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Screen fadeout while on a call

I understand why Google placed a fadeout on the screen when on a call to help conserve the battery, but it fades so fast that when there's an automated system that answers the call, I have to ...
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My Portable Hotspot has no time-out

I can't find the setting to turn automatically the hotspot off (timeout). In settings>>>Network & Internet>>>Hotspot & Teethering there's nothing about it. I'm running ...
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Is there a quick way to change settings on Android?

Sometimes I need to quickly change a couple of settings, which are located deep enough (3 or more levels) in the settings menu. Is there a way to do this without actually opening the settings or ...
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How do I block certain apps from using the notification light?

(Android 8.1.0) I don't want Discord notifications to turn on the notification light, however, I DO still want its notifications to show up on my lock screen. I know there's custom notification light ...
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Samsung Galaxy A7 Wi-Fi Problems [closed]

I fabric resetted my phone but my wi-fi still doesn't go on, or it just goes on for like 10 seconds and it turn automatically off.. Please help, i am waiting here...
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Android's per WiFi network settings: DHCP vs Static

In Android's WiFi network properties we can choose between "DHCP" or "Static" IP settings. While I personally have a static public IP address in my home, wouldn't be beneficial for ...
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How to clear 'suggestions' from the Finder app on Android

I want to clear the 'suggestions' that appear when I use the search function (finder app?) in Android. I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Because of that I'm not sure how much of my question is a ...
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Is it possible to disable USB tethering from command line?

I try to be able to stop USB tethering. I tried: adb shell am stop com.android.settings/.TetherSettings # Unknown command: stop adb shell am kill com.android.settings/.TetherSettings # nothing adb ...
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Constantly asking to reboot

My android phone (can give more details if helpful) has started to show a dialog after 1-2 minutes after booting: Reboot to update network setting? (My translation, network settings refers to mobile ...
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How do I see number of or icon for unread messages?

My device: I use Android 9 on samsung galaxy s9. Background: I believe there was a feature before (or maybe currently still, but I turned it off) about showing number of unread messages on apps like ...
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Disabling Noise reduction/echo cancellation/any other effects on the microphone input in smartphone

I have made a program that reads a fixed number of bytes from the microphone and sends it out to the speaker, effectively a program to route audio from the mic to speaker without any changes Normally ...
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Drag-n-drop Uninstall

I have a Moro G5 and would like to know if there is any way I can disable the Android drag-n-drop Uninstall feature from the homepage which allows little fingers to uninstall parental apps by just ...
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Zoom meeting phone camera issues

I am trying to give lectures using Android phones back camera. The camera quality on zoom is low. Is there any advanced camera settings on zoom such as locking focus,exposure? tia
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why does my mouse act like a home button

When i connect my Bluetooth Mouse or Wireless and I press right click or press down the scroll wheel it acts like a home button. I tried changing Bluetooth AVRCP Version to 1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6 nothing ...
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Run 32-bit ARM ELF executable on 64-bit Android

For various testing reasons, I need to run my own 32-bit ARM ELF executables on various real ARM Android devices (I can't use emulators). Because it is not easy to buy an ARMv7 device nowadays, I'd ...
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Where does Swiftkey store its data?

Does anyone know where Swiftkey stores its data for: 1.) the heatmap 2.) user custom word dictionary Or even better, how would one go about finding this out (on a non-rooted device)?
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“No service” error persists after my attempts to reconnect

Today my Galaxy A51 started registering the "no service" error. I had updated the software recently. I tried googling my way out of the problem, doing a couple things to try and get my phone ...
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Simulate color space changes randomly

since yesterday every time I open Instgram or Twitter, the "Simulate colour space" dev setting gets modified to monochromacy. I already used logcat to check for source: 06-23 10:50:35.893 ...
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Limit data rate of specific app (to avoid HD stream, for instance)

My data plan is decent, but not huge (2GB per month). Say that I want to watch a livestream on some app: I have no control over the data rate this app is getting. Since the cellular connection is good,...
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How to remove recent apps bar from Android 10

My phone (Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite) recently auto-updated to Android 10 and the default launcher now shows a "recent apps" bar at the top of the apps menu and at the top of the recent apps menu and ...
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Default app for file type

I have a Nokia 6.1 with Android 10 (Android One). I was trying to download my account statement in Revolut app. It gives me an option to select either PDF or Excel (CSV) format to download. But ...
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App Switcher on Android 10 constantly crashes after minor update on Moto Z4

Motorola MotoZ4 was running Android 10 and it worked fine, then an update was forced, qdfs30.130-42-1-2, with constant daily prompts to restart stating that it would restart on its own if I did not do ...
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Prevent automatic network selection after android auto-updates

I know how to put the phone on manual mode similar to Stop auto-selecting cellular network But when the andoird auto-updates I end up with automatic selection of network which I suppose is the ...
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Unlocking Samsung S10 to first page of home screen

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S10. I am trying to find a way to go to my default home screen (the first page of home screens) every time I unlock my phone. I tried MacroDroid and AutomateIt.
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How to disable system autocorrect?

Gboard has a toggle to disable/enable spellcheck completely, but using 3rd-party keyboards such as AnySoftKeyboard or SwiftKey shows this red-underline and suggestion-box that cannot be disabled. The ...
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Missing HSPA/LTE bands on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803?

