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Can I check if my phone is rooted (no dev options) with Pixel 6Pro?

Just bought a Pixel 6 Pro 2d ago; updated to Android 14. Started installing (same apps as on old phone). The banking app forbids me to use fingerprint as it insists my phone is rooted. Never have done ...
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Restoring Lost Messages

I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing while using Messages for Web and instead of typing in a new message to my wife, I did something to cause our whole 5 year long conversation thread to ...
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How to get Vertical navigation in recent apps on my Pixel 6

This question has already been asked several times in 2018 and 2020, but all the answers are outdated. I want my vertically scrolling recent apps switcher back. It is so much better than the native ...
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Pixel 6 Pro - system taking up over 200gb of memory

Pixel 6 Pro Android 14 256Gb storage About a week ago my phone began complaining about a lack of storage - there was only about 2Gb left! I've done a bit of a tidy up and freed another 4Gb but ...
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Is it possible to only show a subset of calendars on the Pixel Watch 2?

I have several calendars associated with my Google account. Some are my calendars and others are other people's calendars. I only want to display a subset of calendars on my Pixel Watch 2, but keeping ...
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Can I force Pixel 6 Pro to slow charge?

There are long periods of time when I know I will stay in place so I would like to be able to connect the phone to the charger and have it charge slowly to try and curb issues created with fast ...
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Forgotten the pin code to my Pixel 6( non pro version) - remove pin code without data loss

I changed my pin code of my phone but I have forgotten what the code is. I can't do a factory reset because the phone is used as a two factor authtentication for my password vault. I stupidly didnt ...
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Where are text messages stored on Android 13 (Pixel 6)?

All the research I've done told me it's located at Internal Memory > data > user_de > 0 > com.android > providers.telephony > databases > mmssms.db Best I could find was Internal ...
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How to use Pixel 6 as webcam on Android 14?

Many reports in the tech press said that Android 14 would include an option to use Android phones as a webcam when connected to another device over USB. Here it is mentioned on the official Android 14 ...
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Google Pixel 6 sceenshot function has been replaced by Google Assistant

I have used Android for years and for most Android phones, pressing power + Volume Down together takes a screenshot. I have used my Google Pixel 6 for 2 years now, and the screenshot function has ...
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Pixel randomly turn on flashlight, shows emergency call screen

This is a very poorly-defined question, because I can't figure out what causes this issue. But on occasion (and not rarely), when I pull my phone out of my pocket, the flashlight is on, bluetooth has ...
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Can't unlock Pixel 6's bootloader

I have no problems finding my Pixel 6 through adb. Also, no problems finding the device with fastboot devices while in fastbootd. But for some reason, when I switch to bootloader, the computer doesn't ...
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Is there some way to prevent myself from shutting down my [rooted] phone in some specific cases?

This is question is basically an acknowledgement that I'm very f-ing lazy. First, I'm on a Pixel 6 Pro running stock A13, rooted and filled with Magisk modules. I needed to find a way to guarantee I'...
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Screens wakes up right after timeout for no apparent reason

There's a strange situation on my new phone where as soon as the screen turns off due to inactivity, it wakes up again by itself after a couple of seconds. (However, if I turn it off manually, it ...
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How can I see the duration of a phone call on Google Voice?

How can I see the duration of a phone call on Google Voice? Sometimes I don't see the duration. Example: Sometimes I do see the call duration though: I use Android 12 with a Google Pixel 6.
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How can I sort my call history on Google Voice by call duration?

I sometimes use Google Voice to make phone calls. How can I sort my call history on Google Voice by call duration? I recall I made a long phone call to a customer service and I'd like to see the phone ...
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Where can I view the current usage of my Pixel 6's Tensor Processing Unit, image signal processor and Tensor security core?

I read on https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/pixel-6s-tensor-chip-inside-the-brains-of-googles-newest-flagship/ (mirror): In the case of Google's design, the eight-core CPU is integrated with a 20-core ...
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How can I stop downloading but continue seeding with BitTorrent on Android?

I wonder the following: How can I stop downloading but continue seeding with BitTorrent on Android? I use Pixel 6 + Android 12.
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Why is the "mark as unread" button greyed out in some emails in my Gmail application?

Why is the "mark as unread" button greyed out in some emails in my Gmail application? Example; I use Pixel 6 + Android 12.
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How can I get a notification when a Bluetooth device stops being accessible by my Android phone?

I wonder how I can get a notification when a Bluetooth device stops being accessible by my Android phone. I use Pixel 6 + Android 12. Example of list of Bluetooth devices that are accessible by my ...
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How can I voice type :-) using Google speech recognition in French?

In English, I can type :-) by voice by saying "smiley". How can I voice type :-) in French? I use Google speech recognition on Pixel 6 + Android 12.
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How can I prevent a Pixel 6 from changing focus while recording a video with the native camera application?

For example, if I record a video from behind a window, I tried to put the focus on whatever I'm looking it behind the window, but if something happens on the window while I'm recording, such as rain ...
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How can one configure the default screen recording program to record the audio by default?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can one configure the default screen recording program to record the audio by default? I don't want to have to manually activate "Record audio" ...
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How can I get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6?

