Questions tagged [6.0-marshmallow]

For questions specific to Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Oct 2015) or newer

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How does WhatsApp get around Doze

Almost all the posts I saw imply that WhatsApp does not use GCM. Instead, it uses two sockets to communicate using FunXMPP. Then how is the App active on Marshmallow even in Doze mode ? I don't ...
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Android 6+ and account permissions: where have they gone to?

I was just browsing the Android Developers Permissions list, and noticed most of the account permissions are gone – in fact, all but GET_ACCOUNTS as it seems. What does that mean, what implications ...
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Bug or feature? Android ignores DNS servers with IPv6 ULAs when in an isolated ULA network?

This has cost me some hours of finally tracking it down, but I would like to know if someone can please shed light on this issue? Android 6 and 7 do not accept DNS servers with IPv6 ULA addresses. ...
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Is it possible to crack encrypted device?

I have device powered by Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 cpu and running Cyanogenmod 13 (6.0.1 android) rom with unlocked bootloader and TWRP (3.0) recovery. ROM has security patch level December ...
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Notification sound is too loud when listening to music with a headset

I'm using a Galaxy S6. When I'm listening to music with my headphones plugged in, notifications come through startlingly loud. I checked my sound settings, and I have the volume for notifications ...
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Automatic Do Not Disturb rules for calendar events do not work with imported calendar

Update: I've updated the question, check the bottom of this post for the details I've found so far and the last problems standing in my way The problem My work schedule is provided to me as an ...
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What is a decent speed for a card that can be used as internal storage in marshmallow?

Marshmallow allows sd cards to be used as internal storage. I would like to know what is the benchmark for the cards that can be used seamlessly with Marshmallow as internal storage. It would be ...
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How to encrypt an external SD card natively?

There are several questions regarding the possibility to encrypt an external SD card on Android. None of them are satisfactory. They either point to a third party solution (e.g. BoxCryptor, Cryptonite,...
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My HTC one M9+ doesn't perform background tasks when idle but push notifications work

I have an HTC One M9+. After the update to Android 6 (two years ago?) it stopper performing background tasks. For example: FeedMe - an offline RSS-reader. 100 000+ installs. It is set to download new ...
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How do I stop Google Now from opening multiple chrome windows?

I have an S5, android version 6.0.1. Whenever I search from Google now, it starts to pull up the results and then immediately appears to be opening another window with the results and then another--...
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Gboard: select current word, and compound words in German language

I'm using gboard from Google and I absolutely love it. I just have two questions about it because I come from using Swype which has a lot of nice and useful features to quickly which i miss heavily: ...
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Mystery “notification” sound

Right, so this is a weird one. LG G4 on Rogers running Android 6.0 I'm randomly getting a loud notification sound late at night that wakes me up, but has no notification that comes with it (so I can'...
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MTP not working under Android 6

I am running out of Ideas how to get MTP working again... I am simply not getting the dialog again on my android, asking me wether I want just charging, or MTP or Picture mode... Until most recently, ...
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Android Backup manager - restore from Nougat to Marshmallow

Earlier Device: LG Nexus 5X. My Device: OnePlus 3 Earlier, I was able to use Tap&Go or just import all the data by signing into my Google Acc. However, with my device, when I used Tap&Go or ...
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Adoptable Storage not using full SD card space since changing cards

I've got a strange issue going on with my adoptable storage setup. I have a SONY Xperia XA Ultra. I initially got it working with a Sandisk 32GB Class 10 card. I adopted the entire card, and the ...
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Allowing alarms to sound during calling states ( phone / skype / Discord )

How can I allow alarms to sound off while my phone is in a calling state? When I'm not in a call alarms sound as you'd expect them to. When I am in a ( Skype, Discord, Phone ) call the phone simply ...
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How do you prevent Android from creating an “Android” folder on external USBs?

On every USB flash drive I plug into an Android device running Marshmallow (6.0, stock), a folder called Android is created at the root of the drive (if Android supports R/W on the filesystem). When ...
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Nexus dialer default number

When using the default dialer on Nexus, you can search contact with the T9 dialpad. However, I can't seem to find a way to set the defaults for the numbers that come up for each contact. It doesn't ...
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Why Google Play services upload nonstop 1MB/s everytime the device is connected to wi-fi?

Device: Nexus 5, Android Version 6.0.1 Every time the phone is connected to my home wi-fi after a couple of minutes the phone uses my whole bandwidth to upload something to varying Google (1e100.net)...
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WhatsApp won't play most videos

When touching a video on WhatsApp, even it has already finished downloading, it will open the video showing the pause button in its center as if it's opening, but it won't start. Some videos do play ...
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How to know what triggered an apk installation

I have been trying to solve a malware problem for the past couple days in a certain chinese phone (Android system version=6.0), the problem I am facing is that a malware keeps being reinstalled even ...
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How can I make Android M stay connected to a weak wireless network?

I recently switched from an older device running CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4 / Kitkat) to a newer device running CyanogenMod 13.1 (Android 6.0 / Marshmallow). Both with this device and with others, ...
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Is the “Android taste test” only for certain models?

Is the #myandroid taste test only for certain models? I own a Pixel 5". Where do I find this info out?
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Is there a way to replace the Android system file manager with a third-party file manager?

I'm using an OnePlus 3 with Android 6 (Marshmallow). For me the standard Android system file manager that opens when you want to send a photo or video via WhatsApp is just horrible. It's slow and you ...
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Accessing SIM Toolkit in Android settings spawns duplicate SIM card entries?

