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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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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 can I sync Chrome's bookmarks to Dolphin?

I have Android and iOS devices, so I use Dolphin's browser for the bookmark sync. Is there any way I can get my Chrome bookmarks to sync into my Dolphin bookmarks at least once? I'm aware of Chrome to ...
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How to sync contacts in one direction only -- from phone to Google?

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Android 2.3. I just lost a lot of time after syncing contacts -- executed from the phone. I assumed that all the changes will be transferred to Google account (as initially) but ...
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Gmail notifications aren't working as expected

Gmail notification doesn't work correctly for me. I think it happened after the latest Gmail application upgrade. I tried to clear Gmail data and cache, but to no avail. I get new email ...
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Why does Android GMail app pop an icon for new mail when I delete a message in web GMail?

I have my GMail Android app set to notify on new messages. However, it ALSO pops up notifications when I simply delete an existing (new or read) message from the web-based gmail.com Is there an ...
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Gmail app only partially syncing

I've just bought a Lenovo B phone with Android. I've added my Gmail account and have enabled the Gmail sync in the phone's settings. It has downloaded all my emails, however it won't properly sync ...
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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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Android contact names does not match Google

I've been plagued by this issue many times: If I add a contact in Android (5.1.1 SliM ROM), it gets synched to my Google Contacts as it should. But if I change the name in Google Contacts, this ...
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Sync exchange acount with onecloud

Is there a solution/app which allows that the contact and calender data from one account (Exchange) is synced or mirrored to an different account (preferable owncloud)?
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Stock e-mail client (Nexus 4) not synchronizing to IMAP SSL account since 4.2.2 update

I have my school's e-mail account being checked via IMAP SSL/TLS on port 993. It is an Exchange mailbox but I did not want to to use MAPI and have my device "managed" by the school. Anyhow, this ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S2 have duplicate calendar events?

Why does my Samsung Galaxy S2 have duplicate calendar events? I am using Outlook calendar and have downloaded the Google calendar to allow it to sync. When I use the Samsung Kies Program to sync the ...
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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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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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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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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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How to ensure that my Google accounts sync frequently?

Since I upgraded my S7 to Nougat I notice that the syncing of my google accounts is particularly slow. If on a computer I create a calendar event, or I send myself an email, I often do not see that ...
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Can't Manual-Sync email after selectively disabling Auto-Sync - Android 5.1

So I have two Google Accounts linked to my phone. The first is my private account which I would like to auto-sync (IE push notifications as soon as an email is received). The second is my work's ...
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Sync latest email attachment with Android

My college mess hall menu is shared as an attachment (.jpeg) on the same thread every week. The thread has no other content except for this. For convenience, I'd like to access it quickly from my ...
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"App Data" Sync & "App Data" Backup both are same?

May be its silly but I'm curious to know the actual fact. I searched google and this site a lot but didn't got satisfiable result. So asking. There is "App Data" sync in Settings->Accounts->Google ...
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Change default calendar used by Google Calendar from "Phone" to my Google account

When I create an event on my phone, by default it is created in the "Phone" calendar, unfortunately: Which means the event is not synced to google.com/calendar. I have to switch manually every time. ...
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How can I sync my Contacts with Gmail if the stock firmware of my phone doesn't provide this feature?

Am using a Grandstream GXP2200 Android deskphone that has a customized version of 2.3.5 on it. They have replaced the native contacts app with a custom one that doesn't sync with Gmail. I have ...
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Problem syncing contacts: HTTP error 500 in logs

I'm trying to find if there's a way to see which HTTP requests are being done on a server. The reason is I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem with contact synchronization. I've been having a problem ...
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Galaxy Note 10.1 recurring tasks in Exchange: sync problem

I'm syncing email and calendar with my corporate Exchange server on my Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. Problem is when I mark a recurring task as done on my PC the tablet puts it back. This only happens when ...
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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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Automatically synchronize files between PCs and Android without Internet

I have two laptops. One has internet access while the other does not. Both laptops are in a remote location (one in the office and the other in the home). I have to download some files on a daily ...
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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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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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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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Add contact to "Only Phone"

I can't save contacts to "Only Phone" as long as I'm logged into Xiaomi account. I have to log off to be able to (If not, I'm forced to sync new contacts either with Google account or Xiaomi's). This ...
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How does copy from nearby device from Nexus 5x to Nexus 6p work?

