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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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 -> ...
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Starting the Google calendar sync in Samsung Galaxy S Duos

I have Samsung Galaxy S Duos and had a issue of calendar sync. While trying to clear data, I mistakenly force-stopped the Google Calendar Sync app. Now, the calendar sync is not working. It gives an ...
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Syncing Google Calendar on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread

I've got an Android Gingerbread device. When I go to Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> Manage Accounts (and click on my email address) -> Sync Calendar, I see an exclamation mark besides the ...
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Enable Picasa albums in Android gallery

I can't enable Picasa sync. I checked out this question but on the 3rd step I can't download my image. Screenshot: I've enabled all Google syncronizations and installed the G+ app. I use ...
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Gmail stuck on “Waiting for sync”

My Gmail app recently stopped working. I'm on a SGS Captivate running this custom ROM -- while I realize there might be some ROM-specific glitch, I thought I could ask here for general ...
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Will Dropbox re-upload a changed file if I don't access it from within the app?

I know that when I edit a file from within Dropbox (using an external application), after I close said file Dropbox uploads the updated version. Does this also work if, once I have accessed the file ...
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Is there a way I could sync my Facbook galleries with my Android Gallery?

Is there a way that allows me to sync my Facebook galleries to my Android phone if possible? I use HaxSync but that only seems to handle the calendar and the contacts, and the Facebook app doesn't ...
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Android sync with calendar works only one-way

I have a Phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and I am trying to synchronize my calendar with my Google account. The problem is, that sync only works one-way. Data from Google are transferred to my ...
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What Android sync'd data is encrypted?

With the release of the firesheep plug-in for firefox it has become trivial for website browsing on open Wi-Fi networks to be hijacked by 3rd party listeners. Android offers the convenient auto-sync ...
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Sync without gmail playing big brother?

My happiness turned to despire when I realised that to have Android0based cell means to have a mandatory GMail account and an mandatory sync of all data to Google even if one just wants to sync just ...
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How can I sync Facebook contacts on a Droid X?

I used to have an original Droid and now I have a Droid X. My original Droid had an option on Facebook to sync with contacts, but with my Droid X and the new Facebook app I do not see that option. I ...
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Auto sync only when connected to a specific wifi network

I am getting rather low battery life when using auto-sync on 3G. I have wifi in college and at home, so I'm looking for a way to enable auto sync only when connected to those 2 specific wifi networks. ...
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How can I link my contacts?

I have two Gmail accounts and an Outlook account. How can I sync my contact lists and link them together so I don't have to manually add/update the same contact in each?
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Synchronise intervall for Facebook for HTC Sense

I'm pretty new to the world of Android. Though I managed to solve almost all of upcoming problems on my own, I'm having troubles with this one. I'd like to increase the number of synchronisations of ...
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Sync Multiple Devices Simultaneously With One Account

I've got a question regarding maintenance/management with multiple android devices on a single account. For example: A school has 30 android tablets. Teachers need all 30 devices updated The school ...
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How can I control which apps are able to use the data connection while roaming?

I am planning a trip to abroad and need to use my Android phone while roaming. But i couldn't disable all data roaming because i need my company emails. So i want to disable WhatsApp, Facebook, ...
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Sync music folders between phone and tablet

I want to use a DJ returnable app on both devices, send want a fast way (WiFi) to keep the music folders sync'd. I always buy from my phone so just need to transfer existing music and new downloads ...