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Questions tagged [applications]

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Create, edit, and sync-with-PC txt file on Android

There are many apps that allow us to take notes on android. But just like this thread (Is it possible to create a plain text file in android?), I want to create and edit plain txt file on android. ...
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How to let apps think phone as a tablet?

I have a Phone which has snapdragon 845 chipset on it. I've never noticed any lagging issues on this device which is far better than most decent TABs. But because of mobile, i saw some features on ...
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Looking up words easily in the dictionary

Would it be possible for an entry to be installed on the menu that shows up when I highlight a word, so that I can look up the word on a dictionary, for example from an installed app such as Merriam-...
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How to disable screen lock during Android development?

I am developing Android app with my daily phone, I want to turn off screen lock only during development. I can do this manually, but that is too troublesome and sometimes I forget to enable it back ...
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Android apps for “armeabi-v7a” and “x86” architecture: SoC vs. Processor vs. ABI

While downloading Android apps, sometimes I have seen apps for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. I read some references for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. However, at the end, I couldn't finalize ...
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Any way to scroll browser or page w/ volume buttons? [duplicate]

I"m using Oreo on a Nexus 6p, and read online a lot. Is there any way without rooting that a web browser can scroll or page with the volume buttons?
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“in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED” is popping in my android phone

Recently in my android smartphone, while toggling GPS the notification popping up "in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED". Why this is happening recently & not before and how to disable it?
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Application update localy via wifi

Is there a way through which I can connect two devices (via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth ) and check applications' updates from each other? I used to use SHAREit for this purpose but after update, it does not ...
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Galaxy S tablet won't add app shortcuts to home screen

I have just bought my first tablet, Samsung Galaxy S. Two days after it stopped adding downloaded apps shortcuts to home screen. Apps still work, they are accessible through some digging inside tab, ...
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How can I unlock my s6 Edge Lock Screen w/o having to factory reset it?

Given how sensitive the fingerprint sensor on this phone, the 5 tries were used and the phone was asking for the backup password after. The problem is that i cant even remember the PW. I can unlock it ...
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Can we diagnose and stop spying and tracking activities of android apps?

Recently I read a link https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/android-apps-caught-tracking-users-even-after-they-say-stop/68010363 Almost all android apps require permissions. Can we ...
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Textnow storage

My husband has the textnow app downloaded on his phone. Under storage the app is listed as running on SD. That's the only downloaded app listed. All the others are under internal storage. He said he ...
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Click event on an imageView [on hold]

I want to describe an image (image View) by clicking different part of that image using pop-up window. When I click different part of an image a new pop-up window opens. How can I achieve this.
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Real life application of data structures [on hold]

Where we use linked list in real life? And which data structure is used to save the contracts in phone?
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How to create a 'preview-LED screen/activity' using android studio? [closed]

I am working on an android-application which aims to portray names, graphics, and simple-animations on remote LED screen(s)/display(s) which are connected via Bluetooth to the Android app. For that, I ...
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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 to minimize apps/games without restart?

Recently i playing a games called Clash of kings. But when i minimize this game and opean again. This game is automatically restart. So, Is there any way to minimize this game and open again without ...
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Is there a root app that can set arbitrary permissions for other apps? [closed]

In an answer to a related question I recount the rather complicated set of hoops I jump through after every app update to provide SD card write access to Termux. Is there an easier way to set ...
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Searching for app recording stop timing of an audio file [closed]

I am searching for an app on android, that can record the timing of stop of an audio file, that means, I am listening to an audio, each time I press stop playing, it should record this timing, so I ...
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Can I find which app is making certain DNS requests?

So I've been using pihole and my Android 7 phone is making some unexpected requests to DNS for a particular domain. Is there an app or technique I can use to find which app is initiating those request....
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Rom Toolbox Pro Crashing awkwardly!

Rom Toolbox Pro Crashes! I'm using rooted 4.1.2 Xperia P. I used this app to change my stock Font and Boot Animation. It ran so perfectly then. Then I deleted some of the boot animation downloaded by ...
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Linux on Dex - Can you install additional programs? R? Vim?

