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Yes - there is a setting you need to change. The Notification bar's actions are based on what you have GMail set up to do when swiping away an email within the app. To change it from Archive: Open Gmail and go to Settings there change the Swiping conversation list from Archive/unlabel/delete to Always delete This changed my Notification bar action from ...


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i just ran into the same problem. I created a local calendar with an app and then removed the app before deleting the calendar. I could re-install the app and delete the calendar there. So for you as a developer this means you should probably add this functionality to your app. However if you need a quick fix or if someone else is running into this problem ...


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A factory reset reformats the phone's user-data partition, but it's not a "secure" wipe; it doesn't overwrite everything with zeroes. If you want to be sure everything is erased, you can encrypt the phone first (which overwrites all the data with encrypted versions of itself), then do a factory reset (which sets up a new unencrypted filesystem). (Update: ...


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Since 4.4 the "WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" permission no longer grants WRITE access to the secondary(external) sdcard. (This is a simplified explanation, 4.4 did not force this change.) The necessary permission to do so ("WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE") is only avialable to system apps. Since 5.0 it is possible to gain write access through Androids storage provider ...


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You need to go into Settings > Security > Device administrators and uncheck the box next to the AVG app. You will then be able to uninstall the application normally.


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I deleted all alarms in Android Jellybean 4.1.1 by performing the following operations in Settings > Apps > All > Clock: Force stop Clear data Clear cache YMMV


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Since Android 4.0, it is possible to "disable" apps without root. However, not all apps can be "disabled": some (pre-installed) system-apps are protected against this. Still, it's always worth a try if you don't want to root your device: Go to Settings→Apps Select the "All" tab Scroll to the apps in question, and open their entry Here you see either a ...


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Share and delete your photos from Hangouts messages and Google Voice MMS: You can delete photos that you sent through a Hangouts message or through a Google Voice multimedia message in Hangouts. You'll need to delete the photos from Picasa Web Albums. Even if you delete a photo in your Picasa album, if you sent it through a multimedia message, ...


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The messages you sent will still reside in the recipient's Whatsapp even if you delete your Whatsapp account.


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From play store support: You can use apps you bought on Google Play on any Android device without paying again. However, each device must have the same Google Account on it. You can: Reinstall an app you bought but deleted Install an app on more than one Android device. Install an app on a new Android device. Even though the app ...


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Make sure your google acct doesn't sync picasa photos. .. Then go to settings > application manager > all apps > gallery > clear data and cache. Deletes the synced album. Similarly you can clear all synchronised data from Gmail also. In settings->Accounts->Google->your account, you can uncheck all options. So your Google details will not get synchronised......


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MacroDroid (free up to five macros) can do the job. The macro would be: Trigger: Day/Time Trigger → select all the days and choose the time for trigger activation Action: File Operation → Delete → select the folder that needs to be cleared → All Files Edit: { There is a catch here. Unless the device is rooted, only the files at the ...


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As John states in his answer, a factory-reset is sufficient in most cases. I doubt a service technician would take the effort required to restore the data from your storage – though it's definitely possible. What John had in mind, however, is true: If flash storage is really wiped, all data is gone from it. It would take a highly specialized forensics ...


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I found a way to release the memory: Connect you phone to a PC. Open the memory with the File Explorer. Either "Card" or "Phone" Open the file LOST.Dir Erase the files in that folder. This seems to be the recycle bin for Android. Best!


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In case, you ever decide to go with a command-line way, you can try my approach. Dependencies Requires adb to be setup in PC. Requires busybox binary. If the device is rooted, install Busybox app. Else, download busybox binary from official source, rename the binary to busybox, set Linux compatible executable permission on that binary for everyone and move ...


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Yes, there is a simple way to trick WhatsApp into thinking that 7 min. haven't passed yet. This would involve A few simple steps. (Note: this will only work within 5 days of sending the message) disconnect WhatsApp from internet connection. You can do that by going into airplane mode, or disconnecting from mobile data and WiFi. Change the date of your ...


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HOW DELETED DATA IS RECOVERED? Data (un)deletion strongly depends on how a storage media (HDD, SSD, eMMC etc.), filesystem (NTFS, FAT32, ext4 etc.) and OS save and delete files. File carving / signature search / content-aware recovery identifies standard signatures values in the headers of deleted files (as file command and antivirus programs do to ...


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Download a file mananger -- Astro is quite popular -- and delete the contents of /mnt/sdcard/Downloads. The path may be different if your phone has large internal storage.


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I have a G4, and you're right. The Gallery app doesn't have a confirmation message, just a floating dialog that has an Undo button which disappears after a while. I'd recommend using another app instead. I use QuickPic. When you click the delete button, a popup with a delete icon appears. It serves as sort of a confirmation message. If you click the button,...


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Sometimes it may not reflect until restart. Moreover, thumbnails would be recreated once you open the images again. Perform a restart or reboot.


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This very much depends on the device and the Android version running on it, plus where you've bought it – as the lot of pre-installed apps might differ based on that. I'm not sure about Gmail – but the other apps mentioned (Drive, Hangouts, Play Music/Books/Games, Google+) are the first ones I always disable, and never had any side effects. At least Music/...


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Bochur's answer is correct. By way of additional information in your Play Store → Account → Order History , these apps will be shown as 0 price payment apps as the screenshot below shows - all these apps (barring third) were bought free (discounted) and I can install them again on any device (of course with the same account)


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Assuming you are talking about apps you've installed yourself (and not about pre-installed apps), you can utilise adb for this. You need to know the app's package name first (the part shown in the Play Store URL in the id= parameter, or at F-Droid following the /package/ in the URL). Then, with your device connected: adb uninstall -k <app.package.name>...


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First install this awesome file manager program called ES File Explorer. link In there browse to /sdcard. Now press Menu and Select Settings. Go to File Settings and check Show Hidden Files Now you should see the folder hidden folder .xiaoniubook. Long press it and choose Delete from the menu. And just for your information, in Linux any file/folder ...


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Yes you can safely delete the folder. For details and a permanent solution (to stop regeneration of this folder) check this


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There is a way to delete all SMS and MMS (and call logs) all at once. In Android, SMS are normally received and stored by the package com.android.providers.telephony. That package’s common name is “Phone/Messaging Storage” in Android 4.2.2 and “Dialer Storage” in Android 2.3.7. If you clear all data of that app, all it’s databases are cleared and SMS/MMS ...


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There's no OS-wide "Trash" or "Recycle bin" like other shells have. However, the Android design guidelines recommend app authors to put something like that in each app as appropriate, to allow undoing deletes. Thus, in one app, a delete button might delete the content immediately, while another might mark the content as deleted but wait for some time before ...


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