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Is it possible to delete a file through the Google Drive app?

In the Google Drive app, on its home screen, I get a list of files and a "3 dots" menu next to each file. When I open the menu, all of the options given to me are: Share Add to Starred Make available ...
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Automating inputs into an app repeatedly

So currently working at a place that is slightly overstaffed and sometimes I would like to work more than I'm rostered for but it's often near impossible to find more shifts because everyone else has ...
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What is the name of the app in the screenshot?

App, in the attached picture, shows screen on time and app usage history. If anyone knows the name of this app; please mention.
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Uber Driver app using too much resources

So, I'm working a bit as a bicycle courier for Uber Eats. For this, I have to use their app Uber Driver. Problem is, my phone battery (which still holds charge well) is draining very, very fast when ...
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What are the possible locations that a game can store coins/gold count? [closed]

I've a rooted phone along with FX File Explorer and Root add-on. I also have the following apps installed on the phone: SB Game Hacker Game Killer When trying to modify the values of gold/coins in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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.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!
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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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Google account's history email recipients not available on Android Gmail app

I have an LG V35 ThinQ currently running Android version 9. I have multiple accounts set up on the phone including Google, Facebook, Microsoft Exchange, etc. They're all set to auto-sync. When I ...
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How do I update the emoji set for standard messaging applications?

I have a basic compatibility problem with emoji: the emoji available on one Android device (Android 8.1) do not match those available on a second (Android 6.0?) in applications including the SMS ...
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Inbuilt call recorder doesn't allow to record call from other call recorder

I have vivo-v11-pro and i want to use a call recorder other than inbuilt call recorder as in built call recorder shows recording dialog at the end of call. so i installed extra call recorder but when ...
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App not showing up in app store search result

I am trying to download this app in samsung galaxy s4 with android 5.0.1 I have tried looking for it in another phone with android 4.2 but it doesn't show up when I search for it in the playstore (...
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Some apps won't open links/content in a different app

Example: someone will share a link to discord. When I click the link, I will be asked which app I want to open link with. However, when I click the desired app, the app won't open. If I want to open ...
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Stop Google play store from Auto updating

Okay so this is a weird issue but hear me out. I own an LG G4 and as usual, the play store updates itself to stay on the latest version. But I noticed the original play store that came on the phone is ...
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How to change the background of user icons on the android gmail app

So, for the longest time, Now, it's like I don't know why or how it happened but I want to change it back.
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Why doesn't lucky patcher work for non-game apps?

Why doesn't lucky patcher work for non-game apps? I've just tried it for some educational apps. But no result. (Rooted device)
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Can I schedule my Android phone to mute notifications of a specific app at specific times?

E.g. I don't want receive work emails on weekends.
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Any way to send battery statistics to a computer?

I'm working for a company that has several samsung galaxy tablets in the field, we want a way to determine when their batteries are going bad before they stop working completely. Ideally, we'd be ...
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Route all your calls (voice/video) to the main microphone

I got an Android TV box called Mecool Km9 pro (certified by google as android tv) I connected webcam with mic to make video calls via whatsapp, but once I make a video mic switch off, apparently the ...
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OS-independent app loading problem

My phone has an odd problem, and I don't know where to start in diagnosing it. Several apps started having problems opening, taking a very long time (sometimes several minutes) to open; sometimes they ...
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telephone answering device (voicemail) functionallity app

My mobile carrier, has stopped offering auto telephone answering device (voicemail) functionallity (when you call somebody, and it can't answer your phone you get a recorded message, that lets you ...
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What is the “code” after the app package name in /data/app/?

Just by curiosity, since I wasn't able to find an answer after googling, do you know what are these "codes" after the packages names of my apps in /data/app/…? This number is neither in ...
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where can i get app back that opens a tab for all my apps?

My smartphone was open in my pocket and the application that opens the tab for my all apps disappeared. Now i can open apps that are not on the home screen just through the play store. phone sony ...
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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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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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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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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. ...