Linux on Dex is on an Arm processor, not Intel processor. Does this mean I can't install most normal programs? If you have Linux on Dex could you try and install these two programs, run them, and ...
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Next song is not highlighted in media player android studio [closed]

I created a media player in android studio using list view, almost everything is working fine like start, pause, FF, FB, Nxt, Prv My problem is when playing a song from the list it is highlighted, ...
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Removing ads on apps that don't have ad-free version (e.g. Angry Bird)

My disabled child likes this game very much. But he can't handle the advertisement. It is just too much for him. I would like to get Angry Birds ad-free. I would pay for it, but there's no ad-free ...
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Troubleshooting why apps are taking longer time to be installed

When I try to install an app using Play Store or through sideloading in my Panasonic Eluga Pulse X, it takes so much time to install it. If the app is pretty big like Messenger, it would take about 5 ...
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I have a Lenovo Yoga Book running Android 6.0.1 and Launcher3 keeps stopping

Launcher3 keeps stopping and everytime I aknowledge it, it stops again. It appears to be in a loop and I can't even get any application running, including Settings because everytime it pops up (...
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Access App data

I want to get my Netflix password out of my Android, because I forgot it. I tried the Google Chrome method but didn't work. If I want to access app data and cache, do I have to root my phone?
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Removal of installed app on my SD card

I installed some apps on my SD card in my previous phone, now I can't find them on my new phone. The other things are visible in the SD card on my new except the installed apps. Which app can you ...
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Change an app language without changing the system language nor rooting the phone

i have a phone the language of which is English. I also have a Mi Band 3 on which I have installed Arabic package to be able to see my friends' messages in Persian (using the same characters as Arabic)...
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Is it possible to build an ad-hoc network on the application level, without a custom ROM? [closed]

I am currently trying to build an adhoc network using android phones. Is it possible to do so, without touching the kernel and OS level?
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To hear voice calls from Bluetooth Speaker

I am able to hear MP3 songs from my android phone using a Philips BT50 Bluetooth Speaker. However, when I make and receive calls from my android phone the output does not comes from the Bluetooth ...
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Removing images created by Linux Deploy

I have SM-G900F on Lineage Oreo. I installed Linux Deploy and left the path to ${EXTERNAL_STORAGE}/linux.img, and I removed the app for a second time. Now, I still have the linux.img in my memory, but ...
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Change critical settings with ADB without root

I am new to Android "internals". I am looking for a way to change some settings on my device, just by using ADB, with debug mode enabled, without having root on my phone (warranty issues taken ...
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Why does the Google Play Store sometimes not list an app update?

I've noticed that the Google Play Store sometimes does not list an update for an app. For example, I'm working on a stock, non-rooted, Android Nougat device on which Firefox Focus was installed ...
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Unable to open link with native app in Android

I have this problem on my Marshmallow device. My issue is with select apps on my device, particularly the Expedia app. I can get some native apps to work, including Shazam and Google apps (Youtube, ...
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Instagram Login Error - sorry there was a problem with your request instagram

Instagram Login Error - What is the reason for receiving this error message in the Instagram?
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How to use external OTG webcam for video calls/conference/talks?

I am sorry if this is a dumb question. I thought this was an easy task, but either I am searching in the wrong direction or this isn't easy at all. I want to make a video call (like Skype, Skype fo ...
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Problem displaying apostrophes (')

I'm currently experiencing a strange bug on my device: Whenever an apostrophe (') would be displayed, it shows an ampersand (&) instead, and the rest of the text that would be after the apostrophe ...
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How to use Google Account for Only Photos App on Android

I have used Google Photos App on iOS and the google account there allows me to disable access to the other google services where I don't see my other accounts in all Google Apps like Youtube, Gmail, ...
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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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can't uninstall a harmful app

Screenshot (click to enlarge) a pop notification is being shown about running a harmful app on my android phone Symphony H300 with an option disable. when I'm clicking disable, notification is ...
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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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What app uses overlapping circles as a notification icon?

This icon is in the notification bar(not the status bar). It's my grandma's phone and she cleared the notification just after taking the screen shot... I'm looking to find what app is represented by ...
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How to add whatsapp contacts in bulk?

I want to save 1000's whatsapp contacts which were not added in contact list in bulk which is the fastest way to do it?
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Can Android app run without being launched at least once?

As much as I know, most apps won't ever start, unless you launch them at least once (even if they have a background service). But what about those, that for example, have the Receive Intent Boot ...
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Is there a way to separate multiple-number contacts into multiple contacts each with a single number?

I have about 200 contacts in a phone book, most of them have 2 or more phone numbers saved under a single entry. What I want is to separate them in a way that, a single entry will only have one phone ...
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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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How to show fps counter in Android 8?

In Oreo, is there a native way (preferred) or a 3rd party app that can show current screen refresh rate (fps counter), in the form of an overlay, in all situation (system UI, apps and 2D/3D games)?
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Get common name of an app given its package name

I'm interested in a way to go from the package name (e.g. com.android.providers.telephony) to its common name (Phone). I'd like to know if there's ADB/shell command (from the phone), or any system/...