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How can I change the data usage cycle day for Wi-Fi?

Changing the starting day for Mobile data was already non-obvious as shown in this answer. Now, how can I change the day of month for Wi-Fi usage as well? Currently, I have the following cycles ...
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i am not able to receive my calls at my galaxy Y after updating the android 2.3.6

i am not able to receive my calls at my galaxy Y after updating the android 2.3.6 although I can call in regular way. whenever a person calls me he get phone busy notification, while i got a missed ...
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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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NetworkSytemProvider has stopped unexpectedly . cant even make a phone call

I have a Htc one M8 for Sprint. about 15 minutes ago, it randomly started to show this error literally every 10 seconds. Not sure what this means but I know that it does not allow me to make phone ...
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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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Where to do I find my saved book files on my root device?

I have a book app that downloads book files from the Internet. It stops working and the developer wants me to root my phone and find those downloaded files for him so that he can debug. I've rooted ...
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I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard

I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard on my mobile .... my mobile phone had the Arabic keyboard then I played in the control panel and the setting of my mobile so I lost it and don't know how ...
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Why am I missing certain features from my phone?

today I recently bought the smartphone n8000 and I seem to be missing many features under the settings app. For starters, I can't change my lockscreen wallpaper at all(it does not give me the option ...
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How can I find my phone when it's on silent/vibrate mode?

Sometimes when I can't find my phone, I call it from my wife's phone or my landline. (There's also online service which provides a free call to your phone, it's a handy way to find a missing phone). ...
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screen lite- on

My samsung android GT-S5660 2.3.4 has its screen lite on permanently as long as the charger is connected and I dont know how to make it go off. I admit fooling around with buttons settings etc and ...
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disable autocomplete on galaxy s4

I have the Galaxy S4. Is there a way to turn off the Autocomplete on the dialpad so that the numbers that I dont have saved in my phone won't pop up?
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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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System forgets settings and doesn't allow to install applications after reboot

I have bought BLAUPUNKT ENDEAVOUR-1000 HD month ago, installed couple of games and apps, then moved them to the sd card, it was working perfect, then I turned it off and now wach time you re start, ...
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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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Set different languages for different users

I'd like to set different languages per user in my nexus 7 (Android 4.2), but the only option I've found for changing the language is system-wide, and applies to all the users. Is there any way I can ...
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Color menu in Android 5.0

How can I change the background color of the menu in Android 5.0 to another light or transparent color? Which file, line? The menu I want to change: Click for full size
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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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How do I restore my app (K-9 Mail) settings from an adb backup?

I just installed Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy Note. Before doing so I created a backup with adb: adb backup -all For some of my apps I want to restore settings. Most importantly that would be ...
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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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Can I virtualize existing Android device? [duplicate]

Is there any way to convert existing Android device into virtual machine? I'm going to do factory reset and pretty sure that some valuable passwords etc. will be lost after it. That's why it would be ...
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How do I turn off auto-complete when texting?

Does anyone know how to turn off the auto-complete feature when texting? Sometimes I just want to text and not have my device try and tell me what I'm thinking. Other times this is OK, but I just ...
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Unfortunately, com.android.settings has stopped, after factory reset

so i've been getting this error message everytime i tried to open my settings app, "unfortunately, com.android.settings has stopped" for a couple weeks now, so I tried to do a factory reset hoping it ...
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Persist Background Process Limit setting

Is it possible to persist the Background Process Limit setting? It's lost upon reboot and reverts to Standard Limit. Settings \ Developer Options \ Background process limit Android 4.0.3
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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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Disable Touch Input Tracking Bubble on 4.4.2 CM 11

About a week ago my Samsung Note II started tracking all touch input with a bubble. It acts sort of like mouse trails, although there is only one bubble. I don't remember turning this feature on, and ...
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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. ...
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Why doesn't my screen turn off after 30 seconds?

Two days back I had to do a factory reset on my android (v2.3.6). After that, I noticed that my phone display won't turn off after 30 secs idle time, even though the settings has been done ...
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Backup Notification Led (Pulse Light) Configuration

I recently switched from CyanogenMod to Paranoid Android on my Nexus. I knew I would lose most of my settings, but I felt rather stupid when I realised I had lost all of my carefully defined Pulse ...
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No “enable lock screen widgets” option - Galaxy Alpha

Are lock screen widgets unavalible for the galaxy alpha? I can't find it under security settings, there are no options about the lock screen there at all, or the actual lock screen settings. I've got ...
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Is kernel samepage merging safe?

In the performance section of android 4.4.4 Oneplus one i saw kernel samepage merging . i want to know is it safe ? as when i entered the performance section it gave warning that these setting are ...
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Configuring instant lock on power press with SQLite

I'm pretty new to Android world and I haven't found any answer to that question on SO... so I'm daring asking it here : basically I need to write a script to automatically configure an Android device ...
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Language & Input/Android Settings

When I was looking under the language & input setting on my ZTE Majesty Android I was curious about the 'pointer setting'. What exactly happens when you increase the speed for the pointer
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How to get Dialler Call Option “Viber, Skype” on Android 4.4.2 with Samsung Galaxy S5

At the dialer screen I do not receive the option to call using regular number, Skype or Viber. How can I fix this so that I'm prompted when I want to make a call? Any suggestion would help me a ...
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I can't find the developer options in my tablet running Android 4.0.3

I am starting to learn Android develpment and I bought a very cheap Chinese Android Tablet. It came with 4.0.3 and I can't find the developer option under settings! I think maybe it's the custom ROM ...
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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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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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I may have screwed up my PIN using tasker/secure settings

Long story short, I was using Tasker and Secure Settings to set it up so that I wouldn't have to input my PIN when I was attached to my home WIFI. HOWEVER, when I was doing the settings, I entered my ...
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How to figure out which app changes pulse notification light in system settings?

The nexus 5 has this "pulse notification light" that blinks when the device is sleeping and you receive an email, sms or something like that. I don't like it, so I turned it off in Settings > Display ...
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Lock screen with Nova launcher not showing new icons

I have an HTC One (M8) and downloaded Nova Launcher to customize my layout. I downloaded the Black Glass ADW Theme and it looks great. However, on my lock screen it is still showing the app icons from ...
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Why is “Force GPU rendering” disabled by default Developer options?

Why is this feature disabled? When I turn it on, many apps and become snappy and awesome with smooth graphics. Seems like it'd be nice if it was enabled by default. The linked article in this ...
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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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How to enable developer settings Nexus 7 4.4.2 kit kat

I have the old Nexus 7 with stock 4.4.2, and I want to enable developer settings. I have found many references to Settings -> About (Tablet) -> And click 7 times on build number - but that simply ...
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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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LG L34C Bluetooth service is always running. How to turn it off?

Handset Detection showed this for my phone: Device HTTP Headers HTTP_ACCEPT text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,*/*;q=0.8 HTTP_USER_AGENT Mozilla/5.0 ...
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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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Galaxy 10.1 - NOT PHONE! - Service codes Howto [on hold]

How do I issue service codes when I don't have a phone dialer?
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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 trigger automatic OTA MMS configuration?

When I installed Lollipop on my Nexus 4, (after wiping the partition, erasing all previous data), I had the MMS access points pre-configured for my carrier. I accidentally deleted those settings and ...
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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 can I add a custom search engine to Chrome (beta, stable…)?

Call me dumb, but, I don't see an obvious way to do this. I want to add duckduckgo.com as the main search engine in Google Chrome for Android (beta, stable...)