Questions tagged [applications]

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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 disable the Lollipop notification popups while in a game?

I know there are fixes for a rooted device with Android 5.0+ to stop the notification popups for like text messages and apps like facebook. These I've found tend to be perminant and not so easy to do ...
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Why do apps like WhatsApp, Facebook run background services in android even though their apps on iOS without backgroung services

What is the reason for apps like WhatsApp running background services in andrioid even though in iOS they work smoothly without any background service
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Is there difference between update and re-installation for android apps?

I keep auto updates in Google Play on to make sure apps on my phone are always up to date. A few days ago I rooted my phone, which resulted in a factory format. After I re-installed all the apps I had ...
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what does the intent filter verification service app from Google do?

While updating apps on Fdroid (not sure which one because is was bulk update, could be any from Activity Diary, Editor, Simple Calendar), the firewall (AFWall+, moto x 2nd gen rooted) caught an ...
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How to unlock phone using ADM application?

I'm using Asus Zenfone and I'm not able to unlock it. I've tried ADM but without success. Utility says that password wont be used when there is a lock pattern. How to use this application?
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App not available for your country

I'm currently in my home country. I purchased my android mobile from the same, i.e. Huawei Mate 10 Lite. I want to install an application (FOODPANDA) which is also available in my country but unable ...
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Uninstall the dangerous ImeMess app from my tablet

I have the ImeMess app warning keeping popping up even after I have done the unistall instructions. Where is it located? How do I permanently unistall it?
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What is a SIM Toolkit? Does it come with your phone? [duplicate]

I don't remember ever installing an app called 'SIM Toolkit'. Can someone be stalking my phone with a SIM Toolkit?
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Hacker keyboard emoji button

While in Discord on Android 5.0, Hacker Keyboard puts an emoji button instead of enter, putting enter to be accessed only by going to the special buttons(numbers and the sorts). I have to note that ...
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My google play store is not working.

it shows no internet connection whereas the mobile is connected to the internet. i tried to reboot the mobile yet the problem remains. my mobile is rooted . it was rooted before 1.5 years but the ...
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GALAXY S10 ANDROID automatically deleting emails using email app

What do I have to do to keep emails from being deleted ? Thanks in advance .
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What is SOAgent in Samsung Galaxy?

What is SOAgent in Samsung Galaxy, and why it can connect to internet by itself? How to Block SOAgent from Accessing the Internet ? (and also it can't be disabled, SOAgent is very suspicious app)
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How do certain apps show new notifications when internet access is restricted to them?

I have disabled WhatsApp's access to Internet by disabling both WLAN-usage and mobile network usage. I thought this should block WhatsApp from accessing the internet. But miraculously WhatsApp gives ...
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Can not receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the app

I have a Huawei P20 Lite with Android 9, EMUI 9.1.0 and WhatsApp 2.19.253, which is the latest version. As I wrote in the title, I can't receive WhatsApp messages, after many hours of researching I ...
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Weird symbols in some apps

In two or three of my phone apps, some buttons have really weird symbols. Examples: In a chess game app, the "+" symbol to start a game, is a V. Other buttons like the ones for resign (I forgot what ...
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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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Restore WhatsApp Data from Internal Storage on Moving for a New Phone

I have WhatsApp installed on my old Phone. WhatsApp is backup both to Google Drive and to the local storage. The Google Drive backup is for text chat and images only (The default). The local backup ...
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Stereo mix functionality in Android? [closed]

Is there any way/app for Android that mimics the functionality of stereo mix in Windows?
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How to recover viber messages after reinstalling Viber?

Hi guys i badly want to recover my messages, by mistake i delated viber from my phone, i didn't do a backup, is there a way to get the messages back ?
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Unable to download apps from google playstore via wifi

Is there any possibility to block app downloads from google play store via WiFi? I tried all the steps like Clear cache data from playstore app Delete google account and recreated it Factory reset ...
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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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How to save a PWA page to the home screen?

I use Home Assistant which when set up properly is a PWA (Progressive Web Application). I saved the web page opened in Chrome to my home screen and it was acting like an application. Then I deleted ...
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How to change the real name of an Outlook account?

I'm using a custom e-mail for my Microsoft account as primary alias, using my own domain. When using this custom alias the name of the account in the Outlook app suddenly become very strange. It ...
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Can I connect my smartphone, LG G2, to TV via USB

I have LG G2 and a TV which has a USB port. The TV can recognise when I put a flash drive into its USB port and it plays videos like a computer but I would like to ask : 1.Can I use my phone also as ...
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Folder “mtklog” on SDcard keeps getting full

I have a Jiayu G3S android phone. Its system is a rooted Android version 4.2.1. I've noticed that a folder called "mtklog" on my SDCARD was getting full with files (log files, I guess) until there ...
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How to install game resources without Wi-Fi?

