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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Sync mp3s between 2 android devices?

I've a galaxy and a Samsung tablet. I download many mp3s on the tablet and I'd like to be able to sync them with the phone and vice versa. Any app for this? I am talking about lots of files, so ...
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How do you sync from USB?

On AnkiDroid, how do you sync from USB? I'm unable to find the option in settings. Is it just a matter of having your device plugged in via USB and having AnkiDesktop open?
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Sync via USB on AnkiDroid 2.3.1?

The old AnkiDroid for Kindle Fire had an option to sync via AnkiDroid which imported decks from AnkiDesktop (super fast and used less data). The thing is, I can only download about 2 gigs of data per ...
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k9 doesn't sync mail folders properly

k9 doesn't sync my yahoo mail folders, I have about 20-ish folders and for some reason they don't sync with the phone. Could somebody please help with that problem? I have tried the debugging option ...
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Gmail stopped syncing messages

For some reason, Gmail on my Nexus S is not pulling new messages anymore. I added a second Gmail account; could it possibly be the reason?
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Sync read mails in systray & pulldown menu

On a normal day, my phone is laying next to my laptop. Both are syncing emails and most of the time I read my emails on my laptop. The connection protocol is set to imap on both devices so when I open ...
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Sync local calendar entries with Google

I want to sync my calendar entries in my Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3) with Google. I am using the Google Calendar app but unfortunately I have entered everything into the default "My Calendar" local ...
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PIM alternative to Outlook that syncs through USB?

I find Outlook 2007 slow and bloated. Before I check Outlook 2010 to see if it's any better, I was curious to know if there's a PIM (Personal Information Manager) that can sync with Android ...
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Multiple devices on a single Google account - App/Setting Syncing

I have a few Google Nexus devices that are all set up with the same Google Play account. They are all set to backup and restore and when setting up new devices they seem to pull down all the most ...
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GMail Contacts Synced To Messaging App

On the LG Optimus L90, for some reason all my GMail contacts are synced to my messaging app. If I type a name into the SMS contact bar, emails show up as well. I didn't want those so I went into the ...
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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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How do I disable background data in Ice Cream Sandwich?

The option for "Background data" used to be under Accounts & sync in Android 2.3. But on my Galaxy Nexus, the option is missing. Therefore some applications are still using background data... ...
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How can I download entire folders/albums or songs from my PC (over wifi, BT, or USB) to my phone to take on the go

I have tens of thousands of songs on my PC organized by artist/album in folders, and would like to be able to view my collection and manage what comes with me when I travel. Ideally I could browse and ...
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Exchange calendar syncs to Android, but not to Google

I feel as though I am missing a simple configuration change on my Android device. I recently setup my work Exchange account on my Galaxy S4. My calendar entries from Exchange show up on my Android ...
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Sync the position / page of sideloaded EPUB books between Android device and Nook Touch?

Is it possible to sync the current position / page of an EPUB book between two devices?
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Select which Dropbox account to synchronize with when camera upload is on

I installed Dropbox on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SIII that runs Android 4.1.2. I have 2 Dropbox accounts, one personal, one Dropbox account for business. When turning on the camera upload, how can I ...
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Unable to see newly added contacts on Viber for Nexus 7 LTE

As title says, I've been looking for a solution to this issue but it seems like its something to do with Viber itself. To describe the issue, I'm using a Nexus 7 LTE version with KitKat 4.4.3. It ...
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Offbrand Android Tablet - Google Mail/contacts/calendar issue

I bought a Pandigital Supernova 8" tablet with Gingerbread OS, for a really good price, and despite the fact it had a lot of oddball apps on it, I was able to root it, and get google play/gmail etc on ...
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How can I hide irrelevant contacts in Go Contacts?

When I was using stock contacts and sync with Google, I could put relevant contacts in My Contacts group which is the only group synced by Google. I have installed GO Contacts and it now displays all ...
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Unable to remove Google Account from Sync

I want to remove Google account from AutoSync since I want to use Outlook.com for syncing of my contacts, calendar, email etc. I am able to sync Outlook.com, but unable to remove Google Account from ...
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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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Is there a USB only file sync tool?

I've been looking for a tool that will sync to/from an android device running Android 4.4.4 - so it's using MTP when I connect to my computer (running Windows 7) through a USB connection. There are ...
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“sync disabled” and “unfortunately S Planner has stopped”

I am an old lady with her first smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 running Jelly Bean. Since the last upgrade my email and other apps won't sync and some functions have stopped. Through 'fiddling' ...
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Android won't sync contacts no matter what

My boss bought an iPhone and asked me to sync his contacts. I went to the iPhone and turned on the contact sync from his Google account and "all" the contacts got there, but when I looked, none of the ...
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How to export email settings from an android device to another one?

I have configured the stock-email application of my phone to use my four imap accounts. This is quite long and I would rather avoid repeating this for my tablet. How can I export my email settings ...
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Does Android upload my address book to Internet if I never explicitly enabled this?

