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How do I create a shortcut on the home screen to change the time zone?

I want to be able to just tap a shortcut icon on the home screen and it would change the time to a predetermined time zone...instead of having to go to...Settings > Date & Time > Disable &...
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How to set which options appear on the text selection toolbar?

I'm referring to the menu that appears when you tap and hold on some text to select it. How do you change which options appear by default and which appear in the extra (. . .) menu? I have to ...
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How to make Private DNS unchangeable?

Are there any way to make android private dns settings unchangeable? I need app locker for android that password-protect private dns activity or class
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Total Launcher - Celsius to Fahrenheit

How do I get to the Total Launcher Options screen? I have tried going to Total Launcher to find the settings, but could not. I also could not find the 'options' page. Could you show me how to find ...
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How do I disable Javascript in the stable version of Firefox in Android?

Sometimes I need to disable Javascript on some webpages for various reasons. From a rather old post on Mozilla Support and some other sources, I learned that it is done through about:config. However, ...
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How to disable autorefresh on Android?

I'm using Resurrection Remix Tissot 7.0.1 (Pie) in a Mi-A1 and I'm looking for a way to disable autorefresh on my apps, someone know how to do it? The "autorefresh" is the function of ...
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How to change the compression and format settings of images taken in 8k+ 64MP on my Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

The Camera App natively supports 64MP and I have read that my phone (Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G) may be able to go even higher. I'm taking lots of pictures in 64MP and it's great, but I've noticed an ...
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Possible to restart the Samsung Bixby button handler?

Is there a way to restart the service or handler that manages the Samsung (S10+) Bixby button (without rebooting the phone)? My button has stopped responding. I know it's a software issue and gets ...
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ANDROID apps installed on my phone without my permission- i think my flatmate is controlling my phone?

Can someone you live with install android permissions to your apps on your phone and control your phone. Strange things are happening on my phone and I can't change permissions on apps and other apps ...
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Toggle screen timeout from quick settings menu

On my old phone (Android 5 Lollipop) I had a button on the quick settings drop-down menu that I could use to cycle through the various screen timeout options. Now, on my shiny new Android 9 Pie I have ...
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Slow touch/swipe response on Lenovo Tablet P11

I recently purchased Lenovo Tablet P11 and I must say it's a great tablet with one exception. The scrolling and swiping in it is not so sensitive. I noticed I need to drag my finger for one centimeter ...
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How can I prevent my soft keyboard from changing for different input types?

I would like to disable the soft keyboard mode (gboard) for inputType=textUri on my Pixel 4a, and fall back on the default text keyboard mode. Coming from a much older version of Android which ...
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Is it possible to get finer volume control (steps) on a rooted Lenovo M8 tab (HTC Sense UI)?

There's a popular mod to get finer volume control on a device by adding the property ro.config.media_vol_steps to /system/etc/prop.default (android 10) and assigning your prefered steps value, ie '= ...
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Discretionary Access Control (DAC) for sockets?

How to add DAC for sockets in config.fs? https://source.android.com/devices/tech/config/filesystem after making user and group of non-root, using the config.fs changes as mentioned in the page, with ...
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How to disable battery saving when battery level is below 15%?

I used an old tablet to operate a smart home. In order to work continuously, I took the battery out of it and connected it to a 4V power source, which works continuously. Based on the measured battery ...
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At what level of the android architecture can I find a devices audio configuration files?

I would like to change the granulation of volume steps on an android 10 device. The limited mods on xda don't work on my device (lenovo m8 fhd) What level in the android architecture should I focus on ...
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How to turn off the vibration, which happens when phone call is connected or the camera is turned on?

I've seemed to turn off all the vibration settings, including settings for camera application, but it keep vibrating when I turn my camera on (by pressing side button twice), the same happens when I ...
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What is the “phone index” in the hidden menu for “phone info”?

Device: OnePlus 7 Pro (GM1917), Oxygen OS 10.3.8.GM21AA, stock ROM When I enter the hidden menu *#*#4636#*#* and select "Phone info", the first line under "Phone info" says "...
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Can you connect to multiple vpns at the same time on android 11?

I have an always on VPN connection for security and privacy. I would like to connect to my home vpn for Music Player Deamon access. I would not like to announce my home IP to every WiFi I use. Can I ...
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How can I make my android turn the screen on and unlock when I touch the screen?

I want to mount an android tablet on the wall, and want it to turn the screen off when not in use, but turn back on whenever you tap the screen (similar to waking up a computer while jiggling the ...
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Timer stops without a sound (not every time)

I want understand such a situation. Timer in the standard watch application used to behave unstable. The situation was such that when I started the timer for the first time (after last turning on the ...
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Android-x86 extra serial ports

I need 6 serial ports on my POS device & Android-x86 only has 4. I can get extra ports by downloading the source code & building a modified kernel with CONFIG_SERIAL_8250_NR_UARTS=4, ...
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How can I activate the new Chrome tab management tools tab groups & grid layout?

