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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On an HTC Evo, is there any way to sync only 'my contacts' from gmail (not 'all contacts')?

I've seen references to this posted elsewhere, but never a solution. I'd like to only sync the "my contacts" group of contacts from my gmail (really google apps, but should work the same) account, ...
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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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How to configure Dropbox to ONLY upload camera pictures, and NOT download all folders in the cloud?

Samsung Galaxy S4, installed dropbox to upload photos. However, S4 has 9 gig free, and my dropbox had 50 gig on it, so the first time, it bombed trying to download everything. deleted sync file (~4 ...
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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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Facebook non-official app for contact sync

I want to remove official Facebook app from system because its a piece of crap, but I am not doing it because it syncs my contact with Facebook. I add someone friend and I get her phone no. and email ...
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How to fix Sync Browser not working on ICS

I just got a Galaxy Nexus and all is good apart from that my Sync Browser doesn't work. When I run logcat against it it gives me the error of : BookmarksSync I Sync failed due to soft error: ...
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HTC EVO Does Not Sync Google Calendar

I'm an experienced Android user and recently my Dad picked up a HTC EVO. I set him up with all the Google services and apps like Gmail, Contacts and Calendar. I exported all of his contacts and ...
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Gmail: “Couldn't sign in” error with latest version, but other google apps sync just fine. Older Gmail version works fine

While using the latest version of the Gmail app (6.3.117716127), I cannot sync my mail whatsoever. Please note that this is NOT a universal "Google" sign in problem, where you get a black background ...
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Stock e-mail client (Nexus 4) not synchronizing to IMAP SSL account since 4.2.2 update

I have my school's e-mail account being checked via IMAP SSL/TLS on port 993. It is an Exchange mailbox but I did not want to to use MAPI and have my device "managed" by the school. Anyhow, this ...
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Lost all my contacts after flashing custom rom (sg2)

I got a Galaxy S2 as an upgrade from my HTC Hero around January this year. My phone contacts have always been synced to my Gmail account and the backup worked since I got all my contacts on my SGS2 ...
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How to sync contacts in one direction only — from phone to Google?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Android 2.3. I just lost a lot of time after syncing contacts -- executed from the phone. I assumed that all the changes will be transferred to Google account (as initially) but ...
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Gmail notifications aren't working as expected

Gmail notification doesn't work correctly for me. I think it happened after the latest Gmail application upgrade. I tried to clear Gmail data and cache, but to no avail. I get new email ...
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Is there a Google-less “personal cloud” for contacts, calendar, tasks and images sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? The idea is to cut Google's (or other 3rd-party) proprietary bits out of an Android installation, while ...
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What are some use-cases for FireFox|Chrome-to-Phone?

According to FoxToPhone (presumable, ChrometoPhone is similar) you can Send current page with address bar button Right click on any link/image to send to your Android phone Highlight any text and ...
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What is the recommended way to synchronize music on an Android phone?

I have a server which is on all the time, on a network share I store my music collection. I would like to synchronize this with my phone. If I add new album on my server it should pop up on my phone ...
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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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How do I keep my contacts separate?

How do I keep my Gmail contacts off my phone (Samsung Galaxy S if it matters) and at the same time keep my phone's contacts off Gmail? I don't normally do email from my phone, and when I have had to ...
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Gmail stopped syncing messages

For some reason, Gmail on my Nexus S is not pulling new messages anymore. I added a second Gmail account; could it possibly be the reason?
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Does syncing more Google accounts decrease a phone's battery life?

I recently got a Motorola Moto G (4.3 upgraded to 4.4.2), and I wasn't getting the battery life that my vendor claimed I would get (Through mixed usage: 2-3 hours of music, some web browsing, a lot of ...
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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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Joined Google Contacts do not sync

I can join two contacts on my Android phone, regardless of where the contact is from (Google Contacts, Qik Video, Skype, etc). But when I join two Google contacts, I expect to see the contacts merged ...
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How can I shut off sync or change its frequency?

I think the term is: how do I pull not push? I don't want the phone constantly checking for FB, new email, etc. every 30 seconds. But I cannot work out how to: Limit this to once every hour or less ...
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Just enabled 2-factor authentication for gmail, now on my Android phone I get “Sign-in error” to my google account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google's 2-step verification As per today's Stackexchange Podcast I took Jeff's advice and enabled 2-factor authentication for my gmail account. However now when my ...
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What is the podcast/music syncing experience on android like for OS/X users?

