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Can't turn on Bluetooth after force-stopping Bluetooth system app on OnePlus

I forced stop my OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite's Bluetooth system (`com.android.bluetooth.oplus.overlay). I can't turn on my Bluetooth button now.
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Missing permission to access internal storage

Via Settings > Apps > Fayr > Permissions, I can set various permissions for the Android app Fayr (i.e., Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Location, Notifications), and all of them have been set to ...
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I accidently turned on Android Talk back [duplicate]

How did talkback get turned on and how do I turn it off when my screen stops registering inputs? There is another question on this forum that answers this but those solutions didn't work for me and I ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi or access settings after data wipe

After the factory reset on OnePlus Nord, the screen says, Hello, then connecting to WiFi, and it states it cannot connect. I cannot access my settings. I cannot do anything with this phone as I cannot ...
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How to prevent apps for second user showing in list of apps for first user?

How can I make sure that the apps in my secondary space don't appear in the list of apps in my primary profile? I would like it to appear only the installed apps according to active space, I looked ...
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How to Disable HDR video for Instagram Reels on ANDROID

How can I disable HDR videos on Instagram reels, and perhaps more generally how can i disable Instagram reels on specific apps. I am aware there is an option for iPhone's under Media Settings, but ...
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Which application changes sound volume [migrated]

I would like to do some 24h logging on Android phone in order to find out which application is constantly turning the volume of notifications down to zero. I even don't know at which time point it is ...
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Can someone with a OnePlus 8T +5G (TMO) with working NFC tap-to-pay verify a setting for me?

EDITED: I am attempting to troubleshoot my phone, which hasn't had Tap-to-Pay work since day 1, out of box brand new. I suspect this is not a hardware problem (and have text results to somewhat ...
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Notification history does not seem to show all notifications. Is this correct? How to see them all?

In connection with Can an app bypass notification settings in Settings > Notifications > App notifications? (it makes no sense to copy the body of the OP), to try identifying the culprit of ...
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Can an app send notification sounds without a displayed notification?

In connection with Can an app bypass notification settings in Settings > Notifications > App notifications? (it makes no sense to copy the body of the OP), is there any configuration state other ...
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Can an app bypass notification settings in Settings > Notifications > App notifications?

I have a Samsung S21 with Android 14, with Personal and Work profiles. It keeps issuing (annoying) notification sounds. I cannot identify which apps are responsible for that, so I cannot customize ...
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All Internet apps in grayscale

All Internet apps (chrome, Facebook, Gmail, YouTube) are only showing in grayscale. System settings don't seem to be the problem and all other apps show color. Moto G5 power Android v13
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Block specific settings in Android [duplicate]

Is this possible to block a specific setting in Android using accessibility permission and if yes then how can it be implemented? The best example I can find is this app named Cleanbrowsing and it is ...
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Block Specific settings in Android for self control

Is there any way to block changing of specific settings in Android. Like I am using Familysafe dns to avoid pornography on my device. Is there any way I can lock that specific setting on my device. ...
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Set up an Android device to only access Google Docs

I would like to create a dedicated word processing device that can only access Google Docs (and possibly Google Drive) and nothing more. The idea is to configure it to be completely free of any other ...
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What modules have in the lspatch or what can be added?

These LSPatch modules I know that can added SnapEnhance TwiFucker Are there others modules?
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USB connection type pop-up not showing

The main reason I am loyal to Android is it was always easy to plug my phone into my Windows PC and transfer files. Recently, my phone is not recognized by my PC. It doesn't even give me the menu on ...
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What does "network time" mean on a WiFi-only device?

I have a tablet (no phone network, just WiFi) running Android 12. In the Settings | Date and Time sub-dialog when I select Automatic date & time, there is a 3 way choice: Use network provided ...
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Restoring device settings from "Cupcake" malware app

I launched the Cupcake malware application from https://github.com/dmitrijkotov634/Cupcake that changed my settings, not only the visual part, but also the more systemic one. I restarted the phone and ...
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Where do I go to allow restricted settings?

In an app called App Cloner, I am trying to toggle ON "Install automatically." When I try to toggle, I get a message of being redirected to Android Accessibility, where I can enable or ...
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"Use screen saver" switch doesn't stay ON

I've got my first real Android device (until now only Android-x86 and Waydroid on PC) - a tablet and now I'm encountering some problems and googling doesn't help. First day I did set up the device, I ...
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Pixel 7 Pro Always on display and tap to check phone stopped working after latest OS update (Android version 14)

I've recently installed the latest upgrade for the Android OS, and since then, the "always on display" and "tap to check phone" features have stopped working. I've tried disabling ...
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"Double-tap to wake" does not work after a few hours of non-use on Realme

I always use the "Double tap to wake" feature on my Realme device running on Android 13. But lately, the feature suddenly cannot be used after my device has not been used in a few hours (...
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What does the button labeled "intelligent Wi-Fi" do?

