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How do I change the gmail notification sound? (No “Inbox sound & vibrate” setting)

I'm trying to change my email notification sound. Everything I've found online says to use the "Inbox sound & vibrate" setting. But my app no longer seems to have that. I'm using v8.11.4.168139 of ...
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Import the Telegram contacts into the phone book - Android

I have a fairly serious problem. I lost all the numbers in the phone book, breaking the SIM card, but luckily I saw that most of them are stored on telegram. I tried with telegram desktop to export ...
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Can I upload a 16GB 4K video through google pixel's “google photo” app with free storage and original quality?

I want to buy a used google pixel(1st generation) to backup photos and videos that taken by another device. Because pixel phone help says it will stored for free at original quality.Pixel phone help ...
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(Solved) How to query Google Play Store for app version number [closed]

Unbelievably, Google doesn't have an API returning a PlayStore app's version number. They don't have enough money, I guess. Anyway, I've been parsing the raw HTML on my app's PlayStore page - ...
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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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How to downgrade Google search app in recovery?

For some reason, I would like to downgrade the Google search app (com.google.android.quicksearchbox) to a older version, and upgrade later, on a MI 8 running Android Oreo. But when /system is mounted ...
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Google SafetyNet Failing after magisk install even though a safetynet check app is showing it as passed

As you can see , the app is showing SafetyNet as passed but when I try to register for Google Pay it says device doesn't pass Google tests.
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Getting numbers of sim card with broken screen

I just broke my android and was with metro pcs. I switched to sprint but they could get my contacts because I couldn't unlock the screen on my old phone. How do I get the contacts with them not being ...
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Unable to install Google play store in Huawei enjoy 8 mobile

I recently bought a Huawei enjoy 8 mobile from China from authorized Huawei store. I back to India, I tried to install Google play store, the app get installed but I am unable to open the app. ...
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How to avoid Google Maps update when accessing hyperlink

I have always had problems with current versions of Maps. Too resource intensive for my various devices. I've found an older version that works really well and even has the old "Labs" pre-cache areas ...
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Google Calendar's drag'n'drop in Oreo

One of the most fabulous features in Google Calendar was an ability of dragging and dropping events for a quick reschedule. With my Moto Z2's upgrade to Android I have lost this functionality. I must ...
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Playstore apps not working

I got an android box with 8.1 installed on it. I tried to download a few apps on the playstore but it give me not supported on this device. How do I correct this to download app.
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How do I find out what is causing the app “Google” to use so much background data

Even though I have background data turned off, it is using incredibly high amounts of data to the point of being ridiculous. This is starting to cost me money as data is not unlimited in Canada. It's ...
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Are non-Google emails stored only locally when using the Gmail app? [duplicate]

The Gmail app allows to add non-Google email provides (via POP and IMAP). Is it mentioned somewhere that the emails pulled from these providers stay on the device and are not stored/shared with ...
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Working with Security Metadata in APK file

According to this Blog post, Google has added a Security Metadata on top of an APK to verify that it was originally distributed by Google Play. More specifically it adds APK Signing Block to the APK ...
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Can I automatically download files from Google Drive onto my One Plus 6?

I was wondering if I could have a folder on my phone that was synced to my Google Drive that automatically downloaded whatever was in my Google Drive. My goal is to be able to have music files on my ...
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Google apps having connection problems while my Internet works fine

Google apps like Play Store or YouTube won't connect to the Internet. But YouTube works fine on my browsers. I also play online games (no problems there). Can you give me a quick solution,please...
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How to edit two Google keep notes at the same time?

How can I use multi window or another gesture to edit to Google keep notes at the same time. I'm on Android 7.0 Nougat. I know I can use multi window, although I would appreciate it if someone could ...
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Whole bunch of app crash (Messaging, Wifi Portal Detector, Memo etc…) because of two disabled applications

I recently run into trouble with my android system. Long story short, I just forced stop a Google app and the AlwaysOnDisplay app on my device and deactivate it. It was just done through the ...
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Google photos app - how to sync photos on google drive and remove from phone

I am facing slight issues with the sync in google photos app, where I have set it to sync the photos found on device, to my Google drive. It is working alright but it had also downloaded some photos ...
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When saving a webpage from Chrome on Android, where in the file manager can I locate the stored file? [duplicate]

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 ...