Questions tagged [applications]

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What can I do with my ZTE phone [closed]

What Apps or features or can I root it to make it better period ect
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Can an app tell if it's been downloaded through an unofficial store?

Let's say I download an app using Aurora Store and I start using it, can this app know what source it has been downloaded from? Can it tell if the download source was different from the Play Store?
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Having Google Assistant return app results instead of web results

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. It used to be that when I swiped up and keyed in an app name I would see the list of apps I wanted that matched that name on my phone, as I keyed the ...
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How to turn off/on Google activity permissions by individual apps

Does anyone know how to turn off/on Google activity tracking by individual apps? There's no option in the Google activity settings.
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How can I make an APK designed for a newer version of Android work on older android?

I have a tablet running Android 2.1, and I really want to have the S Memo app on it. However, all the APKs of S Memo from the web are for Android 4.0 and above. But, S Memo was originally designed for ...
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Android freezes on all apps - SD card

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has been troubling me for the last few days. During usage, the app froze and no new app could be opened again, reboots didn't help. While troubleshooting I noticed, only ...
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How to bypass country restriction on some apps like HelloTalk?

Some apps like HelloTalk and Tandem are restricted in Nigeria, and the restrictions of those apps even overpower VPN. I use Windscribe VPN with paid features I make sure the VPN has no leak because it'...
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Samsung Galaxy a03 bypass

I have tried to bypass my Samsung Galaxy A03, but found it hard to install the required downloaded apps in the phone when I was connected on the internet. This is because the file shortcut app ...
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Trigger the starting of an app remotely

I want to initiate the start of an app on (my own) phone. It is not rooted, because practically no android can be rooted today, but I can install anything to it or change any setting on it. I also ...
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How do I restore just one app's data with adb?

I used adb backup -f DailyBeanBackup.ab com.bluesignum.bluediary and it made a backup file and I want to try restoring it but when it asks for my password it says This will replace any data currently ...
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Package Installer crashes when installing certain apps (`java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not copy bitmap to parcel blob.`)

This issue started a few weeks ago on my Google Pixel 6 running Android 14, it only happens with certain apps but the issue is the same for all of them, the "Package Installer" crashes after ...
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How to install Open Gapps on Android Cuttlefish

I wanted to install Open Gapps (google play services) on cuttlefish virtual device (CVD). I tried using adb but flash archive is not present in the AVD image. Any idea how to install Open Gapps on CVD?...
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Media Server draining my phone battery?

I noticed from yesterday that my phone is using 1% every 2 minutes. From battery I can see Media Server with almost 70% consumption The app can't be closed What should I do please ? *No I don't have ...
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Hisense Touch cannot open file picker/login menus (black screens and crashes)

I have a Hisense Touch with Android 11 and Touch OS 1, it has Google Play Services from a seller on Aliexpress. I cannot open the file picker in installed applications even though all permissions are ...
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coding c++ app of coding error on write files and manage

I'm using a app called coding C++ but when I tried to find something about is more, it's like a desert. What I'm trying to do is to write a simple file in C++ using the app. But it has worked in ...
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Set up an Android device to only access Google Docs

I would like to create a dedicated word processing device that can only access Google Docs (and possibly Google Drive) and nothing more. The idea is to configure it to be completely free of any other ...
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Use OsmAnd for navigation in AutoMate Car Dashboard app

I'm using AutoMate - Car Dashboard? This app is similar to Android Auto, the feature I'm looking for is the ability to use OsmAnd's navigation instead of Google's (Android Auto, from Google tied ...
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How can I access "visual voicemail" without closed-source apps on GrapheneOS?

Is there an open-source dialer or other application that allows access to PIN-protected voicemail messages? I don't want to have to call my voicemail. I am running GrapheneOS.
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Microsoft Math Solver: How to type "mod"?

In the "type" mode, is there a "mod" operator on the keyboard? I cannot find it. The default Android calculator lacks it PC calculators usually have "mod".
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What modules have in the lspatch or what can be added?

These LSPatch modules I know that can added SnapEnhance TwiFucker Are there others modules?
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'sideways' Android app crashing on rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android 6.0.1

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 on Android 6.0.1 and am trying to open the sideways app (package name: com.bolito2.rallygo). When opening the app, the message "Unfortunately, sideways has ...
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Configure ZArchiver app to continue operation on error & write log file

I use Samsung Galaxy S10+ on Android 12. In the phone, a 256 GB SD card is plugged in. A USB hub is connected to the USB-C OTG of the phone. In a USB-A, the USB stick is plugged in. For the target, I ...
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How to format an external hard drive on Android?

How can I format or wipe an external hard drive with no partition on it without third party apps? I tried the MixApplications app but it's paid, in fact all apps that I tried to wipe this HDD are paid....
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How to let Emacs display with which command line arguments it was invoked?

I am using Samsung Galaxy S10+ on Android 12. I'm using the Emacs app from F-Droid. However, the top-left corner of my phone is covered, and the top line is too small to hit the icons, even with the ...
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How to remove pattern lock In Samsung Phone without data loss?

I have a Samsung Galaxy M12 which I forgot the Pattern lock of it and This has some very important data in it. So, Now I have been running around Internet for the probable solution but nothing worked ...
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How do I reset my Android Samsung phone back to factory settings?

