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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 find a hidden app on phone

How do I KNO if it's hidden app being displayed as something else @ when your not able to click on move to sd in one of the app setting what does that mean
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Removing browser ICON from home screen

Is there a way to remove the browser ICON from my home page?
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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 ...
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Movement (gyro) input reversed on Zopo 998

I have Zopo 998 on Android KitKat, and I have started to use cardboard for movies and VR. My problem is that the movement sensors seem reversed: when I turn my head right, the view moves left, and ...
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How do I reverse “sync turned off” in my Google account?

Under the Settings -> Accounts -> Google, there's an account in the Accounts section and under that it says "sync turned off." When I tap on it there is a list of services that can be synced (e.g. App ...
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'Languages and Input' sub-setting crashes Settings, need to enable it to install keyboard

Alright so I try to get into the 'Language and Input' sub-setting on the 'Settings' menu, and when I click on it a message appears saying: "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped working". This only ...
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why did my settings stop when I found my ringtone as unknown?

I opened settings because my ringtone had changed and when I clicked on them, a pop up appears "unfortunately settings has stopped", and closed my settings. What gives?
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How do I decrypt files on my SD card that I encrypted using the Settings?

I have files that I used to copy from my SD card to my PC using the USB Mass Storage option under the "USB connection" pop-up. I checked the flag under Settings->Location & Security->Data ...
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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 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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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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How do I uninstall a browser

Can I disable/ uninstall the browser that came with the phone without disabling another browser I have installed? How do I do it?
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“Screen overlay detected” dialog?

I have a Nexus 5 phone and ever since I allowed a system update, it won't let me post pictures to Instagram. It keeps talking about turning off a "screen overlay", but then when I try to follow the ...
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Settings app: 'Unfortunately, Settings has stopped.'

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Cyanogenmod 11 11-20140225-SNAPSHOT-InstallerXNPQ09P-maguro Android 4.4.2 KitKat with CWM 6.0.4.7. It's a stable installer build. For a while now I have been ...
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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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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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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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Setting Frontal-camera Tab Sambung S2

I have to record many video with the 2.1 Mp front-camera of my Samsung Tab S2 But I need to set manual parameter for the exposition ( not automatic). Maybe there is an appli. Thanks Agostino
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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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Developer switch greyed out on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 running Lollipop 5.0.2

I have successfully entered Developer Mode and yesterday I was successfully connected to my laptop and running apps I was developing in Android Studio. Today the Developer Options are still visible ...
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How to enable Caller ID?

In my phone(Lenovo a369i) the Caller ID option is greyed out(disabled). Settings > Call settings > Additional settings > Caller ID How to enable it?
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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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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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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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Android 4.0.3 has virtual keyboard with Y key in wrong place?

Why the virtual keyboard of Android 4.0 has a different qwerty virtual keyboard? It seems the Y is in the wrong place. Is it some configuration? Where it is? Screenshots (click images for larger ...
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Where are the developer options in Android 2.3.x?

I have Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G SGH-T679 running Android 2.3.6. I do not see the developer tools anywhere in the Settings menu. Is there something special needed to get it to show up?
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Note 3 security options stopped working after enabling Smart-lock feature

Some options on my Galaxy Note 3 stopped working, including Clear credentials, trust agents, and smart lock after I turned on one of the Smart lock features, and I tested it but it didn't work. So I ...
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“Unable to Load Photo” when setting image as wallpaper via Google Photos

Trying to change my wallpaper from the android Settings app, I tap 'From Gallery' on the film strip at the bottom which launches Google Photos. From there I select the photo I want, and it returns to ...
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Is there a more efficient way to turn mobile hotspot on / off? [duplicate]

I'd like to reduce the number of steps needed to turn mobile hotspot on or off. Currently it's unlock, then five taps. Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. I did find this question, but it's from ...
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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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Can I backup/restore custom ringtones and notification sounds?

How can I backup and restore custom contact ringtones and notification sounds settings on lollipop/marshmallow?
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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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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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Screen stuck in 3D

My screen is stuck in 3D mode and I can't get it off? What can I do? I have tried different settings and reboot. I tried changing brightness but it's still 3D.
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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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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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Andtech Touchtab 10.1 will not boot past the Allwinner logo

I own an Andtech Touchtab 10.1 inch running Android 4.4.2. Ever since the first day I got it the tablet started crashing with apps such as the default stock browser and Angry Birds. Then it started ...
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Options in Settings not persisting in Stock Android 5.1.1

I've Yu Yunique which comes with stock Android 5.1.1 installed. Some options in settings though being enabled in UI View aren't actually enabled. For instance, take Blacklist option. When I switch it ...
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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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Stock android camera app. How to prevent default settings from taking over

I'm on Android 5 KitKat but I've seen this in Android 4.x as well. The stock camera app has the settings for contrast sharpness brightness etc. I always want the sharpness to be maximum along with ...
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How do you get to the hidden phone settings on Android 5.0

I have a Galaxy S4 running lollipop and the old way to get to this menu was *#*#4636#*#*. How do you do it in other lollipop devices?
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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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voicenotifier app has altered my phone ||

I have Motorola 2nd gen E mobile. Apps Hola launcher and Go SMS are my preferred apps. I wanted to have a separate notifier for email (Gmail) on my mobile other than SMS text notifier. Reading ...
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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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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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Allow “unknown sources” from Terminal without going to Settings App?

I have a corrupted Settings app in CyanogenMod and have a possible idea to restore a backup of it (App and Data) in Titanium Backup. But it's currently set to not allow "unknown sources" so Titanium ...
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Need to reset/reformat the Mikona MHTMID-B718DC8-B tablet

I need to reset my Mikona tablet to factory settings, except unlike in the advice I've found in and around, this tablet doesn't have volume keys, so that rules that out. It also doesn't have an ...
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How to avoid apps pausing when I switch to another app (Nexus 5; Android 5.0.1)

I want to use google navigate and my podcast app (Doggcatcher) at the same time. Until recently, I could start google navigate, then go to the home screen, start Doggcatcher, and begin playing a ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab cannot switch apps, close browser, or boot in recovery mode

my samsung galaxy tab 10.1 (wifi) appears to boot normally, but then goes to a browser page saying "Web Page Not Available" then a link to http://orderprocessingengine.com/... a very long URL, which ...