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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Discrepancy between Android and Linux modification times [on hold]

I wirelessly synchronize files between my Linux laptop (running Samba) and my android device using an Android app. However there seems to be a discrepancy between the timestamps on the two systems ...
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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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How to sync contacts from all circles?

I recently installed Fulmics ROM on my LG G3. I have added circles to my contacts at contacts.google.com. There are 340 contacts in total there, but the Contacts app of Fulmics ROM synchs contacts ...
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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'. ...
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How to sort Google Account on Setting

lot of email currently signed in to my phone. I accidently remove my email due Google Play Games problem. I want to my email back at top on list. Is there any a way to do it? Thank you
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Some Google contacts are not synchronized

I am a long time user of Android and Google and have all my contacts in Google Contacts, synchronized on my phone. So do my wife and my children. Within the same domain (managed via Google Apps) I ...
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How to ensure accurate import of Google contacts on first-time device setup?

I'm about to buy my first Android phone. I have a "newbie" question about contacts. I understand that when setting up the new phone, I'll enter my Google account details, and my Google Contacts will ...
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want amazon prime video on android tablet

I HAVE a Toshiba wt10-a tablet and want to access my amazon prime video account to download and watch movies. I am not a techie, 😆. All other devices are iPhones and kindles and want the Toshiba ...
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Sync/share Android Calendar Note 3 to Galaxy S5

Is there a way to sync or share the Calendar on our Android phones: Note 3 and Galaxy S5? This is the calendar that came on the phones. It doesn't show up under Applications Mgr. We also use "Our ...
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Contact synchronization slows down my phone and dialer

I am using Canvas Nitro A311. The problem with the phone is that its contacts and dialer are always slow. Might be because of contact synchronization process of Gmail accounts. I, turn the auto sync ...
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Someone stole my phone and I bought the same one n turned other one iff. I would like my contacts restored to my new o home n SIM card

Restore contacts from old SIM to new sim. I've tried Google downloading apps. I had the AT&T address but it won't work
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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?