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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Connecting phone contacts with facebook contacts, sync.me can't find right one

I've got a phone contact named Dave T. On Facebook his name is David Tiger. Sync.me can't find him for some reason, though it normally does work. I think it has to do with Dave vs David how can I fix ...
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How do you sync Jorte with an Outlook Calendar?

I am trying to convince my wife to switch from the Motorola stock calendar app to Jorte. Is there a way to synch Jorte with your Outlook calendar? If not, is there another calendar app that beats the ...
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Lost synced contacts in my HTC Desire HD

I have synced my contacts with my Google account in my HTC Desire HD. It showed that over 400 contacts synced successfully. But I was not using that Google account as activ. Than I have installed a ...
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How do I sync calendars from my PC to my Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

I have synced my PC and all calendar entries I have done on my phone appear on the calender on my PC, but not the other way around. I need to be able to add events etc. to my PC and have them appear ...
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Does the new Outlook app actually run Outlook on a phone, or does it just sync data between Outlook on a computer & the native Android calendar?

I use outlook on my laptop for my contacts and my calendar. I understand there is a new outlook app for Android. If I download the app is it an actual outlook program that is running on my phone with ...
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How can I trigger a WiFi passwords restore?

I know that when you first setup a new phone you can choose to restore your WiFi passwords and installed apps from your Google account. I've even tried that a few times and it sure works. However this ...
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Whatsapp won't show my contacts names, only their number (Nexus 5 Lollipop)

When I open WhatsApp and talk to my friends, their name doesn't appear. I can only see their cellphone number. It's very annoying because I add them and there name appears shortly afterwards, but ...
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Effectiveness of Haxsync in helping sync apps in Android?

I have Android 4.0.4 on a Huawei m931. After reinstalling Facebook app& trying unsuccessfully to get Accounts setting to activate sync. I tried out Haxsync app. It seems to help with some ...
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Android Facebook Sync doesn't activate in System“Accounts/Sync” Setting

I re-added my Facebook app account to "Accounts and Sync" (in System Settings) but it won't activate sync. The button stays grey. Sync of overall phone is on. This is after a delete and reinstall of ...
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Reinstalled Android-Facebook app won't sync-enable in Accounts and Sync settings. Global/device setting is on

I'm unable to activate sync for Android Facebook app in phone "Accounts and Sync" settings. This only happened after after username change, email accounts added, and phone # added to other FB ...
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Facebook App won't sync after re-install

Need help: I uninstalled and reinstalled Facebook app on my Huawei M931 running Android 4.0.4 . When I go to "Accounts and Settings" in phone and add The FB account, then push the grey "sync" ...
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ME profile keeps disappearing when I sync to computer

I've been having trouble in the first place with my contact list since I got my phone. My old iphone had connected to facebook and added people to it I didn't know. So I deleted them. I didn't ...
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New phone : migrate pictures and videos?

Alright, I just got my new oneplus one (replacing my old samsung). To get startes, i just need to get pictures copied to my new phone. Not as easy as i thought! 1) google plus does not "recover" ...
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I changed user i.d. in Facebook app now no sync

I have several gmail and Yahoo accounts on phone apps, when i changed username of Facebook all notifications stopped sync. It is Android 4.0.4 system
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Not syncing all photos to computer

I'm not the savviest of smart phone/computer users, so please bear with this grandma LOL. I'm wondering why not all the pics I take with my Android SG4, don't automatically show up in my Dropbox on ...
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Messages stuck in outbox of Gmail app, but only for Gmail

I noticed messages were not being sent from the Gmail app. I checked to make sure auto sync is enabled and it is. Any ideas? Beside the message it just says sending. I have other email accounts used ...
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Complete Dropbox implementation for Android

I'm looking for a method to retrieve all my files from my Dropbox account and download them to my SD card. This should download everything with no user intervention. There are a couple of Dropbox ...
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Contacts not synced where WhatsApp Contact exists

I used tine20 via MS-Exchange to sync contacts to my android device I added WhatsApp. Some contacts are from both (tine20 and WhatsApp). All is fine. I removed (accidentally) tine20 account from ...
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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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Sync between Android Word App and Android OneDrive app

Platform: Nexus 10 (16GB), Android 5.0.2, Free memory available: ~2.5GB Using Word app for Android and OneDrive app for Android (OneDrive is a connected service to Word app) (i) Add new folders to ...
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Google Calendar sync works only when Google Calendar app is uninstalled

I couldn't get Google Calendar to sync on my Galaxy S3 (with web version of Google Calendar). I did all things recommended on this help page but it didn't help. I also tried removing Google account ...
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iCloud doesn't sync with SolCalendar

I have been tring to sync my icloud calendar events to my Android phone using SolCalendar. I was in touch with them about this issue and in the last update the problem was supposed to be fixed but the ...
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After buying OnePlus One - Google Keep stopped syncing “Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly. ”

I bought OnePlus One. Keep did not sync any cards. I thought it was problem with the phone but than I uninstalled and installed Keep on my tablet and it stopped working with it too. I get this in ...
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Why does the 'Sync' notification panel button do?

