Questions tagged [offline]

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How to use GPS/Maps without an Internet connection?

I need a way (possibly a third-party application) that allows me to use maps and GPS without an Internet connection. I don't use it by car, just for walking in cities. It would be nice if I could ...
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Is there an offline maps application for Android?

Google Maps is great, but unless you have an unlimited data plan, it's going to cost a lot downloading all that data all the time. Do you know of any (preferably free) good offline map application ...
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How can a complete web page be saved and viewed on an Android device?

There are situations I require to save a "complete" web page for offline reading. I can easily do that on Windows by saving the web page, but not on Android. I am using Chrome on Android and I don't ...
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Can I use Gmail while offline?

Is it possible to download the new emails from the Gmail account while online, and then read them while offline? Is it possible to write emails while offline that will be sent when online?
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How to get maps for off-line usage?

I spent almost entire day looking for decent apps for maps (decent = free, up to date, being open-source is a plus). I ended up with TrekBuddy, GoPenS, RMaps, Maverick, OruxMaps (the emphasized ones ...
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How can I backup the entire Gallery (photos and videos) to my desktop computer?

The Gallery on my Android device seems to show all the photos and videos, whatever the method to get them could had been (camera, whatsapp, bluetooth, and so on). I would like to backup them all, ...
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Is it possible to backup apk from an installed application?

I got some huge games which I don't play regularly but don't want to delete either. Is it possible to backup those apps as apk so that I can install them offline later? I'm not talking about backing ...
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How can I watch TED videos offline on Android?

I'm looking for a way of subscribing to and watching TED talk videos on the HTC Desire, but I want support for off-line viewing. The Mother TED app seems to require an active network connection, ...
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How to install SDK packages offline after download is complete?

I'm trying to setup my Android development environment and for some reason I would rather do that offline instead of using SDK to download the packages. So far I managed to grab a list of packages ...
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Canceling the sending of a queued email in Gmail for Android

How do I cancel the sending of a queued email in Gmail (Android)? The conversation is in the outbox and I don't see an option for deleting the message alone. I'd like not to have to delete the whole ...
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How do I run a web application “offline” on my Android?

I have a web application written using HTML5 that leverages the application cache for "offline" access. On my iPod touch, I can go to the web while online, click the "+" icon, and set a shortcut on ...
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Viewing web pages offline

I have a lot of saved web pages that I want to view whenever I want without the page connecting to the web site (I can do this on WM). How do I do this on Android? Every time I click on the HTML file ...
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I'm looking for a way to work offline with Google Tasks

Is it possible to work offline with Google Tasks and then sync it back when online? My connection is not stable over here. Please share if you know how to. Thank you!
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Are offline google maps used device wide?

If you save an area on google maps on an android device, will other apps that use the maps api, pull data from this cache if it's available? Or is it separated and doesn't know that it exists? I ask ...
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Can Google Docs for Android work Offline?

I am intending to get probably the Asus Eee Pad Transformer soon. I am looking at the apps I need. I am thinking of getting just the non 3G version and wonder if the lack of 3G/Internet connectivity ...
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App to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them up-to-...
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Where does Google Music store the “offline tracks”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does Google Music store offline songs? I have about 8 gigs of music stored within Google Music, and I recently got sick of streaming (and risking data charges), so I ...
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Cannot add some YouTube videos to offline mode

I'm trying to add videos to offline mode, but it added only one video successfully. For any other videos I try, it says, Offline Unavailable. Sorry, this video can't be taken offline. What should ...
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Precaching online content on Android App for offline usage

I would like to read the Stack Exchange Android app while offline (no Wi-Fi and mobile data) during my train commute. Is it possible to preload any pages and read those, like we do with a web browser,...
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Is there a way to download applications from the Android market for offline installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download apk file on PC from market? Is there a way to download an Android installation package from the market so that it can be installed offline at a later time (e.g....
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Does Google Navigation work offline?

I know that I can download and cache parts of the maps in Google Maps. When offline (e.g., in flight mode, but with GPS enabled) I can explore these parts of the maps. But when I try to use the ...
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How do I get offline voice detection on my tablet running JB (4.1.1)?

I just got myself a budget tablet (Halo Value) from "Swipe Telecom", and I was wondering how I can get offline speech recognition on it, since JB should support it. My language is set to English (US),...
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Can my phone act as WiFi Access Point while Disabling Celluar Radio?

