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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Offbrand Android Tablet - Google Mail/contacts/calendar issue

I bought a Pandigital Supernova 8" tablet with Gingerbread OS, for a really good price, and despite the fact it had a lot of oddball apps on it, I was able to root it, and get google play/gmail etc on ...
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How can I hide irrelevant contacts in Go Contacts?

When I was using stock contacts and sync with Google, I could put relevant contacts in My Contacts group which is the only group synced by Google. I have installed GO Contacts and it now displays all ...
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Unable to remove Google Account from Sync

I want to remove Google account from AutoSync since I want to use Outlook.com for syncing of my contacts, calendar, email etc. I am able to sync Outlook.com, but unable to remove Google Account from ...
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Display other calendars in calendar app

In my google calendar I created some new calendars. How do I get them to show in my "Calendar" app on Android? I'm using the stock one.
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Is there a USB only file sync tool?

I've been looking for a tool that will sync to/from an android device running Android 4.4.4 - so it's using MTP when I connect to my computer (running Windows 7) through a USB connection. There are ...
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“sync disabled” and “unfortunately S Planner has stopped”

I am an old lady with her first smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running Jelly Bean. Since the last upgrade my email and other apps won't sync and some functions have stopped. Through 'fiddling' ...
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Android won't sync contacts no matter what

My boss bought an iPhone and asked me to sync his contacts. I went to the iPhone and turned on the contact sync from his Google account and "all" the contacts got there, but when I looked, none of the ...
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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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Does Android upload my address book to Internet if I never explicitly enabled this?

Suppose the following scenario: User gets an Android device; User created Google account, not enabling any "sync"s or "backup"s; User inserts a SIM card with contacts; User copies then to the "Phone ...
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Jellybean 4.2 Auto-Download and Display file

I'm looking to mount a cheap 7" android on my wall to display current tasks, events and household requirements. Does android 4.2 have a built-in tool that can download a file from a server every 5 ...
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Sync 'droid with Outlook

I have seen many questions here about users trying other software than Kies for sync'ing data with Outlook and a handset, very mixed reviews with what's good/bad, but not very much mentioned recently ...
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Having S Planner write to a local calendar and a sync'ed calendar at the same time

Can I set up S Planner to write my new events BOTH on my Google account AND a local calendar? (Which is, writing into two calendars at once, a synchronized one and a local one?) Can I set up Tasker ...
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Google Calendar sync back from Android phone?

I deleted all events in Google Calendar thought I didn't need them anymore some day, but I regret it now, fortunately I have all of them in the Google Calendar app of my phone (Android Jellybean), my ...
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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?
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How do I get 2 way photo syncing with dropbox?

I have Dropbox auto uploading photos that I take. What I'd like is to have deletions or reorganizations of my photos on the phone to be reflected in Dropbox and also the other way around? How do I ...
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Is there a simple offline contacts manager for android?

I don't want to sync all my contacts with my Google account. I would like to just keep my contacts on my phone and back it up myself. I have disabled contacts syncing in the accounts settings on my ...
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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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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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Why does Android check email and play store when sync is off

At night, or at work, my Android is usually offline. For me it's enough to only check email when I like to do so. However, every time (or most times?) I switch on mobile data on wifi on my phone, it ...
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Stop android from automatically uploading images to dropbox and facebook [duplicate]

My wife has an Optimus LG. Every photo she takes automatically syncs with Dropbox and Facebook. I have looked but I can't see a way to stop this. How can I stop this behavior?
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Why were some of my contacts automatically merged without notice?

I found several questions here where people want to merge several of their contacts into one. I'm having exactly the opposite problem: On both my Android devices (Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 7), two of ...
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How can I resume cancelled app dowloads after attaching a Google account?

I got a new phone and I signed in with my existing google gmail account. To my surprise, the phone started redownloading all of the apps I had on my other phone over my cellular data connection. ...
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Sync “Me” contact

Is it possible to sync the "Me" contact in the contacts app? All my other contacts get synced on all my devices. My devices are running 4.4.2.
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How to sync Google+ Instant Upload with Google Drive?

I'm using Google+ Instant Upload to automatically sync all of the photos I take on my phone over a Wi-Fi connection. I also use Google Drive to backup my documents, music, pictures and videos folders. ...
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Does Chrome for Android sync passwords?

Does Chrome for Android currently sync passwords to Desktop Chrome through your Google Account? I found the issue at https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=113164, but last they say you ...
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Why synchronization doesn't work whereas I have 265 MB of free space

Snchronization doesn't work whereas I have 265 MB of free space: Why? I use Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2.
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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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Possible to restore phone-only contacts from PC backup?

