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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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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Can I sync Exchange Calendar as push while email as manual for the same account?

Basically, I want to sync my email as manual during peak hours (hours when I am in office and can see emails on my computers constantly as it is annoying to have an alert for the same email on my ...
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Sync old google accout to a differnt Galaxy 6

My phone died, and I had to get a new one. My husband took new phone and we transferred my number to his old galaxy 6. How do I register MY stuff on this phone so I can retrieve my photos, apps, etc....
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Contacts not syncing on Penta WS702C tablet

I have Penta T-Pad WS702C tablet with 1GB storage & 1GB RAM. If I disable some applications, my device runs fast but Contacts don't sync, I must factory reset. After contacts sync, if I update all ...
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Sync Exchange Contacts Subfolders with Android

Finally I managed to sync Exchange Server with Galaxy S3 and had managed to make it all work fine except the annoying contacts thing... The android sync only contacts that are in the main contacts ...
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Galaxy S2 Android 4.1.2 - calendar sync option disappeared

I just upgraded my SGS2 to 4.1.2 and I have huge problems synchronizing my Google calendar. First of all, my Google calendar app disappeared. Until here ok, I reinstalled it from Google Play. When I ...
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Gmail won't retrieve emails automatically after lollipop 5.1 upgrade

I have a Motorola Moto 4G 2nd gen and since purchase I have used google's gmail application for my email. Everything worked fine. I would receive emails very quickly without having to do much. ...
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Android 2.3.3 and scheduling gmail sync intervals/avoid “push”

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (Casio Commando gz1 c771) Gmail app version 2.3.6 No scheduling option for gmail sync with Android 2.3.3 or gmail 2.3.6 Can only toggle sync on/off. If on it's it's in "...
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How to enable auto sync on WiFi only

I want to have Auto Sync on my android always enabled, but I want it to only work while on wifi. I don't want to enable/disable it everytime I am going from wifi to mobile data. So is there a way to ...
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KeyChain/KeyStore Backup

Is it possible to backup (local or Cloud) the keys from the keychain/keystore? I know the KeyChain is a system daemon which provides secure key storage. The keyStore will provide app-specific key ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

I am looking for a way to copy text from my home computer to my phone, sort of a shared clipboard. Right now I go to the zxing QR code generator and paste the code, take a picture of the screen with ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won't sync with google play

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900, but I've already got problems: First, everytime I sync my phone with google it always comes up with sync error, I don't know how to fix this. I've ...
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Contacts phone numbers disappeared after sync to google

After synchronising with Google, all contacts that have phone numbers associated with them disappeared. I tried to enter a new contact just to test this. If I sync again the new entry disappears as ...
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Google contacts sync issue with Lenovo Vibe K5

I have Lenovo Vibe K5. I have several contacts in my Google account, and tried to sync them to my phone. I'm suffering from two issues. Issue 1: Contacts with same name (with possible permutations) ...
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outlook email on phone gets stuck in outbox and never sends

I have a user that their phone outlook email gets stuck in outbox and never sends. Not all the time, but once it gets stuck in will not send out. Any Ideas on what might be causing this to happen to ...
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Android File Transfer not working?

I have a mac, and I want to delete all the music on my phone and replace it with all the music on itunes in my mac. I've done this before, but it is not working. For some reason, my music is not in ...
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How to synchronize calls/sms read-status between devices with same number (twin SIM)?

I have two devices (A and B) with SIM cards that use the very same mobile number (twins SIMs). This works fabulously, except for one nuisance, that when someone calls me and I take the call on device ...
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Messages stuck in outbox of Gmail app, but only for Gmail

I noticed messages were not being sent from the Gmail app. I checked to make sure auto sync is enabled and it is. Any ideas? Beside the message it just says sending. I have other email accounts used ...
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Problem in syncing contacts after factory reset

I have reset my phone using factory reset option. Now I get "Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." error when trying to sync contacts. What is wrong with it? I also tried "...
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How do I separate contacts from work and personal Google accounts?

I have two Google accounts, one for work and a personal one for my Android phone. I have both accounts synced to my phone because I often have work to do on the road. I recently noticed while logged ...
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How does Gmail sync in Marshmallow?

For the life of me I can't figure out how Gmail syncs in Marshmallow. Sometimes an email or two will be instantaneous, as if push is involved, but then subsequent messages appear to arrive by the app ...
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Apps not transferring between Samsung S4 and s5

To transfer files, data, and apps from a Samsung S4 to a Samsung S5, I used the app "Samsung Smart Switch". This transferred the data using NFC. However, of all the apps I had originally downloaded ...
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Transfer contacts from android to google contacts

I have a Google account, and my android is a Galaxy S. I want to transfer all my contacts from my cellphone into Google contacts. If you use the phones syncing option by default, it is a one way sync ...
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In spite of sync is disabled, sync icon is shown in notification bar forever!