Suppose the following scenario: User gets an Android device; User created Google account, not enabling any "sync"s or "backup"s; User inserts a SIM card with contacts; User copies then to the "Phone ...
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Jellybean 4.2 Auto-Download and Display file

I'm looking to mount a cheap 7" android on my wall to display current tasks, events and household requirements. Does android 4.2 have a built-in tool that can download a file from a server every 5 ...
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Sync 'droid with Outlook

I have seen many questions here about users trying other software than Kies for sync'ing data with Outlook and a handset, very mixed reviews with what's good/bad, but not very much mentioned recently ...
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Google Calendar sync back from Android phone?

I deleted all events in Google Calendar thought I didn't need them anymore some day, but I regret it now, fortunately I have all of them in the Google Calendar app of my phone (Android Jellybean), my ...
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How do I export my Samsung Galaxy 551 contacts to my Samsung Galaxy S2?

How do I export my Samsung Galaxy 551 contacts to my Samsung Galaxy S2?
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How do I get 2 way photo syncing with dropbox?

I have Dropbox auto uploading photos that I take. What I'd like is to have deletions or reorganizations of my photos on the phone to be reflected in Dropbox and also the other way around? How do I ...
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Is there a simple offline contacts manager for android?

I don't want to sync all my contacts with my Google account. I would like to just keep my contacts on my phone and back it up myself. I have disabled contacts syncing in the accounts settings on my ...
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Why does Android check email and play store when sync is off

At night, or at work, my Android is usually offline. For me it's enough to only check email when I like to do so. However, every time (or most times?) I switch on mobile data on wifi on my phone, it ...
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Stop android from automatically uploading images to dropbox and facebook [duplicate]

My wife has an Optimus LG. Every photo she takes automatically syncs with Dropbox and Facebook. I have looked but I can't see a way to stop this. How can I stop this behavior?
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How can I resume cancelled app dowloads after attaching a Google account?

I got a new phone and I signed in with my existing google gmail account. To my surprise, the phone started redownloading all of the apps I had on my other phone over my cellular data connection. ...
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Does Chrome for Android sync passwords?

Does Chrome for Android currently sync passwords to Desktop Chrome through your Google Account? I found the issue at https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=113164, but last they say you ...
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Why synchronization doesn't work whereas I have 265 MB of free space

Snchronization doesn't work whereas I have 265 MB of free space: Why? I use Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2.
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Possible to restore phone-only contacts from PC backup?

I have a Samsung S4 which I did factory reset on, after backing up my data to my PC via USB. I grabbed everything off the "phone" and "card" directories and backed up to an external drive on my PC. ...
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What's the most effortless way for “cloud” back up of photos taken with an Android phone?

After I take a picture with my phone, I want it to be synced (and/or shared) to the "cloud" shortly thereafter. (Say after a few seconds when I have wifi connection but not necessarily right away when ...
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Synchronizing S-Note notes between S4 and Note 10.1 2014

Some time ago I used a pair of devices: Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. I noticed, that they synchronized the notes in S Note nicely: even though S4 was unable to edit complex Note's ...
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How do I get rid of synced contacts?

I want to get rid of the contacts that were synced through my Skype, Facebook, and Gmail accounts. How do I do this? I don't want to factory reset my phone, but if I have to....
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Is there a way to selectively sync photos?

I find the idea that all of my photos, no matter in which folder should automatically be synced to G+ a bit ridiculous. Is there a way to only sync a certain folder/album? I'm mainly interested in ...
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BTSync not syncing KeePassX database files (kdb)

My environment: Samsung ultrabook (Mint16 x64) RaspberryPi (Raspbian) Samsung smartphone (stock Android 4.1.2) All devices are synced with latest version of BTSync. And here is a problem: BTSync ...
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Replacement for ability to “send tab to remote device” as removed from Firefox 29

Firefox 29 removed the ability to "send tab to remote device". Namely, you could send a share intent from any other app (select "share", select "Firefox", select any other Firefox Sync device you want ...
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Sync Fails After Changing the Password

I Changed my google mail password for some reasons when I tried to access my gmail account in Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos mobile am unable to Login What could be the issue?
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“App Data” Sync & “App Data” Backup both are same?

May be its silly but I'm curious to know the actual fact. I searched google and this site a lot but didn't got satisfiable result. So asking. There is "App Data" sync in Settings->Accounts->Google ...
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How to sync between PC and android by WiFi File Explorer PRO?

I bought the app because it says "In this PRO version, you can also upload, sync, delete, copy, and zip or unzip all the files on your Android phone and computer" I can download, upload, but I don't ...
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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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Instantly transfer a picture taken to PC

I know the Dropbox app allows for synching photos taken between all computers/devices that are connected to your current user account. But I want to know if there's a way I can take a picture, have it ...
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Sync Chrome Mobile with Desktop Firefox?

On my desktop computers, I use Firefox with the Firefox Sync service but on my mobile Android device I prefer using Chrome Mobile. Is there any way to sync Chrome Mobile with Firefox Sync? (I thought ...