I wonder how I can get notified when a device connects to my Wi-Fi hotspot on Google Pixel 6. I use Android 12.
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Unable to register new passkeys for Android 13 with error message "Your encrypted data is locked on this device"

I was experimenting with the passkey support for Chrome on Android when I came upon this error while registering a new passkey: Your encrypted data is locked on this device For security, you can no ...
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Google Assistant needs Wi-Fi network to work? Google Pixel 6

Occasionally (not all the time), when invoking the Google Assistant on my Pixel 6 phone, I get the exact message "For that, you'll have to turn on Wi-Fi and connect to a network." Online, I ...
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How can I configure my Pixel 6 to start video recording at a given time?

How can I configure my Pixel 6 to start video recording at a given time? (e.g., video record from 6 am while I am asleep)
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Strange message after wiping data/factory resetting on Pixel 6 device

Last night, I flashed my Pixel 6 phone because I want to move to Pixel 7. After flashing, I turned on the phone for a while, and then I used the Recovery >Wipe data/factory reset option. ...
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Given a contact in my Google Contact app, how can I see where it is stored? (which Google account? SIM card? phone internal memory? etc.)

Given a contact in my Google Contact app, how can I see where it is stored (which Google account? SIM card? phone internal memory? etc.) I use a Pixel 6 and Android 12.
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How can I jump to a given year on the Google Calendar application on my Google Pixel 6 phone?

I use the Google Calendar application on my Google Pixel 6 phone. Sometimes I want to look at some event a few years ago. How can I jump to a given year on Google calendar?
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How can I configure a Pixel 6 so that it always charges at max speed?

My Google Pixel 6 phone charges between 3W and 15W with the charger included with the Pixel 6 phone. How can I configure it so that it always charges at max speed? (Or at least whenever I ask for it, ...
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How to fix null imei and mac address?

I was messing around with the devinfo partition of my pixel 6 pro,but I made a backup before. As a result it was stuck in a bootloop, so I restored devinfo's backup using fastboot, all good so far, ...
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Pixel 6 can't connect to n48 (5g SA)

TL;DR I have a Google Pixel 6 and I am able to see my private PLMN but attempting to connect will show instant text, "couldn't connect". No logs in my 5g core, and no registration attempt. ...
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How can I hover over some text on a webpage in Opera for Android?

On this Timeline on Patents.SE, for example, hovering over the S shows it stands for "simultaneous dates" (see image below). This works on Chrome desktop, but not on Opera mobile.
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Transfer pictures via adb, while preserving the ability to pick a better shot later

When I view a picture on my Pixel6, the phone suggests a "Top Shot" and lets me "pick a better shot". I would like to transfer my pictures to a hard drive using adb, while ...
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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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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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OpenCamera is configured to record in 60 FPS, however the recorded videos are in 30 FPS. Why?

OpenCamera is configured to record in 60 FPS, however the recorded videos are in 30 FPS. Why? I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I don't use slow motion video. I can record videos in 4K 60 FPS with ...
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I recorded a few videos in 4K 30 FPS and 60 FPS on a Pixel 6 but the actual FPS is 29.XX and 59.YY. Why?

I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I recorded a few videos in 4K 30 FPS and 60 FPS. Why does Windows Explorer shows a slightly different FPS? VLC agrees with Windows Explorer. I used Google Camera.
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MS Teams Audio issues via Pixel 6

In the last week I began running into an issue. Not sure if there was a system update (could have happened overnight). In short audio doesn't work in teams meetings until I clear the cache for the app....
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How can one delete all text message threads except for a few ones on Pixel 6?

I have plenty of text messages for OTP or similar automated services on my Google Pixel 6. I'm doing some cleaning. How can one delete all text message threads except for a few ones on Pixel 6?
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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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How can I prevent my Pixel running Android 12 from automatically updating the OS?

Android is telling me it'll soon update my OS: How can I prevent that? I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I've disabled the automated updates in the developer options:
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Why must the charger be rated 24W or higher instead of 21W or higher to minimize the charging duration of a Pixel 6?

I read on androidcentral.com: In order to attain the maximum charging speed of 21W on your Pixel 6 (23W on Pixel 6 Pro), the charger must support Power Delivery (PD, Programmable Power Supply (PPS), ...
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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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How can I prevent an application from closing in the background on Android 12?

I have a Pixel 6, and have the application "Fate/Grand Order" installed. On an earlier version of Android 12, the game would remain opened in the background, when the application was ...
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My Google Username is a non-Google email address and I used it to log onto a new Pixel 6 Pro which now won't add my Exchange account with same address

I have a new Pixel 6 Pro and have migrated apps and settings from Pixel 3a via my Google ID. My Google Username is my regular Outlook email address and not a Gmail address. When I now go to add my ...
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Can I have screenshot notifications persist in Android 12?

I have a Pixel 6 Pro running Android 12. In previous versions of Android (not sure which ones), unless you disabled it, taking a screenshot would create a notification that persists in the ...
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How can I configure the clipboard of the Google keyboard so that it doesn't delete all items upon phone restart?

The clipboard of the Google keyboard remove its history upon phone restart. How can I prevent that? I use a Google Pixel 6.
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How can I configure Android so that the phone rings when I receive a phone call while in "do not disturb" mode?

I tried to check allow all notifications: However, after saving it, it gets unchecked again. It works fine for other applications. How can I configure Android so that the phone rings when I receive a ...
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