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When connecting two Android phones via a cable, how can I choose which phone is charging which phone?

Under USB preferences, whichever device has Charge connected device as enabled is charging the other device. Snapshot from Pixel 4a (Android 12) connected to and charging One Plus 7 (Android 10) And ...
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How to disable the "verified links" feature?

A good FOSS solution I have found is https://github.com/tasomaniac/OpenLinkWith. You need to enable its (more or less) experimental browser mode under "App Features" -> "Set as ...
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USB Tethering option (to share internet connection with PC) is greyed out

Most probably these question+answer will be deleted as duplicates, so please do not vote here. But if the answer is useful - add your upvote here: https://android.stackexchange.com/a/252613/251126 in ...
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How can I jump to a given year on the Google Calendar application on my Google Pixel 6 phone?

From Google support How to navigate to a specific date in google calendar Android app. E.g going to Aug-14&seeing events ... there's no way to do this in the Android app, but you can ask Google ...
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How to make a full local backup of my phone

There is no method to make a full backup of android smartphones. It is always only a partial backup, be it adb backup or google drive. I recommend to manually backup your files from ADB: adb pull -a /...
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dex2oat64 is eating battery on Android 12 (Beta). What is it?

dex2oat is a utility used when installing or updating applications, so that was likely just a remnant of your "Android is upgrading" phase that you saw after the initial/first reboot after ...
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Links don't open in apps in Android 12

Google has added a mechanism that prevents Android to open with non-official / third-party apps: Verify Android App Links and Digital Asset Links. Since Android 12 such verified app links are enforced:...
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How to install Xposed framework on Android 12? What about safety net?

This answer is valid on the day of posting and it is very unlikely I would be updating it. Please feel free to edit this or add a separate answer Firstly,edxposed was the way in recent years.However,...
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Android 12 unknown system status bar symbol:Pixel 4a

Since the symbol suggested it may be screen related, I went through all screen/display options and discovered that it is related to auto-rotate screen. If this is disabled this symbol shows up! ...
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Firefox for Android refuses loading any website

After doing more digging, it seems the problem was my adblocker (AdGuard). It uses a locally installed CA certificate in order to filter HTTPS traffic. By default Firefox ignores local CA certificates,...
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How to disable bottom app toolbar on Samsung Tab running Android 12?

The "bottom app toolbar" is known as the Taskbar and has been introduced since Android 12L. To disable it, go to Settings - Display, and then toggle "Taskbar" off. Image courtesy ...
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Any way to disable the quick settings panel on the lockscreen on Android 12 and 11?

It depends on the device(s). You can't do it on Pixel 6 for example as the setting to disable quick settings panel is not present in Android 12. For Samsung devices, you can disable as indicated here:...
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Silence all notifications by default

Depending on the device model, Android version, and custom ROM, there may be a built-in setting to set the default notification sound. The default option may include "no sound", or otherwise ...
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Fix ownership issue with Titanium Backup creating backups with media_rw as the ownership

I found a workaround/solution. Go into Titanium Backup, Preferences, Backup folder location. Change the storage provider to "DocumentProvider" storage which shows up as 'External Storage.' ...
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"Display over other apps" prevents me from entering passwords

According to the logcat, the Password Store (legacy) app (package name: com.zeapo.pwdstore) tried to open the "Display over other apps" permission settings. The relevant logcat is ...
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What is significance of country listed in "about phone"?

Yes, you should change the country. Country mainly affects the choice of apps that you can install from Google Play, as also other apps on Play store (some developers limit the app availability in ...
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Firefox cannot access internet with mobile data (but does with Wi-Fi). Chrome works with both

I feel really stupid, but it seems for some reason my mobile data AP was configured with a proxy (I did not do that, so this must somehow have happened automatically). Since I removed the proxy, ...
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How can I enable swipe typing and autocorrect in Juice SSH?

After much trying, I finally found out how this works: You have to swipe left. Swiping right doesn't work. (I. e., their FAQ is wrong, their other post is correct.) You have to swipe on the ...
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Why do apps paste from my clipboard as soon I open them (without manually pasting anything)?

I cannot answer the question as to why apps are doing this, it does seem like a major security issue to me. It looks like there might be better features in Android 13 for this. I have an app that I ...
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How can I configure Android so that the keyboard appears by default when clicking on the settings search box?

According to this topic on stack overflow, this is defined by the application. The app must request the keyboard to be displayed when the cursor is on the field. They say that, in small screen devices,...
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How to display and enable extra symbols on standard keyboard?

Assuming both are Gboard, the feature is called "Long press for symbols" and unrelated to the Android versions. Steps to change the setting: Open Gboard's Settings (the cog-wheel icon on ...
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How can one determine the full model number of Samsung A13 phone from the unit itself?

I don't think that is possible because most of the phones are manufactured and assembled at defferent places. Also the hardware is same for all the variants (color) it's just outer casing that is ...
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How to keep my Android phone asleep until I press the power button

Kudo's to @Firelord: disabling Lift To Wake was very important, thanks! In the same settings page I found Peek Display to be somewhat important, to keep the phone asleep. Peek shows the time on a ...
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List of apps on Google Play ever installed by me on any Android phone

The recent Google Play App don't seem to be able to show the complete list of apps, but the Google Play web site still does: Visit https://play.google.com/apps to get a list of all your apps had have ...
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What exactly does it mean that Android 12 notification is set as silent?

According to the description by Google the notification drawer is the common section where all notifications are visible after swiping down from status bar: Users can swipe down on the status bar to ...
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OpenCamera is configured to record in 60 FPS, however the recorded videos are in 30 FPS. Why?

Answer from rmendez011: You probably have to change Camera API to "Camera2 API", you can find this option if you press the gear icon, and scroll all the way to the bottom, press "...
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I recorded a few videos in 4K 30 FPS and 60 FPS on a Pixel 6 but the actual FPS is 29.XX and 59.YY. Why?

I found the answer on https://www.reddit.com/r/VideoEditing/wiki/faq/vfr (summary: it's because most phone video recording apps use a variable frame rate): Chances are if your video came from either ...
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Pixel 6a does not show available Android security updates

Statements from Google regarding their update procedures such as These bulletins supplement the Android Security Bulletins with additional security patches and functional improvements on supported ...
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Is `device_idle_constants` deprecated in Android 12?

Doze configuration has been moved from global system settings until Android 11 to device configuration since Android 12. Until Android 11, the Doze configuration is in Settings.Global with ...
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Any way to disable the quick settings panel on the lockscreen on Android 12 and 11?

I downloaded an app called Cerberus Lockscreen and it did the job. Blocks both the shutdown and pull-down menu. For older Android versions there is Lockscreen protector app, but it does not block pull-...
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