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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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Can I tell from log files exactly WHEN a screensaver or desktop wallpaper was changed? [on hold]

I think this log file called DisplaySettingLogs.txt is showing me when the screensaver and desktop images were changed. can anyone confirm? Can anyone tell me how to interpret the file correctly?
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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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Reverse engineering android:key [closed]

I am somewhat new to android development/porting and I am trying to port some features to a custom ROM. I am currently working on Settings.apk file. The XML of base Settings.apk\res\xml\...
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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  The Google account previously used is obsolete, so we can't sign in.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 The Google account previously used is obsolete, so we can't sign in.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 ...
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Multi user on Samsung Tab a 2019 10.1

I don't have a dad user option on my Samsung Tab a A 10.1 2019. Meaning, when I go the to account setting page I can add accounts, but not users. The documentation on the Samsung website is ...
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Access missing settings in Developer options?

On my Moto C Plus (7.0), "Cool colour temperature" and "Picture colour mode" appear in Settings search results but don't show up once tapped in Developer options. Is there any way to access them if ...
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My oppo r17 is in chinese and i can't change it

So i just bought a phone online from a seemingly english website, I've received the phone, turned it on and set it up, changed the language to english and so on, problem is while most things are in ...
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how do i get my samsung galaxy s10+ to stop showing my texts in my phone call log

Every time I text someone the number I am texting shows up in my recent phone call list. How do I stop this from happening? I just purchased a new Samsung Galaxy S10+ and cannot figure how to stop ...
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Restore clock and weather to home screen

Trying to replace clock and weather data on my home screen. When I drag the widget to the home screen, it says I already have it but I don't. Please help.
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How to disable vibration per-app in Android Pie? (Upgraded from Oreo)

In Oreo I could disable vibration for an app in settings > notifications. I can't seem to find this option anymore. It's gone from its usual place. Is there something that allows me to change ...
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How to configure Active button on Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and S7 Active to launch a shortcut

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and Galaxy S7 Active both have a discrete Active button that can be configured to launch two apps (one via short-press, the other via long-press). The Android Settings UI ...
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How to create a VPN config file for sharing with others?

I've a VPN server and want to let others connect to it. I'm not sure if it's possible, but I'd like to create a VPN config file with all the necessary credentials so that my friends can simply open ...
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Can't turn on developer mode on Galaxy Tab S5e

Trying to turn developer mode on on this tablet of a client. I'm not familiar with it, I went here: Settings -> About tablet -> Software Information -> Build Number Tapping the build number does ...
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Need suggestions on how to prevent navigation & notification bar touches for child's Fire Tab 10

Our 13-month-old is getting the hang of using her tablet, but the only issue is she quite often will accidentally bring up either the notification bar or the navigation bar. With Fire OS being what ...
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Select different audio devices for input and output

I have a Chinese TV-Box (ARM based running Android 4.4) that has no input for microphone. I decided to buy a USB sound card so I could extend its capabilities. After inserting the sound card into a ...
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Android settings to fix phones call issue

I have a brand new unlocked Huawei honor 10 lite that can send/receive texts and use data but it cannot send or receive any calls. It gets stuck on dialing out, without a dial tone, and then after 30 ...