With the recent official Lineage build for Z3C, I imported a cheap 5803 from Hong Kong to play around with. Installed Lineage, and noticed I was only getting an Edge connection on T-Mobile. Re-...
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Initial battery parameters file location

Some while ago I was given a cheap android phone of "oriental" heritage that I decided to use to "teach" myself about the Android OS. I have over 20 years experience as a Linux systems admin so have a ...
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How to turn on Wi-Fi Calling in Google Pixel 1 (not XL)?

As a preliminary question to Wi-Fi Calling feature on Pixel - How do I tell if it is using it?, how and where does one enable it in the first place? Should it appear in the phone app's settings or in ...
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Tap-to-wake anywhere without activating anything when the screen starts dimming

I'm an iPhone user. Sorry for that. But in my defense, I was given a recent Android phone and like it! However, I noticed a difference in the Auto-Lock behavior that is, to me, utterly annoying. ...
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Samsung Tab 6 pause unpause

I have the Samsung tab 6 I want to use it for watching YouTube tutorials and courses on Udemy. On windows if I press spacebar it pauses and unpauses videos. I also brought the Samsung book cover ...
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Problem with bluetooth headset

Hey guys I have a problem I am riding a motorcycle and use a Bluetooth communication system I need to find a fix to a problem when I record, take a video or trying to use Google Assistant my device is ...
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snapchat going to settings

Whenever I take a photo on snapchat it takes me to app settings. Ive gotten rid of other apps and uninstalled it then installed it again but nothing works. This happens after i take a photo.
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Installed NordVPN does not appear in “available vpns” in Network Settings in Android 8.1 TV Box

I have a Sunvell T9 Android 8.1 TV box and have successfully installed NordVPN and it works fine. However, NordVPN does not appear in "available vpns" in Network Settings. I want to enable the "...
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Reduce Display Size / Increase Bezel

I've had my Note9 for a year and even though I thought I would love it, am now being driven mad by the display/writing surface wrapping around the edge of the phone. There must be a way to increase ...
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Connecting Huawei MediaPad T3 to TV

I read the following PDF manual on the Huawei site: http://consumer.huawei.com/download/downloadCenter?downloadId=26945 In here, it states: Before using the HDMI function, turn HDMI on. To ...
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Bluetooth and external speaker loosing audio data

I'm experiencing a weird problem. When I connect my android phone (Android version 10) to a bluetooth speaker, for some MP3, the ones where there are pauses inside a track (for instance, for languages ...
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Dialer codes,help!Ati path setting ,which option?

I've recently just purchased my Samsung galaxy a20 and was configuring my settings,and Im unsure what this specific setting does(described below)& I accidentally hit my screen and it chose an ...
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How to change system haptic/vibration strength?

How to change system haptic/vibration strength? Not disabling it. On Gboard, there is Vibration strength on keypress, and I can change it from System Default to 8 ms. But I don't see the same for ...
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How to access build in explorer in android 5.0.2

I would like to know how i can access the build in explorer as we can from android 6 like This way setting>storage and USB>explorer but in android 5 no explorer is there, i can access through pictures,...
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How can I stop the native clock app's countdown-timer from throwing one notification per minute?

I have Android 8.1.0 installed, and when using the countdown of the native clock app, it throws one notification per minute. I would just like to turn that off. In the Settings under: Apps & ...
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apk into user app ( installed via adb ) and apk into system private-app

Same apk if is installed into system app, have disabled the app Setting for Notification (APP_NOTIFICATION_SETTINGS) if is installed as normale app or user app, via adb it does not. anyone can point ...
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can I connect to surveillance camera remotly?

For using ip camera you need to use app on your phone. When you setup camera you connect to it on your phone. But if you need to give somebody access to this camera, can you import setting and send ...
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I can't move Apps to My SD card, the button isn't there

I need to move some or any apps to my micro SD card, because I am all out of space, but there isn't a "move to SD card " option. It's not just grayed out, it's gone. The SD card is formatted as ...
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no option to add an APN

I brought a new phone recently (Blackview A60 Pro) and while calls and texts work fine, I can't access the internet. I spoke to my network provider (Talkmobile) who said that I need to add an APN. ...
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Frequent deletion of particular contact's messages

There is a problem with continuous deletion of particular contact's messages whether it is text message or whatsapp messages that to every two or three days. I don't know what is the actual problem it ...
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List of Android OS services/system apps with dependencies?

Is there a list of Android OS services/system apps including dependencies, similar to what can be displayed and configured in Windows using msconfig.exe? Researching every single one individually is ...
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What are these carrier configuration settings and which Android service handles them?

I signed a new mobile contract and received a carrier configuration message, but it seems that the settings were not updated properly. Up- and download is way too slow (typical 3G speeds) despite "4G" ...
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How to remove this area in Android Pie Drawer

This is AndroidOne (almost identical to Android on Pixel). Its version is 9. However in the Drawer, All the thing is fine except one thing. This is the Drawer, the red area I hided due to privacy ...
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Android 9 pie see if device is encrypted

I am trying to figure out if my Android (Pie) is encrypted. Per Is there a way for a user to tell if their Android device is encrypted or not?, it says my phone will be reported as phone encrypted. ...
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Why would my IKE SA be deleted and not Rekeying?

I'm having some trouble with my VPN connection. First off, I'm on a Nokia 3.1 running Android 9 and using strongswan for a IKEv2/EAP connection. I've searched the strongswan site front and back and ...

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