I am trying to install Fifa 14 from my PC because I don't have Wi-Fi to download it. I recently got a new 16GB SD card, formatted it, created /Android/obb folder and put the cache files therein. I ...
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Apps don't work with IPv6 enabled in router

So I've been having this issue for a while now where apps work fine over mobile data won't work when mobile is connected to otherwise perfectly working WiFi. Some such apps are- Discord (keeps on ...
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Use video for camera emulator in Android Studio for debugging camera / image recognition based App

I need to debug some image recognition app and therefore need a specific camera input to see if the app is working. Is there a way to use a custom recorded video, for example using the Android ...
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Need to force update of Google Photos App

How do I force the Google Photos app (android) to UPDATE? It was in the middle of an update and got interrupted. Now it's a CPU hog - keeps prompting to update, but touching the "UPDATE" button just ...
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Is there a smart way to find an app with the features I want?

Is there a smarter way to find the app I want? Basically, I'm searching the app store for a note-taking app that will suit my needs, and the number of apps is large. So, my approach is to find the ...
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How do applications like Lucky Day and Mistplay work?

I often see those ads that are basically free money. Like Lucky Day, that says you can get scratchers and have a chance to get gift cards for things like amazon or Mistplay, where playing select ...
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Apps coming as updated when recently installed

So, I recently downloaded myfitnesspal and when I did, it showed as updated and not installed. It said that the app was recently updated and not installed. So my question is, is this normal ...
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Failed updating and uninstalling app with ADB

I installed Better Battery Stats (BBS) v2 from XDA and quickly realized that the actual required version is 2.1. So I tried to uninstall BBS via ADB but that failed because BBS is a system app. Now ...
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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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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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How to avoid silent app installations

I have gone through this post Silent app installation wherein it clearly mentions it's highly impossible to self install the application without going through the whole installer proceedure.But when i ...
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How to connect Redmi 3S to PC

I need your help urgently. Just bought Redmi 3s last week, and still struggling to connect phone to computer. I did everything anyone told me. USB debugging is on in my phone. Install MI pcsuite in my ...
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How to cancel delay before taking picture on Open Camera app?

I am using Open Camera (latest version), and there is a delay of about ten seconds between pushing the button and the picture being taken. I also noticed that the flash is pulsing during those 10 ...
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My phone says I have 7 GB of apps but I only have 3 GB

I am using Samsung Galaxy S4 and I am running low on space. When I checked my apps list it says I have 7 GB of apps, but when I used Memory Map, it says I am actually using 3 GB of space. I've ...
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How does an app (e.g. Whatsapp) automatically detect when the phone receives a 2FA SMS verification code without being granted SMS read permissions? [duplicate]

When installing some apps (for example Whatsapp) the user is required to receive a verification code on the phone via SMS. I have noticed that some apps automatically verify this code as soon as the ...
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Get into recovery mode Xperia Ray

I want to install custom rom in my xperia ray. I have rooted my phone, Unlocked boot loader and also instaled clock work mod. I have downloaded the custom rom and gapps in my sd card. But i am not ...
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How to access GBoard clipboard manager without turning on 'Show suggestion strip'?

Is there anyway to access clipboard manager in google keyboard without enabling suggestion strip? It seems I can't find a shortcut or way to access it. I'm using the latest version from Playstore
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How can I block ads in Facebook videos

I have installed AdGuard Pro and have installed all the filters. Nearly every video I watch on Facebook (only when using my Android phone) becomes interrupted by a video ad. In contrast, my partner ...
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App folders about app that i have delated [duplicate]

how is it possible that in the file manager there are app folders about app that I have deleted for some time? And they also have a last modified date recorded after the app was canceled!
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How to fetch tracked data from *mi Fit* Android app?

I have a fitness tracker band from mi (Xaomi). It has an Android app associated with it on my phone called mi Fit. Now, I want to know how to fetch all or some of the tracked data i.e sleep quality, ...
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Is there an app that will drain my battery?

Are there any apps that will specifically help to drain a battery down quickly? The scenario I would want to have this is if I want to quickly drain the battery so I can charge it fully again. Some ...
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How can I launch a system app that doesn't appear in the app drawer?

Just for context, I have an unrooted OnePlus 6. There's a system app called "Zen Mode" (not in the play store) that gives you notifications when you use your phone for 2 hours. I tapped on the ...
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.chat_temp folder [duplicate]

What’s “.chat_temp” folder in my internal storage(LG file manager)? Which app created this folder? (I don’t have facebook, facebook messanger and Sbapchat). Thank you!