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Android phone “charging slowly”: How to make it faster

When I put my Android device to charge, the lock screen says "Charging slowly": Is it a particular software setting that tells Android to charge slowly? How to make Android charge fast?
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How to check what apps are running in Android 6.0?

I used to be able to view what apps are running in the background under settings/apps for 5.1, but in 6.0 you can only see what apps are installed in the same location. Does anyone know where to view ...
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Removing a contact from “Direct Share” panel

I just migrated to Android 6.0 and the 'Share to' panel has a new grey area on top of the various apps in which it puts contacts that, I assume, you pin there. This would be a good feature, except a ...
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How does the “Format as internal storage” feature work in Android 6.0+?

How does the "Format as internal storage" feature work in Android 6.0+? See screenshot below: Screenshot (click to enlarge) Why is it the case that "this USB drive will only work in this device"? Is ...
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In Android 6, how to deny an app permission to access the network?

In Android 6, the user has (finally!) the possibility of approving or denying specific permissions to an app. However, I couldn't find a way to approve or deny network access, either via Wi-Fi or ...
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How to adopt SD card as internal storage on Samsung devices?

I recently upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow on my Galaxy S5 and I would like to adopt an SD card as internal storage. However, there is no option to do this. When I format the SD card, there is no "...
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How to decrypt Adopted Storage?

Using the SD card as Adopted Storage encrypts it. How can it be decrypted?
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SD card not showing files when connected to pc

When my phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is updated to Marshmallow, its not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charing only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. When I select MTP, it shows ...
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I want to split one MicroSD card into two parts: part adoptable storage, and part normal storage. How can I do this?

I don't want all my storage as adopted storage, so I was wondering how I can split it into 1 part adopted storage and 1 part normal file storage (what Android calls "portable storage").
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Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

I am using Moto G3 TE. I was happy with the 5th version but because the frequent alert for 6th version was killing me, I gave up and updated to Marshmallow. It's been like 8 days and now my mobile is ...
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Some folders and files not showing up on PC when connected via USB

My phone doesn't have an SD card in it right now, so all storage is on internal memory. I have a bunch of folders in my Pictures folder that don't show up on my PC when I connect it via USB (but most ...
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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

I can read on various news websites that in Android 6 Marshmallow, it is possible to rotate the screen on the launcher. I can't find any setting about this on my Nexus 5 and when I activate automatic ...
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Turn off vibration for 'Sign in to WiFi network' notification

Since the Android 6.0 update on Nexus 5, everytime I get the notification 'Sign in to WiFi network' the phone vibrates. Any idea where I can turn this off while keeping the vibration for calls, SMS, ...
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Marshmallow USB connection type

I just flashed the Android 6 Image to my Nexus 7 (2013) LTE a few minutes ago. It was a clean flash, so I copied my files over to my PC. When I plugged it in after it booted, Windows detects it, ...
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Stop Google Search Opening in Chrome

Until recently when I used the default Google search bar and tapped a search result it would open in Firefox. However there must have been an update to either the search bar or Firefox as the results ...
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How to change date and time format on Marshmallow?

I'm using a Nexus 5X with Android 6.0.1, patch level January 2016. I'd like to change the system language to English but like to keep my local date format. In versions prior to Marshmallow, there was ...
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How to install Google Play services on an Android 6.0 emulator?

Is there a way to install Google Play app on an Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) AVD? I have found the Open Gapps for Android 6 here: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24269982087008996 To install them ...
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Cannot connect my Nexus 5X to Windows 10 PC

I have got a Google Nexus 5X and I would like to connect it to my Windows 10 PC. This is not my first Nexus phone and I'm familiar with things related to a computer as a developer. But I just can't ...
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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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Nexus 5x won't use custom ringtones/notifications

Just got the 5x, and loaded it with my favorite tones. Did the same thing I usually do with Android phones to set different tones for different app notifications, alarms, etc. Phone either plays ...
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Why do I need to turn on location services to pair with a Bluetooth device?

Whenever I try to connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 6.0.1 to a Bluetooth enabled device, it tells me to enable "location services". When I complained about this, the software vendor replied: "...
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My adoptable storage is full. How can I move the data to a bigger MicroSD card?

I've got a Moto G 2014 LTE running CM13. When I found out about the whole 'adopt SD card as internal storage' thing, I was quite excited, as the actual internal storage on this phone is tiny. I set up ...
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How does Marshmallow encryption work technically?

I just installed Marshmallow on a Nexus 5 through a pushed update. I am confused about the way encryption works. I have good technical knowledge of encryption on computers. I would like to gain ...
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How can I move apps to SD on non-adopted Marshmallow storage?

Everyone seems to be getting excited about Marshmallow's adoptable storage feature, but to me it seems like a major regression. There can be several reasons for not adopting external storage: When ...
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Is there a way to exclude an app from Doze?

