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 remove the default Google Account on my phone?

I no longer want to link my default Google Account on my phone. I have a Nexus One runnin 2.2.1. How can I unlink my Google account?
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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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Sync problems with Samsung Galaxy I9000

I'm having the following issues: 'Market' not functioning ('A network error has occurred. Retry, or cancel...') Gmail not functioning ('No connection') Red triangle in top-left of screen = ...
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Deleted all Google Calendar events by mistake (web). How to I push my local android calendar to the web?

I just deleted ALL my events from Google Calendar (website) by mistake! My calendar events are still intact in my Nexus 7 because I have not synchronized after the mistaken deletion. I would like ...
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Rsync does not preserve permissions while rsyncing from Android to Laptop

I am trying to do rsync from my android phone to my laptop. The problem that I am facing is that the permissions are not getting preserved even when the -p flag is used. I have also used the other ...
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HTC-Desire-HD Calls go to answer phone if emails / data is updating

a customer of mine has a HTC-Desire-HD that when Data is updating be it emails, weather or any other data app the customer can not receive any voice calls as they go straight to answerphone.. Data ...
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is there a way to schedule a turn-on-wifi-sync-turn-off-wifi scheduled task for every day at 8am?

I have no 3G. I use my android phone mostly via wifi home network and read emails and podcasts later offline. Is there a way to make a scheduled task which will turn on wifi, force sync (or wait for ...
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What is the synchronization source for the internal clock

Using a tool to compare the internal clock of my Android device to internet time servers, I noticed my device is 30 seconds wrong. So that made me wondering what is the cause of this error. Where ...
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Mobile network turns on by itself after Android 4.0.3. update

I'm having HTC Sensation and I use wi-fi on a regular basis instead of mobile network (bad data plan). For the old Android version there was no problem, I just switched of background syncing and set ...
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Will a Motorola DEFY+ sync with my Outlook calendar and contacts?

I'd like to buy a Motorola DEFY+ as it fits my needs almost perfectly. However, I read some test reviews which are claiming that the Outlook sync options are quite weak. Does anyone know if this ...
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How do I make sure all sync happens automatically now in Jelly bean?

Before my phone updated there was a sync button on the toolbar. Sometimes I am where I dont want to waste bandwith and set it to off then but most times it was set to on to automatically sync as soon ...
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Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol?

I've been toying with the idea of getting away from syncing my contacts and calendar with Google. I'd like more control over my data. I've heard that Funambol might be a good solution to this and I'm ...
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Some Google Apps Accounts Stuck On “Waiting for Sync”

I have several Google Apps (Free Edition) and one traditional Gmail acct set into my Nexus 4 (stock 4.2.2). All accts use 2FA (2 factor authentication). Using the gmail app, all (GApps & Gmail) ...
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Is there a way to see what application is performing a sync?

Sometimes you see the sync symbol appearing in the message bar at the top of the screen (mine being a Samsung Galaxy S running Froyo). At that time, most of the times, the screen freezes. So I was ...
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Sync only on screen on

I just bought a Nexus 4 (4.2.2), the problem is thta whatsapp/gmail/facebook (all apps) only show notifications when the screen is turned off (so I'm not notified if a message arrives with a led, ...
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How can I specify a default contact for merged contacts?

I have some contacts on my phone that appear in all or some of: my phone my google contacts skype facebook Thankfully, Android allows me to link that contacts, so that I have only one entry in my ...
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Unknown email address showing in a contact card

I have a contacts issue. My wife, lets call her Jane Doe for example, is showing an unknown email address in her contact card on my Android phone. It shows her actual address then a second bogus one. ...
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How to sync photos from Aperture on Mac to Android?

My photos are stored in Aperture on my Mac. I would like to sync them so they show in Gallery on my Nexus 7. Restrictions: I want to sync over USB or, preferably, WiFi. Uploading to a cloud server ...
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How to sync ONLY some specific Picasa albums in Gallery app?

I have plenty of Picasa albums and I really don't want all of them to be downloaded into my Android phone. So my question is how can we select to sync only some selected albums only?
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How to sync non-picasa folder displayed in Gallery app?

I often use Instagram to add effect and frame to my photos. Then, there is a folder named instagram appearing in Gallery; but that folder won't be synced with my Google account i.e. on another ...
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Syncing tasks with exchange server

I've recently upgraded from a Windows Mobile 6.1 phone to a desire, and there is one feature that I miss and that's the ability to sync tasks with my exchange server. What are other people's, low ...
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Any way to synchronize calendar app across Android and iOS?

Me and my partner have been searching for ages for a calendar application that will sync across both Android and iOS devices (as she has an iPhone). We would love to be able to see each others ...
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Any way to sync Bookmarks between Android and Blackberry?

