Questions tagged [applications]

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I'm talking in the phone it says i have excellent condition , then out of no were there's a sound that is exactly like a piano note on my phone

Talking on my phone and I got excellent signal and then all the sudden I start hearing what sounds like piano keys are piano notes noises on my phone what would cause this
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IPC Binder Android [closed]

Is there a documentation that explains sys/kernel/debug/binder/transactions ?In particular I’m interested to know more details regarding to monitor binders
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I have a Motorola g 2021 and my girlfriend seems to be able to send messages using an app from a different phone company and then erase it [closed]

Somehow someone is using my phone to send text messages through a different phone app and erasing the app before I can get it and I don't know how to recover it
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a challenge in programming bluetooth in android [closed]

I do not know if I asked this question in the right place or not? In any case, I am happy to get the answer. I want to develop an Android application that can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the ...
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Album Art in Music Gallery

When I Download Songs of an Album the music player takes on of the artwork and puts it in all the songs For eg. I Download 10 song from album of 'X' artist and all the songs have a different artwork (...
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Limit the phone to small list of whitelisted apps only (parental control)

Is there a built-in way on Android 9 phones to limit the access to only a list of specific apps (for my child)? Example: Phone app Camera app One or two games No access to Chrome No access to ...
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Settings app is missing on Iqoo 7

I'm using Iqoo 7 with Funtouch OS 12. Today I've seen something unusual with my phone. Every app's app lock didn't work. So I thought to open Settings, but there was no app named Settings. Settings ...
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How can I keep an app running when Extreme Battery Saver is on?

I'm using a Google Pixel 5 with Android 13 Beta. It has an Extreme Battery Saver mode which the system will ask me to turn on if the battery level goes under 10%. After it is enabled, most apps will ...
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Core non responsive to back button and menu button

I am using Samsung Galaxy J5 Core. I accidentally clicked on an advertisement on a site, which caused the back and menu buttons to not respond. I've tried using two Security Antivirus and scanning ...
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How can I remove an app if it doesn't exist in the Play Store anymore?

I have the ES File Explorer and the DU Recorder apps installed on my phone, but they cannot be found in the Play Store anymore. So, how can I uninstall those apps?
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Set password to a user/app

Is it possible to set a password to an app user? I have a application called com.example.calc and when I am in the ADB shell I can do run-as com.example.calc to become that user. Is it possible to set ...
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How do I turn off an app's custom notification sound

Some apps come with different notification sounds AKA the app switches from my default sound to their own sound. I don't want to turn off the notifications, but the sounds are poor quality and ear ...
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Are these random UID applications spywares?

It's been a year since I am ignoring all these Applications using my data and battery. At first, I thought they could be apps that I uninstalled a while ago. But, no, every third day they were showing ...
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Where in a smartphone with Android are deleted and cleaned the files that are visible when testing with "root integrity check"?

Where in a smartphone with Android are deleted and cleaned the files that are visible when testing with "root integrity check" ?? Clearing the cache and user settings do not help, obviously ...
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Disable Auto Updates for specific app on Fire TV

Is there a way to disable automatic updates for a specific app on a Fire TV device without disabling auto-update for all apps? I have a specific app that I sideloaded an old version (but is also on ...
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Kali Nethunter App is crashing everytime, how to FIX it?

Kali Nethunter App is Crashing on Rooted Android !!! Root installed with Magisk and Kali nethunter installed with nethunter generic arm64. Phone details : Redmi Note 11 (MIUI 13 - android version 11) ...
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"Auto Update: Security" apk in downloads section

I found an apk called "Auto Update: Security" in the downloads folder of my phone. I wasn't able to access its details as every time I tried to do so the package installer would start, with ...
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Any apps to remove hold music in auto-attendant systems?

I think we’ve all been there: You call some customer service and are met by an auto-attendant system. You press 3 for customer support and then sit patiently for 30+ minutes waiting to get through to ...
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Can Android 12 update trigger "new access" notification?

I recently got an e-mail warning that an app has been granted access from a nearby location, just after updating to Android 12. Device used was "app" not web browser. I changed password and ...
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Connecting app to the Facebook, but through a browser

Problem: So, my problem here is there's an app (for convenient reason we don't talk about the name of the app) that when I login to the app, it will always be directed to the Facebook that I have ...
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What is this Tree/woman’s head icon in notifications bar [duplicate]

It looks like a tree or a woman’s head so I’m not too sure.
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Is it possible to convert internal storage to RAM without Root?

There is this apk called SWAP no Root. The developer claims that this app can convert the internal storage up to 5GB to RAM without root. I read this discussion that I need root to be able to do that. ...
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How to set or change a phone number programmatically?

I know how to get or read a phone number. But how to set or change one? I want to change it in such a way that other application installed on my phone would read it as a custom number that I had set. ...
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How do I disable automatic hibernation for all apps?

New versions of Android contain a feature called app hibernation that automatically deletes files and disables notifications if you don't open an app in long enough. I know you can turn it off on a ...
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Handcent Next SMS just flagged by Play Protect -- what's going on?

