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Can someone say how can I get to this network management window in my android device

My device is vivo 1718 android 8.1. I have found this Network Management window when I didn't turn on mobile data access for one app. That app pops up an alert to change the network access and when I ...
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How to keep useful but rarely used apps uninstalled in the phone (ready-to-install, ideally including their settings)?

Currently I have installed ~500 apps, mostly productivity apps and tools of various types. I would like to have only ~100 most frequent apps installed and keep the rest (~400) uninstalled, stored in ...
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Chat backed up but not certain contacts

I found my whatsapp database in internal memory.6/7 files only were there. Though iwanted to get last three months' chat, I tried to restore these files (of few days) by renaming them as in many ...
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App lock gives error SD card full, Unable to move video to app lock

The "App lock" app is giving an error saying my SD card is full and it is unable to move videos to App Lock. I am using a YU Yunicorn device, which has internal memory only, no Micro SD card. Is ...
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Can not disable Software Update application

I have an older Android phone and recently updated to Android v5. Since the update I keep receiving a notification on my screen to update the software again (it also automatically downloads a 250mb ...
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How to prevent uninstalling applications

How can I prevent uninstalling selected applications by mistake? can I add a user application to device administrator for example?
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Is it a good idea to force stop apps after using them?

I find myself using force stop for every application once I have finished using them. Is this a good practice? Are there any performance or security benefits of doing this? Is force stopping an app ...
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LG G5 Clear individual app cache when using “Home with app drawer”

I recently purchased an LG G5 phone. I am using the "Home with app drawer" home mode because I like having the app drawer. I need to clear the data cache for an individual app. I know that you ...
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Why does Media Storage consume so much memory and how to clear it for good?

Android is generaly horrible when it comes to managing or saving disk space. But recently, new problem appeared, which is the Media Storage system application which fills my internal memory (disk ...
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Mute all but one app

So I have this national radio news app. Now I should like to use different apps while listening. This doesn't work. As soon as I open a different app, the news app gets muted, even when all sounds ...
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Find running apps

I am using Android 5.1.1 in a Samsung J7. I want to know which apps are running. I found at least two ways of checking that: Settings -> Applications -> Application manager -> RUNNING Trepn Profiler ...
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Dumping/saving the list of Running apps in Kitkat 4.4.4

Mobile phone : Galaxy S4 (T-mobile SGH-M919) running Android 4.4.4, 2GB RAM out of which 520MB is reported as free (as of NOW), 16 GB memory out of which 805 MB is ...
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Application Security

If an android device is stolen by someone who is one of expert android users, in such case, we're not sure that how he can manipulate the stolen android device. In such case, sometimes its suspicious ...
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How to prevent disabling of apps

All my searches on this topic just return results about how to disable (built-in) apps on Android, which is the opposite of what I want. I want to know how it is that some apps do not allow disabling ...
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Installed app got replaced with the Andy Android icon and doesn't start

Backstory: I went to pick up my phone to play Clash of Clans. The icon was the Android. When I tapped on it, it said, "app not installed". I went to the app menu and it disappeared. What causes this ...
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Android - Application Manager - Disable multiple apps at once?

Let me first say I am not an Android person and new to this. I am needing to disable applications on 300+ devices. I have a list that they want disabled, now I've been just manually going in and ...
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Android 4.4.4 lenovo a6000 plus. Apps Not working post encryption

I encrypted my lenovo a6000 plus (with android 4.4.4). Most of the apps (the ones which were installed by me from play store and not pre-installed) are not operating now showing the following error: * ...
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Move apps automatically to SD card [closed]

I have samsung A5, android 5.0.2, not rooted. it supports moving to SD card from application manager. Every time I update an app, it is moved to storage and i have to move it to sd card again. Is ...
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Reenable Setting app on rooted Galaxy S 4G

I need to command my partially rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G on KitKat 4.4.3, to simply re-enable the core app: settings.apk (a.k.a com.android.settings). After flashing a ROM, I found no settings UI ...
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How to place an link of “application manager” on the home screen?

I'm going many times daily to Application manager in Settings. (Android 4.2.2:) Settings --> More --> Application manager Is it possible to put a link of "Application Manager" on the Home screen in ...
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Moving apps to SD: is there any difference between the function in Settings and the apps offered in the Google Play store?

I noticed several apps in the Google Play store featuring the ability to move apps to the SD card. My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 has an application manager under Settings, and this application manager ...
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How to read data pertaining to running applications?

On the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean interface of my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have noticed there seem to be various places where an application's running state is documented. I would like to know what the ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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What does a blue/white arrow on an app icon in app manager mean?

The icon in application manager for one of the applications had a blue and white arrow overlaid on it for a while. Approximately the same time the app's icon disappeared from the home screen (pressing ...
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How can I see what exactly an application does?

I'm a bit surprised I couldn't find this answers myself. I am a major minimalist when it comes to computers (my desktop and laptop both run strip-down Linuces) and I wanted to get rid of some of the ...
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Is it possible to clear-default of an app using an ADB command?

Not sure if that's the place to ask this (maybe stackOverflow is better), but here we go: Background There are plenty of possible commands that you can perform by using ADB. I use many of them on my ...
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Zombie Scramble keeps returning to life!

Scramble, by Zynga (go figure), has apparently figured out how to re-enable notifications for itself without my interaction. I have turned off notifications in the application settings menu for ...
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Reenable Google Play Services after disable

I am developing an app that requires testing without google play services (I'm on a Samsung S3). I've turned google play services off in Application Manager and tested everything. Afterwards, I went ...
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Android System Module Reads Zero Bytes

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 started wigging out on me. While I was desperately tapping a Retreat, I think I may have deleted or disabled something. Apps crash frequently since and the "Android System" ...
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Is there any way to block permissions on apps?

I read about being able to revoke permissions on CyanogenMod, but it seems the devs took that ability out. I found some app out on the market for 6$ or so, but it doesn't look like it would be worth ...
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What does the “Force stop” button mean?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "Force stop" active, but some applications have ...
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Is clearing app data the same as uninstalling, reinstalling app?

Hopefully, the title says it all. I know some app developers say that I should uninstall then reinstall their app if experiencing problems or updating, but I wondered if stopping the app and clearing ...
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'Clock' app does not show up in Running Applications

My Nexus S comes with a default clock application where I can set an alarm. When I set an alarm then I see a little clock in my status bar. If I go to 'Manage Applications' or 'Running Services', I ...
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27 MB + 4.2 MB = 28 MB? Where'd my space go?

After getting the "low on space" message on my Nexus One for the umpteenth time, I went to into the "manage applications" screen to uninstall applications I hadn't used recently. I waited for the ...
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Android 2.2: Avoid disappearing of home shortcuts to apps into SD card. Restore app list items

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy i5510. The space in internal memory was just about to finish so I decided to move some apps to the SD card. After I did it a lot of the apps moved (not all of them) ...
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I want to password lock my “Applications” settings, but no other settings

I have an AppLock program that locks certain apps with a PIN. In order for the app to have any effectiveness, I include Settings as an App to lock. Otherwise, I could go to Settings -> ...
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Why is Widgetlocker app evading my task-killer?

The Widgetlocker app (a screen lock replacement app) has a service running which I can see in my app manager (under phone settings), but NOT in my task-killer app (Advanced Task Manager). How is its ...