Questions tagged [google-apps]

These are applications designed and distributed by Google, including core Android apps, such as the Play Store.

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How to use an app on the laptop and phone at the same time [closed]

I have tried to do this but the app I am using it logs me out I know someone who does this but they won't tell me how. I am trying to run a task on the laptop and do something else on the phone at the ...
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Is there a way to get number of steps walked each day using google maps?

I want to find out how many steps I walked each day (average per day over a period of week or month is preferable). Is there a way to find this data using the Google Maps app? If not, is there any ...
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How to determine default enabled permissions for for pre-installed applications?

Many Android apps that are pre-installed by manufacturers have extensive and intrusive requested permissions. When looking at the permissions of each app via Settings > Apps, some of the ...
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Google Photos deletes copy and original on device

I'm facing a very strange issue with the Google Photos app. Every time I copy an image with "copy to folder" (specifically not "move to folder") and then delete either the copy or ...
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Can I actually run YouTube and other Google apps without Google services

I installed aurora store on my Huawei device and installed YouTube and Gmail. But they aren't running without Google play services. Is there any way to run those without Google play services
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Google Account(and apps) not syncing on my Realme C2(Android 9)

My google account and app data are not syncing on my Realme C2 (Android 9). The data of a few apps like Chrome and Calendar is syncing and showing up when I select my google account under "...
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Stop GMS Firebase Indexing from collecting all of the personal data

When I was playing with settings on my Nokia 6.1 Plus running a stock ROM Android 10 with bootloader unlocked and rooted with Magisk v21+, I noticed that Firebase App Indexing that comes under Google ...
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Any easy and free way to install One app Two times in Android

I have seen some other way such as using Pro editor apk. or using root, but I want any other way which is free to install One app two time in my android device. Thankyou Your answers and comments are ...
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How to select multiple individual cells in Google Sheets Android app on mobile phone?

How to select multiple individual cells in Google Sheets Android app on mobile phone? Example: On Windows it is possible by using the CTRL button + left mouse button and select multiple cells, but I ...
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How to find the files (.apk) of a certain app like Google Play Services

I have a rooted device and I tried the find / -name "*Play*" command and got some files from com.google.android.gms and a couple of Playlists but nothing like Google Play Services.apk I ...
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Nearly every app I open directly crashes

As specified in the title my problem is only that. Any app I open in my phone crashes with the message "Unfortunately the app has stopped working". Only the Google apps, Edge browser, Camera ...
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How to disable “Mini Call View” feature in Google's latest Phone app?

The latest version of Google's Phone (v 23) app has a feature called "Mini Call View" in which when you answer a call it won't open the phone dialer. Instead, there is a notification in the ...
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More flexible Digital Wellbeing settings for limiting time spent in specific apps?

Digital Wellbeing is a feature/app built in to recent Google phones and some phones with Google-licensed Android distributions, but it isn't open source, so unfortunately it doesn't seem like it would ...
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how to connect VGA monitor to android mobile and mirror screen using Chrome Vysor?

I have tried Chrome Vysor with USB cable to connect my laptop to samsung galaxy on7 prime.Now I need to connect my VGA monitor to this phone and mirror screen.Would Vysor be of help there or do I need ...
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How to rate Google Play itself?

I want to know how we can put review or rate google play store (not their apps)
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Any app to help finishing call?

My mother has the habit of ending the conversation by pressing the BACK button several times instead of hitting the red button. The perso she talk to can be heard after a few minutes (people are nosy ...
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Does LineageOS allow us to install apps via Google Play?

Someone told me we can't install Google apps after installing LineageOS and it doesn't support Google Play. What is the truth behind this? Can I access Google Play in LineageOS?
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How do I record Google meet meetings?

My college gives us video lectures on Google meet. They have given us out organisation account to access meetings on Google meet. In order to watch them later I recordmy screen with recorder. But, it ...
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links not opening in google app

The Google app used to open links in its self making it great to save link in collections. Now both the new searches and links inside the collections are opening in a browser and not the Google app. I ...
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How do I remove images from the Downloads folder that are visible from within certain apps, but not visible from any file manager?

Background: I used to use the Share with another app button on Google Chrome to send images from Google Chrome App to my Text Messaging App. It would go to my text message but not be seen in the ...
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How do I prevent the installation of just a few specific apps on my android phone?

I basically want to prevent myself from installating VPNs and a few social networking sites like Quora and Reddit , every other app is fine
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Apps Not Downloading/Updating After Factory Reset

I have a problem with my Pixel 3. I was having an issue with Google Play not updating any of my apps over the past couple days. After trying several things, including: Clearing Cache and Data Force ...
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all google product app isn’t loading or working. what to do?

Google services like Youtube, Gmail, assistant, Docs, google app etc are not loading or working. The loading bar appears but nothing happens. Play store loads everything but when i click install it ...
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How to have Google Discover language different than the General Settings language?

My initial language was French but I wanted to parameter my Android smartphone (Android 8) to English. So I went to Settings > General Management > Language and Input > Language > English So far ...
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What happens if I ignore the warning: “If you deny this permission, basic features of your device may no longer function as intended”?

