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Google Hangouts keeps history regardless of settings

I use Hangouts to chat with friends. As I don't want to keep history, I set it to be turned off. So whenever I chat, in the input line I see a constant message of "History is turned off". However, ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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How to use Android Device as Wireless Headphones for TV?

I go running in the morning and I'd like to use the Sony Internet TV in the basement without waking up my family. Is there any way to connect my Galaxy Nexus to the TV as a wireless headphone set, so ...
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Can I Call simultaneously from Skype from my device and pc?

I have installed Skype on both my device and my PC. Is it possible to call or accept call from both.For example I want to talk from my phone and at the same time watch the same video call from my PC.
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How to adjust S Pen pressure sensitivity on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1?

A little background on me: I'm a professional cartoonist and have been working digital for about 20 years. I've had numerous Wacom devices & currently enjoy a Cintiq 21UX (older model). I also ...
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How to root Teac Tc-7120

I want to root my new Teac TC-7120 device, but couldn't find any rooting guide targeting it. What should I do? I used the following Guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, I'...
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How can I make a change language shortcut for voice recognition in android 2.3.4?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Phone, I work in English, Spanish and French, and constantly have to change from one language to the other, making a shortcut to change the language of the voice-recognition ...
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Real time device share on Apple TV via AirPlay

I see that there are apps that will broadcast certain things to an Apple TV via AirPlay, but is there a way to send a view of the screen in real time via this method? I have seen iPhone 4S doing this,...
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How can I browse old mails in an IMAP folder?

Both the build-in mail client (Android 2.1) and K-9 mail, display the most recent n messages received during the last m days, where m and n are configuration items. Messages older than m days are ...
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How to change the default contact saving location for HTC Desire HD 2.2.1?

How to set HTC Desire HD Android 2.2.1 to save new contacts to Exchange? With Samsung Galaxy S 2.2.1 it's super easy: Contacts > Menu > More > Settings > Save new contacts to... But with HTC Desire ...
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Notification sound is too loud when listening to music with a headset

I'm using a Galaxy S6. When I'm listening to music with my headphones plugged in, notifications come through startlingly loud. I checked my sound settings, and I have the volume for notifications ...
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How do I get rid of “System Data” that takes up half my hard drive?

So since I updated my phone, there seems to be a mysterious 3-4GB of "System Data" on my phone's hard drive that I can't get rid of. Here are some screenshots of this: I have an LG Leon running ...
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Daydream goes to standby when touched

My Nexus 4 runs Android 4.4 and is set to use the standard "Clock" daydream while charging. It has no screen lock. This works fine so far. Expected: I would expect the screen to wake up when I touch ...
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Will bigger Micro SD slow down mobile

I have Karbonn A5+ Android phone running (stuck at) Gingerbread. I want to buy a micro sd card for it and I want to get max speed out of it. My mobile has 1GHz single core processor. Will SanDisk ...
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Enable Adhoc on Jelly Bean

[Is] there any way to enable adhoc mode in JellyBean. WPA_supplicant hack isn't working.
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How do I get the Google Plus app to ignore videos I loaded onto my phone?

I recently loaded some videos from my PC to my phone (running Jelly Bean) and got the most recent Google Plus app. I was going to turn on 'Instant Upload' so that it backs up my photos quickly, but ...
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How can I trigger a sound when the device vibrates?

I have a game which makes my device vibrate when a certain event happens. I want my device to play a sound when that event happens. Unfortunately, the developer doesn't seem to be interested in ...
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What to do if I suspect my device is compromised?

I recently bought a Pixel 2 XL "open box" off eBay. The device appears slightly used, and a couple of days after registering with my Google account, I received security notifications of attempted ...
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Can not receive WhatsApp messages unless I open the app

I have a Huawei P20 Lite with Android 9, EMUI 9.1.0 and WhatsApp 2.19.253, which is the latest version. As I wrote in the title, I can't receive WhatsApp messages, after many hours of researching I ...
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How to remove ONE account from Google Maps

I have several Google accounts in my phone. I want to use only ONE of those with Google Maps. I must have accidentally used another one a few times, and now I keep getting notifications about it, ...
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What are the privacy implications of apps that use Android System WebView?

From what I've researched, Android System WebView supports cookies and HTML5 local storage. When do those cookies and local storage items get cleared? For example, Samsung Messenger (Samsung's ...
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Manage file type or application defaults in Android 8

I am using Solid File Explorer to browse my files. Each time I tap an image, it is opened in Google's Photos. I would like to know where this relation is defined in my Android 8.0 and how can I change ...
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How to wipe data on a bootloader-locked, broken screen, Nexus 6P

I want to sell my Nexus 6P for parts, but I want to wipe it first. The screen of my Nexus 6P broke (internally, the touchscreen MIGHT be fine, idk). The phone is full-disk encrypted with a PIN and the ...
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Switching Google Voice typing language and force offline mode?

