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Accessibility and elderly people: Google backups preventing deletions by "helping" users

I have a disability and the person I share a home with helps me carry out since daily tasks every day. In order to enable this, I give this person my phone's password and get this person to manage ...
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Google is crashing when trying to link Google Home with Tuya Smart life

I want to link Google Home with Tuya Smart Life but when I click accept prompt in the Tuya app, it shows "Google has stopped". I tried removing the app and linking with the browser but it ...
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I want to less boot time in my Android10 system, how can I do?

My os is android10 on nxp i.MX Processors forums. now it cost 30 seconds when Power-on to disaplay system launcher,so someone can tell me how to do. I find other device only cost 15 seconds. And I ...
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Cancelling emergency request and getting help from Google Assistant

I learned today that Android has an Emergency Button that goes off if you Press the Power Button five times. But, how do you cancel it? I got Google Assistant to come up to ask what it was, and it ...
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Can't access my Activision account because the google authentication code was deleted. How do I get it back?

I've been trying to log into my Activision account but I can't because the google authentication code was deleted off the app. I've been trying to contact support but I can't reach them. Is there a ...
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Is phone data sent or saved in the event of a crash?

By default, does google or Samsung get any call history data, text messages, emails, or note app content like google keep if those apps are open and in ram during the event of a crash? Thanks!
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Is Google keep note content data included in a crash report or error log?

Does anyone know if the android google keep app sends any note content data to google or anyone else in an error log or crash report in the event of an app issue? Thank you!
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What does "clear app data in Google account" mean

On https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/3118621?hl=en I Found "Clear app data" If an app isn't made by Google, you can delete its app data from your Google Account. On your main ...
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If Android is open source, then how did Google ban Huawei from using it?

Android is open source, it is based on a Linux Kernel which has been modified by a variant of C language. A few years back there was a big controversy when Google banned Huawei due to some security/...
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Can the Google Ads identify my phone for ads in apps?

A lot of free apps rely on advertisement. Even the OS in a lot of mobiles show ads in built-in utility applications. Does the Google Ads framework has a capability to identify an Android user for the ...
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What data does an app I bought paid content in via Google Play store received

When I make a payment/buy a paid subscription via Google Play Store what data is being shared with the app I bought content in? Does it include: email address associated with the Google account; ...
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Does a bank see email address of a Google account if I add a credit card to google pay

If I add a credit card to my Google pay what Google account details is my bank able to see if any?
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Google photos wifi issue

I have an issue in uploading photos from my android(Motorola g7 plus)that has occurred in the last few days. Photos are appearing in google photos on my phone but they are not appearing in google ...
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Google services on Raspberry Pi 4 Model B saying it is offline while connected to WiFi

I have just been setting up Android 12L on my Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. After I installed Google Play onto the Raspberry Pi, no matter how hard I try fixing it, all Google services still say it is ...
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Where are files from Google song search?

On my Andriod I use google "search a song" .. when found it displays "bodhicitta" and I choose "Add to Home screen" icon (google search) appears on my home screen &...
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What is Google up to? Google Play Store updating apps even though auto-update is disabled

Recently, I've noticed Google Play Store automatically "updating" apps, even when auto-updates are explicitly disabled. I put "updating" in quotes, because all the apps in question ...
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Do Google & OEMs always have backdoors in Android devices?

In a helpful comment on this Android Stackexchange question, prominent contributor alecxs states: google and OEMs will always have own backdoors in propritary [sic] blobs for baseband/modem etc - you ...
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Google maps shows me at lication for hours that i have never been to [duplicate]

My wife has been doing a little detective work and finds me visiting locations for hours that I have never been to. I think I get the positioning issues with gps...but why would it show me at a non ...
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How do I add a source to Google's article feed?

I regularly get notifications on Android from Google about news stories/articles that have obviously been sourced based on my observed interests. How do I "inform" the feed that I'd like ...
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How can I disable Google AMP in Google Search on Opera?

AMP creates some issues such as dark mode incompatibility on some websites. How can I disable Google AMP in Google Search on Opera?
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Cannot change First/Last name order in Google Contacts when the sytem language is Hungarian

I took a screenshot of the settings page of Google Contacts with both languages. As you can see in the Hungarian version the "Sort by", and "Name format" options are missing. Is ...
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Why don't Google services work on Android 4 versions?

For some reason, in recent days I can’t go into either maps or mail from my old tablet, I write there is no connection. Although other applications work fine, the Internet does not complain. Google ...
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Why does the "What's new" section in the Google Play Store now indicate "No information from the developer"?

In the Google Play Store, the "What's new" section for every Android app with an available update now claims "No information from the developer". This is happening even when ...
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Remove Google Find My Device Password

A few weeks back I lost my Samsung Galaxy S7. I came home and immediately did a Google Find My Device. I added a message to the finder and a password to lock it. Great. That worked. The phone was ...
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Google search bar widget closes keyboard after typing one letter

Using s21, most recent update 01/04/2022. This has been happening for a while. When I use the Google search bar widget (not the chrome app), the first time I type something into the search bar, it'll ...
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How to stop Google search bar widget from opening all sites in Chrome?

Using an s21, most recent software update 01/04/2022. My Google search bar widget opens anything I click into Chrome instead of in the app, but it didn't do that before and this is a recent change. I ...
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How to remove Google Smart Lock saved passwords in Instagram?

