Short for "synchronize", this tag is for questions about synchronizing an Android device with "the Cloud" or simply with other devices. Please use the more specific tags if your issue is with e.g. 'active-sync' (MSExchange) or 'rsync' (see full tag wiki for details).

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How can I install apps from unknown sources using my Google account on the web?

I was wondering whether or not I can somehow remotely install applications from "unknown sources" i.e not having to copy the .apk file onto my device and then installing. For example, using the ...
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Android keeps adding Exchange calendars every second

This morning I noticed all my WhatsApp contacts were just displaying their phone numbers. All my Exchange (run by me) contacts had disappeared, as well as the calendars on that account. Also, my ...
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How to sync facebook contacts after Ubersync deprecated

As of May 2015, Ubersync no longer works due to a change Facebook made. How can I keep my Android contacts book synced with my Facebook contacts now? I imagine other apps have suffered a similar fate. ...
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Recover WiFi password on another phone using Google account

How to backup WiFi password using Gmail? Manually? My old phone was broken, and I have signed-in to Google and sync it there. Then I bought a new phone. When I signed-in on my new phone, my WiFi ...
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Gmail App Stopped Syncing…Again

Two different devices, a Nexus 7 tablet and Moto X. Both running last Kit Kat update. Nexus has Gmail app 5.1, Moto X has Gmail app 4.9. Gmail on my computer works fine. Both devices last synced 2 ...
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How can I view contacts that were on my now destroyed device

My cell phone was destroyed. I tried to view my contacts info on my wife's LG but the list of contacts that I viewed were far from recent. I logged onto Google and found no help in reference to ...
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Sharing photos between two accounts

My wife and I use Google Photos to share pictures between our devices. We like it because it has Auto Backup and automatically syncs pictures between our two phones. To make this work, though, she ...
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I have multiple google accounts. How can I hide some of them from the Gmail and Calendar apps?

I have several google accounts I use for different purposes (i.e. my main everything account, one to log in to less secure websites / games, one shared account for work, my wife's Play store account). ...
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Texts going to email

I have a news Samsung S6, and when someone who is in my contact list texts me, it not only comes to my phone but goes to my email inbox. How can I stop this?
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Synchronize applications on all my Android devices

Is it possible to synchronize applications in all my Android devices like contacts or email with Google account? How?
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GMAIL App: Fetching already deleted email repeatedly

As we can configure other Email Account like YAHOO email in a GMAIL App, I added my YAHOO Email Account to GMAIL App and can now Access YAHOO Emails using GMAIL App. But the Issue is, when I delete ...
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Contact details haven't sync in gmail (only in phone)

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core LT. I had a sync between my phone and my gmail account. Although I previously edited some fields in my phone contacts and merged some contacts, in gmail only the name and ...
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After Lollipop - when I add account there isn't an option to sync contacts/calenders - only email

Just installed Lollipop on my Xperia Z3, now when I add an email account there is no option to sync contacts, calenders or tasks - only email. I used to be able to see my work calender (Outlook active ...
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Synchronisation problem

I have a problem with synchronizing my contacts between devices and my Google account. With Nexus everything works perfect but my LG L90 phone doesn't upload contacts from Google. Has anyone ...
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Connecting phone contacts with facebook contacts, sync.me can't find right one

I've got a phone contact named Dave T. On Facebook his name is David Tiger. Sync.me can't find him for some reason, though it normally does work. I think it has to do with Dave vs David how can I fix ...
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Does the new Outlook app actually run Outlook on a phone, or does it just sync data between Outlook on a computer & the native Android calendar?

I use outlook on my laptop for my contacts and my calendar. I understand there is a new outlook app for Android. If I download the app is it an actual outlook program that is running on my phone with ...
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How can I trigger a WiFi passwords restore?

I know that when you first setup a new phone you can choose to restore your WiFi passwords and installed apps from your Google account. I've even tried that a few times and it sure works. However this ...
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Effectiveness of Haxsync in helping sync apps in Android?

I have Android 4.0.4 on a Huawei m931. After reinstalling Facebook app& trying unsuccessfully to get Accounts setting to activate sync. I tried out Haxsync app. It seems to help with some ...
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Whatsapp won't show my contacts names, only their number (Nexus 5 Lollipop)

When I open WhatsApp and talk to my friends, their name doesn't appear. I can only see their cellphone number. It's very annoying because I add them and there name appears shortly afterwards, but ...
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Facebook App won't sync after re-install

Need help: I uninstalled and reinstalled Facebook app on my Huawei M931 running Android 4.0.4 . When I go to "Accounts and Settings" in phone and add The FB account, then push the grey "sync" ...
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ME profile keeps disappearing when I sync to computer

I've been having trouble in the first place with my contact list since I got my phone. My old iphone had connected to facebook and added people to it I didn't know. So I deleted them. I didn't ...
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Deleting photos on Google+ doesn't delete them on local storage on my phone

I'm still getting used to the Auto Backup functionality in the Photos app. I turned this feature on and all my photo's are correctly synced to Google+. When I delete a photo on my phone (Nexus 5) it ...
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New phone : migrate pictures and videos?

