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 to update a text file using both a desktop text editor and an android phone?

I do most of my text edits on my desktop (using a text editor), but sometimes I'd like to edit them on my phone. I know that one alternative is creating a shortcut to my desktop text file, dragging it ...
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App data sync service

Which service is responsible for syncing app data? On my phone (KitKat) it doesn't sync any more. The error is: "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." Last sync was on ...
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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

I just took a picture with my phone and a few seconds later I refreshed Google Photos on my computer and the picture was there. But then I took a second picture and five minutes of refreshing later ...
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Purpose of “sync” in stock mail app (Android 5.1.1)

How does sync differ from fetching mail (IMAP)? Does it sync data to my google account, or is it just double checking (syncing) the folder structure etc. with the mail server?
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Dead Samsung Note 4

I dropped my phone in the pool and now it won't turn on. I took it to a repair place and was advised that it was to far gone. I have about 3000 photos on the internal memory (stupid me didn't back ...
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Import Events Calendar From Lumia 635 to Android

We cannot seem to export/import events calendar from Lumia 635 into Android
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How to transfer contacts and SMS history to iOS from Android [closed]

I am looking to switch to an iPhone from my Android device and I was wondering if there is an easy way for me to transfer all my contacts and SMS history to the iPhone. I used to have my SMS history ...
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How can I set a server address to automatically sync my device time?

My Institute has a server which has a IP address 192.168.1.xxx I want to set my sync server to that IP address. All other time sync servers are blocked so I am asking this. If it is possible then ...
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How to move (ICSDroid) Calendars to the Phone section

This questions splits this question into smaller parts. Living without Google So first of all I would like to find out, how I can move the 2 ICSDroid calendars to the Phone section. I think with ...
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Integrating outlook and android

I currently use Outlook on the desktop and I am trying to integrate my outlook data with my android phone. Samsung S5. I don't sync with the cloud with office 365 as I have my own domain. The old days ...
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Android 2.3.3 and scheduling gmail sync intervals/avoid “push”

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (Casio Commando gz1 c771) Gmail app version 2.3.6 No scheduling option for gmail sync with Android 2.3.3 or gmail 2.3.6 Can only toggle sync on/off. If on it's it's in ...
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App that can sync SD card folder between two Android devices over LAN only [migrated]

I have two Android devices which I use alternatively at my job. Both the devices have an app which takes some photos and stores them in a single SD card folder. Now I want to synchronise that folder ...
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Facebook contact sync, third party or otherwise

Would I be right in gathering that there is now no way to sync Facebook contacts into the Android contact system? Apps such as Hax seem to have dissapeared or stopped working due to Facebook's API ...
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Newly created contact randomly disappear on Android

I have Sony Xperia Z3 compact running on Android 5.1.1 and experiencing problem with contacts. When I'm creating a new contact by default it creates it on my google account (instead of phone memory). ...
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email sync issues with galaxy 6

even though there is an option to sync all emails, that setting does not work on my phone. my email only shows up on the 30 day setting. when set to the all email syn, i do not receive emails at ...
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ICal Events Not Showing Up In Device Calendar

I have a Sony Xperia Z with Android 5.1.1, and I'm trying to get events from calendars I subscribed to on Google Calendar's web interface to show up on my stock calendar app. Specifically, some of the ...
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How to sync facebook events with my android 2.3.4 calendar?

I'm trying to sync my facebook events with my android calendar. The goal is to have an automatic sync between facebook events and 'some' account that is usable by android 2.3.4 account management. I ...
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Issues installing iCal Import/Export

So I downloaded an app called "iCal Import/Export 2.4". I'm supposed to create some sort of "cloud" account(??). So I got almost all the way done with my profile, & it asks me for my "PHP version" ...
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How to remove google synced data from my phone?

I added my father's Google account in my android phone to help him in some work as his phone wasn't working. Now before I could stop the sync settings, it has synced some contacts in my phone with his ...
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How to save an whole chat in separate from hike?

Im a user of hike. I want to save my whole conversation with my friend.bcze of some issues Im having a problem to keep whole chat in my mobile.so I want to save it in gmail or in any PDF form and ...
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Google Tasks (desktop/calendar) no syncing with Nexus 6P (Gtasks)

I have loaded several "to-do" apps on my new Nexus 6P. I have used Gtasks for years , more for its simplicity and stability in syncing with my Google Calendar/Tasks on desktop. Since reloading Gtasks ...
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Google Photo's backup only, no sync

Is there a way to have Google Photo's only backup the new photos and not download the entire historical contents of my online Google Photos account onto my phone? I have two phones and they are ...
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Marshmallow Time Drift bug

I was planning to flash a custom Marshmallow ROM on my Samsung Note 2 and use it for some tests in which keeping accurate time (error of a minute either way is fine, not more). This report This ...
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Is it possible to access the service, Google uses to sync their Google Keyboard?

I don't know if that sounds dumb or if this belongs here as it is only kind of an Android related question but I thought if someone can help me, it's an Android expert. I would like to know if I can ...
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Phone makes me dial 1 before answering a call

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. Every call gets synced to my computer and I can't retrieve calls until I press the number 1. I miss most of my calls. This is undesirable. Please help me.
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How do I sever the connection between an account and my phone?