How do I reset my Android Samsung phone back to factory settings? I do not know how or why or what one of my multiple messaging apps has the bug but I am not able to receive a text message from ...
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Determining what apps are being used to spy over my screen

I would like to know whether there is a way to determine whether someone is looking at my phone screen while I use my phone. I ask because I once had a pop-up window and granted access, but I don't ...
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Making certain apps inaccessible

I want to make inaccessible apps, except of phone and whatsApp. I tried 'ultra battery saving mode', but it is easily revertable.
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Can I Manage Data Distribution Among Devices Connected to my Android Hotspot?

I rely on my Android tablet's mobile data as a hotspot for both my work devices and other household members' devices. I'm looking for an app, method, or setting that allows me to control and manage ...
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Automatic call recorder restore files

When updating the app all files (saved) disappeared from the app. Is there a way to restore them on the app. I wanted to export them as backup but it seem impossible. My phone is not rooted so I can't ...
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Realme 11 pro fix application list anomaly

Basically I find an app list anomaly, and don't know how to fix it, nor if it's the symptom of a compromise, or just an anomaly; here are the details: A few month ago I bought a brand new phone (a ...
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Create a complete backup of the Whatsapp "Media" folder by deleteing all the .nomedia files in all the subfolders

WhatsApp stores all sent and received images, documents, and videos in the following file structure: Internal memory >> Android >> Media >> com.whatsapp >> Whatsapp >> ...
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Can an app install be triggered solely via a script, without GUI interaction?

This current question is indirectly related to the following other question here: Checking via a script whether a given app is prohibited from installation on a given device? I'm running stock rooted ...
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Checking via a script whether a given app is prohibited from installation on a given device?

(NOTE: the text of this question has been updated to make it much clearer than before as to what I'm actually looking for). I'm running stock Android 11 on one device and stock Android 13 on another ...
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How to get rid this purple icon?

The phone is a samsung 21. When I click on the purple icon or just randomly on its own, this screen pops up. It does not matter how many times I drag the icon to the X to remove it, it comes right ...
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How to quickly factory reset an Android phone

Let us assume I am working/living in a potentially hostile environment and want to minimize the risk that somebody can access the data stored on my Android phone. The recommended way is to force-lock ...
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How to see the developer of an app?

I have a Galaxy S21+ running Android 14. In the App Info, I don't see a way to tell which apps were made by which company. I'm especially interested in the pre-installed apps. Is there a way to do ...
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Notifications randomly stop being shown from Telegram

I recently bought an Android 13 phone (Ulefone Armor 24 if that matters), and I stumbled upon a problem that oftentimes I stop getting notifications from Telegram about new messages. Judging by my ...
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How to prevent mobile Android app from tracking when you uninstall and reinstall apps?

I would like to create 2 accounts for the same Android app. First one account, them remove the app, install it again and make new account. However I need to make sure that the app cannot recognize ...
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Deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune from alternative sources

Has anyone experience or knowledge of whether it is possible to deploy Android apps via Microsoft Intune when the source of apps is e.g. the F-Droid app store? I am considering setting up fully ...
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How do I access information about my samsungs app activities from months back

How do I access information about my samsungs app activities from months back. What apps I used and for how long? I need this information for school.I know about the 7 day interval. I want to find ...
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Install phone version of app on tablet instead of tablet version?

Is there any way to force an app to install its phone version rather than the tablet version on a device? The particular app I have in mind is Microsoft Edge, whose tablet version is missing several ...
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Ghost Singapore Safe app will not delete

I purchased a Samsung phone while in Singapore, it has the usual pre installed apps and the covid 19 SGsecure app. The app is greyed out and has no delete option when clicked on it says "app not ...
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How to exit and close FX Text Editor (the text editor of FX File Explorer) - end of question [duplicate]

Thanks for your answers - here my final report: 1. The "FX file explorer" is in one of the windows and cannot be removed. I intended to kill the process by its PID. To get the PID I used the ...
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I can't register my device in samsung account?

When I open my android device and open my user details in Samsung I can see registered devices. There is no option to add my device. When we buy a new phone we activate our new device with the sim ...
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How to exit and close FX Text Editor (the text editor of FX File Explorer)?

Though I have used FX File Explorer (by NextApp) occasionally for over 10 years, I just used the text editor of this app for the first time. This was to paste a URL into an empty file. ok, this was ...
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How do you add an app icon to the home screen (without long press)?

I used to be able to search for an app, long press it, then drag it to the home screen. Now, long press doesn't seem to exist anymore. Searching for that online says that you don't need long press ...
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Parental control: interrupting apps sent over the network to direct child to other app or external event

Phones can be used to interrupt children. The common scenario, is, that the child wants to use the phone to understand something or to do something, but the parent wants to interrupt the child to get ...
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Can you launch an application/activity of a different user with Tasker?

A follow up to this question or another related. I am currently testing something related to file syncing, and I need to start an application/activity of an application installed in the secondary ...
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What's this "S" notification meant for? [duplicate]

Attached screen shot of mobile notifications. Need to know what's S notification?
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