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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Disable syncing of contact that belongs to multiple groups

I have few Contact Groups. Friends Coworkers Schoolmates With someone whom I haven't communicated in many years, I add an additional group called Archived. So, for example, a person can be in ...
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SGS2 2.3.3 active sync email stopped syncing mails

I have been using MS exchange Active Sync to sync my office email. For 15 days it seemed to work fine but now it has stopped syncing my messages completely. All other mail accounts like Gmail and ...
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How to sync contacts with Outlook, WITHOUT Exchange?

Can anyone recommend an app to sync Outlook contacts with Android? I know there are a number of them which sync with Exchange, but I am not using Exchange. I'm looking for something that will sync ...
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Sync contacts with ubuntuone?

It doesn't look like UbuntuOne has a sync app for contacts. Files and music, yes, but not contacts. Are there any workarounds to this? I've successfully avoided linking my phone to a google account ...
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Sync between two Android devices without Internet connection

Is it possible to sync between two Android devices directly when there is no Internet connection (like a remote location or an outage at the Internet provider)? Using a direct wireless connection ...
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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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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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Sync issues Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on MS Exchange mail account

My MS Echange mail sync won't work properly on my Samsung 10.1 Tab. It shows two flaws - whatever I try: INBOX Mail sync is simply not complete. On Push, Manual or Timed delivery I will nog get all ...
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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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Ubuntu one app: how can I sync a text file edited on my android device with ubuntu one?

I've just got ubuntu one app on my android device to sync file between my android device and my desktop computer. I see that the app has the ability to automatically sync uploaded photos, can it also ...
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Transfer emails from Thunderbird on PC to Asus Transformer email app

is there any way how can I get my e-mail from Thunderbird on my W7 pc to Transformer? My laptop just died so I am considering Transformer, but without my mails... Syncing via GMail isnt a solution ...
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Remove contacts from synced Exchange account, without removing them from the server

How can I remove contacts from accounts I don't sync with anymore? Without being afraid of removing them from the "source" exchange account now or in the future? Background: When installing the email ...
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How can I link my contacts?

I have two Gmail accounts and an Outlook account. How can I sync my contact lists and link them together so I don't have to manually add/update the same contact in each?
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Sync Android contacts to Gmail

I am trying to backup contacts from my phone (Galaxy S, Android 2.2.1) to Gmail account. The procedure I found on the Internet goes as follows: Open Contacts Menu -> Import/Export -> Export ...
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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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Password sync with Chrome

I know about Xmarks and LastPass, but is there a free solution for password syncing between Android and Chrome?
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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 contacts to more than one google accounts

I have two gmail accounts on my android. When I first use it, I synced all the contacts to the one account. Now I want to sync all the contacts again(I have added many contacts since then) to the ...
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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 ...
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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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Why does Android GMail app pop an icon for new mail when I delete a message in web GMail?

I have my GMail Android app set to notify on new messages. However, it ALSO pops up notifications when I simply delete an existing (new or read) message from the web-based gmail.com Is there an ...
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Shopping list application that synchronizes to a website

I want a simple application that does the above. I have Gingerbread (Nexus S). Anyone have any recommendations?
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How do I restore a contact I deleted on my Android phone, but not in GMail contacts?

The contact in question had the wrong phone number in Viber, so I deleted it from Viber. I later found out that Viber had deleted it from my contacts, so I had lost all of the other correct ...
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Just enabled 2-factor authentication for gmail, now on my Android phone I get “Sign-in error” to my google account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google's 2-step verification As per today's Stackexchange Podcast I took Jeff's advice and enabled 2-factor authentication for my gmail account. However now when my ...
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Why are playlists breeding like rabbits on my device?

