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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deleted drafts remain in conversation chain

In the gmail app, I keep finding conversations that display multiple draft versions of replies that have long been deleted via the drafts folder. Is there a proper way to remove drafts from all ...
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Calendar and contacts sync using “Server” account type

Device: Galaxy S4 Android: 4.2.2 I have been looking through the Settings > Accounts > Add account menu and found there is an entry called "Server" that seems to allow you to sync calendar ...
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Turn off syncronisation of contacts in CyanogenMod

I want to use my phone with the google calender, but I don't want to upload all my contacts from my phone to google. How can I achieve this? I said in the contacts App under Settings that the App ...
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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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Sync problem with Google account

I erased all my contacts in my Samsung S i9000 to import all of them from Google. Sync has downloaded only around a half of 4500 contacts. Over and over syncing to get the rest of them I get an error ...
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Looking for option for 3-way file sync

I want to be able to have a 3-way sync for some files between home and work PCs and my Android (HTC Sensation, 2.3). I want to sync a few documents and Keepass password database. What options are ...
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Sync arbitrary files with a server

I'm looking for a way to keep a file (keepass .kdb) on my Droid2 in sync with one on a server. This is just a file on the filesystem - not contacts, calendar, etc. I need bidirectional, not just ...
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Sync contacts and calendar from Outlook 2010 on my laptop with Android phone, avoid data in cloud?

I'm looking to buy a new Android phone, but before I do, I need to know that there's a reliable way of keeping the contacts and calendar data on the phone in sync with the data in Outlook 2010 on my ...
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How can I select the apps to sync when auto-sync is turned on?

When I turn on auto sync it sync all my accounts like Google, Twitter, Facebook, BBM etc. How can I set auto sync to sync only selected accounts so that only my Google or Twitter account will be ...
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Android: Delay dropbox upload intentionally

Is might seem an odd question for some.. But I often find myself wishing that dropbox would wait 5-10 minutes before uploading my newly taken photos. The reason is that sometimes I take a blurry ...
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Do not see synchronized “My calendar” on Android 4.1.2 phone in Google Calendar web interface

I have added new event in Gapps "Calendar" application (Google Calendar) on my Android 4.1.2 phone. This event got added to "My calendar" calendar (and I cannot change this which calendar this event ...
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Contacts sync in the opposite direction

I tried to sync my contacts in my phone (Android 4.0.3), and as a result all my contacts in my phone were changed to the old contacts I had in my google accont on the web. For example. if I had ...
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Preventing syncing of Google+ contacts to Galaxy S3

Have done my bit of research but couldn't find a good solution. When I sync the contacts with my primary Gmail account, the Contacts get filled with all of my Google Contacts including those from ...
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How to sync Nexus 4 and Nexus 7?

I have the both Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 devices. I want them to have the same (at least similar) list of installed applications and their settings. How can I synchronize them, so that I do not need to ...
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Synchronize the contact's default phone number

I've upgraded my HTC Desire to a Galaxy S. In the HTC, I had a default phone number for each contact (typically, the mobile number). After linking the new device with my Google accounts, the default ...
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How to sync an Android phone with anything other than Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? As I understand, the Android phone can only sync with Google (GMail, Google Calendar, etc.) out of the ...
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Sync music tags to PC

My music library is located in my PC, and it is copied to my phone SD using the media player I use in the PC. Now, I listen to music mostly out of home, using the phone. I think it is safer to keep ...
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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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Do DropBox favorites sync?

Do files I mark as favorites in Dropbox sync across iPad and android phone? I have marked some photos as favorite on iPad and they do not show up in the favorites folder on my android phone. Can I ...
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Direct backup from Titanium Backup to DropBox

Device: Samsung Galaxy S4, with root I was wondering if it would be possible to make my backups straight to DropBox, without needing to save the files to my phone first. I had TiBu upload to DropBox ...
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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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Make Google my default contact type on T-Mobile my touch 4G

New contacts sync to T-Mobile instead of Google unless I manually change the contact type EVERY time I add a contact to my phone. I want the default to be Google not T-Mobile
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How to synchronize Google Play after a ROM change

After flashing a new ROM I recovered some of my installed application from a backup (it was also an opportunity to clean up). Unfortunately the view Google Play has is the one from the old ROM (all ...
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Why does a SyncMe shortcut run only “once”?

I'm trying to run SyncMe only when computer is pingable. Since the app currently is not able to work this way, I'm using Tasker and its AutoShortcut plugin. SyncMe exposes an intent/shortcut which ...
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Can Google services be firewall-filtered (market yes, sync no)?

I recently asked about the availability of calendars with limited sandbox permissions, since I felt that most of them ask for access that is too wide, and hence are not as secure as I'd like. I also ...
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How can I sync Google Calendar to my tablet with Android 4.0.3?

I have tablet (Android 4.0.3) with "Android ICS calendar" and I want to synchronize it with my google account. In "Accounts and synchronization" menu I have my google account, but in details i can ...
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Looking for application that captures name-card and sync with google contact? [closed]

I'm looking for an Android application that captures picture of name-card and can help to sync with Google contact the contact information in that captured image. If you know one, please share. ps. ...
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Selectively restrict sync for some applications to wifi only

I know it's been asked here how to prevent applications from using data connections. But that is not my intent. I have a Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and I would like to restrict most of ...
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problems with sync of contacts to google

my samsung galaxy europa seems to sync ok with my google account. but the contacts do not appear in my google account on the web [whereas updates to calendar and email do]. any advice appreciated.
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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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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 ...