Questions tagged [applications]

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Unknown apps - My Consumer Cellular and Prip

I've purchased MotoG4 Plus (Unlocked) around Summer 2016 at Amazon(India). I've been using the phone since then and have been extremely cautious about the apps I use on my phone. Whilst playing ...
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Package installer: show all permissions

In older versions of Android, the package installer used to show all permissions an app requested – and so did "Android Market" and later also "Google Play Store". A few years ago, the latter started ...
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How to prevent an application from getting installed apps

I'm a android user not a developer and just want to know how can I prevent an app e.g. Facebook from getting installed apps list? Or alternatively hide some apps from installed list in order to fool ...
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All links open in Browser, how to stop it?

So I got a rather new (but cheap) Y100 Plus from Dogee with Android 5.1 and ALL Links open to the browser. Even when someone sends me a Location, it opens Google Maps in Browser instead of the App. ...
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How I can use SD card as internal memory?

I am using Samsung Galaxy Prime+ - SM-G532F device running Android 6.0.1. The problem I am facing is that. My device has very low internal memory, whenever I try to install more then 3 normal ...
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Prevent apps from being suspended

I run sshd in a Termux window as my main means of accessing files on my Galaxy S7. This works fairly well, except that I seem to have to re-run sshd rather frequently. I suspect that this is because ...
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Why is Cortana failing to search online?

In case it matters: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, running Android 6.0.1 (plus whatever Samsung's put on top of it, too). Region is Australia. Just got the Cortana Assistant app a couple days ago. Mostly ...
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Use Android as an AVRCP client, not server

I paired via bluetooth my phone (Moto G5, Android M stock non rooted) to a linux box, and among the services that it advertises I found out that the phone can act as an AVRCP remote (that is, send ...
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Prevent apps from detecting Android emulator

I am trying to play the world of magic on Bluestacks. However, whenever I try to open the game, it exits out. I figured out that the game can somehow detect that I am using an emulator. How would I ...
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How can I make sure apps that are moved to the SD card stay there?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505, Android 5.0.1, not rooted). Have 16GB total internal storage, and a 32GB SD card - the internal storage always seems to fill up quite quickly (not least ...
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How to hide the clock from Android screen?

There is always a clock on the upper right corner of the screen? It is always visible, unless some app is running in full-screen mode. How to hide this clock, so that it appears only when the user ...
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how does CSipSimple connect to Ekiga through NAT?

What networking magic does CSipSimple employ for Ekiga that it works behind a Netgear home router and NAT? Jitsi cannot connect to Ekiga from behind a router. Wikipedia says that it uses: NAT ...
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All my Internal Data Has Been Removed Without Reset.. Help?

When i had charged my Device in morning in Switch-off Mode after Charging i had Boot up the Device (Device Details Below).. I got all my internal data Gone.. All Internal Apps, Apps Data, Music, Video ...
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Unable to change display language in Twitter app on S4

I want to change the laguage Twitter is displayed in from English to German. I can easily do this from the laptop web version. However the Language is still in english on my app. Some notifacations ...
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Adding new members to whatsapp group while admin lost his whatsapp phone number

I am part of a whatsapp group in which there is only one admin. Unfortunately the admin is not using the number he used for whatsapp. Now how can we add a new user? Or how can someone else become the ...
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Multiple uses for NFC

I have my bank card linked to my NFC and since this day it is also possible to have my public transit card assigned to my NFC-chip. The thing I want to know is, is it possible to have multiple ...
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Apps installing by themselves

I have old android phone, which is working on 4.4 KitKat. Up to last week, phone is working very nice from last two years. But from last week, I saw some apps are installing by them selves. I didn't ...
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Tv audio on mobile

I have a smart tv lg and I want to hear its audio on my smartphone with headphones. Is there any application for this? Another possibility is to use two smartphones, one connected to tv by cable p2 ...
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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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Android Lollipop 5.0.1 apps cache saved in apps data Example:

In Android Lollipop 5.0.1: cache are stored within apps data. Example: Facebook app had saved 400mb, not as a deletable cache but as app data. When I want to free up space I have to clear data and log ...
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I recently found that my inbox emails are not showing up on my Android

I tried adjusting settings to select inbox default but it's not working. I can ready messages on my laptop, but they simply are not showing up on my smart device. I get a message saying "You're all ...
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Asus zenphone Max having login with owners mail id

I have bought the Asus phone for my Mom, but for get the Mail ID and password and end with Factory format. Now i am unable to login the mobile without the details. I forget details provided. Please ...
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make notifcation live and be aware of event in android

I would appreciate if you can help me about following problem. actually i have some social networking app in my android phone. however i will notified just about some of them as the right as new ...
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Android AVD emulator not working

Can anyone resolve this issue? i just tried every thing..I'm not professional, a niewbie
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How to set Lock Screen Wallpapers in LG G4

I recently downloaded the Google Wallpapers App and wanted to know if its possible to change the lock screen wallpapers from the app since i have downloaded wallpaper apps in the past however the home ...
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No installed apps

I removed three apps that I never use from my phone so I would have more storage. Now I can't update any apps because I have no installed apps. How can I fix this without a factory reset?
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Does selecting “delete thumbnails” actually delete “save as” images from your phone?I

I just started using "save as" on Firefox for Android and I saved a lot of important images that meant a lot to me. Then unrelatedly my phone started acting weird, it became very slow and laggy. So I ...
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How to start the application optimization process without having to restart the device?

