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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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configure Wifi network with script/website/profile or similar

Is there any way to configure a Wifi network connection on android via an automated method like Apples network profiles or some kind of web installation or a script? I am working at an university ...
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Is it possible to activate the “USB Tethering” Android setting from the command line?

I would like to activate "USB tethering" from within a bash script, so is there any possibility to run a command line with adb shell to change some Android settings ? Edit1: The following command ...
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Can not change outgoing email server

I recently upgraded to android 6 on my Galaxy S6, now I noticed that I cannot send emails from one of my email accounts. It's an imap server, and I need to use another subdomain than the incoming uses ...
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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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Apps manager not showing in my lenovo a6000

I have tried to store my apps on sd card. but after selecting sd card from storage and rebooting the set when i go to apps manage application does not show. Why? how can i resolve this problem?
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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 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 to provision an Android phone automatically?

tl;dr: How can I write a short declarative description of the state I want my phone to be in, and then apply it to a phone? After a factory reset or hardware change it's always a pain to get my phone ...
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Why is my phone vibrating incessantly during calls?

Yesterday, my phone started vibrating once every 15 seconds or so during phone calls. I'm running cyanogenmd 7 on HTC thunderbolt. I looked in settings and there is only option to vibrate every 45 ...
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NullPointerException when opening Language & Input settings

I have a rooted Lenovo P770, where I uninstalled several "system" apps, including the stock keyboard, TouchPal. After a factory reset I installed AnySoftKeyboard with adb (adb shell ime...), and now ...
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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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Change Screen Dim TimeOut

When the phone is idle, the screen turns off after the configured time. For ex: if time is set to 30 sec, first the screen will dim after approximately 25 seconds and then after 5 seconds it will turn ...
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Gestures setting on LG G3 running Android Marshmallow

I have LG G3, now running on Android Marshmallow. Prior to Marshmallow, I had this setting under Settings - Gestures. Now, I can't find it on Marshmallow. Did LG remove it? If not, where is it?
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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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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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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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Reset texting settings

I have Google Voice on my Android and originally I didn't have texting, so I checked the box that has it send text from Google Voice all the time. But recently my phone company just randomly gave me ...
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Are there any downsides or risks to limiting background processes?

I enabled developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and then changed "Limit background process" option from Standard limit to No background process. After that my phone is working fine, with ...
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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 turn off the camera shutter sound on LG G2 mini?

Where is located the camera shutter sound file on LG G2 mini (Android 4.4.2)? Or how else to turn that annoying sound off? None of the solutions recommended in similar questions here does work. The ...
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managing marshmallow synchronisation

My wife and I bought some Android phones at about the same time. She bought a Motorola Moto G2, I bought a Moto E2. They run Android 6 (Marshmallow), System versions 24.41.34 and 24.51.39 respectively ...
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Why can't I adjust the brightness and the sleep time on my KitKat device?

Whenever I go to settings and to display, the brightness and the sleep buttons are faded out and I can't click them. I tried rebooting my phone and a factory reset but nothing works. I don't know what ...
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Unfortunately settings has stopped

I have a lg Optimus Exceed 2 (VS450PP). I have been using it for experimentation and had to do a factory reset. When booted back into Android, I received a settings f/c. I have tried to enter the ...
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WiFi proxy config not working

PREAMBLE: I had a weird proxy server config issue that I have now resolved but the answer to which does not seem to be covered anywhere as far as I can tell - so I'm describing the issue then will ...
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Access settings outside of settings app without a root

Is there a file hidden somewhere in the internal storage that contains all the system setting preferences? I want to be able to access and modify this file (if it even exists) without rooting my ...
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Disable 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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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 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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Simple way to toggle between 2G and 3G connection

TL;DR Usually, I have my device locked to "2G only" for multiple reasons: saving battery-life no need for "high-speed" to simply be informed about new mail or doing the little contacts/calendar ...
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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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Windroy WiFi issue

I just downloaded Windroy, it works fine but I cannot connect to the WiFi. My WiFi works for my computer but I just don't know how to get it to work in Windroy. Any ideas?
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How do I change the time zone (which is disabled) in Honeycomb on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

When I first turned on my Galaxy Tab 10.1, I told it to automatically set the time. Unfortunately now the time zone is set to GMT+00:00 in the Date & time settings, and is disabled (so I can't ...
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Disable Missed Call Notifications

Is there a way to disable missed call notifications? I haven't found it in any settings on the device, but I'm wondering if anyone knows a trick to disable them. Possibly an app that someone knows of? ...
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How to disable a notification from Settings app?

I own an LG MS323 from MetroPCS, it comes with a nice Battery Saving option that can be enabled from quick settings, but it places a notification that states Battery saving is turned on. When you tap ...
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Is there a way to remove the switch users Icon without root?

I have a Verzon Moto E2 (so no hope of rooting) on android 5.1. I think you cannot completely disable it without root. I'd like to at least remove the little icon in the pull down menu. is that ...
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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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Starting an activity listed under “Settings” from terminal (or adb shell)

I would like to start this activity from terminal: com.android.settings.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity I tried am start -S com.android.settings/.Settings$PowerUsageSummaryActivity and this is ...
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How can I change notification volume on Android 6.0?

I have an option to change alarm or ringtone volume in Settings, but not notifications as I had in 4.3. How can I change notification volume on Android 6.0 without changing ringtone volume? I would ...
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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 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 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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DNS name resolution with manual setup (USB boot)

I'm running Android 6 on my laptop x86. I couldn't figure out the GUI so on the cmd line I setup networking by doing: ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.10 up #to setup the NIC with an IP ip route add default ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Where are Ethernet Settings stored?

There is a good post about where Android Settings are stored. The following screenshot shows where Wi-Fi settings are stored. Where are Ethernet Settings stored?
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Can't set default app?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and I was trying to open a Tumblr link from Facebook messenger. When the popup to choose a default app showed up, I accidentally chose Chrome. I tried resetting the ...