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Questions tagged [5.0-lollipop]

Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 5.0 -- the 10th publicly named Android release which debuted with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November 2014.

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How to close all background apps at once in Android 5.0 (lollipop)?

I noticed that I can press the square button on the bottom right to show all background apps, and then swipe from left to right with my finger to stop them manually. But sometimes, I find that I have ...
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Remove user account in Android 5.0.1 on Galaxy S4

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android upgraded to 5.0.1. There is a GMail account added that I've linked in order to install a specific application (Google Domain Policy) and now I want to remove ...
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How to disable captive portal detection? How to remove exclamation mark on Wi-Fi or signal icon in Lollipop?

When connected to the Internet, the system checks if it's in a walled garden, which is simply trying to connect to Google. If it fails, in Android 5, there'll be an exclamation mark on the WiFi icon ...
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Bypass “Swipe up to unlock” on Android Lollipop lock screen

I recently flashed my Nexus 4 to Android Lollipop using the factory image. I have set a pattern lock for unlocking the device. But whenever I turn on the phone, I have to click on the little lock ...
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When will my device get the Android 5.0 update (Lollipop)?

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) was officially announced on October 15th, 2014. You can review the high-level changes at the Android website and the announcement on the official Android blog. Of course, not ...
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What does the “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” option in Developer Settings do?

In Android Lollipop 5.0, I noticed that "Developer Options" features a checkbox for "Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover" that is unchecked by default. Does anybody know what this setting does and ...
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How can I disable the screen lock password in lollipop?

I have enabled password protection on the lock screen on my Nexus 5 Lollipop device: After enabling password, I can't seem to be able to cancel it. Any idea how to go back to None or Swipe?
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pm hide VS pm disable — the identity crisis

What's the need of pm disable when pm hide already does its job? I've compiled some information based on my search and research: click here to see the table (edited). As you can see, pm hide can ...
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Smart lock not working anymore with trusted places

I have used smart lock with trusted places since it arrived and it has been working fine. Without any noticable changes, it has stopped working. My location shows in maps as exactly where I am, but ...
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Why encrypt the device?

Android 5 offers two encryption features: Encrypt the device (phone) Encrypt the external micro SD card I understand the benefit of 2.: if someone takes my micro SD out and wants to use it on ...
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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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Complete list of Lollipop system icons shown in notification bar?

Is there a complete list of these? I've seen lots of Q&A about "What does x icon mean" but it would be really useful if there were a complete list for reference!
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How to use GPS without using Google Location Services

Because I do not want to consent to the Google Location Services privacy agreement I have this switched off. By doing so I know some location functionality like cell-based and wifi-based location will ...
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Lollipop - multiple Google accounts, setting the default

I have two Google accounts - one personal, one for work. I added the work account last, and it seems to show up as the default for the OS and apps I install. I'd like the personal account, which I ...
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How to fix 'Android is starting' optimization on every boot?

I recently updated to Lollipop on a Moto G (1st Gen). It was running a bit slow, so I wiped by cache then performed a factory reset as recommended. I now receive the 'Android is starting optimising ...
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Sensitive option is missing on App Notifications

Nexus 5, Android 5. According to this article on LifeHacker, I am supposed to see a "Sensitive" option like below, but I don't, for any app. I have a lock screen pattern. All lock screen ...
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Completely uninstall an app on Lollipop

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5). I am developing an Android app, so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...
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Android 5.0 Lollipop device not detected via USB

When the device is set to use MTP, neither Windows, nor ADB will detect the device when connect via USB cable. I have tried multiple cables, in multiple USB ports. I have not tried other computers yet,...
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Turn off vibration notification for ALL apps at once

In my stock, unrooted Android 4.3 on a Nexus 4, if I uncheck the feature Vibrate when ringing under Sound Settings, it only turns off vibration for Calls. This does not turn off vibration notification ...
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adb backup command on non-rooted device creates an empty backup file?

I recently tried to backup my Motorola Moto G2 XT1068 phone running Lollipop 5.0.1 and after connecting it over USB with usb-debugging ON and I ran the adb backup command to backup my device ...
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How to solve the “APN settings are not available for this user” issue?

After upgrading my ASUS Zenfone 5 to Android Lollipop, I am unable to access HSPA/3G data. In Brazil we have to manually input APN settings, and when I try to do so, I receive the following message (...
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Android system Webview installed but not used by apps

I downloaded and installed the latest version of android system WebView from the app store on my android tablet (running 5.0.2). But apps still go on using the old webview version (39.0.0.0). How ...
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Images have disappeared from gallery, but still in “My Files” (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, 5.0.2)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (64GB) running Android Lollipop 5.0.2 which I've had since release day (April 10th 2015) and as the title mentions, there seems to be an issue in that my images are no ...
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Allow user to install from unknown sources on Android 5.0 [duplicate]

I have Nexus 10 and have 2 users on it. On Android 4.4 both Users could install application from unknown sources. After upgrade to Android 5.0 admin user has Security-Unknown Sources flag is "on" ...
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Open a new tab in chrome from a shortcut or app

Problem Since updating to Android 5.1.1 I started using the new tab switcher merged with recent apps, however, every time I click on chrome I have to wait for it to open the last tab only to open a ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on “flying color dots lollipop” screen after Hard Factory Reset

I just did a wipe data/factory reset on my Nexus 5. I followed this YouTube tutorial. I'm stuck on the boot screen, which was my problem in the first place, and it's been on the boot screen for 25 ...
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How do I share apps between users in Android 5 Lollipop?