Is there any way to sync my Bookmarks between my BlackBerry Torch and My Samsung Tablet?
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Sync contacts on android device with G+ information

I have a contact on my phone that doesn't show anything but a phone number. When I review that contact on my Gmail Contacts on the G+ section it shows their address, work address, phone, work phone, ...
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Sync MP3 Ratings on Android, with MediaMonkey / MusicBee on Windows

Both MediaMonkey and MusicBee, as music players let you 'rate' songs from 1 to 5 stars. I would like to have this functionality as well in an Android app. The main problem is syncing these ratings. ...
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Synchronisation of contacts and calendar suddenly stopped working

While working fine for almost a year now (since I've installed CyanogenMod on my device), a couple of days ago synchronisation stopped all of a sudden: Network indicators turned white (no longer green ...
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Copying applications between phones?

Is it possible to easy copy applications between phones (eg. two HTCs via bluetooth) and get them running fine? Or apps just need to be downloaded from AM each time because of some installation ...
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How can I sync photos to a network drive over wifi?

My current workflow is to snap pics on my Droid, plug it in via USB, and sync the pics. I'd like to just run a script to sync the DCIM folder with a shared network drive, if anyone knows of a way that ...
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Email sync on roaming

I use Samsung Galaxy Note with Android 4.0.3. When I am outside the home network i.e. On roaming, the phone is not able to sync with Microsoft Exchange. When I am back in Home network they get ...
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Make Automate Task to manually sync Google Voice

Some network I connect to during my daily life, do not allow for push notifications. So I want to make a task that syncs all my accounts. This was easily done with Llama for Gmail. I just told it when ...
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How can I sync my Contacts with Gmail if the stock firmware of my phone doesn't provide this feature?

Am using a Grandstream GXP2200 Android deskphone that has a customized version of 2.3.5 on it. They have replaced the native contacts app with a custom one that doesn't sync with Gmail. I have ...
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Gmail gives no option to sync “All Label” label

HTC Hero, Android 2.1(!) I have 3 Gmail accounts on my phone — none of them allow me to Synchronize the "All Mail" label. How can I do this?
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How does Android sync the WiFi Profiles?

I'm using Jelly Bean on a tablet and a phone on the same account. After logging into a particular wifi network on one device, I noticed that sometime later (weeks) the other device had some acquired ...
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Has anyone been able to setup a home server as a replacement for Google Sync? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for syncing data to someone besides Google? Funambol? Sync to my own server for contacts, sms and notes? Has anyone been able to setup a home server as a ...
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How Google Contacts sync works?

I want to know the process of syncing contacts between Android Contacts and Google Contacts. The direction of sync, effect of updating contacts etc.
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Contacts Sync problems: phone contacts not syncing to Google

I had some problems syncing my GMail contacts onto my phone, so I: did "Clear Data" for the Contacts app re-imported all my Google contacts from a CSV file into the "Google" account on the phone. ...
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How can I sync Chrome's bookmarks to Dolphin?

I have Android and iOS devices so I use Dolphin's browser for the bookmark sync. Is there any way I can get my Chrome bookmarks to sync into my Dolphin bookmarks at least once? I'm aware of Chrome to ...
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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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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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sync htc / android phone with macbook / mac os x

I use MacBook (which have Mac OS X 10.6 - Snow Leopard). How can I sync data between my HTC phone and my MacBook. I have HTC Wildfire, and HTC Sync software only supports Windows.
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When I delete contact item (phone, email, etc), the item deletes but reappears

In the People app, if I delete a portion of a contacts information (like their address or phone number) the information will disappear for a time, but the next time I view my contacts, the information ...
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Trading clipboard contents between phone and computer

Is there a way to send information on my phone (for example, an SMS that I started to type, that got way too long, and that I decided I want on my computer to send as an email instead) through the ...
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Adding a Contacts Group on Android doesn't sync to Google Contacts

I've created a contacts group on my Android phone, but this hasn't appeared on Google Contacts. I was under the impression my phone and my Google account would sync each way. How can I get my ...
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Duplicate message thread for same contact

I have a strange problem, occurred after I added a new number to my contacts (google). In the message lists I have a duplicated thread for this contact (only for this one) As you can see below the ...
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Why does Kies select one photo cover for all of my song?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I have a specific photo for every song that I have on my Kies Library. When I sync my playlist only one photo gets chosen for all of the my songs on my Galaxy. Does anybody ...
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Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?

Possible Duplicate: Complete dropbox implementation for Android I'm looking for an application that will synchronize folder automatically from my computer to Android device. Application ...
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Where can I see synced contacts

I enabled contacts sync because I will have to factory reset my phone. After cleaning up the mess joining accounts made, I would like to check if my phone contacts are indeed saved on Google servers ...
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Exchange e-mails deleted from Samsung Galaxy S III when downloaded on computer

When I have Microsoft Outlook running on my computer, exchange emails are self deleting on my Samsung Galaxy S III. I can see the incoming email on my Galaxy S III, but it goes as soon as Outlook ...
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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 ...