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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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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Galaxy S3 missing “Accounts and Sync”

I have Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 version 4.1.2 and I lost the "Accounts and Sync" under settings. I added the "Auto sync data" under Data usage and it still does not sync automatically with my calendar. My ...
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Google Drive App says folder is empty, even though it is not

I've recently started to use Google Drive on my devices (desktop, laptop, smartphone). It works great, but not on my phone. All folders were populated, but now some are suddenly empty (folder still ...
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Using Android only with Outlook and not Google Calendar [duplicate]

When using Android ICS, can I use my phone without having my calendar and associated items going on Google Calendar but just synchronizing with Outlook (the desktop app) ? If yes, how may I do this ?
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Contact images cropped and downsampled when syncing with google contacts

When Syncing with google contacts the photos I chose for my contacts are cropped to a square, and are downsampled to a very low resolution. Is there a way to sync my phone contacts (without ...
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Chinese Galaxy note has no google account [duplicate]

I am using a Galaxy note [GT i9220], it has samsung account for cloud synchronization but no google account. I9220ZCLSF It supports Chinese / Korean / English language only. using Android 4.1.2 It ...
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Contact details showing up for sources that have sync turned off

I am new to Android, and I am trying to learn, (sometimes unlearn) and work around "issues". So please bear with me for my naïveté. I have multiple accounts (multiple Google accounts, Skype, WhatsApp ...
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Migrate contacts from iOS WITHOUT using Gmail [duplicate]

I am new to Android and have been an iOS user for a long time. I've seen a lot of tutorials to migrate my contacts from my iPhone to Android however all of them say I have to use gmail. I take ...
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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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Calendar Events Displaying Wrongly

I've added some events in Google Calendar in my web browser. These events occur every other week. In the web browser, the events are showed correctly as occurring every other week. However, in Android ...
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How do, or can you hide account contacts on the Galaxy S III?

Okay, so I just upgraded from the Galaxy S Captivate to a shiny new Galaxy S III. In both the stock TouchWiz ROM and the AOKP ROM I later ran, on my Captivate, i could set specific accounts to not ...
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Titanium Backup - sync via Windows File Sharing (SMB) after backing up?

I have Titanium Backup Pro with sync after backup option, but I don't want to sync to clouds, instead I want it sync backups to my PC via SMB. I also have Foldersync which supports SMB syncing but it ...
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managing multiple contact sources as gmail contacts

I'm on a google nexus 4 (up to date, non-rooted) and I'm using gmail and google contacts for my contact/messaging needs. Additionally I'm pulling contacts from facebook, linkedIn, xing (German ...
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Where can I find the photos autosynced by Google?

My Android phone autosyncs all the photos I took to my Google account. Where could I find it? I'm using Google cloud services to sync photos. I tried looking at my Google Drive, but it says that I ...
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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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How can I disable automatic Facebook photo sync?

Device: XPeria P Android: JB 4.1.1 I recently enabled automatic photo sync, but I could not remember how I did it. Now, all of my photos gets synchronized to Facebook, and my data/3G charge is ...
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Create Playlist Folders

I have a huge library of music (nearly 3,000 songs) as it is like that I have lots of folders and playlists inside btw I'm using iTunes. Anyway I want to sync my playlist folders with my S3 and I want ...
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Will google accounts automatically update my friends addressbooks

I was with Verizon Wireless when I had my HTC Eris (now due to issue with VZW and upgrading my phone I cancelled with VZW). I moved over to sprint and to a phone OS that shall not be named, but now I ...
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How to avoid duplicate generated calendar entries?

I'm using Google Calendar on my desktop computer. It seems to auto-generate birthday entries for my contacts in Google Mail. Unfortunately these entries show up twice in "My calendar" in the generic ...
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command line mtp android sync with pc

I'd like to be able to sync a directory on my android phone with a directory on my pc from the commend line over a usb cable without installing anything on the phone. This can be done using adb: ...
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LG Optimus G and Mac OSX

I just got an LG Optimus G from my carrier, and was extremely excited for it! I finished recovering my documents and such, and then I went to load my music and pictures... But my Mac isn't recognizing ...
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Auto-sync data turns itself off randomly

On my Nexus 4, sync turns itself off randomly. Almost once a day, the option Settings > Data usage > Auto-sync data gets silently unchecked. My Nexus 4 is brand new, and I have not installed any ...
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closed ports wifi problem

I have these following issues : 1) wifi connects but the signal bars stay grey 2) I can open and search apps in market but when I try to download them , it says "waiting for network" 3) facebook ...
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What is sync for?