I am talking about Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos2 (GT-S6802). The undesirable thing is that Sync icon is always shown in notification bar. I checked Accounts and sync settings many times to make sure Auto ...
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emails only sync when in wifi

I have a Samsung S4. I use it as my work and personal device. For some reason, the device will only sync my work emails if I'm in wifi. I've spoken with our IT folks and they can't seem to sort it out....
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How to sync facebook contacts after Ubersync deprecated

As of May 2015, Ubersync no longer works due to a change Facebook made. How can I keep my Android contacts book synced with my Facebook contacts now? I imagine other apps have suffered a similar fate.
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Google Account Sync Error

I have been looking through all kinds of forums. But have not yet found a fix. am trying everything but dont want to do a factory reset. I have a samsung galaxy core prime. its about 4 months old and ...
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Android directory mirror / sync-on-file-change over LAN wifi to Windows network

We have an interesting use case for directory mirroring / syncing, but I'm guessing it's not completely unique: We want to use a barcode scanning app on an android device, and have the scanned ...
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How can I force a complete new sync of my Google contacts to my phone?

I would like to force a fresh download of all my google contacts to my phone (and before delete all the google contacts I do have on my phone ... as the sync on my phone got confused and keeps ...
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In a Google account (sync), what is the difference between Contacts and People details?

For a Google account, you are allowed to sync Contacts and People details. What is the difference between these two?
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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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Contacts showing as “Unknown name” on Samsung Galaxy S6

As per the below image contacts sync'd from online servcies are coming through as "Unknown name" I have used the contacts sync within "Accounts" using Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo but keep getting ...
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Google contact: old phone number keeps coming back from dead

I am using Moto X 3rd gen, so everything is pretty much stock Google. In Contacts I have one person who has moved and given up one phone number. I edit the contact, delete that number and save. After ...
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How can I delete all contacts synced by Outlook?

I've added an outlook account to my phone running OxygenOS, which has synced its contacts into the contacts app. How I can remove all of these synced contacts without deleting them one by one?
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Selectively restrict sync for some applications to wifi only

I know it's been asked here how to prevent applications from using data connections. But that is not my intent. I have a Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and I would like to restrict most of ...
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Bluetooth sync with Local contacts - cyanogenmod

G'day, I have a SGS4mini (I9195) with cyanogenmod 11 (4.4 kitkat) and have most of my contacts "local" i.e. not synced with google. I have successfully paired it with my (Citroen) car and can place ...
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Contacts on Android: Delete limit exceeded

A few days ago I deleted all of my Android contacts (using the "Delete Contacts" app). Not a mistake, I really want to delete them. From that day, Android always shows a notification "Sync: Too many ...
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How do I auto sync files between my Android device and Windows PC over USB?

Is there a software that can auto sync files from certain folders of our choice between Android device and Windows PC(Like the Camera folder or Music folder)? I am tired of manually copying those ...
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Can't Manual-Sync email after selectively disabling Auto-Sync - Android 5.1

So I have two Google Accounts linked to my phone. The first is my private account which I would like to auto-sync (IE push notifications as soon as an email is received). The second is my work's ...
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Whats the easiest way to sync Outlook with Gmail?

I found gSyncIt to be a bit complicated. Binary has too many options so I get a bit lost. So far EVO Collaborator was very easy to setup, but its not build on Google's API so its not very compatible ...
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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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Sync a Windows 7 computer folder with a phone SD card folder

These three questions : Synchronize a folder in an Android device with a server folder, Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?, Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a ...
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Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a computer folder, the wireless way [duplicate]

I don't use the cloud for my music (such as Dropbox or Deezer or Spotify) but a 50 GB folder on my PC that I often synchronize with my phone's 128GB SD card, by plugging both with USB cable, and ...
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Tired of losing contacts due to Google sync

I'm tired of losing contacts after Google sync. Almost always after I add a new contact and the contacts are synced, the contact disappears without any warning. If I reenter it, it will not be deleted ...
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Galaxy S7 Edge (6.0.1) Calendar Sync Issue

I am having a calendar sync issue on my S7 Edge. Calendar will not sync for the last week and I have tried everything (deleting account, re-adding account, changing default accounts, turning sync off ...
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Transfer Township game progress from iPhone to Android device

I have Samsung Galaxy S3. I've been playing Township on my iPhone for awhile. When I bought the tablet, I can't get it to sync. I've downloaded Township, but it's starting from scratch and I'm on ...
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Contact app with selective sync?

I am using a Xiaomi Mi5 and the default Contact app sync ALL contacts with Google which creates a huge redundant list of any person I ever emailed. There is no option to select which Group/Folder to ...
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News & Weather Widget Not Updating

I have a news & weather widget on my Nexus S home screen, set to show the weather for my current location. In its settings, I have it set to update once an hour along with automatic location ...
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What will happen if I do sync just after factory reset?

I'm curious about one thing. Basically if sync is on & I delete a contact then it also get deleted from my google account. But today when I did factory reset then don't know why restore didn't ...
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Deleting unwanted contacts after accidental account sync

A friend borrowed my phone when they forgot theirs. They had to log into their Gmail to get their contacts to find where they left the phone. When they added their account, it was synced to my phone. ...