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 can I know which apps are currently connecting to the Internet?

I have a Samsung Spica running Eclair (rooted). I've noticed on a number of occasions that inspite of the Autosync option turned off, the sync icon appears in the notification bar. By default, Gmail, ...
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want amazon prime video on android tablet

I HAVE a Toshiba wt10-a tablet and want to access my amazon prime video account to download and watch movies. I am not a techie, 馃槅. All other devices are iPhones and kindles and want the Toshiba ...
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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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Android and iTunes

Is it possible to sync an Android phone with iTunes? If so, are there any limitations?
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Contact synchronization slows down my phone and dialer

I am using Canvas Nitro A311. The problem with the phone is that its contacts and dialer are always slow. Might be because of contact synchronization process of Gmail accounts. I, turn the auto sync ...
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How can I specify a default contact for merged contacts?

I have some contacts on my phone that appear in all or some of: my phone my google contacts skype facebook Thankfully, Android allows me to link that contacts, so that I have only one entry in my ...
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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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1answer
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How to update a text file using both a desktop text editor and an android phone?

I do most of my text edits on my desktop (using a text editor), but sometimes I'd like to edit them on my phone. I know that one alternative is creating a shortcut to my desktop text file, dragging it ...
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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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2answers
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How do I reverse “sync turned off” in my Google account?

Under the Settings -> Accounts -> Google, there's an account in the Accounts section and under that it says "sync turned off." When I tap on it there is a list of services that can be synced (e.g. App ...
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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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1answer
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Integrating outlook and android

I currently use Outlook on the desktop and I am trying to integrate my outlook data with my android phone. Samsung S5. I don't sync with the cloud with office 365 as I have my own domain. The old days ...
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1answer
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How to move (ICSDroid) Calendars to the Phone section

This questions splits this question into smaller parts. Living without Google So first of all I would like to find out, how I can move the 2 ICSDroid calendars to the Phone section. I think with ...
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2answers
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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I have two Android phones and I am looking for a way to foward SMS messages to another phone and let me answer with my first number. I don't have both phones with me all the time, but still want to be ...
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14answers
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Sharing Browser Links between PC and Phone

I'm starting a wiki to compile a short list of browsers, apps, extensions, etc. that allow users to easily link or bookmark webpages between their PC and phone. This is ultimately just a "best apps" ...
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1answer
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Dead Samsung Note 4

I dropped my phone in the pool and now it won't turn on. I took it to a repair place and was advised that it was to far gone. I have about 3000 photos on the internal memory (stupid me didn't back ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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1answer
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Push Android Exchange Calendar to Google Web Calendar

Let me start off by saying this question is essentially an updated version of Access synced Exchange calendar from desktop browser but not a duplication I have a work phone with Exchange access over ...
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Trading clipboard contents between phone and computer

Is there a way to send information on my phone (for example, an SMS that I started to type, that got way too long, and that I decided I want on my computer to send as an email instead) through the ...
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0answers
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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 all....
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2answers
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How can you sync a calender with an iCal link?

The school that I am going to has a calender that you can sync to other devices and programs through an iCal feed. There is just a link, no account info or anything. Is it possible to sync the events ...
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Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol?

I've been toying with the idea of getting away from syncing my contacts and calendar with Google. I'd like more control over my data. I've heard that Funambol might be a good solution to this and I'm ...
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How to sync facebook events with my android 2.3.4 calendar?

I'm trying to sync my facebook events with my android calendar. The goal is to have an automatic sync between facebook events and 'some' account that is usable by android 2.3.4 account management. I ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't my Nexus 7 synchronize since Android 6?

Normally, Wifi is deactivated on my Nexus 7 to preserve battery. I'm mainly using it to read and watch videos when I'm commuting so I don't have Internet most of the time when I'm using it. I'm using ...
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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 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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How to remove google synced data from my phone?

I added my father's Google account in my android phone to help him in some work as his phone wasn't working. Now before I could stop the sync settings, it has synced some contacts in my phone with his ...
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How do I sever the connection between an account and my phone?

I have a Note 4, and recently I signed into a certain account so I could do something, nothing important, so I'd rather not say. Then, I removed it by going to Settings> Accounts> (Accountname, or ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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Email app syncing two years old messages

OK, I have maybe quite a silly quiestion, but could you recommend email app that does this: Show emails from the latest month/week, then delete them from phone memory (unless I want to sync them ...
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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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Multiple Google Accounts contacts Syncing

I have 2 google accounts lets say 'me@gmail.com' and 'work@gmail.com' Personal email has 500 contact of my friends and family. Work email has 1100 business contacts. I share the work emails contact ...
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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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Marshmallow Time Drift bug

I was planning to flash a custom Marshmallow ROM on my Samsung Note 2 and use it for some tests in which keeping accurate time (error of a minute either way is fine, not more). This report This ...
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Phone makes me dial 1 before answering a call

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. Every call gets synced to my computer and I can't retrieve calls until I press the number 1. I miss most of my calls. This is undesirable. Please help me.
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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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Google Account Sync, high battery usage of Google Play Services

I have a similar question like this one. I recently (since 2 days) also have a very high battery wastage (keeps only less hours while it used to keep the whole day). In the battery settings the chart ...
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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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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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1answer
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Markdown note taking with Dropbox sync

How do I do all of the following with my Android phone? Read markdown-formatted notes stored in my Dropbox folder Show it as HTML in Android Optional editing from the phone FWIW, the iPhone ...
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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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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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Sync Issue from Phone to Gmail contacrs

I deleted all my contacts from my android phone But have all of them in my gmail account, What will happen if i sync my accounts ? means It will copy all contacts to phone or delete all ...
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2answers
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Having multiple same numbers in one contact after sync with my google account

I synced all my contacts from my Huwai Honor 3c mobile to my gmail account which resulted in all contacts having more then 50-60 entries of one number e.g: Contact name "John" Phone number "...
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1answer
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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 (version 2.3.5, kernel 2.6) which is running on a Samsung GT I9003, YouTube tries to sync something all the time. ...
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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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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 sync?...
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Why has my Android phone stop updating calendars, mail etc?

As question says above. It used to update every few minutes, but recently I've had to manually refresh each of the applications to get it to run Thank you