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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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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Can't sign out of OneDrive

I was just alerted that Samsung's cloud backup for photos is being shut down on April 30th and that Microsoft OneDrive will be taking its place. So I went ahead and made myself a new OneDrive account ...
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Cant see a phone contact in my Telegram contacts

I have contacts in my phonebook who I am 100% sure have telegram accounts. I synced my telegram with my contacts but I still cant see them as contacts in telegram. And when I try to manually add them ...
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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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Can an Android phone sync its number with a tablet; so one device can start a call and the second can simultaneously join the call?

With my Android smartphone's phone number, I need to be able to make and answer phone calls with my smartphone or Android tablet. Once a device begins a call, the other device should be able to join ...
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How do you turn off annoying Auto Sync requests?

Since a few updates ago on my Samsung Galaxy S10, every now and again I keep getting the following message when going to my phone contacts list, asking me if I want to turn on Auto sync. I don't know ...
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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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Reset sync password for android app ColorNote

Is there a way to reset the sync-password for the app ColorNote, if used an email instead of Google or Facebook authentication? The website is very restrained about this, saying: You would have used ...
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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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How to download photos moved to Google Photos with Backup & Sync in their original folder hierarchy

I turned on Backup & Sync when I got my Pixel 3 way back when without the understanding that pictures would be removed from my phone when they are put in Google Photos, and worse that it seems ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Moving Chrome saved passwords to Brave browser

Is it possible in any way to replicate Chrome passwords to other Chromium-based browsers such as Brave? I have a rooted device. I tried copying the "Login Data" file from the Chrome data ...
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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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