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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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Stop Android from displaying “Install blocked” prompt

I am continually getting prompts for installing apps, such as Clean Master and or 9 apps on my Android phone. I turned off the option "Install apps from unknown sources" in security settings but ...
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Galaxy S6 settings widget

I want to add a shortcut to the tethering/mobile hotspot setting, but I can't find the settings widget. Does this not exists? Is there a way to add it to the quick settings (swipe down from top)?
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How do i change what the buttons on my phone do

My Optimus LG-90 has one button which you get to assign an action to i.e. you can make it launch the Camera, or Music Player, etc. The only other buttons are power, and volume up & down. The ...
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Is it possible to disable confirmation dialogs in Android 4.4?

I have an LG G2 which came with Jelly Bean, and I have recently updated it to Kit Kat. I have noticed that the amount of confirmation dialogs when changing phone settings seems to have gone up from ...
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S5 corded Desktop access

I changed some settings on my S5 to reduce battery drain. Now I can't plug my charging cord into a PC or laptop and access the phone card or SD card. Can't figure out what to "turn" back on ! Any ...
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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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Problem at horizontal filling [on hold]

I created a project with a GridLayout, with a seekbar and a LinearLayout inside it. The problem is that i choose to fill horizontal at gravity at the seekbar and the LinearLayout, but the problem is ...
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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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Notification Access in KitKat

Can someone tell me where the Notification Access is placed in KitKat. In JellyBean it used to be under Settings -> Security.
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How to stop the Gallery app from asking me to sign-in?

I don't want my pictures to be synced with any of my accounts ever, I just want all of them to be stored on the phone without getting uploaded anywhere under any circumstances (neither I want it to ...
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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 do I change to apple style icons on an EE harrier?

I have tried downloading Emoji SmartKeyboard, Emoji Plugin (Pro), and paying for the necessary packs of emojis. However, I can't seem to find a way of changing the output font. The emojis on the ...
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Screen overlay detected, what is the problem?

I wanted to open a picture sent by a friend in the Sketch app in order to highlight something and send it back. The app didn't have permission to access the file system. A popup appeared. I clicked "...
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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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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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com.android.phone and settings has stopped working

Assalam-0-Alaikum, I have Qmobile M95 running android kitkat 4.4. Last night i installed the game "Basketball stars" game. i had played it for some time and closed it. Early morning i got up and i saw ...
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How can I get deep sleep -> coma for max battery life as comms platform?

I'm not an Androidite, just very curious. Arduinos have a timer-driven deep sleep mode that reduces their power requirements by 1000 or so. But it's a specialized and limited device, and a building ...
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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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Difference between /system/build.prop properties and setprop persist.adb.tcp.port (example) properties?

What is the difference between properties manipulated in /system/build.prop file and properties manipulated by setprop, for example setprop persist.adb.tcp.port? Where is the latter property stored? ...
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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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What is a WTF Condition?

If you go to the developer tools menu in Settings, then tap Launch Tools and open Bad Behavior, there's an option to "Report a WTF Condition". What is a WTF Condition? Why would an app report one?
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cannot login to gmail app on android phone, will not sync

I have been given old android phone by a relative who added me as a user to accounts and sync. My account would not sync and I could not delete her default account. I kept getting a signin error you ...
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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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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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How to stop the LG phone launching preset applications when the phone is locked and inside your pocket?

This design concerns more LG phones, in my case it's LG G2 Mini, but it was reported also on LG D605 Optimus L9 II and probably other LG phones with the same logic. On the back of LG G2 Mini (Android ...
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How to troubleshoot “okay google everywhere” missing from voice settings?

This is what I see: (Click image to enlarge) And this is what I would like to see: I am using Motorola Moto G 3rd generation (2015), 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage; XT1541 I have already tried a few ...
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Can’t enable the developer options of Samsung Galaxy Tab

I have several time tap on “Build Number” for 7 times but it does not show any toast message and also not enable the developer options. Where can we find the USB Driver for the Tab. I have Samsung ...
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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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Setting's “Search” function doesn't work properly on Android N Preview 3

In settings of Android phone, there is a search button in the Action Bar and it cannot give me what I want to search. I find it works sometimes but 90% it doesn't. The 2nd image shows the very ...
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Suspicious guest user activity and keyboard setting changes

A guest user is occasionally created on my phone and I don't know why. It consumes some mobile data, as indicated by Android's data usage report. Another suspicious thing is that my keyboard's ...
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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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Android File Transfer not working?

I have a mac, and I want to delete all the music on my phone and replace it with all the music on itunes in my mac. I've done this before, but it is not working. For some reason, my music is not in ...
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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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cant download ANYTHING on My LG G2 anymore

My phone went in for repairs and since then I am unable to update or re-install whatsapp or chrome. I go to google play store to download whatsapp but when I click the install button nothing happens, ...
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Can system apps be enabled/disabled directly from the filesystem?

System apps can be disabled by using pm disable [appname] and re-enabled in the same fashion. But is there a way to accomplish the same thing by editing some file(s?) somewhere? Context: My Android-...
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Volume settings keep changing automatically- driving me nuts

I am running Andoird 6.0.1 on a Samsung Note 4. In the past few days, the phone will change the four volume settings on its own! I usually keep the notifications and system volumes off, as I don't ...
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Enableing unknown sources installation from 2nd user on android 6.0

I have a regular, Un changed Samsung Tab A running the unchanged version of marshmallow OS (6.0). I have enabled installation from unknown sources in the "owner" user of the device, but still can't ...
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Es explorer is not scanning LAN but scanning FTP :/

I just bought my new "tp link 150mbps wireless adsl2 modem router" its working great but with my previous tp link 300Mbps router only, i used to connect my android device with my PC via Es explorer ...
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Settings - Accessibility warning: “Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate” — What should I do?

If I choose the 'Settings - Accessibility' option on my Samsung Galaxy S, the following text is displayed: 'Downloaded accessibility application is required to activate'. I searched the Droid Market ...
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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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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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Can apps update without Google account?

Scenario: - No Google account is attached to the phone - No apps have been installed beside ones that where already on the phone (even after a factory reset) Questions: - Is it possible to let the ...
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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 do I “forget” an out-of-range Wi-Fi network on a Galaxy S7?

I want to remove old saved networks that are no longer in range. I can forget visible networks, but out-of-range networks are not visible anywhere so I can't do the standard long-tap => "Forget ...
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Moto G on Lollipop is auto-locking the screen

After Lollipop update, Moto G 2nd generation phone is auto-locking even the time for autolock if undisturbed is set for 5 mins. Why and how to fix it?
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Are there any lollipop lock screen settings?

On Lollipop it seems that the default "swipe" lock screen has changed a bit for my N5. For years I have been trained to swipe horizontally to unlock the device. Now with the lollipop update swiping ...
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Detect when “settings” command in terminal has finished saving

When I execute the following command, it doesn't save anything: settings put global <KEY> <VALUE>;reboot I think it's because it does not have enough time to save the value, because it ...
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Warning bar in “Settings - Data usage” is gone! A bug?

First, I'm currently using Android 6.0 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, the ...
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Why it is reverting back

I've HTC desire326g dual sim . I've changed the launcher to Apex launcher selected as default. Whenever I restart the phone it asks me which launcher I want. As well as in phone there is menu named ...