Questions tagged [applications]

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Android - Reset default application of an app

Sometimes if you open a new app, it asks you in which program you want to open it, e.g. a pdf reader. You can also make this decision permanent, so it does not ask anytime again. Is there a way to ...
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Android integration with Mac OS X

Is there a way to connect Android phone with OS X Yosemite, just like (or similar) iOS does? Apple - OS X Yosemite - Mac + iOS Continuity. I'm aware of AirDroid | Delight Your Multi-Screen Life, but ...
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How to bypass system /signature level for a modified system apk?

I made a modification on a system app but it should be signed with the same certificate as the Firmware to work properly, is there any workaround to bypass this ?
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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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How can i get rid of blue screen on android phone

I just bought Android based Cubot King Kong 3 phone a couple weeks back. I am noticing that after dialing a number, i get the blue screen for about a second and then it switches to the call screen ...
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How to sync my iCloud email acct using the stock email app?

I am using cyanogenmod11 on both my phone and tablet which comes with AOSP email app. I've also tried the latest stock email app that Google released recently on the playstore. No matter what I do, I ...
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How to modify environment variables like PATH at startup?

I'm trying to add /data/bin to variable PATH at startup in order to have it available for any other app. In Ubuntu I use the file /etc/environment, I cannot find anything similar in Android. I ...
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What is the difference between application cache and data?

Every app has data and cache. In Android, what is the difference between the two?
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“Couldn't move app”

First of all, this seems to be a DIFFERENT problem than the one which is often discussed. Don't flame me. I've searched for 2-3 hours for a solution on this forum and several of the other major ...
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Unwanted Apps (Maybe malware) downloaded and installed on Android device

Off late, I have been observing some unwanted apps getting downloaded and installed on my Android device without my knowledge. Upon noticing I uninstalled those apps. However, the next time I switch ...
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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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How does Package Disabler app work? [duplicate]

There are two apps that can disable system apps (bloatware) from Samsung and LG devices. Those do not need root or any special permission. Can anyone explain how this works?
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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Chinese in the quick settings Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (SystemUI.apk)

I translated the firmware Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (RU & UA) for Meizu Note 9 and Meizu 8X, but I can’t kill the Chinese in the quick settings: The fact is that China’s events are taking place there -...
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Where do Android apps save their working state?

Where do apps store their working state? Occasionally an app will crash, or I'll get the Android message that X app has stopped responding ("Do you wish to close?"). In either of those cases, after ...
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Run a particular app on boot

I have a phone running Android 4.0 and I wish to know if it is possible to turn this phone into a dedicated calculator? When I say dedicated I mean - once the phone is turned on, it boots directly to ...
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What happens if I ignore the warning: “If you deny this permission, basic features of your device may no longer function as intended”?

If I go into the permissions settings for the Google app and change the Location permission from "Allow all the time" to "Allow only while using the app" or "Deny," I am presented with a warning: "If ...
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android apps wont connect over school wifi

I have several apps that won't connect even though I connected to WiFi google chrome and browser work find it other apps that say can't connect to server or needs internet connection. When I'm at home ...
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My Gmail account has many emails. If I add another Gmail account to my phone, can I make the new Gmail primary and still use my apps

I have an (old) Android phone (HTC Incredible ADR6300) which I have configured with 1 Gmail account. I have downloaded a bunch of apps from Google Play. Most of the apps are Free, but I have a few ...
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Why do I keep getting “not enough storage space”

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
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Is my Android device vulnerable to CVE-2019-2234 and How can I mitigate this before a firmware upgrade?

Background Info: CVE-2019-2234 is a serious vulnerability or (maybe an APT) which allow other apps to record videos, take pictures, and extract EXIF data without having permissions. Edit: This ...
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App to wake up WiFi periodically while on sleep

WiFi drastically drains the battery. There is a setting to disable WiFi while the phone is on sleep. However, it's all or nothing: either you are connected all the time (and kiss good-bye to the ...
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Putting in an SD card made my zedge ringtones unusable and I can't access the pet shop app etc.,

I don't have an android, but my girlfriend said she needed an SD card so I got her one. She put it in her phone, it just said 'setting up SD card' and she didn't have to do anything else. It made her ...
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Stop WPS Office from recovering deleted files

Occasionally, I'd see a message that says WPS Office has recovered a deleted file or something like that. I suspect often times, WPS just does it without even letting me know it has recovered files. I ...
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Critical processes in android which are speed sensitive?

I am trying to increase the battery life of my phone by changing the power governors. One of the governor: "powersave" sets the CPU frequency to its lowest possible value. I am concerned whether there ...
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Compiling Java files on Java N-IDE application

How can I compile 2 files using Java N-IDE? It states that the file should be compiled using java and javac, but there's no option for that.
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Why some apps can't access internet using wi-fi?

