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How to stop dialogs telling me to turn on the ability of Google apps to access my location?

This phone I have been using for years and flashing it with different ROMs, mostly CM. However, I think at the switch from CM 10.2 to CM11 it started giving me this insanely annoying message: In a ...
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How to show only Gmail's contacts in the Contacts app?

I have recently reinstalled Android on B63M due to some problems with the SD Card. I decided to keep all my contacts only in Gmail, as a centralized solution to avoid problems in the future. I do not ...
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Google's Huawei ban, how will this hit Huawei, since Android is open source?

So, with the latest news of Google blocking Huawei from Android updates, what does this actually mean? Since Android is open source (via AOSP), Huawei should be perfectly able to continue using ...
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Switching Google Voice typing language and force offline mode?

I've been using Google Voice for quite some time as it's fast and convenient compared to typing on the phone keyboard. However, I speak multiple languages and when I use the Google Voice software, if ...
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Remove Google Find My Device Password

A few weeks back I lost my Samsung Galaxy S7. I came home and immediately did a Google Find My Device. I added a message to the finder and a password to lock it. Great. That worked. The phone was ...
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Google pay scanning credit card without camera permission

I have Google Pay installed on my phone. I have denied camera permission for every single app (except for "Settings" app which I am unable to deny Camera permission) on my phone. When I try ...
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What does 'read/write instant messages' do?

Here are my steps on a Motorola using Android 6.0.1 Go to Settings > Apps > Show System > Google Services Framework > Permissions > Additional permissions What happens if I turn on these options? - ...
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Is it possible to disable Google Play apps remote installation?

I would like to know if it's possible on a given device to disable the Google Play 'feature' to remotely install an app into it, once logged in from a browser. I'm not interested in workarounds on how ...
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How much interaction with an Android device is needed to keep a Google account active?

I'm wondering about Google's inactive account policy. The policy seems to indicate that in order to keep an account active, you must directly interact with a Google service (e.g., Gmail, Search, or ...
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Unable to connect to Google One VPN

When I first set up Google One, I was able to connect to their VPN with my android tablet but it stopped working shortly after and hasn't been able to reconnect since. The following messages just keep ...
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How to add special permission to application?

I removed too much system apps last time and I reinstalled Google Play Services (GmsService) from .apk file from backup. However, its component com.google.android.gms.persistent needs permission ...
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"Screenlock didn't work" error message on "Verify it's you" for Google Password Manager

My passwords are kept in https://passwords.google.com. When I am on my Android 12 / Pixel 5a, I need one of my passwords, and I go to Google Password Manager to get it, Android asks me to "...
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What to do if my phone is stolen?

My phone was stolen recently. I read that if you have a Google account connected to your phone, the thief needs to enter your Google password when wiping the data or factory resetting it. However, ...
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How can I manually open the Google app news/article push notification history?

The Google app (com.google.android.quicksearchbox) sends notifications. Some of these are suggested searches, while others are specific articles. These are separate from Google News. If I tap one of ...
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Google search keeps closing

Nitrogen ROM 7.1 on a Nexus 6 I've been having an issue where I will hold the home button down to pull up search, tap on the search bar to bring up the keyboard, and within a few seconds the search ...
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How to recover the encrypted data after a hard reset of a moto G8

I forgot my pattern to unlock my moto G8 so I decided to make a hard reset to access it; which I successfully did and gained access into my phone. I never had any data in the sd card nor google drive; ...
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Google Play Services has stopped

On my Samsung Galaxy A6 I keep getting the message 'Google Play Services has stopped' Whatever I try to do this message keeps appearing and I cannot get rid of it. I did manage to get into the app, ...
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Files app (com.google.android.documentsui) keeps crashing

I have a Samsung S6 Lite and whenever I need to use the Files app as a FilePicker I get the message "Files has stopped". Specifically when trying to import a PDF in Squid Notes. However, ...
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Why restarting the phone fixes the problem of Google Keep of not syncing the notes?

That was the question only, because that happens to me a lot. I work with keep in pc and android, and sometimes even if a have an Internet connection the notes are not syncing. And I wonder why this ...
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How to greatly improve privacy against Google apps such as Play Services?

This is really a long and tiresome journey. So I hope you become my companion! Device info changed with build.prop and XPrivacy/Lua. Magisk/Xposed in Systemless mode. I am on my way to achieve ...
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Google Response Sound (Ding sound) on clicking google mic or saying Ok google

Why after turning off all the accessibility services the sound is disabled and immediately after enabling accessibility of any third party app or inbuilt app ,this sound is enabled. I (perhaps ...
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For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?

I noticed that, by default, the current version of the Google Play Store has access to the PHONE permission. For what purpose does the Google Play Store use the PHONE permission?
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Get daily notifications, but invisible on Google Calendar

Ok,this is going to sound silly, but I want my calendar to notify/remind me everyday at the same time to take my vitamins, but I don't want to see "take prenatal vitamin" on every square on my ...
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Why does Setup Wizard transmit/receive data even long after the Android device has been set up?

Even weeks after Android devices (tested on KitKat) have been set up, Setup Wizard still gets called frequently. Using Xprivacy, it is clear that Setup Wizard frequently connects to Google servers. ...
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"Listening..." screen suddenly popping up on Android 6: what is it, how to disable?

