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How can I keep apps from moving off the home screen?

I am using Samsung tablets for workers in the field. They only need to use one app but some users keep moving it off the home screen and then they can't find it. How can I keep apps on the home ...
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VoIP on wifi not working in sleep mode

My calls don't come in, with voip on wifi, when my nexus 5 is in sleep mode. I went into settings to put "always keep wifi on" but no result. When screen shuts down, my voip app seems to disconnect ...
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Disable automatic connection to weblogin networks

As far as I know, Android never had the option to disable automatic connection to specific Wifi networks, and always, stupidly, makes Wifi higher priority than 3G. Yet this kind of feature is crucial ...
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Android phone will not show all WiFi access points

I have a LG-D686 running its stock factory installation of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean; modified somewhat by the vendor to support a dual-active SIM card transceiver. Normally this phone has had no ...
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Determining type of Wifi connection in Android

How do you determine which type of Wifi connection an Android device is currently using? For example, is the device connected using an 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or 802.11ac connection? Since, for ...
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Moto G WiFi reception severely affected by Bluetooth

I suspect this may just be a hardware fault that I have to live with or have repaired, but let's see... My stock 1st-gen 16GB Moto G running 4.4.4 has been working flawlessly for almost a year. A few ...
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turn off wifi when internet isn't accessible

I have a wifi hotspot that is always on but sometimes internet isn't available within the connection; in such a situations, the phone is connected as expected to the wifi hotspot but because there's ...
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Phone can't detect hotspot made by laptop (no, not the other way around) [duplicate]

Trying to ssh to my laptop on my android phone with a network created by my laptop, but my android phone can't even see the wireless network I made. Will be carrying laptop around in a backpack. I ...
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Installing wifi certificate

I want to connect my Samsung Galaxy SIII to my University's wifi network. I have the certificate on my computer. I'm trying to install it. I have transferred it to my mobile's download folder and to ...
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How can I stop WhatsApp using Internet (Mobile Data and WiFi)?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 without rooting. I have many girlfriends. I always tell them I don't have Internet in my phone. I have fear that if one of them is browsing my WhatsApp and suddenly ...
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Wifi network listing freezes on Nexus 4 after Lollipop update

I have a Nexus 4, and finally decided yesterday to update to Android 5.0, after being fearful of bug reports. And wouldn't you know it, I've found a nasty bug. Nearly every time I try to display the ...
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Wi-Fi cannot turn on! Accidentally deleted /etc/wifi folder

i was trying to enable ad hoc network connection on android and overwriting below folders /etc/wifi /etc/dhcpcd and now my wifi could not turn on. The phone is ADINNO R8, a custom build phone.I ...
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Samsung GTS5830 wifi error and can't load driver

I have a Samsung GTS 5830 and recently restored factory defaults as I want to hand to phone to my young son. It doesn't connect to wifi with a "Wifi Error" message in wifi settings. I tried the advice ...
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Connectivity problems with my Asus Nexus 7 2013 Wifi Only

Device: Asus Nexus 7 2013 32 GB 7-inch Wifi Only Tablet OS: Android 4.4.4 (Kitkat) Problem: Network connectivity. When connected to a wifi network (not just mine, any wifi network), I sometimes ...
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Cannot connect to Internet via certain Wifi networks

my LG G3 recently started acting up in that it will not be able to access the Internet via my home WiFi. I can connect to the Internet on other WiFi networks so I don't think it's necessarily an issue ...
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Enable WiFi when a specific application needs it, then disable after N minutes

I do not leave WiFi nor data transfer enabled on my Samsung Note 3. The only application that I would like to have access to the network is Ankidroid. Is there any way to have WiFi automatically ...
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I cannot log on to my preferred home wifi network with my Samsung Galaxy tab 2

I have 2 wifi routers (main and vpn slaved to main). Recently I am unable to log on to main wifi. I get a message that device cannot connect to unsecure device. I am puzzled as the description on the ...
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Phone creates a Wi-Fi network (i.e. WiFi tethering) while being visible on said network. Possible?

I have a vague concept for a piece of software I want to write, but I'm facing a problem in that I'm not sure this is even possible with the way Android handles creating Wi-Fi hotspots in its current ...
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Using HTC Desire as home wifi hub

What I am trying to do may sound odd. Where I live I cannot get good broadband or satellite connection, so I am using a phone that I bought for this purpose as a wifi hub. It has unlimited tethering ...
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Problems with connectivity and errors

My problem is with a Samsung Galaxy S5 and a Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus (GT-S7580L) bought in Bolivia. After turning off Wi-Fi, mobile data and calls done work. Sometimes after using the phone for a ...
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How can I send email from my Xiaomi MI 3 using my data connection?

I am using a Xiaomi Mi 3 mobile. I am unable to send an email from Gmail using my data network but am able to send it using WiFi. I have verified all the permissions and that the data access option is ...
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How can I stop Lollipop ignoring my wifi network?

