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Help how do i disable the status bar

I usually hand over my Samsung Note 3 to my kids to watch Netflix , videos and play games etc. I recently notice that my status bar will not take off, I looked at every settings option, and I can't ...
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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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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 items....
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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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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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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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How to turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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How to re-enable all screen lock types after uninstalling OpenVPN connect?

I installed OpenVPN Connect on my Samsung Galaxy S4. The app forced me to pick a screen lock, which I set to PIN. However, I've cleared all application data regarding to OpenVPN Connect and also ...
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How do I get my call log to stop listing my text messages

I have a Galaxy S4 Mini. The call log on my Galaxy S4 Mini includes my text messages. I have to sort through dozens of text messages for every call that it lists. How can I set it to display only the ...
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Change Phone name on Nexus 4

When I look into the logs of my router, I have trouble identifying my own phone. How can I change the name of my phone, on my nexus 4 running latest Android OS, without rooting it? Is it even ...
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How to setup K9 Mail properly for free email services offering multiple aliases for same email box?

Tried Googling for a lot of results but did not find any that can show how to setup email accounts that offer using multiple email aliases to users on same email. I am talking mainly about Outlook.com ...
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Google Nexus 7: I can't manage my device administrators

Can someone please help me? I've installed the McAfee protection on my tablet and later changed it to Kaspersky. When trying to deactivate McAfee as device administrator it didn't work. Therefore now ...
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Install adb enabled setting from zip

Is it possible to make a zip file, similar to the one that installs GApps, that stores ADB debug mode as a system setting? Maybe somehow modify a system bootup script to change the ADB debug mode ...
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Set Google Chrome default font

As of this morning, Google Chrome Beta has suddenly begun using a silly font (HYTravel) as the default in web pages. (See screenshot below.) Setting the Android default application font (a feature ...
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Phone / Skype Dialing Option

I have a Samsung Galaxy SII.GT-I9100 Android Version 4.1.2 Recently I installed their latest upgrade. I still have the option to choose between Phone & Skype when I am dialing, which is great, but ...
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Every time I reboot the system, it will return the default display sleep time to 15 seconds, how to fix this?

I'm on Android 4.1.2, in a Motorola Razr D3, and every time the mobile power off, or I reboot it, the default display sleep time will get back to 15 seconds, and I have to set it to 1 minute again, as ...
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Can't find Wifi Direct option in settings

I have Sony Live with Walkman mobile phone, Android version 4.0.4. I can't find WiFi direct option in settings. There are only mobile networks, tethering/portable hotspot and two more useless options ...
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How to enable haptic feedback in Samsung Galaxy Y?

Actually I had the haptic feedback option enabled by default when I bought the Samsung Galaxy Y mobile. But it seems that somebody has changed the Settings. So I would like to know how to enable ...
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I can't get call options such as Viber or Skype

I've chosen 'direct call' as my default calling option by accident. When I'm calling someone I want to be asked which application I want to choose (Dialer/Viber/Skype). When I go to 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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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 I'...
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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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language is being reset on boot

I have recently purchased a new phone (Laude M8), which is the first Android 5.1 phone I have used, and also the first phone I have used which supports dual SIM cards. I have only one SIM card ...
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How do I enable the Android 6 System UI Tuner?

I read here that there are some hidden settings in addition to the Developer Options on Android 6. These are also mentioned in various reviews and referred to on this site also. Apparently they can be ...
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Browser downloading as .php file extension

This morning I tried to download a number of mp3's from a lecture series (freely and legally available online) but when I searched for them from my media player app I discovered they were all titled "...
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How to provision an Android phone automatically?

tl;dr: How can I write a short declarative description of the state I want my phone to be in, and then apply it to a phone? After a factory reset or hardware change it's always a pain to get my phone ...
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NullPointerException when opening Language & Input settings

I have a rooted Lenovo P770, where I uninstalled several "system" apps, including the stock keyboard, TouchPal. After a factory reset I installed AnySoftKeyboard with adb (adb shell ime...), and now ...
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managing marshmallow synchronisation

My wife and I bought some Android phones at about the same time. She bought a Motorola Moto G2, I bought a Moto E2. They run Android 6 (Marshmallow), System versions 24.41.34 and 24.51.39 respectively ...
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No Text to Speech Settings in ICS

I have a Xolo A500 phone running a custom ICS 4.0.4 ROM. I have installed some TTS apps like Google TTS and SVOX but I am unable to select either of them. There are no TTS settings inside Settings. ...
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Adobe Flash Player Settings for Android

Android Browsers don't have Mic & Cam Settings , is there a way to solve the problem? on Computer: on Android: but its just a white screen on Android Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, ...
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Edit phone number associated with device / SIM

On my device, when I check the phone number through Settings > About Phone > Status > SIM Status, the phone number is incorrect. I ported my number over when I took out a new contract so I guess this ...
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HTC One won't stop vibrating!

I need help trying to turn vibrate off on my HTC One. I have done a ton of research, called customer support, and asked questions of people familiar with cell phones, and nothing has worked! I went ...
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How to fix sudden charge drop in stand by?

I have an android device running Lollipop 5.1 (the brand is local in my country) which has a battery draining problem in stand by mode. It drains about 10% of battery every hour or so without ...
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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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Telephone function disabled

Android 4.2.2 Dual sim I couldnt make call with my smart phone. when I check my sim status, call function is disabled in both sim slots. I can use my phone for internet and whatsapp phone. how to ...
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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 settings->...
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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 ...