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Questions tagged [google-pixel]

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Pixel 6: Files and Photo apps are slow to "notice" pictures added by non-Google apps. Can I force it?

I really like my Pixel 6 but this behavior I'm going to describe drives me to distraction. When I copy pictures to the phone from my digital camera, the apps such as Files and Photos refuse to ...
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I have a long string of group SMS/MMS messages on my Google Pixel 3 How can I back them up to a computer?

My wife and I run a small real estate business. In the course of our business we often setup a group text between ourselves and the tenants so that everyone is on the same page regarding anything ...
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How can I unpack/view contents of modem.img

I have a modem.img file of type - DOS/MBR boot sector, code offset 0x3c+2, OEM-ID "MSDOS5.0", Bytes/sector 4096, sectors/cluster 4, root entries 512, Media descriptor 0xf8, sectors/FAT 3, ...
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How can I enable swipe typing and autocorrect in Juice SSH?

The Juice SSH app disables swipe typing and autocorrect on the keyboard by default. How can I switch these features back on? The Juice SSH FAQ says to swipe right on the keyboard1: In normal JuiceSSH ...
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How to build and flash Pixel 8 platform and kernel

I am a complete newbie to AOSP and I'm having trouble building and flashing android kernel for Pixel 8. I've been trying to follow Building Pixel Kernels instructions, but I'm experiencing some issues....
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Google PIxel 7 suddenly "dead" - no dropped, no water damage, etc

I have a Google Pixel 7, in good overall condition, working as my daily phone and I was using it just this morning. About an hour later it was totally dead. To the best of my knowledge, not dropped, ...
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A way to separately activate WiFi and Mobile Data internet connection

In my Android 14 (stock/Pixel 7) (it was the same when it was Android 13 before the update), I can activate and deactivate the internet connection via Mobile Data and WiFi. What bothers me is that I ...
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How can I unlock my Pixel phone?

Last night I added a pattern lock on my Pixel 4a before sleeping. After waking up today, I cannot remember the exact pattern. I can only remember that it was a zigzag pattern. After failing several ...
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Rooting carrier-locked Pixel 7 Pro

Just under a year ago, I changed carriers due to carrier unlock policies. The provider I switched to I was able to get the Pixel 7 Pro on a payment plan (2 years). With it being a Pixel, I thought at ...
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WiFi calling with 1st SIM number using cellular data of 2nd SIM?

Does Android support WiFi calling using cellular data of 2nd SIM? When I travel I don't want to use the pricey roaming for my home SIM card (first), but I would like to make and receive call with my ...
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Can't connect to FTP Server since switching to a Pixel 8 Pro

I have been using the app "FTP Server" for many years. Recently I have become unable to connect to it, since switching from a Pixel 6 Pro to a Pixel 8 Pro. I always get a "connection ...
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Why won't Pixel 7 accept voice recognition?

I activated my Pixel 7 on September 21. Voice recognition worked for two days, now hasn't worked since September 22. Phone calls work, people can hear me. The Camera successfully captures sound when ...
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transfer home screen folders from one phone to another

I transferred my Android phone backup from a Pixel 5 to a Pixel 6a today, but during the process accidentally selected a secondary Google account, which meant only apps associated with that account ...
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Why did my Pixel 4a 5G on CalyxOS stop tracking mobile data usage?

I am using CalyxOS on a Pixel 4a 5G. My phone did not track mobile data usage during the last three weeks. In the screenshot below, we can see that it counted 8 MB. But I used my entire monthly ...
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Pixel 7 Android 13 - what could cause wlan0 to change to wlan1?

I have an FTP server on my phone that auto-starts with Tasker to perform unattended backups. Recently it stopped working. As I debugged the issue I found errors in the log of "unable to connect ...
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Use fingerprint to unlock the lock screen after booting Pixel 6

Background I am trying to unlock my Google Pixel 6. Due to an accident, I lost much of my memory and in turn, forgot the lock screen PIN code for my phone. I have, however, also activated fingerprint ...
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Long-pressing power button shows Assistant, how to restart the device?

