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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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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Where does Google sync my photos?

I really don't know where or how to find my photos. I had a Samsung device and I used Google to backup my pictures. Will someone help me?
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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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How do I effectively use offline documents on a WIFI-only tablet and other connected devices?

This is more of a usability type question. I have a wifi-only tablet. I also have done a lot of documents online using Evernote, Google Drive, etc., and have tried to store them in various places like ...
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Office 365 for Android not updating Folders

My Office 365 app is not displaying all the folders in my actual Outlook, some folders seem to be missing. Is this a sync issue or any known bug? Thanks
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Microsoft Exchange Active Sync issue when roaming

I bought new Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Last week I went to a different state ( roaming). During roaming my office outlook mail is not syncing. Whole purpose of having Email on phone is gone. I don't ...
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How to properly sync contacts?

I want to sync my contacts from google account to my new android device. I managed to get all contacts in, but they are synced incorrectly (tried multiple times). The group field gets changed to the ...
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Facebook won't save linked contacts to Galaxy S4

I am currently using a Galaxy S4, with Android version 5.0.1. I manage to sync my contacts from Facebook…however I am unable to link them to my device or Google account. The contacts from Facebook are ...
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How to delete synchronized pictures?

I've chosen allow Google to synchronize information from my email to my phone, but the result is not as interesting as it sounds! I see some pictures in the Gallery that I wouldn't have in my phone, ...
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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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Where is android syncing my photo's to?

I just got an android and have it synced to my google account, the problem is that it is syncing my photo's to I don't know where on my google account, which is very bad because I take pictures of ...
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possibility of adding gtalk contacts to my whatsapp

Could I bring my gtalk contacts to link to my Whatsapp? (in other words Sync the two?) I don't want to run two seperate apps and wondering if there was a possibility to add these together? I will ...
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Gmail app not displaying status bar notifications

I recently got an Samsung Galaxy S3, and I prefer the GMail app than the default mail client (the one with the red seal). The default mail client seems to autocheck for email and displays a ...
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How do you manage bookmark folders on Firefox?

My Firefox bookmarks are synced to my phone, but I am unable to add, remove, and rename the bookmark folders. How do I modify these folders (including moving bookmarks to/from folders) without using ...
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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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After Update Andoid 5.0.2 - tablet not syncing

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (Model SM-T530NU). It was updated to the new Android 5.0.2 and now nothing is syncing. Games, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are not syncing. Does anyone know a ...
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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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Delete original pictures/videos from phone and not have Google Photos automatically delete the online copy

I have Google Photos app enabled to automatically backup all my photos and videos to my Google Photos. My question is, once they are on the drive how can I delete the original from the phone without ...
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Can't get my new phone synced with data from old one

My data (contacts, etc) were synced from my old phone running Android v4.2.1. And now I'm trying to store my data to my new phone with Android 5.0. I've set up my account there, verified that sync is ...
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Sync Google Reminders with calendar

There any way / program for synchronization Google Reminders, which use for Google Now, with calendar? I need this because I have cloud calendar (btw this cloud on the google too :) and so ...
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Can I still use HTC Sync (OSX) software if I root my One S?

I have run out of app space so am thinking of rooting my phone (HTC One S) to be able get rid of the many unremovable preinstalled apps that I never use. I was wondering if the HTC Sync software on ...
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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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Huawei Ascend Y330 Mass Storage notification bar not showing

I want to sync some pics from my phone onto my laptop but I can't since the drop down notification bar is not showing. This means I can't turn on the USB to connect to my laptop. I have hard reset my ...
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Facebook contact sync no longer working: “Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly”

As of a couple of weeks ago my Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.1.1) no longer syncs contacts from Facebook. I have the Facebook app installed and calendar and the gallery are syncing fine but the ...
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Lost all my contacts after flashing custom rom (sg2)

I got a Galaxy S2 as an upgrade from my HTC Hero around January this year. My phone contacts have always been synced to my Gmail account and the backup worked since I got all my contacts on my SGS2 ...
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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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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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Transfer contacts from android to google contacts

I have a Google account, and my android is a Galaxy S. I want to transfer all my contacts from my cellphone into Google contacts. If you use the phones syncing option by default, it is a one way sync ...
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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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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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How to sync my contacts with their gmail account?

I have bought Nexus 4 and i have imported phone contacts from my older Phone. I don't have email id for many of the contacts,i have just their phone numbers alone. Now i want to sync them with their ...
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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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Disable Facebook auto sync in Android 4.4

Can I disable facebook auto sync in Android 4.4? I could easily do this for my Google account, but I see no options to disable Facebook auto sync in Settings->Accounts->Facebook.
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How to sync Google+ Instant Upload with Google Drive?

I'm using Google+ Instant Upload to automatically sync all of the photos I take on my phone over a Wi-Fi connection. I also use Google Drive to backup my documents, music, pictures and videos folders. ...
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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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How to turn off data usage for all but specific App in android?

I want to disable the auto sync(i.e mobile data) for all of my App ,except whatsApp when I am in mobile data connection.So basically talking , when I am on mobile data I only want to use whatsApp to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change Gmail sync frequency in ICS?

I am using a stock Nexus S that has been upgraded to ICS 4.0.3. I have noticed that Gmail syncs far less frequently since the upgrade - at the moment it appears to be syncing approximately every 8 ...
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How can I view online all of my phone contacts that Android synced to my google account?

We have an option in Android that allows us to sync/backup all our contacts to our google account. I did this and then later my phone got damaged and I can't switch it on again. I would now like to ...
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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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How do you sync Jorte with an Outlook Calendar?

I am trying to convince my wife to switch from the Motorola stock calendar app to Jorte. Is there a way to synch Jorte with your Outlook calendar? If not, is there another calendar app that beats the ...
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Lost synced contacts in my HTC Desire HD

I have synced my contacts with my Google account in my HTC Desire HD. It showed that over 400 contacts synced successfully. But I was not using that Google account as activ. Than I have installed a ...