Questions tagged [applications]

For questions about Android apps in general. (If possible, use a specific application's tag instead.) Note that Development is off-topic here.

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Way to “find & replace” on android device in multible files

Is there a way, possible an app free (without obligations demanted) avaliable, or tricks, to find and replace strings in many files, such as html? (Note: a IT-dummy is asking)
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“Draw over other apps” enabled by default?

I just did a factory reset on my device and "Drawing over other apps" is enabled for over 170 apps. I read that only a very short list of apps need this permission. Do 170 apps really need this ...
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Can't edit the Default applications

I have a Samsung galaxy 3, the Touchwhiz Home is greyed out in the Default applications, nothing else comes up can't pick a default. How do I edit the default applications in order to select Touch ...
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How to disable this app without google play services that i have disabled?

Can somebody help me modify this app so it can work without Google play services? I tried lucky patcher, but it crashed with a message 'Unfortunately, NASA app has stopped'. It is an app called NASA, ...
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how does share it application use our information?

I would like to know, does share it application store our photos and videos on its server since it has access to phone's gallery
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Transfer free Play Store apps to another account

On my tablet I installed a few free apps from Play Store using my account and then created a new google account removing the old, but now every time I visit the Play Store although I see which apps ...
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unlock the tablet

tablet has been locked by attempting many times pattern password. and now tablet has been asking for username and password but we don't know the username and password.the code of the tablet is AGP007 ...
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i cant install Apps in my Android despite having more than 1GB memory

Each time i try installing apps on my android phone, it keeps taking my to settings/storage asking me to delete some apps. But i have 1GB phone and 7GB SDcard memory left. Please what is the way ...
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How To Get Files app

I do not have a "MyFiles" or "Files" app on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone. How do I find this app? I have tried sobbing into my handkerchief. I have tried looking in the index.
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How to remove viruses

I have a ZTE zmax and when the lock screen is on and I swipe it to open home screen it turns white and usually get a Google screen that says I have 5 mins to hit the button to remove the viruses. When ...
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Hiding Navigation Bar in Android 5+

Is it possible to hide the navigation bar in the footer along with the status bar at the top when I use apps by default in Android 5+ or do I require a fullscreen app to enable myself to do this?
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Manage lists of apps

Is there such a functionality or app that enables you to manage lists of apps in Play Store? I want to have lists of apps stored somewhere on the cloud and install an entire list at once. Such a ...
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Moto E , Tried 55 times on Pattern lock screen

I changed my pattern recently. Tried it 55 times and hasn't showed "Forgotten Password' option. HELPP Moto E
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What Messaging App Displays this Notification?

What Messaging App Runs this notification? Disregard the darker app running in the background, that is just what happened to be open already when the text message was received. My wife lets the kids ...
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App detects it has been previously installed

How does an app detect that it has been previously installed on a phone even though it was hard reset and completely wiped (even the system partition and sd card and everything)? I think it is due to ...
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Can a hacker simply copy shared prefs from one device to another to hijack a user session/state?

I'm an Android apps developer. I'm trying to address a security concern in one of my apps. I need to test a scenario in which someone will try to copy the shared prefs file (or files) from one ...
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Location showing inaccurate movements

Google showing that I left work for almost an hour. It has me located at s nearby restaurant. I never left is this possible? How is thus happening? It shows moving and leave, arrive times. I don't ...
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Games and ads opening up on phone unexpectedly.

I have game applications opening at what seems like random or after I let my phone sit idle. I then have to close that tab or close all tabs to get back to the home screen so I can use my phone. I ...
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Orbot showing IP adresses on status bar

I configured Orbot to route every app's traffic through TOR network. In the status bar, It is showing different IP addressees with country names and agencies. Also, these listing keeps on changing as ...
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phone wants to install something

A friend of mine has a mpie m8. I think it had a virus so i factory reset it. Now my phone wants desperately to install com.google.system.s. i installed it without knowing what it is. I downloaded 360 ...
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about hidden memory in android phone in miui 6 of mi4i?

I have 11.5 gb of usable internal memory, out of which 1.3 gb is only usable, but after going inside the internal memory folder, I find files of only 5.58 gb. so the think I would like to know is ...
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whathappens if i hit the manage space button in google play services

what happens when I hit manage space button in google play services im trying to free storage space so I can download an app
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How can I identify Mobile Speaker issue and how to reduce the noise while Music is playing in Speaker?

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Grand2.Recently I'm facing Noise(with some vibration) while listening to Music in Mobile's Speaker.How to confirm that it's mobile speaker issue and also how to fix it? Kindly ...
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No apps appearing - unfortunately settings has stopped. com.android has stopped

no apps appear at all. I cant access menu theres only settings app play store ive tried hard reset error messages of com.android has stopped settings has stopped im lost
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my phone, Galaxy S4, was hacked. and now I think it's affected my app permissions by adding files to them?

My partner and I had our phones hacked recently. He was able to prevent any real damage from happening. But he reset his just in case. I wanted to go through my phone first, to see what had been ...
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Why does reinstalling an app sometimes work to fix problems?