I've been trying to update several antiviruses, they can't find server. Duck Duck Go app can't access internet too. Google Play and Chrome works fine. I'm using wi-fi shared by my laptop, in ...
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Making Calls with Google Voice on Nexus 5

I'm wondering how(if possible) I can use the Google voice technology on my Nexus 5. I have it downloaded it on my laptop and it works great, but I'm unable to download it on my nexus 5 (the app is ...
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Can disabled application influence / modify system and UI

This is somewhat a follow up to my 1,5 year old question (still not answered). I already know that applications displayed as disabled may still be running in background in certain scenarios (mostly, ...
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Blocked Android Multimedia system

I bought Android Multimedia system for my car: Model: MGCOL1 Ver: 4.4.2 Ver: MPSS.TR.1.0-01780-M8626AAAAANAZM Core Ver: 3.4.0 - fengxunyi@fly-server-24core #1 Build: msm8226-userdebug 4.4.2 KVT49L eng....
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Install apps on Android Phone automatically when installed in BlueStacks

I am developing an Android application, and I have to constantly mail the apk to myself to download to phone. I also use Bluestacks app player for testing. But also verify app in my own phone. Is ...
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Disappearing Apps on Galaxy s3

During the download of an app, or after the app has finished downloading, it will automatically disappear. It will be recorded in the Play Store as being "Installed" but it is nowhere to be found on ...
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How to root lenovo A526 mobile

I tried to root lenovo A526 mobile using "Kingo" and "root genius". But they are unable to root this device.Thanks for helping hands.
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When notification access is not available on certain phone, is it possible to run 3rd-party/background apps?

I have installed (...) (device monitoring app) to a phone. During installation I get an error on the target phone saying Notification access - this feature is not available on this device Since ...
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How do I open an offline website on Android?

I have a directory with some .html files, some .jpgs, an index.html file, and some other stuff. If I drag the index.html into chrome (or other browsers) on my desktop PC this static/offline website ...
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Is 'Boost' a feature or a virus?

The app 'File Manager' now has a new look, a look that has more of a virus feel and lees of an 'android' feel. Force stopping file manager gets rid of the addition to the notification bar thingy and ...
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Does rooting an Android phone allows to update signed apps with a malicious app?

I am new to android internal things. If i root my phone or it has been rooted by a malicious app with a click of mine without my knowledge will it be able to modify signed apps like google pay (I know ...
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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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How disk space is used on Android device?

I have critical low storage level and can't understand what takes much of it and how that's possible that the installed applications can use 7 GB? I only use a few social media clients without any ...
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Google app displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

When I use widget for voice search and say 'weather' I get the results, but it is shown in Fahrenheit, even though,in settings it is chosen to show in Celsius. Any solution?
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What private data can apps access without any specified permissions?

Let's say an app doesn't require any permissions at all. What could that app access that could be a potential privacy risk? Other app usage? List of installed apps? Check is my screen unlocked? Google ...
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App Passwords Sync between devices

On an Android device, if we sign up on any app, the password gets automatically stored on the Google Account. With this, we can use Google Chrome to access the saved password on Desktop too. Can we do ...
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How to exit KDE connect

As simple as the title states - How to exit/kill the KDE connect app when I don't use it. Even if I kill the app from task manager (not sure if it is the correct term) I still see the notification in ...
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Google Play Store No connection

Why when I enter Google Play Store using my LG-P875 phone, it shows only "No Connection Retry"? A few days ago I was deleting some apps and other stuffs to save up my storage space, and I wonder if I ...
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Downgrade an app in Nougat

Well, simple. I want to downgrade an app that has been accidentally updated. I've already read this question but it didn't provide me with a straight instruction. I have the APK I want to downgrade to ...
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Changing WhatsApp contacts picture

I have a picture linked to my friends number, saved in my phones contacts. This picture originally defaulted onto his Whatsapp account (which are linked), because he doesn't have a Whatsapp photo set. ...
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Arc Welder app: Launch App, Test, and Download Zip buttons missing

My Arc Welder app has been broken for some time now I can't find any other questions on how to fix this so I thought I would ask myself. my arc welder is missing the "Launch App", "Download Zip", and "...
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Extracting the videos from the Video play subscription application in android

I have subscribed to a movie susbcription application, i paid for its subscription fee and i can download the videos and watch later on offline mode. The videos are saved in data of the apk (verified ...
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Newland MT-90 bootloader stuck at fastboot mode screen

When I entering bootloader mode the screen just stucked at fastboot mode only. Dont know now to skip or process just can force shut down.