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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Microsoft Exchange emails not syncing with gmail app

I have a Moto g8 with Android 10. I use default gmail app to read my phone's gmail account as well as my two work emails (both MS Exchange/Outlook). I do not use the Outlook app for the latter. I have ...
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Resetting a synced Android Chrome profile

I would like to clear whatever settings I have enabled in Android Chrome and have the resulting clean profile synchronised. I have synchronisation of Google Chrome enabled on Android, but there are ...
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Synchronize App Data Folder on Android 13

I'm currently using Android 13 on my Phone (No Root, No CFW). Now i want to synchronize the data folder of a app on my Phone with my PC. Means i want to automatically upload/download changes. The ...
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ADB push sync but delete files at destination that don't exist at the origin

I'm sure I did this a few months back, but I'm drawing a complete blank. I'm syncing my music using from my computer to my phone via usb using: adb push --sync local remote That's all fine until I ...
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How do you sync from one calendar account to another?

I am trying to migrate from a broken calendar account (no remote sync access, but the phone has all the data cached locally) to a self-hosted CalDAV calendar (connected to by DAVx). Both calendar ...
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How to Add Google Account Without Syncing Contacts on android

I was looking to add a second account to my Android phone running Android version 12. The issue that I keep running into is that as soon as I sign in the contacts from that account are synced and my ...
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Facebook Messenger - Why can't sync be enabled?

Until recently I was using Messanger Lite, but it was moved to Facebook Lite, so I started using "classic" Messenger. Unfortunately, it doesn't work well. However, the reason is simple. In ...
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Syncing Kiwi using 'hard links' into Chrome's data folder

Kiwi Browser has no syncing option, while other Chromium browsers do have. A workaround The idea/hack is to: install another browser (like Chrome Beta), not use it, and hard-wired Kiwi's data into ...
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Contacts synced when a Google account is added, how to remove them after removing the account?

I have a Realme phone. I added a Google email to the phone, and the contact numbers saved with that email got synced with the phone. Now I removed that email, but the contacts from that account are ...
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Wikipedia Sync Reading Lists not working?

I have been using the Saved Reading Lists feature on the Wikipedia Android app for a long time. At this point, however, I have different versions of my saved Lists on my Android phone vs. my Android ...
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adb-sync along with rsync for fastest way to backup gigabytes of media & photos file to HDD disk regularly

I have a 512GB Android phone with 150GB+ 15k+ photos and videos. Step 1. On my Macbook, I used better-adb-sync with a USB cable and debugging enabled to copy a large amount of files from my phone to ...
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Synchronous video playback on multiple devices

I have multiple Android-based projectors (Xiaomi 4k) and want them to start playback of a movie file at the same time. It's not the same file on each device, so casting wouldn't work. What I need is ...
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How to get all old Google Calendar events on a new phone

My Google Calendar has events going back to 2009. However, even after syncing to my phone I can only see events back to June 2022. I cannot search or reference or even see any event prior to this on ...
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Auto delete pic/vids from phone when deleted from Google Photos web

You take 10 photos and only one is good. But in Google Photos, all 10 are automatically uploaded. I don't want to maintain two places: my phone and the Google Photos Cloud. How can I make it so that I ...
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Why gmail android app stops syncing on an approximately 2-3 monthly basis?

I know, this is a decades old question, answered on million sites, still none of this Q/A's match my case: I regularly have to delete the storage of the gmail app on my android (9.0-pie) device in ...
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Delete photos from WhatsApp backup

I had recently painstakingly deleted lot of unwanted WhatsApp photos from my gallery to save storage space. But unfortunately WhatsApp has again restored all those photos (probably from backup). How ...
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Camera Roll Upload to OneDrive Stalled

Upon the odd occasion, the WiFi connected Android device stalls on uploading the photos to the Camera Roll folder in One Drive. This folder and the corresponding synced OneDrive are hitherto up-to-...
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Samsung Email: IMAP folders not syncing correctly

The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the mail app is Samsung Email version 6.1.75.0. I have created folders on my Android mail app and moved email into them. These folders are not syncing ...
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Backup versus sync on Android device

I do not normally keep any Google account details on my Android device. Instead, I typically log in to Google Play weekly, update my device, and then delete my Google account details from my device. ...
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Best way to achieve offline folder sync in Android?

The Google Drive client for desktop platforms allows to Make Available Offline any folder you want, usually inside a virtual drive (e.g. G:/myFolders/syncedFolder in Windows). How can I achieve the ...
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Set up a contact database and sync it between iPhone and Android devices

Ideally, I like to have one centralized contact database. So if something needs updated, you only have to update it in one place and then it syncs to all the phones. Thus, is it possible to set up a ...
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How to toggle account sync at certain times?

I would like to pause the synchronization of my private account during work hours and sync the sync of my work account outside of my work hours. I don't want to use any special email client for that. ...
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"WiFi sync" over VPN

While attached to a VPN, many apps (including Google Photos) will not sync, as they are waiting "for WiFi". Is there a way to make Android treat a VPN (or even better, a VPN running over ...
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Export all opened chrome tabs from android phone to desktop/laptop [duplicate]

I have a lot of chrome tabs opened (both individually as well as in groups) in my Android phone. I am having a lot of problems in accessing them and navigating between them all one by one in my ...
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Android 11 file system and cloud storage

I have documents stored in the cloud, and I used to have a use case like this: I edit documents on a PC These documents are automatically uploaded to the cloud I download documents to my phone via ...
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Auto backup so I can share the same app data on Bluestacks and phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. I also have BlueStacks 5. A group of games I play does not have Google Play transfer, and I thought I could use the import button on ...
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Is it possible to have android contacts with only a carddav sync

I use android contacts and have my contacts synced with carddav. at the moment I have a google account in which new contacts seem to go. I try to get away from using google. Can I drop the google ...
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Is there any way to have a chat with a contact on Whatsapp Web (on a computer) not show up on the phone's Whatsapp?

I had this small doubt if it was possible to message contacts and phone numbers, and have the records of those chats only present on Whatsapp Web (not sync with the phone on which Whatsapp is ...
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I can neither add new contact to Google account nor sync contacts

My ASUS ZE554KL (Android 8.0) lost its ability to sync contacts. And when I add a new contact it offers to sync with: device, SIM and that's it. Below there was a list of my Google accounts, but now ...
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Samsung Auto sync personal data - Does syncing all at once use less data/less battery versus syncing small items every few minutes?

Does turning on auto-sync use a significant amount of mobile data and battery usage, or is it not as much as you'd think? Let's say someone sent you 100 emails, would your phone use a fixed amount of ...
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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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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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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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