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Android privacy

I'm using a phone with stock Android, on which I don't have root access nor bootloader unlocked. I never logged in my Google account, and I've disabled every Google related app (Gmail, Play store, ...
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What does this annoying message mean in Google search engine? [closed]

Every time you search in Google search engine, you come across this annoying and meaningless message. What does this message mean?
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why do i have activities on my google account that i havent made exemple: com.lge.gamelaucher . is there something going on or im just looking to hard [closed]

i keep saying someone is hacking me and every time i check my history on good i have activities there that i havent made. and i keep programming my OK google and at times she doesnt lisen to me. my ex ...
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Recent Google Pages no longer in recent apps

I recently got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S20, which runs Android 11 and OneUI 3.1. Before, I had a Galaxy S8 which I believe was on Android 9 or 10 at the highest, and not sure which OneUI version. ...
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Unable to access Google Play store and Google Maps

I'm not able to access play store and maps with my google account, but it remains accessible with another google account. I'm at a loss how to resolve this. Would anyone have any solution?
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How to recover the encrypted data after a hard reset of a moto G8

I forgot my pattern to unlock my moto G8 so I decided to make a hard reset to access it; which I successfully did and gained access into my phone. I never had any data in the sd card nor google drive; ...
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Google can't record now as Duo is recording

Hi All Whenever I am making call in Duo some Error message is coming in screen like Google can't record now as Duo is recording.and while Playing pubg and stream in Omlet arcade same Error is coming ...
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Google Play Store

I have to ask because I am just very curious. I recently got back with my boyfriend who cheated on me. I am trying to work things out but am skeptical. I have checked his phone and have not seen ...
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Recovering bricked Pixel 2 with drained battery

Bit of a weird setup but I have a Pixel 2 phone with offline charging disabled. Today I wanted to restore the factory image so I booted the phone into TWRP, wiped all the partitions. I then got ...
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Doogee N20pro TEE/Google key not write

I have been trying to flash GSI (Havoc) rom to my Doogee N20 pro. Unfortunately something went wrong and i found myslelf in boot loop without any possibility to enter any mode with any key combination....
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Does “Visited <name of app>” shown on Google's My Activity mean that the app has been installed?

My minor child has 'visited <name of app>' in her Google's My Activity from the Google Play Store multiple times. Does this mean she has/had the app? She recently got a new phone and was setting ...
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In the old Google Feeds (circa June 2018), was it possible to place a specific interest/feed regarding looking at selected Photos?

Back in June and July of 2018 there were daily feeds in the Google Feeds activity of a Google account for 24 consecutive days that read: Selected 'Photos' at *********** (see photo) All Feeds before ...
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Avatar on hangouts flashes a circle with a letter

When I log into my hangouts to message my boyfriend, sometimes the picture flashes a green circle with a letter and then loads the picture again. It doesn't happen all the time, just occasionally. ...
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What kind of data do Google and Samsung collect from the OS itself?

Not including apps and websites. I've switched to open source phone, SMS, calendar, etc. and I use the DuckDuckGo browser to try to block some of the web trackers. What kind of data can Google and ...
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How do I remove accounts from a Google calendar?

I use a number of gmail emails on my phone, but I only want my Google calendar to use events from one email address. When I click on the settings option in calendar, I don't have any option to remove ...
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Do phones heat up when using incognito?

Every time I use incognito my phone heats up a bit. Is this normal?
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My google account is disabled

My google account is disabled. My mobile is working fine. I add another google account. Can I get all my apps to that account.
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I cannot enter a new email to log in to Google again

I quite recently changed both my mail adress any my password for my google account. When I now try to use my phone (any Google services) I get a screen: Verify that it's you (You were signed out of ...
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How join an existing Google Meet meeting from widget, with an URL?

We have a regular "chat" meeting in our group, and we use a Google Meet URL for this meeting, always the same, and we meet at known times a day. I've just received one list with all meets ...
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Why is web page opened

I restored os on my android phone, and when I go to google browser(first time on fresh os), it opened some website that I haven't visited in years. I check all settings and can't find why I got that ...
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Sync Chrome cache on android

Are android's chrome cache different with laptop's chrome cache or are they both the same when using google sync?
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How can I enforce Google SafeSearch on Firefox/Chrome?

I'd like to enforce Google SafeSearch on Firefox/Chrome on Android. Is there any way to do it? For example, if I enable it and then switch to Incognito/Private mode the setting will disappear. For ...
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Google Play Services has stopped

On my Samsung Galaxy A6 I keep getting the message 'Google Play Services has stopped' Whatever I try to do this message keeps appearing and I cannot get rid of it. I did manage to get into the app, ...
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Google apps not working on mobile data, although non-Google apps are working

I have a strange problem on my Samsung J2 Android phone. Although apps like WhatsApp and some games which require Internet work, none of the Google Apps like Google, Chrome, YouTube and Play Store are ...
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What does the “Save password to Google?” do?

I'm on Android 10 and and after installing the Uber App, I get the "Save password to Google?" prompt. But since I'm a not a huge fan of the Google megapoly, I'm reluctant to say yes, when I ...
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Back up only specific photo albums

I want to factory reset my phone, clearing out all the junk, but keep my albums with personal pictures. Activating google backup would be easiest, but it saves everything into the cloud, regardless if ...
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Files app (com.google.android.documentsui) keeps crashing

I have a Samsung S6 Lite and whenever I need to use the Files app as a FilePicker I get the message "Files has stopped". Specifically when trying to import a PDF in Squid Notes. However, ...
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My hangouts problem no wifi problem

My tab is working on a wifi and I don't have a simcard when I enter hangouts app it says no wifi no connection server
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How can I configure Google voice access so that I only have to say “hey Google” once?

