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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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 to stop apps from reloading when connected to android auto and ambient light changes?

Android Auto has an annoying behavior where many apps reload when the ambient light changes, e.g. When you drive through a tunnel. This is annoying if you're reading something and the app reloads. How ...
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Installed app linked to wrong Google account [duplicate]

I have two accounts on my OnePlus 6T phone, work & personal the personal is the primary account, but I have noticed that some apps (including Youtube that came pre-installed) are linked to my ...
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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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Neffos X9 prevents me from uninstalling or turning off any application

tl;dr: Except for some weird games, I cannot uninstall or even turn off any application that is installed on my TP-Link Neffos X9 phone / Android 8.1. Is there anything I can do with this? So far I'...
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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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Different (strange) behaviour of Google Music Player in different folders in File Explorer

I am very much strange to see different types of Google Music Player's behaviour in my phone's File Explorer. I have Asus Zenfone 5z (Android Version 9). I am using latest version of Google Music ...
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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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Google app draining battery in background

Google app draining lot of my mobile battery life, even i did't use google app and assistant at all. here battery statistics: App: Google version 10.33.5.21.arm64 Total battery drain: 48.48% ...
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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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If I update the play store with an apk to a newer version, will play store update itself automatically when an even newer version is available?

The play store app on my phone takes longer to get the latest version than other phones so I updated it with an apk to the latest stable build. I wonder, since I have updated play store with an apk ...
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Is there a way to install ark survival evolved on android 5.1.1?

I have already mofded the apk to install but it crashes a few seconds after i open it. I was wondering i could modify the actuall app to run on android 5.1.1 rather than 8. (I think its a problem with ...
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How to open a Google Sheets file and imediately jump to the end on the mobile app?

Similar questions have been asked before (e.g. here) but this code doesn't work on the mobile (Android) Google Sheets app. Apps script does work on the mobile version in general, as long as there is ...
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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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How to sync only selected component of Google Account?

When we add a Google account in an android phone, automatically and immediately it starts synchronization of all components like Calendar, Contacts, Drive, Gmail, Google Fit data, Google News, Keep ...
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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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Internet Problem only in Some apps, even Wifi or Mobile Data?

thanks for helping me, I have XT1789-05, Some apps can't access internet and some apps (one of them Google Translate) can access internet, with WiFi or Mobile Data, nothing change, in another device ...
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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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Smiley face doesn't work

All of my Emojis work, except one. This one ☺️. In the emoji archive it's listed simply as "smiley face". It works in every other application except Google messages (not to be confused with Facebook ...
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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 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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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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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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LineageOS update caused permission erros for GApps

I recently made an update of LineageOS for my LG G5 (LineageOS 14.1) as well as my Samsung Galaxy S5 (LineageOS 15.1). They both seem to have serious issues afterwards and I don't know what happened. ...
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Cool 1 C103 stuck in twrp

I installed the twrp from https://forum.xda-developers.com/cool1/how-to/guide-easy-twrp-root-using-qfil-eui-t3781171 and then tried to install unofficial lineage 15.1 followed by Gapps. I probably ...
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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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How to configure android google chrome to use apps instead of web sites?

How to configure android google chrome to use apps instead of web sites? Sometimes if you install ap chrome sees it and offer you to configure itself to always use apps instead of web sites. How can I ...
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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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Moto E5 Cruise apps disappear from home after restart

I've had this phone for about six months and from day one I've had this issue. I will organize apps on my home screen. Takes a half hour at a time. Then when I restart half disappear. I've ...
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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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How to disable Google Apps in Mi Phones

I observed in case of Mi phones like Redmi Note 4 & Mi Max2. We’re not able to disable Google Apps like Chrome, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, etc. Please let me know, how to disable Google ...
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When I move apps to SD card, it said “App has stopped”

Everytime I move an app to SD card, it will say "App has stopped" and the icon changes. I keep on retrying to uninstall and install it again and again, but it's still the same. I don't want to lose my ...
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YouTube age-restriction bug

I am asking this question on this site as I have a problem with the YouTube app: So, I happen to be a teenager under 18 and have a Gmail id that I use with YouTube. Now everything was fine until ...
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Lineageos + opengapps: remove gapps, dirty migration to lineageos-for-microg fails

I've got a motorola g4. Bootloader unlocked, twrp installed, lineageos installed, opengapps installed, non-rooted. Been using it for about a year. I want to try lineageos-for-microg: https://lineage....
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Huawei Honor 6X Emui 5.0 Android 7.0. Not Core GMS package problem

I live in the UK. I got a Chinese phone where I can not run Google apps. Having to install a Core GMS package in order to do this? Huawei Honor 6X Emui 5.0 Android 7.0. Is there anyone who has ...
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Removed Google Apps system app, now the device wouldn't boot

I have a Micromax Canvas A1 device (Android one). It's been rooted and I have removed some system apps on it before. When I disabled Google App, a lot of space was freed and the system worked fine. So ...
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Is there an official Google Apps package?

So I understand that I need to flash the gapps package after installing a custom Android distro (ROM). In that case, is there an official google apps package? If so, why should I rely on competing ...