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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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My Hotmail sync is not only occurring multiple times, but it's pushing to my other hotmail account

My hotmail account is loading the same email multiple times. I delete them and still they sync. Also, I have 2 email accounts; they're syncing with BOTH accounts.
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Syncing my lost phone

How can you sync your messages and contacts from your Android if your phone is lost or stolen are you able to sync it from your new number without the phone there present
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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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Contacts in my google account don't fully sync to my phone

My contacts don't sync to the phone. I see many of the contacts, so I know my account is linked, but not all contacts are synced and none of the most frequently used contacts which is why it's so ...
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Sync from iOS to Android results in excessive list of contacts

I recently synced a new Pixel 3 phone running Android with an old Apple 5s using the included Google sync cables. I noticed that the contacts in my Android Phone app now show everyone I have ever ...
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Metadatas of my contacts disappear after synchronisation

I'm on Huawei p10 Light, after latest updates, I authorized the synchronisation of my accounts, and I lost all the meta datas of my account like websites and custom fields. I had very important datas ...
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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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Gmail app sync issue

I'm using Samsung galaxy note 9 device and during the last couple of weeks it seems the Gmail is updated only when I open the app. I have Gmail "Sync Gmail" on and "Auto sync" Accounts on I fail to ...
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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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Android Exchange SYNC stops working

Exchange sync stops working, and i can only make it work again by removing my exchange account and connecting it again. Then after +/- 1 mouth i need to repeat because it stops from working any ideas ...
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Is there a way to remotely sync data on a locked Android device with Google Account?

Is there a way to remotely sync data on a locked Android device with the Gmail account in which the device is signed into? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Android issue with IMAP Drafts folder

I recently got an Android phone (Oreo) and configured my professional IMAP account in it, the issue I'm having is that it can sync every folder except the Drafts folder. It is very weird because I ...
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OneNote: Android app to sync in background every X hours?

is the regular background sync (i.e. every X hours) not yet implemented in the Android app of OneNote? I'm feeling when I'm changing the OneNote notes in my browser, than after a few days (enough ...
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Cannot sync Google Calendar on Android with Web

I created an event using the Calendar app on Android 7.1.1 on a Planet Gemini. On the Gemini, the event shows up as white text on a black background. On https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ the event ...
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failed to restored saved contacts on gmail Android TECHNO Y2

I have many options like google account setting , but i dont see any way to click and restore my contacts i saved on my email .i reset it and i am still using the same phone , however sim contacts are ...
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Sync Contacts: Sync Error Problem with my MS Hotmail Account

I just switched to a Galaxy Note8 phone and my phone is getting a Sync Error when I try to sync my Hotmail account under Contacts...Manage Accounts>>Sync Contacts settings. How do I correct this error?...
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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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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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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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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] ...