It's not uncommon for people to recommend reinstalling an Android app if it isn't working properly. For example, see this post on this site. Why does this sometimes work? What is goes wrong with ...
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Can i read the RAM and CPU usage of other applications-Android

I want to know whether is it possible to monitor the CPU, RAM, Network and Battery usage of each and every application installed in my device through my application dynamically? Does Android's ...
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replace app it was removed by mistek

When I was going to factory setting for reset my mobile system after setting my previous aap is not present in my mobile. So now what I do for recover it.
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samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 wifi icon trouble

My samsung galaxy tab gt-p 1000 is working fine. Previously the wifi icon on the top of the screen used to be a dot alongwith 4 semicircles of 60 degrees. Since last 3 days this icon has disappeared ...
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How can I move apps from phone to sd card?

I have an LG P769 android phone, running android 4.1.2 and my storage is only 2gb. I have a 4gb sd card inside the phone as well. My apps are taking up 1.32gb and I am receiving 2 warning messages: "...
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Phone returns after a few seconds to main menu

Whatever I chose to do on my Android smartphone, after a few seconds it exits the application or option by itself and returns to the main screen. Any idea what could be causing this? It is a BML GT-...
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Connect microSD card with your PC folder via Wi-Fi only

Suppose you sit in an office where you have high speed wi-fi internet connection to which you can connect your android mobile phone. On your office pc you have some downloaded videos , pictures etc. ...
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How is an Android application installed?

What program installs other applications? Is it the package installer or some other internal system application? I stopped the package installer manually, but when I access Google Play from my browser ...
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How to revoke root permission to an app in adb?

I think I have got a scam app in my device. I granted it root access and then whenever I open an app it,the scame app closes the app. Please help me I am stuck in here. Aah my head is aching.
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Can't get rid of Uni launcher on my Android 5.1

I have tried to uninstall it (for me it is malicious software because I do not know when and how have I obtained it) through settings and reboot my phone but it keeps coming back and blocks my phone, ...
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Galaxy Core Prime: Gallery warns about low space, but fails to delete

When I try and look at my pictures in gallery, there's a warning "There is not enough space (-1751 MB) in your device memory. Delete some files". So, I hit "okay" and it takes me to my files, and ...
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The QR code doesnot work for WhatsApp web. What is the issue?

While I click on the whatsapp web from menu , it opens scanner but can't read the code. Why?
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how can i access All application which is using INTERNET in Android

i want to access all application which is using Internet at the background of our mobile phone kindly help me how to find applications which is running on Internet at background.
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“Incognito Away” - No way to hide App, as Advertised?

I just installed Incognito Away on my cheating husband's Android LG G2, Version 5. I have everything set up but the "Hide App Icon ". I have two choices at the bottom of the page : Cancel, or Keep ...
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Monitoring my android phone

My friend's gmail I'd is logged in my mobile I think he is monitoring my call logs ,is there any way to monitor my call logs?
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Malicious malware on phone. How can I make it like new again?

I have ran multiple anti-virus apps I have factory reset my phone. Probably gained root access. I know I will probably have to reinstall the OS. I have upgraded to android 6.0 (marshmellow) but ...
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How bulk move apps' data to SD card?

Ever since I bought my phone, I've never used SD card, since the storage is full. Using one now. I've got like 50-60+ apps and games. I manually can't go into each App's page and move to sd card. ...
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I accidentally deleted pr einstalled software for uninstalling apps and I don't have any backup plz help

I accidentally deleted pr einstalled software for uninstalling apps and I don't have any backup plz help Phone-Panasonic p31 Android 4.2.2 I also reset my phone 2-3 times but noting happen
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Forced Stopped GOOGLE Play Service!

I didn'ts know I wud need GOOGLE Play Service, if'n I DIDN'TS Play GAMES. So I FORCED STOPPED it. Any way of getting back? Without doing a factory reset?
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HTC 816g octacore got stuck in the no command screen

Yesterday an update came to my mobile. I updated and was installing the update an then an error occured. After that i restarted my mobile and from then on a no command screen is coming. My mobile is ...
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I think someone has hacked my HTC Droid DNA. How can i check and be sure?

My device has been doing lots of crazy things, like uninstalling apps, installing apps that aren't in Google play store. I had questions about it yesterday, but the ones that started last night seem ...
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Cannot download APK file on my phone

I want to try out my app with the apk-file of my bin-Directory.I sent the apk per mail. I can download and install it on my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite) without Problems. But my Smartphone (...
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How do I know if an android app for a phone can be installed on an android tablet?

Is there any way to find out? (probably using an emulator or a software to verify?) This is because from my understanding, there are android apps for phone which somehow become either stretched or ...
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storage space running out, wont let me download anything

My phone says that I am running out of storage. when I try to download an App to get rid of some of it, it just keeps telling me that I have insufficient storage
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'unfortunately stopped' problem

My Gionee M2 is showing error messages often. "unfortunately ikeyboard has stopped" "unfortunately systeminfo has stopped" "unfortunately adobe air has stopped" "unfortunately measure has stopped" ...