I don't recall ever visiting this menu before. But I tried it today and this heppened: Settings -> Wireless Settings -> Sim & Network Settings -> Click on a sim (SIM 1 or SIM 2, this one is dual ...
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Symlink to simulate /storage/extSdCard in Android 6.0

So recently, I started using Android 6.0, and one of the first things I noticed was that the external SD card was no longer mounted under /storage/extSdCard anymore; instead it was mounted under a ...
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is it possible for an app to crash the phone at the logo screen stage?

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy A5 running the carrier-supplied Marshmallow. Carrier is Tesco Ireland which I think is reselling the O2 network. Anyway the phone is completely standard in that respect, ...
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How to disable device administrator that stops Settings app?

I try to disable two apps: Tasker and Applock, from device administrators, but when I tap to uncheck it, the Settings app stops. Other device admins like Cerberus can be enabled/disabled. I sent an ...
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How to run a script on USB OTG Drive?

First up - I do not have any experience at all with programming in Android or Linux environments. So, very sorry if this question sounds stupid. Here is what I am looking for: I use a USB drive in my ...
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SD writing capable SSH server for Android Marshmallow (6.0.1)

Is there any SSH Server for android (similar to SSHelper or SSH Droid) that will allow me to write to the (external) SD card without having to root my tablet? Whenever I search for this kind problem, ...
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How can I help my android phone find an mDNS device?

I have a small WiFi gadget (based on an ESP8266), which is programmed to answer mDNS queries on esp.local. It can be discovered without any problems by iOS devices. However, my phone's android (6.0.1)...
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Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service?

Is it possible to find out what is accessing the Bluetooth service? Right now I have an issue in which my phone will drain after about 8ish hours. The Battery view is showing Bluetooth as the top ...
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How to Install system app with SE Linux enforced on Galaxy s7 Android 6.0.1

first, sorry for my english :) i try to install a user app (installed in /data/app/) as system app on my new galaxy s7 : - Android 6.0.1 - Rooted - factory ROM I follow many tutorials : http://...
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Android 6 (cyanogenmod 13) external sd card write access

I always used "Samba server" application on all my android devices for uploading files, it worked great with CM12, but in CM13 even with root access Samba server can't write to external SD card, ...
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Let all apps read my external SD card

I have an external SD card, and I want to keep it that way. I have lots of files on it sorted how I prefer. But now all my apps that I've saved data from or use to open files can't access the external ...
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How to get rid of voice bar over keyboard in Android 6?

I want to remove the horizontal bar with the microphone button (voice input) showing over Android 6 keyboard (marked with the red border). I know which settings are supposed to control this behaviour ...
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Delete words from the built-in dictionary?

Using Android 6. Auto correct usually works very well, so I don't want to turn it off. However on some occasions it stubbornly 'corrects' some words which I don't want, which is extremely inconvenient....
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How to make marshmallow obey `ro.secure=0`

I'm using a Nexus 5X with release 6.0.0 (MDB08M). I unlocked the bootloader with fastboot oem unlock, then created a boot image with a /default.prop file containing ro.secure=0. This appears to work,...
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Nexus 6 no longer turns on, now that I have flashed a Marshmallow ROM + bootloader

I have a Google Nexus 6 (Telus/AT&T) and I had been successfully running the Lollipop version of Chroma for months now. Yesterday I flashed Chroma Marshmallow ROM, and the recommended Google ...
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Stop automatically setting apps as default

I have an AT&T Samsung Note4 currently running Marshmallow 6.0.1. In the past it and all other Android phones used to prompt me for and app to open files or links with. The menu wold have a ...
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What is the space distribution for disabled system apps?

My phone is rooted with Magisk. I have a root browser app, allowing me to "sneak peek" into the root directories. I found, for example, that for the Google Drive app, the APK in /system/app is 23MB, ...
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Xbox 360 wired controller isn't recognized in Android 6.0 (BQ Aquaris M10)

This weekend I decided to add the keylayout for an Xbox 360 wired to be able to use it on Android, because now it just only blinks when I connect it. I searched in the site about other people that ...
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How to configure DNS properly while two LANs are running?

The device can't ping www.google.com but ping 8.8.8.8 is okay. My OS is Android 6.0.1, the kernel is 4.1.15 I've tried the resolv.conf and /etc/hosts. But these methods seem can not work on Android. ...
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Android tablet has 45 GB free but shows low space warning

So this tablet is pretty new. Hardly even used it. But when I tried to put videos and large apps onto it, it constantly gives me a "insufficient space" warning. it comes with 57.61GB of storage ( no ...
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On a multi-user Android device, when Google Backup runs, whose data will get backed up?

If it's enabled, Google Backup does two things. A) It runs "key/value backups", maybe once every few hours, and it stores the data in the Android Backup Service. B) It runs "Android Auto Backups", ...
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ADB shell input keypress play/pause doesn't work in Netflix/Hulu Android apps?

I'm trying to control my Android Box (running Android 6.0, my guess is a modified version of a phone's os, definitely not the official android tv os) via adb for a home automation project & I'm ...
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Can't format SD-Card as internal storage - Meta / Expand Android

I have a Xiaomi A1 with Android on it and I use my Samsung MicroSD Card Evo+ 128 GB, as an internal storage. For no reason, it's stopped working and asking me to format it. The issue is, the device ...
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Problems installing Lineage OS 14.1 on Lenovo P2 (black screen/blue LED)

I have a Lenovo P2 (42a) with Android 6, which I tried switching to Lineage 14.1, as my carrier hasn't provided any security/OS updates since 2016. I have previously done this with my old Motorola ...
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Sony Experia E5 microphone only produces static when I talk

I noticed that in my last two phone calls noone was able to hear me talk. I tried to send a Whatsapp voice message. When I listened to it, I discovered that when I talk the only thing that can be ...
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Data Warning Slider Missing

I used to have 2 sliders, a warning slider & a limit slider, now just a limit slider is present.