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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S3: Contacts->Accounts->Add Account. It won't add facebook [duplicate]

I have had facebook synced perfectly almost a year now. Yesterday I was at a concert and my S3 got all buggy from the heat. Today I had to resync all my accounts to my contact list, but it won't add ...
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Syncing music without iTunes…or can you?

I just switched from iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and realized that music syncing isn't going to be the same - but maybe it can be better. I downloaded doubleTwist from the Play Store because ...
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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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Periodic sync of data using Llama

Is it possible to set an Event using Llama, to repeat each hour that switches on the 3G connection, syncs data and then turns off the 3G connection again. I would like to use this during work hours ...
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Importing Google+ events without sharing device Calendar with Google

I usually get invited to events via Google+. My personal Android calendar is configured to only sync Local Sync calendar, and nothing else. I am concerned about privacy (though I still use, ...
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Selective syncing with Google?

By default if you sync with Google, contacts, calendar, app data and wifi keys are synchronized. Is it possible to synchronize only some of these things, e.g. only calendar and contacts? Thanks :-)
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Can I control how google accounts get synced? Mobile vs Wifi

Under Settings>Accounts>Google>(my account) there is a bunch of services you can check and uncheck. My question specifically is I'd like everything to be synced but I want to be able to choose which ...
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Seamlessly synch music and playlists from PC to phone

I've got lots of music on my PC and some playlists (e.g. "calm", "running", "study") that I change quite frequently. I'm looking for a seamless solution that would transfer the playlists on the PC, ...
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How do I transfer contacts from my PC to my phone, without putting it in Gmail?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. I want to copy my outlook contacts to my phone without gmail. This is my first time I bought a Android. It seems great, but one thing I do not like is that I have to ...
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Is there any way to sync my Outlook calendar to my Samsung Galaxy S without Kies?

I am trying to sync my Outlook 2010 calendar to Samsung Galaxy S using Kies. For some reason, it doesn't sync. Kies has a nasty habit of hanging, so I would really like to use something else, if ...
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How can I syncronize android time with machine via ADB

How can I update android time via ADB? I know I can run this comand via windows cmd: adb shell date -s 20140414.130000 But I need to synchronize the time with my windows machine. Is this possible ...
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App to sync with IMAP notes

I'm looking for a notes app that will sync with IMAP notes folder. On my Macbook pro, the notes app creates a folder on my webmail called Notes, and uses this as the location for any notes I create in ...
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Account sync interrupted, can't start it again

So after reinstalling the OS I went to sync using my google account but the device restarted (don't know why, its perfectly stable now) and after trying again the account would show as synced but the ...
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Is there a way to access and edit Apple's Reminders.app database from Android?

Is there a way to access and edit Apple's Reminders.app database from Android, I didn't find a way to do it, how can I do that? (searching both google and play store I've found tons of unrelated ...
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How to prevent android from auto-sync'ing gmail contacts and photos etc

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and when I go into my settings then add an account and add a gmail account, it gives me an option to choose what I want to sync. I unchecked 'photos' and 'contacts' ...
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Change default calendar used by Google Calendar from “Phone” to my Google account

When I create an event on my phone, by default it is created in the "Phone" calendar, unfortunately: Which means the event is not synced to google.com/calendar. I have to switch manually every ...
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Why there is no Calendar sync Option on android 4.2.2? (Lenovo A850)

I can't find the sync option for calendar in my new Android 4.2.2 phone. There is every other option such as: Gmail, Google+, Contacts and so on but no calendar! Can somebody help me to make it work? ...
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Synchronising files over SSH

I have an SSH server providing access to my files at home, secured by a private key. I'd like to be able to synchronise those files with my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Note, running Cyanogenmod 11 ...
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Sync between two Android devices without Internet connection

Is it possible to sync between two Android devices directly when there is no Internet connection (like a remote location or an outage at the Internet provider)? Using a direct wireless connection ...
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Can't see old emails

my samsung galaxy 4 won't show me old emails. I hit refresh over and over but nothing happens. How can I fix this?
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How to prevent android from auto-sync'ing gmail contacts and photos [duplicate]

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and when I go into my settings then add an account and add a gmail account, it gives me an option to choose what I want to sync. I unchecked 'photos' and 'contacts' ...
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Synchronize Gmail but not contacts

I have a phone with Android 4.2.2. I want to sync my mails but not my contacts. The problem is that it seems to be joined in my phone. When I go to Settings > Account > Google I can activate ...
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Cleaning the mess in the contacts

I am trying to put some order in my contact list. The situation is as follows: I have first imported my contacts from Gmail and enabled sync, but I have set the phone as the default contact repository ...
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Problems with syncing emails on Galaxy SIII

I recently did a software update to 4.3 and now my email account loads emails in as unread and I go in to mark them as read but within 5 minutes they change to unread and I get new noticiations. Can ...
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Syncing playlists between Ubuntu and Android smartphone

I'm looking for a simple and reliable way of syncing music playlists between Ubuntu and an Android smartphone. Some time ago I was using Banshee, but then it suddenly stopped working. My understanding ...
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Making multiple files or a folder available offline in Google Drive

Is there any way to make multiple files or a whole folder available offline in Google Drive at the same time? For the offline folder it would be nice if there was some way when a document is synced to ...
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Does syncing more Google accounts decrease a phone's battery life?

