Questions tagged [applications]

For questions about Android apps in general. (If possible, use a specific application's tag instead.) Note that Development is off-topic here.

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Resigning app and shared user ID

I have a very old version of Tasker I use to create apps for an e-ink reader running Android 2.1 (Eclair). After a recent (security) update to the OS, I found I could not install Tasker unless I ...
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Update an app if an update is available but Play Store doesn't show update option.

I installed the earlier version of the Respawnables and now, I want to update the app. But there is no "Update" option available on the app's page in Play Store. How do I update the app?
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How can I uninstall an app I downloaded, that won't let me uninstall it?

I downloaded this app called 'Photo Editor' (pink logo with letters 'fx' on it) on my HTC Desire 510, I went to uninstall it, but it won't let me do this. Other apps still let me download it. I have ...
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How can I tell if an app can be a “link” target?

I have a couple of Bible apps on my phone. Sometimes, other apps link to a Bible verse, but they usually either embed a Bible viewer in the app or only work with a particular app. I would like to be ...
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how to unlock android device manager

I forgot my Xiomi Redmi note 3 phone pattern lock so I locked it with android device manager but my mobile still shows the same after it. It doesn't show any box to type the new password to unlock it ....
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Is it possible to boot a Android smartphone without battery with charging wire on?

Problem The title of this post seems a funny challenge. But frankly, there are a lot of worthy points involved in this question. If a Android phone support rapid charging. If its battery is removed, ...
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Which camera apps allows to change the default photo name? [closed]

I need this feature 'cause I will take a lot of pictures and later I'll need to know which picture belong to each item. i.e. 100 pictures Name: ITEM_001.jpg - ITEM_100.jpg Thanks in advance
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How I can configure device policy controller? So, I can set which user can access and which can't?

We have multiple android devices user for testing purposes, so we need to set some kind of policy so no one can mess with settings or update android version and so on.
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Whether a new user of my old number can see my old WhatsApp messages?

I was using WhatsApp with my mobile number since last 1 year. Suddenly the number got deactivated due to no call/messages for long days. However, I got to know that the same number has been allotted ...
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Why does every app ask permission to manage my phone calls? [closed]

Why does every app ask permission to manage my phone calls? This is the satirical meme on these app's permission.
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Is it possible to access speech-to-text audio clips for debugging?

Is there a way to access the audio clip that gets used for Google's speech-to-text transcribing? I've been getting increasingly inaccurate output using Google's speech-to-text output. After ...
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How to launch a pdf from a terminal?

I gain precious time by launching pdf from the terminal in Linux evince ~/mypdf.pdf What is the exact command that allows me to do that on android? This post gives the following template: am start ...
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I want to use my bluetooth headset (Sennheiser MB660 UC MS) with an app that doesn't support bluetooth

I work as a freelance consultant using a platform that aggregates my clients who buy hours from me in blocks. Billing is done per minute when a client makes a voice/video call. Voice clarity and noise ...
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Android Studio - App Usage Time of Another Phone [closed]

I am just new in Android Programming and I am trying to learn how to see other's phone Applicat
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How to open external link in default browser if those links not belonging to me? [closed]

Hey guys I am new in android and I don't know how to code so please help me. Actually I am working on webVeiw app project. Firstly I wanted to open all links of my site in webView app. For that I ...
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Does anyone know how to remove MTKLOGGER from an Android phone?

I've got a Sony e4g which runs Android 4.4.4. MTKLOGGER doesn't appear in the apps screen, but it's in the list of apps in the settings app. I can't figure out how to get rid of it. I can't find it ...
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Is it possible to search for an open tab in Chrome?

Is there a way to search for a currently open tab in Chrome (or Chrome Canary)? And then to be taken to that tab's focus rather than merely load its URL in the current tab you're on. Due to the way ...
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Is it possible to open new tabs/links next to current tab in Chrome?

In Chrome (or Chrome Canary), I'd like to be able to open new links/tabs next to the current tab I'm on. If this was on a PC, the equivalent would be tabs/links opened at the top of the tab tree/stack....
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Whatsapp crashes

I have updated my Whatsapp to the latest version (2.18.46) but it crashes as soon as I open it. I don't get any."Whatsapp has stopped working" message. Here's what happens: 1) I click the icon. 2) ...
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System notification service error

Getting this error from system notification service. With two options, Keep it anyway (unsafe) or disable. I'm getting this notification in every 2 minutes. No matter if I select disable, or keep it ...
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How to build smartmesh android app [closed]

I want to build an android app called smartmesh in android studio on windows. I have no idea how to do it.
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How to watch videos with Hebrew subtitles?

I've bought an adapter for watching movies and tv shows from my smartphone (galaxy s3) to the big screen tv. For some reason, all of the video player apps I've tried so far have problems with ...
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How to roll-back speech-to-text “upgraded?”

Recently ran some updates on my phone. But now, speech to text is wonky. It's worse than it was, any slight pause and it auto-inserts a "." by itself, can't turn that off. It misunderstands more ...
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Is there an android app to share selected contact lists (Groups) with another android user? [closed]

I have a small business with two team members (myself and another colleague). I am looking for an app (preferably free) where I can share selected contact lists (or Contact Groups) in real time with ...
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How to export data usage stats?

