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When saving a webpage from Chrome on Android, where in the file manager can I locate the stored file?

I need to know where are the saved webpages of Google Chrome stored in Android. I mean, I can access them from the browser itself but I need to know where its stored in the file manager.
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How to remove device from Google?

I have given away one of my devices, I'd like to remove it from my Google account entirely. It seems, there is no longer a way to do this (which, if true, probably breaks GDPR). I'm aware I can "hide"...
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Google Maps “copy to clipboard” via share menu

Samsung S9+ user here. On my old S6 I used to be able to enter a location in Google Maps, click the 'share' button, then click an option 'copy to clipboard.' This would copy a goo.gl link to the ...
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Changing email for google play after deletion?

So I had two emails, one was thru my old school and the other is my personal one. The one that was through my old school was deleted by the school so now i can not get into google play to change the ...
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Voice input without Google search app?

How to get voice input (speech to text) without the Google search application? Currently, my tests of many apps speech to text, or voice input, need Google app. Please, could you help?
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“Incorrect code” when scanning QR in Android Messages for web

I've installed Android Messages in Samsung Galaxy S4 mini i9195 and it works fine, except one thing - it keeps complaining with an "Incorrect code" message whenever I try to scan the QR of https://...
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Prevent google backup of contacts?

I have Google backup turned off permanently, however my contacts are still backed-up somewhere to Google cloud. I discovered that yesterday from another device that offered me to recover my contacts ...
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Replacing Ubuntu OS with Android OS [duplicate]

Is there a straightforward step-by-step instruction to replace Ubuntu OS with Google OS on a BQ Aquaris M10 HD tablet. I know nothing about computer code and nothing can be assumed. These ...
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unable to sign in due to unkown error

my new LG phone STYLE X is not allowing me to sign in due to an unknown error. tells me to use another account or wait 24hours to try agian. ive tried using another account but still is not working.
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Update Google Play Services

Google won't run unless you update Google Play Services?
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What is the scope of Google Play Protect's scanning?

Even though I don't recommend relying on it (because it is not very effective), I know quite a few people who only use Google Play Protect. Does Google Play Protect only scan apps installed via the ...
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Album on google music in wrong order

About a week ago my favorite album disappeared from my library, and when I tried to download it again, all the songs were in the wrong order. I tried creating a new account (from incognito mode on PC) ...
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How to greatly improve privacy against Google apps such as Play Services?

This is really a long and tiresome journey. So I hope you become my companion! Device info changed with build.prop and XPrivacy/Lua. Magisk/Xposed in Systemless mode. I am on my way to achieve ...
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Installing Gapps (space problem)

I have installed the custom ROM from TeamWin recovery mode for android 8.1 (don't judge 😋). Everything was installing fine with no errors but then I then installed Gapps, it then told me there is not ...
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How to install core GMS packages on Android 7, EMUi 5.1.1 B223 HEEELP!

I have a Chinese phone and i don't know what to do with that... I have HUAWEI 7 plus ( Android 7, EMUi 5.1.1 B223 ) i need your help!
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going google free

hi i have been trying to find a way to get google off my phone i have been using gapps pico for a while but just for kicks i have tried to go without google completly i have however2 problem 1:...
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When will google assistant support Cantonese?

I heard that google assistant is going to support more language, there is no real date. Anyone know about when it will be released?
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Google notification block

I received a google notification on my tablet asking me to login to my google gmail. I can not access anything on my tablet unless I login to this notification . However, it says the password is not ...
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How to set an alarm via ADB?

I want to set an alarm using ADB. So as adviced by this documentation, I try to use this command to invoke google voice action intents using adb: adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.SET_ALARM ...
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Disable Chromes “articles for you”

The Google Android Chrome browser (which is the default browser on lots of Android devices) is displaying "suggested" news items on every new tab "articles for you". There doesn't seem to be an option ...
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Device won't boot - Shows g.co/ABH secutiry error

Device is a pretty much new LG V30 from verizon, running android 8. I have done pretty much nothing with the device yet. No root, no tinkering, nothing. I accidentally accepted the software update ...
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Delete google account [duplicate]

I purchased a phone from ebay. After puting in the sim card there was a Google messege that basically said that the phone was linked to a previous Google account and I need previous password. Is there ...
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Google Audio feedback(Ding sound on clicking mic or saying Ok google)

Why after turning off all the accessibility services the sound is disabled and immediately after enabling accessibility of any third party app or inbuilt app ,this sound is enabled. I am facing this ...
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What Google services do the Google Pixel phones require using?

What Google services do the Google Pixel phones require using? Or can they be used without using Google products? For example, do they require using a Google account? If so, do they require using ...
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Disable 'OK Google' recognition without completely disabling Google app

I find the 'OK Google' always-on voice recognition to be creepy and intrusive. At the same time, I find the voice entry for GBoard keyboard to be very useful. If you completely disable the Google ...
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For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?

I noticed that, by default, the current version of the Google Play Store has access to the PHONE permission. For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?
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Can I install Android P Beta to my Galaxy S8?

