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How can I prevent my screen from turning off while on a phone call?

When I'm on a call my screen turns off after X seconds. Half the time I can't get it to turn back on without pushing the on/off button, which I have set to terminate a phone call (because half the ...
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How do I change the lock-screen wallpaper?

I've lost the ability to change my lock screen wallpaper (in the course of trigger-happy removal of some phone company apps). I used to be able to do 'Menu > Wallpaper' and be prompted for either ...
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Samsung Galaxy s6 Music Player Track Sort

Okay, I have tried google and here and cannot find the answer to this. When I transferred all of my music from my s4 to the s6, it worked correctly but all of the tracks are in reverse alphabetical ...
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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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What is the fastest way to turn the phone into silent mode?

The title kinda tells it all. Sometimes I need to turn silent for a meeting and the procedure is like: Unlock the phone Click on Menu Go to Settings Click on Sound Enable Silent mode Apart from ...
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Is there a way to make an android phone only run one app and nothing else?

I want to take an old android phone and turn it into a dedicated calculator. In other words, I'd like to make it so I boot up the phone and my calculator app is running, and there is no way to access ...
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How can I disable mobile data completely?

I have a pre-paid plan and don't want to use my mobile data except for two days in the year. However, since there's the quick option button mobile data, I fear I might press the wrong button when I'm ...
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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 do I stop warnings appearing when I increase the volume?

I am using Nexus 4 with Android 4.4.4 stock. Whenever I increase the volume while listening to music on my smartphone, I get a warning that listening at high volumes can cause problems to the ears. Is ...
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SettingsPreference: My preferences layout is supposed to display a list of developers, but only shows the first 5! [closed]

I'm working on an 'About' section for our ROM's Settings page, and I've got the card layout: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <RelativeLayout android:id="@+id/image_here" ...
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How can I get the first boot Android welcome screen again without doing a factory reset?

Is it possible to get the welcome screen again after going through it without having to wipe the device? I mean the screen where you pick language, configure your Wi-Fi, log into a Google account, ...
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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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What is the label appears in Setting->apps->tap on app -> different sizes of app?

for example, Under the storage label - App, USB storage app, Data, SD card. How these size was handled by the Android system ? I have attached a screen shot. The flickOpic app is developed by me. the ...
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my S3 won't connect to my home wifi

I first go into settings then I go into and turn on Wi-Fi but every time I try to connect to my Wi-Fi it say "connecting, authenticating, disabled " and all my other devices connect perfectly
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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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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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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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My screen lock is set to “PIN”, and I can't change it to “Swipe”. Why not?

I have tried to do the fix as suggested on here however my swipe option states it was disabled by administrator or something like that. Not sure how I even set a PIN in the first place. How do I ...
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Is 32GB a hard limit for SDHC, even if the FAT32 format card is >32GB? [closed]

FAT32 drives can be larger than 32GB. If I format a 64GB SDXC card as FAT32, will all 64GB be recognized by SDHC devices that proclaim a 32GB limitation? Is the 32GB limitation "hard coded" or is it ...
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Wifi direct transfer path

Is it possible to receive files on memory card during wifi direct transfer ? Is it possible to change wifi direct send/receive settings ? Case is like I need a file from another android phone to my ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on

I have seen this problem on a Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Bluetooth is switched on unexpectedly. It can be turned off, but will come back a minute or so later. Googling around, it seems that this could be ...
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“Android OS” uses a lot of data in background, how to turn off it?

I have already read this and this but can't stop the automatic blackground update. I currently use Samsung grand 2 dual (SM-G7102) android 4.3 and cellular mode. I'm setting-->usage “Restrict ...
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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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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 'move' sygic maps to sd card

I've a new Lollipop smartphone (LG Spirit), i've Sygic Gps, but when i download maps, Android save it to internal memory. I've moved them to sd card (cut and paste), but when i start sygic it asks ...
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Cannot find packet data in Samsung Galaxy S

Where can I can find 'packet data' on my phone, and how can I use internet when I'm on the road?
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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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In Samsung Galaxy S3 mini TalkBack is always speaking when switching home screens

From one day to the next, TalkBack started to tell me on which home screen I am. It is always using the Google voice, even if I set it to Samsung TTS. Texts: Page 2 of 5. (German pronunciation) Der ...
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Disabled MTP, cannot access setting to enable

I have an AOSP rom of android 5.0. I unchecked the MTP checkbox in the settings, all options turned grey, a few seconds later the activity closed and now I cannot open it again to enable MTP. I've ...
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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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Stay Awake Option Not Available M9

I am using the HTC M9, and when I go into "Developer Options" the "Stay Awake" option is grayed out. Why? How can I fix? What would cause this?
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Using SD Card with Android

I installed an SD card on my Unnecto Droid X phone. I can't get apps or data to store on it. I can see it there, when I look in Settings\Storage. I tried checking "save apps to card" and "let system ...
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How to access “Apps with usage access” setting on LG G3?

I have an LG G3 with Android 5.0, but I can't find this setting. I read it's in Privacy → Security, but the setting doesn't seem to there: Screenshot (click for larger variant)
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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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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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Android 5.0.2 dialer settings

I have no idea about coding and in-depth android settings. I installed a cutom ROM called Aurora on my Galaxy S4 I9500. It has the S6 Dialer and other S6 apps. There is a bug where the dialer's ...
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audio jack issue

I am facing issues with my audio jack: I can only hear on the right-sided earphone. How can I activate both sides? I'm using a Lenovo a7000, in case that's relevant.
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Turning off cell broadcast messages in HTC One X Plus

I have been receiving about 50 flash sms a day, with my service provider name TIM RS 51, from the number 50. As I read here, it might be a issue with activating and deactivating cell broadcast on the ...
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How can I use the stock Android settings app on an LG G2?

I've upgraded my LG G2 (AT&T D800) to Lollipop 5.0.2 and have been wanting to try out some new settings/features of the settings app. In particular I've been wishing I had the search feature to ...
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No option for “mobile network” on Dell Venue 8

My friend has bought new "Dell Venue 8 3830" tablet with Android JellyBean 4.3. Now we want to connect a 3g dongle (D-Link) via a micro-usb cable which came with it. When i connect the dongle to the ...
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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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Toggle “Unknown Sources” with Tasker

Is it possible to toggle the Unknown Source setting with Tasker? I couldn't find such a setting. I also tried the Secure Settings Plugin there is also no action for this. What I want to achieve is to ...
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Modify settings parameters through database

I have been able to successfully modify and update the settings in the Android phone using ADB commands such as these.. Enable GPRS data: adb shell sqlite3 -batch ...
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How do I go back to my original settings after installing Hola Launcher?

I just installed Hola Launcher on my HTC One m8 and it changed everything from my display to content settings. I would like to switch back to exactly how my phone settings were before installing Hola ...
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Warning bar in “Settings - Data usage” is gone! A bug?

First, I'm currently using Android 5.1.1 on a Nexus 5, although this issue was already present when I was using Android 5.0. Now I'll explain what I mean by "not seeing the warning bar": Regularly, ...
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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 do I reset my “home” location in my Google maps/ system?

I would like to reset my home location in my maps/nav system to a more accurate GPS position. How do I do that?
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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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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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How uninstall SAP Afaria from Android device?

I am testing the SAP Afaria in my tablet and I am no longer want use. I try uninstall the app but its locked for uninstall. In the administrator page from SAP, I didn't find how remove the enrollment. ...