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How can I disable the confirmation pop-up when uninstalling an app?

I have multiple apps that I want to uninstall but it becomes really tedious having to sit and watch as each individual one uninstalls and confirm deletion one at a time. I have a Samsung a50
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I can't remove my google acount from my galaxy s4

So i wanna remove my google account from my galaxy s4 , but there is no google icon i can tap on ..there is only add account but the thing is i have several account on my phone but it shows as i have ...
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Media volume is changed when on a phone call

I'm using Android Pie on a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone. I noticed if I set the media volume down all the way to mute it that the volume is turned up a bit only while on a call. If anyone is experiencing ...
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Prevent app to changing screen timeout

Some apps even disable screen timeout completely (although it's still says 30 seconds on the settings menu) How to stop that ? Not to forbid globally, as there are some apps that I DO control the ...
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How to turn off incoming text message notification vibration off in Android 10?

I would like to turn off vibrations for incoming message on Google Pixel 1, default SMS app, and I can't find a way to do this. I searched several places, mostly messages app settings and general ...
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Remove “Recently opened apps” from “Apps & notifications” screen in Android 8 or later

Using Android 8.1: Tap Settings. Tap Apps & notifications. This displays a list of "Recently opened apps." I would like to prevent the phone from storing, tracking, or otherwise remembering any ...
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Bug in Asus Zenfone max pro m2

I've found a serious privacy bug in system app of stock android 9.0 of Asus Zenfone Max pro m2. The problem is I am confused about where to file this bug? Should I go for Report bugs: Android or ...
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XML Config File to force wi-fi switch always on

I have and android running 5.1.1 for some reason it keeps shutting off the wi-fi, switch just goes to off. Can i push a config to it to force it permanently on?
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How do I set default settings app programmatically for anbox?

I'm using anbox and at start up it gives me a choice on whether i'd want to use com.android.tv.settings or com.android.settings (Like it does whenever you have multiple apps installed that can do the ...
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How do I change the call from my left earphone to right?

How do I change the call from my left earphone to my right one? I have trouble hearing in my left ear so I would prefer for the person whose on call for their voice to be coming from my right earphone,...
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Disable “Unkown sources” setting in Android Oreo

In previous versions of Android one could go to Personal > Security and there disable the Unknown sources setting in order to install freely APKs from unknown origins. In Androi Oreo this was changed ...
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How does one make it impossible for old lady to accidentally turn off ringtone on Samsung Galaxy J7?

My very old mother constantly manages to accidentally turn of all sounds on her Samsung smartphone (and also on her secondary Artfone). I believe she does that by lowering the volume inadvertently ...
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System audio being transmitted through calls

My Huawei phone has started sending any audio to both my earphones and back into the microphone input. This means that when on a call I hear the person speaking, but they hear themselves too. This ...
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Amazon notifications are silent

So I'm looking out for an Amazon delivery I don't want to miss, and the Amazon Shopping app puts up the message in my phone's notification area saying my package is 6 stops away, view it on a map. ...
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How do I turn off suggestions to uninstall unused apps?

Google Play Store prompts me on a regular basis to uninstall unused apps. This prompt is a little bit dangerous because without much thinking, I could tap the confirmation dialogue and uninstall apps ...
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Is there any way to make calls ring/vibrate only for specific contacts?

My girlfriend has an Android phone but she hates actually talking on the phone, and hates being distracted by ringing or vibrating. Her mantra is that she'll check it when she checks it. This is quite ...
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My S7 phone keypad

When I get a phone call and have to enter numbers for automated service, then when I mistype a number, I am not able to back space or see a delete icon. But if I were to make a call, I have a delete ...
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Settings under talkback

How can I get my settings under talk back to enable, it won't let me select because it is disabled. I can not get passed this point to get passed Google verification
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Delete personal data from phone that can't sign in to Google

We have an old Galaxy that grandchildren use for play. No SIM card, but on wifi.  The Google account previously used is obsolete, so we can't sign in.  But without signing in, the "play store" won't ...
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Deleting apps from android phone that can't sign in

We have an old android phone that grandchildren use for play. No SIM card, but on wifi. The Google account previously used is obsolete, so we can't sign in. But without signing in, the "play store" ...
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Automatically turn work profile off on evenings and week-ends

I'd like to block myself from accessing my work apps at certain times and days (typically, evenings and weekends). Ideally, I'd like to use the system-level setting to remove access to all apps on the ...
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Why animation related settings in Coloros changes automatically after some time?

In Coloros 6 'Window Animation Zoom' & 'Transition Animation Scale' (these settings are under developer option) resets to default 1x settings some time after changing. That means I cannot disable ...
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How do I make my phone stop starting in charge only mode when I plug it in?

I did something with developer mode and now whenever I plug my phone in it wont let me access the files until I pull down the task bar and tap on "Charging via USB" which brings up a window where i ...
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How can I disable the downloaded neural net for speech-to-text?

My voice-to-text was working amazing on my Pixel 3, until I elected to accept the optional downloaded neural net that makes for "faster recognition" and works offline. The result has been an ...
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“Apps that arent checked” menu item not available from Settings -> Device care -> Battery on Samsung S9

I wish to stop Android from flagging a particular app that's running in the background so it won't keep reminding me to kill it using Android Pie and a Galaxy S9. I found 2 locations that flag my app....
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Why can I no longer choose French or Spanish when I have put in those settings?