I recently got my new Nexus 6p and used that procedure (copy from another nearby device) to copy data from my existing Nexus 5x to it: http://phoneradar.com/how-to-transfer-data-to-a-new-android-...
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Cannot sync or remove Google accounts

I'm on Android 5.0.1. Yesterday, I received several "Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped working" notifications, which I ignored as I assumed whatever had crashed would restart. But when ...
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Google Photos, when syncing photos from both default camera and WhatsApp, how to segregate on cloud?

I use Google Photos and turn on syncing of photos, taken from my default camera on my mobile phone and also syncing of WhatsApp images. My question is: How can I have those synced to my google photo ...
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Can Gmail be set to do send/receive email rather than synching

I seldom use my cell phone for emailing but want to be able to do so occasionally. I know how to add non-Gmail email accounts to the Gmail app, but I want to set sync to "never" for them so that my ...
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Contacts showing as "Unknown name" on Samsung Galaxy S6

As per the below image contacts sync'd from online servcies are coming through as "Unknown name" I have used the contacts sync within "Accounts" using Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo but keep getting ...
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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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Why are calendar events spontaneously appearing in my phone, or Is My Phone Haunted?

Today my phone beeped during class reminding me of an event I never added to my calendar. It said, 'Jason 2/24/16'. Later today I have another event which I never added, 'Jason 2/24/16 3:30p'. ...
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Some Google contacts are not synchronized

I am a long time user of Android and Google and have all my contacts in Google Contacts, synchronized on my phone. So do my wife and my children. Within the same domain (managed via Google Apps) I ...
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Sync Facebook on different devices to avoid getting duplicate notifications

My wife has two Android tablets, a Nexus 2012 and a Dell Venue. If after using one tablet for a few days, she uses the other, then she gets a lot of Facebook notifications which she already got on the ...
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Mark an email as read when read on Gmail app

Sometimes I read my emails on my lg g3 but every time I open my mac I have those emails as unread. In other words, it seems that the gmail app does not mark the emails as read on the Google's server .....
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treat wifi network X as cellular OR disable background wifi upload for one particular app on one particular network?

On a Nexus 5 running 5.1.1, I have the DS Photo from Synology set to do automatic background uploading of new photos/videos that show up to my NAS. Normally works great. The app includes a setting ...
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How to store Dropbox files locally on my mobile device?

We all know how Dropbox works on a regular workstation. It stores the files on the disk and whenever the file is modified (or created), the software synchronizes the entire folder with the last ...
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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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Sync the position / page of sideloaded EPUB books between Android device and Nook Touch?

Is it possible to sync the current position / page of an EPUB book between two devices?
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Select which Dropbox account to synchronize with when camera upload is on

I installed Dropbox on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SIII that runs Android 4.1.2. I have 2 Dropbox accounts, one personal, one Dropbox account for business. When turning on the camera upload, how can I ...
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Exchange calendar syncs to Android, but not to Google

I feel as though I am missing a simple configuration change on my Android device. I recently setup my work Exchange account on my Galaxy S4. My calendar entries from Exchange show up on my Android ...
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Sync certain contacts between two devices/google account

Is there any way of syncing selected contacts from one android device/google account to another? Consider the following example: Person A and Person B share real life contacts, but on their ...
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Contact details showing up for sources that have sync turned off

I am new to Android, and I am trying to learn, (sometimes unlearn) and work around "issues". So please bear with me for my naïveté. I have multiple accounts (multiple Google accounts, Skype, WhatsApp ...
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Can we get a set of Android devices to update/ sync at once?

Within the school where I work there is a mix of Android and Apple Tablets. We use Apple Configurator for the iPads and are wondering if there is a system out there which can do the same for the ...
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Microsoft Exchange Active Sync issue when roaming

I bought new Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Last week I went to a different state ( roaming). During roaming my office outlook mail is not syncing. Whole purpose of having Email on phone is gone. I don't ...
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Make Automate Task to manually sync Google Voice

Some network I connect to during my daily life, do not allow for push notifications. So I want to make a task that syncs all my accounts. This was easily done with Llama for Gmail. I just told it when ...
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