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 choose which contacts to sync from Facebook to my HTC Desire HD?

In relation to this question, I asked if there is a way to choose which contacts get synced and got a suggestion to post this as a new question. So here it is. How can I manually choose which ...
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Google Calendar events created on the phone won't sync

In my 2.3.7 Android phone, when I use the Google Calendar application, I can see all the events that are listed in my Google account, as I would see them in the browser in my computer, but when I ...
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Is it possible to add a computer to Firefox Sync if I have my already configured Android phone with me?

Is it possible to add a computer to Firefox Sync if I have my already configured Android phone with me? All the online tutorials cover the case where your computer is configured and you want to add ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 sync birthdays

It seems that GS3 doesn't sync Facebook contacts' birthdays. Has anyone else had the same issue? How did you fix it?
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What exactly is synced with Google?

If you enable syncing to Google, what exactly is synced in a more technical way? E.g. about syncing app data, I guess there is just one standard path synchronized? Has anyone seen a more technical ...
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Two phones — Two separate contact lists (me / wife) want to use same account for calendar

I have a Droid X, which I am about to give to my wife and I am getting a newer Driod. We have been using the google calendar, with great success, for the past few years. This will be the first time ...
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Google calendar syncing problem

I have a problem with syncing with the Google calendar. Although the syncing in most cases does work, for some events it just doesn't sync. I create events on Google Calendar, but they don't show up ...
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How to fix Sync Browser not working on ICS

I just got a Galaxy Nexus and all is good apart from that my Sync Browser doesn't work. When I run logcat against it it gives me the error of : BookmarksSync I Sync failed due to soft error: ...
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edited outlook reminders not synced to Android device

My work laptops Outlook Calendar is synced with my Android calendar. new appointments show up, and also edited timeslots are updates on my device. But when I remove the alarm to remind me of an event ...
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How can I get my Chrome-synced bookmarks in an Android device?

I'm using Google Chrome and syncing the bookmarks with the built-in feature. How can I get those bookmarks in my Android device?
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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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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 ...
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Sync to my own server for contacts, sms and notes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? Does anyone know any effort on Android which can sync contacts, sms or even notes/todos to my own ...
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Gmail notifications aren't working as expected

Gmail notification doesn't work correctly for me. I think it happened after the latest Gmail application upgrade. I tried to clear Gmail data and cache, but to no avail. I get new email ...
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How can I force-link a Google contact with a Facebook profile?

Back when my HTC Desire had its stock Sense, there was an option to link Facebook accounts to Google contacts, by selecting them from the Facebook friends list. This created fields for my contacts ...
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How to import Facebook Birthdays to get merge with Android Contacts?

Apparently importing Facebook contacts to Android contacts is straight forward procedure by just checking sync option in Accounts and Settings, but is it possible to have birthday info imported from ...
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Syncing Facebook contacts to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

I just upgraded to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and I was wondering if syncing my Facebook contacts could mess up my Google Contacts (which are very well organized compared to facebook), or if both ...
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Android mail client not deleting emails on IMAP server

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S2 SkyRocket and the native mail program doesn't delete my IMAP mail from my server. When I view my mail on my PC, I'm still seeing the emails I deleted on the phone. The ...
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Do Google Talk and Play Store still require background sync on Ice Cream Sandwich?

When I used Android versions up to 2.x, some apps like Google Talk and Android Market (now Play Store) required background synchronization to be activated via Settings -> Account and synchronization ...
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How do I determine which calendar entry is breaking my Android calendar sync?

First a bit of background for those who aren't familiar: Just a few weeks ago Samsung released their ICS build of TouchWiz, and my phone (a Samsung Galaxy SII) updated over the air. Ever since none of ...
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Dropbox LAN Sync on Android Device

Dropbox provides LAN Sync for PCs to save time & money. Is there any way to enable it for Android devices? All Dropbox sync apps use only internet for syncing.
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Galaxy S2 mixing up contact shortcuts after exchange password change

I have a user with a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4 complaining that after syncing with exchange his contact shortcuts have all been mixed up. For example a shortcut to his wife's contact when ...
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Samsung galaxy S3 phonenumber sync facebook

I had the HTC wildfire S like a week ago. It managed to automaticly fill my contact list with phone numbers and pictures from Facebook. Is this function not in the galaxy s3? If so, how can I get it?
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Transfer all Contacts in Phone and Sim to Google Contacts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move phone contacts to Google? I am using my New Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. In My Contacts, I see that some are in SIM Memory, Some are in Phone Memory while ...
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How to migrate app configs from S2 to S3

I am asking this question because one similar to mine has been asked but it was specific to HTC rooted phone. Mine involves Samsung Galaxy S2 and S3. Similar thread for HTC rooted phones I have an ...
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Mounting as USB drive before syncing?

