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 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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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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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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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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Problem with Facebook sync - All instead of existing

I have a problem when time comes to sync my Facebook friends with existing contact. Even if I select "Sync with existing contact" in the app, all my Facebook friends are added to my local contact, ...
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Preventing syncing of Google+ contacts to Galaxy S3

Have done my bit of research but couldn't find a good solution. When I sync the contacts with my primary Gmail account, the Contacts get filled with all of my Google Contacts including those from ...
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Gmail not being retrieved automatically

I have recently (since ~1month ago) experienced the following problem: When I get new mail on my gmail account, Gmail will usually not autimatically retrieve it (e.g., no notification; and when 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I sync Google Calendar to my tablet with Android 4.0.3?

I have tablet (Android 4.0.3) with "Android ICS calendar" and I want to synchronize it with my google account. In "Accounts and synchronization" menu I have my google account, but in details i can ...
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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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Cleaning the mess in the contacts

I am trying to put some order in my contact list. The situation is as follows: I have first imported my contacts from Gmail and enabled sync, but I have set the phone as the default contact repository ...
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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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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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Can Google services be firewall-filtered (market yes, sync no)?

I recently asked about the availability of calendars with limited sandbox permissions, since I felt that most of them ask for access that is too wide, and hence are not as secure as I'd like. I also ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Synchronize a folder in an Android device with a server folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders? How can I synchronize a folder in an Android device with a server folder? In other words, if in server a ...
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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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“PC Sync” is disabled again in calendar after locked screen

I sync my contacts and events over my pc with thunderbird on it. My phone: HTC One S, Android 4.0.3 with HTC Sense 4.0 and using GO Launcher EX 2.87. Problem is that after enabled the calender ...
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Can I transfer my phone contacts to my Gmail address book for use on my PC?

I spent a lot of time organizing my contacts on my Galaxy S (Android 2.2) and want to know if I can transfer them to my Gmail address book on my PC. My PC OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and my Gmail desktop ...
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Google Drive directory syncronisation

Is there any software available to select one (or maybe more) directory on your Android device, and automatically sync it to a directory (collection) on Google Drive? This seems that this could serve ...
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Access dropbox on phone instead of installing PC client

I have the Dropbox app installed on an Android phone. I connected the phone to a PC via the USB cable. I'd like to use dropbox through the phone so I don't have to install the client on the PC. How ...
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How do I synchronize my FireFox Bookmarks from my PC to both my android devices?

My web browser is Firefox 11 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have a lot of well organized bookmarks that I would like to synchronize with both my Android Devices (Galaxy 10.1 tab & Galaxy S Phone). I ...
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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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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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Default calendar doesn't show any calendar; not able to create a new one

My tablet runs Android 4.0.3. The stock calendar app complains that there's no calendar available, however I'm pretty sure that my calendar exists because I can read it online through other devices. I ...
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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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Sync only one contact group

I am using Samsung Galaxy ACE with Android 2.3. Since I have too many email contacts in google I do not want to sync everything to my phone and consume the precious phone memory. Also syncing so many ...
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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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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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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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Where do these strange contacts come from?

I recently noticed that in my phone contact list (which is synchronized to the Gmail contacts) there are many contacts that I don't remember adding and that I don't even know. Has anyone else ...
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Stop Bluetooth Auto Sync Contacts to Pioneer Avic Z140

Am running Cm7.1. I have about 2,000 contacts. My Nexus One and Pioneer headunit insist on exchanging all 2,000 contacts if my Android Contacts "Display Options" are set to "My Contacts." Problem is ...
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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 ...