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 do I REALLY sync ALL contacts to a new phone

I have an old phone (LG P350) with Android 2.2.2, where I obviously have a few contacts. Most of them are contacts with telephone numbers, which I manually created (few got automatically imported from ...
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Android to Google calendar sync problems

The option to sync calendars is missing from the list for my 2 Google accounts, following some issues with syncing after which I deleted calendar data and calendar storage data. I have tried ...
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How to sync highlights & annotations of ebooks/pdf

i'm searching for a way to synchronize highlights & annotations of my ebooks over several android devices. I prefer to read ebooks in pdf as it's the only format that keeps the original layout ...
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Why did Google block Facebook Contact Sync on the Nexus 5?

Is there a particular developer clause that was violated? If so, why is the facility blocked only on the Nexus and not other Android based devices?
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How to get Full Screen Caller id?

In my Nexus 4 i have successfully synced the contacts with their google plus and assigned them with their profile picture. The issue is when i call them (outgoing calls) i am able to get their pic in ...
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How to sync my contacts with their gmail account?

I have bought Nexus 4 and i have imported phone contacts from my older Phone. I don't have email id for many of the contacts,i have just their phone numbers alone. Now i want to sync them with their ...
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How do I add bookmark on Android (Firefox or Chrome) so it appears on PC

Both Firefox and Chrome has sync features, but they dont seem to work the way I want. Both Firefox and Chrome is having a top level grouping of the bookmarks, "bookmarks on PC" and "bookmarks on ...
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Files synced with BTSync not visible to all apps

I have a brand new, rooted Moto G with stock Android 4.4.2. Being new to Android, I was looking for a painless way to push music to my phone from various computers. I opted for using BTSync, pointing ...
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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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Trigger sync of calendar/addressbook remotely

I would like to trigger the synchronization of calender and address book on the command line (using an adb command or a script). The background is that I have set up my own caldav and carddav server ...
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Email Failed To Sync

I am using a Nexus 5, running 4.4.2 - not rooted. Sync'ing stopped working for my email. Below is what my log shows (I removed my email address). I use POP and Exchange and both are no longer working. ...
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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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Sync photos with PC

I am looking for a solution that syncs the photos on my Android phone to a folder on my PC. Samsung Kies doesn't sync photos all it does is just make a backup. I've looked at other solutions and cant ...
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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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Instant read/write sync with iCal calendars avoiding the use of google calendars

After using iphone/mac for a lot of time, I got a new android phone. I use on my macbook only ical calendars, and wonder what is the best app for syncing ical with my android phone. I have read ...
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Where do those profile images come from?

I looked into the contacts of my Nexus 10 with Android 4.4.2 and noticed that some of my contacts have profile images. It looks like this: However, I do not know this image, nor did I put it there ...
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Galaxy S3 (GT-I9305) /Android 4.3 - Calendar update button lost

I updated my S3 (9305) to Android 4.3 "JellyBean" and it lost update button (the round arrow) from the calendar app. So now at least my outlook updates don't sync from the server to the phone. How can ...
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How can I download entire folders/albums or songs from my PC (over wifi, BT, or USB) to my phone to take on the go

I have tens of thousands of songs on my PC organized by artist/album in folders, and would like to be able to view my collection and manage what comes with me when I travel. Ideally I could browse and ...
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Instantly transfer a picture taken to PC

I know the Dropbox app allows for synching photos taken between all computers/devices that are connected to your current user account. But I want to know if there's a way I can take a picture, have it ...
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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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Cannot view DropBox Media from Native Android Video Player… HELP

My friend and I both have a Galaxy Tab 3. When he uses his native android video player he can see media listed from DropBox (and a little drop-box icon on the bottom left corner of the thumbnail). He ...
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How can I sync podcasts (with progress) to my Android device with iTunes?

I am a user of OS X, and would like to sync my Android device with iTunes. I still use an iPhone and have a bunch of existing podcasts, and sometimes I use desktop to listen to podcasts, so two-way ...
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In a Google account (sync), what is the difference between Contacts and People details?

For a Google account, you are allowed to sync Contacts and People details. What is the difference between these two?
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How do you manage bookmark folders on Firefox?

