Questions tagged [sync]

Short for "synchronize", this tag is for questions about synchronizing an Android device with "the Cloud" or simply with other devices. Please use the more specific tags if your issue is with e.g. 'active-sync' (MSExchange) or 'rsync' (see full tag wiki for details).

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How to sync my messages from Samsung S7 Edge phone to my Amazon Fire HD10 tablet?

Specifically, I am looking for a method to backup and sync my messages to the tablet. Most of the messages contain my input in AMS format and they do not show up in the software I am currently using. ...
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How to find which app stopped Google contacts sync

I have installed many updates or and new apps and noticed that google contacts sync stops synchronizing as other Google drive calendar all apps are sync and due to which my dialer contacts apps ...
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Automatically Synchroniz Files between PCs and Android [without Internet]

I have following Scenario: I have two laptops (one have internet access while other do not), both laptops are on remote location (one in office and other in home). I have to download some files on ...
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Can't add telegram account

Installed telegram. Before opening trying to add telegram to the accounts in order to sync contacts , but cant. Why I cant add ?
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Private one-way automatic photo upload solution?

I'm looking for something to automatically upload/sync photos from my phone to my PC or server. Anybody knows of something that could fit my use case? ​ My requirements: upload only files older ...
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Difference between “calendar” and “Google calendar” in sync settings

I've got a Moto Z² force with Android 9. I'm looking at Settings > Accounts > Google > my Google account > Account sync. There's a list of apps (or services?) for which I can enable automatic ...
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Where are my Chrome bookmarks located in the Android file system (Pixel 2 XL)? [duplicate]

My Chrome bookmarks aren't syncing to my account for some reason. I'm just looking for the easiest / quickest way to move them to my computer. What's the folder path they're located under on a Pixel 2 ...
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How to backup data with a working wi-fi, no a priori cloud setup and a broken screen?

My ASUS Zenphone Selfie Pro 4 graphics chip burned and the screen is completely blank after boot. Since I cannot see what is being 'shown' on the screen, and I have never set the cloud backup, how can ...
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How to synchronize my smartphone to my Google account?

Everytime I take photos with my smartphone, I want to synchronize it automatically to my Google account. How to achieve that ?
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Google Photos auto cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes photo?

I want my Samsung A40 to do a Google Photos cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes a new photo. The problem: Samsung forces use of Samsung Camera app which use Samsung Gallery for ...
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How to save new and existing contacts to Google in RealMe Pro 2 Android?

This doesn't work for me I have a Realme Pro 2 Android device - whenever I try to add a new contact - I end up not being able to save to Google. The sync of contacts is done from Settings -> Account ...
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App Passwords Sync between devices

On an Android device, if we sign up on any app, the password gets automatically stored on the Google Account. With this, we can use Google Chrome to access the saved password on Desktop too. Can we do ...
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Xiaomy (Redmi 4x) not synchronizing Calendar

I have a Xiaomi phone and almost since the beginning the calendar had sync problems. Until now they were most up to 1 week sync delay but now it stopped sync for good... I've tried to reset the phone, ...
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Any way to increase sync period on Calendar?

Is there any way to get my Galaxy S10 calendar to sync with entries that are more than 1 year in advance? I have a calendar dedicated to keeping track of SSL certificate expiry (over 50 individual ...
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How can I get edits done in aCalendar to sync?

Any changes I make within aCalendar (e.g. adding an event, changing the calendar for an event, adding or deleting a calendar) aren't reflected within the local Google Calendar app or from the Google ...
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What in the chain is causing my phone's MicroSD Cards to fail?

I previously asked this question before, in a since-delete account, but now the cases has increased to 2 with no change in my usage. So... I'm trying to figure out what, in my workflow, is causing ...
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How can I automatically backup a file on my phone to my NAS running on my local network?

I have a NAS running and I can connect to it from my Linux machine (fstab): //192.168.1.4/home/backup /media/nas-backup cifs vers=1.0,username=***,password=***,auto,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,...
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Whatsapp sync contact only from gmail account

By mistake, I added a Gmail account to my android mobile. Now that I have removed, I can see only contact from old account(which is correct) but my whatsapp and telegram synced the contacts from both ...
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Google Photos backup

I've been trying to upload my photos to google photos. It's stuck on uploading x items. I tried restarting, removing cache, clearing storage. I even tried downgrading the google photos app version. My ...
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How do I reverse 'Sync turned off for all items' in my Facebook account

When you click the 'Sync Account (Sync off for all items) button, the following screen is completely blank, and clicking the 3 dots in the corner just brings up a greyed out 'sync now' button that ...
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Sync both ways “camera picture folder” for android and pc

I am helping an older person who is not tech savvy enough to play with Android and USB cables and I'm tired of doing it for them. They need open pictures taken with android smartphone (built in ...
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One of Four Gmail accounts not syncing

I have a MotoE (ya, I know: old) that I have successfully run gmail on for years. Over the years I have added to my original gmail account a hotmail account and three other gmail accounts (the church ...
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Keep Google accounts separate

I have a Moto G5 android phone for several years, with the associated Google account. I have used the Calendar on my phone for travel, doctor's appointments, etc. My wife has had a different Google ...
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Transferring photos to gallery

How do I get amazon backed up photos to my android gallery? Had a factory reset and all pic folders r gone from my gallery but have photos in amazon photos
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How to auto-sync photos on Android [replicate Samsung Cloud]

On the Android phone Samsung Galaxy you can use Samsung Cloud which will sync your photos to online. Can we replicate this on a personal level to just your computer (and not going through Samsung ...
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Gmail not automatically syncing

Samsung A40 OneUi 1.1 Connected to wifi After an email arrives to inbox, the phone (screen turned off) will not register this and no notification is given. After waking up it will sometimes sync but ...
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Why did my Android's MicroSD Card just stop functioning properly?