I'm going through the different alternatives to synchronize my ICS-based Samsung Nexus with Outlook. While sync works fine over wifi, I'd rather use USB which The Missing Sync is supposed to be able ...
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How to fix this Google+ sync problem?

Few months ago, I restored a full Nandroid backup which was created few hours ago. When I booted up, everything went fine, but Gmail & Google+ went out of sync. Perhaps, it was a timestamp ...
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Is there an open source or other equilvent to Android Sync Manager?

I am looking any suggestions of an an open source package or web software that I can manage both my Android devices (Galaxy 10.1 tab/Galaxy S Smartphone. My computer OS is Ubuntu. I want to be able ...
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Unable to Sync Evernote?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Y, I am able to sync in GMail, Google Calendar and also completely use Google Maps, but I am not able to Sync in the Evernote App. What's Wrong?
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Trying to solve Problem: Huge Contacts Database

On a HTC Sensation running ICS 4.0.3, something caused my contacts database to rapidly grow. The DB is now 580 megabytes and growing (sometimes over a megabyte per hour) despite the fact that I: ...
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How to only get Gmail notification with certain tag(s)?

I get too many Gmail notifications so my phone beeps too often and is annoying. How to only get Gmail notification with certain tag(s)? For example, only "Important" ones as I'm using Priority ...
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GMail stops syncing after an hour or so [closed]

A few days ago I noticed that sometimes emails were getting stuck in the Outbox in GMail on my Samsung Droid Charge. That was when I noticed that my Inbox count was showing unread messages, but the ...
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How to change gmail synch frequency in ICS

I am using a stock Nexus S that has been upgraded to ICS 4.0.3. I have noticed that gmail synchs far less frequently since the upgrade - at the moment it appears to be synching aprox every 8 hours. I ...
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Is there any way to sync a subset of my Google Contacts to my Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I sync only “My Contacts” from Google on Samsung Galaxy S? My phone started responding really slow during sync and I suspect it has something to do ...
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Contacts synchronisation

I synchronized my Samsung S2 with mail Exchange account, and downloaded my contacts from Exchange server, but now I want to upload my contacts to my Gmail account. In my Gmail mail app I created new ...
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Synchronizing Call log with Gmail

I have noticed a label in my Gmail with name Call Log. And it contains the some Call Logs of my Phone. I haven't created that Label. I thought it was because of the Mails synchronization. But the same ...
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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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How can I sync the bookmarks in the web browser?

I want to open the bookmarks I saved in my PC to be seen from my cellphone's browser. So I need them synced. How can I do that, say with Nexus One?
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Upload my own videos to Google Play?

Is it possible to sync my own video with Google Play Video (like in Google Play Music)? I know that it's not possible on Google Books, I am wondering how about videos. What will be a good ...
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Can Android phones restrict background syncing to secure WiFi connections?

Context: T-mobile G1 CyanogenMod No data plan WiFi is available for free in many places, including my home, local libraries, and even at least 1 doctor's office. However, not all of them are ...
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What is the best way to get pictures on your contacts with ICS (Galaxy Nexus)?

Before I bought my Galaxy Nexus I had a HTC Hero. HTC synced the pictures from Facebook to my contacts. This happened on the phone so when i activated my new Galaxy Nexus and synced it my contacts had ...
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Facebook contact sync in Ice Cream Sandwich

The rivalry between Google and Facebook seems to have gotten in the way of a really useful feature from Gingerbread: Facebook contact sync. Currently my Verizon Galaxy Nexus has the ability to add ...
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Can still sync email after revoking app specific password on gmail

I was rather shocked today to discover that my android phone was still syncing email after I had revoked it's app specific password on gmail. Can anyone else confirm that this happens on their ...
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Maintaining apps and setting of one device in sync with another

Is there some way of passing on settings and apps from one device to another on a regular basis?
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A Subversion client on my tablet Asus Transformer?

I am a developer, but I write some novels and short stories, and I use subversion to backup and synchronize texts files between PC. I want to read and write my text files on my Asus Transformer, but ...
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Sync birthdays from Facebook to Android contacts

Many people want to have their Facebook contacts synced with their Android contacts, including information such as birthday and so on. I have the official Facebook app installed on my Android 2.3.3 ...
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Apple connectivity with Android devices

I am considering a new phone and right now my choice is between iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm not overly concerned about apps since most of the stuff I use is available for both environments. I ...
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Exchange email sync problem

Here is my problem. I have set up my phone's email with an Exchange server. It works just fine EXCEPT for one part. If I log off of the computer, close out Outlook on my computer, or the computer goes ...
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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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Is there a way to erase my personal data without losing my apps?

I have an ADP1 running 2.2.1, and used it with my Google Account. I have to give it to a friend, and want to erase all my personal data viz. email, chat logs, photos in the gallery synced with picasa, ...