was advertised as having 1GB internal Memory and also came with a 4GB Micro SD. I've used the phone for ...
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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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Unable to open Google's secure websites over HTTPS

I can easily open https secured sites on my Win7 laptop (using Google Chrome). But this is not possible with Chrome version 18.0.1025308 on my ONDA VI30W tablet (running ICS 4.0.3). What do I need to ...
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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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Alarm Settings on Samsung Galaxy S3

Since updating to Jelly Bean, I can no longer change the settings of my alarms on my S3 i.e snooze (time in between, length), activate smart alarm, change the alarm tone etc... When I click more, it ...
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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 often does Android refresh the battery statistics listed in the Settings?

Does anyone know how often Android refreshes battery statistics? This screen is Settings > Battery. This may only apply to Android versions >4.0.
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Phone added contact unfindable

My phone's contacts are synced with my Google and Facebook accounts. Whenever I add a contact through my phone it gets synced to my Google Account. Wonderful... Ok I usually send them a text message ...
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How can I set my volume to be beyond 15 on my samsung galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make my Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume go louder than what stock allows? The volume on my media music player sounds very low on my headphones. Wondering if anyone ...
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Turn notifications on and off based on time periods

Is there a way to configure Android to turn off notifications at a specific time and turn them on at a specific time? Pretty much I don't want to hear notifications at 3 AM from anyone or anything.
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Samsung galaxy s plus keeps crashing

One day out of the blue my phone kept crashing when connecting to 3g or wifi, I then updated my phone and reset it to factory settings. The problem went away for a while but now the problem is getting ...
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How to set default apps on Samsung Galaxy S II + Android 4.0 (ICS)

On stock Android and 2.x ROMs on SGS2, default apps could be set in Settings -> Applications. However, when I go there with the ICS ROM, I don't see where I can set which default applications for ...
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Where are the developer options in Android 4.2?

I wanted to access the developer options to enable adb access on Android 4.2 but cannot find it. How can I enable that? Once I've activated the menu, how can I hide it again?
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Where to change country information at Samsung App Store?

How can i change the country of Samsung App Store? i can't download any apps, because they said that "its not available for my country"? Shows the following error I have searched the internet for ...
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How to customize the quick settings drop-down menu in android 4.2?

As of title, is there any way to customize the quick settings grid available in Android 4.2 ? This feature has potential, but in most cases it does not take advantage of the screen size.
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How to change Gmail settings to automatically unhide pictures in messages

Among the settings of recent versions of Gmail there is the following entry: Hide pictures in messages Until you allow by sender, pictures won’t display automatically Tapping the entry ...
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how to password protect settings dialog (wifi but specifically accounts part)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restrict access to device settings I would like to disable the settings page so that users of our android devices cannot factory reset through settings and cannot use ...
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Lock down 'receive text messages' setting

I recently got a shock on my phone bill when it showed over a hundred texts received by the standard text messaging app. I had been receiving these solely through Google Voice, specifically to avoid ...
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Specs/Stats displaying on Homescreen on Galaxy S II 4.0.4

Having the following showing up on all home screens in the background. Any ideas why?
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change system wide the connect timeout

Is it possible to change the android equivalent of sun.net.client.defaultconnecttimeout? Many applications are not working correctly over an high latency edge connection, but work with H+ or WiFi. So ...
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Disable open Google Search by sliding up from the home button “feature”?

Galaxy Nexus running Android version 4.1.1. After a recent update, it seems google has added a feature where you can place your finger on the bottom home buttons, and slide up, to open google search. ...
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Android 4.0 - cannot set preferred network type

I want to change the preferred network type from the current setting of 'unknown'. I go into the tablet using the *#....access and it lets me see all the various info sections. When i go into Tablet ...
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More notification sounds not available?

I have a ONE X and have just reset it to factory default as it was starting to get laggy, I have had 8 Android phones in the last 18 mths ( I have a phone fetish) and all have been HTC except my ...
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App to modify settings by application

Is there an app available that would let me modify my phone settings by application? To be specific, there are certain apps where I don't want the default screen timeout to occur. I'm on Gingerbread.
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Pressing MENU button pops up voice search

I am using LG-P509 with Android 2.2.2.. from last week on pressing the MENU button, I get the "Voice search" app opened up. Be it in home page or in any application. This gives trouble as I couldn't ...
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Hide / Add / Replace dock icons on home screen

I have Samsung galaxy Y and I do have 2 questions about dock settings on home screen. Is it possible to Hide / Modify dock on home screen? Is it possible to make it toggle on touch the home screen? ...
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Is there an application / ROM that allows me to set the phone to “Guest” mode which I can configure?

I would like to be able to set my phone into Guest mode so people using it will not be able to "abuse" it while I give it to them. Example of usage: Child mode - prevent editing settings, making ...
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HTC One S vibration keeps getting turned on for normal profile

I have a HTC One S with stock ROM (latest update) and stock launcher, no root or anything. Android is 4.0.4 ICS. HTC Sense 4.1. In sound settings, for the normal sound profile, I turn vibration for ...
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HTC One X switches to silent on its own?

My HTC One X constantly is switching from vibrate to silent on its own. I put it on vibrate, put it down, and next time I look at my phone, it is on silent. This is extremely annoying because I am ...