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 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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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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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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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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Set my phone contacts to sync to Google not Google to phone

I want to set my phone to pull contacts from my Google Contacts so that it uses google as a master. I organised my contacts on Google Contacts page and when I synced my phone it messed everything up ...
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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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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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Syncing / sending Google Maps landmarks to Android Maps

I can save Google Maps landmarks on the desktop browser maps.google.com service to my own maps. However is it possible to sync / send these maps to Android Maps? I will look a destination landmarks ...
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Samsung S2 not deleting sent emails on gmail

I have a samsung s2 all other parts of the Gmail is syncing. But in the sent items on my phone there are about 10 sent emails that are not on my online account (have deleted there) and when I try and ...
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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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Gmail app does not refresh email read status

The first thing I like to do in the morning as I wake up is to read new emails in the Galaxy S. I refresh my Gmail account in the Gmail app, the mails show up, I read them and everything works ...
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Google account on HTC desire & galaxy tab

just got my new shiny galaxy tab out of the box and am attempting to add the same google account i have setup on my HTC desire. after entering my username and pass, i am given the worded picture that ...
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Is it somehow possible to sync data on two mobiles phones

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S (running Android 2.1) mobile phone and am thinking (only thinking mind you) of bying a Samsung Galaxy tablet (this one running Android 2.2). I am wondering: is it ...
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Some Google contacts are not synchronized

I am a long time user of Android and Google and have all my contacts in Google Contacts, synchronized on my phone. So do my wife and my children. Within the same domain (managed via Google Apps) I ...
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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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How do I separate contacts from work and personal Google accounts?

I have two Google accounts, one for work and a personal one for my Android phone. I have both accounts synced to my phone because I often have work to do on the road. I recently noticed while logged ...
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How can I stop Android from synchronizing videos while still synchronizing photos?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which is great for watching movies. I move them from my computer via USB to the "Movies" folder and it just works fine. But one thing that I don't like is that the ...
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Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2 - calendar sync option disappeared

I just upgraded my SGS2 to 4.1.2 and I have huge problems synchronizing my Google calendar. First of all, my Google calendar app disappeared. Until here ok, I reinstalled it from Google Play. When I ...
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Problem syncing contacts: HTTP error 500 in logs

I'm trying to find if there's a way to see which HTTP requests are being done on a server. The reason is I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with contact synchronization. I've been having a problem ...
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Galaxy Note 10.1 recurring tasks in Exchange: sync problem

I'm syncing email and calendar with my corporate Exchange server on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Problem is when I mark a recurring task as done on my PC the tablet puts it back. This only happens when ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S2 have duplicate calendar events?

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S2 have duplicate calendar events? I am using Outlook calendar and have downloaded the Google calendar to allow it to sync. When I use the Samsung Kies Program to sync the ...
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Syncing Opera Mobile/Mini with Desktop Firefox

I prefer Opera on Android but Firefox on the Desktop. Is there any way to sync these two?
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Sync Exchange Contacts Subfolders with Android

Finally I managed to sync Exchange Server with Galaxy S3 and had managed to make it all work fine except the annoying contacts thing... The android sync only contacts that are in the main contacts ...
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HTC One X Video Sync problem [closed]

Here is a video of the problem I am having. Basically, when I am recording a video and the phone receives a notification (even if the phone is on silent) the video and audio step out of sync ...
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Can't sync my new Nexus S to Google Calendar

First-time smartphone owner. I unboxed my new Nexus S and added my gmail account to it. So far, so good -- it sync'd my contacts perfectly. But I'd never used Google Calendar (and in retrospect I ...
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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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Is there a way to sync my personal files to my Nook Color & G2 phone?

I just got a Nook Color which runs on Android. I also have an Android G2 phone with the Nook app running on it. If I purchase a book from Barnes & Nobles I see the book online in my "My NOOK ...
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Google account not saving Wifi passwords, apps, etc

My favorite part about Android is how Google backups almost everything for you without you actually really noticing. I just got a Nexus 5 and logged in to my Google account right away. I noticed it ...
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Change existing contacts from 'phone' to 'gmail' [duplicate]

When the contact items (or several) are set to 'phone', how can they be changed to 'gmail' in order to sync? In the post Contacts Sync problems: phone contacts not syncing to Google, it says that ...
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How to delete synchronized pictures?

I've chosen allow Google to synchronize information from my email to my phone, but the result is not as interesting as it sounds! I see some pictures in the Gallery that I wouldn't have in my phone, ...
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What does “Sync Google+ Notifications” do?

I've recently upgraded to 2.3.7 and noticed a new setting under the Google accounts sync options. Settings->Accounts & sync->my google account As well as sync contacts, GMail etc it now ...
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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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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 any way to sync my Outlook calendar to my Samsung Galaxy S without Kies?

I am trying to sync my Outlook 2010 calendar to Samsung Galaxy S using Kies. For some reason, it doesn't sync. Kies has a nasty habit of hanging, so I would really like to use something else, if ...
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Restrict particular apps from syncing depending on current WiFi connection

Is there an app that will allow full sync functions to only occur when connected to particular white-listed WiFi and / or keep selected accounts from syncing when on other away / public / non ...
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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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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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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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Can Droid 2 Global sync with Outlook 2010? Esp concerned with tasks

Considering getting a Droid 2. I use Outlook for all calendar, contacts, and tasks. Although it is seamless for calendar items and contacts, task management is critical for me. I am not impressed with ...
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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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Exchange Inbox Doesn't Sync

I am using the default mail client exchange. The client syncs all folders except my Inbox. It synced one time on Jan 10 when I set it up and that was the only successful sync. All other Exchange ...
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Is is possible to sync my Samsung Galaxy S with an exchange account, but only the calendar, not the emails?

I managed to sync my Galaxy Samsung S running Froyo with an exchange server. But I am really only interested in the calender data, not the emails. Someone knows how to do this ?
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what backup/sync app is recommended for android phones (without computer)? [closed]

good software to automatically sync and backup your files without having to connect it to a computer via USB
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How to Create Additional Google Play Account Under 1 Google Account?

I have just set up new Google Account on my tablet that uses new Google Play account. I want to add another Google Account that I use as main that already has history of apps I bought in the past and ...
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Display other calendars in calendar app

In my google calendar I created some new calendars. How do I get them to show in my "Calendar" app on Android? I'm using the stock one.
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Samsung S3 wont sync

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 but it takes forever to connect with my laptop and i am unsure why this is. Can anyone help with this?
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Alternative to Photosync to sync pictures into Picasa

The version of Photosync I have installed fails to upload pictures after I take a few dozen of them in a short period of time. Is there an alternative app that will work and not take too much memory ...
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Android not syncing anymore

My wifi doesn't turn green anymore, just stays grey/white, therefore my google apps do not sync anymore. I have internet. HTC Desire 2.3.7 Any help?
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Stock ICS email app refusing to auto-update or notifications

Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.1, all other apps seem to sync and notifiy fine. The email app has the settings: Inbox update frequency: 5 mins Email notification: Checked It doesn't appear to be ...
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Is it possible to delete my Facebook account and not lose the info synced to my Evo?

Last weekend I turned off the automatic sync feature on my phone and deleted my Facebook account. It appeared that all of the info on in my calendar was still there so I thought I did all that I ...