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 export email settings from an android device to another one?

I have configured the stock-email application of my phone to use my four imap accounts. This is quite long and I would rather avoid repeating this for my tablet. How can I export my email settings ...
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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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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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Is there are way using GDrive or Photos resizing pictures before sync/upload?

I'm synchronising all my cam photos to my google drive. I'm using the photo app on android to upload pictures. There is just one thing that I don't like: I have no option to resize these pictures ...
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htc one mtp issue

Starting two days ago, I've encountered an issue when I wanted to connect my HTC One to my PC. In the notification area, appeared a notification that said that MTP mode is active, but it disapeared ...
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Do not see synchronized “My calendar” on Android 4.1.2 phone in Google Calendar web interface

I have added new event in Gapps "Calendar" application (Google Calendar) on my Android 4.1.2 phone. This event got added to "My calendar" calendar (and I cannot change this which calendar this event ...
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Onenote not as convenient as Google Keep. Solutions to integrate?

I am a heavy onenote user on the PC, but I find there is a 1-3 second delay on my phone between tapping new note and actually being able to type. As I use notes on my phone primarily for quickly ...
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command line mtp android sync with pc

I'd like to be able to sync a directory on my android phone with a directory on my pc from the commend line over a usb cable without installing anything on the phone. This can be done using adb: ...
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Best way to get Google contact images from Facebook?

I'm on Android and Syncing my contacts with Gmail/Google contacts. I don't have a Facebook account. And lot of my phone contacts are on Facebook where they have a profile ipcture. Is there any way ...
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Manually Linking Facebook Contacts to Android

Until recently I was able to manually link a Facebook contact to my android contacts by going into the Facebook contact, holding down the contact under the friends list then selecting 'link to phone ...
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Enable Picasa albums in Android gallery

I can't enable Picasa sync. I checked out this question but on the 3rd step I can't download my image. Screenshot: I've enabled all Google syncronizations and installed the G+ app. I use ...
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Unknown email address showing in a contact card

I have a contacts issue. My wife, lets call her Jane Doe for example, is showing an unknown email address in her contact card on my Android phone. It shows her actual address then a second bogus one. ...
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Problem syncing Gmail contacts on Android tablet

I have a Teac tablet (classic101) with Android 4.0. After signing in on Gmail and Drive and everything, my contacts won't show up anywhere. It doesn't show when I start writing an address in Gmail. ...
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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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Android File Transfer not working?

I have a mac, and I want to delete all the music on my phone and replace it with all the music on itunes in my mac. I've done this before, but it is not working. For some reason, my music is not in ...
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Apps not transferring between Samsung S4 and s5

To transfer files, data, and apps from a Samsung S4 to a Samsung S5, I used the app "Samsung Smart Switch". This transferred the data using NFC. However, of all the apps I had originally downloaded ...
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emails only sync when in wifi

I have a Samsung S4. I use it as my work and personal device. For some reason, the device will only sync my work emails if I'm in wifi. I've spoken with our IT folks and they can't seem to sort it out....
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Google contact: old phone number keeps coming back from dead

I am using Moto X 3rd gen, so everything is pretty much stock Google. In Contacts I have one person who has moved and given up one phone number. I edit the contact, delete that number and save. After ...
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Bluetooth sync with Local contacts - cyanogenmod

G'day, I have a SGS4mini (I9195) with cyanogenmod 11 (4.4 kitkat) and have most of my contacts "local" i.e. not synced with google. I have successfully paired it with my (Citroen) car and can place ...
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How can I delete all contacts synced by Outlook?

I've added an outlook account to my phone running OxygenOS, which has synced its contacts into the contacts app. How I can remove all of these synced contacts without deleting them one by one?
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Sync a Windows 7 computer folder with a phone SD card folder

These three questions : Synchronize a folder in an Android device with a server folder, Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?, Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a ...
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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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dropbox and google drive slow sync with android?

If i upload files to dropbox or google drive, I must wait for hour until they become available in my android phone so that I can use them in my phone. Is it just me doing something wrong or why is the ...
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Contact app with selective sync?

I am using a Xiaomi Mi5 and the default Contact app sync ALL contacts with Google which creates a huge redundant list of any person I ever emailed. There is no option to select which Group/Folder to ...
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What will happen if I do sync just after factory reset?

I'm curious about one thing. Basically if sync is on & I delete a contact then it also get deleted from my google account. But today when I did factory reset then don't know why restore didn't ...
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Tired of losing contacts due to Google sync

I'm tired of losing contacts after Google sync. Almost always after I add a new contact and the contacts are synced, the contact disappears without any warning. If I reenter it, it will not be deleted ...
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Show contact birthdays in calendar app

recently I bought a Sony Z3 compact which is my first android phone. Now I managed to transfer all contacts from my old Nokia phone to it - including birthday information. I would now be very pleased, ...
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Contacts not synced after factory reset

I factory reset my Moto G (Android 5.1) yesterday. After restart my some contacts were not synced in the phone. I checked at Gmail. Those missing contacts are not even showing in Gmail. I also tried ...
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How to sync 2 folders using NFC between two Android devices running slightly different Android OS versions

I have a Sony Xperia Z3 running lollipop and another jiayu s3 running Android 4.4. Both of them have NFC. I want to sync a folder in internal storage from one phone with another using Android NFC ...
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Galaxy S7 Edge (6.0.1) Calendar Sync Issue

I am having a calendar sync issue on my S7 Edge. Calendar will not sync for the last week and I have tried everything (deleting account, re-adding account, changing default accounts, turning sync off ...
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Google play unable to update (New question 2016)

Note : I know myself that this question was asked several times earlier in the past, But those solutions never helped me. Let me brief. Problem : Unable to update/Install google play store apps This ...
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disable sync contacts to facebook notifications

A few times a day I get this notification asking me to sync my contacts. I do not want to. While other posts have suggested I disable SNS Application, on my Galaxy S7 this does not exists.
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App wasn't installed after 100% downloaded on play store due to insufficient storage

After a completion of my update,that app was not installed on my phone due to insufficient storage.I don't have SD loop Card and that app which I have updated recently was lost. Any idea? or Do I have ...
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hg g4 cell not syncing to outlook calendar invites even though both on same time zones

I have an HG G4 its set to Central time zone. I have Microsoft outlook and calendar through work its also set for CST. when I get an invite through my outlook it shows up correctly on my laptop ...
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I don't want CamCard to sync to my contacts

This may sound funny, but I just want CamCard to store the contact information from the business card I scan with it. I don't want it to be added to my contacts or any account (like gmail). So ...
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Syncing entire SD card makes phone hot/unresponsive

Samsung Galaxy S Relay Android 4.4.4 Cyanogenmod 11 I've tried many different solutions to sync my phone's SD cards with a computer over Wi-Fi, leaving them to run overnight because there's so much ...
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Sync/share Android Calendar Note 3 to Galaxy S5

Is there a way to sync or share the Calendar on our Android phones: Note 3 and Galaxy S5? This is the calendar that came on the phones. It doesn't show up under Applications Mgr. We also use "Our ...
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Someone stole my phone and I bought the same one n turned other one iff. I would like my contacts restored to my new o home n SIM card

Restore contacts from old SIM to new sim. I've tried Google downloading apps. I had the AT&T address but it won't work
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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?