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How to use Google keybord on ultra power saving mode

How i use Google keyboard in ultra power saving mode
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Pixel 8 Pro carrier locked. Looking for a solution [closed]

I have a Pixel 8 Pro that the carrier (Spectrum) and Google both say is unlocked. The phone is definitely not unlocked. OEM unlocking is greyed out and says, "unavailable on carrier-locked ...
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API buton Validate width Home Assistant

With Home assistant, I try to take control of my Smartphone from my computer. I have already managed to do some very nice things. Here is an example in pictures. However, I am currently encountering ...
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Google activity. Is this how a video call shows?

What does it mean when all 3 of these show together in Google activity? com.sec.Android.app.camera com.Samsung.Android.incallui com.Samsung.Android.dialer This is on an s22 ultra. I think the video ...
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Unusual entry in Google web & app activity

On my google web & app activity I noticed an unusual entry. Should I be concerned? It says: Used: qualcomm.qti.services.secureui.com Any ideas?
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How to disable Google Chrome request to install website app?

This message is quite new. I get it when I visit reddit.com but also developer.android.com and other sites. It only comes once so when you visit one of the sites I named perhaps you won't see this ...
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WhatsApp passkey - On device encryption locked

I was trying to enable the passkey feature but I get an error message that says that the encrypted data on this device is locked. I'm not sure what it means, I have read that usually the password ...
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Is the received SMS from Google with a code genuine?

I just received an SMS, the phone shows that the sender is "Google" it says: .Google (some Arabic) G-123131231 (some code basically). Could this actually be Google? Why was it sent to me?
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How to turn off/on Google activity permissions by individual apps

Does anyone know how to turn off/on Google activity tracking by individual apps? There's no option in the Google activity settings.
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locked from "find my device" cannot open Nokia C 110 [duplicate]

I have a new phone (Nokia C110), but it's locked from Google's "Find My Device". I locked it because I lost the phone, then I recovered it. I tried my "Find my device" password, ...
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Locked my phone with "find my device" and can't open it

I have seen this question several times but have not found an answer helpful to me. I am new to Stack Overflow and cannot comment, so I am going to ask it again. I just copied someone who asked the ...
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How to turn Google Keep Check List into Google Task List

Before the advent of the updated Google Task feature I kept some to do lists in Google Keep, which supports a list of tasks and their check boxes. Google Task lists have the advantage of allowing ...
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Does Android AOSP communicate with third-parties?

I'm trying to eliminate all Google and Meta services from my digital life. (I don't like their policies.) So I thought about buying a new smartphone, removing the pre-installed ROM, and installing ...
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Is the Pixel 7a GWKK3 is a locked or unlocked phone?

I've tried to find if my new Pixel 7a GWKK3 is locked or unlocked by looking at its box. I have not opened it yet. I could not figure out for sure if i can open it and install grapheneos on it. Do you ...
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Downloading everything from Google Drive and putting everything in a USB key

This post is related to my former post on internet security and Android. I want to download my entire Google Drive and put it on a USB key. The USB key will not be safe. It can be lost. It can be ...
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Data protection (making files persist across time)

In this post I am addressing a real issue that Android users may face. Suppose, over the course of my lifetime, I have been storing my files in Google Drive. These, may be important files. Perhaps I ...
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How much interaction with an Android device is needed to keep a Google account active?

I'm wondering about Google's inactive account policy. The policy seems to indicate that in order to keep an account active, you must directly interact with a Google service (e.g., Gmail, Search, or ...
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Google account history shows up at the same hour

Why is all the app activity on Google account history showing up at the same hour? Activity from a Samsung Galaxy A21 shows, for example, Gallery, Messages, social media apps, Weather app, and ...
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To add a “File As” field to your Google Contacts, you can follow these steps: [duplicate]

RESOLVED: Google Contacts WILL default to a 'File As' field as the main Contact name. You just have to create the Custom field labeled File As. Follow these steps and you can change the names to ...
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google account..How to bypass the former google account.? [duplicate]

bought this samsung s10+ but when i reboot and set to factory setting it wont let me activate the phone without signing in to the previous google account..How to bypass the former google account.?
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Where did the Google calendar widget go?

Until recently, I had the combined date / weather widget from Google on my home screen. Clicking on it opened either the calendar, or the weather frog app. A few days ago, I noticed it was replaced ...
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What adds "Translate" item to selected text's context menu and how to get rid of this

I am trying to figure out which application or which application's setting is adding "Translate" button to the selected text's context menu in Wikipedia app: Wikipedia mobile app's ...
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Google One app: sharing with others, using this to make sure files are not deleted

On the Google One app can I make use of feature found on the web as in the following image: "Share with you to 5 others" It is saying I can share my account. Therefore, if I create another ...
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Could activity showing up on Google My Activity show I used an app but didn't actually use it at that time?

I don't want to accuse my partner of lying if it is possible, for an activity to show up on Google's My Activity while sleeping or not using the phone. Is this possible? Or, if it shows up on Google's ...
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Cycling and launching apps through holding down power button: extra support for blind users

I want to use Android as a person that cannot read (for example, as a blind user), in a supermarket to read out what's in front in me via voice, using headphones, by pointing my Android phone with ...
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Got recommend YouTube videos that my friend is watching from his offline laptop

So, my friend was watching a movie. His laptop was offline for the last 2 days. When I opened my YouTube, I got recommended a scene from the same movie. It is highly unlikely to be a probable incident....
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Possible to view Google Play Store notifications after they disappear?