I have been an Iphone user for a long time but I am now considering moving to an Android device (Samsung Galaxy S2). The only thing that is giving me cause for concern is the convenience of the ...
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How do I sync calendars using Funambol?

I have set up a local Funambol server and created an account. Then I installed Funambol Sync 9.0.1 on my android device (HTC Desire, CyanogenMod 7.0.3 stable (Android 2.3.3)) directly (by APK) because ...
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How can I choose which contacts to sync from Facebook to my HTC Desire HD?

In relation to this question, I asked if there is a way to choose which contacts get synced and got a suggestion to post this as a new question. So here it is. How can I manually choose which ...
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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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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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How do I determine which calendar entry is breaking my Android calendar sync?

First a bit of background for those who aren't familiar: Just a few weeks ago Samsung released their ICS build of TouchWiz, and my phone (a Samsung Galaxy SII) updated over the air. Ever since none of ...
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Sync music folders between phone and tablet

I want to use a DJ returnable app on both devices, send want a fast way (WiFi) to keep the music folders sync'd. I always buy from my phone so just need to transfer existing music and new downloads ...
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Why did auto-sync start to upload that much?

It's been a month now that the auto-sync option on my phone makes it upload 30 MB per day (in addition to my usual upload/download rate) and still download only a few hundreds of KB. It blew up my ...
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Sync only one contact group

I am using Samsung Galaxy ACE with Android 2.3. Since I have too many email contacts in google I do not want to sync everything to my phone and consume the precious phone memory. Also syncing so many ...
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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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Starting the Google calendar sync in Samsung Galaxy S Duos

I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos and had a issue of calendar sync. While trying to clear data, I mistakenly force-stopped the Google Calendar Sync app. Now, the calendar sync is not working. It gives an ...
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How does Google Contacts sync works?

I want to know the process of syncing contacts between Android Contacts and Google Contacts. The direction of sync, effect of updating contacts etc.
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Disable calendar to sync events to exchange server

I've added an event to my calendar locally on a phone. It was a meeting in the evening after my working hours. How am I surprised to realize that my stupid phone sync this event to exchange server and ...
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Gmail not being retrieved automatically

I have recently (since ~1month ago) experienced the following problem: When I get new mail on my gmail account, Gmail will usually not autimatically retrieve it (e.g., no notification; and when I ...
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Sync contacts to more than one google accounts

I have two gmail accounts on my android. When I first use it, I synced all the contacts to the one account. Now I want to sync all the contacts again(I have added many contacts since then) to the ...
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Calendar and facebook events and birthdays

I'm using the native calendar in my Android 2.2. I'm also using Simple Calendar Widget but I don't think it has anything to do with my problem. A few weeks ago everything was perfect. I had synced 3 ...
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How to sync my Facebook contacts?

How do I sync my Facebook contacts with the contacts on my Samsung Galaxy Spica?
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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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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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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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disable sync when in mobile (3g) network

How can I enable auto-sync only when wifi is available? I have a small data plan and I don't want to waste it on sync.
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How can I tell which account contacts have synced from?

I've just noticed that I've suddenly had 7 contacts appear in my list all called "Me Mob" all with my mobile's phone number as the only entry. I don't know when they appeared, but I don't think ...
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Sync Exchange 2010 notes, tasks and reminders

My HTC Incredible S phone runs Android 2.2, and has the ability to sync e-mail, calendar and contacts with our Exchange 2010 Server at work. Tasks, notes and e-mail reminders, however, aren't synced ...
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Can't sync using Leedroid

I have been using Leedroid for a while and all is well, it works great. Now for some reason my GMail is reporting that I have 7 unread emails, but my GMail app won't update my inbox on my phone. I've ...
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How to fix out-of-sync calendar?

I'm using a rooted Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) running stock FroYo from T-Mo. I sync my calendar on the phone with my Google Calendar. I have several different calendars on Google, shared with ...
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Which VPN do I use for a Cisco VPN concentrator?

I want to setup corporate sync on my DroidX and it appears to work until I try to get email. My office uses Microsoft Exchange. I think I need to set up VPN to do this? (not sure, I know I have 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? ...