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Questions tagged [delete]

For all the different things one wants to get rid of: files, folders, icons, apps...

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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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Erase data on UFS device securely

I want to erase some files on UFS device securely, which can't be recovered with any known methods. The operating system is Android and it boots from the same UFS device. Is that possible to do that ...
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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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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 to read deleted messages without uninstalling whatsapp?

I deleted some chats around 3 - 4 days back and now I want to recover or read them without re-installing or uninstalling whatsapp . Is there any way I could recover them ?
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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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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 do you delete Alcatel File Manager?

I am sorry I commented in a previous answer without providing an answer myself. I have been working on this for the past several days (obsession) and don't find anyway to get rid of this. Finally I ...
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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 ...
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A questions about “wipe” in CWM Recovery

CWM Recovery has a many options for wipe and format partitions, and the options are: wipe data/factory reset. wipe cache partition. format boot, system, data, cache, sdcard or sd-ext. wipe dalvik ...
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Deleted Sec. Google Account. Now I'm stuck

So basically, I wanted to make an inapp purchase, but my secondary useless account would always be the default account and it was unchangeable. After days of struggling I decided to simply completely ...
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Delete ALL cookies in Android Chrome

Running Chrome 60.0.3112.116 on Android 7.1.1 I tried to remove all cookies from the browser using the Clear Data button provided in Advanced tab of Chrome's Privacy Settings (selected All Time to ...
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How can I delete synchronized Google data? (contacts, app data etc)

Apparently Google synchronized various data without my explicit permission. I don't want Google (and any parties that will ever have access to their data) to fetch any of my personal data without me ...
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In-app purchase on google play [duplicate]

Lets say i have an app I've recently downloaded and have made an in-app purchase on this app, if i were to uninstall this app and reinstall later on will my in-app purchase still be available? ( also ...
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How do I delete emoji suggestions on LG Stylo 2 Plus?

I do not want emojis to be suggested after I have used them. I have tried finding a clear cache or clear data option through the LG Keyboard but am unable to find anything that would allow me to do ...
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How to Destroy Android Phone permanently

I recently found an old Android phone in my drawer, which I would like to destroy permanently. What I mean by that is: I want to completely and irrecoverably wipe/erase absolutely everything. Not ...
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Cleaning down phone between uses?

I'm project manager consulting for a charity who have a set of LG Nexus phones that are sent into schools as part of a STEM project. For safeguarding reasons when the phones are returned we need to ...
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How to recover deleted photos?

By mistake, I've accidentally deleted the folder where my phone camera saves the photos; I was trying to delete just a couple of them, but inadvertently the whole folder was selected, and all the ...
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How can I completely remove deleted photos/videos?

I have an LG G5. Last week I recorded a 20 minute video using my camera phone. The file size was ~3 Gb. I don't use the SD card, so the video saved in the gallery. I saved the video to Google ...
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How to delete an app

I can't delete, or disable, the app YGPS, on my Android tablet; and I didn't install it.
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Delete VIBER account from one number forever

Can you help me how should I delete my VIBER account from number +38xxxxxxxxxx because I cannot use two VIBER accounts at same mobile with two SIM cards?
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I can't understand the error

I tried to delete ES File Explorer from my Lollipop 5.1.1. I have a system root and the explorer was a system app. In Link2SD app, it said frozen, so I thought it might be useless to keep it.Anyways I ...
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Identify when a file was Deleted

Some files suddenly went missing from my Android Device. Is there a way for me to Identify when a file was Deleted? I don't need to recover them (for now), but I just want to have a clue when it was ...
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Does Wiping Data/Internal SD in TWRP Remove files Permanently?

I am selling my Moto X Play and want to make sure all my personal files were permanently removed from the device. I did a Factory Reset from within the OS twice and noticed that my photos would ...
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Delete files automatically if certain actions are not taken

Is it possible to delete/wipe files on device offline, if on certain time, certain action is not performed? For example, if my phone is stolen, I would like to have a chance to delete certain ...
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Android phone automatically deletes photos?

A quick rundown on the situation is this. I've just changed to a new phone just about a month ago, and there's something weird that I noticed - my phone automatically deletes the photos. At first the ...
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How to delete the contacts saved in mobile?

How to delete the contacts saved in mobile? In the contacts in mobile memory mobile model : vivo V5
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Which Google apps can be deleted or disabled without harm to the system?

There's that common Google bloat ware on my smartphone's stock Android 6.0.1. I was wondering, what google apps I could savely either delete or at least deactivate without harming the OS's stability? ...
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How do I delete a symlink from /sbin?

I wanted to remove a symlink from /sbin/ directory. The link is swapon which is linked to busybox binary on the same directory. While trying to remove first-time, it said "Read only filesystem". So, ...
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How to completely wipe an android phone through a PC?

I dropped my smartphone and now the screen doesn't work, but the software functionality remains intact. I can receive calls and messages for instance, but I can't see a thing on the screen. Having ...
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Uninstalling versus disabling apps

When I select the menu entry called "Uninstall/Disable apps" - from the apps drawer which can be reached from any home screen by tapping the 16-square icon in the lower-right hand corner - I can ...
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Can I delete the Guest account but have two acount on my Samsung Tab

I will delete the Guest account but i would keep two users (Primary and a limited account). when i must choose, i will see only the two users and not three with the gest user. It's possible ? thanks ...
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Can Google Drive be deleted from a Samsung Galaxy Express?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Express phone running Android 4.1.2 Is there a way to delete Google Drive from the phone [without rooting it]? In the Application Manager, there is no DELETE button for Drive. ...
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How to restore deleted Viber chats?

I lost all my viber chats & calls when I tried to migrate to a new phone. Thought transferring over the entire Viber folder to the new phone would do the trick but after activating Viber it didn't ...
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Is there a way to delete my information permanently from my phone?

I'm using huawei mate 8 and I'm willing to sell it but I need to delete my information from it permanently. ( photos, videos, contacts....)
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Google contacts [duplicate]

I'm using an android phone (Samsung core prime) and all of my contacts numbers saved in 'google contacts'. There are no contacts in my 'phone storage' or 'sim card'. Now, my question is, if I reset my ...
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Why Do I Have .APK Files in Every App Folder?

I have noticed .APK files in /Apps/[app name]/ directories and while I thought it supposed to be in /System/Apps/[app name]/ directory would it cause errors if I delete .APK files? I am also ...
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Delete contact list on samsung nexus cellphone

I want to delete my entire contact list from my samsung nexus, is there an easy way to accomplish this?
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Whatsapp delivered message a deleted message

I deleted a Whatsapp message that I sent while my phone was offline and the clock sign was there , I did not see the single tick sign (meaning that the message supposedly did not leave my phone). ...
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How can I secure-wipe free space?

Any way that I can securely wipe free internal storage on Android? I am not talking about secure deleting, but just wiping whatever is possible to recover.