I want to install Android P Beta to my Galaxy S8 device but after I went to https://www.google.com/android/beta I can see that only Pixel 2 device can opt out for an upgrade. Is it ok if I opt out ...
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Google autheticator on saved files [duplicate]

I forgot my android pattern hence had to do hard reset. But i had saved my whole internal storage(No memory card) in my back up hard disk. i've tried locating autheticator files but can't find it. I ...
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Lenovo Tab-2 Android 5.0.1 Not syncing with any google apps

I tried to clean my junk and boost tablet with a google app used for some time. It froze up. I tried to see if if needed updating. I uninstalled the app to reinstall. Google play says the app is ...
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Meizu m3 note started lagging because of Google play services

Recently, my meizu phone started lagging, and after a while, I decided to reinstall my system. After a couple of reinstallations, i realised, the problem was in google services, because my phone ...
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Will removing a google account from a device delete the game data?

I have an android phone from my friend because i need to get some game data with a code from my old account for a game. The thing is, he is logged in his account rn. If i go to settings,google then ...
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Can Google be fully removed from all my devices?

I don't want to remove a google app. I want google as a company out of my network of devices. I want to block anything 'google' from ever touching a device of mine. Is it possible? Does anyone live ...
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Why & how disabled Google app(s) still keeps running something? [duplicate]

So, for whatever reasons, I like disabling Google services which I do not use. Since Android does not allow me to fully uninstall Google apps, I try to reply on the "Disable". However, what I am ...
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Whats the difference between the “OK Google” function and the new “Google Assistant”?

I've had OK Google on my Galaxy S7 since I bought it. Now I see Google Assistant coming out. Whats the difference?
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Advanced “Find in page” in Google Chrome mobile?

Regarding the "Find in page" feature of Android's default and/or Google Chrome web browsers: Is there a way to fine-tune the search parameters in order to search for strings with more precision or ...
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What happens if I disable Google app?

If I disable Google app (which came preinstalled on my phone and which I don't use) will that have an effect on other apps by Google like Google Maps or Gmail? I want to disable it for privacy ...
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Google Assistant settings

I can't open my Google Assistant settings. Every time I try opening it, a new tab of Google pops as if I clicked on Google. How do I fix it?
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S Note 4 - How Many Books

How can I tell my number of uploads in Google Play Books? I have a bunch of books in my Google books. It seems like I cannot add any more unless I delete some. I found out that the limit is 1000 but ...
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how do I bypass frp without sim card on boost mobile zte prestige? [duplicate]

I need to bypass or find a way to make a zte prestige w/o sim card boost (mobile) into a wifi phone or a phone that can at the very least connect to wifi for internet. it will connect to wifi but it ...
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I used Google Takeout, how do I remove this data?

Google Chrome Bookmarks, extensions and history. I don't use chrome anymore. Google Play library, I cleared it in google play but the installs.json and library.json are still huge and contain ...
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Google authenticator remove and install back in same phone(time corrention) [duplicate]

If i uninstall g.authenticator from my phone and then install it again i lose the tokens for the sites i have? Can anyone tell me about backup codes?those codes are only to access my google account ...
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How to download my whatsapp backup from my google drive?

I have been using an android phone back in the days but I don't have it anymore. I also don't have the sim card that I've been using for whatsapp either. I do in fact still have access to the google ...
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Every Google app stopped working and I cannot act on this

Yesterday morning suddenly all my google apps (except partially Chrome) stopped working at the same time and I don't understand why, and surprisingly enough I cannot even act on this via the usual ...
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How does Google know what apps I've installed if I login to gmail via browser?

I logged into gmail using Microsoft Edge and Google immediately sent an email saying that my device doesn't have the latest Google apps. How did Google come to know which apps I have installed and if ...
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Is Google Allo supposed to capable of being the default SMS app?

On a Moto G5 Plus with Android 7.0 (Nougat), Google Allo was installed from the Google Play Store. Going into Settings > Apps > (gear icon) > SMS app the list shown does not include Allo. ...
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play store keep saying error retrieving information from server. [RH-01] [duplicate]

My phone is samsung android version 4.2.2 with model number GT-191281 and this started when i reset it and i don't have any other application to connect to internet except for play store.
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Can update everything except Google and Google Chrome - Moto G4 + Nougat

For the past couple of weeks I haven't been able to update either Google or Chrome on my Moto G4 - but I can update everything else, including other Google apps (Drive, Gmail, Google Play Movies + TV, ...
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How to change key signature on Google account manager 5.1 apk to match Google account manager 7.1 using lucky patcher

Can't install old version of apk Google account manager 5.1 cause it says file is corrupt or file exists under same name...solution lies in giving the old version of Google account manager 5.1 the ...
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using a Pixel 2 without Google account

I would like to buy a Pixel 2 but use it without signing in to a Google account. I would get apps from F-Droid, for example. I do not wish to use any Google apps. I also do not wish to use a custom ...
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New android phone retrieve google calendar reminders

I got a new phone because my old one is destroyed (never to return). I am trying to get back the reminders I set myself using the google calendar app on my samsung galaxy s7 edge. The reminders would ...