Hello everyone I have a question, I had to install an application manually, moving its data, dex and apk to the corresponding directories in the / data, but for the moment the application did not ...
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App to change equalizer based on time

Looking for an app (or other solution) to change equalizer settings based on time of day. Specifically, I'd like to automatically lower bass (and possibly enhance voice) at nighttime so I don't ...
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Find running apps

I am using Android 5.1.1 in a Samsung J7. I want to know which apps are running. I found at least two ways of checking that: Settings -> Applications -> Application manager -> RUNNING Trepn Profiler ...
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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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Blank Screen When Accessing Kali Linux

I'm trying to access Linux Deploy, Kali Linux via a VNC Client on my Android phone. I could access it but I get a blank screen.
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Playing all sound from one device to another

Let me explain my situation first. I have a tablet that is connected to a Bluetooth device that is connected to my auxiliary of my car speakers. I can only connect one device at a time. I have a ...
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Is there a way to enable the “reduce blur” VR mode outside of VR?

I haven't been able to find out anything about this setting outside of vr. It's fine if this method requires root. Ideally this would be enabled by my app, though it's fine if I can enable it ...
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Android music organization. How do I avoid splitting albums on the default music app?

I have a Galaxy S7. I am trying to organize music in the default music app and running into some issues. For example, no matter how much I try and group music in to one album or to one artist (on both ...
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Cant get the install button enable on my kindle 10

Hi I am trying to install modro on my fire 10 but the install tab is not working
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Looking for TTS APP to Use Phone Interactively

I am speech impaired and trying to find an APP that I can use on my phone using TTS and can have active conversation without having to go through a 3rd party. There are plenty of APPs for the TTS but ...
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Location and filenames of wireless drivers on Android 5.02, Kernel 3.10.49?

I am looking to fuzz the wireless drivers and linked / associated files on Android 5.02, kernel version 3.10.49. I am looking for vulnerabilities in those files. I believe I need to know what the ...
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Does using brightness dimmer (screen filter) really save battery?

We know that the lower the scree light/brightness, the lower the battery consumption. There are some applications which provide ability (without root) to lower the brightness beyond the (default) ...
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Some but not all music is showing in my phone's media player

I have a Galaxy S7 Edge, and am using the 64GB SD card they gave with the phone when it first came out at BestBuy's. I've put music on my phone already and have had it stored on the SD card and have ...
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Auto start an “add to homepage” link on desktop

Is there a way to have a link created via Chrome's "add to homepage" auto start on bootup? I've tried apps that allow you to set this up, but they don't work because the link I am trying to open is ...
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Auto-repeat “unread SMS message” notification sound

I'm about to replace my "dumb" old mobile phone with an HTC One M8, but (initially, at least) there are likely to be days when I never even think about using it. My old phone was set to beep once a ...
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How can I read my text messages from another device?

I have been using my country's local network for quiet some time, this number is used for all my transaction and other otp authentication stuff, also i use this to track incoming text messages from ...
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I can get Internet Access, Though I cannot Use Instant Messagings (LINE, Zalo, Viber)

I have a problem regarding the internet connection to my android applications, e.g. Instagram, LINE, Viber, etc. I use Android x-86 version 5.1 (Lollipop) on Vm-ware. Actually, I have internet ...
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there is a built-in feature that limits apps from background processing, where is it?

So one night I got crazy and installed tons of apps that have background processing on my galaxy tab 8.0, they were draining its battery really fast. Android itself suggested to limit some of them to ...
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Read raw video stream from Android box HDMI input

I am writing an app for android boxes (not Android TV), that have HDMI input port. Is it possible to read raw video stream from HDMI or USB input and display it in android videoView ? Here is the ...
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Strange applications are being installed sometimes

I am using Android 5.1 and there is strange thing.Sometimes, when I am connected to wifi apps are being installed without permissions.When I go to settings and uncheck 'Allow installing apps from ...
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Can an APP setup a wifi connection?

I used to eat in a restaurant which provides WIFI for its customers. The owner asked me and I'm asking you :) If we develop and provide an APP for the customer would that app to be able to ...
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Android 6.0 Website doesn't render Mobile View LG G4

I got a brand new LG G4 H815 Running Android 6.0. I've searched everywhere with no answer to the issue I'm facing. For some reason, Mobile View in either Chrome, Firefox, Stock Browser, WebView doesn'...
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Mock Locations option keeps turning off

I am trying to test an app i have been sitting on for a while. In order to do that i need to use the option "Allow mock Locations", so i set it to on. But as soon as i refresh the page it's gets ...