Due to excessive marketing ads and notifications, Google and other app developers have trained me to ignore ads and Android notifications. I almost feel bad for companies that waste large amounts on ...
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Counting number of notes in Google Keep

I wonder if there is a way to display the number of notes in Google Keep. For programmers, this would be similar to a "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Table" in SQL. Is there a way to digit some ...
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Is there a way to force Google Podcast App to play podcasts in chronological order?

Looking for a way to autonomously play podcasts in the order they were recorded using Google Podcast Application. But, irritatingly, Google Podcast always plays the latest (newest) episodes. Even if ...
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Mkbootimg: Repacking Android recovery produce corrupted image

I want to replace the kernel inside twrp 12.1 recovery with my kernel that I built. Now with only unpacking and repacking the recovery image I end up with an image of different size The recovery image ...
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How to get rid of GMS (Google Mobile Services) issues on de-Googled devices?

Recently I've decided to de-Google my phone, and noticed some issues: GMS is NOT the core of AOSP, BUT is definitely required for most apps that need some account management to work properly like all ...
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"Sign in to Google Assistant to make it yours" - but I don't want to!

I don't use a Google Account on my phone; nor do I use Google Assistant. However, for the past few... weeks, I guess, my phone keeps getting into a screen which tells me I must log into a Google ...
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Remove devices from 2FA of Google sign in

I have 7 devices (mostly tablets and smartphones) where I am logged in with my Google account. However, 4 of those devices I usually take to shows/concerts and I am afraid of someone stealing them or ...
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Google Sign-in Alert: Hide Android Model Name

I want to sign-in my Google account on my Android phone (not only Chrome). The rest is said in title. When signing in with Android, Google emails me the sign-in alert: a new sign-in on [device name]. ...
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What are the restrictions for spending Play Points?

Does anyone know why spending Play Points is impossible in Poland: That was the only reasonable reward I could imagine, but it turned out that I hit the closed door with "Unavailable" label ...
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Google prompt won't show up after I flashed my phone

2-Step enabled, and I keeped backup codes. This is what I did: Before I flashed my phone, I logout my google account. Then after I flashed my phone, I logged in google accout from my phone by using ...
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Texts in some cells arent displayed fully in Android google sheets app?

I have a Google Sheet with many cells that contain a lot of text. Those cells have their formatting set to "wrap" and they display as expected in the Web Application (Chromium-based Whale ...
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Cannot sign-in into the app using Google account

I have Shiaomi Redmi 5 with Android 8 and MIUI 11. My Google account is OK - I can use play store, gmail, whatever. But when some app requires sign-in my phone is stacked on the window I.e. I try to ...
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Is there a way to backup an Amazon Fire tablet to Google cloud?

I'm assuming I have to root the tablet and install and log into Google+ to be able to do this. I want to backup an Amazon Fire tablet with all it's apps and data to Google cloud, then log into an ...
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Google On-device encryption Google Passwords

I recently decided to enhance my online security by changing all my passwords and activating Two-Factor authentication for most of the services I use. I updated my passwords in Google Password Manager ...
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How to completely remove Google from an Android device?

So tired of Google running in the background even when I block it. Installing unauthorized apps. Monitoring and snooping. It's involved in many places and not security minded. I am for privacy and I ...
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Why isn't Android's Google Assistant multilingual?

I have configured Android with English as my system language but wanted to use Android Assistant in multilingual mode. When speaking to it, it should be able to use Google Translate's language ...
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Newbie to android needs help transferring texts from iPhone to new Pixel 7 after setup [duplicate]

all. My only smartphone experience is with an old iPhone 6S someone gave me. My 92yo MIL's landlline went down and won't be back up for a while (we're in the country--things take forever), so we ...
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My Google activity taking hours to update

I always use My Activity in my Google account which comprises all activity made with my phone for that day. It used to update quite quickly after each interaction on my device such as apps used, phone ...
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Is there a way to enable Google Location Accuracy via ADB or via some other command on Android 13?

Within location services on Android 13 devices, there are several services such as Google Location Accuracy. I have taken a snapshot of secure, global and system settings before and after enabling ...
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Unable to connect to Google One VPN

When I first set up Google One, I was able to connect to their VPN with my android tablet but it stopped working shortly after and hasn't been able to reconnect since. The following messages just keep ...
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How to open Google Assistant from lock screen without voice command?

On a Samsung phone, I cant find a way to open/command Google Assistant from lock screen with a touch button or even side keys. Looks like only way to open it from lock screen is "ok google" ...
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Export all opened chrome tabs from android phone to desktop/laptop [duplicate]

I have a lot of chrome tabs opened (both individually as well as in groups) in my Android phone. I am having a lot of problems in accessing them and navigating between them all one by one in my ...
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When you're looking at your google activity and it says viewed next to it, does that mean you actually viewed that topic in your cards? [closed]

When you're looking at your google activity in your iPhone. Next to some of my cards it says viewed but I didn't actually view that topic. So what does that mean?
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Does Google know my screen lock PIN/password?

Where does Google save my screen lock password as it asks me to verify my Google account by entering it? That means Google knows my screen lock password. Where can I find that password in my Google ...
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