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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Sync Contacts and Calendar but not Email from Exchange to Gmail on Android

The scenario is as follows: I have one Exchange account from work, part of my Android (Huawei P30 Pro, dual SIM) Work environment through a Company Portal app. I have multiple Google accounts (...
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Can I sync folders in two devices over Bluetooth?

Can I sync folders and files in two Android devices? These devices are physically nearby, but not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. They are connected to the internet using their respective mobile ...
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where are MyPhoneExplorer SyncJobs stored?

I like to know where exactly the FileSync jobs are stored in a MyPhoneExplorer phone profile? (in what file, and which location (profile folder or AppData folder))? I like to emigrate to a new phone ...
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Avoid Google apps sync when installing applications

When I am trying to install an application from Google Play Store in a new tablet(Android 9), immediately after Goggle login it starts syncing all the Google Apps(Contacts, Gmail etc) with my account ...
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Issue with Google Account Sync

I have multiple Google accounts on my Galaxy Note 9 and i have sync enabled for just one account of them and for the rest it is turned off (so that others' contact don't mix up with my contacts). But ...
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Viber linked with another number/phone

Hi there i hope someone can help me. I gave my old mobile to my son. Samsung S8. He put his sim card in this phone. Since he downloaded viber this is for some reason connected to my viber on my new ...
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Unable to sync chrome passwords on Huawei P20: “Android system sync disabled”

Recently, my passwords are no longer being synced to my phone, which is a Huawei P20. When I open Chrome - Settings, it says: "Android system sync disabled". When I click on this, it says: Sync isn'...
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Move files from android internal memory to sd card automatically

When I download music to my phone, the app only allows me to download the songs to the internal memory, but I like to store all my music in SD:/Music/ so for now I've just been downloading songs and ...
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How do I sync my wallpapers between other Samsung devices instantly?

I have a mobile phone and a tablet from Samsung. Is it possible to sync the same home wallpaper and lockscreen wallpaper from my mobile phone to my tablet. As soon as I set and change the wallpapers ...
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Disable Contacts sync does not work

I have found that with my Pixel 4XL (or maybe it's Android 10) disabling Contacts syncing NO LONGER WORKS! With my older Pixel 2 it did work, and I would manually trigger a Contacts or Calendar sync ...
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Can't delete photos from my LG X Power

Updated with more information -- please see below I have an unrooted LG X Power running Android 6.0.1. I have recently gone through Google Photos (using a desktop web browser) and deleted a bunch of ...
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How can I delete Hotmail emails when using the Gmail app on my phone

I use the Gmail app to read emails on my Android phone. I defined two accounts, a Gmail account and a Hotmail account. The Gmail account works w/o a problem, for syncing, reading, writing and deleting ...
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Is there a way to reset my Android Google sync data?

I've been using Android since the days of Froyo (Android 2.2). My data would get synced normally using Android's Google sync feature. I am not sure whether there has been of fundamental change in the ...
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Sync data between Android emulator on PC and mobile phone?

Can I use the android emulator also to sync the data between mobile phone and PC? I have couple of apps which are not saving data in cloud. So if add something in mobile, it will be only available ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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