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App data backup on android devices to google cloud

I have a question about the backup into google cloud on android devices. When you do a backup into google cloud also app data from apps which supports that feature will be uploaded too. But I think ...
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3 Questions regarding restoring the backup of whatsapp from Google Drive

My phone Lenovo K53a48 stopped working on the 7th of June. I have a backup of all my WhatsApp messages until the 6th of June on Googe Drive. I installed WhatsApp on an Xperia M2. After I signed in ...
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Google Drive: “unable to schedule file for upload” after scan

I scanned over 150 pages using the scan functionality of google drive. It took me a while. After that, when I was trying to save the generated PDF, I got a notification saying "unable to schedule file ...
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How to save YouTube downloaded video to phone gallery

I have downloaded a youtube video in my youtube app and I want to save this video to my phone gallery. What steps should I have to follow to do this?
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i couldnt find my phone and made a password to unlock if found. i cannot remember the screen lock password

I have a android that I locked through google when you lost your phone. I finally found the phone but cannot use due to not remembering my password I made
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How to disable the google app in android 8.1.0?

I have been looking for the option using the google app itself, but when selecting the settings button inside, it does nothing, only stays in the same screen without the options in the second and ...
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How to activate time left notification in Google Family Link?

I installed the Google Family Link app on my kid's phone, mainly to limit his screen time. He asked me to be notified before his time is running out but I can't find a way to activate such a ...
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Google account was hacked: how do I get my phone working with my new account?

My Google account was hacked, I think because somebody SIM-hacked my T-Mobile account. (Thus the Google account recovery process was short-circuited.) I've asked Google for help via the recovery ...
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Google widget icons

Last week I updated Google app through Play Store. After that it shows a asterisk symbol on Google 5*1 widget. One is Google logo, microphone. And what does asterisk indicates? App version 9.88.7.21....
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How do I change my payment account?

I made a new account because my old one got hacked and Google suspended my ability to pay for things. So I uninstalled all my apps from my old account and made a new account and reinstalled them but ...
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Google's Huawei ban, how will this hit Huawei, since Andorid is open source?

So, with the latest news of Google blocking Huawei from Android updates, what does this actually mean? Since Android is open source (via AOSP), Huawei should be perfectly able to continue using ...
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How do I make the little Google search bar widget open the results in Google Chrome rather than in the Google Assistant

My Google search bar widget that I have on my home screen used to have the little G on the left side and a microphone on the right. Now it seems to have been hijacked by Google Assistant because it ...
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Not seeing Assistant icon in search box

I have two phones. Both are Moto X4 running Android 9, with the same variant and security updates. One shows the classic Google microphone icon in the search box. The other shows the Assistant icon. ...
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How do I keep Google map on full screen

When I use Google Map to navigate when riding my Motorcycle it keeps going into small screen and I can't read it. Is there a way to lock the large screen?
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how to keep email and phone contacts seperate on a google pixel?

as above really. I've got a google pixel and ive got a gmail buisness email. I'm creating a mailing list and want to keep my email contacts and phone contacts seperete. I cant find any setting to stop ...
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How can I make Google Maps speak the street names when the voice is set to a foreign language?

I'm running Google Pixel 2 with latest updates. You can change the navigation voice language in Google Maps via: hamburger icon (3 horizontal bars) --> Settings --> Navigation Settings --> Voice ...
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Payments on Google Play not showing up on other devices

To start off let me list my devices: Samsung Galaxy S5 - Used to purchase the game Amazon Fire Tablet HD 10 - Google Play sideloaded Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 PC/Laptop About 24 hours ago I purchased ...
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Having trouble with Google apps on Nubia Z17 Lite

I bought this Nubia Z17 lite online and I got it with the global version and Google apps preinstalled. Everything worked but I wanted the new Nubia UI 6.0 and so I installed it from the Chinese ...
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Disconnected WhatsApp, can't reconnect!

my wife moved back to Android on a Galaxy S9+ from IOS and wanted her WhatsApp messages transferred. Its not straightforward, but followed an article that setout the process and managed it in the end ...
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Acidentally uninstalled Google app on Android phone

I accidentally joined the beta program for the Google search app on android, in ordered to leave the program I had to uninstall the app and re-install it. When I did this, everything seemed to be ...
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How do I bookmark a page in Google Books?

Google Books has a feature whereby you can bookmark a page by tapping any corner of any page of a book you're reading. However, I was unable to do this. Could someone please provide some help as to ...
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Is it safe to reinstall with a Google prompt linked to my account?

I might put LineageOS on my phone, but I currently depend on it to perform two-factor authentication prompts for my Google account. Should I take any precautions to preserve access to my account?
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Contacts in my google account don't fully sync to my phone

My contacts don't sync to the phone. I see many of the contacts, so I know my account is linked, but not all contacts are synced and none of the most frequently used contacts which is why it's so ...
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How to disable camera → Google Photos sync on Android 9?

Similar to this, but Google has somehow wormed their way around my settings: Photos → Settings → Backup & sync is off. Photos → Device folders → Camera → Back up (sic) & sync is off. Camera → ...
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Install Google Play Services without Google Play Store

Recently, I rooted my phone for the first time, and wanted to get rid of most Google apps including the Play Store. However, after seeing multiple apps didn't work correctly because of a dependency on ...
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Why restarting the phone fixes the problem of Google Keep of not syncing the notes?

