Questions tagged [applications]

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Pushing a directory of code to GitHub from Android

I have a directory structure containing code on my Android phone. I would like to push the code to GitHub. I have downloaded the FastHub app and tried the mobile and desktop versions of my GitHub ...
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How can I move installed apps from the old microSD card to a new one, as I swap the cards inside my phone?

In my Android phone, I have moved some installed apps from the internal storage to a MicroSD card. Now I swapped the microSD card with another microSD card inside the phone. How can I move the ...
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Google Play Music keeps putting non-music audio files into my music library

So now all of my audiobooks and ring tones are in there with my songs and there's no way to seperate them even though I keep my music, audiobook and ringtones in separately files on my SD card.
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Prevent app from seeing installed apps

Is there any way, through settings or ADB, to prevent an app (that I installed) from knowing what other apps are installed?
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Why does the Google Play Store sometimes not list an app update?

I've noticed that the Google Play Store sometimes does not list an update for an app. For example, I'm working on a stock, non-rooted, Android Nougat device on which Firefox Focus was installed ...
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Problem displaying apostrophes (')

I'm currently experiencing a strange bug on my device: Whenever an apostrophe (') would be displayed, it shows an ampersand (&) instead, and the rest of the text that would be after the apostrophe ...
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How to add whatsapp contacts in bulk?

I want to save 1000's whatsapp contacts which were not added in contact list in bulk which is the fastest way to do it?
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Recording Facebook Messenger Video call on Android

Hi All, I am trying to record a Facebook messenger video call on Android 9.0. i used many application but the issue is when i open the app then start the v-call the other side can't hear me -but i ...
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Can I consume a consumable In-App purchase as a user?

As a developer I let my app's users buy in-app purchases (IAPs) and then the app lets Google know that the IAP is consumed so it can be purchased again. Is that possible for me as an app user? That ...
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Android Apps will not stop updating, no matter what I try

I've searched extensively on this and I see many threads where the advice relates to drilling into the apps individual menu list and 'un-checking' the 'Enable auto-update' box. Anyway, I'm at my ...
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Install Google Phone dialer on other phones

As you know Google Pixels and Nexuses are using Phone application as default dialer. and other phones can't install it. even if we get different versions of it from ApkMirror, it does not install on ...
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How can an app know that my phone has been rooted?

I changed my bank and it seems that the only possible way of accessing their online website is having installed an app called "tan2go dkb". I've read that it is not possible to use it with a rooted ...
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Prevent uninstall app - Honor 6A

After some research, I can't prevent apps to be uninstalled on my phone - Honor 6A. When an app will be uninstalled, I would want a pop-up with a password. I see a lot of app which can do this feature,...
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How to uninstall Google/Samsung apps properly?

I have a Galaxy A5 2016 and I would like to remove all Google apps for the sake of privacy. I have a rooted phone and it's running Samsung firmware. I've tried simply uninstalling the apps with an ...
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How to Transfer apps back to internal storage from sd card on android 7

I moved some of my own downloaded apps to the sd card and now when I go to use them it says they are not installed and won't let me put them back into internal storage. The 2 options pop up ie: sd ...
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Is there a way to find history of websites which was opened through app browser?

I tried to find the websites I opened through apps like Twitter, Instagram; but I wasn't able to find them again. Is there a way to search for history of websites which was opened through app browser ...
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What damage can someone do with a logged play store account?

Let's say I have 500 tablets that I'm using for educational purposes at a highschool. In order to preload the app and receive automatic updates later, we have a single dummy Google Account that's ...
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Working with Security Metadata in APK file

According to this Blog post, Google has added a Security Metadata on top of an APK to verify that it was originally distributed by Google Play. More specifically it adds APK Signing Block to the APK ...
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Change default Chrome Built-in dictionary

I have recently noticed that once I select a word in Chrome, I get an option "Dictionary" that would take me to this app. This is the icon of the app: I can't uninstall this app, thus this means that ...
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Google apps having connection problems while my Internet works fine

Google apps like Play Store or YouTube won't connect to the Internet. But YouTube works fine on my browsers. I also play online games (no problems there). Can you give me a quick solution,please...
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How do I keep the Spotify Android app from hogging all free space for its cache?

The Spotify for Android app uses every last byte of space it can find on my device for its cache, and I frequently have to delete /storage/self/primary/Android/data/com.spotify.music/files/...
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Custom Voice Action

Can i make the google assistant of my android phone to perform custom actions? For example: Ok google. open barrier via "AppName"? I have tried the system actions, but neither one matches my need. So ...
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Android Venmo App - Top Friends Algorithm?

