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 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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How to sync facebook contacts after Ubersync deprecated

As of May 2015, Ubersync no longer works due to a change Facebook made. How can I keep my Android contacts book synced with my Facebook contacts now? I imagine other apps have suffered a similar fate. ...
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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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Sharing photos between two accounts

My wife and I use Google Photos to share pictures between our devices. We like it because it has Auto Backup and automatically syncs pictures between our two phones. To make this work, though, she ...
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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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gmail won't sync to my phone

For some reason Gmail won't sync to my phone. When i signed in with an account settings-->accounts-->google i entered my email address. Then I unselected everything for sync but the Gmail because ...
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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 ...
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How do I sync calendars from my PC to my Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

I have synced my PC and all calendar entries I have done on my phone appear on the calender on my PC, but not the other way around. I need to be able to add events etc. to my PC and have them appear ...
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Does the new Outlook app actually run Outlook on a phone, or does it just sync data between Outlook on a computer & the native Android calendar?

I use outlook on my laptop for my contacts and my calendar. I understand there is a new outlook app for Android. If I download the app is it an actual outlook program that is running on my phone with ...
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How can I trigger a WiFi passwords restore?

I know that when you first setup a new phone you can choose to restore your WiFi passwords and installed apps from your Google account. I've even tried that a few times and it sure works. However this ...
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Whatsapp won't show my contacts names, only their number (Nexus 5 Lollipop)

When I open WhatsApp and talk to my friends, their name doesn't appear. I can only see their cellphone number. It's very annoying because I add them and there name appears shortly afterwards, but ...
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Effectiveness of Haxsync in helping sync apps in Android?

I have Android 4.0.4 on a Huawei m931. After reinstalling Facebook app& trying unsuccessfully to get Accounts setting to activate sync. I tried out Haxsync app. It seems to help with some ...
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Android Facebook Sync doesn't activate in System“Accounts/Sync” Setting

I re-added my Facebook app account to "Accounts and Sync" (in System Settings) but it won't activate sync. The button stays grey. Sync of overall phone is on. This is after a delete and reinstall of ...
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Reinstalled Android-Facebook app won't sync-enable in Accounts and Sync settings. Global/device setting is on

I'm unable to activate sync for Android Facebook app in phone "Accounts and Sync" settings. This only happened after after username change, email accounts added, and phone # added to other FB ...
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Facebook App won't sync after re-install

Need help: I uninstalled and reinstalled Facebook app on my Huawei M931 running Android 4.0.4 . When I go to "Accounts and Settings" in phone and add The FB account, then push the grey "sync" ...
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ME profile keeps disappearing when I sync to computer

I've been having trouble in the first place with my contact list since I got my phone. My old iphone had connected to facebook and added people to it I didn't know. So I deleted them. I didn't ...
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Deleting photos on Google+ doesn't delete them on local storage on my phone

I'm still getting used to the Auto Backup functionality in the Photos app. I turned this feature on and all my photo's are correctly synced to Google+. When I delete a photo on my phone (Nexus 5) it ...
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In a Google account (sync), what is the difference between Contacts and People details?

For a Google account, you are allowed to sync Contacts and People details. What is the difference between these two?
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New phone : migrate pictures and videos?

Alright, I just got my new oneplus one (replacing my old samsung). To get startes, i just need to get pictures copied to my new phone. Not as easy as i thought! 1) google plus does not "recover" ...
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Youtube 5 is always syncing on Android 2

since I updated my YouTube app from the pre-installed version to 5.5.30 on my Android with 2.6 which is running on a Samsung GT I9003, YouTube tries to sync something all the time. I'm logged in with ...
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I changed user i.d. in Facebook app now no sync

I have several gmail and Yahoo accounts on phone apps, when i changed username of Facebook all notifications stopped sync. It is Android 4.0.4 system
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Not syncing all photos to computer

I'm not the savviest of smart phone/computer users, so please bear with this grandma LOL. I'm wondering why not all the pics I take with my Android SG4, don't automatically show up in my Dropbox on ...
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Messages stuck in outbox of Gmail app, but only for Gmail

I noticed messages were not being sent from the Gmail app. I checked to make sure auto sync is enabled and it is. Any ideas? Beside the message it just says sending. I have other email accounts used ...
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Complete Dropbox implementation for Android

I'm looking for a method to retrieve all my files from my Dropbox account and download them to my SD card. This should download everything with no user intervention. There are a couple of Dropbox ...
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Contacts not synced where WhatsApp Contact exists

I used tine20 via MS-Exchange to sync contacts to my android device I added WhatsApp. Some contacts are from both (tine20 and WhatsApp). All is fine. I removed (accidentally) tine20 account from ...
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How to avoid duplicate generated calendar entries?

I'm using Google Calendar on my desktop computer. It seems to auto-generate birthday entries for my contacts in Google Mail. Unfortunately these entries show up twice in "My calendar" in the generic ...
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Upload my own videos to Google Play?

Is it possible to sync my own video with Google Play Video (like in Google Play Music)? I know that it's not possible on Google Books, I am wondering how about videos. What will be a good ...
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Working with Trello offline and synchronization

Will the Android app work without internet connectivity and sync with Trello when the internet becomes available? Can the Android app be controlled as to when to sync with Trello? We work at sea and ...
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Sync between Android Word App and Android OneDrive app

Platform: Nexus 10 (16GB), Android 5.0.2, Free memory available: ~2.5GB Using Word app for Android and OneDrive app for Android (OneDrive is a connected service to Word app) (i) Add new folders to ...
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Google Calendar sync works only when Google Calendar app is uninstalled

I couldn't get Google Calendar to sync on my Galaxy S3 (with web version of Google Calendar). I did all things recommended on this help page but it didn't help. I also tried removing Google account ...
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How can I select the apps to sync when auto-sync is turned on?

When I turn on auto sync it sync all my accounts like Google, Twitter, Facebook, BBM etc. How can I set auto sync to sync only selected accounts so that only my Google or Twitter account will be ...
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Android 5.0 sync questions on HTC M8

I'm trying to figure out how to set items to individually auto sync. On the HTC M8 under accounts & sync in both 4.4 and 5.0, I noticed I cannot select items to auto-sync individually. I can ...
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iCloud doesn't sync with SolCalendar

I have been tring to sync my icloud calendar events to my Android phone using SolCalendar. I was in touch with them about this issue and in the last update the problem was supposed to be fixed but the ...
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After buying OnePlus One - Google Keep stopped syncing “Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly. ”

I bought OnePlus One. Keep did not sync any cards. I thought it was problem with the phone but than I uninstalled and installed Keep on my tablet and it stopped working with it too. I get this in ...
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Why does the 'Sync' notification panel button do?

I would like to know how the sync button at the top of the notification drawer does. Isn't sync something each application does in a totally custom manner as it pleases? How could such button control ...