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Remove notifications sound (add "silent notifications" setting on Android)

I have a Pixel 3a with Android 11 installed on it. I have a lot of notifications, like SMS, Viber, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc... all beeping all the day. I would like to remove just the sound of all ...
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Play Store can download but not install apps; getting error code 927

On my Pixel phone, apps will download on Play Store, but once the download completes, it doesn't install. After some time, there's a notification from the Play Store that says Google Play isn't ...
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How to remove someone else's Google account from the Pixel 3a?

So my friend has his partner's Google Pixel 3a with him. She did factory reset and gave it to him before leaving for a semester abroad. She forgot to remove her Google account before performing the ...
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Can a phone support lte band 41 but not support band 38?

The only difference in Google Pixel's versions for North America and for the rest of the world is their support for different lte bands and carrier aggregation. E.g., in tech specs (https://madeby....
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How to distinguish the Google Pixel phone from Verizon?

How to distinguish the Google Pixel phone from Verizon? I do not see any Verizon app in there, maybe because it has reset once?
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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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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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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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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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Using Android phone as a WiFi repeater without using mobile data

There have been quite a few discussions related to this topic Can I use my phone as a WiFi-WiFi hotspot? [duplicate] Turn On Both Wifi and Wifi Hotspot [duplicate] How to use Wi-Fi and hotspot at the ...
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Can't restore backup - password unknown

I have a Google 6 Pro. I set up a "pattern" password (which I'll never do again - numbers and words are meant for my memory) and forgot the pattern. After multiple tries, I decided to do a ...
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Pixel 5 OEM unlock disabled or greyed out?

Working on installing a new OS for a friend on their Pixel 5 they just bought. This isn't a carrier phone. When I go to developer settings the OEM option is greyed out. It suggests to connect to the ...
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Couldn't unlock phone and stuck in a reboot loop after my battery completely died once, sideload doesn't fix

So one day my Pixel 3a's battery died (and since I quite urgently need the phone) I force it to boot up (cause sometimes you can still juice out a few minutes) but as it booted up, the wallpaper ...
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What content (exactly) is transferred during setup by cable, that is not transferred by other means? Pixel warns a cable required for "most content"

The exact official warning message shown on a modern Google Pixel 5 is a cutely worded "Copy another way? You'll get the most content, including photos, videos, and MMS messages, if you use a ...
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How to transfer files from PC to Android via wifi without special software?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_11 came out in late 2020, when most home networks use wifi. After searching for hours, I have been unable to find a built-in way of transferring files from my ...
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What is the difference between Calendar and Google Calendar in Account sync settings

In Settings > Accounts > Select Google Account > Account sync. There are switches for synchronizing various content of the account, such as Contacts, Drive, etc. I also have Calendar and ...
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How can I upgrade my "obsolete" Pixel to a current/secure version of Android?

I have a first-gen Google Pixel. It came with Android 9 (Oreo), then after I'd had it a while, upgraded itself to 10 (Pie). Just about the time Android 11 (Q?) came out, I was notified that Google ...
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Is there a super partition on Pixel 3/3XL with Android 10 (or greater) loaded?

Question: Does a production Pixel 3/3XL have a super partition when loaded with Android 10 or greater? Background: I changed out the UFS piece on a Pixel 3XL and loaded the newest Android 10 and 11 ...
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Disabling "Ok Google" detection on Google Pixel 3a

I wanted to start using Pixel 3a (my old Nexus 5X is outdated) but I wasn't able to disable "Ok Google". I disabled all that was possible and recommended by a few how-tos but not successful. Did I ...
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Turn off the prompt asking "You usually dismiss these notifications. Keep showing them?"