Can Android act as a WiFi Access Point while the cellular radio is turned off? I tried to accomplish that using flight mode, but that won't work. While flight mode is enabled, Androids portable Wi-Fi ...
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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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Pattern-locked Samsung Galaxy with SuperSU and no internet

Some months ago, I rooted my Samsung Galaxy and installed SuperSU. Stupidly, I'd had believed that the only thing that happens when you enter the pattern wrong too many times is that you have to wait ...
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I am always seen as online on Google Chat/Hangout

How can I make myself offline so that noone can see that I am available. I am unable to find this option after GTalk -> Hangout upgrade.
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Whatsapp shows me online when I'm not in the application

What reasons are there that WhatsApp shows me online, although I am neither using the application nor the phone as such. I don't know enough about WhatsApp to explain this to a friend who thinks I am ...
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1answer
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Offline voice recognition Kitkat

Got a Moto E recently. I was checking out the Google voice commands. It works great. But offline commands are not working. As soon as I open the voice search/Google Now offline it gives error saying ...
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Create a playlist of Offline videos in YouTube

YouTube's offline feature allows downloading selected videos so that they can be viewed later, without internet. I downloaded few of these from different publishers and now have set of such videos in ...
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How can I watch movies offline on my Android tablet?

How can I watch movies on my tablet (Asus Transformer tablet with Android 3.2) offline? I recognize that this is a very basic question, however, I can not find any step-by-step instructions on this ...
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What is the best way to get the android sdk reference offline on my android device?

I want to study the Android API on my phone during my frequent and long metro rides (where I cannot connect to the internet). What would be the best way to make the documentation available (I would ...
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Change path to store YouTube offline videos in external memory

Is it possible to change YouTube's offline video path to an external memory path? I have less internal memory in my phone.
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Offline HTML5 apps

Does android natively have good support for fully-functional HTML5 offline apps? By fully functional I mean without artificial limitations on HTML5 features; for example a limit on the size of ...
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How can I access my Google Reader entries offline?

I am without a mobile internet plan on my smartphone, hence I am looking for a way to, whenever I'm on wifi, download my Google Reader entries for me to read offline on the road. I don't mind ...
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Why does the youtube offline videos get expired

Weird behavior of offline videos. I had downloaded a lot videos from office for offline viewing at home. But when i went home they were showing expired and when i clicked on them it showed connect to ...
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YouTube Download not available

I was on vacation in Asia a couple of weeks ago with my old cell phone. I discovered the YouTube offline feature and loved it! Now, back home, i tried to use it with my newer cell and discovered that ...
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Download offline map packages of OsmAnd Map on PC?

I need to download offline map packages that users download from OsmAnd Map application. Where can I find those packages on phone? or how can I download it online on PC? Similar to how it was ...
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How to load public route into Google Maps?

Let's say there is a route: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=pl&msa=0&msid=104314102588659350539.00043799567b09d5f132f&z=12 I have Google Maps (application) in my Android ...
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Google Voice Search requiring internet access even when offline speech recognition pack is installed

When installed, the Google app includes Voice Search. In the settings for Voice Search, there is an option to install Offline speech recognition packs. Despite doing this, Voice Search is still ...
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How can I install MySQL on my Android device(s)?

There are good and bad choices available for the design of my system and MySQL seems to be the best available. I need it to run client/server and support stored procedures & triggers and a host ...
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Does Play Music download songs more than once if they are in different playlists?

I have several playlists which overlap in terms of the songs they contain. I have these downloaded on my phone. If a song is in two playlists, will it be stored twice on my phone?
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How to connect to wifi router without internet?

I've just setup a wifi router to use with an audio device which is controllable by Android devices through LAN. This router is expected to not have an internet connection - its sole purpose for me is ...
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Offline YouTube feature suddenly gone

Till yesterday noon I was using this offline option, but from yesterday night I can't get the offline option. My YouTube app is built-in app, will that make any difference? I even tried re-...
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Download Region or State for offline Map

Is it possible to download an entire state offline map for Google Maps via a 3rd party app? I know that if you download the offline map through Google Maps it allows you to download an area roughly ...
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Is there an 'offline' version of Google calendar for Android?

For the PC there is a plugin for the google calendar so that edits to the calendar can be made offline. On my Android 2.1 there does not seem such an option. I am using the calendar though the ...
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How can I get an offline version of wikitravel on my Froyo phone?

I'm looking for a way to get an offline version of wikitravel on my Froyo phone (Desire if it makes any difference) I know of wapedia, but I really need an offline copy of the site... Any obvious way ...
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Possible to create offline (local/non-synced) contacts in Android Oreo 8.1?

In Android Oreo 8.1 (on a Motorola device), is it possible to create offline (aka "local" or "non-synced") contacts? This was fairly easy on previous Android versions, but I'm not seeing a way to do ...
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1answer
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How to setup a xiaomi mi band without an internet connection

I have a phone with no internet connection and i want to pair it with a xiaomi mi band, is there any way to do that since the xiaomi app asks for an online registration. Or at least can i use internet ...
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Offline Voice search on ICS?

I have an Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, with 4.0.4 operating system. Is there a way to get offline voice search for Ice Cream Sandwhich or below?
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Sync without gmail playing big brother?

My happiness turned to despire when I realised that to have Android0based cell means to have a mandatory GMail account and an mandatory sync of all data to Google even if one just wants to sync just ...