If I go into the permissions settings for the Google app and change the Location permission from "Allow all the time" to "Allow only while using the app" or "Deny," I am presented with a warning: "If ...
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Google services don't work on apps but work on browser after changing SIM card

I changed the SIM card in my cell phone and Google apps such as Google Maps, YouTube, etc. no longer works, saying I was offline. Yet they still work if accessed from a web browser. How to get the ...
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How much privileged GMS Core is in the Android Stack?

The GMS Core has a ton of capabilities and doesn't seem to perform like a typical application (as in an Application living in the 'Applications' layer shown below). I would assume it would have more ...
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Unable to install/update apps from Play store on Xiaomi A3 on data plan

I am trying to download update/install apps from the Play store on my MI A3 Jio connection, but it has been unsuccessful. All services like Facebook, Whatsapp, etc are working fine. The apps I am ...
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Google Pay hidden & its device admin

I cannot locate Google Pay on my Z971 ZTE phone in Apps, system, hidden, etc, however it is a device admin. If I attempt to click on it to remove it as an admin, the settings app immediately pops up a ...
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Is it possible to delete a file through the Google Drive app?

In the Google Drive app, on its home screen, I get a list of files and a "3 dots" menu next to each file. When I open the menu, all of the options given to me are: Share Add to Starred Make available ...
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How to get rid of “Device is not Certified”?

I wanted to ask that is there any solution for getting rid of this "Device is not Certified" without/with root? I have flashed Phusson's GSI and then GApps Micro but the first error j get is that on ...
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not able to install Google Fi

I subscribed to Google Fi for transferring my American phone number to this service. I have Google Pixel 3a XL, which has esim. To activate Google Fi service I need to install Google Fi App. This ...
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Does deleting your Android apps data delete your personal files?

I use Redmi Note 3 with Android 6.0.1. Out of 10 GB internal storage, 4.5 GB is occupied only by apps. I see that app data and app cache eat up a lot of free space. I safely delete app cache data.But ...
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Does LineageOS or OpenGApps have a GMS License and GMS Certification?

Some time ago, I have installed LineageOS on my Samsung Galaxy S2, together with the OpenGApps suite. I have registered with Google and enjoy access to the phletora of Google Play apps on this phone. ...
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What data does the Google drive app contain in an android smartphone?

I want to delete some of my android apps data due to storage problems. I see that my Google drive app does contain a lot of data and cache. I have already deleted the cache but I am not sure if I ...
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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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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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How to choose the appearance of the Gmail app?

In Android, Gmail released an update, and it asked me for Default, Comfortable or Compact appearance. I chose the Default, ofc I don't like it, I miss the old red bar already.. Now I want to try the ...
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On Kindle Fire 8, granting permission to Android apps

This is a modified cross-post from ebooks, but perhaps more of an Android question since Kindle Fire runs on a bespoke Android build. I have a Kindle Fire 8 (7th gen) running on Fire OS 5.3.6.4, ...
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Install Google Phone dialer on other phones

As you know Google Pixels and Nexuses are using Phone application as default dialer. and other phones can't install it. even if we get different versions of it from ApkMirror, it does not install on ...
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Can the Play Store (in /system/priv-app/) be reinstalled with a newer version?

Tapping on the build number in the Play Store doesn't really update it anymore on my device; I have no idea why. I've been trying to sideload the apk which just installs the newer version into /data/...
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Can't install apps after factory reset

I have a Lenovo Tab 4 10-inch tablet (Lenovo TB-X304F). Recently I had an error on it and had to perform a factory reset, and I'm experiencing problems reinstalling some apps I had installed before. ...
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Open gapps crashing, no GSF id available on LineageOS 15.1

I just installed LineageOS 15.1 on my Galaxy Note 4 (SM910F) via TWRP, everything worked out nicely. Now I wanted to add the Gapps to the system in order to use the playstore. I downloaded the zip ...
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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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How do I remove applications that android automatically downloads, and stop it downloading apps that I don't want automatically?

I have an android phone, and every now and again, when I connect to WiFi, I notice it starts automatically downloading updates. However, it also seems to download/ update a number of default apps, ...
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how can I forward all calls except one?

because i have a small business I get lots of calls, but sometimes I want a day off... so on these days I would like to be able to forward all my calls to my office, BUT allow ONLY my office number to ...
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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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Problems installing Open Gapps on Huawei Honor 7x

I tried to install Open Gapps to a Huawei Honor 7x mobile with twrp. I had strange problems during the installation: It detected a wrong architecture with version 7.1 pico package: the phone is ARM64 ...
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After HR I get this error: com.google.process.gapps was interrupted

Lately I have had some problems with my Asus Zenpad 7, a strange message: "Unfortunatly com.google.process.gapps was interrupted" which doesn't stop appearing, my use of the tablet is now limited ...
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Google Play Services required permissions

Why does Google Play Services require so many permissions. Access to my phone, contacts, text messages, camera, microphone, and even body sensors cannot be turned off without constant push notices ...

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