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Questions tagged [settings]

Questions related to Android Mobile Settings and Configuration.

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How to create hotspot on andoid SDK 26, 28? [on hold]

All hotspot configuration solutions found by me do not work. How can this be done programmatically in newer versions of the system? Thanks
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How to fix settings not working?

I am currently using lenovo A1000 android phone. When I try to open it's settings, it just gives a blank white screen and nothing else. Other apps are also not working such as YouTube, Google play and ...
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Is it possible for a carrier to permanently disable tethering on a phone?

I decided to try a T-Mobile after many years of being on AT&T. The T-Mobile account I tried did not allow tethering. When I was done experimenting with T-Mobile, I put my old AT&T SIM back in, ...
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How to stop ads on Xiaomi Redmi 6 pro? [duplicate]

In Xiaomi phones, I have noticed that they have ads all day. How to stop this? Like when you use the inbuilt cleaner, it shows ads. When you use its Themes app, it shows ads. How to stop them?
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Buttons not working on ZTE Overture 2

I've lost functionality of my Home, Recent Apps, Settings & Volume down buttons on ZTE Overture 2. Any clue on how to fix this?
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How is it possible to listen to FM radio while a phone is on airplane mode?

My phone was on airplane mode, i forgot to turn it off then i decided to listen to Fm radio. It worked really well. I still wonder how airplane mode works. Shouldn't it be disabled first cause i just ...
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Create lock screen shortcut to direct dial a contact number

I’ve seen several articles like this, that show how to create a lock screen shortcut on my version of Android (8.1 Oreo), but I can’t seem to figure out how to create one that replicates behaviour of ...
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how to change hotspot auto-off time using ADB command o Root?

Hi guys I'm looking for a solution on how to change the auto-off time of the hotspot with ADB command o Root, defatul is set to 5 minutes: "the hotspot will be turned off if no device will connect ...
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Is Qualcomm safe to be on phone or is it a security threat?

I have alot of stuff downloaded on my phone like com.qualcomm.qti.simsettings all starting with Qualcomm. Should these be on my phone ?? What little I did read it said security threat. Should I delete ...
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Open DJVU files on Android (set default app)

I have an android phone. I have two apps on the phone, both are able to open djvu files (FBReader & EBookDroid). But when I'm trying to open a djvu file in "my file", the android system says that ...
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Is it possible to make developer options inaccessible via tapping build number 7 times?

I want the developer options can only be accessed through a shell, please explain how to do it
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Batch control of notification channels

So I have a decent amount of apps >100 on my Samsung A8 and would like to reset all of their notification channels to urgent/popup with sound. I didn't understand when I set all of the setting ...
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Sticky Wi-Fi issues but “Aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover” turns itself off?

My phone suffers from what is apparently called "sticky" wi-fi. In other words when I am of some proximity outside of my house the phone sees my access point and believes it's connected but it doesn't ...
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How to hide developer option from setting except with clear data or factory reset on android 8.1.0?

I'm using clear data but the developer options is still there, the phone is vivo y81
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Not receiving notifications on dual WhatsApp on Samsung Note8

I have two instances of WhatsApp on my Note8. When I receive a message on my primary WhatsApp, I get notifications instantly as normal. However, on my dual WhatsApp, I don't get notifications unless I ...
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Music starts playing when volume button pressed

I am using "Music" that comes with LineageOS 15.1, the app's full name shows up as org.lineageos.eleven. Occasionally, my phone starts playing music from my mp3s that I have stored on the phone. I ...
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Changing app permissions

I am using Bluestacks to play a game.But every time i try to play game "Mini Motor Racing" it shows; I also went to settings >Apps >Mini Motor Racing > but there is no selection of permissions so i ...
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Android 8.0.0 settings remove suggestion

I am using Nokia 3 with Android 8.0.0. Whenever I open settings option, suggestion option display first, so every time I have to swipe and remove it. Is there any settings, that removes suggestion in ...
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How to move navigation bar to the right in landscape mode?

I just got a Pixel 2, running Android 9. I've noticed that when I turn my phone landscape, the soft keys always go to the "bottom" of the phone, which is sometimes on the left of the screen. I'm used ...
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How to change clocks position in Android 6.0

I have a quite simple problem: my screen is partially broken so I don't see clocks in it's default position, it looks like 13.XX and I don't see XX because screen is just black there. So I want to ...
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How to receive and configure internet settings from network provider in Nokia 3.1 Plus?

I bought a new phone Nokia 3.1 plus. I contacted my service provider for internet settings, which they say repeatedly that they had sent, but only a message came to make a new APN account which I did. ...
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Outbound Caller ID changes

Is it possible to block or change the Outbound Caller ID information on a Google Pixel XL? I don't have additional settings within my call settings per instructions found on the internet.
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I'm not able to access the VPN Settings in Android 8.1 EMUI 8.2.0

I'm using the NordVPN App for Android. The app version is 3.8.3. My Smartphone is a Honor 8X with Android 8.1.0 and EMUI 8.2.0. In their "Automatic Kill Switch" article on https://nordvpn.com/...
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Clearing default opening app

Whenever i open .pdf file from file explorer it automatically opens with wps office but when wps office is unstalled it ask to choose app to open the pdf..How to make file explorer ask to choose ...
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Should i be worried of these permissions from an app?

