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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Email sync on roaming

I use Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0.3. When I am outside the home network i.e. On roaming, the phone is not able to sync with Microsoft Exchange. When I am back in Home network they get ...
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How to sync photos from Aperture on Mac to Android?

My photos are stored in Aperture on my Mac. I would like to sync them so they show in Gallery on my Nexus 7. Restrictions: I want to sync over USB or, preferably, WiFi. Uploading to a cloud server ...
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Sync problems with Samsung Galaxy I9000

I'm having the following issues: 'Market' not functioning ('A network error has occurred. Retry, or cancel...') Gmail not functioning ('No connection') Red triangle in top-left of screen = ...
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Why does Kies select one photo cover for all of my song?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I have a specific photo for every song that I have on my Kies Library. When I sync my playlist only one photo gets chosen for all of the my songs on my Galaxy. Does anybody ...
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Where can I see synced contacts

I enabled contacts sync because I will have to factory reset my phone. After cleaning up the mess joining accounts made, I would like to check if my phone contacts are indeed saved on Google servers ...
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How to sync back Lyrics of music to iTunes?

My setups: I use iSyncr for PC to sync my Android devices with iTunes. I use PlayerPro Music Player which hooks with iSyncr's system. Ratings and Play Counts are synced with iTunes both ways, ...
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Is it possible to add a computer to Firefox Sync if I have my already configured Android phone with me?

Is it possible to add a computer to Firefox Sync if I have my already configured Android phone with me? All the online tutorials cover the case where your computer is configured and you want to add ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 sync birthdays

It seems that GS3 doesn't sync Facebook contacts' birthdays. Has anyone else had the same issue? How did you fix it?
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edited outlook reminders not synced to Android device

My work laptops Outlook Calendar is synced with my Android calendar. new appointments show up, and also edited timeslots are updates on my device. But when I remove the alarm to remind me of an event ...
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Default calendar doesn't show any calendar; not able to create a new one

My tablet runs Android 4.0.3. The stock calendar app complains that there's no calendar available, however I'm pretty sure that my calendar exists because I can read it online through other devices. I ...
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SGS2 2.3.3 active sync email stopped syncing mails

I have been using MS exchange Active Sync to sync my office email. For 15 days it seemed to work fine but now it has stopped syncing my messages completely. All other mail accounts like Gmail and ...
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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?
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Android 2.3.3 and scheduling gmail sync intervals/avoid “push”

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (Casio Commando gz1 c771) Gmail app version 2.3.6 No scheduling option for gmail sync with Android 2.3.3 or gmail 2.3.6 Can only toggle sync on/off. If on it's it's in ...
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Newly created contact randomly disappear on Android

I have Sony Xperia Z3 compact running on Android 5.1.1 and experiencing problem with contacts. When I'm creating a new contact by default it creates it on my google account (instead of phone memory). ...
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email sync issues with galaxy 6

even though there is an option to sync all emails, that setting does not work on my phone. my email only shows up on the 30 day setting. when set to the all email syn, i do not receive emails at ...
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Issues installing iCal Import/Export

So I downloaded an app called "iCal Import/Export 2.4". I'm supposed to create some sort of "cloud" account(??). So I got almost all the way done with my profile, & it asks me for my "PHP version" ...
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How to save an whole chat in separate from hike?

Im a user of hike. I want to save my whole conversation with my friend.bcze of some issues Im having a problem to keep whole chat in my mobile.so I want to save it in gmail or in any PDF form and ...
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Google Tasks (desktop/calendar) no syncing with Nexus 6P (Gtasks)

I have loaded several "to-do" apps on my new Nexus 6P. I have used Gtasks for years , more for its simplicity and stability in syncing with my Google Calendar/Tasks on desktop. Since reloading Gtasks ...
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Google Photo's backup only, no sync

Is there a way to have Google Photo's only backup the new photos and not download the entire historical contents of my online Google Photos account onto my phone? I have two phones and they are ...
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Is it possible to access the service, Google uses to sync their Google Keyboard?

I don't know if that sounds dumb or if this belongs here as it is only kind of an Android related question but I thought if someone can help me, it's an Android expert. I would like to know if I can ...
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How to transfer text messages from Android to iPhone

I bought an iPhone 6S Plus and now moving from Android side to iOS. I have successfully imported Android contacts from Gmail to the iPhone. but still didn't figure out a way to transfer the text ...
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Friends not syncing in contacts?

I just had a strange sync problem with Google contacts. I normally do not use Google circles. Contacts are just in "My Contacts". However for one of my friends I happened to add him to "Friends". ...
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Google account sync preferences no longer granular?

I just got a new phone running Android 5.1.1 (LG V10), and Gmail seems to be indicating that it won't receive push notifications unless I turn on "auto sync". This seems to include syncing "Google ...
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weird problem with auto sync on LG G2

sorry for the long post I need your help with a weird problem. I usually don't write in forums, instead search for solutions for a similar problem that someone else has asked before (and usually find ...
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authentication error in play store and sync error in gmail

I am desperate trying out every possible methods found in youtube, I have rooted my phone recently and also deleted host file accidentally. My phone is Micromax gold a300, can't even install new ROM ...
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Android contact names does not match Google

I've been plagued by this issue many times: If I add a contact in Android (5.1.1 SliM ROM), it gets synched to my Google Contacts as it should. But if I change the name in Google Contacts, this ...
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Sync Facebook on different devices to avoid getting duplicate notifications

My wife has two Android tablets, a Nexus 2012 and a Dell Venue. If after using one tablet for a few days, she uses the other, then she gets a lot of Facebook notifications which she already got on the ...
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Remove Viber contacts that are no longer Google contacts?

