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In my Samsung Galaxy S under Settings - Status - Phone number is says 'unknown': Why?

Title says it all ( I think ), if I look under the 'Settings - Status - Phone number' on my Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone, it says 'unknown'. What does that mean ? Do I have to enter the number some ...
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Why don't I have a “users” setting? How to enable?

I've been fighting with this for over a year now. I keep finding instructions that say to go to Settings and click Users. I read that this setting is available on ALL 4.2+ tablets, but not some ...
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i dont know what happened

So I installed a battery saver app on my tablet from Verizon so about 3 weeks later I uninstalled it. When I uninstalled it I wasnt able to go into my setting so i turned off my tablet. When I tried ...
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Disable WhatsApp Notification while watching Videos or Listening Music

Is it possible to disable WhatsApp Status bar notifications while watching YouTube videos on a Android device or while playing Music on Android device. I don't want to disable WhatsApp notifications ...
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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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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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Modifying Xperia Z3 Home button quick-launch?

I recently purchased an Xperia Z3 Model #: 6603: Prior to now, the quick-launch-from-home utility (swipe up from home) has only contained quick access to Google. I really liked this, however in an ...
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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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Lost access to Settings and recovery after flashing custom ROM

i lost access and i need to restore factory to possibly return to clear the issue I recently moved a rooted system on both Beanstalk custom and SlimSaber (both KitKat 4.4.2) to Omni ROM 4.4.3, but ...
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how do I turn OFF Smart lock.

I was trying to secure me phone. I had turned on pattern. Then thought for extra security I would turn on Smart Lock. Note the pattern lock is gone. I want to feel that I can leave my phone on the ...
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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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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 to change the storage from phone memory to internal storage?

Everytime I try to install anything from google playstore it says insufficient internal storage but actually it has internal storage. How can I solve this problem
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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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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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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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what does the “disable” button do?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "disable". What does this button mean? What ...
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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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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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How can I change the data usage cycle for Mobile data?

The mobile data cycle (Settings -> Data usage) looks quite arbitrary. Since I have changed my data plan, now the new cycle should start at the first day of the month instead of the 6th. How can I ...
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Where is this specific setting I forgot the name? Using Sony Xperia Z3, Android 4.4.4

While getting used to my new phone, an assistant showed up, asking me to configure some time settings regarding night & charging, time settings when I plug in/out my charger cable, and alarms, ...
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Insufficient space - solution not working

Good morning - my name is Carl and I am a newbie. I've looked at the solution for this and it doesnt work. Some information from my device Phone model V3+ Android version 4.4.2 Build number ...
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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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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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Android 5.0 (Lollipop) music equalizer?

First of all, I'm rooted. So since I have Android 5.0 on my Nexus 5 I wonder if there still exists the option to change the music equalizer. In KitKat it was like: I wasn't able to find any option ...
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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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How can I delay the screen's password lock on my Stratosphere?

I need my to have my screen be password locked, but I want it to kick in after only 5-10 minutes (i.e., if I lock my phone and unlock it a moment later, I don't want to have to put in my password ...
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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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“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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How do I expand the ring time for incoming calls?

I purchased the Moto G 2nd Gen recently after having Samsung Galaxy S3. Very happy with it but can never get to the phone in time to answer it. I am constantly calling people back. This is just from ...
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After I did a factory reset, I no longer can change lock screen wallpaper

My Samsung Galaxy S3 StraightTalk phone had to be factory reset. I had no problem changing the wallpaper on my lock screen before I fid the reset. Afterwards, no matter what I try, it will not change. ...
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does my android have some type of ware, or virus, or something?

Accidently downloaded Android System ( not sure what kind of file this is but it saved in my applications and tells me it's a built in app ), to my LGL34C Android 4.4........ since then my phone has ...
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Galaxy Avant - “Lock automatically” turns Keyguard back on

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Avant and I want to setup tasker like my old phone, specifically to turn off the Keyguard when I'm home. It works, until the "Settings > Lock screen > Lock automatically" ...
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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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How to transfer apps, contacts and settings between two identical phones?

OS: 2.1 Phone: Samsung Vibrant (Galaxy S) I'm having trouble with my new Samsung Vibrant (it constantly reboots) and I'm going to return it for a replacement unit. How can I transfer all of my phone ...
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Movement (Gyro) Input Reversed?

I have started to use cardboard for movies and VR. My problem is that the movement sensors seem reversed Meaning when I turn my head right the view moves left. Same with up and down. Have tried many ...
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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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Quiet mode on Galaxy s4

How can I use quite mode on my Samsung Galaxy S4 during the hours of 22.00 to 07.00. I belive it is a setting issue but I can't seem to find the settings for it.
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How to set default contact store location, android 4.4.2, LG L9 II?

I need to set up the default store place for contacts as now every time it wants to save to sim card which is not as functional. I have to change it, dismiss the warning about lost information (even ...
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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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Disable automatic network operator switch

I have a dualSIM phone with Android 2.3.5. The problem is that it automatically changes the network operator instead of warning me that there is no service. I was selected the operator with "Search ...
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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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how to change analog clock widget on homescreen to digital clock

I'm stumped. I don't know if my phone is broken or what's happening. I have an analog clock widget on my home screen and I want to change it to a digital clock. If i tap the widget it takes me ...
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Restrict access to certain settings based on user type [migrated]

I'm currently developing an Android application that will be used both internally at my company and externally by clients. I'm looking to limit the available settings of the application so clients ...
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How to remove radio from quick settings in Asus zenfone 4

When i bought my phone it had only 4 icons highlighted in green and some others which could be removed in and were highlighted in blue but suddenly the radio icon appeared and i am not able to remove ...
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How do I prevent the Browser and Dolphin HD from deleting old history entries?

So I've noticed that for both the default browser and for the Dolphin HD browser, all the history entries get deleted when you go beyond a certain number of pages visited. Does anyone know how I can ...
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Volume control: is there a really silent setting?

I like to listen to the radio in the background with earbuds. So I turn the volume down all the way, but in the lowest setting the volume is still about two to three times as loud is I want it to be. ...
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Laggy touch movement on a high end device

I'm using an Xperia Z1 Compact, and I've flashed Cyanogenmod on it, however, when I flash any non-stock ROMs on this phone, the sampling rate for touch movements is reduced to perhaps 20FPS, if that ...
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Screen light is on as long as the charger is connected

My Samsung Android GT-S5660 running 2.3.4 has its screen light on permanently as long as the charger is connected, and I don't know how to make it go off. I admit fooling around with buttons, ...
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How Do I Change Pixel Density on Samsung Centura?

I changed pixel density from:480-500 in the build.prop, then I formatted my 'Samsung sch-s738c' with Android 4.0.4. Can you help?