Android 5.0 has a new "feature": If a wifi network has no connection to the internet, it will remain connected to it but route traffic over mobile data instead. A small exclamation mark shows in the ...
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Wifi is not working after installing MIUI

I have HTC Desire S and i was using android 4.0.4 ROM from HTC but it was too slow and I decided to install a new ROM - MIUI 3.2.22 for Desire S. When I installed it, my wifi didn't work. I tried to ...
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Stay connected to WiFi that requires sign-in

I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to Kitkat (4.4.2), and I noticed a new behaviour that I'd like to disable: when I'm connected to a wifi network with a captive portal that requires ...
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How to change various settings of wireless connection in Android

Short story: I upgraded my phone to Kitkat and can't get to the Internet using wifi. After a few check I detected Android had wrong setting: my wifi router use AES, not TKIP (WPA2,802.11n mode) I ...
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Cant connect to my Wi-Fi due password length

Today I bought a LG L70 wich has android 4.4.2 and wanted to connect to my Wi-Fi, but after entering the password the "connect" button doesnt light up (it stay grey instead of black) it seems that the ...
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'User' has disconnected

I just received two scary messages on my phone LG VS980 running the Android Os "[some name starting with H] has disconnected" "MSN:[some name starting with H] has disconnected" Back to back in like ...
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Wifi Networks Always in Range

I'm using a samsung galaxy s4 on T-Mobile and I have been experiencing a problem where two wifi networks always appear in range. These networks are not my own, and do not appear to be my hotspot name. ...
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WiFi Drops When SIM Inserted

When I insert SIM card in my ZenFone 5, it WiFi is disconnected and stucks on "Serching for WiFi..." and don't show any WiFi. I think its because of WiFi regional code. I live in Iran. How can I fix ...
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wifi connected but no internet for web apps

ZOPO C3 phone running Android 4.2, wifi connected but no internet for web apps. Tried many ways, still no result. Seems it can get valid IP address, tried ping command in a terminal app. But Android ...
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Samsung galaxy ace android 2.3.6 when conected to wifi which uses proxy n authentication, apps not connected

Samsung galaxy ace android 2.3.6 when conected to wifi which uses proxy n authentication, apps does not connected to internet only preloaded default browser and google search is working. play store ...
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WiFi roaming not working on LG L3

I have an LG L3 smartphone that doesn't seem to roam correctly on our WiFi network. I started the WiFi Analyzer app to see what is going on. I see the phone is connected to one of the access points, ...
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WiFi “Network Notification” greyed out

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact running Android 4.4.4 KitKat. I am unable to un-check "Network Notification" under Settings -> Wi-Fi -> Advanced as its greyed out. Is there a way of un-checking that ...
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Most efficient method of tethering?

I'm aware of this other quesion, but it doesn't answer with regards to usb-tethering: Which method of wireless tether uses the least amount of power? Bluetooth or Wifi? I'm going to use my android ...
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How to troubleshoot wifi connection problem?

Like some other people, I am plagued by the issue with gray wifi bars with a tablet running 4.2.2. I tried all recommended solutions: disabling power saving, switching between AES/TKIP on the router, ...
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How to stop Wifi from automatically turning itself off?

So on occasion, my wifi automatically turns itself off for some strange reason. This happens on both my Lenovo ThinkPad and my Samsung Galaxy S5. Is there a way prevent this from happening?
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Help in deleting Wifi module for Xperia Sola/ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

My Xperia Sola is giving issues with WiFi and Bluetooth. Whenever I switch WiFi ON, the phone goes into boot loop and gets stuck there. The only viable solution is to let it drain its battery (or hard ...
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Cannot turn on WiFi and Bluetooth on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 running on Android 4.4.2. I just bought it 3 months ago. It's not rooted (I don't want root it). I also have "Terminal Emulator" (downloaded from Play Store). I can't turn ...
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Old version of Android connected to open network without prompting

Could someone please settle a debate for me... I could have sworn that an old version of android would automatically connect you to an open wifi connection without prompting the user for permission ...
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How can I determine what is transmitting data?

Recently I noticed that even while no applications are actively running (at home screen), the up and down arrows under the WiFi status bar item are turning on/off. This is a recent change, and seems ...
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Auto-disable Wi-Fi AP if not connected within a few minutes?

Is there any way for me to make my phone automatically disable its Wi-Fi Access Point and re-enable its Wi-Fi client when no client has connected to the access point after (say) 5 minutes?
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Asus me172v: Internet access possible, but neither GApps, cloud games, or Youtube work

My tablet Asus memopad me127v has been acting up lately. I can connect to WiFi and access the internet – but all Google services and apps are unavailable. I can't access my cloud games or even use ...
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WIFI Receive Data in Sleep Mode?

How can wifi receive data when it is in sleep mode? Will it wake up regularly, or do something else? I tried to make a ping test to a full power management (sleep just after transmission) phone, and ...
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Samsung Galaxy DUos - Balance Deductions

i am using Samsung Galaxy duos, Battery is consuming very much.it won't last more than 20 hours. It is also deducting my balance and heard mobile data could be a reason. What is mobile data? How can ...
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Wifi won't turn on after rooting, still won't turn on after factory reset

After rooting my phone the wifi wouldn't turn on. I decided that I would just reflash the stock os to remove the root. Wifi still wouldn't turn on. Then I decided to do a factory reset. It still won't ...
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Only whatsapp is working on Wi-Fi and no other apps are connecting

I am using xolo q1000 opus. Only whatsapp is working on wifi or mobile data. But yesterday it worked fine. I cant open browser, play store, or any other apps...
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Android 2 Tablet not showing IP Address or connecting to WIFI

Someone help me please!!!! My Android tablet randomly stopped connecting to the wifi. I reset the tablet and it started from the beginning of the setup. When I go to search for wifi, I hit scan and ...
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What information does Chrome/Android send to Google to discover my “WiFi based” location?

Their commercial geolocation API doc says it needs a list of every WiFi access point around, with, for each of them: MAC address, ESSID signal strength, a few others. Common devices probably ...
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Authentication problem while connecting to WiFi hot spot!

I just unboxed my androidOne device (Micromax Canvas A1) and while connnecting to my WiFi hotspot it loops through: When entered the password, proxy etc: Saved, secured with WPA2 When tapped on ...
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Can't ping windows 7 from android phone and vice versa

I have an android phone with wifi and I have notebook with windows 7 with wifi. Both devices are on the same network and they can't see each other (I can't ping phone from notebook and vice versa). ...