My Android Phone is a Motorola Moto G6, Software version 8.0.0. On this device, I have a 400 GB Samsung MicroSD Card [ https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-400GB-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B074RNRM2B ] ...
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How to prevent most syncing with Google in Android 7.0 Nougat on Samsung devices?

In Android 7.0 Nougat on Samsung devices, you can go to Settings -> Clouds and accounts -> Accounts -> Google to see a list of all the Google sync options. Currently, Sync Calendar says "Tap to sync ...
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My Hotmail sync is not only occurring multiple times, but it's pushing to my other hotmail account

My hotmail account is loading the same email multiple times. I delete them and still they sync. Also, I have 2 email accounts; they're syncing with BOTH accounts.
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Syncing my lost phone

How can you sync your messages and contacts from your Android if your phone is lost or stolen are you able to sync it from your new number without the phone there present
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How to Remove Old Email Accounts

So I just bought a new phone last week and I'm in the process of downloading all my apps and setting it up. I was trying to log into the Slack app when this pop-up appeared with a list of all the ...
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Contacts in my google account don't fully sync to my phone

My contacts don't sync to the phone. I see many of the contacts, so I know my account is linked, but not all contacts are synced and none of the most frequently used contacts which is why it's so ...
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Sync from iOS to Android results in excessive list of contacts

I recently synced a new Pixel 3 phone running Android with an old Apple 5s using the included Google sync cables. I noticed that the contacts in my Android Phone app now show everyone I have ever ...
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Metadatas of my contacts disappear after synchronisation

I'm on Huawei p10 Light, after latest updates, I authorized the synchronisation of my accounts, and I lost all the meta datas of my account like websites and custom fields. I had very important datas ...
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Keeping passwords/credentials out of the cloud

Under what circumstances will a current Android sync or otherwise send passwords off the device? The credentials in question are for: WiFI Non-Gmail email accounts accessed through the stock Gmail ...
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How to share clipboard between Android devices, preferably without need for internet connection

Is there a way to share the contents of the clipboard between Android device similar to how it is done with Windows? Basically I am looking for a similar method as asked here: How do I copy text from ...
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Gmail app sync issue

I'm using Samsung galaxy note 9 device and during the last couple of weeks it seems the Gmail is updated only when I open the app. I have Gmail "Sync Gmail" on and "Auto sync" Accounts on I fail to ...
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Create, edit, and sync-with-PC txt file on Android

There are many apps that allow us to take notes on android. But just like this thread (Is it possible to create a plain text file in android?), I want to create and edit plain txt file on android. ...
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How do I have IMAP delete Email inbox item when deleting on the server?

If I have an email in my Android Email inbox and I delete it on the server inbox, it will not delete from my phone. If I delete it on the phone, it will delete it on the server. I originally set it ...
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Use Samsung or Google account for automatic backup?

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 8.0 I'm logged into both a Samsung account and a Google account. Both of these offer cloud backup and data synchronisation of settings and documents, but I'm ...
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Offline safe sync directory on sd card on non-rooted Android with Ubuntu PC

Is there a way how to offline safely synchronize directories between sd card on Android which is not rooted and PC with Ubuntu? Safely = using secured connection between the devices (for example ...
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synch the contacts on my Android with the current contacts on Google Contacts

I have recently changed number, but kept the same device (Sony Xperia XA1). With the previous number, I saved my contacts in Google Contacts. Before I changed the sim on my device, I erased some ...
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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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SyncThing, Lolipop, and “Transport endpoint not connected”

I'm trying to get 2 way sync going with Syncthing on OctOS L (Lolipop, based on Cyanogen) with folders on the SD card. Backup from Android to other Syncthings works fine. The Syncthing devs say it's ...
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Disable contact sync for one Google account - S8 - Android 8

My Samsung Glaxy S8 with Android 8.0 & Samsung Experience 9, is configured with multiple Google accounts. Would like to disable contact sync for only one Google account, while synchronising all ...
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Include in-app browsing history in Chrome sync

On Android, in-app browsing is facilitated using an in-app version of Chrome (1, 2, 3). This means there are actually 3 versions of Chrome: Chrome Desktop Chrome Mobile Chrome Custom Tabs (in-app ...
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How to really completely disable automated mail syncs?

My Huawei P8 should only ever sync mails whenever I open the mail app and manually ask for it. This is for mental hygiene to keep my spare time free of any unwanted distractions. So I've disabled any ...
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Merge/Copy linked contacts

I hope this is the right place to ask my question. On my android phone I have my contacts synchronized with NextCloud (CardDAV). Now, many contacts are linked/connected with other (same) contacts ...
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Is there a way to remove everything in my Android phone Contacts and then transfer everything in Gmail contacts into the phone contacts?

I make extensive use of GROUPS in my Gmail account. For example, all medical contacts are stored in MEDICAL, restaurants in RESTAURANTS, etc. When doing this I specifically do not have the group ...
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Symbolic link permission denied

I'm trying to create a symbolic link on my Android N phone, so that my photos are accessible from the Pictures folder. I want to be able to sync all my pictures in a single folder using Syncthing. My ...

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