In Settings -> Language and Input -> Language, I added French and Spanish some time ago. Recently my phone had a factory re-set. I added them back again and it worked for a short while. Now, although ...
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How do I turn off the blinking cursor in text entry boxes?

In text entry boxes on Android, there is a vertical line, called a caret or cursor, which marks the point where text is inserted when I type on the on-screen keyboard. But the default configuration ...
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Prevent dark mode from activating during battery saver

I just updated my OG Pixel 1 to Android 10. I normally use light mode (not dark mode), but my phone just hit the threshold to turn on battery saver mode, and now it has forced my phone into dark mode. ...
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Pie 9.0 Low Battery Notification Not Working (Moto G7)

New Moto G7 running Android Pie 9.0 Everything else works fine. The issue I'm having is with the Low Battery Warning sounds and notifications. Simply put, I want the most annoying low battery ...
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Enable OTG with a shell command

I'm running Android Pie on a rooted OnePlus 6, and I wanted to know how I can enable OTG with a shell command. I need this in order to automate some tasks. There is a setting that can toggle OTG, ...
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How to make setting persistent with adb

The next command enables phone call recording in OnePlus phones (may be others too): adb shell settings put global op_voice_recording_supported_by_mcc 1 But after reboot its effect is disabled. My ...
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How can I launch a system app that doesn't appear in the app drawer?

Just for context, I have an unrooted OnePlus 6. There's a system app called "Zen Mode" (not in the play store) that gives you notifications when you use your phone for 2 hours. I tapped on the ...
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Settings keep resetting after restart Oppo ColorOS

I have an Oppo R17 (Model CPH1879) running ColorOS V5.2.1 based on Android 8.1.0. The problem is that every time I restart my device or if its battery runs out, some of my settings are reset to ...
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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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How to stop Do Not Disturb turning on every day at midnight?

Every day at 00:00 my phone goes into Do Not Disturb mode. I have turned off Do Not Disturb in all settings. I have tried with scheduled Do Not Disturb and with the schedule turned off. No matter ...
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How do I switch from swipe-up to tap in order to answer a call?

For some reason I can't always answer an incoming call by swiping up. I do it several times and the little green circle moves up with my finger but then back down again and the phone keeps ringing and ...
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Configure Emergency Alerts on Android Pie

My phone is in either vibrate or DND mode at night. I enabled developer mode in order to be able to allow the emergency alerts to ignore DND, since otherwise they make no sound at night (don't know ...
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unfortunately file manager has stopped

My phone lenovo A3860 is saying unfortunately file manager has stopped so I went to recovery mode but I'm unable to move the highlight with volume up/down. Please help.
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ADB: what are system/secure/global namespaces about?

In the 'settings' command (i.e. which invokes cmd command) there are 3 namespaces system secure global What are these and why are some features on one rather than another?
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Can I increase the volume of the end-of-call beep?

According to this article, Google softened the end-of-call beep to an almost inaudible level following customer feedback. I happened to like the beep because it made it easy to know if a call had been ...
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Can I view the type of notification that an app is showing on my lockscreen?

I would like to know how to view which type of notification from an app is being displayed on my lockscreen. For example above, Netflix is suggesting something to watch. The notifications available ...
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Notification access

Can I get notification access on my techno F1 Android version 8.1.0? And how? It's because am trying to use installed apps but they need notification access and that the feature is not on my device🤔
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Settings app keeps crashing

When I try to open the Setting app on my Android device, it stays on for like a half a second and then closes. Usually when this happens to me, what I do is I clear cache or if that won't help, even ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Doesn't Show an “Allow USB Debugging?” Prompt. Is there a fix?

Around this morning, I had the idea to transfer all my whatsapp chats(from android to ios) Not so complicated, right? Well, I was in for a rude awakening. Not only did I spend literally 7 hours ...
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Any way to get phone statusbar (battery, wifi, notifications) showing on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

Question is pretty self-explanatory, I got a Nokia 8 with Android 9 (not rooted), started playing HP: Wizards Unite and am very irritated that the upper status bar of the phone which shows battery, ...
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Remove the lock for the app

I installed one particular app two months ago. When I opened it the first time, a popup opened with a suggestion to enable the screen lock pin. And I enabled the screen lock. From that time whenever I ...
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add exchange account via a single config file

is it possible in android devices to add an exchange account via a single file so that when a user opens that file, it automatically creates a new exchange account? (like what mms config files do)
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Is there a way to activate NFC during initial phone setup?

My mdm (Ivanti/Landesk) requires to deploy an APK through NFC during the initial phone setup (and only during this setup, where you need to set the langage, time zone, google account, etc.) . This is ...
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Can we detect “Set as Priority” in notification settings

I am working on application where I need to detect whether the "Set as Priority" is enabled or not in notification settings I have tried and I have gone through the multiple blogs but couldn't find ...
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In Android Oreo 8.0, how do accessibility options interfere with enhanced data encryption?

In Android Oreo 8.0 many accessibility options such as Select to Speak, TalkBack, and Switch Access show a similar message: If you turn on TalkBack your device won't use your screen lock to enhance ...