Questions tagged [applications]

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App drawer disappeared on One Plus One with Cyanogen OS

I accidentally removed my app drawer on the dock. I already tired different ways suggested on this site to get it back. But none of them worked. I am not sure if this is related to the OS version or ...
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How to dismiss non-removable notifications?

So I've got a new Android phone like a week ago. But still couldn't get used to it. Still, couldn't figure out some part that how is it workes. Now, this is about notifications I get by installed apps....
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How granular can the app developer set the permissions to avoid turning the user away at the “Permissions to Photos, Media and Other files”?

When a Notes app (like Google Keep, Wunderlist, Stickynotes) etc asks for permissions to "Photos, Media and Other Files" (PMOF) on your device, the user can get a bit uncertain. So essentially, can ...
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Stop notifications from chrome spam

My new Android device is full of spams. I get chrome notifications continuously from a website I did not even visit once. looks like a gossip site. Are there any methods to stop these annoying ...
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How do I remove a shared calendar from Mini Today

I have other shared calendars in Office 365 and they don't show up in Mini today, all except one! How do I remove the shared calendar form Mini Today app but keep it in Office 365?
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How do I get a new IP for my smartphone oukitel c13 pro

I'm using Oukitel C13 Pro, Cpu is quad-core and 2gb RAM with 16gb ROM. I'm trying to install plotagon on my device but it's not working, and I've also updated the plotagon still it's not working. what ...
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Play Store not installed error

I had the Play Store App on my Android running Jellybean. The icon still shows on my main screen, but I can't find it in my apps folder. When I tap the icon I get an App not installed error message. ...
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How to permanently disable apps?

I have an older Google Nexus 4 (by LG), running 5.1.1 Lollipop (latest supported version). I want this to be my daughters first smartphone, and want to lock it down as much as possible. So besides my ...
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After changing Android ID app still detect I am installing it again [duplicate]

I have changed almost everything from Android ID, Mac address, but still this app can detect I am installing it again and pops up " Trial expired. what could be the reason for this. I installed ...
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What is the meaning of “need access to: ” in when we want to install an application?

Whenever we want to install an application from Google Play, the application will ask permission to access to some things. The number of permissions are different from one to another application. ...
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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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Yet another play store df-dferh-01 issue, Pixel 3a

Pixel 3a here. After a fresh install of the latest factory image, I was unable to download apps from play store. Searching or browsing apps in the store are without any problem, but once I tapped ...
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Is Spyboy Android App Safe?

I am interested as a security enthusiasts, to know if anyone has any experience with the app SpyBoy? Does anyone know anything about the legitimacy of the downloads available within the app? What ...
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How to install python in android rooted device?

I am trying to install python in my android device but it fails. For references i have used scripting language for android and python for android apks from the below link: https://github.com/...
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Need to press power button three times to turn screen on using Screen Off and Lock

I'm using the Screen Off and Lock 1.7.1 application on Android 4.1.1. The phone model is Huawei G510-0010. After I turned off the screen using that application, I have to press the power button ...
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how to get a list of latest apps released on playstore sorted with date?

I was wondering if there is any way to get a list of recently released apps, sorted according to date added from google playstore.
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“App Updates is running” warning happening very often

This week I upgraded to Android 7.0 and since then, everytime I turn on mobile data and enter/exit an app, this notification appears . App Updates is running Preparing to install apps... I ...
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Where are music files downloaded from the Google Play Store stored on an Android device?

I am wondering how music files, downloaded from the Google Play store, are stored on an Android device. In other forums on this site, I found that they are located in the /sdcard/Android/data/com....
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Where is Voice Recorder in Nokia 8?

I really want to know where is Voice Recorder in Nokia 8. If there isn't any Voice Recorder App in Nokia 8, is there an application on the play store which can work specifically for the Nokia 8 unique ...
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How to find which app is requesting any website or API and which android permissions they want?