The long press on the Power button that I used on my earlier Android (Oreo) is now popping up the assistant. So what is the secret gesture? This is for a Pixel 7 if that makes a difference.
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App flickers and won't start on Pixel Fold foldable screen

On my new Pixel Fold, the Mixcloud app won't start and just flickers (in a way that could induce an epileptic fit in a person with epilepsy) when I try to open it on the foldable screen. It works fine ...
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Pixel 7 lock screen timer

I would like to have the lock screen on a Google Pixel 7 to display for a specific time before powering off the screen. This should not be confused with the screen timeout (normal screen > lock ...
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Google Recorder Transcript not working

I have a Pixel 3a which I recently updated to Android 13 using Pixel Experience. Before updating Android, Google Recorder transcripts worked, though unfortunately I have no more details. Since ...
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Prevent notifications on SMS messages from a contact during off hours on Google Messages

I'm using Pixel 7a and Google Messages. I wonder if there is a setting or an app to stop notifications on texts message coming from people I cannot block during off-hours in a systematic way: e.g. ...
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No audio on Facebook, YouTube Android app when on 4G

My Pixel 5 audio is working while on WiFi at home. When I'm not on WiFi and using 4G, any video on Facebook or YouTube has no audio. On Facebook I can turn the audio off and on for each video, doing ...
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Get raw “mobile data usage” data

I’m in a bit of a feud with my mobile data provider and want to prove to them that I started using my mobile Internet after a specific time. Currently, the default mobile data usage in android is not ...
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Silence notifications from specific contact at certain times

(Pixel 7, Android 13) I currently use bedtime mode to put my phone into DND at night before I go to bed to silence all notifications and all that jazz. I know you can set specific contacts to be able ...
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What are the major differences between the Pixel 7 and 7a?

I'm currently in the market to change my phone, and I'm looking for a Google Pixel: Which Pixel phone is right for you? And right now I just dont get what are the differences between the Pixel 7a and ...
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Disable repeated "High mobile data usage" notification?

It seems that once the data warning point I have set is passed, Android keeps showing the notification below, even though I have dismissed this same notification multiple times. Cellular data has ...
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Does Pixel 4 support three-finger swipe?

Because the volume buttons no longer work, I want to assign three-finger swipe up and three-finger swipe down to increase and decrease the volume. However, if the hardware doesn't support detecting ...
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Pixel 5 bricked after normal usage

TL;DR: My Pixel 5 won't turn on. Bootloader was never unlocked, therefore it only contains stock software. I think the last update it received was the March 2023 security update. I already talked to ...
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Is the Pixel 5 really EOL in october?

Iam using the Pixel 5 with original OS and currently on Android 13. Reading here: https://endoflife.date/pixel the phone will not receive any further security updates from october on. But Android 13 ...
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How do I flash a custom kernel on Pixel 7

I built a custom kernel for my Pixel 7, to include the NFS kernel module. I'm struggling to flash this to my phone and get it loading. After I flash this to my phone, the Google text appears, but not ...
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Path of "Documents & other" in Google Pixel 4a "Files" app

I copied, via USB file transfer, a small folder (3 small files) into This PC\Pixel 4a\Internal shared storage\Documents. I thought that using Files by Google (version 1.0.459878599) > Documents &...
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Pixel 7 Pro won't connect to specific WiFi network

I've had a Pixel 7 Pro since release and it's been working fine until a week or so ago when it steadfastly refuses to connect to a specific home WiFi network. Every other device in the house works ...
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Check 32 and 64 bit support individually on Termux [duplicate]

With Google Pixel 7 lineup ditching 32 bit support, I think it is now necessary to check for 32 and 64 bit support individually. From what I interpret, the Google Pixel 7 series will not be able to ...
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Make google pixel look like samsung?