I use Banshee 2.2 to synchronize music and podcasts to my Android 2.3 device. On the device, I'm using PowerAMP to play music. When I open PowerAMP and look at the playlists, each one is repeated a ...
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How to delete gmail contacts from contacts app in Gingerbread

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Y phone. I do not want my Gmail contacts in the phone contacts. I have disabled automatic sync. There seems to be no direct way to delete them
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Is there an app or method that will let me use a cloud-synced folder on the SD card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Complete dropbox implementation for Android In my case I have a bunch of roms and save files I want to keep in sync across devices, the desktop dropbox app lets me store ...
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How do I keep my contacts separate?

How do I keep my Gmail contacts off my phone (Samsung Galaxy S if it matters) and at the same time keep my phone's contacts off Gmail? I don't normally do email from my phone, and when I have had to ...
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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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Sync iTunes U and Android?

I am a huge fan of the podcasts on iTunes, as well as the iTunes U material. However, I'm having a terrible time finding a slick system to sync the two. Doubleplay never really worked all that great ...
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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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Podcast app with Google Reader integration (Google Listen alternative)

I'm looking for a podcast app that would have the same features as Google Listen without the buggyness... From what I've seen, most apps that feature "Google Reader integration" only offer importing, ...
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How can I keep a folder backed up online with continuous syncing?

I've found that the dropbox support for Titanium Backup never works for me amd I've also tried using ubuntuone and idrivesync but neither of these support setting a directory to keep in sync. Does ...
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What is the podcast/music syncing experience on android like for OS/X users?

I have been an Iphone user for a long time but I am now considering moving to an Android device (Samsung Galaxy S2). The only thing that is giving me cause for concern is the convenience of the ...
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Phone will Sync though Wifi and 3G is off [closed]

I have Xperia Mini Pro that run on Android 2.3.3 I don't normally turn off the auto-sync, but my wifi is rarely turned on. I don't use 3G either. The problem is, whenever I'm in a wifi zone, though ...
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How do I transfer contacts from my PC to my phone, without putting it in Gmail?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. I want to copy my outlook contacts to my phone without gmail. This is my first time I bought a Android. It seems great, but one thing I do not like is that I have to ...
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“Local calendar cannot sync with Google calendar…” but it can? What?

On my totally stock Bell Samsung Galaxy S2 I have my main GMail account synced to it, it is also synced to my iPod using Exchange ActiveSync. My phone's default calendar has all the events from my ...
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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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Always shows “Local calendar cannot sync with Google calendar. You need a google account.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Local calendar cannot sync with Google calendar…” bur it can? What? It says this every time I try to make a new event on my new Bell Samsung Galaxy S ...
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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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Looking for an app to update/sync all services on demand

The problem: When I goto the toilet at work, there is no signal at all, so my smart phone isn't particularly useful at the times it should be. The solution: Run an app via a button/shortcut/widget ...
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Make Google my default contact type on T-Mobile my touch 4G

New contacts sync to T-Mobile instead of Google unless I manually change the contact type EVERY time I add a contact to my phone. I want the default to be Google not T-Mobile
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How to sync calendar events FROM my phone TO an exchange server?

I own a LG P500 which runs Android 2.3. I was able to set up Exchange sync easily, and now I can read/write email from my exchange account and all events registered in Outlook's calendar also appear ...
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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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Synchronize with multiple calendars

I have 2 Google calendars, associated with my account. But after synchronisation, android shows only one (the first). I've review Google calendar settings and found, that only the first has field ...
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I added a new calendar using my laptop, but my Android phone can't find it after syncing

I used my laptop to remove two calendars and add one calendar to my Google Calendar account. After syncing, the Calendar app on my Android (2.2) phone knows that I deleted the two calendars, but does ...
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Calendar and facebook events and birthdays

I'm using the native calendar in my Android 2.2. I'm also using Simple Calendar Widget but I don't think it has anything to do with my problem. A few weeks ago everything was perfect. I had synced 3 ...
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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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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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Looking for option for 3-way file sync

I want to be able to have a 3-way sync for some files between home and work PCs and my Android (HTC Sensation, 2.3). I want to sync a few documents and Keepass password database. What options are ...