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 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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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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Is there a way to copy files directly between two Android devices on the same wifi network?

I now have a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone running Froyo 2.2.1 and an Archos 101 Android tablet - also running Froyo. Both are 'connected' to the same home network via wifi. Is there a method by ...
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Samsung Galaxy 4 GT 19505

How do I stop apps from enabling high tech users to access my messages, call logs, emails, photos, samsung memos etc? How can I save all text messages, call logs, photos, documents, downloads and ...
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Google Apps for Business - Android Chrome Sync

How does one enable the Chrome sync option on their android device if the account is a Google Apps for Business? I have a normal gmail account and a gapps account on the same device, I can see a lot ...
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What sync options are required for a Google Play account only for purchases?

I have two Google accounts I synchronise my Android device with. One account is for my calendar, contacts, and email. Another I use only for the Google Play store. I use this second account so I can ...
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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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Can I use multiple Android devices with a single Google account?

Surprisingly I haven't found a satisfactory answer for this in a FAQ somewhere or anything. I have a Motorola Droid (with froyo, if it matters) I am thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy Tab. ...
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“Can't establish a reliable connection to the server” when trying to add Google account in Samsung Galaxy Star Plus

I'm trying to add a Google account to my Samsung Galaxy Star Plus and it tells me this: (Click image to enlarge) My connection is super fast. I don't know what to do. I have restarted my phone ...
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Missing of contacts from android mobile

I am using moto g with android 5.0 version. I have turned off the auto syncing mechanism of contact. Then i added a new contact tagged by the same google account. Since the synchronization is turned ...
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How can I restore photos from quickpic after reset?

I have a nexus 5 and I just updated to the lastest 5.1.1 image using adb, but that unfrotunately resetted my phone. So I installed and configured my usual apps and I'm glad to see that google's photo ...
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how can a phone number get added to my contacts with out asking me

I noticed in my contacts under my own phone number profile that there was a 2nd number added to my home# tab . I never have seen that number in my life I never have called or text that number. I did a ...
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Android 5.0 sync questions on HTC M8

I'm trying to figure out how to set items to individually auto sync. On the HTC M8 under accounts & sync in both 4.4 and 5.0, I noticed I cannot select items to auto-sync individually. I can ...
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After Lollipop - when I add account there isn't an option to sync contacts/calenders - only email

Just installed Lollipop on my Xperia Z3, now when I add an email account there is no option to sync contacts, calenders or tasks - only email. I used to be able to see my work calender (Outlook active ...
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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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Not showing all contacts

I installed viber on my both OS Win and Linux and the same problem occured. I don't see all contacts that I have in my list as I see them on my Android phone. Does anyone has or had the same ...
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Microsoft Exchange Active Sync issue when roaming

I bought new Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Last week I went to a different state ( roaming). During roaming my office outlook mail is not syncing. Whole purpose of having Email on phone is gone. I don't ...
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gmail won't sync to my phone

For some reason Gmail won't sync to my phone. When i signed in with an account settings-->accounts-->google i entered my email address. Then I unselected everything for sync but the Gmail because ...
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Pairing galaxy tab S with iPhone via bluetooth

My galaxy tab S will not pair with my iPhone 5. The iPhone says "device not supported" is there anything I can do to fix this other than toss this iPhone in the toilet?
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Samsung syncing messages but not contacts on Galaxy S3

I messed up bad and lost all my contacts/messages when I tried to install another OS on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now I have gotten the operating system back and Samsung Account let me retrieve my ...
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“(unkown)” Google Contact Records I can't delete? Temporary Error (200) Numeric Code 68

I can't delete five corrupt contact records from my Google Contacts. This is causing sync problems with my phone. Verizon, Motorola and Google all claim they can't help. "(unkown)" Google Contact ...
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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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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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Google Keyboard sync doesn't work anymore

Synchronisation for devices with business apps is not available I added an Google Classroom account and since then I even couldn't change the sync account. This account is now removed, but I have no ...
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Moving app sync from one google account to another

Okay I am using a new Gmail account on my PlayStore to browse my tablet. Now the problem is that all the apps that I downloaded using my first account, so when I log into the using my second account I ...
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how to sync phone memory with pc?

