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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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Does the user profile picture get synced anywhere?

In Android Marshmallow, does the user profile picture get synced anywhere? If yes, where can I find it, somewhere in G+ maybe? By profile picture I mean this (image copied from http://forum.xda-...
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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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Android voice search doesn't recognize Exchange contacts

So I'm sure this is primarily because the contacts aren't listed in one of the linked gmail accounts. It's killing me because my dad can't use voice commands to call his contacts like he did on his ...
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How to sync Hotmail contacts in both directions?

I have to use Hotmail, not Gmail, as I primarily use Outlook on a PC, and Gmail provides no (free) Outlook sync method for contacts and calendars. With iPhone, you just add your Hotmail account and it ...
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How to sync facebook contacts after Ubersync deprecated

As of May 2015, Ubersync no longer works due to a change Facebook made. How can I keep my Android contacts book synced with my Facebook contacts now? I imagine other apps have suffered a similar fate.
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Google Photos is not backing up my gallery

I have a Redmi Note 12 Pro with Android 13 and I have the Google Photos app installed. The problem is that a lot of pictures that I take are not backed up. If I go to the settings of Google Photos -&...
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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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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I have two Android phones and I am looking for a way to foward SMS messages to another phone and let me answer with my first number. I don't have both phones with me all the time, but still want to be ...
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Messages stuck in outbox of Gmail app, but only for Gmail

I noticed messages were not being sent from the Gmail app. I checked to make sure auto sync is enabled and it is. Any ideas? Beside the message it just says sending. I have other email accounts used ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I control which apps are able to use the data connection while roaming?

I am planning a trip to abroad and need to use my Android phone while roaming. But i couldn't disable all data roaming because i need my company emails. So i want to disable WhatsApp, Facebook, ...
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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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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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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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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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Deleting unwanted contacts from my cloud

I lost my S3 Mini and all my phone numbers were backed up on Google cloud. When I activated my Moto G and downloaded all my numbers, some of the ones that showed up on my phone were numbers that were ...
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Deleting unwanted contacts after accidental account sync

A friend borrowed my phone when they forgot theirs. They had to log into their Gmail to get their contacts to find where they left the phone. When they added their account, it was synced to my phone. ...
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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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"Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." error message appears under the Sync settings

On my Samsung Galaxy S4, the "Calendar" under "Sync settings" in my Google account disappeared. Under the Google accounts at the bottom, it reads Sync is currently experiencing ...
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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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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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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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Does Chrome for Android sync passwords?

Does Chrome for Android currently sync passwords to Desktop Chrome through your Google Account? I found the issue at https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=113164, but last they say you ...
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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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How do I manage CalDAV-provided tasks?

On my phone, I have a calendar synchronized via CalDAV-Sync on a server of mine. On the desktop, I edit them with Thunderbird, and since Thunderbird can associate tasks to a calendar, I was wondering, ...
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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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Making multiple files or a folder available offline in Google Drive

Is there any way to make multiple files or a whole folder available offline in Google Drive at the same time? For the offline folder it would be nice if there was some way when a document is synced to ...
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Sync local calendar entries with Google

I want to sync my calendar entries in my Galaxy S3 (Android 4.3) with Google. I am using the Google Calendar app but unfortunately I have entered everything into the default "My Calendar" local ...
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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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Sync two Gmail accounts, but only one account's contacts

I have a brand-new Moto X (2014) running Lollipop. I have two Gmail accounts: me@gmail and work@gmail. While I would like to be able to check both accounts for new messages on my phone, I only want ...
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How do I stop a Google account from syncing contacts? [duplicate]

I have multiple email accounts on my phone. Some are personal emails and one is for school. The problem is that my school email is syncing all of my school contacts to my contacts. This is a problem ...
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KeyChain/KeyStore Backup

Is it possible to backup (local or Cloud) the keys from the keychain/keystore? I know the KeyChain is a system daemon which provides secure key storage. The keyStore will provide app-specific key ...
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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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Syncing Android 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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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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