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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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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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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 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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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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Why doesnt my Phone vibrate for messages

Currently, when I put my phone into vibrate mode, it only vibrates for calls. It does nothing for texts or emails, however, so I don't know when I've received one. Does anyone know a way to enable ...
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How can Iget different sounds for different notifications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Different notification sounds for sms and email? I have a Samsung galaxy s2 with Android 4.0.4 Is there any way to set different tones for different notifications? For ...
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Standard email Android 4 client doesn't keep local copy of emails

The new standard email client with Android 4, doesn't seem to keep local copies of emails once they are deleted off the server. Honeycomb did. The email was downloaded to the tablet, and kept even ...
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How to find how many hours an Android phone has been used?

I want to know if there is a method that can tell me how many hours an Android phone has been used. Just like we have cheat codes that we used for Nokia phones; they tell us the hours (regardless of ...
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How to force the phone to connect to the internet?

I own Xperia Mini Pro which has Android 2.1-update1. I am facing an issue on Internet Connection. I downloaded the settings for my Edge Connection from my SIM services. Sometimes after downloading the ...
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Cant update Android 4.4.2 on rooted Thomson QM736 tablet

I cannot find System Update in settings. Is this because it is rooted? Manufacturer: Thomson Model Number: QM736-8G(HD)
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Is there a way to fine tune locale settings?

I have had this question for quite a long time and I hope that it can actually be done. I live in Greece, but I mainly use my Android (Lollipop 5.0.2) mobile phone in English (US). The reason is that ...
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theme chooser for cm 12 broken/disappeared after update?

On my Xperia Z1 compact and cm 12 I used the Dark Material theme. Then after a recent update it was disabled 'after too many app crashes'. I tried to set it again but now every time I go to ...
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Enable Landscape rotation quick settings toggle on unrootable Moto G (maybe using ADB?)

Pretty much what the title says. Apparently the Moto G only has Auto-Rotate and Portrait rotation locking allowed, and I was wondering if there was a way to enable Landscape rotation. I know that ...
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Missing “Easy Mode” from Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

I bought this phone for my grandparents. The salesman at the store told me that this phone would be great for old people who are new to smart phones. Any idea where to find this "Easy Mode" or "Simple ...
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How do I sever the connection between an account and my phone?

I have a Note 4, and recently I signed into a certain account so I could do something, nothing important, so I'd rather not say. Then, I removed it by going to Settings> Accounts> (Accountname, or ...
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Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, app settings and installed updates and installed apps after every reboot

After every reboot Android keeps loosing Launch Defaults, some app settings and even some of installed updates and installed apps. I re-flashed the stock firmware, then applied all the OTA updates. ...
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How to reset phone (DROID TURBO) system settings without factory reboot? System UI has stopped working

So, a little bit of background. The worst part about this is that I'm pretty confident I know how to fix it, but I don't know how to go about doing the thing I need to do to fix it. Bear with me a ...
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Settings shortcut widget in Galaxy Tab running Android 5.0.2?

I'm using Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 with Nova launcher. On widgets section, I don't have settings shortcut. Below is the screenshot. What I want is notifications log from that shortcut.
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Options in Settings not persisting in Stock Android 5.1.1

I've Yu Yunique which comes with stock Android 5.1.1 installed. Some options in settings though being enabled in UI View aren't actually enabled. For instance, take Blacklist option. When I switch it ...
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No options to disable animations in Developer Options [duplicate]

I'm trying to disable animations in my android device. Its running on Android 4.4.2. I know how to disable animations from Settings > Developer Options. But unfortunately there is no option to turn ...
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“com.android.phone has stopped” after reboot, cured by changing Preferred Network — how to make permanent

Phone info: "Google Play Edition" Galaxy S4 - GT-I9505ZWG Android 5.1, build number LMY470.S008.150802 AT&T, Philadelphia After rebooting the phone, I get the "com.android.phone has stopped" ...
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How to set signal strength threshold for switching WiFi on and off?

When the WiFi signal strength is low, the phone switches to a 4G network. When the WiFi signal strength is high, the phone switches to that WiFi network. This is normal behavior for any Android ...
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Disable Notification Vibration for Specific Apps

I would like to change a setting for my Android (v5.1.1) to make my YouTube app show notifications (on the Lock Screen and Status Bar as it currently does), but without vibration and sound. That is, ...
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Explanation of Settings > Apps and internal vs external storage (Android 4.1)

Can anyone please provide a clear explanation of the different information displayed in the Apps section of Android Settigs? Precisely: Apps List The ON SD CARD tab. Does it show apps that are ...
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Sound profile automatically set to “do not disturb” on LG G3

For some reason, my phone resets the sound profile sometimes. It chooses the DND sound profile. Why?
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How to turn off animation in Lenovo A6000 Plus [duplicate]

I am using Lenovo A6000 Plus smartphone. I want to turn off all the animations. But in Developer options there are only few options. The animation option is missing. I searched but I didn't find ...
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How to restore APN Settings?

I edited my Android phone's APN Settings. I did not have a back up of my APN Settings file [/system/etc/apns-conf.xml]as mentioned in this post. I deleted the Proxy and Port fields from my APN ...
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S6 Android 5.0.2 account sync missing

I cant find option in ANdroid 5.0.2 to disbale or enable sync for a particular apps. Say i have 3 accounts and i want to enable contact sync just for one account, but in my case it is enabled for all ...
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay with a physical keyboard; how can I remap a spare key to send Esc?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay running Android 4.1.2; it's an unusual phone because it slides open to reveal a built-in physical keyboard. The keyboard has no Esc key. It'd be nice to have one, so ...
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“Unable to Load Photo” when setting image as wallpaper via Google Photos

Trying to change my wallpaper from the android Settings app, I tap 'From Gallery' on the film strip at the bottom which launches Google Photos. From there I select the photo I want, and it returns to ...
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Missing “Download offline speech recognition” Setting Option on Nexus 9 Lolipop

I have a problem, like the title say I don't have the option in my voice setting "Download offline speech recognition". I decided to post it here because I don't find anything in internet after many ...
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How can I change the search engine from Yahoo in the “Firefox Search” search provider?

When I installed Firefox yesterday, I immediately set my default search engine to DuckDuckGo and removed Yahoo from the list. Today, I discovered that Firefox has a search provider built in for when ...
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Moto X 2nd gen. randomly goes into Priority Mode

I own Moto X 2nd gen. and it goes into priority mode automatically. It is very annoying because the priority mode switches of my WiFi and reduces the phones ringtone volume. About phone (click the ...
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How long does an erase message sent from Android Device Manager last; when can I turn it back on?

I lost my phone recently and sent an erase message from Android Device Manager. I got my phone back and, because the battery was flat, it hadn't gone through. I had cancelled phone and had no WiFi, so ...
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Further train Samsung Galaxy S6 fingerprint reader

I know that with iOS there's a trick that allows you to keep on entering your fingerprint for training after the basic mandatory set. Is there such a thing for Android with a Samsung Galaxy S6?
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App notifications block setting not set after phone restart

I updated my Sony Xperia Z1's Android to Lollipop (official update from Sony) a few days ago, and just noticed that the applications having their notifications blocked reset back when my phone is ...
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How to redirect sound to loudspeaker from arbitrary app

My Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a front-speaker and a back-loudspeaker. From some applications, such as the Phone app, it is possible to press a software button during a call to redirect the sound ...
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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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Hidden Setting Menu on Moto E

Below is the image of the hidden setting menu. Link from where I found how to access the menu is here:- How can you can also access this Menu on your Motorola Moto E,Moto X and Moto G devices ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...