That was the question only, because that happens to me a lot. I work with keep in pc and android, and sometimes even if a have an Internet connection the notes are not syncing. And I wonder why this ...
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Google app says check your connection and try again

After Google Plus ask to download data I started having problems with the Google app and all Google apps. I have no access to the Google app, Gmail, Play Store, YouTube, Etc. I can recover the account,...
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How to make Google Maps find the closest option

Commonly observed behavior: I'm at location X. Google knows I'm at location X, when I open the app or website it shows a blue dot in my exact location I search for, say, "Chipotle" ...
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Google cards suddenly showing mixed languages

This might be a small problem but it's very irritating. My google cards are acting weird. 40% of the cards are on other languages which I have no clue of. It's sometimes Urdu, sometimes Russian and ...
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Links always open google first

This just seems wrong. When I click a link in an email (gmail), or anywhere else on Android, it first loads a google page then opens the link. Like google is tracking every link I click. Seems ...
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how do I make multiple contact lists on android phone for google talk [duplicate]

I need to make two set of contacts on my android phone for google talk. I need one for family and another with work contacts. How can I do this?
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Google Services

Good day to you, I have an ALPS MT702t phone (MEDIATECH MT6572) Android phone. It has Android 4.4.2 on it. This phone does not have on it Google Services, and Google Framework. I can install ...
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When Google removes malicious apps from their Play Store, are users notified?

This Check Point Research article describes over 200 malicious apps on the Google Play Store that were downloaded over 100 million times. Google has now removed the apps from their Play Store. But ...
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Google maps wrong? [duplicate]

My husband and I have our Google accounts linked. I noticed under his Google Maps, that he's been to places he says he's never been. When you go under places visited, everything is correct. But there ...
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Google maps question [duplicate]

Why do I keep getting the same places Google maps thinks I have been and I keep clicking I haven't been there. they still show up. I have a Galaxy S9 phone. Thank you
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Google app not working on Galaxy S9

The Google app (just the basic Google app and associated widgets, etc; not Gmail, Google Play, Chrome, Photos, Docs, etc) is not working on my Samsung Galaxy S9; I have had the phone since last July ...
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Remove all Google-related software from Android? [duplicate]

If I were to buy an Android phone and unlock the bootloader and install my own ROM, to what extent could I produce a ROM that removes all access to Google servers and functionality? For instance I ...
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Where are the maps I save to my S5 through the widget stored?

I am moving to a new android phone but have maps that were created using the widget on the phone (Verizon) for all of the places I travel (airports, hotels, businesses) for easy use. I want to take ...
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Google Assistant News are being emailed to me in the wrong language - how to fix?

I'm traveling and my Android phone's Google Assistant is now set to understand two languages, which is fine. What's not fine: Google suddenly decided to email me all the info in the second language ...
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Root Chinese Huawei​ ​Enjoy 8

Mum got a new phone from China. She can't install our use any Google services or Facebook etc, I think I need to root it but I don't know much about this stuff. Any help please?
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“Unfortunately Google App has stopped” has been popping up on my Asus Zenfone 2

i've tried clearing the cache and force stop the app, as a result of that action now my phone can't connect to every app. after that i tried my phone to factory reset but when it back on the pop up ...
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Sending data to google spreadsheets from an app invnentor blocks

I've been playing around this week with app inventor and I've got to say that it is pretty handy for people that don't really code, people like me.Now, I've run into a problem which is; I can't send a ...
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How to get rid of Google invasion?

The performance of my phone became very poor. It's very slow. When I open the wifi, it freezes for a few minutes! I had to reset factory default. After the resetting, the phone became super fast once ...
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Unable to login to Google account after reflashing gapps (LineageOS 14.1)

today I ran into some trouble and had to reflash my LineageOS system and with that my GApps. After reflashing (dirty flash, by the way) I could not login to my Google account anymore. After logging in,...
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How can I connect my LG H 840 phone to Google servers in China?

I had to do a factory reset because of the UI system has stopped. Aparently it was cause by Google autoupdate and my battery problem. I tried all kind of programs in the end I hard reset the phone. ...
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Add More Emojis to Recent Tab?

I tend to use a lot of emojis so the recent tab is a huge help. One day my recent tab had a whole big list of my recent emojis and disappeared a few days later. This was very useful for me, and I ...
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How to enale float notifications in Google Maps

I have a smart band which can show app notifications. I want to see those float notification in band, when i traveling using the Google Maps. So how to enable float notification for Google Maps ...
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Why GooglePlay Music can't play the audio files?

I am using Samsung J2 Phone with Marshmallow OS and it has 64GB SD card (external storage). I am not able to play the audio files (mp3) from the SD card using Google Play Music but I am able to play ...
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View or Change Password for Google Find My Device Lock Motorola Moto e5 plus

I lost my phone and locked it with Google Find My Device. I don't remember the password. I've spoken with Motorola and they want me to mail them my original phone and they will mail back a replacement ...
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Google Timeline randomly working

I have a new Android phone and Google Maps Timeline isn't working how it should. Since getting the phone a week ago, it has accurately tracked me twice (which shows it can). Sometimes it knows where I ...