I've been using Google Voice for quite some time as it's fast and convenient compared to typing on the phone keyboard. However, I speak multiple languages and when I use the Google Voice software, if ...
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Switch language on Android device with bluetooth keyboard

I'm using Logitech MK850 bluethooth keyboard and mouse combo on Samsung Galaxy S8+. If I'm using Samsung (default) keyboard, I can switch language (Korean/English) using Kor/Eng switch key on the ...
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All Notification Tray Items Dismissed When Opening App

So on my iPhone the notification tray items disappear when I have viewed the message inside the actual application. Windows Phone works the same way. While all notification tray items for that app ...
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URLs not opening in native app

Samsung Galaxy S7, stock Android 7.0 I have the Meetup app installed. If I go to App settings → Meetup → Set as default → App links: Go to supported URLs is set to "Via this app". Supported web ...
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Allow fingerprint unlock but require password after a certain time limit

Currently with a Samsung Galaxy S8, but I believe this is common to other devices, I can setup fingerprint unlock which requires a password when the device starts up or if I fail to scan my finger ...
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Android Oreo autofill on chrome

I know android Oreo has an auto fill feature, and I like that it can be integrated with a third party password manager. However what is unclear is whether that auto fill feature works within a browser ...
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How to set the Data Billing Cycle to one day in Nougat?

My ISP provides me with 1GB data per day. So the data billing cycle in Nougat would actually make more sense to me if I could somehow make it show the amount of data I've used in a day and then have ...
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`adb shell wm overscan` makes apps leave blank spaces on top

I've been following the instructions given here. Basically I just ran: adb shell wm overscan 0,320,0,0 to fix a broken touchscreen issue on my Sony Z3 Xperia Compact with Android 6.0.1 Now some apps (...
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How to prevent the Facebook app (Android) to auto refresh/update the newsfeed?

I have a lot of news(paper) articles in my Facebook news feed and so I often open up the linked article to read it in the browser. After that I want to go back to the Facebook app to read the comments ...
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Remove words from the SYSTEMS predictive dictionary

On my Wileyfox Swift, the pre-installed keyboard is called "AOSP keyboard". It allows to type and to "swipe". When set to German, and I "swipe" the word "mal" (you can compare that to the English "...
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How to make changes done through `adb settings put` persist through device reboots?

The specific changes I attempted were to a database entry following instructions in this question: Possible to turn on Airplane mode with WiFi on only? The changes to either row would take effect ...
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Is there a way to force a new update to show up on Google Play?

Since apkmirror.com is not an official source, I would like to download directly from the Google Play Store. But say, Pokemon Go updates have always been announced, and not available on Google Play ...
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Gboard: select current word, and compound words in German language

I'm using gboard from Google and I absolutely love it. I just have two questions about it because I come from using Swype which has a lot of nice and useful features to quickly which i miss heavily: ...
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Force inactivity lock on application that circumvents it

I have a game that disables inactivity lock on my phone as long as it is foreground (there's enough ways to do that if you look around on development SE sites). This is generally a good thing, since ...
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Apps offering free data or money based on using and sharing

I have been hearing about some android apps which give you free money or data by installing, using and sharing. Many of my friends have been asking me to install such apps so-that they get benefits of ...
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Changing device configuration to display non-circular launcher icons

According to this article, an Android device's "system framework decides whether or not to return either the regular icon or the round icon to the launcher." "When a launcher requests an app icon, ...
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Incorrect touch resolution

I have a Teclast X80h and I flashed the Android 5.0 v7 mirek's ROM to it. It's original stock ROM was 4.4 Jellybean. With the new firmware the display resolution and the touchscreen resolution is not ...
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Launch Browser from Android's Captive Portal Login

I've configured a Raspberry Pi as a Wifi hotspot and web server. What I'm trying to do is get the user's phone to automatically open a web browser when they connect to it. There is no Internet ...
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Is there any way that can EXTEND (not mirror) my phone screen to another phone? Half-Half

Just want a bigger display for my phone. I need to know how I can EXTEND my phone's screen to another phone, by using bluetooth or wifi or RF or web? Few apps (idisplay, AirScreen, AirDuet screen, etc)...
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How to make my iOS (iPhone, iCloud) notes available on my Android phone?

I'm looking for the easiest way to make my iOS (iPhone, iCloud) notes available on my Android phone. It seems that there's no way to move them to Google Keep, for example. I'd be fine with using any ...
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Automatic Do Not Disturb rules for calendar events do not work with imported calendar

Update: I've updated the question, check the bottom of this post for the details I've found so far and the last problems standing in my way The problem My work schedule is provided to me as an ...
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Allowing alarms to sound during calling states ( phone / skype / Discord )

How can I allow alarms to sound off while my phone is in a calling state? When I'm not in a call alarms sound as you'd expect them to. When I am in a ( Skype, Discord, Phone ) call the phone simply ...
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How to measure sound decibel in Android?

Since Android device can play music using in-built music player or using external apps such as YouTube or TuneIn Radio, I wonder if it is possible to "measure" the sound being played by Android ...
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How to remember/cache a client certificate

I support a web-application that requires an https connection with client certificates as part of the authentication scheme. On most browsers (Desktop clients, iOS Safari, etc) if you are prompted for ...
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Keeps restarting, stuck in Ultra Power Save Mode

I'm asking on behalf of a family member who has a Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone is unrooted and has been updated but not to Android Marshmallow. The OTA had not been released for Marshmallow for this ...
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TWRP stuck at splash screen - Nexus 6P Android N

I am following this guide: [GUIDE] Unlock/Root/Flash for Nexus 6P The bootloader is already unlocked. Now I'm trying to flash the TWRP recovery. (Section 2). As the device runs Android N, I first ...

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