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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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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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Passwords and synchronization

I have changed passwords and find them in password manager. Ben in try to login I am told passwords are invalid. Google cuts me off of YouTube music or other apps.
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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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Google photos app - how to sync photos on google drive and remove from phone

I am facing slight issues with the sync in google photos app, where I have set it to sync the photos found on device, to my Google drive. It is working alright but it had also downloaded some photos ...
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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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Can I use Google tasks app without cloud sync?

I use Android 8 and Google tasks app. But wan't store my tasks on my phone not in the cloud. I tried disable Google task sync on android account management. But if I open GMail on my notebook, the ...
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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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My Nexus 5 suddenly stopped syncing google contacts, but all other google products are able to sync

just few days ago my Nexus 5 stopped syncing google contacts (all other google products are working) I am able to access all my contacts online via a browser as well as on my other android phone that ...
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Possible to create offline (local/non-synced) contacts in Android Oreo 8.1?

In Android Oreo 8.1 (on a Motorola device), is it possible to create offline (aka "local" or "non-synced") contacts? This was fairly easy on previous Android versions, but I'm not seeing a way to do ...
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Google Calendar Android app doesn't always synchronize

I use a shared Google Agenda with someone else ("UserA"). If UserA: opens his Google Agenda Android app (version 5.8.38-200532405, the latest version) adds a new event in our common agenda saves the ...
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How do you NOT sync contacts when adding a new google account on Android?

By the time you add a new google account it adds the contacts already and you have to uncheck the option but its too late. Its running lollipop
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Syncing with (local) desktop taskwarrior server on Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10

After installing the Taskwarrior and Taskwarrior server on Ubuntu 16.04 on Windows 10 and successfully synchronizing Taskwarrior with the Taskwarrior server on that laptop, I am trying to synchronize ...
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IBM Verse Inbox not syncing

Our organization is using IBM iNotes Social Edition and have set up a server for emails. I have been using IBM Verse for my emails syncing on my mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It was working fine till ...
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Get “Base Url”/synchronizing link of google task calendar for Davdroid?

In an attempt to synchronize my taskslists in the "tasks" app from F-droid, using Davdroid, I was looking for the Base Url of the google tasks calendar. In an attempt to find them I tried: ...
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No sound except on speaker

I can not hear anybody when they call they can't hear me except when I have my speaker on I have been through all my settings and cannot figure this out can someone please help my phone is a Android ...
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How can I use gmail mobile without having to sync

I have a school google account that does not allow sync. I have just added it to my Android phone and set up gmail, however when I try and get onto the account it asks to sync. As sync is disabled ...
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Older Exchange calendar disappear in Android Calendar, but not in Apple Calendar

I have an Exchange account for my email and calendar, which I use on my Mac in the default Calendar desktop app, and on my phone in the Android Calendar app. On the phone, older items (last week and ...
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import about 300 thousand numbers in android

i have generated a list of about 300 thousands of numbers with REGEX to a txt file, i know all of them are VALID (pattern i mean) and most of them (like 80%) are REAL numbers (from somebody) and now i ...
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How to choose which photos/videos made with the phone's camera must be synchronized to cloud?

I just want a subset of the photos/videos I have in my phone to be synchronized with the cloud. For example: Photos/videos of my wife/daughter/family --> OK Photos/videos of places I visit --> OK ...
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Sync apps from specific device?

My new phone got synced to my table instead of my old phone. It didn't list my old phone as an option to sync from. Is there a way to sync my installed apps and data from my old phone? Getting the ...
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Viber and Local Contact App

I store all my contacts in my phone's Local Contact App. I have installed Viber and asked to synchronize Viber contacts with my local contacts. However, Viber Out has been added to all of my local ...
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Can I transfer my sms messages from my old phone to my new phone WITHOUT using any third party software?

The only answers I have been able to find want me to download third party software. It is NOT an acceptable solution to expose all of my SMS history to a third party. Maybe there's an open source ...
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What's the difference between com.android.chrome and com.google.android.gms.chromesync?

I'm trying to understand what is the difference & the purpose of two lines in /data/system/sync/accounts.xml which relate to Chrome app. <authority id="101" user="0" enabled="true" account="...
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What is best way to clean up my contact lists that are synced between Android and Gmail?

