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 all photos on Android with Amazon Prime Photos?

Here's some background information: I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Android phone. I have an Amazon Prime account. I have some photos stored in folders on my memory card. I have some photos stored in my ...
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How to add/delete/modify Hotmail contacts from Android?

I have Huawei Honor 6 H60-L02 that I bought 4 months ago, and I have following issues. I am able to view all my Hotmail contacts. However, I'm unable to add/delete/modify them. In short, it is a ...
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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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find which app sync data in roaming

i am facing some issue in Nexus 5. In my phone some apps that used Mobile-Network for syncing the data in background but i don't know. Every 1 hour message is coming with data usage. But i don't ...
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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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Which apps are affected by the SYNC icon in Power Control Bar?

I can turn sync on/off in the Power Control bar. Which applications actually use this sync setting? Is that only Google-based products (calendar, contacts, gmail) or does it also influence apps like ...
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Android L GMail app remove default account

I currently have Android L (5.0.1) installed on my Nexus 5. I thought my phone had a problem with syncing but it turns out that my GMail app keeps trying to sync my email address with GMail. I have an ...
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Is there a way to sync tasker profiles?

I use tasker on all of my android devices. That includes my work and personal phone and tablet. They all pretty much run the exact same jobs but all I can find is some really rudimentary way of ...
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Sync Galaxy S4 Google Calendar with Google Calendar desktop version

I downloaded the latest (as of OP's writing) Google Calendar app to my husband's Galaxy S4 phone. Auto-sync was turned on, but calendar events from his Google Calendar desktop do not appear. I had no ...
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Google contact not sync

i want to sync my google account with my gmail but in my 4.3 sony xperia m device show me an error: sync is currently experiencing problems. it will be back shortly. its been days i have this issue ...
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Sync google+ Albums with Nexus 5

Is there a possibility to sync my google+ photo albums to my Nexus 5? My Galaxy Nexus, with the old gallery app, had the feature to "pin" albums locally to the device. My new Nexus 5, with the new ...
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Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export ...
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How can I automatically delete the oldest Photos which are uploaded to the Cloud (Google+, Dropbox, …)?

When I was shooting photos mostly on my offline point and shoot camera, there was one obvious way to manage the pictures: copy them to desktop via USB, then delete from camera. This was typically ...
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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 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 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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Can I use multiple Android devices with a single Google account?

Surprisingly I haven't found a satisfactory answer for this in a FAQ somewhere or anything. I have a Motorola Droid (with froyo, if it matters) I am thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab. ...
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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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Sync latest email attachment with Android

My college mess hall menu is shared as an attachment (.jpeg) on the same thread every week. The thread has no other content except for this. For convenience, I'd like to access it quickly from my ...
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Failed to save new contact after “reset to factory”

Last night I reset my samsung galaxy s4 mini to factory defaults. After that, I set my google id on phone and sync my contacts again. But now when i try to save new contact on phone, after first ...
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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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How do I sync only “My Contacts” from Google on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there any way that I can limit my Galaxy S to only download & sync contacts from the google account that are in "My Contacts"? Right now, it downloads everything, in particular, contacts in the ...
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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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Why does my old MSN address get synced instead of my gmail address

It's just something that I find pretty annoying and have no idea where it comes from. When someone add me to their contact list, it automatically add my old MSN email address (that I was using 10 ...
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Problem in syncing contacts after factory reset

I have reset my phone using factory reset option. Now I get "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." error when trying to sync contacts. What is wrong with it? I also tried ...
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How to sync two devices as paranoidly as possible?

While I could use Google or in my case Samsung to synchronise my tablet and phone, I'd prefer a solution that neither requires Internets access nor trusting a third party. So how can I synchronise my ...
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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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Android social apps: ability to post on behalf of the user?