I've been using Handcent Next SMS app for many years. A few moments ago, the Playstore's Play Protect just disabled the app on my phone saying the following: This app is fake. It tries to take over ...
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System storage analyzer implies 15GB of unknown or reserved storage [duplicate]

As you can see in the picture, the storage analyzer of my phone says that around 15GB of my storage are used up by user data and apps, while simultaneously saying that out of my 32GB, only 500MB are ...
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What's the best approach in Android for disabling all peripheral ports for certain applications?

My company has their own Android tablets created by an OEM partner and we are using custom ROM based on Android 11. The stakeholders have a strange requirement now. They want to allow only our ...
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Android SIM based calls using Windows PC microphone & speakers

My cellphone microphone/speaker is horrible. My PC is great for apps such as zoom & skype. I use my cellphone as a internet hotspot access for the PC. I need to participate in various phone ...
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Allowlist permission on android

I was reading about the read external storage permission on https://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission#READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE. It says: This is a soft restricted permission ...
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My mouse’s right click act as back button in my Android TV browser. How do I disable it?

A USB mouse plugged into my Android Tv, and when I browse my website and right click on my mouse by default it work as a back button and website goes to previous page. I want to remove this ...
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"This app isn't compatible with your device anymore." "Device is not certified"

TL;DR see this Google support post to complain and upvote: https://support.google.com/android/thread/158332061?hl=en I have a OnePlus 7 Pro that is an excellent top end affordable phone. It's been ...
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No "settings" option in pay.google.com to change the country?

I want to change my region in the playstore as per this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsdHHqdhivk&t=77s&ab_channel=itsTHOR the problem is, when I go to pay.google.com with my account, ...
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How to create Widget-shortcuts to send email with Outlook App for Android

On Android it's possible to create "Widgets" to directly send an email to a contact person, which you create by holding your finger down on the Outlook App-icon to get the quick action menu ...
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Seeking Solution To Always Keep Alive App Despite Crashes/Phone Restarts

I have an app that I would like to be constantly running in the background. This is not my app, but a third-party app. Sometimes I notice this app is not running. It may have silently crashed, or the ...
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Access my application files of an old App

I have this old-ish Android app running on my Pixel4 w/Android12 phone, the app was last updated on 2018 and it clearly uses old API or whatever and the built-in backup functions are obsolete. It ...
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Decompile Weight Loss App

Where can the gifs in these applications be stored? Play Store I decompiled the APK but found no results I looked in the data folder with the help of a rooted device but couldn't find anything. I ...
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Start script to run app

I have a device connected to a TV, I need that when I start the device it automatically opens the player and plays a video. I thought that I could do the same as linux, writing a bash script, it would ...
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Do android apps look at your pictures if not needed?

Maybe I'm a bit paranoia, but I'm wondering if apps who don't work with your documents or files (games for examples) look at your pictures/files for advertising purposes. They will exist, but I'm I ...
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is there a way to locate my grandmother when she's lost using her mobile phone number

My grandmother went on a vacation in another country and she keeps getting lost. she only know how to call me and tell me that she is lost again and again. how can locate her mobile number and guide ...
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Schedule Power On/Off (not the restart) [closed]

Is there any 3ed party application to SCHEDULE POWER ON /OFF that is compatible with any of the Samsung mobile phones or other Android phones which doesn't have this function build in? AUTOMATEIT PRO ...
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Trying to mimic data usage through certain apps

my current data plan has unlimited usage for only certain apps; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram. Any other form of data usage isn't unlimited taking ...
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Android hidden account

Is there any way to create hidden account in Android as it described in Cory Doctorow book "Little Brother"? When I enter pin code like 1234 this will open first account. When I enter 5678 ...
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Always Shows 'App not installed' for only one app

Whenever I try to download Spotify app from apk,after installing process it says 'App not installed'.But when I try to install from play store the app directly installs without even downloading.In the ...
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Android phone can send SMS messages but not receive

Trying to secure many of my accounts with 2FA I resorted to the SMS functionality of my phone VFD 600 phone running Android 6.0.1. I know this may not be ideal, but it is what I have. Now, none of the ...
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Lg k08 Hansfree Problem in clubhouse ( robotic and noisy mic)

I have one LG k08 android cell phone, which by cleaning it's handsfree socket with alcohol, fixed its problem in calling by hands free on wharsapp or direct calling. But my cell phone still has ...
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What is this weird app on the homescreen of ColorOS 11? Is this a malware?

My device is an Oppo F11 Pro that I bought in 2019 and it has ColorOS 11.1 / Android 11. Recently, this weird app popped out on my phone. I tried to remove it, but when I tap on it, it says that it ...
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Send Physical keystrokes to the keyboard on emulator or real device

I need a way to press a key on an Android Keyboard ( irrespective of its language). For example, if the keyboard is in English and I press the "q" key it should type "q" but when ...
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How to export shared whatsapp *contact card* as VCF or CSV

My friend shared a list of contacts with me on whatsapp. I don't want to save them one by one. Anyone, please suggest how to export them in CSV or VCF.
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Restoring Google One apps backup to a different but non-new phone

Typically, on a new Android install, you'll have a "welcome" process that allows you to elect to restore a backup from your Google account (if one exists). Is there some way to install the ...
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How can I change the time and date for an app without changing my phone settings?

I want to change the time and date for an app without changing my phone settings. How can I do that?
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