Most all of my contacts in gmail have been duplicated (sync issue?) and I also have quite a few outdated contacts to delete. I just figured out how to 'reverse' sync from my phone to gmail which has ...
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“Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly ”

I just got my S8 yesterday and everything is pretty much smooth sailing except for the fact that I cannot sign in into my school's gmail account. I've searched high and low online, following almost ...
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What might cause Google People details to stop syncing?

I'm having difficulty troubleshooting Google failing to sync "People details". All other categories (contacts, email, etc.) are syncing properly. This is causing downstream issues in other apps. For ...
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Samsung Gear S3 music sync

I mainly use my Gear S3 for listening music while running or doing exercises in gym. But It is very annoying to add new songs into it. First I have to download new songs to my computer, then I have to ...
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Sync Status Exchange Calendar

Due to inconsistence of the exchange calendar sync at work, Id like to have some kind of widget or notification or whatever is easily doable, to see when the calendar was synchronised properly the ...
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How to synchronize gmail calendars in davdroid 1.10.1.-gplay using caldav in android 6.0.1?

I am trying to synchronize my calendars using caldav in davdroid, using the following account credentials: "login with URL and user name" Where the url is based on this google caldav-api guide on ...
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How to access/disable the Google account sync settings in Android 8.1?

So I've just got a Nexus phone running Android 8.1 and wonder where I can turn off all of the Google account synchronization settings? Under Settings->Users & accounts->[name of google acct] ...
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Is it possible to disable gmail sync completely, without logging out?

Is it possible to completely disable all Gmail synchronization, without actually logging out of the account? The use case is a phone for a senior who does not read email on the phone. For senior ...
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Access /data/data per Symlink

I have the following question: I have an App on my mobile phone and on my tablet, and I would like to synchronize the data. Unfortunately the App can not do it. I know, the App stores all the ...
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Outlook Android no longer synchronizes Office 365 contacts

As of version 2.2.74 my Android Outlook does not sync any contacts. The previous version has synced all of my coworkers from Office 365, but after a factory reset my coworker contacts are missing. ...
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Sync_chromesync wakelock eating through my battery

I'm getting a strange wakelock which has been eating through my battery for some time. I'm using Wakelock Detector Free to find wakelocks. The name of the wakelock is "*sync*_com.google.android.gms....
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Google account does not sync and is not cancelable

The device in question is a tablet with Android version around 4.2 I guess. I do not have direct access to it. The Google account shows errors when synchronizing. I want to remove the Google account ...
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Want to sync data (music) to sdcard on Android 7.0

I'm looking for something that would allow me to keep a folder (music files) in sync between a main folder on a PC and a folder on an external SDcard in a (not rooted) Android 7 phone. Would prefer ...
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Accept calendar invite appears tentative

I'm using BlueMail to manage emails on my phone. Lately, whenever I accept a meeting request for work, my reply to event organizers shows up as tentative. I'm using Samsung calendar. Any ideas?
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Lost my Android phone, will ADM erase and lock the data after I changed my Gmail password [duplicate]

This related to Remote factory reset and changing Google password After I lost my phone I have erased and locked the device using ADM. But then I have changed the password of Gmail. My question is ...
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EMUI 8.0 Google account contact, gmail, calendar, etc sync not working

Bought a new phone. The Huawei Mate 10 pro. No I am not using a chinese variant. And I do not have access to HiApp. Cloud backup was enabled at startup. Google contacts sync is not working, ...
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Take photo from Andriod phone with PC

I want to attach my phone to camera holder and take photo in manual mode. Is it possible to connect phone ( in this case LG G5 ) to PC and change the manual options with computer (with live preview ...
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Google Calendar Sync issue in Xiaomi Max 2 (Android N 7.1.1 NMF267), doesn't ask for “storage” access

I'm on a Xiaomi Max 2, MIUI 8 (Android N 7.1.1 NMF267). Google Calendar sync works when I choose "Refresh" from the top right inside the Google Calendar app. But a few hours later, the calendar ...
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How to disable Google synchronization on Xperia XZ1 Compact?

Given that I'm an Android developer and know how to use Android, I'm yet again amazed by Google's ability to disguise options and to change them with every release (in addition to the device ...
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Google Contacts Sync has stopped - Synchronisation problems with Google contacts

I installed Android miui 9. When i want to start google contacts and syncronate it get the message "google contacts sync has stopped Here's the logcat: java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to get ...