I got a Nexus 9 tablet that I'm sharing with my wife. I set myself as owner and set my wife as another user. How do I give the other user access to some of the apps I have installed, without re-...
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How to allow apps to delete SD card content

I have Android version 5.0 on two different devices and on both, if I delete any user content (e.g. photos, music) stored on the SD card it appears to be removed but moments later reappears exactly as ...
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Creating restricted accounts on phone running Lollipop

Can we create restricted user on phone running Android Lollipop? Seems that restricted users are not supported on mobile but only on tablet (mobile has only simple user no restricted user option). ...
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Removing the default guest user account on Android Lollipop

How to remove the default Guest User on Android Lollipop in Nexus 5? In the user settings, I am presented with option to add the guest user. However I am unable to remove the default guest user ...
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No rotation lock icon in quick settings in Lollipop on Nexus 5

I've seen in several reviews that Lollipop comes with a new rotation lock icon in quick settings: ArsTechnica: But my phone doesn't have it: Click image for larger version How can I get the ...
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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Lollipop - mute notifications but not calls

I'd like to have phone calls ring at full volume, and all other notifications be silent. Notifications should still vibrate and/or use the LED; whatever their default behavior is. I can't figure out ...
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How to enable task locking in Android 5.0 production devices

This StackOverflow question explores how to enable a device owner app, and thus kiosk mode, in the Android L developer preview. As the method requires a userdebug build of Android, rooting the device, ...
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Nexus 5 Lollipop goes into Recovery while trying to update to 5.0.1

I'm using LG Nexus 5 Lollipop (manually installed 5.0) and rooted with TWRP. I just go notification to update to 5.0.1. But when download and install, the phone automatically goes into TWRP Recovery ...
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What is the star icon in notification bar on Lollipop?

Does anyone know what this icon means? The device is running Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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How to get exact call time?

How can I get the exact time that a specific call took place? If I go to "recents" in the phone app, I see entries with times that read like Mobile, Yesterday. I need the exact time, down to the ...
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How to scan QR code for WhatsApp Web?

I'm hoping this question is suited to this forum. WhatsApp have just announced WhatsApp for the desktop browser (https://web.whatsapp.com). One of the steps is to scan a QR code using WhatsApp. I can'...
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What is the zygote process still doing in Android L?

I am trying to figure out the specific differences in the Dalvik and ART runtimes. I realize that ART no longer uses the Dalvik VM, however, one of the first things I noticed after installing the ...
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After upgrade to android lollipop Moto G 1st Gen getting slow and lagging

My Moto G 1st Gen mobile is getting lag and slow after upgrade to android lollipop. Please help me to get it fix.Thanks!
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Apps on SD-Card moved back to device storage after being updated?

On my Samsung Galaxy S5 (running Lollipop 5.0), I noticed the following behavior: I moved some apps to my external SD-Card storage. Every time, Google Play Store tells me to update one of these apps, ...
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Are there any lollipop lock screen settings?

On Lollipop it seems that the default "swipe" lock screen has changed a bit for my N5. For years I have been trained to swipe horizontally to unlock the device. Now with the lollipop update swiping ...
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Google account and installed apps disappeared after an unexpected restart

I have a Note 3 N9005, Lollipop installed on it. My phone just restarted in my pocket, by my clothes "pressing" power and home button (why does that restarts the phone?). After it restarted various ...
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Browser that doesn't reload tabs all the time

Is there a browser for Android that won't constantly reload tabs when switching between them? I'm using Chrome on a Nexus 5 (lollipop). And even when there are no other apps running it will reload any ...
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Session logout on device with multiple users?

There is an option to switch between users, but there isn't an option to logout from an active user session. The background apps and services for inactive users (once logged in and switched out) ...
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What is the minimum MicroSD speed necessary to extend the storage of an Android phone?

I want to extended the storage of my Android phone be switching it to a MicroSD memory, as Android Marshmallow allows. What is the minimum speed I need to use to avoid impacting performance? I am ...
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Add apps to default Guest account on Lollipop

I like the guest account feature on lollipop, but I would like to add apps to the account, so that a guest can use more than just native google apps, that I have available on my device. I know this ...
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Custom ringtone not working on Nexus 5 since OTA Lollipop

I've updated my non-rooted, vanilla Nexus 5 with an OTA update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and since then my custom mp3 ringtone stopped working. Here are the symptoms: When selecting it via the ringtone ...
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How to set Google dialer as the default dialer in Sony Xperia Z3+?

I hope you are well. I have recently switched from a Google Nexus 5 to a Sony Xperia Z3+. However, I'm slightly annoyed at all of the default apps that Sony bundle with it. I have already replaced the ...
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Why can't I use my Fitbit for Smart Lock?

I just updated my Nexus 5 to Lollipop, and the feature I'm most anticipating is Smart Lock — the ability to keep my phone unlocked when it's near me but still have strong protection if lost or stolen. ...