Before Jelly Bean forced us to use MTP mode (mass transfer protocol) instead of Mass Storage Device, It was dead simple to backup my phone to my pc, because I only needed to plug it in, and sync the ...
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Android - 2-ways USB sync for multiple calendars from outlook 2013 to phone

I use an iPhone since 5 years, and I'd like to switch to an Android phone, under KitKat and probably soon Lollipop. I've checked all my needs and there is still one for wich I didn't find how to ...
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How to sync contacts and calendar with Linux system, without using Gmail?

How can I sync my contacts and calendar with a Linux system? I'd prefer to sync with my desktop, but setting up a server on the internet would also be possible. I want to avoid Google mail for ...
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Viber: keeping the same message history on all devices

Initially, I installed Viber to my phone (2 years ago). Then a year ago, I installed it to my computer and a few months later to my tablet. After I installed it on my computer and tablet, the history ...
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Notifications appearing even if they have been viewed

I just switched to my first Android phone (been an iPhone user until now), running Lollipop 5.0 on a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, and I am having a strange issue. If I receive messages on Facebook ...
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How to store Dropbox files locally on my mobile device?

We all know how Dropbox works on a regular workstation. It stores the files on the disk and whenever the file is modified (or created), the software synchronizes the entire folder with the last ...
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Outlook contacts

I have managed to synch my outlook email and calendar with android, but it is not synching my contacts. Naturally this is a real bore! I have checked in my accounts settings and it is saying that it ...
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How to stop contacts and recent call log from syncing?

I am facing a problem. My recent call log list and contacts start loading for 30-40 mins or even hours. Meanwhile I cant see any of my contacts. Its very irritaing. Dont know what is the issue. Can ...
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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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How to sync gmail sent only by specific contacts?

I used to be an email-on-the-phone junkie. Then, I read 4 Hour Work Week, which convinced me to un-sync my email (gmail) from my phone (Samsung S3). I started checking my email once per day on my ...
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Sync exchange acount with onecloud

Is there a solution/app which allows that the contact and calender data from one account (Exchange) is synced or mirrored to an different account (preferable owncloud)?
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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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Where does Google sync my photos?

I really don't know where or how to find my photos. I had a Samsung device and I used Google to backup my pictures. Will someone help me?
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Importing WiFi settings from Microsoft account

I have a bunch of saved WiFi passwords on my Windows 8 laptop that automatically transfer from one PC to another when I log in using my Microsoft account. Does anyone know a way to transfer these ...
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How do I effectively use offline documents on a WIFI-only tablet and other connected devices?

This is more of a usability type question. I have a wifi-only tablet. I also have done a lot of documents online using Evernote, Google Drive, etc., and have tried to store them in various places like ...
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Facebook won't save linked contacts to Galaxy S4

I am currently using a Galaxy S4, with Android version 5.0.1. I manage to sync my contacts from Facebook…however I am unable to link them to my device or Google account. The contacts from Facebook are ...
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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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Gmail app not displaying status bar notifications

I recently got an Samsung Galaxy S3, and I prefer the GMail app than the default mail client (the one with the red seal). The default mail client seems to autocheck for email and displays a ...
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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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After Update Andoid 5.0.2 - tablet not syncing

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (Model SM-T530NU). It was updated to the new Android 5.0.2 and now nothing is syncing. Games, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are not syncing. Does anyone know a ...
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Synchronising files over SSH

I have an SSH server providing access to my files at home, secured by a private key. I'd like to be able to synchronise those files with my Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Note, running Cyanogenmod 11 (...
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Can't get my new phone synced with data from old one

My data (contacts, etc) were synced from my old phone running Android v4.2.1. And now I'm trying to store my data to my new phone with Android 5.0. I've set up my account there, verified that sync is ...
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Can I still use HTC Sync (OSX) software if I root my One S?

I have run out of app space so am thinking of rooting my phone (HTC One S) to be able get rid of the many unremovable preinstalled apps that I never use. I was wondering if the HTC Sync software on ...
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Everything is messed up on my phone

I'm using the stock system on my Samsung GS3, and one day the phone just started restarting itself randomly. It might restart itself once or twice a day, and no pattern was observed. Then all in a ...
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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 ...