I was going to download an app ( not giving its proper name because there are many other apps who wants same permissions) but when i was looking for what 'app permissions' it needed. I saw ...
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Cannot clear app data

Specs Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo App based on this Google sample that works fine on other Galaxy S8 phones Question On trying to start from scratch on my app installed by APK file, I am ...
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Android 8.1 Keyboard on Galaxy Tab A doesn't display word choices

My old Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 4.2 would always show 3 word suggestions above the keyboard as I was typing. I thought it was very helpful. But my new tablet(Galaxy Tab A 8") running 8.1 ...
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How to store many WIFI usernames and passwords on Android TV?

I need to change each time the WIFI settings because me and my brother have only internet on phones so we need to tether internet. So I need to setup my internet in TV after my brother's use. This is ...
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How to install apps with adb shell and how to backup device settings and restore to an identical device?

I am searching for days and I am really confused on what should I do and I decided to look for help here. I have a rooted by default Android device (box) and I have changed some of the device ...
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What do “Installed”, “Running”, and “All” apps mean in Android Settings?

I have an Android device running on Android 4.4.4. In the Settings, I have no idea what "Installed", "Running", and "All" apps are. What do those mean?
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Does Android provide auto-switching of network mode when mobile data is toggled?

Whenever I want to turn on the mobile data, I have to go to "Preferred network type" menu and Switch to 3G/4G/Prefer LTE manually which requires many steps. So does Android OS provide auto switching ...
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How can I turn off any kind of fanciness/animations on Samsung A7, with Android 8.0.0?

I am a more or less a nostalgic type of user and what I really would like is to turn of any kind fanciness as much as possible on an/any kind of mobile phone what I have so far. But the problem is: ...
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Disable or change audio ducking (lowering)?

The audio ducking feature seems to let apps decide to lower its volume or pause playback while a notification from another app is playing. Even though this feature is turned on by default, I am ...
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How can my employer change my Andriod security settings?

I got the following email from my employer: Passwords required on all mobile devices In order to protect College data stored on portable devices, from Tuesday 20 November ICT will enable a ...
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Micro SD Card causing Problem in Tablet

Device: Pipo N7 MT8163 Android 7.0 I am using a Micro SD Card (128GB) in my tablet. As far as I know the device is supposed to be able to handle this card. The tablet recognizes it without a problem. ...
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How setup WiFi proxy in Android 9?

I need to setup a WiFi proxy on Android 9 but it seems they removed the feature , all tutorials I found refers to old versions of Android.
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One click Google Photos backup & sync turn on/off

Google photos has this option nested within it settings → backup & sync. I use Xposed Edge for various gesture based activities in which you can configure an apps activity as gesture. But I ...
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Wifi hotspot without internet

With newer versions of Android and for certain manufacturers they always tries to make sure your WiFi has internet. I guess this is an OK feature if multiple known Wifi AP is available. However the ...
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Change week day names on specific locale

Where Android stores strings like week day names, months, etc for each locale? I dug into SettingsUI, framework-res, but didn't find anything related into res/values/arrays.xml or strings.xml. Could ...
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How to spawn “sign-in to network” page for a captive portal?

How do I execute captive portal? On a Z828 from ZTE, Android version 5.1.1, I'm trying to get something like: While Starbucks generally works for me, all too often, other networks, when using public ...
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Google Play Authenticate to complete purchase, multiple accounts

I'm using a device running Android 8.1. I'm trying to complete a purchase using Google Play where I'm facing a problem while authenticating myself after I selected my payment method. I have 4 Google ...
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Bluetooth keeps turning on by itself - Is there a way to determine why?

I saw similar questions but there was no generic answer to the issue. Is there a way to determine what is turning my BT ON? I don't have rooted phone (but can ADB) I got Samsung Galaxy S5 with ...
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After every reboot apps can't use the network

On a Xiaomi Mi 5. Android version 7.1.2 MIUI Global 8.5. After every rebook I get the message "Can't use the Network" every time an app starts. This is how it looks for Telegram:
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Export VPN configurations from Android

I would to export all my vpn configurations stored in my smartphone to my pc. I use three vpn apps (VPN Master, USA VPN and Bettermet), in your opinion have I to find by myself all certificates and ...
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Why would I enable “Install Unknown Apps?”

I have a LG G7 Thin Q running Oreo. While poking around the settings, I came across "Install unknown apps." Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> Special Access -> Install unknown apps It is a list ...
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Why am I finding what looks like phone numbers in my metered connections settings?

I find these 10-digit numbers in my metered wifi connections panel. The second number I ran a google search on and was informed that the area code does not exist. I dont know if these are phone ...
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What does the Storage Manager setting actually do?

I'm trying to understand what the Storage Manager option in the Storage settings is supposed to do. The text says "Remove photos & videos" and I chose the option "Over 90 days old". So far, it ...
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Can I ensure an installed application only runs when I open it?

That is, I want to ensure it consumes no system resources (data, RAM and CPU) unless I open it. Intuitively, if I block all notifications from an app, this might happen. But then again, it might not. ...
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Record setting changes as script?

I am looking for a way to record the setting changes I do manually, in order to be able to repeat them later by running the same script. I tried the MacroDroid app, but it doesn't look it has a "...
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Android P, Total Silence

I installed Android P once it got released for Google Pixel phone. But they changed how you mute your phone. Now there is the option to put your device on vibrate/mute on the bar that appears when you ...