Every now and then, some Google "Listening..." screen pops up , like this: full resolution FYI: my device is a Nexus 5X with the latest stock Android 6 I have no idea what this is, and worse: I ...
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Google Play Music : Error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-7:AEC-0 xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx]

When trying to subscribe to the trial of Google Play Music, I came accross this error. I *had 2 accounts (removed secondly account while trying to resolve issue), primary is the only one active. ...
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Why don't the capitalization voice commands work in the Google app?

The capitalization, quotation marks, and some punctuation marks don't work for me In the Google app. Is there some additional software I should know about? Thanks.
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Different coloured journeys on location services

On google location services, my journeys are shown in dark blue, light blue and grey. Is there some significance to this?
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How to regain access to Google after phone is found?

I lost my Android phone but after a few days someone returned it to me. Unfortunately, in the mean time I had blocked my SIM, and blocked my Google and Facebook accounts from using that phone device. ...
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How long does an erase message sent from Android Device Manager last; when can I turn it back on?

I lost my phone recently and sent an erase message from Android Device Manager. I got my phone back and, because the battery was flat, it hadn't gone through. I had cancelled phone and had no WiFi, so ...
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Android x86 (Lollipop 5.0.2) stuck on logo during boot

I downloaded Android Lollipop x86 for my Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 and installation went perfectly. I pressed reboot when it was finished and the GRUB menu was there and I started Android. ...
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Google Calendar app entries on Android Device inconsistent with web browser entries

I cannot make sense of the entries on my Google Calendar for android application. When compared with the web version of Google Calendar (see screenshots below), I can see the following differences: ...
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Official Google Android OTA Links

Today, I felt the right time to OTA-update my out of date Nexus 5 from 4.4.4 to 5.0. It worked pretty well and I found the required image within seconds. What I'm curious about is where to get the ...
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Android default keyboard phoning home to Google?

I installed CyanogenMod 11 on my HTC One (M8) the other day and, so far, have only installed DAVdroid for contact synchronization and Network Log. So, out of curiousity, I let Network Log run when I ...
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Google Play Music freezes the touch screen

I'm running a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I'm having intermittent issue with the touch screen freezing and no longer responding to any touches. The power button works, as does the home key. The volume ...
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Why is 'no connection' error appearing while accessing Google Play store?

I have this common, annoying problem while trying to access Google Play Store from my phone. It just shows 'no connection', and won't load, even though the internet access is surely working. The ...
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Data protection (making files persist across time)

In this post I am addressing a real issue that Android users may face. Suppose, over the course of my lifetime, I have been storing my files in Google Drive. These, may be important files. Perhaps I ...
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Could activity showing up on Google My Activity show I used an app but didn't actually use it at that time?

I don't want to accuse my partner of lying if it is possible, for an activity to show up on Google's My Activity while sleeping or not using the phone. Is this possible? Or, if it shows up on Google's ...
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Cycling and launching apps through holding down power button: extra support for blind users

I want to use Android as a person that cannot read (for example, as a blind user), in a supermarket to read out what's in front in me via voice, using headphones, by pointing my Android phone with ...
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Possible to view Google Play Store notifications after they disappear?

Due to excessive marketing ads and notifications, Google and other app developers have trained me to ignore ads and Android notifications. I almost feel bad for companies that waste large amounts on ...
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Counting number of notes in Google Keep

I wonder if there is a way to display the number of notes in Google Keep. For programmers, this would be similar to a "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Table" in SQL. Is there a way to digit some ...
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Mkbootimg: Repacking Android recovery produce corrupted image

I want to replace the kernel inside twrp 12.1 recovery with my kernel that I built. Now with only unpacking and repacking the recovery image I end up with an image of different size The recovery image ...
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"Sign in to Google Assistant to make it yours" - but I don't want to!

I don't use a Google Account on my phone; nor do I use Google Assistant. However, for the past few... weeks, I guess, my phone keeps getting into a screen which tells me I must log into a Google ...
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Google Sign-in Alert: Hide Android Model Name

I want to sign-in my Google account on my Android phone (not only Chrome). The rest is said in title. When signing in with Android, Google emails me the sign-in alert: a new sign-in on [device name]. ...
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Is there a way to backup an Amazon Fire tablet to Google cloud?

I'm assuming I have to root the tablet and install and log into Google+ to be able to do this. I want to backup an Amazon Fire tablet with all it's apps and data to Google cloud, then log into an ...
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Why isn't Android's Google Assistant multilingual?

I have configured Android with English as my system language but wanted to use Android Assistant in multilingual mode. When speaking to it, it should be able to use Google Translate's language ...
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My Google activity taking hours to update

I always use My Activity in my Google account which comprises all activity made with my phone for that day. It used to update quite quickly after each interaction on my device such as apps used, phone ...
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Is there a way to enable Google Location Accuracy via ADB or via some other command on Android 13?

Within location services on Android 13 devices, there are several services such as Google Location Accuracy. I have taken a snapshot of secure, global and system settings before and after enabling ...
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How to open Google Assistant from lock screen without voice command?

On a Samsung phone, I cant find a way to open/command Google Assistant from lock screen with a touch button or even side keys. Looks like only way to open it from lock screen is "ok google" ...
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What happens when Google decides an app is "bad"?

An Android 7 (Nougat) device that hadn't been used in a while (perhaps a few months) was recently turned on. That device has Nova Launcher Pro installed. It does not have external (microSD card) ...
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