Ever since I purchased my Samsung Galaxy SIII, it has been displaying a notification which when clicked causes an app to be displayed asking me to log in to Facebook and then displaying the following ...
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Contacts Sync problem in Android 4.4.2

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 with 4.4.2 Kitkat version. Currently my phone is showing that all the contacts (phone numbers) are in sync with my Gmail account, however when I check in Gmail Contacts, I ...
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Google Contacts not Syncing to Phone

Although everything else is syncing from my Google account to my phone, my Google Contacts won't sync! I have all of my friends' and family member's numbers in my Google Contacts. Any ideas as to ...
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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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Where can I find the photos autosynced by Google?

My Android phone autosyncs all the photos I took to my Google account. Where could I find it? I'm using Google cloud services to sync photos. I tried looking at my Google Drive, but it says that I ...
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Is closing Chrome tabs in Lolipop right? [closed]

Android 5 "Lollipop" has introduced a feature that lets Google Chrome merge its tabs with the recent apps list. I understand how it works and how to close tabs, but I'm not sure if that's really the ...
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Google and Exchange accounts are linked, but must be edited twice

I have Sony Xperia T3 with Android Kitkat on the board. I've linked my Google account as well, as my Microsoft account, which was recognized as "Exchange ActiveSync". Since I've had almost all ...
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How do I sync S Planner in Galaxy S5 with Galaxy Note 10.1?

I am trying to sync the data from S Planner in my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to my new Galaxy S5. Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts > Sync) on both devices show that I have ticked all the boxes ...
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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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What precisely is CloudAgent process? Its files eats space like crazy

I have bunch of usual stuff going on in my phone (Samsung Grand, Android 4.1.2) like app auto-updates, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. Most of the time it's clear what the network-related settings for them are ...
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Google Translate Phrasebook

I recently upgraded from a note 2 to a note 4. When I reinstalled the app Google Translate, I found it wasn'the using the correct phrasebook. I don't know where it found the phrase book it'seems ...
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Galaxy S4 - Viber answers my phone.

Viber answers my phone since yesterday(Dec 3, 2014) after an application update. I would like to know what setting to change so I can answer my calls using my regular phone? Thank you
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Native email app. What does “sync email for this account” actually do?

I get what "sync contacts" and "sync calendar" does. But what exactly "sync email for this account" does? I disabled it and still my email is getting synced between my mailbox and the app...
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Google account on HTC desire & galaxy tab

just got my new shiny galaxy tab out of the box and am attempting to add the same google account i have setup on my HTC desire. after entering my username and pass, i am given the worded picture that ...
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video disappeared

So I plugged in my S3 to the Kies to pull a video out I had taken for Thankgiving...and everything is gone that I had just taped and watched on the phone. Now there is video back on it that I had ...
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Account Sync - where is the master database?

I have trouble updating my contacts, I have more than 3 devices and If I correct a contact info on one device its saved initially but reverted back to old info once synced. Assuming web based google ...
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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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Google Events and Contacts not Showing Up in Outlook

I own a Nexus 5. I have an Office 365 email account that I use to run my small business. When using KitKat, if I entered a contact or calendar appointment in the contact/calendar app that I was using, ...
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How can I keep a folder backed up online with continuous syncing?

I've found that the dropbox support for Titanium Backup never works for me amd I've also tried using ubuntuone and idrivesync but neither of these support setting a directory to keep in sync. Does ...
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xolo q1011 can't root

I have a xolo q1011. I tried to root but none of the methods vroot,towelroot,pieroot,sideload,cwm worked. Is there any other way to root my phone so that I can install cm ROMs. Its in version 4.4.2 ...
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Synchronize/copy OSGB Map

I've paid for & downloaded a map from Great Britain Ordnance Survey onto my Android phone. I want to copy it to my tablet. Can anybody tell me where (i.e. directory) the map is within the phone, ...
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Syncing iPhone contacts to Google so I can have them in my Galaxy Tab S

I still currently have a iPhone and I want to sync my iPhone contacts to my tablet to through google. How do I do this?
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Sync App Data Error

Okay so I got a weird situation here. First thing first, here is my device condition : Device : Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (SM-N750) OS : Android Kit Kat 4.2.2 Number of google account in this ...