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 can I force a complete new sync of my Google contacts to my phone?

I would like to force a fresh download of all my google contacts to my phone (and before delete all the google contacts I do have on my phone ... as the sync on my phone got confused and keeps ...
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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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How do I sync facebook profile pictures with my Contacts in a clean/private automated way?

Given the following requirements: Private: Not uploading all contact information (phone numbers, emails etc) to a 3rd party server (gross abuse of privacy). I believe the facebook app does this Not ...
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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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Bluetooth sync in new car

Galaxy S5 - I have a new car and tried to sync my contacts to the BLuetooth. I have 5 different gmail accounts each with its own set of contacts. How do I get the Bluetooth in the car to sync ...
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app People : contacts from hotmail account disappeared

Android 5 Motorola G 4G in app People all contacts from a syncronized hotmail account disappeared. Only a few from a gmail account remain. No way to add new accounts now to people. I copied the ...
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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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Office 365 for Android not updating Folders

My Office 365 app is not displaying all the folders in my actual Outlook, some folders seem to be missing. Is this a sync issue or any known bug? Thanks
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How to properly sync contacts?

I want to sync my contacts from google account to my new android device. I managed to get all contacts in, but they are synced incorrectly (tried multiple times). The group field gets changed to the ...
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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 ...
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I have multiple google accounts. How can I hide some of them from the Gmail and Calendar apps?

I have several google accounts I use for different purposes (i.e. my main everything account, one to log in to less secure websites / games, one shared account for work, my wife's Play store account). ...
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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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Huawei Honor 6 H60-L02

I bought the phone 4 months back. Have following issues. In Contacts > Menu > Contacts to Display, unable to see Google account and Google Contacts. However, in Settings > Accounts I can see Google. ...
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How can I view contacts that were on my now destroyed device

My cell phone was destroyed. I tried to view my contacts info on my wife's LG but the list of contacts that I viewed were far from recent. I logged onto Google and found no help in reference to ...
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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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Recover WiFi password on another phone using Google account

How to backup WiFi password using Gmail? Manually? My old phone was broken, and I have signed-in to Google and sync it there. Then I bought a new phone. When I signed-in on my new phone, my WiFi ...
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Gmail App Stopped Syncing…Again

Two different devices, a Nexus 7 tablet and Moto X. Both running last Kit Kat update. Nexus has Gmail app 5.1, Moto X has Gmail app 4.9. Gmail on my computer works fine. Both devices last synced 2 ...
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Disable Facebook auto sync in Android 4.4

Can I disable facebook auto sync in Android 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.
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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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Texts going to email

I have a news Samsung S6, and when someone who is in my contact list texts me, it not only comes to my phone but goes to my email inbox. How can I stop this?