I am able to see the stats generated by Android at Settings>Data Usage for cellular data and wifi both. Is there any way to export these stats? I don't think android has any option for the ...
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Authentication is Required Google Play Store

I have tried everything that was said in the answers below but it just won't work. I want to download an application but whenever I accept the permissions prompt, a notification appears: "...
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Can't save to disk after rooting device

I have rooted my Android 5.0.2 (Samsung Tab 8.4 Pro, TM700) the day before yesterday, and I noticed yesterday that my Chrome won't save files anymore, at all. I then installed Firefox, same behaviour. ...
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how can I re-link my apps to play store?

after installing custom rom and downloading most of my apps from pc and installing them offline, my play store account is peculiar, some apps I uninstalled weeks ago but i can still see on play store ...
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How can I force the Market to reinstall an installed app?

I have an app, installed from the Market, which I just updated. The "updating" notification was present for several hours, so it appears to have gotten stuck somehow. I believe it now claims to be ...
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How to Know my Android Processor info using ADB?

I want to know the android QCT Chipsets Processor information like snapdragon version details usind ADB Commands. Can you please explain anyone?
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Cannot install some apps on Galaxy Note 10.1: parse error

I downloaded Awesome note Hd and Awesome note-jujuburi. But I can't install both of them on my Galaxy Note 10.1: my device showed "parse error". I activated Unknown sources, and cleared data/cache in ...
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Is there a way to see why an App is incompatible with your phone?

Currently trying to install Animal Crossing, and on the store page it blocks me. Incompatible with your device it says. I check, it needs at least android 4.3, I've got 6.0.1, so I should be good. ...
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How to reduce Apps memory After Updating

Whenever I update my apps it gets double the size. For example, the Facebook app has around 27-31 Mb of space on Android. But once I update this app it's showing 50Mb and above. Currently my phone's ...
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WhatsApp - unable to complete initialization

I'm using sony ericsson and Android 2.3. Even though I'm connected to the internet, I keep getting this error from WhatsApp. Sorry, WhatsApp was unable to complete initialization. Please check ...
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My LG phone was hacked and I can't add a new Google account

My LG phone's Google account was taken off of my phone and someone put their own on it. I did a factory reset, now it won't let me start with a new Google account. What do I do?
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Are these app permissions normal?

Can it be used to steal personal data or intercept/view online activity?
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How do I know if an app on my phone makes use of App Bundles?

App bundles (or I believe it is because of them) are screwing me over with regards to Titanium backup since restore simply does not work with those - they are stuck on "restoring". Currently, I only ...
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How to stop crashing of Dialer contacts messages apps in android lollipop 5.1.1

I have hard reset my mobile several times but still Dialer Contacts messages apps opens in background but its front end closes within 3 to 5 sec as it's crashing I have to reboot my phone but for 3-...
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Does using brightness dimmer (screen filter) really save battery?

We know that the lower the scree light/brightness, the lower the battery consumption. There are some applications which provide ability (without root) to lower the brightness beyond the (default) ...
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Unable to Install more Apps in Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax Unite 2, in which 1GB RAM, 1GB Phone Storage, 8 GB Internal SD Card. I have just installed few apps like whatsapp, facebook, skype and Microsoft Lync. After installed these apps, phone ...
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Sniffing USB traffic between an Android app and a connected device

Is there any way to sniff USB traffic between an Android app and a connected device, like a drone controller?
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I have BlueStacks 4 installed on Windows 10. C:\Users\Bgarr\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

I would like to move the entire program 1.99GB to SD card on my (F: Do I need to uninstall/reinstall or is there an easier way? Not having much luck with the AppMGR111 app. No need to transfer file ...
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Custom Voice Action

Can i make the google assistant of my android phone to perform custom actions? For example: Ok google. open barrier via "AppName"? I have tried the system actions, but neither one matches my need. So ...
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How to recover files form hide it pro app?

I had photos and videos hidden using Hide it pro app and I changed the memory location to External SD card. Three days back my SD card stopped working on my mobile but its working in pc. I recovered ...
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How do I disable the app switcher on Pixel 3?

I'd like to disable fast app switching on pixel 3. My device is not rooted and I use nova launched. I've looked through the settings and I've looked at the gestures folder and the nova launcher ...
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“Weather is running” notification

Running 8.1.0 on a Moto x4: I keep getting this notification: Weather is running Tap for more information or to stop the app. If I tap and Force Stop the Weather app, it comes back before ...
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Easy way to rename an app?

A non-technical friend has asked me to solve a problem for him. He has bought an Android phone (Galaxy S5) for his daughter, but he's very nervous about giving her such unfettered access to the ...
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LG G4 Camera and Call Have Stopped

So recently my LG G4 has started acting strange. A few days ago out of nowhere the camera stopped working no matter what the app i put on and how i tried starting the camera the message "Unfortunately,...
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How to access sensors and camera of android device from Shell

I have logged in to my android phone through SSH [installed SSH client in android and through putty from windows]. Now I can access all the directories like root, dev, etc, of the phone. Can someone ...
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SD card has 81% free space but says insufficient space for App2SD (native, Huawei Honor 4X)

I have downloaded OLX app and presently it is in internal memory. When I try to move this app to SD card it says "Insufficient space. Can't move to SD card". Please help. I am using Huawei Honor 4X ...

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