Alright, I just got my new oneplus one (replacing my old samsung). To get startes, i just need to get pictures copied to my new phone. Not as easy as i thought! 1) google plus does not "recover" ...
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Youtube 5 is always syncing on Android 2

since I updated my YouTube app from the pre-installed version to 5.5.30 on my Android with 2.6 which is running on a Samsung GT I9003, YouTube tries to sync something all the time. I'm logged in with ...
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Android Facebook Sync doesn't activate in System“Accounts/Sync” Setting

I re-added my Facebook app account to "Accounts and Sync" (in System Settings) but it won't activate sync. The button stays grey. Sync of overall phone is on. This is after a delete and reinstall of ...
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I changed user i.d. in Facebook app now no sync

I have several gmail and Yahoo accounts on phone apps, when i changed username of Facebook all notifications stopped sync. It is Android 4.0.4 system
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Reinstalled Android-Facebook app won't sync-enable in Accounts and Sync settings. Global/device setting is on

I'm unable to activate sync for Android Facebook app in phone "Accounts and Sync" settings. This only happened after after username change, email accounts added, and phone # added to other FB ...
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Not syncing all photos to computer

I'm not the savviest of smart phone/computer users, so please bear with this grandma LOL. I'm wondering why not all the pics I take with my Android SG4, don't automatically show up in my Dropbox on ...
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Messages stuck in outbox of Gmail app, but only for Gmail

I noticed messages were not being sent from the Gmail app. I checked to make sure auto sync is enabled and it is. Any ideas? Beside the message it just says sending. I have other email accounts used ...
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Contacts not synced where WhatsApp Contact exists

I used tine20 via MS-Exchange to sync contacts to my android device I added WhatsApp. Some contacts are from both (tine20 and WhatsApp). All is fine. I removed (accidentally) tine20 account from ...
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Sync between Android Word App and Android OneDrive app

Platform: Nexus 10 (16GB), Android 5.0.2, Free memory available: ~2.5GB Using Word app for Android and OneDrive app for Android (OneDrive is a connected service to Word app) (i) Add new folders to ...
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Google Calendar sync works only when Google Calendar app is uninstalled

I couldn't get Google Calendar to sync on my Galaxy S3 (with web version of Google Calendar). I did all things recommended on this help page but it didn't help. I also tried removing Google account ...
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Android 5.0 sync questions on HTC M8

I'm trying to figure out how to set items to individually auto sync. On the HTC M8 under accounts & sync in both 4.4 and 5.0, I noticed I cannot select items to auto-sync individually. I can ...
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Why does the 'Sync' notification panel button do?

I would like to know how the sync button at the top of the notification drawer does. Isn't sync something each application does in a totally custom manner as it pleases? How could such button control ...
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How can I turn ON text message (SMS) sync to e-mail inbox on Samsung Galaxy S4?

I've recently updated my Samsung Galaxy S4 and I lost the sync with my mailbox (synchronization between text messages and email accounts) In the settings for your Exchange account "Sync SMS" ...
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ActiveSync isn't syncing contacts and calendar

My HTC One (7) circa 14 months old kept dropping calls, the nice people at Vodafone replaced it with a new one how happy was I (to say my old one was battle worn is a mild understatement). Home, ...
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Stop recommending GMail Contacts

When I got my LG Tribute, I put in my Google account, and it immediately downloaded all 1700 GMail contacts from my many years of e-mail. Obviously I don't want all those contacts, so I went to ...
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Why is Android occasionally disabling auto sync?

I have experienced this issues on several devices, including Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.2 and now Oneplus One running Cyanogenmod 11S (based on Android 4.4.4). There may be a correlation with apps ...
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Multiple Google Accounts contacts Syncing

I have 2 google accounts lets say 'me@gmail.com' and 'work@gmail.com' Personal email has 500 contact of my friends and family. Work email has 1100 business contacts. I share the work emails contact ...
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my kindle wont sync its account with my new tablet? any thing i am doing wrong?

I bought a Samsung tab I wanted to transfer all my kindle books onto my tablet. I have downloaded amazon kindle and used the same account but it just won't sync all my books. So if you could me that ...
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How to add/delete/modify Hotmail contacts from Android?

I have Huawei Honor 6 H60-L02 that I bought 4 months ago, and I have following issues. I am able to view all my Hotmail contacts. However, I'm unable to add/delete/modify them. In short, it is a ...
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Huawei Honor 6 H60-L02

I bought the phone 4 months back. Have following issues. In Contacts > Menu > Contacts to Display, unable to see Google account and Google Contacts. However, in Settings > Accounts I can see Google. ...
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find which app sync data in roaming

i am facing some issue in Nexus 5. In my phone some apps that used Mobile-Network for syncing the data in background but i don't know. Every 1 hour message is coming with data usage. But i don't ...
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Everything is messed up on my phone

I'm using the stock system on my Samsung GS3, and one day the phone just started restarting itself randomly. It might restart itself once or twice a day, and no pattern was observed. Then all in a ...
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Android L GMail app remove default account

I currently have Android L (5.0.1) installed on my Nexus 5. I thought my phone had a problem with syncing but it turns out that my GMail app keeps trying to sync my email address with GMail. I have an ...
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Is there a way to sync tasker profiles?

I use tasker on all of my android devices. That includes my work and personal phone and tablet. They all pretty much run the exact same jobs but all I can find is some really rudimentary way of ...
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Importing wifi settings from microsoft account

I have a bunch of saved wifi passwords on my windows 8 laptop that automatically transfer from one PC to another when I log in using my Microsoft account. Does anyone know a way to transfer these ...
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Google contact not sync

i want to sync my google account with my gmail but in my 4.3 sony xperia m device show me an error: sync is currently experiencing problems. it will be back shortly. its been days i have this issue ...
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Photo and video recovery

I accidentally deleted an entire timeline of photos off of gallery. My phone was set to sync with my Gmail account and Facebook. Where do I find these synced photos and videos through my Gmail or ...
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Sync Galaxy S4 Google Calendar with Google Calendar desktop version

I downloaded the latest (as of OP's writing) Google Calendar app to my husband's Galaxy S4 phone. Auto-sync was turned on, but calendar events from his Google Calendar desktop do not appear. I had no ...