My Android cellphone has a drop-down menu with four options: Wi-Fi Direct Intelligent Wi-Fi Advanced Settings Contact Us It is Android 13 (Tiramisu). Additional information from the "about ...
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Android TV 11 change mouse cursor size

Hi am using Android TV for TCL brand. The Android TV OS version is 11. TV+ OS version: v5.2.0 The mouse cursor size is too large. Can anyone tell me how to reduce its size. I dont see the option in ...
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Why do my headphones have a colour photo instead of an icon in Bluetooth settings

In my Bluetooth settings, I have two paired audio devices: "Bedroom Speaker" is a Google Home Mini and "WH-1000XM4" are my Sony headphones. As they provide both audio and hands-...
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Application special access Wi-Fi control is blocked on Verizon Samsung Galaxy No 10+

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Verizon, unrooted). I am unable to disable the application's access to WiFi control. I could in the past. In Settings - Apps - Special access - Wi-Fi control, all ...
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How to navigate and interact with a HUAWEI P30 Lite with a broken screen using an external keyboard

I have a HUAWEI P30 Lite with a broken screen, and I'm attempting to save my data. I've connected an external USB keyboard and mouse, as well as inserted an SD card for backup. However, I'm ...
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Launch settings in work profile

Recently I was issued a device with a work profile installed. (A Samsung Xcover6 Pro, if that helps). During initial setup, I was prompted to configure some of the extra hardware buttons inside the ...
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add guest and add users grayed out [duplicate]

The add user and add guest buttons on the lock screen of my lenovo tab p11 are disabled after leaving my tablet for a week. I have turned on the ability to add a guest and new user from the lock ...
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How to really enable manual carrier selection on Android?

On Android settings it is possible to disable the automatic carrier selection. However, the functionality doesn't seem to work properly since as soon there is no reception for the chosen carrier, it ...
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How to identify which app is creating user credentials in the security settings?

I was going through my Android device settings and found "rsa key" stored in user credentials. There, it says the "rsa key" is for VPN and apps. But I don't use any VPN. How to ...
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ADB command am start - open settings sub-page

On a TC52 ZEBRA, I need the ADB command (am start) to change the settings. With am start -n com.android.settings/.Settings command my settings window opens. But if I want to have a sub-page access (...
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How to hide my IMEI number from remote requests

I have an Asus ZenFone 5, with Android 9. I wouls like to hide IMEI number from remote requests to know the number, and hide remote requests to know if a phone Cell is using Developer Mode activated. ...
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Can't find "Free Up Space" options in Settings on Samsung (Android 12) device

For some reason, I'm unable to find the Free Up/Clean Up Space feature in Settings on my Samsung Android 12 (specs) phone. My device has 60GB+ listed under Other in the Storage menu that I would like ...
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Disable MIUI automatic updates setting on each reboot

I have a Xiaomi Redmi smartphone, and looking for a way to perform the following task on each boot or every day: Settings - System app updates - Settings - Automatic updates - Disable automatic ...
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Disable reset in settings

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9. I want to modify the Android to remove all applications and leave only the GPS. I managed to do it with adb, but when we reset the phone, everything comes back. I would ...
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Android switched into strange alternate user mode, does not react to input anymore as usual

My Android phone is stuck in some strange user mode, and this does not vanish after reboot. I am seeing green boxes around icons It is not responsive anymore I do not see how to open options What is ...
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Can I allow audio from only Spotify during Do Not Disturb?

I've started listening to music on spotify with the sleep timer as I go to sleep. However, I normally have Do Not Disturb enabled when I sleep, and Do Not Disturb blocks all media because I have the &...
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Delay text selection mode after touch

When a text is displayed e.g. in Chrome, you can switch to text selection mode with a long-press. I often enter this mode accidentally when I only want to scroll slowly. I tend to scroll continuously ...
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Ports filtering in Android

How to configure port filtering in Android using iptables? As it is used by default for filtering in the Linux kernel before version 5.0, and after that firewalld is used. Apparently, you should use ...
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General Mobile 21 Plus (Android 12) is automatically restricting some apps battery usage without my permission

I'm using General Mobile 21 Plus on Android 12. Sometimes I notice that some apps are not sending me notifications or the notifications are delayed. So, I go to Settings -> Battery -> Battery ...
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How do I know if I can use LHDC in my Android phone?

I have a Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE and I would like to know Whether it can support the LHDC function provided by Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro. If the above is a yes, how do I know I am using that codec? [Will the ...
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Can I enable USB debugging on Fig Flip II (Kosher OS)?

I have Fig Flip II running on Kosher OS (Android 11) on which Developer Options is blocked, so when I press the build number 7 times, nothing happens. I can't install apps on the phone. When I try ...
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How to list all SSIDs on which ADB Wireless is allowed?

When connecting a phone to ADB wirelessly, the user must allow Wireless Debugging on the current wifi network, with an option to remember the preference. Is there a way to programmatically read the ...
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MX Player Subtitles Settings not working on videos with SSA subtitles

I had my MX player's subtitle settings working just fine on all videos without bias. Recently I had to uninstall my MX player and reinstall it. After that, I tried to change the subtitle settings by ...
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Does Android support a default terminal application?

Considering that KDE Plasma and Windows 11 do, and the availability of brilliant terminals like Termux, this seems like it would be an obvious feature, at least configurable via Developer Settings. ...
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How to uninstall without the usual button?

A bunch of apps that I do not want and did not install, mainly games, have appeared on my Samsung Galaxy 71 5G, UI 5.1, Android 13, not jailbroke. Settings shows them as installed by the Verizon app ...
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App acting differently on 2 different devices

I have a streaming app which has an internal player (not great) but it also allows us to use MX Player. The app is installed on my Android TV and also my Nvidia shield. On the android TV, if I chose ...
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Need to block users from accessing the "MANAGE CONTACTS" option

We want all contacts created by users on Android's phones to go to the O365 email account and therefore we need to block the ability to change the SYNC ACCOUNTS inside CONTACTS - MANAGE CONTACTS. ...
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