I'm a heavy venmo user and I'm wondering how they determine your so called "top people" when you start to make a payment. I see people I haven't sent money to in close to a year, people I'm not ...
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Clear all apps user data with ADB without factory reset

I'm trying to achieve the goal of clearing all app data using Git Bash on Windows, but I don't know exactly if this approach is wrong, because it shows FAILED on every line. adb shell 'pm list ...
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Finding super voice recorder files on computer AFTER it was created on my android 8

I have two recording apps on my Galaxy 8 android. "Super Voice recorder" which I use to tape meetings to create meeting notes and "Call Recorder" that records phone conversations. When I sync to my ...
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Applications that reside in memory both running and cached

I can see some apps running in background even if I have blocked that app's background data. I don't need to force close that app from developer options. I need to know, what is the duration of ...
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Popups with promotion

Sometimes, I'm getting popups on my Samsung S8 with promotions. Especially it is annoying during navigation with Google Maps. How to disable popups? How to know which application is responsible on ...
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New to this sort of thing: Attempting to figure out a long lost Google account on Android

I am very new to this sort of thing and I am really liking the possibilities that are achievable with Android. I wasn't really at all familiar with this until a few days ago and some of the things ...
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AFwall+ doesn't work on restricted user

I installed AFwall+ as admin with a rooted device & it works very well; but I created a restricted user now & this AFwall+ is not working in user, any tip?
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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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Location keeps switching on

Since my last system upgrade my phone started switching on my location and asking for my agreement to "improve" my location accuracy... how do I stop it?
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Processes involved to update an app

We run Android devices in KIOSK mode, and want users to able to update apps directly. Nothing happens when "Update" is clicked, it seems we need to whitelist / authorize some additional processes in ...
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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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Using same google account on multiple devices

So I have a digital signage application installed on my android tv devices, which I install at various offline stores, which show ads at their stores (remotely configured by me) with my apk (...
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YouTube update enforcement bypass? +Reasons why the old YouTube app is superior

The time bomb of YouTube's legacy versions has exploded:The “later” button to postpone the update has disappeared. YouTube is copying WhatsApp's update mesh. I really wish to keep using a legacy ...
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How to stop apps from self installing

I have a problem for quite some time now. An app called xeroxservice which does not have any icon except that of apps like Google framework etc keeps downloading and installing itself without ...
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Remove badge (notification count) on home application icons

How is it possible to disable the "unread notifications count" on app icons, like the Facebook icon here? I have an Android 5.0.2 (not rooted) on a Samsung A3 2015. PS: I have already done this: ...
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How long before apps bought on play store on one device, are synched and able to be installed on another device?

If I buy an app from Google Play Store using my Android phone, how long before Play Store will allow me to download the app on my tablet (using the same Google account) without having to re-buy? Said ...
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How does the Twitter app 'remember' user data even after clearing?

I'm trying to automate Twitter usage across multiple accounts, but handle login via restoring session cookies / user data. Somehow, clearing cache/user data does nothing to log the current user out, ...
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How to inject pictures from the phones gallery into the camera feed in real time?

An android app is requesting pictures from the camera feed. I wish to inject the picture from my gallery rather than doing it in real-time. Any tools on rooted phones or android emulators for this? ...
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limit app search to apps only in android 8

I have a google pixel 1 that I recently updated from android 7 to android 8. In both android 7 and 8 I can drag upwards from the bottom of the home screen to go into a view that shows all apps. At ...
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About apk installation

I have doubt on installation of apk file. Where does the apk file store RAM or ROM ? As we know that RAM is volatile memory and ROM is secondary storage and also when is system shutdown, is the ...
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French developer looking to access German PlayStore from France

I'm working for a French app, we just launch our app in Germany, so I would like to access the German PlayStore from France to be able to see our ranking and the other app. If you have a way to ...
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Unable to log in Flightview app after downloading on Galaxy Tab 3

I have Flightview Free app downloaded on Windows 8.1 PC and Galaxy S 5 phone and they sync with no problem. I have installed and uninstalled this app several times on my Galaxy Tab 3 and whenever I ...
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Lost Phone, I want to locate my phone

Can I get the location of my phone it does have WhatsApp on it, I lost it about 20 hours ago and it was online(life) on WhatsApp 11 hours ago I tried google-locator but it is out of reach because I ...
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How to see which license app is using?

How to see which license app is using? If an app is open source I can see the license on github or f droid, but if it is a regular app on play store, how to check the license?
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How to download Applications using third party website, and is it safe to download?

I have a question to ask you the questions is that third-party websites are safe to download android applications from the internet. Suppose that I am using APK Grail to download my applications from ...
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Annoying disabled app notification

How do I stop this notification- disabled app "Provisions can damage your device". Note that app came with my device - Blu Studio 7. I have disabled it since it cannot be uninstalled. I just start ...
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Delete all files from an Artist/Album with VLC

VLC has the ability both to remove items from a playlist, but also to delete the filesystem data for a particular item or selection of items. To delete in VLC 3.0.1, open list of items, (e.g. by ...