I have a Note 4, and recently I signed into a certain account so I could do something, nothing important, so I'd rather not say. Then, I removed it by going to Settings> Accounts> (Accountname, or ...
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How to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone

I bought an iPhone 6S Plus and now moving from Android side to iOS. I have successfully imported Android contacts from Gmail to the iPhone. but still didn't figure out a way to transfer the text ...
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Email app syncing two years old messages

OK, I have maybe quite a silly quiestion, but could you recommend email app that does this: Show emails from the latest month/week, then delete them from phone memory (unless I want to sync them ...
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Sync Issue from Phone to Gmail contacrs

I deleted all my contacts from my android phone But have all of them in my gmail account, What will happen if i sync my accounts ? means It will copy all contacts to phone or delete all ...
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Having multiple same numbers in one contact after sync with my google account

I synced all my contacts from my Huwai Honor 3c mobile to my gmail account which resulted in all contacts having more then 50-60 entries of one number e.g: Contact name "John" Phone number ...
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Why doesn't my Nexus 7 synchronize since Android 6?

Normally, Wifi is deactivated on my Nexus 7 to preserve battery. I'm mainly using it to read and watch videos when I'm commuting so I don't have Internet most of the time when I'm using it. I'm using ...
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Friends not syncing in contacts?

I just had a strange sync problem with Google contacts. I normally do not use Google circles. Contacts are just in "My Contacts". However for one of my friends I happened to add him to "Friends". ...
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Google Account Sync, high battery usage of Google Play Services

I have a similar question like this one. I recently (since 2 days) also have a very high battery wastage (keeps only less hours while it used to keep the whole day). In the battery settings the chart ...
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Quick way to sync now

Is there a quick way to do a sync now? The long way is to go into Settings, then Accounts, then tap the account name then tap the three dot menu and choose Sync now, but this is a bit long winded. It ...
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SyncMe Failed to connect to computer, isConnected failed: ECONNREFUSED (Connection refused)

I have a new router (RT-N18U), and a new HDD, set it up to work with SyncMe Wireless. It all worked pretty well, I synced my phone ok. Then I synced my wife's phone as well. It started ok, 50% of her ...
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Google account sync preferences no longer granular?

I just got a new phone running Android 5.1.1 (LG V10), and Gmail seems to be indicating that it won't receive push notifications unless I turn on "auto sync". This seems to include syncing "Google ...
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weird problem with auto sync on LG G2

sorry for the long post I need your help with a weird problem. I usually don't write in forums, instead search for solutions for a similar problem that someone else has asked before (and usually find ...
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authentication error in play store and sync error in gmail

I am desperate trying out every possible methods found in youtube, I have rooted my phone recently and also deleted host file accidentally. My phone is Micromax gold a300, can't even install new ROM ...
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Transferring music from computer

Why does my Android phone show up on the Widows Media Player Sync function as a Linux O.S? Transferred music files from the computer show up on the Android phone music app but will not play.
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KeyChain/KeyStore Backup

Is it possible to backup (local or Cloud) the keys from the keychain/keystore? I know the KeyChain is a system daemon which provides secure key storage. The keyStore will provide app-specific key ...
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Google Account Sync Error

I have been looking through all kinds of forums. But have not yet found a fix. am trying everything but dont want to do a factory reset. I have a samsung galaxy core prime. its about 4 months old and ...
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Push Android Exchange Calendar to Google Web Calendar

Let me start off by saying this question is essentially an updated version of Access synced Exchange calendar from desktop browser but not a duplication I have a work phone with Exchange access over ...
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Android contact names does not match Google

I've been plagued by this issue many times: If I add a contact in Android (5.1.1 SliM ROM), it gets synched to my Google Contacts as it should. But if I change the name in Google Contacts, this ...
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Sync Facebook on different devices to avoid getting duplicate notifications

My wife has two Android tablets, a Nexus 2012 and a Dell Venue. If after using one tablet for a few days, she uses the other, then she gets a lot of Facebook notifications which she already got on the ...
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Remove Viber contacts that are no longer Google contacts?

I deleted a bunch of contacts from contacts.google.com, and this synced correctly to my phone. However, I see a lot of contacts still exist as Viber or WhatsApp contacts. How can I get Viber to sync ...
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how to add / sync google calendar?

I have a Xaomi Redmi Note 4G and have installed PAC-ROM-asrupesh-UNOFFICIAL-PORT.zip from XDA - [ROM][PORT] PAC ROM UNOFFICIAL for Redmi Note 4G Single Sim. I followed the steps from the forum to ...
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How to sync personal dictionary between devices (Google Keyboard)?

I also have installed Google Keyboard app on my tablet and have selected my main Google account as the sync account. The dictionary was initially empty but I have added some words. I also pressed ...
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Incoming email goes to multiple Gmail accounts

I have 3 Gmail addresses. When I sign up to receive newsletters, updates, etc. from a site with Account #1, those emails come to Account #1 inbox but also to Account #2 inbox, but not Account #3 ...
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Sync app data from previous time ( default google account sync)

I just did a factory reset on my LG G2 phone with Lollipop. I wanted to restore my app data (cause I wanted to keep old conversations in chat apps) so I used "Super Backup" to backup my App Data. But ...
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Mark an email as read when read on Gmail app

Sometimes I read my emails on my lg g3 but every time I open my mac I have those emails as unread. In other words, it seems that the gmail app does not mark the emails as read on the Google's server ...