I would like to know how the sync button at the top of the notification drawer does. Isn't sync something each application does in a totally custom manner as it pleases? How could such button control ...
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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 -> ...
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How can I turn ON text message (SMS) sync to e-mail inbox on Samsung Galaxy S4?

I've recently updated my Samsung Galaxy S4 and I lost the sync with my mailbox (synchronization between text messages and email accounts) In the settings for your Exchange account "Sync SMS" ...
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Stop recommending GMail Contacts

When I got my LG Tribute, I put in my Google account, and it immediately downloaded all 1700 GMail contacts from my many years of e-mail. Obviously I don't want all those contacts, so I went to ...
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Photo and video recovery

I accidentally deleted an entire timeline of photos off of gallery. My phone was set to sync with my Gmail account and Facebook. Where do I find these synced photos and videos through my Gmail or ...
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Syncing between Windows 7 and Android Jellybean with Winamp

I want to sync my Samsung Galaxy S3 4G to my Windows 7 PC with Winamp so I can easily sync playlists to and from my phone and computer. So I followed the instructions in Winamp's official blog: ...
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How to sync all photos on Android with Amazon Prime Photos?

Here's some background information: I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Android phone. I have an Amazon Prime account. I have some photos stored in folders on my memory card. I have some photos stored in my ...
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Which apps are affected by the SYNC icon in Power Control Bar?

I can turn sync on/off in the Power Control bar. Which applications actually use this sync setting? Is that only Google-based products (calendar, contacts, gmail) or does it also influence apps like ...
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Android L GMail app remove default account

I currently have Android L (5.0.1) installed on my Nexus 5. I thought my phone had a problem with syncing but it turns out that my GMail app keeps trying to sync my email address with GMail. I have an ...
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Is there a way to sync tasker profiles?

I use tasker on all of my android devices. That includes my work and personal phone and tablet. They all pretty much run the exact same jobs but all I can find is some really rudimentary way of ...
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Sync Galaxy S4 Google Calendar with Google Calendar desktop version

I downloaded the latest (as of OP's writing) Google Calendar app to my husband's Galaxy S4 phone. Auto-sync was turned on, but calendar events from his Google Calendar desktop do not appear. I had no ...
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Sync google+ Albums with Nexus 5

Is there a possibility to sync my google+ photo albums to my Nexus 5? My Galaxy Nexus, with the old gallery app, had the feature to "pin" albums locally to the device. My new Nexus 5, with the new ...
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Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export ...
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How can I automatically delete the oldest Photos which are uploaded to the Cloud (Google+, Dropbox, …)?

When I was shooting photos mostly on my offline point and shoot camera, there was one obvious way to manage the pictures: copy them to desktop via USB, then delete from camera. This was typically ...
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How to get Gmail new message notifications without having to sync?

How can I get Gmail new message notifications without having to sync an account with my Android phone? I thought there may be a way by either : going through XMPP somehow configuring Gmail to ...
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Google Contacts - only My contacts, not Others

I have Samsung Galaxy Note II, Android 4.3 I have synchronized it with my Google Account. The problem is that when I search for a name, it also searches all the contacts I have ever send an email 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? ...
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Sync latest email attachment with Android

My college mess hall menu is shared as an attachment (.jpeg) on the same thread every week. The thread has no other content except for this. For convenience, I'd like to access it quickly from my ...
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How do I sync only “My Contacts” from Google on Samsung Galaxy S?

Is there any way that I can limit my Galaxy S to only download & sync contacts from the google account that are in "My Contacts"? Right now, it downloads everything, in particular, contacts in the ...
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How to prevent android from auto-sync'ing gmail contacts and photos etc

I just got a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and when I go into my settings then add an account and add a gmail account, it gives me an option to choose what I want to sync. I unchecked 'photos' and 'contacts' ...
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Problem in syncing contacts after factory reset

I have reset my phone using factory reset option. Now I get "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." error when trying to sync contacts. What is wrong with it? I also tried ...
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How to sync two devices as paranoidly as possible?

While I could use Google or in my case Samsung to synchronise my tablet and phone, I'd prefer a solution that neither requires Internets access nor trusting a third party. So how can I synchronise my ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

I am looking for a way to copy text from my home computer to my phone, sort of a shared clipboard. Right now I go to the zxing QR code generator and paste the code, take a picture of the screen with ...
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Android social apps: ability to post on behalf of the user?

Ever since I purchased my Samsung Galaxy SIII, it has been displaying a notification which when clicked causes an app to be displayed asking me to log in to Facebook and then displaying the following ...
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Contacts Sync problem in Android 4.4.2

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S4 with 4.4.2 Kitkat version. Currently my phone is showing that all the contacts (phone numbers) are in sync with my Gmail account, however when I check in Gmail Contacts, I ...
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Google Contacts not Syncing to Phone

Although everything else is syncing from my Google account to my phone, my Google Contacts won't sync! I have all of my friends' and family member's numbers in my Google Contacts. Any ideas as to ...
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Is closing Chrome tabs in Lolipop right? [closed]

Android 5 "Lollipop" has introduced a feature that lets Google Chrome merge its tabs with the recent apps list. I understand how it works and how to close tabs, but I'm not sure if that's really the ...