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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is not a software setting: Android is just telling you that the power source you connected the device to is not giving enough electrical power to charge as fast as it could. It seems that: "...
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How can I edit the URL of a home screen bookmark?

I havent been able to find an intuitive way to modify a desktop shortcut's URL, but I have found a workaround for the problem. Put your phone in airplane mode and disable WiFi to turn off all ...
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How to adopt SD card as internal storage on Samsung devices?

Samsung (and some other manufacturers') devices don't support Adoptable Storage by default. However, there are some workarounds how you can enable it. Some devices will require root, and others don't. ...
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How to decrypt Adopted Storage?

How to decrypt adopted storage. Your Android device must be rooted. Browse to /data/misc/vold, e.g. using a file browser app like "ES Explorer". The .key file there is the encryption key ...
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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

Other answers have explained about how to make it charging faster, this answer tries to explain more about the threshold that the Android uses. The charging speed is not configurable; it's just a ...
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Some folders and files not showing up on PC when connected via USB

This is a known issue. Go to app manager and find 'external storage' and 'media storage' and clear data and cache for them, then reboot, and wait up to 10 minutes and then connect to PC via USB. ...
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Windows 10 Fastboot Driver

By looking at the inf file, you can find that it tells to use the WinUSB driver. So there is a better solution than disabling driver signature enforcement, you can use the tool Zadig (http://zadig....
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Automatically enable USB tethering when device is plugged into a PC

Having tried multiple answers to this question and never getting it to work, I noticed on my Xiami phone running MUI 11 (Android 9) that turning on "Developer Options" now has an option for the ...
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Stop Google Search Opening in Chrome

Google Search uses Chrome Custom Tabs since April 27, 2016. From 9to5Google, After its most recent update, the Google app now opens search results as Chrome Custom Tabs. [...] [...]. By default, ...
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My adoptable storage is full. How can I move the data to a bigger MicroSD card?

Having a similar issue, I read through the comments to your question and ended up doing the following based on a hint suggested by Barleyman: Go to Settings > Storage & USB › Internal Storage, ...
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Removing a contact from "Direct Share" panel

It turns out that - for rooted people - there is a way to completely turn off Direct Share! For the short version skip to the bottom of this answer. In my search for a way to stop this stupid ...
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Difference between Doze Mode and Sleep Mode in Android Marshmallow

Sleep Mode - means CPU will be sleeping and will not accept any command except from RIL(Radio Interface Layer) and alarms. CPU will go to sleep mode with in fraction of seconds after LCD is turned off....
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Is it possible to mount on a PC an SD card that has been encrypted by an Android Marshmallow device?

Marshmallow has two ways to treat the external SD card : Portable Storage : In this the entire memory of the ext.SD card is available for use, if it is not encrypted (natively) and you can mount it ...
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Difference between Android ID and device ID

While your question targets a development issue (which is off-topic here), the answer is relevant for users as well, so I'm going to answer it: DeviceID: This is the serial of the device, which ...
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Removing a contact from "Direct Share" panel

Go to settings. Click on Advanced Features. Scroll to "Direct Share". Turn it off and all contacts are gone from share via. Image shows a before and after visualization of disabling Direct ...
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How can I move apps to SD on non-adopted Marshmallow storage?

Marshmallow internal storage can be better used with a mixed-format SD card as I also explain in my blog here: http://blog.sam.liddicott.com/2016/02/android-6-semi-adopted-storage.html First, you ...
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Why do I need to turn on location services to pair with a Bluetooth device?

My understanding of Bluetooth is that applications using Bluetooth have direct access to the device MAC address for the purpose of pairing. I will assume this for this answer. If you can read MAC ...
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Removing apk of inbuilt apps completely (without rooting)

Unfortunately, that is just not possible. The apk of system apps resides within system partition. The privileges (access rights) required to make changes in system partition are not given to ordinary ...
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Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

I was facing a similar error with the Nexus 5. Safe mode and wiping the cache partition were not working for me. People also complaining about not be able to use the adb commands because the phone ...
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Automatically enable USB tethering when device is plugged into a PC

Developer options settings has a setting to set default USB configuration. Its name could vary depending upon your ROM, so try looking for any setting having the name "USB configuration" ...
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Unfortunately Google play store has stopped working on one plus x

Disable Google +... Settings>apps>Google + and then reboot
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Force MarshMallow to keep a Wi-Fi without Internet access

This shell command works on marshmallow: type su to enter superuser mode. Then type the following command: settings put global captive_portal_detection_enabled 0 ^^ it disables the "drop wifi if no ...
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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is by way of supplementing OP's research with additional relevant inputs "Charging Rapidly" always is neither desirable nor changing the charger mode user configurable Why is it not ...
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2 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM, does it really matter?

Key aspect here light user who Doesn't play games Doesn't watch movies Doesn't use many apps Uses only for day to day to use If the usage pattern continues to be same for next few years. answer is ...
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Android X86 – No Mouse Cursor in Oracle VirtualBox

The solution is change Pointing Device type to PS/2 Mouse: Make sure the VM is not running (powered off) Click on the VM name in the list (e.g., Android X86) Click Settings Click on the System ...
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Cannot flash Moto X Style - Due to "Pre-flash validation failed" error

To answer your question specifically: In Moto devices, Preflash Validation Error means the factory image you are attempting to flash is older than the one you have currently installed and Moto devices ...
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Prevent music players from auto play on bluetooth connect

Background Major part of this guide was extracted here: How to Disable Bluetooth Automatic Playback on any Android Phone The point of this guide isn't to disable Bluetooth music entirely, otherwise ...
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How to make Google Play services and other default white-listed system apps Doze?

Requisites A rooted Android Optional: A full ROM backup made through a custom recovery. It is for your own convenience. If something suggested in the next section causes boot issues or system/app ...
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How do I dismiss just the next occurrence of a recurring alarm?

Update: since version 7.3, Google Clock allows pausing repeating alarms. Below explanation is only for historical purpose. It was impossible to dismiss the next repeating alarm, and looks like the ...
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Share WIFI from PC over USB

Different ways of sharing interet connection from Windows to other devices Nowadays there is a lot of ways to share internet connection to other devices and each method has its pros and cons. Here ...
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