My Firefox bookmarks are synced to my phone, but I am unable to add, remove, and rename the bookmark folders. How do I modify these folders (including moving bookmarks to/from folders) without using ...
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Transfer contacts from android to google contacts

I have a Google account, and my android is a Galaxy S. I want to transfer all my contacts from my cellphone into Google contacts. If you use the phones syncing option by default, it is a one way sync ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won't sync with google play

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900, but I've already got problems: First, everytime I sync my phone with google it always comes up with sync error, I don't know how to fix this. I've ...
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Synchronizing cookies between Windows Chrome and Android Chrome?

Is there an app/hack which automatically synchronizes cookies between Windows Chrome and Android Chrome? That way there would be no need to login to websites twice. History/saved passwords are ...
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Sync playlists with Android device and transcode on the fly?

Why is it so dang hard to sync a phone on linux? Are there any linux compatible music players that will sync playlists with an Android device (MTP/PTP protocol only, no USB mass storage option ...
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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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Is there any way to sync wifi between devices?

Are there any apps or methods to sync saved wifi between Android devices? Basically it would remember the wifi name and password if you logged into it once from one device on all devices synced.
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iCloud doesn't sync with SolCalendar

I have been tring to sync my icloud calendar events to my Android phone using SolCalendar. I was in touch with them about this issue and in the last update the problem was supposed to be fixed but the ...
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How to sync Google Account every one hour?

If I turn on sync of my Galaxy Nexus, it makes batter life short. But I need sync my Google Account. So is there a way I can sync automatically every one hour?
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Which photos get automatically backed up to G+

When using the G+ Auto Backup feature, do only my camera photos get backed up? What about downloaded photos, those that I create, or the ones that I transfer from PC to my phone via USB? The support ...
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Is there a way to selectively sync photos?

I find the idea that all of my photos, no matter in which folder should automatically be synced to G+ a bit ridiculous. Is there a way to only sync a certain folder/album? I'm mainly interested in ...
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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Crash when Uninstalling

I decided to move from Verizon Samsung Note 2 to a T-Mobile Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. When I logged in to my new phone, all my apps (including Verizon undeletable crapware) synced through my ...
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Google account not saving Wifi passwords, apps, etc

My favorite part about Android is how Google backups almost everything for you without you actually really noticing. I just got a Nexus 5 and logged in to my Google account right away. I noticed it ...
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Sync certain contacts between two devices/google account

Is there any way of syncing selected contacts from one android device/google account to another? Consider the following example: Person A and Person B share real life contacts, but on their ...
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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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ownCloud Alternative on Rooted Samsung Galaxy Note II

My question in short: I want a cloud storage, but on my own servers. I know there's Owncloud for Android, but it's quite limited. Is it possible to get a similar "user experience" like with other ...
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Auto-Sync won't turn on

Yesterday I bought Videocon A27 with Android 4.2.2 I'm not able to turn the auto-sync feature on. It is located under Settings -> Data Usage -> Menu -> Auto-sync data. When I check the option and ...
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Does Google take any of my file data on Android?

I read about syncing photos with Google on Android somewhere, and got a little concerned. It is probably just a special Google service you have to sign up for, but just in case, I want to relieve me ...
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Grey Wifi and mobile data icon after upgrading to CM 10.2 20131102

I had intermittent issues before with my Google syncing not working as it should (although I've always been able to go to google.com in the browser), rebooting usually solved it. However, after ...
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MS-Exchange contacts are not synching even though mail and calendar syncs fine

For a while now my contacts quit synching on Android with an Exchange 2010 server. Calendar and Mail syncing still works, both directions. This problem is described elsewhere ( e.g. here ) and I tried ...
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Turn off syncronisation of contacts in CyanogenMod

I want to use my phone with the google calender, but I don't want to upload all my contacts from my phone to google. How can I achieve this? I said in the contacts App under Settings that the App ...
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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 ...
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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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k9 doesn't sync mail folders properly

k9 doesn't sync my yahoo mail folders, I have about 20-ish folders and for some reason they don't sync with the phone. Could somebody please help with that problem? I have tried the debugging option ...
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Calendar and contacts sync using “Server” account type

Device: Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 I have been looking through the Settings > Accounts > Add account menu and found there is an entry called "Server" that seems to allow you to sync calendar ...
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Where is android syncing my photo's to?

I just got an android and have it synced to my google account, the problem is that it is syncing my photo's to I don't know where on my google account, which is very bad because I take pictures of ...
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How do I export my Samsung Galaxy 551 contacts to my Samsung Galaxy S2?

How do I export my Samsung Galaxy 551 contacts to my Samsung Galaxy S2?