Questions tagged [delete]

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How to actually delete SMS/MMS messages using third-party SMS applications like Pulse SMS?

A while back, I switched from Samsung's default SMS app (Samsung Messages) to Pulse SMS. For many months, I've been using Pulse SMS to delete old SMS and MMS messages. After deleting almost all MMS ...
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Device or resource busy when deleting Youtube folder from /data/app

I am trying to delete my /data/app/com.google.android.youtube-DVUYe6iX9r5J1nYk8PlC2w== folder to fix the bug described here; however, I keep getting a "Device or resource busy" message. I ...
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Is there a “recycle bin” option in EMUI 9.1.0?

I have deleted 47G worth of photos and no space has freed up. I have a Huawei Honor 9 (STF-AL10) EMUI 9.1.0 phone that I bought in China. What do I need to do in order to claim back that space that is ...
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where are the backed up chat and messages stored on google acccount

I want to delete specific messages (what's up chat and SMS) backed up to my google account. I am not getting a way to delete some messages from google account. The data I want to delete is few years ...
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All apps deleted [closed]

Please help, I was trying to power on my Android phone, it took longer time than usual but when it eventually Powers on all my third party apps had been deleted but my files are still intact, what ...
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What does it mean if Data partition wiped out? [duplicate]

What if during flashing mark Data partition to be wiped out. Will it destroy all photos, media etc with no possibility to recover?
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How to close Android recovery mode

I want to wipe cache partition on android recovery mode. But I dont know how to close it. In my phone the screen is seems like this photo After eipe cache partition what should I type to turn it off ...
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How can I selectively delete hundreds of SMS conversations?

I work in IT and I'm part of an on-call rotation. Normally we use a dedicated on-call phone, but that's not available since covid, so I'm using my own device right now. We had a major networking ...
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a lot of heavy .txt files in my android. is it safe to delete them to free up memory?

There are lots of text documents in my android phone with over 1 mb size. they are typically named with time stamp like "20200419_11". is it safe to delete them? will it enhance my storage ...
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Is there alternative to the Shred unitlity for Android?

There is such utility for Linux systems called shred. It writes file with random values several times and then also can write it with zeroes (to hide overwriting) and delete it. So that files couldn't ...
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How to permanently delete data on an android phone including images videos and etc..? [duplicate]

I have and android phone and I usually delete images and also delete them from trash . But I always can recover deleted items by using third party recovery apps like diskdigger and all deleted files ...
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Why can't I delete a folder in /config/sdcardfs as root (Termux)?

I'm looking to delete a folder that is in /config/sdcardfs. My device is rooted and I'm trying as superuser. I still get the results operation not permitted. What do I need to do to get the permission ...
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recover text messages

I have an Huawei running the latest Android. I accidentally deleted some Very important text messages and they haven't been backed up. Is there anyway I can retrieve them?
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Audio files not deleting?

Apologies if this has been answered, I attempted to search for answers and found nothing for my specific issue. I've got several music files I'm trying to delete from my device (motorola e5 cruise, if ...
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Unable to permanently deleted broken files automatically appearing in “recently deleted” in photo gallery

I have this problem since few weeks now. I am Unable to permanently deleted unknown broken files (2 videos) automatically reappearing in "recently deleted" files in photos gallery app (Oreo ...
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Video files mysteriously deleted

I get some files deleted when doing this, it happened twice and it doesn't happen anywhere else: I download some mp4 files with Chrome or Brave, both in incognito mode, and directly to the microSD ...
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How do I find which app on my phone is putting photos deleted by Google photos in a Recycling Bin? (I can't find the bin. Phone full.)

I connected my phone to my laptop and searched the phone for "recycl" - no matches found. I searched my phone apps for "bin" - no relevant matches found. I have 200 apps on my ...
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Delete “Not assigned” Contact Group on Samsung Galaxy S9+

On my Samsung Galaxy S9+ in my Contacts app, I have a group called "Not assigned" with 712 contacts. How do I delete this group and its contacts that are not in other groups? These contacts are not ...
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Deleting the security app in miui?

Read contradicting things about deleting that bloatware default security app (redmi note 8 pro). Some say its safe to do so but others say its tied down to some core system functionalities. Has anyone ...
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how do I delete old numbers/addresses from the cloud. I have a verizon V30 android phone

when i want to change someones number or home address i cant get the update on the cloud also. The old info still shows up, so there are 2 phone numbers etc...How can I fix this
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How can I delete Hotmail emails when using the Gmail app on my phone

I use the Gmail app to read emails on my Android phone. I defined two accounts, a Gmail account and a Hotmail account. The Gmail account works w/o a problem, for syncing, reading, writing and deleting ...
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Bulk Delete Apps

On my phone (LG V30+, Android 9) I've noticed when I drag an app from my home screen into the trash, it doesn't delete the app but simply disables it. If I go into settings and find the app, I can ...
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How do I empty trash bin on phone?