I have a Samsung S4 which I did factory reset on, after backing up my data to my PC via USB. I grabbed everything off the "phone" and "card" directories and backed up to an external drive on my PC. ...
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What's the most effortless way for “cloud” back up of photos taken with an Android phone?

After I take a picture with my phone, I want it to be synced (and/or shared) to the "cloud" shortly thereafter. (Say after a few seconds when I have wifi connection but not necessarily right away when ...
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Synchronizing S-Note notes between S4 and Note 10.1 2014

Some time ago I used a pair of devices: Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. I noticed, that they synchronized the notes in S Note nicely: even though S4 was unable to edit complex Note's ...
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How do I get rid of synced contacts?

I want to get rid of the contacts that were synced through my Skype, Facebook, and Gmail accounts. How do I do this? I don't want to factory reset my phone, but if I have to....
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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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BTSync not syncing KeePassX database files (kdb)

My environment: Samsung ultrabook (Mint16 x64) RaspberryPi (Raspbian) Samsung smartphone (stock Android 4.1.2) All devices are synced with latest version of BTSync. And here is a problem: BTSync ...
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Disable facebook auto sync in andoid 4.4

Can I disable facebook auto sync in andoid 4.4? I could easily do this for my google account, but I see no options to disable facebook auto sync in Settings->Accounts->Facebook Thanks!
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Replacement for ability to “send tab to remote device” as removed from Firefox 29

Firefox 29 removed the ability to "send tab to remote device". Namely, you could send a share intent from any other app (select "share", select "Firefox", select any other Firefox Sync device you want ...
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Sync Fails After Changing the Password

I Changed my google mail password for some reasons when I tried to access my gmail account in Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos mobile am unable to Login What could be the issue?
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“App Data” Sync & “App Data” Backup both are same?

May be its silly but I'm curious to know the actual fact. I searched google and this site a lot but didn't got satisfiable result. So asking. There is "App Data" sync in Settings->Accounts->Google ...
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possibility of adding gtalk contacts to my whatsapp

Could I bring my gtalk contacts to link to my Whatsapp? (in other words Sync the two?) I don't want to run two seperate apps and wondering if there was a possibility to add these together? I will ...
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How to sync between PC and android by WiFi File Explorer PRO?

I bought the app because it says "In this PRO version, you can also upload, sync, delete, copy, and zip or unzip all the files on your Android phone and computer" I can download, upload, but I don't ...
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Selectively sync Picasa / Google+ Albums to device?

I have a lot of Picasa Web Albums (equivalently, Google+ Photo Albums) that are all automatically synced to my Galaxy Nexus. It works great. The problem is, the Galaxy Nexus only has 16GB of internal ...
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Restrict particular apps from syncing depending on current WiFi connection

Is there an app that will allow full sync functions to only occur when connected to particular white-listed WiFi and / or keep selected accounts from syncing when on other away / public / non ...
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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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Sync Chrome Mobile with Desktop Firefox?

On my desktop computers, I use Firefox with the Firefox Sync service but on my mobile Android device I prefer using Chrome Mobile. Is there any way to sync Chrome Mobile with Firefox Sync? (I thought ...
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How can I stop Android from synchronizing videos while still synchronizing photos?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which is great for watching movies. I move them from my computer via USB to the "Movies" folder and it just works fine. But one thing that I don't like is that the ...
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Syncing music without iTunes…or can you?

I just switched from iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and realized that music syncing isn't going to be the same - but maybe it can be better. I downloaded doubleTwist from the Play Store because ...
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Importing Google+ events without sharing device Calendar with Google

I usually get invited to events via Google+. My personal Android calendar is configured to only sync Local Sync calendar, and nothing else. I am concerned about privacy (though I still use, ...
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Selective syncing with Google?

By default if you sync with Google, contacts, calendar, app data and wifi keys are synchronized. Is it possible to synchronize only some of these things, e.g. only calendar and contacts? Thanks :-)
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Can I control how google accounts get synced? Mobile vs Wifi

Under Settings>Accounts>Google>(my account) there is a bunch of services you can check and uncheck. My question specifically is I'd like everything to be synced but I want to be able to choose which ...
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How do I transfer contacts from my PC to my phone, without putting it in Gmail?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. I want to copy my outlook contacts to my phone without gmail. This is my first time I bought a Android. It seems great, but one thing I do not like is that I have to ...
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Is there any way to sync my Outlook calendar to my Samsung Galaxy S without Kies?

I am trying to sync my Outlook 2010 calendar to Samsung Galaxy S using Kies. For some reason, it doesn't sync. Kies has a nasty habit of hanging, so I would really like to use something else, if ...