I recently got a Motorola Moto G (4.3 upgraded to 4.4.2), and I wasn't getting the battery life that my vendor claimed I would get (Through mixed usage: 2-3 hours of music, some web browsing, a lot of ...
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Android and Google contacts not syncing

For some reason I have 10 contacts in my Google Contacts account, but I have 50 contacts on my Android phone. I have signed into my Google Account from my Android phone and I have enabled settings ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

I am looking for a way to copy text from my home computer to my phone, sort of a shared clipboard. Right now I go to the zxing QR code generator and paste the code, take a picture of the screen with ...
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Sync failed when I have 2steps verification

I do on phone factory reset and after that I can't sync when I have turned on 2steps verification but when I turn off verification all works correct. Any suggestions?
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How to get Gmail new message notifications without having to sync?

How can I get Gmail new message notifications without having to sync an account with my Android phone? I thought there may be a way by either : going through XMPP somehow configuring Gmail to ...
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Google calendar created on PC won't show on galaxy 4 active

I have created a new calendar in my Google calendar and I can't get it to show up on my calendar on my Galaxy 4 Active. I cannot locate a menu icon in the calendar app on the phone to add the ...
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Email accounts not shown in phone settings on Galaxy SII

My stock e-mail program on SGS 2 now has four accounts - three created before several phone backups/restores (with Kies) and one created just now. They are all functional and can retrieve/send emails, ...
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sync android calendar (tasks) with calendar from PC

My goal is to have common calendar & task management between my PC and Android phone. Here is my situation: On my PC (Windows 7), I have Windows Calendar installed: ...
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Gmail doesn't load new messages after replying

For some time now I have been experiencing this issue. After having replied to any email, I can sync and see new messages in my inbox but if I click on them to actually read them I just see my last ...
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How do I REALLY sync ALL contacts to a new phone

I have an old phone (LG P350) with Android 2.2.2, where I obviously have a few contacts. Most of them are contacts with telephone numbers, which I manually created (few got automatically imported from ...
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Why did Google block Facebook Contact Sync on the Nexus 5?

Is there a particular developer clause that was violated? If so, why is the facility blocked only on the Nexus and not other Android based devices?
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Syncing Opera Mobile/Mini with Desktop Firefox

I prefer Opera on Android but Firefox on the Desktop. Is there any way to sync these two?
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Android to Google calendar sync problems

The option to sync calendars is missing from the list for my 2 Google accounts, following some issues with syncing after which I deleted calendar data and calendar storage data. I have tried ...
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How to sync highlights & annotations of ebooks/pdf

i'm searching for a way to synchronize highlights & annotations of my ebooks over several android devices. I prefer to read ebooks in pdf as it's the only format that keeps the original layout ...
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How to get Full Screen Caller id?

In my Nexus 4 i have successfully synced the contacts with their google plus and assigned them with their profile picture. The issue is when i call them (outgoing calls) i am able to get their pic in ...
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Syncing between Windows 7 and Android Jellybean with Winamp

I want to sync my Samsung Galaxy S3 4G to my Windows 7 PC with Winamp so I can easily sync playlists to and from my phone and computer. So I followed the instructions in Winamp's official blog: ...
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How do I add bookmark on Android (Firefox or Chrome) so it appears on PC

Both Firefox and Chrome has sync features, but they dont seem to work the way I want. Both Firefox and Chrome is having a top level grouping of the bookmarks, "bookmarks on PC" and "bookmarks on ...
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Files synced with BTSync not visible to all apps

I have a brand new, rooted Moto G with stock Android 4.4.2. Being new to Android, I was looking for a painless way to push music to my phone from various computers. I opted for using BTSync, pointing ...
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Transfer of data from PC to Samsung Note 8 GT N 5100 using USB cable is very very slow

Transfer of data from PC to Samsung Note 8 GT N 5100 using USB cable is very very slow.Have changed cables as well. Same Issue
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Sync music with Windows Media Player, but not to .alb files?

Right now, I manually copy and paste my music to my phone, which is arduous and and incredibly annoying (I just had all of my playlists and new music list themselves twice in my library). I would like ...
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Trigger sync of calendar/addressbook remotely

I would like to trigger the synchronization of calender and address book on the command line (using an adb command or a script). The background is that I have set up my own caldav and carddav server ...
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Email Failed To Sync

I am using a Nexus 5, running 4.4.2 - not rooted. Sync'ing stopped working for my email. Below is what my log shows (I removed my email address). I use POP and Exchange and both are no longer working. ...
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Google Contacts - only My contacts, not Others

I have Samsung Galaxy Note II, Android 4.3 I have synchronized it with my Google Account. The problem is that when I search for a name, it also searches all the contacts I have ever send an email to. ...
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How to sync Picasa photos to Android 4.2.2?

My phone system is Android 4.2.2, CM10.1. I have installed the GAPPS and Google+, but I still cannot sync photos from Picasa. Some people says syncing from Picasa is removed in 4.2+...really?