Doze has been bringing great benefit for my aging Nexus 5. But sadly, its presence also marks an end for my WhatsApp Web experience; since their "web" app is actually just a mere "interface" and still ...
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“Google Now” swipe from Home button is not working in Marshmallow

After updating to Marshmallow I was playing around with settings. I don't know what I changed, but now when I swipe from the bottom, "Google Now" is not coming. I used to assign that with Greenify to ...
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Is it possible to mount on a PC an SD card that has been encrypted by an Android Marshmallow device?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 duos with stock Android Marshmallow, and I'm considering encrypting my SD card to prevent access to its contents in case I lose my phone. The main reason of not doing this ...
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Strange WiFi battery usage on Marshmallow Nexus 5

I have a question about the WiFi battery usage on the Nexus 5. In the first screenshot you see my battery/WiFi usage. The second screenshot shows the battery/WiFi usage for the Nexus 5 of a colleague ...
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How do I simulate menu button on Android 6?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy S7. Long-pressing the recent button does not simulate menu button but activates split screen mode. Long-pressing the back button doesn't work either; it simply closes the app. ...
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When will my device get the Android 6.0 update (Marshmallow)?

Android "M" was officially announced on at the Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 and revealed to be 6.0 Marshmallow on August 17, 2015. You can review the high-level changes at the Android ...
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How can I edit the URL of a home screen bookmark?

I want to have a bookmark shortcut on my Home screen to launch a web app I use regularly. The only way I found to achieve this is using the Add to Home screen from the Chrome browser menu when I'm on ...
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Force MarshMallow to keep a Wi-Fi without Internet access

I'm associating a Nexus 5x running MarshMallow 6.0 to a Wi-Fi hotspot that has no Internet access. Android keeps dropping the connection every second and then won't even try to reconnect stating that ...
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2 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM, does it really matter?

I am thinking to buy the new Xiaomi Redmi 3S phones that got recently launched in India. This is going to be my first Android phone. Now the phone comes with two variants, Redmi 3S with 2 GB RAM ...
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WiFi drains battery even if it's off

On my Nexus 5, since Android updated to marshmallow, the Wi-Fi is draining the battery way too fast, even when disabled. See the screenshot: (Click image to enlarge) I've seen this question: Battery ...
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Corrupt SD card formatted as internal storage

So I'm on Marshmallow and have formatted my SD card as internal storage. Its filesystem got corrupt two weeks later for some reason. Plugging it to GParted, I see 16MB of FAT32 and the rest is an ...
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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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Difference between Doze Mode and Sleep Mode in Android Marshmallow

Prior to Android M there was something called sleep mode in Android. With Android M Google introduced the so called Doze Mode. Can anyone please elaborate the difference between these modes?
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Link2SD doesn't work on Marshmallow: No such file or directory

Due to my displeasure with the new SD card as internal storage of Marsmallow, I decided to switch back to Link2SD, something which I had been using on previous versions of Android. However, there's a ...
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Is there any way to disable Direct Share on Android 6?

This looks like this The problem is I very rarely send something to contacts. The case I am looking for some app is much more frequent, usually processing the image, e.g. share from google camera to ...
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Cannot install ANY Facebook app. Be it regular, modded or even lite

Patient: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime MIUI 10 v8.8.23 beta by xiaomi.eu Android 6.0.1 What happened: Annoyed with Facebook app burning my eyes, and unofficial mobile wrappers being generally slow and ...
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Remove Most Frequently Used Apps Container from Apps menu

In Android 6.0.1 I got this unnecessary feature which displays most frequently used apps on top of all other applications. I don't need it (You can see on the pic the top 4 apps underlined). Is it ...
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How to turn off Vibration in Google Hangouts [ Version: 6.1.109448852]

It is really annoying that the mobile phone vibrates on every message arrives on google hangouts after update, how to disable it ? I mean for all messages I just don't need vibration, only sound ...
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How do I dismiss just the next occurrence of a recurring alarm?

Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday in the UK so I don't want my "Work" alarm to go off. I could turn the whole alarm off, but then I'd have to remember to turn it back on again before I go to bed on Monday ...
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Reset the request permission dialog on Marshmallow

I am testing my Android application and trying to make sure all permissions (whether granted or denied) are handled correctly. I mistakenly clicked "Never ask again" on a permission and now it never ...
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How can I prevent apps from going full screen and hiding the notification bar?

The notification bar takes only a few pixels yet contains so much useful information. Unfortunately, there are some apps (that I otherwise love) that insist on being in full screen, and therefore ...
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Marshmallow Time Drift bug

I was planning to flash a custom Marshmallow ROM on my Samsung Note 2 and use it for some tests in which keeping accurate time (error of a minute either way is fine, not more). This report This ...
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Do not disturb/Priority mode until next alarm on Android 6.0

Android 5.1 introduced an option of enabling priority mode until the next alarm. I used that feature on a daily basis. Now, with the redesign of the Do not disturb/Priority mode in Android 6.0, I can'...
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Windows 10 Fastboot Driver

My Sony Z3 Compact is currently unusable and I would like to flash the Marshmallow version of FXP. Unfortunately it seems like I can't find any fastboot (or as device manager calls it: S1Boot ...
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On-device calendar exists?

I am coming from iOS to my first Android (Samsung Galaxy S7) and having hard time adjusting. The first thing that is throwing me off is lack of a calendar app. The phone came with Samsung's own S-...
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Why is Play Store still asking for all app permissions on install on Android Marshmallow?

From everything I've read, when installing a new app from the Play Store under Marshmallow, it is supposed to just install with no permission questions (e.g. Slash Gear article). The app is then ...