I deleted a bunch of contacts from contacts.google.com, and this synced correctly to my phone. However, I see a lot of contacts still exist as Viber or WhatsApp contacts. How can I get Viber to sync ...
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How to sync personal dictionary between devices (Google Keyboard)?

I also have installed Google Keyboard app on my tablet and have selected my main Google account as the sync account. The dictionary was initially empty but I have added some words. I also pressed ...
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Incoming email goes to multiple Gmail accounts

I have 3 Gmail addresses. When I sign up to receive newsletters, updates, etc. from a site with Account #1, those emails come to Account #1 inbox but also to Account #2 inbox, but not Account #3 ...
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Sync app data from previous time ( default google account sync)

I just did a factory reset on my LG G2 phone with Lollipop. I wanted to restore my app data (cause I wanted to keep old conversations in chat apps) so I used "Super Backup" to backup my App Data. But ...
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Mark an email as read when read on Gmail app

Sometimes I read my emails on my lg g3 but every time I open my mac I have those emails as unread. In other words, it seems that the gmail app does not mark the emails as read on the Google's server ...
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Android OneDrive Not Updated

When I access OneDrive from my Android, I get an old version of my PC created OneDrive. How do I access the current OneDrive folders/files that I have created via my PC. Note: Some files were ...
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Windows won't recognize my phone, tried Universal ADB Driver

I have an Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2. I'm trying to back up its text messages onto my PC, which is running Windows 7, by using Helium. When I start Helium with the phone connected in USB Debug mode, ...
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How to Synchronize Both Phone and Google Contacts with CardDAV Server?

I'm running my own CalDAV/CardDAV server (Radicale) and would like to be able to synchronize both my phone (device local) contacts and my Google contacts with my own server. The use case for this is ...
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How can I sync accepted only events from Facebook to Google Calendar

So not the ones I declined or haven't responded to, but only the once I have accepted. And not just a list of current events that I manually have to update every once so often.
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Downsample audio when transferring form iTunes?

My OnePlus One is only 64 GB but my iTunes library is... Well way larger than that. And even though I don't want all of it on there at once, I'd like more than what just sub-64 GB will get me. When I ...
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Avoiding facebook messenger sounds and icons while synchronizing messages

I have an android Samsung S4 phone. As far as I can remember Facebook Messenger app has always had this annoyance: when I connect my cellphone to the internet the app synchronizes and downloads all ...
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How can I sync a calendar on Android with iCal without using a web-based service or manually importing/exporting calendars?

I'd like to sync my calendar on Android with iCal on OS X. I cannot use any web-based synch services (such as google cloud). Ideally, I'd like to simply connect my computer and phone together either ...
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Google Apps for Business - Android Chrome Sync

How does one enable the Chrome sync option on their android device if the account is a Google Apps for Business? I have a normal gmail account and a gapps account on the same device, I can see a lot ...
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What sync options are required for a Google Play account only for purchases?

I have two Google accounts I synchronise my Android device with. One account is for my calendar, contacts, and email. Another I use only for the Google Play store. I use this second account so I can ...
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Sync contacts with Facebook Lite

I've just installed Facebook Lite on my Galaxy A3 with Lollipop and no root. It satisfies all my necessities except for one: the contacts sync, which is present in the full version of Facebook. I've ...
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how can a phone number get added to my contacts with out asking me

I noticed in my contacts under my own phone number profile that there was a 2nd number added to my home# tab . I never have seen that number in my life I never have called or text that number. I did a ...
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“Can't establish a reliable connection to the server” when trying to add Google account in Samsung Galaxy Star Plus

I'm trying to add a Google account to my Samsung Galaxy Star Plus and it tells me this: (Click image to enlarge) My connection is super fast. I don't know what to do. I have restarted my phone ...
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Will my Blackberry contacts synchronize with my Android phone having different number but same name?

I have a problem explaining to my girlfriend that Blackberry contacts will synchronize with Android even if the names are the same. So she deleted a number from my Android phone and I needed to stop ...
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Not showing all contacts

I installed viber on my both OS Win and Linux and the same problem occured. I don't see all contacts that I have in my list as I see them on my Android phone. Does anyone has or had the same ...
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Pairing galaxy tab S with iPhone via bluetooth

My galaxy tab S will not pair with my iPhone 5. The iPhone says "device not supported" is there anything I can do to fix this other than toss this iPhone in the toilet?
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In spite of sync is disabled, sync icon is shown in notification bar forever!

I am talking about Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos2 (GT-S6802). The undesirable thing is that Sync icon is always shown in notification bar. I checked Accounts and sync settings many times to make sure Auto ...