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I've been looking all over the internet for an answer to this for a while. In hopes of alleviating other people's headache's, here's how to enable/disable automatically adding home screen icons of newly downloaded apps in the newly released Android Oreo. You won't find the setting in the Play Store anymore, nor is it in the Google app settings, or the ...


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There are three ways to identify which encryption type is used: Identification by device behavior As a user you should be able to identify what encryption scheme is used by the behavior of your device when it boots (e.g. because you restarted it). If the classic Full Disk Encryption is active your device will boot for some time and then present a special ...


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Not a developer here Apps granted this permission have access to data pertaining to usage of other apps, like in my case Better Battery Statistics, Macrodroid (automation app) and such apps that need to know this App usage statistics You can now access app usage history on an Android device with the new android.app.usage API The system collects ...


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As far as I can tell from looking at the code, "Automatic" means the network is metered if it meets at least one of these heuristics: The WifiConfiguration has a metered hint, which I assume can be done if the network is added by an app. The network has an "Ant" (802.11u access network type) of PublicChargeable (code). The DHCP server sent the ...


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FYI, for future readers, I believe the correct way to disable this feature is by going to: Settings > General management > Language and input Then, under "Input Assistance," set "Autofill services" to "None."


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Go into Developer options, scroll down to "Select USB Configuration" and select MTP ( Media Transfer Protocol ) even if it's already selected. This solved the problem for me.


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Upgrade Sony Xperia Z3 Compact to Android 8.1 These instructions describe how to upgrade the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5803) smart phone. These instructions do not include backup instructions, so be sure to save any important information and then proceed at your own risk. Requirements Laptop or Desktop - Windows 7 Xperia - Stock Build Number 23.5.A.1.291 (...


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You went a little too far! Go into settings -> users and accounts -> Google. Without pressing on your email address, you'll see an option "auto sync account data" turn that off. This will stop sync for all Google apps. If you just want to turn off sync for some apps, then leave that setting on, and you'll have an option to choose individual settings.


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For me on a Moto G9 with Android 10, the following worked: "Settings" > "Accounts" Tab the main account for the phone "Google Account (Info, security & personalization)" "Security" Tab > Scroll all the way down > "Signing in with Google" > "Password Manager" Tab the cogwheel in the ...


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Just to add some related details to @ReddyLutonadio's answer, android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES is the one which defines which apps would appear in the list you have mentioned, and it's required on Android 8+ to install apps from sources other than Google Play. But this permission alone doesn't define if the app is allowed to install unknown ...


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Even though I noticed it only now, the change was introduced in Android 7 Nougat itself. Chrome will take over its place. Read beeshyams answer for further info. If I go to apps manager and disable Chrome, then the Webview app is automatically enabled, and can be updated from Play Store. If I enable Chrome, WebView is automatically disabled again.


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You cannot change permissions and ownerships of files on sdcardfs. On all operating systems based on Linux kernel - like Android is - it's possible to set permissions on files (including directories) provided that filesystem supports UNIX permissions (uid, gid, mode). Common examples of such filesystems are ext4 and f2fs. However Android's internal (...


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I had the same issue... two parts to my solution... - set Smartlock to unlock phone when BT keyboard connects - then any key wakes to Notifications screen... then 'space-tab' key combination opens the phone to current android screen... found by trial and error!


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I mailed Kyocera linking this question and they replied very quickly. It is a Verizon security app and Kyocera can't do a thing about it. Mail extract : Allow us to inform you that this Icon is for a Verizon security application running on the phone, please be aware that this will not affecting its functionality. At the moment there is no way to remove ...


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It lists apps that have the permission to install other apps. The permission is found on the apps' manifest. For example, a file manager can install an apk, same case with a browser or Whatsapp if a contact sends an apk to you. They are labelled Unknown apps because the apps are not installed via Google Play Store, thus not trusted by Google (that does not ...


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Note: It is possible the following commands do not work out for you with just USB debugging / shell (uID 2000) user. In that case, you must have root access to make them work. Before KitKat, this worked well: am broadcast -a android.intent.action.MEDIA_MOUNTED -d file:///sdcard The above command doesn't work now, obviously. This works perfectly well on ...


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There are reports that the update to 8.1 has disabled USB storage functionality but there is a fix on the way (time table unknown). The only work around right now is to disable your lock screen, reboot, then you can connect it. This worked for me but it will stop working again as soon as you re-enable your lock screen (which obviously everyone should). ...


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On stock Oreo 8.0 (MiA1) Settings → Apps and notifications →App Info → Choose app (not all apps have this permission) →App Notification → Enable override


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On stock Android, a backup authentication method is required after 5 failed attempts, or 48 hours since the last time that backup authentication method is used. Using a screen off app will trigger this immediately, as that's how they trigger the screen off.


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This hasn't been a stock Android feature. Some sources including this Missing "Scheduled Power On/Off" option in Android 5.0.2 on Swipe Elite Plus phone talk of it being on Lollipop but I jumped that version so can't comment For sure, it's not a stock feature from 6.0 to 8.1. You can use some automation app to schedule power off not power on


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A factory reset deletes all the userdata that has been stored by the user and apps, including your personal files in internal storage. A factory reset does not make any changes to the system and boot partition (where the underlying OS is stored) or any other non-userdata partition. During a system update, it is mostly the boot and system partition which ...


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What you want is not possible and for a good reason: updated data structures (files, database, etc) are often incompatible with old app versions. This is why you can downgrade debuggable packages (for development purposes) only. If you have a problem with FairEmail, please report it in this forum: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/source-...


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Percentage of battery used - if you had charged fully and check when the battery is indicating 70 %, i.e., a 30 % drop and it says app xyz used 10% it means that xyz had used 10% of 30% battery expended Coming to your main question - it means the total power used by the battery whether in foreground or background , not the time you have used it. For ...


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Yes, project treble is a software architecture update but there are few things to consider. Q. What is the real reason for Android fragmentation? A. One word answer is silicon vendor's kernel source. They start developing the hardware almost 2 years before the commercial launch so the source is based on an Old Linux kernel version. As the silicon company ...


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Based on this forum thread, this might be a known issue with your particular phone, and it looks like you've already troubleshot it pretty thoroughly. Here are a few more things you could try if you haven't already: Factory reset the phone Follow all of WhatsApp's Notification problems troubleshooting steps. There are a few steps in there that you might ...


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The root directory / is a concept that's found on Android as well. It is recreated anew during each boot, and hosts *.init.rc directives read by Android every time it boots. The /system partition is something special: system binaries live under /system/bin and /system/xbin, so this is probably what made you compare this partition to /bin, but there's much ...


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I asked this on their Telegram group(which is great): Extensions -> Systems -> Buttons -> Power Menu -> Advanced Reboot


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It is normal. Even my phone has the same. I can be on either "Auto Rotate" or "Portrait Only". You can reply on 3rd party apps like "Rotation Control" to force a landscape if needed.


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The developer of GravityBox Xposed modules, C3C0, suggested to use official and original Xposed Framework (flashes system partition and breaks Safety Net). They confirmed it working alongside Play Store, but on Android 8.0 though. Alternatively, one can try Aurora Store from F-Droid, as an alternative to Play Store and as an interim solution. It fetches ...


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Let it be set to default keyboard(Samsung Keyboard). Follow steps to turn on word's suggestions: For Galaxy tab: Follow the steps: Open Settings - Scroll down to System - Language and input-Choose Samsung keyboard. Under Smart typing choose Predictive text and enable it. For Handsets: Open Settings-General Managment-Language and Input-On screen ...


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