How do I remove these accounts and saved passwords from Google Smart Lock in Instagram? I have tried all different methods to remove it but no use. I have deleted all of my Chrome passwords, Google ...
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Google Discover says "Something went wrong" - How to fix?

I'm on a OnePlus 9 Pro using Android 11 and version 12.47.14.23 of the Google App. I really enjoyed the Google Discover tab and would use it many times a day on the phone. A few days ago, it simply ...
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Google "My Business" App cannot verify Chrome camera access

I am using Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G9730) with Android 11. I am trying to "verify" a Business with the "Google My Business" app. It asks to take a video of something. Then it ...
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How to add special permission to application?

I removed too much system apps last time and I reinstalled Google Play Services (GmsService) from .apk file from backup. However, its component com.google.android.gms.persistent needs permission ...
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Google Play Games on BlueStacks using Google Workspace or regular account with Family Link

Has anybody been able to log in to Google Play Games on BlueStacks using Google Workspace or regular account with Family Link? So far I have been able to register a BlueStacks phone, so that is is ...
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During purchase money is deducted but the payment status is shown as cancelled-Tinder gold [duplicate]

If during purchase money is deducted but the payment status is shown as cancelled will the deducted amount be refunded automatically?It happened with me while purchasing Tinder gold and after my money ...
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How can I run Google Pixel without a physical screen attached?

I'm attempting to run a google pixel 3 without the physical screen. The phone will be used in remote management, so I have a remote management utility installed on the device as well. Everything works ...
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How do I eliminate the left-swipe Google Snapshot page from my home screen? (S21 Ultra)

Recently got a Samsung S21 Ultra. When I swipe left from the home screen I get Google Assistant "Snapshot", which I have no use for. So I disabled Google Assistant via Google app > ...
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Limit Google search result pages to those containing a specific string

Before Google started the Google Plus social media service, I could use +"a string" to ensure all result pages contain "a string" of my choosing, and I could use - to ensure it ...
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Android device is stuck on "signing in" page

I had my tablet repaired yesterday (new LCD) - unfortunately the tablet had been sitting broken for a long time. When I got it back, I done a factory reset so that I could start fresh. The factory ...
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Is it possible to see location history for my devices? Or is location history only specific to a google account?

Is it possible to see location history for my devices? Or is location history only specific to a google account? So for example.. If I go to https://myaccount.google.com/find-your-phone The most info ...
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Send google calendar invites (google calendar android app) to outlook?

I am trying to send myself a google calendar invite from my android phone to outlook but no success. When I do this over a web browser, it asks me to send an invitation to my guests and works just ...
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Android in-built backup to Google Drive: Can I retrieve some of the data, like SMS, myself?

Seems like it saves the data such as SMS/MMS on my Google Drive and encrypts the data with "the phone's screen lock". I guess one can the in-built feature to restore the whole data to the ...
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How can I configure the Google Stack application so that it only backs up when connected to a Wi-Fi network?

I don't see the option in the settings menu of the Google Stack Android application: It has uploaded over 10 GB of content today via my 4G network and doesn't seem to stop. I use Android 10 with ...
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android 10 encryption google frp

hello i have android 10 phone i did , Factory Reset, but I did not delete my Google account after or before the factory reset and i sold the phone, does this decrypt the deleted data or not, because i ...
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Google Home problem details

I'm having an issue with connecting my new soundbar (Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR) with Google Home, the device is detected but it cannot be connected. I'm getting generic error message: "Cannot ...
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Does the Android SDK Emulator mount the filesystems on the host or emulate the mounting?

Does the Android Studio Emulator mount filesystems (like system.img and userdata-qemu.img) or emulate the mounting by making an illusion because I can't find them (the mounted filesystems) on the host ...
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How can I paste the clipboard content from the Chrome remote desktop desktop (CRD) client to the computer running the CRD server that I connected to?

I use the Chrome remote desktop Android application. How can I paste the clipboard content from the Android Chrome remote desktop client to the computer running the Chrome remote desktop server that I ...
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How to change my "channels & interests" on an Android phone?

I have an Android phone and get some news based on my "channels & interests" when I swipe from the main Home Screen to the left. How can I add a new topic to these "channels & ...
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How to make it open in browser to click a YouTube video in the result of the Google search app?

If I remember correctly, clicking a YouTube video in the search result of the Google search app used to open YouTube in my default browser. For some reason, it now opens the Play Store link for ...
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Sign-in to Google account does nothing

I cannot add Google account to my Galaxy A5. I input email and password correctly, agree terms. Then the circle spins and nothing happens, account is not added. I cannot sign in to any Google stuff ...
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Any way to access Google Drive Backup?

I recently lost my phone and bought a new one. unfortunately I've bought one of those new Huawei phones that come without GMS. Now i still want to restore my google drive backup of my lost phone. I ...
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How is Google Play services still running after disabling?

A while ago I disabled Google Play services, Google Play Store and lots of other Google apps in my phone. Below is a screenshot. One can see that Google Play services is still having cached ...
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What is com.android.settings, com.android.launcher3, and com.mediatek.batterywarning used for?

I keep seeing com.android.settings, com.android.launcher3, and com.mediatek.batterywarning show up in my Google history but I have no clue what it is. Is this a way to open hidden apps on Android ...

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