I want to find that is there any app is available for finding that app is requesting for any website or the API for finding data? Along with that is there any way to find that how many android ...
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SAT / STK: which pard of the standard implements SIM Toolkit app?

I'm wondering which part of the standard for the SIM Application toolkit (is it GSM 11.14?) implements the app "SIM Toolkit" which is com.android.stk in my device. Does it only provide the user ...
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Where to place a binary file to make it executable from all apks on device?

I have a binary that I want to make executable by all Applications on my Android device, just like the commands in /system/bin (ls, etc.). What is the best way of doing this? Does it have to be in ...
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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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Nokia phone has pre-installed survey: how can I remove it?

I just bought a Nokia 6.1 phone. On the whole I like it, but today this popped up: The app is called "NPS" ("Net Promoter Score"?) version 9.0010.50. I found a discussion of it here, but the only way ...
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What is the system app “Bluetooth share” for?

I have a system app on my Android 7.0 android device. The app is called "Bluetooth share". What exactly is this app used for?
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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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Installing Firefox on Android 2.3.6 failed

I trid to install the Firefox browser on Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). After downloading, in installing progress, it failed with this message: Application not installed. I have enough memory. I ...
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MS Access database integration

Do you know about any app that i can use to read and write MS Access based databases on android? The reason i want to do this is because in my company i was asked to create the necessary ...
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On android, how can I unzip more than one zip files at once?

In PC you can choose more than one separate zip files and extract to "zipname" folder all by selecting at once, how can I do the same in Android. I've tried ES file explorer, Z Archiver etc but they ...
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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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How can i get apps on my phone from ONLY my other phone, and not my tablet?

I am going to get a replacement phone and i only want apps from my old phone to be downloaded to the new one, and not my tablets apps. i know there is "google play-my apps-all", but that includes my ...
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Where'd the Google camera app go?

I have a Motorola Moto Z but I can't find the official Camera app by Google. Can anyone provide me with the Play Store link?
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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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How come Android can support 2 apps in split screen but not in background?

I read another question on Ask Different about why apps have to reload when you switch to another app and back, and I think it's the same for Android. But why does this not happen in split screen? ...
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“App not installed” when trying to install APK

I'm trying to install an apk file on my device, and I'm able to press the Install button, but after a few seconds, I keep receiving this error: App not installed. What is the root cause of this ...
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Open an app on startup/after booting

I need to force a selected application to start up each time my Android-based device is (re)started. Is there anything I can use (configuration setting, external application etc.) to accomplish 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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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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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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Reinstall on Proscan PLT7650G Tablet?

My son has a Proscan PLT7650G tablet that will not get past the ProScan startup logo. I have tried a factory reset and its still a no go. Before I throw in the towel I want to try an OS reinstall ...
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Problems with changing from Google keyboard

I'm an android 9 on a Mi A2 lite, and I want to access the WhatsApp keyboard on that app instead of the Google keyboard so that I can use, on WhatsApp, stickers and other media. But when I follow 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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Guided access for android

Guided access is an excellent set of features for the iPhone that allows one to restrict or block inputs to the device. How can I replicated this behavior with my Android phone? The features the I ...
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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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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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Is there a way to get Google Calendar reminders to act like Alarms?

I miss many calendar reminders because they're just too subtle. I might put my phone down and walk out of the room for 5 minutes, missing the reminder, then come back and not touch my phone again for ...
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How can I block outgoing International calls?

When I travel overseas, calling any country but my home country incurs huge charges. What app will block all outgoing calls that are not to my home country? (This question is related, but is so old ...
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Injection program in Android phone from the download Mode ؟؟؟

Is it possible to inject a normal (apk) program for example ( whatsapp , viber ,....) from the Download Mode to Android phones without opening the phone lock or know the password?
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How to delete an app without deleting app data?

I'm on an Android and my device is a Huawei. I got this device a few months ago and I don't want to root my device because I don't trust myself. Is there a way to delete an app without deleting app ...
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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 ...