I have a google pixel 6a, I was wondering if I can make it look like a samsung android phone (like a samsung galaxy user interface)? Like instead of scrolling down make it have multiple "pages of ...
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How to block a contact on WhatsApp based on local time?

I am trying to avoid getting WhatsApp calls from specific people who live on the other side of the world - when it's daytime for them, it's nighttime for me. Talking to them about it hasn't helped. ...
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How do I add my existing audio notes to the Google Recorder app on my Pixel 7 Pro?

I used audio notes extensively on my old Samsung phone. Now I'm migrating to a Pixel 7 pro and I love the Google Recorder app which is only available on Pixel phones. It has live transcription and ...
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How do I prevent my android app from constantly getting cached

Excuse the novice question. I've got a website which has constantly changing content. I've had an android mobile app made for me (by web2application.com) which in theory should just open the website ...
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Google Pixel 7/7 Pro : Spontaneous Pictures \ Quick Shutter Mode Experience

I was curious to know about the shutter speed and how quickly one can jump into camera mode from lock screen/from-doing-something to capture those spontaneous moments. Usually what I have noticed on ...
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Why would 5G be significantly slower than 4G?

I have a 5g enabled Pixel 4a phone and am using it in an area with excellent T-mobile 5G coverage. For some reason when network preferences are set to 5g, the data rate is a small fraction of the ...
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Stuck on the boot screen with locked bootloader - Pixel 6

I was trying to flash a custom ROM on my phone (Pixel 6) and something went wrong. i was following the instructions on screen and the last one was to lock the bootloader which I did. Now the phone ...
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Can't Send Texts to Some Phones unless Internet Turned on on my Pixel 5

I have a Google Pixel 5 phone, am running Android 13, and use Verizon as my carrier. I'm trying to use the internet less so I usually keep my internet off, including turning off my data and wifi ...
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Airplane mode as homescreen shortcut?

On Android 12, can I have the Airplane mode button as a homescreen shortcut? I want a way to quickly turn it on, without first swiping down from the top.
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Pixel 6a cellular connectivity problems - calls to some phone models (older) won't go through

I just bought a new Google Pixel 6a (recently priced lower than pixel 5a) and after a few days of use I am starting to wonder if there is a fundamental system (either hardware or firmware) flaw with ...
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Verizon Software Keeps Re-Installing itself

i have a Pixel 4XL, baseband version g8150-00123-220402-B-8399852 i think its American , but i have installed the Australian Firmware on the device , after a Factory Reset , and installation of ...
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After moving to Pixel 6 Pro, some daily apps are no longer supported

I've recently upgraded my phone from Pixel 3 XL to Pixel 6 Pro. After some time, I noticed that some are apps are missing from the Pixel 6 Pro. I can't find those apps at the Google Play store, and in ...
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How do I reflash both partitions of a Google Pixel 6 Pro device in one go?

How do I reflash both partitions of a Google Pixel 6 Pro device in one go? If I follow the instructions at https://developers.google.com/android/images, I have to: reflash the first, default ...
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Factory reset when enabling and disabling OEM Unlock in one session?

I accidentally enabled "OEM Unlock" on my old Pixel 3a. I instantly disabled "OEM Unlock" again. Will the phone forcefully factory reset when I reboot?
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New method for enabling Developer Options in Android 13?

I'm on a Pixel 6a with an OTA release of Android 13 stable. I had Developer Options with 13a beta 4 before I upgraded to a stable release, but now the menu option is no longer visible. I tried tapping ...
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I keep seeing a popup in Android: "Install now to control when your device updates" - is my phone compromised?

I am seeing this popup displayed occasionally over more than one app (in this image, it is appearing over my calendar app). This appeared on a Google Pixel 6 Pro, which is updated to the latest ...
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(Pxl5) Audio via JBL speaker becomes fractured after some minutes

The following is a consistent problem (reproduces always): Connecting phone to speaker and turning music on Music is played, un-fractured. Within 30 minutes (maybe less), music becomes very fractured:...
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