I purchased my phone over the Internet, but the instructions turned out to be written in Chinese. What is sync and what is it for? Should it be on or off? My phone model is CJ-THL V9 3G, running ...
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Complete incremental phone sync

I have two samsung galaxy s2 models and I want them to sync with each other completely, either over wifi or usb. I usually only use one at a time. Is it possible or is there an app already for that?
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KidLogger data and configuration file location

After downloading and installing from kidlogger.net, the app runs well on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I want to locate the storage location of the data as well as the settings files, so that I can use ...
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Export to SD card disabled [duplicate]

On my Samsung Galaxy Tab, I have contacts stored on the Device Contacts and Google Account Contacts. Since only the latter get synced, I want to change the former in Google Contacts format. I read ...
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Can we get a set of Android devices to update/ sync at once?

Within the school where I work there is a mix of Android and Apple Tablets. We use Apple Configurator for the iPads and are wondering if there is a system out there which can do the same for the ...
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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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Mac's Android File Explorer and SSH are not in sync

I transfered some photos using the Android File Explorer application for Macs. However, I accidentally put them in the Music/ folder and Android File Explorer doesn't allow me to move files. So I ...
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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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How do I better organize my contacts on Galaxy Nexus?

I remember when I was using my HTC Desire Bravo, it had this nice option to amalgamate duplicate contacts into a single profile contact. But in my Galaxy Nexus I am finding it cumbersome to do the ...
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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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Best way to auto-synchronise music between HTC One and PC

got my new HTC One today and now i wanted to set up something that i can put all my desired music for the smartphone in a folder on the pc and then they get automatically synchronised on the ...
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How is filing a contact under “Phone (Google)” different from the others?

I thought managing contacts in Android would be the easiest of tasks, but I have found myself in doubt now that I have an Android phone running Android OS 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). If I file a contact ...
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removing account with 2 emails

my primary email address in my google account was not gmail. I used this google account in my android device for a while. Then, I started using Gmail and it became my primary address (my former email ...
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How to avoid entering Cloud credentials in many apps

I was about to set up my FolderSync with Dropbox, but noticed that I can't browse my cloud the way I can with the Dropbox and other could applications (Which generally doesn't sync but let you ...
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Best way to get Google contact images from Facebook?

I'm on Android and Syncing my contacts with Gmail/Google contacts. I don't have a Facebook account. And lot of my phone contacts are on Facebook where they have a profile ipcture. Is there any way ...
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How can I sync my Outlook calendar with my Android phone calendar?

I have Galaxy Europa GT-I5500 Android phone with me. The problem I am facing is I am able to Sync my Contacts and Notes with my Outlook 2007, but I am not able to sync my my phone calendar with ...
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Remove Facebook and Gmail contacts

Some time ago I have synced my Facebook contacts (using Facebook for Android app) with my contacts. I also have my Gmail account synchronized. Having all those contacts is too much. I went to Account ...
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How do I restore a contact I deleted on my Android phone, but not in GMail contacts?

The contact in question had the wrong phone number in Viber, so I deleted it from Viber. I later found out that Viber had deleted it from my contacts, so I had lost all of the other correct ...
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How to sync contacts with Outlook, WITHOUT Exchange?

Can anyone recommend an app to sync Outlook contacts with Android? I know there are a number of them which sync with Exchange, but I am not using Exchange. I'm looking for something that will sync ...
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Google Talk on Android only syncs one-way with gTalk on Desktop?

I use both gTalk on Desktop and Google Talk on Android (phone) - at the same time. However, it only seems to sync from Desktop to Android and not the other way round? At the start of the conversation ...
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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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Manually Linking Facebook Contacts to Android

Until recently I was able to manually link a Facebook contact to my android contacts by going into the Facebook contact, holding down the contact under the friends list then selecting 'link to phone ...
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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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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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Sync iTunes U and Android?

I am a huge fan of the podcasts on iTunes, as well as the iTunes U material. However, I'm having a terrible time finding a slick system to sync the two. Doubleplay never really worked all that great ...
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Transferring messages to android from a sqlite db on my laptop

I am a new android user. I switched from nokia to android today only. Been googling around for various solutions to transfer my sms (text messages only) from my old nokia to my new Android (Galaxy Ace ...
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AutoSync is disabled in Android ICS LG P920 3D. How turn it on?

After upgrade Android from 2.3.x to 4.0.3 I can't turn on auto synchronization. When Im trying I get msg: AutoSync is disabled. Synchronization is enabled manually by server policy. In Settings -> ...