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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AutoSync is disabled in Android ICS LG P920 3D. How turn it on?

After upgrade Android from 2.3.x to 4.0.3 I can't turn on auto synchronization. When Im trying I get msg: AutoSync is disabled. Synchronization is enabled manually by server policy. In Settings -> ...
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Is there a music player that supports play counts and smart playlists?

I'm looking for a music player for Android that supports smart playlists and play count metadata like the iPod and iTunes. Ideally I'd like something that: Keeps track of statistics like last ...
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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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How can I turn ON text message (SMS) sync to e-mail inbox on Samsung Galaxy S4?

I've recently updated my Samsung Galaxy S4 and I lost the sync with my mailbox (synchronization between text messages and email accounts) In the settings for your Exchange account "Sync SMS" ...
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ActiveSync isn't syncing contacts and calendar

My HTC One (7) circa 14 months old kept dropping calls, the nice people at Vodafone replaced it with a new one how happy was I (to say my old one was battle worn is a mild understatement). Home, ...
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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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Stop recommending GMail Contacts

When I got my LG Tribute, I put in my Google account, and it immediately downloaded all 1700 GMail contacts from my many years of e-mail. Obviously I don't want all those contacts, so I went to ...
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Why is Android occasionally disabling auto sync?

I have experienced this issues on several devices, including Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.2 and now Oneplus One running Cyanogenmod 11S (based on Android 4.4.4). There may be a correlation with apps ...
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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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Photo and video recovery

I accidentally deleted an entire timeline of photos off of gallery. My phone was set to sync with my Gmail account and Facebook. Where do I find these synced photos and videos through my Gmail or ...
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my kindle wont sync its account with my new tablet? any thing i am doing wrong?

I bought a Samsung tab I wanted to transfer all my kindle books onto my tablet. I have downloaded amazon kindle and used the same account but it just won't sync all my books. So if you could me that ...
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Syncing between Windows 7 and Android Jellybean with Winamp

I want to sync my Samsung Galaxy S3 4G to my Windows 7 PC with Winamp so I can easily sync playlists to and from my phone and computer. So I followed the instructions in Winamp's official blog: ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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, ...