Please help. When photos and videos ef is are deleted, where do they go? I'd like to delete everything in my " trash", as my storage is always full. Thank you.
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Wipe data from dead Android phone

I have Samsung Galaxy A10s. Now its dead. No power on. I tried lots of combinations. I don't want anybody to get the data, messages or media files which is in internal memory. But as its not charging ...
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Android automatically deletes content of my Downloads folder

Previously I had a Nokia 7.1 (Android 9) when I started to notice this issue. Every few time, the older images I had on my Download folder disappeared without I doing nothing. From time to time it ...
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“Clear data” does not clear login details

I was under the impression that "clear data" clears everything, but apparently it does not. Tested with a few apps, including Facebook. I stopped the app, cleared cache, cleared data, opened it - ...
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How to delete an app without deleting app data?

I'm on an Android and my device is a Huawei. I got this device a few months ago and I don't want to root my device because I don't trust myself. Is there a way to delete an app without deleting app ...
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Why deleting system files on a rooted Android says “device or resource is busy”?

I have FX Explorer, I was trying to delete some stuff in /system/app (the stuff are just empty folders) but it keep saying The operation isn't permitted on a mounted filesystem. What should I do to ...
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What can be saftly deleted in data/data

What can be saftly deleted in data/data. I have almost no space left on a few devices. I don't want to delete account info.
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How to make a complete factory reset, without anyone being able to retrieve my data?

I will have a few Android phones that I will have to let go. I would like to make a proper clean wipe of the data, without no one being able to retrieve them, and do a factory reset. I have read ...
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Single SMS won't delete from Messaging app

I have a phone (HUAWEI Y6 2018) that recently received a text message claiming to be from a postal company (AusPost). However, the subject for the message simply says '(No subject)', and when I try to ...
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Data deleted after encryption - recoverable?

My device (Android 8.0) is encrypted with the default encryption (no startup password). As far as a I know, when I have data on my phone and factory-reset the phone, the data is unrecoverable, since a ...
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Deleted photos reappear after reboot, new photos dissapear

I try to delete all the pictures I have on my SD card. I just select all of them and click the trash icon. When I finish, I see an empty folder, as expected. I make a new photo. And then I reboot my ...
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File recovery on bootloader unlocked Pixel without flashing

I have a first generation Google Pixel the bootloader of which is unlocked and is running stock Pie. I need to recover deleted files on it because a move operation got effed up by ES File Explorer ...
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How to delete a date and time tab in setting to prevent user from changing it?

(Please understand me about my broken English.) I am a student in South Korea. I am making a quite restricted Lenovo tablet, to make it a perfect education device. The goal is to "help" students to ...
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Removing images created by Linux Deploy

I have SM-G900F on Lineage Oreo. I installed Linux Deploy and left the path to ${EXTERNAL_STORAGE}/linux.img, and I removed the app for a second time. Now, I still have the linux.img in my memory, but ...
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How can I delete these older contacts backups from Google?

I can't seem to find out online anywhere that is specific to this issue.
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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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How to restrict an app to make changes in a folder?

There is an app that sucks my tablet and i don't won't to delete it. This app causes a huge trouble for me. I have granted it Storage Permission. But the apps also deletes some other folders, I want ...
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How to get com.android.settings folder?

My tablet is an educational tab. They have removed much of the preinstalled apps like settings,launcher3,wallpaper. They have restricted any further priv-apps to be installed. I just want to get the ...
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Android SMS/MMS not getting deleted

I've tried many different things to delete my SMS/MMS messages but nothing has worked. Things I've tried so far History Eraser https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.eraser&...
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Saving backup to separate partiion - will wipe data/factory reset delete this partition?

Rooted PIxel 2 XL. Running Titanium for backups. Considering saving (encrypted) back to separate partition. If I am in recovery mode and do Data Wipe/Factory Reset, will this separate, "backup" ...
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Deleted thumbnail file but no space was freed

I'm using an xperia z3 and used file commander to browse and found that i kept running out of space because of a 4gb thumbnail/preview file/folder that grows rather quickly. I tried deleting the ...
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I deleted my Gmail account but I keep recieving the notification “Account Action Required” but I can't access the account since it's already deleted

I deleted my Gmail account but I keep recieving the notification "Account Action Required" but I can't access the account since it's already deleted. By the way I used my phone to delete the account. ...
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Unable to delete a huge UPDATE.APP file on Huawei P8lite

My Huawei P8lite running on EMUI version 4.0 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow is low on disk space. I noticed there's a huge UPDATE.APP file, it's taking 2.55 GB. I tried to delete it, but it shows an ...
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Can I delete an app I got on sale?

I recently downloaded an app for free from Google play store. It usually costs $0.99, but is now free. If I were to delete it, will google remember that I purchased it, even though I paid nothing? Can ...
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How to delete Alcatel File Manager?

I have an Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 model 60451 running Android 6.0.1 and it updated a few days ago turning File Manager into adware that would reinstall itself no matter what I did. I tried everything ...
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Remove Alarm Tone?

Last year I bought an RCA Voyager (tablet) running android 6.0.1 (marshmallow), and between now and then I have added custom tunes to my 'Alarms' folder to spice things up a bit. My problem is that I ...
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What can i delete from my phone (android adb)

i am having problems with sone ads on my phone and i don't know what to delete anymore... i've already deleted on my DOGEE x5 phone com.gangyun.beautysnap com.lbe.parallel.intl cn.xender com.adups....
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Can I Delete a WhatsApp Message After 7 Min. Deadline?

So I know that if I send a WhatsApp message to someone, I can delete the message on the recipients phone within 7 minutes, using the new "delete for everyone" option in WhatsApp. Is there a way to ...