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"You will be out of Google Account storage once your WhatsApp backup begins counting": Solution to avoid being forced to pay & have a safety backup?

We are writing to let you know that you will be out of Google Account storage once your WhatsApp backup begins counting toward your X GB storage limit in at least 30 days. Learn about WhatsApp backups ...
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What happens with phone with no SD storage (only GoogleDrive) when you don't have cellphone/internet signal? And how much data does transfer takes?

I have a S8 android phone with microSD card where all my pictures are stored. Now I need to change phone, and I've just learned the recent phones don't have microSD slot and all goes to Cloud Storage ...
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Restore Whatsapp messages with local backup only (no google drive)

I won't bother you with the tedious details. I need to restore whatsapp messages from and old local backup and WA, not even searches for local backups. A little more tunning: I've not used for some ...
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No backup found on this account issue in WhatsApp

By mistake, I deleted the local backup of WhatsApp. But my Google Drive is showing I still have the latest backup which is of 24 Feb 2024. But but the problem is when I reinstall WhatsApp and press ...
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PDF always open in Drive from Files

When opening PDFs in "Files by Google" it always opens in Drive PDF Viewer. I want them to open in Adobe. I've looked online and got a lot similar issue, but none of the fixes work for me. ...
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Can I add a shortcut to a Google Drive file by name?

I have a file on my Google Drive that I want quick access to from my home screen. The app that updates the file seems to do so by renaming the original file and then creating a new file with the ...
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Save a web page to Google Drive from Android phone

If I'm browsing a web page on my android phone I'd like to save the entire web page to Google Drive in as few clicks as possible. Best option I've seen is Share > Print > to PDF. Switch to file ...
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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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How can I select a range of files on Google drive for Android?

I know I can long press one file and then select other files by tapping each individual file to select multiple files. But I need to select a range of files. So that I don't have to sit there and tap ...
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How to completely protect Google Drive app on Android?

I am using Secure Folder on my Samsung for some of my apps, and I installed Google Drive too. But I am also logged in to my Google account outside of the Secure Folder - for backups and the Photos app ...
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Remove "Suggestions" from Google Drive app

I can successfully turn off Suggestions from the Google Drive website, but I cannot find how to remove them from the Home screen of the Google Drive Android app. (The site I linked suggests a way that ...
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Is there a way to specify a default download path for Google Drive/Chrome to an external microSD card?

I have a 512 GB external microSD card that's connected to a smart phone. For speed reasons, I would like some functions like the camera to still use the on-board phone memory, but would like files ...
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Issues accessing school Google Account, after getting locked out of it

I just graduated this May and essentially, I had to get as many important files transported from my school account to my main before June. I'd say I did a good job of doing that, but not necessarily ...
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Backing up Google Drive files to a file on a USB key

I am running Android 12 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like to back up my Google Drive files in their entirety to my USB key. How can I do this from the Google Drive app, if possible. If not how can ...
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WhatsApp giving error message "unable to back up" (Google Drive)

My WhatsApp has been giving me trouble for a long time regarding backups. It started a couple of months ago when I pressed back up now and I received an error message saying "unable to back up&...
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How do I back up the WhatsApp backup that is on Google Drive?

How do I back up the WhatsApp backup that is on Google Drive? If I go to WhatsApp - Settings - Chats - Chat backup, it tells me the Google account that my backup is at and the size. And if I go to ...
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Copying a folder from Google Drive to Google Drive

How do I copy a folder in Google Drive for Android or Google Drive via Google Chrome for Android? I tried long pressing the folder but I cannot select the folders. I can only open them and view their ...
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Backing up an Android app to Google Drive

Let's say you've installed an app, but you realize it is no longer available in the Google Play store. Is there a way to back the app up in Google Drive (so, that, if your phone breaks down and you ...
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Google Drive not recognizing wi-fi connection

So, Google Drive for Android decided to deny me access to my files, saying I've no connection. I do have a good connection as I am able to watch videos and check out forums in the mean time. The thing ...
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How can I get an audiobook from my PC onto my phone?

Not sure why this is hard. I have an audiobook, which is a folder full of MP3 files on my PC, and I want it to be on my phone local storage in a particular folder. I have it also on Google Drive, ...
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Transfering WhatsApp Data Between Two Phones

I recently had a problem while transferring my WhatsApp. I had lost access to my primary phone (Samsung Galaxy A71) for a while and had to use a secondary phone(Huawei P20). During that time I ...
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Open multiple instances of Drive PDF Viewer on Redmagic

Opening a new pdf file from redmagic's file explorer (or the google file explorer) replaces the old instance of the drive pdf viewer and the previous pdf file with the new pdf file, unlike Samsung ...
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How to export data from clouded stepcounter app

I am trying to get to the data recorded by a step counter app from Leap Fitness Group: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pedometer.steptracker.calorieburner.stepcounter I have had this app ...
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Warning sign at WhatsApp backup in Google Drive

I have an Android phone with WhatsApp installed that backs up to my Google Drive. When I go to the app settings in Google Drive, I see a warning next to WhatsApp (a gray triangle with an exclamation ...
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Removing myself from a shared Google Drive to free up space on my Android

I was given access to a shared drive with a huge library of videos, documents, etc., and installed it on my Android. I no longer need access and it is using a huge amount of space. How do I remove the ...
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How can I see which Google account WhatsApp is using for its backing up?

