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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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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How does Gmail sync in Marshmallow?

For the life of me I can't figure out how Gmail syncs in Marshmallow. Sometimes an email or two will be instantaneous, as if push is involved, but then subsequent messages appear to arrive by the app ...
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Apps not transferring between Samsung S4 and s5

To transfer files, data, and apps from a Samsung S4 to a Samsung S5, I used the app "Samsung Smart Switch". This transferred the data using NFC. However, of all the apps I had originally downloaded ...
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Sync selective files across devices [closed]

Consider I have two Android devices both with dropbox configured. If I have lots of file in various folders of dropbox. I want only certain files to be synced across both devices. I can do somewhat ...
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emails only sync when in wifi

I have a Samsung S4. I use it as my work and personal device. For some reason, the device will only sync my work emails if I'm in wifi. I've spoken with our IT folks and they can't seem to sort it out....
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Android directory mirror / sync-on-file-change over LAN wifi to Windows network

We have an interesting use case for directory mirroring / syncing, but I'm guessing it's not completely unique: We want to use a barcode scanning app on an android device, and have the scanned ...
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Contacts showing as “Unknown name” on Samsung Galaxy S6

As per the below image contacts sync'd from online servcies are coming through as "Unknown name" I have used the contacts sync within "Accounts" using Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo but keep getting ...
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Google contact: old phone number keeps coming back from dead

I am using Moto X 3rd gen, so everything is pretty much stock Google. In Contacts I have one person who has moved and given up one phone number. I edit the contact, delete that number and save. After ...
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Bluetooth sync with Local contacts - cyanogenmod

G'day, I have a SGS4mini (I9195) with cyanogenmod 11 (4.4 kitkat) and have most of my contacts "local" i.e. not synced with google. I have successfully paired it with my (Citroen) car and can place ...
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How can I delete all contacts synced by Outlook?

I've added an outlook account to my phone running OxygenOS, which has synced its contacts into the contacts app. How I can remove all of these synced contacts without deleting them one by one?
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Can't Manual-Sync email after selectively disabling Auto-Sync - Android 5.1

So I have two Google Accounts linked to my phone. The first is my private account which I would like to auto-sync (IE push notifications as soon as an email is received). The second is my work's ...
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Sync a Windows 7 computer folder with a phone SD card folder

These three questions : Synchronize a folder in an Android device with a server folder, Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?, Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a ...
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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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dropbox and google drive slow sync with android?

If i upload files to dropbox or google drive, I must wait for hour until they become available in my android phone so that I can use them in my phone. Is it just me doing something wrong or why is the ...
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Contact app with selective sync?

I am using a Xiaomi Mi5 and the default Contact app sync ALL contacts with Google which creates a huge redundant list of any person I ever emailed. There is no option to select which Group/Folder to ...
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What will happen if I do sync just after factory reset?

I'm curious about one thing. Basically if sync is on & I delete a contact then it also get deleted from my google account. But today when I did factory reset then don't know why restore didn't ...
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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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Tired of losing contacts due to Google sync

I'm tired of losing contacts after Google sync. Almost always after I add a new contact and the contacts are synced, the contact disappears without any warning. If I reenter it, it will not be deleted ...
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Is auto sync really killing my battery?

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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Is auto-sync really the biggest battery killer? [duplicate]

I have been digging the archives for eternity to find that Location Services and Auto-sync (assuming we ignored other factors such as Bluetooth etc -- because my focus is mainly about auto sync) are ...
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Show contact birthdays in calendar app

recently I bought a Sony Z3 compact which is my first android phone. Now I managed to transfer all contacts from my old Nokia phone to it - including birthday information. I would now be very pleased, ...
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Deleting unwanted contacts after accidental account sync

A friend borrowed my phone when they forgot theirs. They had to log into their Gmail to get their contacts to find where they left the phone. When they added their account, it was synced to my phone. ...
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Whats the easiest way to sync Outlook with Gmail?

I found gSyncIt to be a bit complicated. Binary has too many options so I get a bit lost. So far EVO Collaborator was very easy to setup, but its not build on Google's API so its not very compatible ...
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Cm 13 bug regarding trebuchet

Just got cm 13 for my One plus one. There's a persistent message saying '' trebuchet has stopped '' when I try to go to home screen from an app. Gets sorted on rebooting but restarts in a while. ...
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Synchronize google apps with private server?

Is there a way to synchronize google apps with my own server? Does Google offer something like that? Maybe for business use? Or is there maybe an unofficial way of doing it? I couldn't really find ...
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How to sync deleted photos with google photos/drive?

Have in mind that when I take photos I might take 2 shots of same instance. I arrive home, start wi-fi. All photos are synced with photos. Now - looking into gallery I delete some of them - they were ...
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Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a computer folder, the wireless way [duplicate]

I don't use the cloud for my music (such as Dropbox or Deezer or Spotify) but a 50 GB folder on my PC that I often synchronize with my phone's 128GB SD card, by plugging both with USB cable, and ...
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What's the easiest way to sync music to my phone?

