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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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
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Quick way to sync now

Is there a quick way to do a sync now? The long way is to go into Settings, then Accounts, then tap the account name then tap the three dot menu and choose Sync now, but this is a bit long winded. It ...
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SyncMe Failed to connect to computer, isConnected failed: ECONNREFUSED (Connection refused)

I have a new router (RT-N18U), and a new HDD, set it up to work with SyncMe Wireless. It all worked pretty well, I synced my phone ok. Then I synced my wife's phone as well. It started ok, 50% of her ...
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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 Fit"...
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Upload my own videos to Google Play?

Is it possible to sync my own video with Google Play Video (like in Google Play Music)? I know that it's not possible on Google Books, I am wondering how about videos. What will be a good ...
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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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Google Tasks not syncing (events do) on the phone

I have a OnePlus One running CyanogenMod 12. I started using tasks within Business Calendar 2 PRO app heavily. They synchronize using google tasks. So I can see my tasks in google calendar. This ...
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Transferring music from computer

Why does my Android phone show up on the Widows Media Player Sync function as a Linux O.S? Transferred music files from the computer show up on the Android phone music app but will not play.
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xolo q1011 can't root

I have a xolo q1011. I tried to root but none of the methods vroot,towelroot,pieroot,sideload,cwm worked. Is there any other way to root my phone so that I can install cm ROMs. Its in version 4.4.2 ...
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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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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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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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Google contacts party deleted, how to restore?

My phone has since this morning forgotten about a part of my contacts: it only displays some of them in my contact list, or only displays their email address and not their phone number. I don't know ...
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how to add / sync google calendar?

I have a Xaomi Redmi Note 4G and have installed PAC-ROM-asrupesh-UNOFFICIAL-PORT.zip from XDA - [ROM][PORT] PAC ROM UNOFFICIAL for Redmi Note 4G Single Sim. I followed the steps from the forum to ...
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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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Remove contacts from synced Exchange account, without removing them from the server

How can I remove contacts from accounts I don't sync with anymore? Without being afraid of removing them from the "source" exchange account now or in the future? Background: When installing the email ...
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Sony xperia Z running Lollipop wont sync my contacts from google

My sony xperia Z wont sync all my contacts from google. I've tried re-setting the filter. Syncing contacts worked perfectly before upgrade. Now I've lost lots of contacts on my phone and it wont ...
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How can I force-link a Google contact with a Facebook profile?

Back when my HTC Desire had its stock Sense, there was an option to link Facebook accounts to Google contacts, by selecting them from the Facebook friends list. This created fields for my contacts ...
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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 inbox....
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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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How can I get my Chrome-synced bookmarks in an Android device?

I'm using Google Chrome and syncing the bookmarks with the built-in feature. How can I get those bookmarks in my Android device?
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How To Sync Data From Specific App(s) Across Multiple Devices

I know some are going to skip over reading this and just think this is regular Android syncing, I can assure you this isn't the same. I'm not talking about sytem, email, social media, or calender apps....
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Where does Android store offline contacts and email account details?

Basically, I want to set up a home-rolled sync for these, but I have no idea where they live by default on a CyanogenMod without GApps. Could someone please help me out?
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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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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 calendar created on PC won't show on galaxy 4 active

I have created a new calendar in my Google calendar and I can't get it to show up on my calendar on my Galaxy 4 Active. I cannot locate a menu icon in the calendar app on the phone to add the ...
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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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Samsung S4 Google Sync Settings Problems

When I am in settings, Accounts, Google, myemail@gmail.com, I see "Sync turned off. I select it and get a list of things I can sync. I can hit each and sync it, but there are no check boxes to auto ...
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S6 Android 5.0.2 account sync missing

I cant find option in ANdroid 5.0.2 to disbale or enable sync for a particular apps. Say i have 3 accounts and i want to enable contact sync just for one account, but in my case it is enabled for all ...
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How do I determine which app is syncing?

I frequently see the syncing icon in my notification bar, but every once in a while it gets stuck there, perpetually syncing something. I have tons of apps that do background syncs. How can I see ...
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I have a galaxy S3 and want to copy the data from my sdcard to my nexus 6 without a PC any ideas?

My Asus laptop is caput and I would like to get the SD card data onto the nexus 6, any idea maybe direct cable between both phones?
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How can I install apps from unknown sources using my Google account on the web?

I was wondering whether or not I can somehow remotely install applications from "unknown sources" i.e not having to copy the .apk file onto my device and then installing. For example, using the ...
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What Android sync'd data is encrypted?

With the release of the firesheep plug-in for firefox it has become trivial for website browsing on open Wi-Fi networks to be hijacked by 3rd party listeners. Android offers the convenient auto-sync ...
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What's the difference between “Contacts” and “People details?”

In Settings -> Accounts -> Google, when I tap on my Google account, I see a "Sync settings" page with a list of different Google services that can be synced (App Data, Calendar, Drive, Gmail, Google ...
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Why is 'no connection' error appearing while accessing Google Play store?

I have this common, annoying problem while trying to access Google Play Store from my phone. It just shows 'no connection', and won't load, even though the internet access is surely working. The ...
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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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how to move synced videos from Dailymotion app to PC

The videos I downloaded from Dailymotion app work fine through it, but how can I move and play them on PC? I know where the files are but they don;t play after changing the extension. Stored at mnt\...
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Why is 'no connection' error appearing while accessing Google Play store?

I have this common, annoying problem while trying to access Google Play Store from my phone. It just shows 'no connection', and won't load, even though the internet access is surely working. The ...
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How can I set up my Google account without syncing Gmail?

I got a Nexus 7 tablet. Is it possible to use my Google account just to download apps and for backup purpose? I'd rather not see my emails, chats and contacts on the device as it's not with me all ...
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Working with Trello offline and synchronization

Will the Android app work without internet connectivity and sync with Trello when the internet becomes available? Can the Android app be controlled as to when to sync with Trello? We work at sea and ...
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Hotmail contacts not syncing in android 5.1 GPE

I've just recently flashed my rom with Android GPE 5.1 on my HTC M7 and it's working great however there's a slight problem where for some reason my hotmail contacts are not syncing after I've set up ...
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treat wifi network X as cellular OR disable background wifi upload for one particular app on one particular network?

On a Nexus 5 running 5.1.1, I have the DS Photo from Synology set to do automatic background uploading of new photos/videos that show up to my NAS. Normally works great. The app includes a setting ...
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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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Copy synced videos in/from Dailymotion

Is it possible to access the sync'ed DailyMotion videos somewhere else? I know they're saved somewhere in the cache (\mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.dailymotion.dailymotion\cache\videos). If you clear ...
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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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Huawei Ascend Y330 Mass Storage notification bar not showing

I want to sync some pics from my phone onto my laptop but I can't since the drop down notification bar is not showing. This means I can't turn on the USB to connect to my laptop. I have hard reset my ...