How can I see which Google account WhatsApp is using for its backing up? For example, I have various Google accounts on my phone.
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Restore WhatsApp backup from other phone (two phones, two phone numbers, same Google account)

I have a complicated backup situation. An Android phone A with a (defunct) SIM card of phone number 1, logged in to Google as Google user G, has active WhatsApp chats. On a new Android phone B, with a ...
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Google drive does not sync over wifi

My samsung note 5 has 2 google accounts. When refreshing contents of google drive or google docs via wifi, neither of them can sync to fetch new information nor can it open existing files. When ...
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Spam porn notifications from Google Drive [duplicate]

Regularly I've been getting Google Drive SPAM notifications saying that a file was shared with me and a porn / sexual message linked with it. I'm familiar there's a block feature https://support....
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Save Gmail attachment to different Gdrive

I have a personal Gmail (Google) account created some years back for my Android phone. Recently I have been given access to a new Gmail account by my employer. When I open the Gmail or Gdrive apps ...
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How to edit markdown files stored in Google Drive?

It's bizarre but I can't find a good way to edit my markdown files that I store in Google Drive on Android. The problem seems to be twofold - no apps support browsing google drive files google drive ...
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Onedrive & Googledrive automatic syncing - How often does syncing happen?

I have the samsung a32 5g. Does just logging into onedrive/google drive reduce performance/battery life in any way? How often does onedrive and Googledrive sync to your phone automatically if logged ...
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Why didn't WhatsApp deploy end-to-end encrypted backups to me?

It looks like the e2e encrypted backups are rolled out in production since a while. You can essentially encrypt Google Drive backups with a key that is unknown to WhatsApp/Meta Inc. I found that once ...
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Cannot Save Any WhatsApp Data Including Backup to Gmail/Google Account

Recently I bought a new phone (phone Y) - originally, I had been using WhatsApp as a dual app on someone else's phone (phone X), with a number whose SIM card was on a different cellphone (Phone Z). I ...
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google drive backup and restore restore one app

I have a OnePlus 6t and factory reset it a few days ago because it was really slow (btw the problem is still not solved, also my fingerprint sensor doesn't work anymore, may be linked). I did my ...
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giving apps permission to drive or gmail

If you give mailsapps or filemanagers on Android (those with a few millions users and likely trustable) access to your gmail-account or google drive, do they in general store these data (mails/files) ...
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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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Google Drive: transfer files only over wifi keeps turning on

In my android version 7.1.1 mobile, I am unable to upload files to Google Drive over mobile network. I am not able to disable transfer files only over wifi field from the settings of Google Drive. ...
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Can't upload files to Google Drive from ES File Explorer

I opened the Google Drive app and tried to upload files using ES File Explorer, but it said upload fails. It gave two options, upload in the normal Android way, and file way (if above fails). I tried ...
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How can I download a file with the Google Drive program directly to my phone's SD card?

I use Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10. How can I download a file with the Google Drive program directly to my phone's SD card? By default files are downloaded to my phone's internal storage.
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Cannot backup WhatsApp to Google account on Family Link

I have Family Link control over my daughter. Now, we bought her a new Android phone. The phone is under her own account we created on Google. Now, we have installed WhatsApp. But when we go to backup ...
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Google Drive stuck uploading files

Three days ago I was uploading 6 files to a Google Drive shared folder. It's not the first time I do that, but surely this time was different because not only the files weren't uploaded but also since ...
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Opening docx files in Google Drive viewer when other apps capture intent

I'd like to open docx files directly into Google Drive viewer. When another application like Epson iPrint or Termux is installed, I don't have other choice than those apps. When they're not installed, ...
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Capture motion videos of the smarthone saved directly in Google Drive

I'm wondering if it's possible to save the video of my smarphone (Android) video surveillance camera directly in Google Drive. So far I found only method which allows to synchronize a shared folder ...
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Google Drive: Make Folder/All Files in Folder Available Offline

I'm using the Google Drive app on the latest Android system, Android 11. I can make files, specifically PDFs, available offline by long pressing and clicking Make Available Offline. Further, if I ...
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Migrating from broken iOS device, from iCloud Back-up

This webpage below explains how to migrate from an iOS device to Android. My problem is that the iOS device doesn't work anymore. Therefore it is not possible to use the procedure explained there. The ...
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How do I keep a .pdf open/quickly accessible

When I open a .pdf, such as a longer article, I'd like to keep it open, in the sense that it's available in the recent apps list. How do I do that? The problem in more detail: say I open article.pdf ...
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Where is the location of Google Drive folder in Android phone?

I'm looking for the location of the Google Drive folder in an Android phone, Realme V3 5G. I expect the location to be something like \android\data\com.google.android.apps.books. Where is it?
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Cannot restore WhatsApp backup without Google Services

I'm migrating from a standard Google-enabled smartphone to a Huawei one, that does not have the Google Services installed. Anyway, I was able to successfully download and install WhatsApp from the ...
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How to sync a folder on Google drive to android

My workflow is as follows: Photos/videos from my camera's SD card are processed on a PC. Final photos/videos are auto synced between a folder on the PC and Google Drive using Backup and Sync. Photos/...
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