After I say "hey Google", Google voice access is letting me say a few voice commands. However, after a few ones, I have to say "hey Google" again to be allowed to give further ...
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Why Google Apps have TikTok APIs and Libraries?

I'm new to Android app development, but a privacy Enthusiast who looks into the Activity's of Apps to see what kind of tracking does the specific apps use. And while doing so, I came across, TikTok's ...
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Some websites not reachable using cellular data but working perfectly using Wifi

I a have a Xiaomi mi 9 se phone and I am not able to access some websites using their IP adress. To give you some context, I have some servers I wish I can access but it not possible, I receive a ...
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Why Google is sending SMS messages to me?

I have just received a SMS message... from Google (?): What is this? Does this mean that some "bad guy" has my phone number and is playing some nice tricks with me, pretending that he is a ...
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Does google maps personalize the walking time to your destination?

Google maps has a lot of data about how far and how fast you move around. When you search for a walking route to your destination is the app calculating the walking time based on your average walking ...
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Google Assistant voice search is slightly modifying my search queries

Has anyone else noticed when voice searching with Google Assistant it'll sometimes change your query slightly but to a question you didn't ask? This is not a simple case of mis-hearing spoken words; ...
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How to turn off vibration for incoming messages in Google Chat (not Hangouts) - Android 10?

I can't find a setting anywhere in that app. I'm aware of the options present: All messages, New threads, @mentions, etc. I want those notifications. I just don't want the vibration. Tried going into ...
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No Graphene or Lineage support…am I stuck carrying a google-tracker now? (LG “Journey” on Tracfone)

I prefer flip phones but now I need web access while on job-site, I don't know why I thought I could just put Lineage onto any handset (swore you could just root a phone and put a new OS on, didn't ...
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Is anyone familiar with “chimera” modules being used with Google Play Services?

Google Play services is a split apk on my stock device. When I decompile the split package, I saw the word "chimera" used, and immediately it threw up red flags. I have found no proof that ...
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Can I navigate to a specific URL in Samsung browser, instead of a Google search?

The simple stuff: Using Android 8.1.0, Samsung Internet 11.1.2.2 Whenever I type an URL in the top bar, it performs a Google search with that parameter. Worst thing is that in some cases, the target ...
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Getting rid of “X Google enrollment” in Android 11? since I don't use Assistant

Since I have a new phone with Android 11, every now and then I see a notification about "X Google enrollment" whatever that may be. Upon searching around I see it's nothing to worry about, ...
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GBoard app: Initializing of voice-to-text takes forever

I use GBoard on my Poco X3 and the keyboard sporadically takes forever to initialize when using Voice Typing. Sometimes it's fast, sometimes it isnt. Sometimes it shows "initializing" and ...
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Stop GMS Firebase Indexing from collecting all of the personal data

When I was playing with settings on my Nokia 6.1 Plus running a stock ROM Android 10 with bootloader unlocked and rooted with Magisk v21+, I noticed that Firebase App Indexing that comes under Google ...
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Google won't read web pages on my Android 8.1.0 phone

When I bring up a web page on Google assistant & say "Hey (or Ok) Google read it" nothing happens, & in Google Go, the play button triangle is greyed out. These apps have permission ...
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Screensavers for 200 tablets - accessed centrally from one computer - Is this possible?

Hi I'm involved in a project to deploy 200 tablets. All devices will be on different networks in various locations around Australia. I would like all devices to access the one set of screen savers and ...
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Many apps crashing on phone after Google app disabled and re-enabled

The Google app was taking up half a gigabyte of storage even though I never use it, so I cleared its data and disabled it. After I did this, Gmail and Outlook crashed, so I re-enabled the main Google ...
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How to make Google Play Services work on a device that doesn't support any Google apps

Yesterday, I bought an Honor 10X Lite, I did know it was not supportive of Google but I thought it surely won't be too hard to install Play Store, right? I realized that some Google products, ...
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Google pay scanning credit card without camera permission

I have Google Pay installed on my phone. I have denied camera permission for every single app (except for "Settings" app which I am unable to deny Camera permission) on my phone. When I try ...
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Possible to purchase (buy) an Android app from the Google Play store web site without installing it on any device?

Is it possible to purchase (buy) an Android app from the Google Play store web site without causing that app to be automatically installed on a device?
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From the Google app, can you copy search result links without opening?

In the Google app (the one that opens from the search widget, with 'Discover' and 'Snapshot' at the bottom), I cannot long-press a link to get any options such as: open in new tab copy download share ...
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How can I delete from my smartphone the images downloaded by Google Chrome from the internet, which I can't find anywhere?

I have a A3 Umidigi smartphone, Android 9. I downloaded the images by Google Chrome (search images engine), and I can't find them in any folder (included Download, Pictures or DCIM), but I can see and ...
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Ship android device with pre installed app from Google Play

We develop an Android app that is meant to run on tablets in restaurant environments. We use standard Samsung Galaxy tablets that we ship to our customers with some custom settings: Pre-install our ...

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