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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What is Settings > Manage Accounts > (a Google account) > Sync Account > Drive for? Drive app synchronizes even if that sync is off

According to my understanding, setting Manage Accounts > (a Google account) > Sync Account > Drive should control Google Drive synchronization. But I see all the files updating (upon refresh ...
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Google drive does not sync over wifi

My samsung note 5 has 2 google accounts. When refreshing contents of google drive or google docs via wifi, neither of them can sync to fetch new information nor can it open existing files. When ...
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Sync audio time using microphone [Android root/noroot]

My TV(not a smart TV) speaker is playing an audio, I had the same audio in my android phone(rooted). How to sync both audios without any external/wireless connection, and with the help of syncing ...
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How do you transfer contacts from iPhone to Android phone through Bluetooth?

Is it possible to transfer contacts from iPhone to Android through Bluetooth? I don't know there is any technical issue to transfer contacts between iPhone and Android by the Bluetooth. If anybody ...
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Is there a way to setup multiple devices and/or synchronize apps or even manage multiple devices?

So, imagine you had 100 or more Android devices and you're asked to install 10 specific apps on each of them. What would be the fastest way to do this? Is there any way to manage multiple devices at ...
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Trimming Firefox for Android data and its implications

I was wondering whether to submit this question to SuperUser or here, but here are more firefox application-related questions. Hopefully it was correct step. My Firefox for Android's storage (not ...
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How can I force my contact list to get updated on my Samsung Galaxy S9?

I store my contacts in my Google account. I can access these contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone via the Samsung contact application. After I add a contact in my Google account via another device, ...
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Why did the account sync became so delayed specifically for the Google account?

Until recently Gmail messages arrived to my Nokia 9 PureView instantly. But recently unacceptable sync delays appeared in the Google account, especially in popular services like Gmail. Nokia suggested ...
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Onedrive & Googledrive automatic syncing - How often does syncing happen?

I have the samsung a32 5g. Does just logging into onedrive/google drive reduce performance/battery life in any way? How often does onedrive and Googledrive sync to your phone automatically if logged ...
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Multiple account for contacts Sync in Whatsapp

I have multiple accounts in contacts Gmail, Phone, Samsung account. Which account will it take to sync with Whatsapp ? What is the limit of contacts ? As per my work i have total 50k plus contacts in ...
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Google Play Games on BlueStacks using Google Workspace or regular account with Family Link

Has anybody been able to log in to Google Play Games on BlueStacks using Google Workspace or regular account with Family Link? So far I have been able to register a BlueStacks phone, so that is is ...
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synching a contact edit across various Google accounts & Samsung account

this may be a familiar situation with many . you may have multiple google accounts and one propriety phone provider account e.g. Samsung account exemplifying the above g1 - Google account 1 g2 - ...
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Samsung a32 5g - Does auto sync take up a significant amount of data?

I am synced to 5 gmail accounts, 1 facebook account, office, onedrive, reddit, soundcloud samsung account, whatsapp and 2 twitter accounts. I only really receive a decent amount of emails from two of ...
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I wish to export Chrome history synced from a mobile device as a csv list, but this information is not stored in the 'History' file. Where is it?

...AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile #\History usually has all URLs that you have visited, and you can open this up using DB Browser for SQLite. While I can hit Ctrl-H and see the links I'...
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Blocking websites by syncing Android with desktop

I know of an app, Blocksite, that allows users to block websites by syncing their Android phone with their desktop. But to do so you must install Blocksite on Android, which can easily be uninstalled. ...
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Can Windows 11 synch data with my Android 'phone?

It seems that Windows 11 can run Android apps. This could, possibly be a major breakthrough, if ... Until now, I choose apps, such as the TaskCoach to-do manager which run natively on both Windows ...
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Cannot remove google account from Samsung android phone. Remove button greyed out

I cannot remove my google account from my android phone. Samsung XCover 4s Android 10. This is a work phone and I only used my account to download whatsapp for work communication group. I have deleted ...
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Force Google Photos to upload or sync photos when connected to WiFi even if the app is not open

Google Photos app has a cloud sync feature. However, based on observation, the photos are only synced when the user opens the app. How to force Google Photos to upload photos when connected to WiFi ...
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Syncing Android 'Contacts' with an Office 365 mail account

My Android contacts used to sync with my Office 365 (exchange server) mail account, but this stopped working. More details: I have a Samsung S10 phone running Android 11 (up to date as of this posting)...
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Is it expected to have your contacts flooded with emails when synced to google account?