I often dismiss notifications from my home screen by swiping them. For example, I collaborate through google docs a lot, and get updates on when a document has changed. I like knowing when this ...
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Certain apps not showing up in app list after upgrade to Pie

I have a pixel 1 and I upgraded to Android Pie yesterday. Now I have started to notice missing apps in the app list. They are still installed and appear in widget form on the main screen but do not ...
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Camera stopped working on Pixel XL

I have a Pixel XL. The camera stopped working recently. I can't take any pictures. I have tried resetting the cache, rebooting into safe mode, uninstalling new apps, nothing seems to be working. I was ...
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Almost anything Google related keeps stopping

My wife's Pixel just started behaving oddly this evening. Virtually all Google related services keep force closing with the error message "_____ has stopped" or "_____ keeps stopping". There are ...
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Nissan keeps losing Bluetooth connectivity to my phone

I originally posted a version of this question to mechanics.stackexchange, under the assumption that something was wrong w/ my 2013 Nissan Altima SV. However, it sounds like it's an issue that only ...
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Unable to change device theme in Android O

Sorry, to be one of those guys but Android O as you may probably know has the "inverted" theme, which I found kind of strains my eyes, not too much that it's a problem but it still does a little, I ...
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Add second trusted voice to Google Pixel

Is it possible to add a second "trusted voice" to my Google Pixel so that a second person can say "OK Google" to unlock my phone? I would like to do this so that my phone can act like a substitute for ...
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How can I get rid of rounded screen corners?

I have a Pixel 7a running Android 13, Magisk Rooted, and PixelBlaster-OS custom ROM. I want to remove the rounding on the corner of the screen. Even after issuing the command su settings put secure ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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Is there a way to get the old lock screen audio controls after the latest android update [android 12]?

For Android 12, the controls are not as good as the last android version. It used to have big buttons that are easy to see and push. Not it's contained in a regular notification box with small buttons....
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Unable to delete eSIM profile on Google Pixel 3a

I have recently changed phone carriers. I cannot download an eSIM for my new carrier while it is supposed to be compatible with the Pixel 3a. They claim this is because I still have the eSIM profile ...
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Disable IPv6 via WIFI to Pixel 3a

I have Pixel 3a without SIM card, so I use this phone only with WIFI. How can I disable IPV6 in this phone? That the phone will use only IPv4?
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Turn off bluetooth on bedtime

Is there a native way to turn the bluetooth off every day between certain hours? I now use ITTT, but couldn't find a native way.
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What's the write endurance for the storage of an original Google Pixel 128 GB?

I recently got ahold of an original Google Pixel XL phone so I could upload my large collection of photos and videos to Google Photos without having to (repeatedly, permanently) pay for a storage plan....
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PIN locked Pixel with broken screen and USB debugging OFF, OTG keyboard doesn't unlock it

I got a Google Pixel 1 with a smashed dead black screen locked by a known PIN that I would like to recover some photos from. Nothing vital but now it has become a personal crusade to do it! The good ...
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How to fix duplicated/echoed missed-call notifications?

TL/DR: How can I prevent missed call notifications from being duplicated when I dismiss them? Background: I get several phone calls per day from numbers I don't recognize. My phone (Google Pixel XL) ...
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What are the physical causes of motherboard-related bootloops?

A lot of Android phones, from the Nexus 5X to the LG G4, have suffered from hardware-related bootloop issues. I have recently purchased a Google Pixel XL first gen, and want to minimize the chances of ...
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OG Pixel , I can only get to stock bootloader. device is not booting. How can I resurrect the device?

just checking if my device is permanently bricked or there is a chance to resurrect it? I can only get to bootloader. device is stock I cannot get to recovery mode (stuck on google logo) I cannot boot ...
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Exporting a CA certificate from Android to Android?

I'm trying to install an openssl CA certificate on my Pixel 5, previously I was able to install it directly through the app I was using on my old Pixel 2 but with the new security measures this is no ...
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On Pixel 5 phones, how to re-order home screen pages?

On Pixel 5 phones, how to re-order home screen pages? For example, my home screen have 5 pages, and I want to swap the 4th page and 3rd page. How to do it? My Pixel 5 phone is using the default system ...
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