I'm now on CM13 (Android 6) and rsyncing in will not work due to permission errors (and the sudo command doesn't exist) So I ask you, are there any programs to sync my music across? I don't want to ...
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Gmail: “Couldn't sign in” error with latest version, but other google apps sync just fine. Older Gmail version works fine

While using the latest version of the Gmail app: 6.3.117716127, I cannot sync my mail whatsoever. Update: 6.4.120760496 has the same issue. Please note that this is NOT a universal "Google" sign in ...
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Need superuser permission for TMS [duplicate]

for some cloud syncing purposes I want to give TMS (Titanium Media Sync) superuser privilege over my rooted device even if it doesn't asks for it. I use SuperSU.
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Grant superuser permission to an app which hasn't asked for it [duplicate]

Hello android enthusiasts, I am using Titanium Media Sync (TMS) app to keep some folders synced from my microSD card to my Dropbox. Now I want also to, on demand, be able to sync one of these folders ...
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Wirelessly sync music folder to microSD card

I am looking for a way to sync, wirelessly or over a cloud service, a (music) folder from my computer to the microSD card on my rooted phone. I've been trying this on Android MM with Titanium Media ...
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Contacts not synced after factory reset

I factory reset my Moto G (Android 5.1) yesterday. After restart my some contacts were not synced in the phone. I checked at Gmail. Those missing contacts are not even showing in Gmail. I also tried ...
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Contacts sync stuck updating on Moto E 2G

My mom's Moto E (2nd Generation) has the following problem: after an OS OTA update (to v 5.1 security fix 2016-03-16), the contacts refuse to sync. The sync rolling icon is constantly showing, there ...
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How to backup/sync your entire unrooted android phone online or on pc? [duplicate]

I have tried many methods but I couldn't get the results I wanted. My phone is not rooted. I'm looking way to sync all my apps, photos, setting and able to restore all of my apps, photos, setting ...
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How to sync 2 folders using NFC between two Android devices running slightly different Android OS versions

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 running lollipop and another jiayu s3 running Android 4.4. Both of them have NFC. I want to sync a folder in internal storage from one phone with another using Android NFC ...
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Galaxy S7 Edge (6.0.1) Calendar Sync Issue

I am having a calendar sync issue on my S7 Edge. Calendar will not sync for the last week and I have tried everything (deleting account, re-adding account, changing default accounts, turning sync off ...
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How do I auto sync files between my Android device and Windows PC over USB?

Is there a software that can auto sync files from certain folders of our choice between Android device and Windows PC(Like the Camera folder or Music folder)? I am tired of manually copying those ...
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Google play unable to update (New question 2016)

Note : I know myself that this question was asked several times earlier in the past, But those solutions never helped me. Let me brief. Problem : Unable to update/Install google play store apps This ...
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disable sync contacts to facebook notifications

A few times a day I get this notification asking me to sync my contacts. I do not want to. While other posts have suggested I disable SNS Application, on my Galaxy S7 this does not exists.
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App wasn't installed after 100% downloaded on play store due to insufficient storage

After a completion of my update,that app was not installed on my phone due to insufficient storage.I don't have SD loop Card and that app which I have updated recently was lost. Any idea? or Do I have ...
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hg g4 cell not syncing to outlook calendar invites even though both on same time zones

I have an HG G4 its set to Central time zone. I have Microsoft outlook and calendar through work its also set for CST. when I get an invite through my outlook it shows up correctly on my laptop ...
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Sync of contacts without internet [duplicate]

If mobiles internert is off and i saved any contact on google account,then where it is stored actually before getting sync?
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Which system service apps could I disable to protect my privacy

I have a non-rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with a Google account and would like to know what system, root and service apps I could disable. The purpose of this is, I want to stop or making it difficult ...
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Recover pending text messages deleted before sent

Last night I got a number from a girl, I tried to send her a message, but it hung on "message sending". I decided to delete the message without saving the number to my phone, and the whole thread ...
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LG Optimus L70 Google Apps Gone

I dropped my phone and the battery fell out. When I put it in and turned on my phone, all my Google apps were gone! Play Store, Chrome, etc. My accounts won't sync; I get this play services error and ...
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I don't want CamCard to sync to my contacts

This may sound funny, but I just want CamCard to store the contact information from the business card I scan with it. I don't want it to be added to my contacts or any account (like gmail). So ...
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Syncing entire SD card makes phone hot/unresponsive

Samsung Galaxy S Relay Android 4.4.4 Cyanogenmod 11 I've tried many different solutions to sync my phone's SD cards with a computer over Wi-Fi, leaving them to run overnight because there's so much ...
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Synch a phone to Linux PC without Google

Is there a way to synch the SMS/Calendar/Contacts/what not (I am not talking about files, and pictures, etc.) to a Linux (Ubuntu) PC? The quirk is to bypass Google in the process.So I would envision ...
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Why are calendar events spontaneously appearing in my phone, or Is My Phone Haunted?

Today my phone beeped during class reminding me of an event I never added to my calendar. It said, 'Jason 2/24/16'. Later today I have another event which I never added, 'Jason 2/24/16 3:30p'. ...