I have only one google account which I use for email and syncing my phone contacts. I do send a lot of mails. I noticed that if I open my contacts every email address I've sent to appears as a contact ...
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How is the gmail sync interval determined on Android?

Today I stopped getting notifications for gmail messages received on Android. This has happened before and always seems to fix itself after a day or two, but I want to find out why. So I looked under (...
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Contacts app on new phone is not pulling in contacts from Google Account

According to Google help: If you save your contacts to your Google Account, they automatically show on your phone after you sign in. My wife got a new Google Pixel 4a and successfully added her ...
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Why is sync feature not working in my phone?

No account is syncing in my android phone since 25 feb 2021. Already tried Rebooting updating all apps resetting settings only(cannot reset storage) removing and re adding account. different internet ...
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WinSCP like sync on Android

An android client needs to sync files from the server and then execute app. If it is a windows client, I can use autohotkey and winscp to do this. appA.ahk SplitPath, A_ScriptFullPath, name, dir, ext, ...
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True instant sync via Dropbox

I want to have my todo.txt file synchronized on PC and Android via a cloud service in both ways and instantly on change. Let's call this true instant sync. Unfortunately, I have not found a good ...
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What is the difference between a "Phone" calendar and a "Local" calendar in Android?

I've been helping a friend with their Android phone. They have 3 different types of calendars, according to their "Business Calendar 2" app: Calendars synced to a Google account "Phone&...
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Sync exchange with local calendar WITHOUT granting permissions to gmail or Samsung

It's pretty simple, what I want, I think: 1 local/offline-only calendar on the phone (default Samsung app) 1 on-line exchange calendar (automatically synced) ability to show one or the other or both ...
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Syncthing does not work with AFwall+ activated

Syncthing does not get any connection as long as AFwall+ is activated. It should work in my WLAN at home. Mobile data is disabled because I don't need it. I am using LineageOS on my mobile phone. Here ...
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How to actually delete SMS/MMS messages using third-party SMS applications like Pulse SMS?

A while back, I switched from Samsung's default SMS app (Samsung Messages) to Pulse SMS. For many months, I've been using Pulse SMS to delete old SMS and MMS messages. After deleting almost all MMS ...
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Turn off google contacts sync in Redmi Note 5 Pro

I have multiple accounts in my redmi note 5 pro and the contact names are getting changed due to same contacts in multiple accounts. I want to stop syncing contacts in one of them. How do I do so?
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Does deleting a photo from my android phone's gallery app also delete it from Google Photos(I have backup & sync turned on).If yes, how to prevent it

I have a samsung (android) device and I use samsung gallery app. Question: Does deleting a photo from the gallery app also delete it from Google Photos in which I have my backup and sync turned on. ...
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Super old email contacts suddenly appears in my phone contacts

When I woke up this morning I suddenly had 6 new contacts added to my contact book on my phone. All of them were emails, some of them I recognize from WAY back but I sure haven't had contact with them ...
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Contacts doesn't show up under account sync

I can't get my contacts to sync. In the contacts app (both google and default phone app) it shows "1 account" (won't tell me what, presumably the 'on device' since it still shows that if I ...
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Google Account(and apps) not syncing on my Realme C2(Android 9)

My google account and app data are not syncing on my Realme C2 (Android 9). The data of a few apps like Chrome and Calendar is syncing and showing up when I select my google account under "...
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How to create an album without uploading to Google Photos cloud

On my Android device, Xiaomi Redmi note 8, the sync with Google account is disabled. For Photos, too. Today, I created a new album on the photos and noticed that it started to upload the photos, and ...
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Getting "CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE "inotifywait": library "libnotifytools.so" not found. " when tyring to run a script that uses the inotifywait binary

The script is here: https://github.com/Magisk-Modules-Repo/com.piyushgarg.rclone/blob/master/binary/syncd.sh The code that I do not believe is working is this: while true; do if [[ ! -e ${...
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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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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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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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Automatically synchronize files between PCs and Android without Internet

I have two laptops. One has internet access while the other does not. Both laptops are in a remote location (one in the office and the other in the home). I have to download some files on a daily ...
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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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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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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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