I make heavy use of my tablet for research & typically have 200 to 500 tabs open. So I have been looking forward to the alternate grid layout and to Chrome Tab Groups for Android, which would make ...
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Settings won't open because of Samsung Experience Service after Software Update

I updated my android today and now the settings app won't open. I can access all settings through the search function of the launcher except Samsung specific ones. I connected the phone to my pc to ...
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Google Advertising ID is blank

My Advertising ID on Android is blank. A few months ago I set my phone as test device by adding my Advertising ID to AdMob account. The last month my ads was limited and the limitation was removed ...
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how to configure a recent Android image with Mesa DRM / KMS support and virtio-gpu modules

I would like to understand how to emulate a recent version of Android on my jetson nano with qemu / kvm. I already have some experience with linux,with the jetson nano and with the arm64 platform,but ...
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Im concerned about my android phone

So i just recently got a new phone. Android - LG K51 - however after running a root checker it says my phone has two available android versions. Android 9.0 and Android 10.0. Ive checked and the ...
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Remove (not change) picture from lock-screen

I accidentally pinned an image to my lockscreen. I cannot find a way to remove it and get back to the default setup for lockscreen. The problem this created is that the clock display becomes smaller, ...
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Any way to preserve portable hotspot configuration (SSID, key)?

How can I preserve my initial portable hotspot configuration (mainly current SSID, encryption) settings on my device. I noticed when I use 3rd-party applications (such as WiFi transfer, Mi Drop etc) ...
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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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where is the “Keep wi-fi on during sleep” settings in Samsung s9?

My Samsung S9 phone wi-fi connection goes off when it goes to sleep mode (after a while whenever the screen turns off ). I've found there where a setting option called "Keep wifi on during sleep&...
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How can I make a persist property take effect without rebooting?

I am trying to switch from mtp,adb mode to mass_storage easily, preferably with a script. I can go to two different places in settings and toggle both things there. Or I can use setprop or echo to set ...
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Timezone is not updating with WiFi and ethernet network in Android

I am working with Android AOSP. When I connect my Android device with cellular network, then the timezone is updating (if I enable the "auto-update time zone" option). But if I connect my ...
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Why I'm unable to set a WIFI static IP address?

On my Android mobile phone (a recent Huawey MAR-LX1B), I would like to permanently set a static IP address on a specific WIFI LAN router connection. The reason is that, on an application backend ...
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Note3 N9005 locked screen because I forget password

I forget the password of screen and I tried to open it with Samsung account but the problem the device not connected to Internet
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Clone Gmail to another device

I have Gmail app configured with multiple accounts on my Pocophone F1. Is there a way to copy all Gmail account configuration to another tablet/ device? I would like transfer accounts configurations. ...
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What determines the graphics of a device?

I do play a lot of games and most games settings have options to either set your graphics to low, average or high. So I'm really curious to find out what exactly determines the graphics of a phone so ...
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Disabling “Notification Bubbles” in Dev Options is Irreversible

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20FE, running Android 10 and One UI 2.5. After enabling "Notification Bubbles" in the developer settings I decided that it wasn't to my taste and toggled it back off....
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Android 9 - What is the “Browser App” setting in the App Info page of web browsers?

I don't understand this option. Can someone clarify for me? This is what I figured it's for: If I'm on chrome's App Info page and I set "Browser App" to chrome because I don't want the ...
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Missing option to disable data switch

There's a result to "Switch to mobile data automatically", when you search for it on the Settings menu. But the ACTUAL option is nowhere to be found... Where exactly is it ? Since there is ...
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How to disable apps from using “keep screen on”

Some apps use FLAG_KEEP_SCREEN_ON to stop the screen from turning off -- is there a way as a user to override this (would be useful when going to sleep)
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Epic Games Verifier Cannot be Uninstalled

I have a problem with a hidden app named "Epic Games Verifier". I cannot uninstall the app because it's not an app on the home page, and when I click the app in the app list under Settings &...
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Why does the microphone permission in the permission manager show there is an app allowed access when I have denied all apps?

When I go into the permission manager, under the microphone section, it says 1 out of 26 apps allowed. When I go into the microphone section to see which app is allowed (I manually denied access to ...
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Disable heads-up notifications

How to disable heads-up notifications (pop-up notifications)? (These are the notifications that show at the upper part of the screen and obstruct the view.)
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Mobile data management options disabled

I have a pair of unlocked Samsung A10s. In both cases when I go to settings to manage mobile data usage ( set the billing cycle, set warnings etc.) The 'Billing cycle and data warnings' option is ...
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Can I Disable Astrophotography Mode?

Is there any way to prevent the Camera app's Night Sight mode from switching to Astrophotography mode when using a tripod? If I shoot anything at night on a tripod it automatically switches to ...
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Random highlighting of settings on LineageOS 17.1

After a fresh set up. Each time i head to settings -> haptic feedback I see one of the settings beeing highlighted 3 times. I this behaviour normal and if yes can I disable it. Thanks in advance!!!
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How to backup, restore and share Android settings on a multi-user system?

I have a Magisk-rooted Android 10 device. I want to: backup my Owner user settings; clone some settings (background images, sounds, vibrations, etc.) from Owner local user to other users (Work, Guest,...
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Can’t move photos to SD card (because of “insufficient storage”) or make camera automatically store them there

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10 on it. It has an SD card which has about 11 free GB, and the phone’s internal storage has only 400 free MB or so. I have two questions concerning photos/...
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How to disable mobile data, in a way that's hard to re-activate, while still allowing mobile calls, for a child's phone?

I want to disable mobile data in the phone settings for my child in a way that makes it hard to re-activate it. Just turning off the "mobile data" setting is far too tempting for them to ...

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