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How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

Easiest way: add an extra letter at the end of the line. Select that letter. Hit enter. The letter will be replaced with a new line.
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19 votes

How can I add a shortcut to a particular Google Drive document to my Android homescreen?

Here is a slightly different take on Mike's answer, with screenshots: (Click an image to enlarge it) Open the Drive app (not the app for the specific document type; this won't work in the Docs, ...
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14 votes

Making multiple files or a folder available offline in Google Drive

Select all files (automatically using the menu option), then slide the "make available offline" switch. It will keep all the selection on device. You can select a folder but Google will refuse to "...
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11 votes

Are Google Photos' high-quality pictures compressed even if they're under 16 megapixels?

I just took a picture with my phone (8MP) after configuring auto backup with both Google Photos (with "high quality" option enabled) and Dropbox. I compared both images and I can't see a difference ...
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10 votes

Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

You can alternatively use the browser and go to [drive.google.com/] and run the site in desktop mode. There, you can use the bar that's just under the search bar. Once you have navigated to the ...
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10 votes

How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

I had the same problem using Firefox on Android - totally maddening - but fixed it. After installing Google Drive all my links to pdfs would open with Google Drive PDF Viewer. I fixed it by, in ...
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9 votes

Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

Okay I have found a third party app that lets me copy everything from Google drive in one easy step - Astro File Manager - it's a free app on play store, works brilliantly for this as you can select ...
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Are Google Photos' high-quality pictures compressed even if they're under 16 megapixels?

No, High Quality won't be the same as Original as Google will compress it again using a similar method to JPEGMini. See this and this comparison tests for more information. Your space available hasn'...
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How can I free up Google Photos storage usage from Google Drive

I have just found the real correct way to combat this problem. There is no actual way you can easily see which photos are "original" quality vs "high". Google provide a slightly hidden feature to ...
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How to upload multiple images at once to Google Drive?

Do not go to Google Drive directly. Gallery Select the files you want to Upload Share (icon like Branch) -NOW you choose Google drive and folder... Click OK and you are in Business
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7 votes

Are Google Photos' high-quality pictures compressed even if they're under 16 megapixels?

Pictures uploaded using Google applications with enabled free option will be recompressed even if they are less than 16Mpix. Pictures uploaded using 3rd-party software will be as-is regardless option ...
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7 votes

How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

Try clearing the defaults for the Google PDF Viewer app. You can do this on Android 4.x - 5.x by doing the following: Go to Settings -> Apps -> All. Scroll down to Google PDF Viewer app and tap on it....
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Read WhatsApp backup from Google Drive

AFAIK, you cannot read those files directly as they are encrypted and backed up on Google Drive. The purpose of that Google Drive back up is to restore your chat history so that if you lose your ...
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Backup to Google Drive - Disabled by your admin. Why does my device show is? It's preventing me from restoring my backed up apps.

From Google Product forums , this has been widely reported by Nougat users and is a false alarm Reply from Google help yesterday (08 Aug) We just received a feedback from the Android team. The ...
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Are Google Photos' high-quality pictures compressed even if they're under 16 megapixels?

Google openly said in its announcement as well as in its help pages that the free unlimited High Quality option will compress photos 16 MP and under - but will still keep the same resolution and "...
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I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

So disconnecting the whatsapp from the google drive didnt exactly work out because my chats were also in that google drive backup. However, here is how I was successful in restoring only the chats. (...
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5 votes

How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

The function CHAR(10) will return a Line Feed. Combining with functions like CONCATENATE() or & will give a new line. Example: =CONCATENATE("First line"; CHAR(10); "Second line") ="First line"&...
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Why is my Android not restoring the app data from its Google Drive backup?

I'm going to post an alternative answer to my own question, in spite of having accepted the previous answer. The reason is that I have since learned, on my personal device, that the Android Backup and ...
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Can two phones with different WhatsApp numbers use the same Google Drive backup?

Yes you can do right now. Set your backup for the second phone number and make back up. After that when you go to Google Drive Backup address you can see two back up for two Whatsapp accounts.
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How to mount rclone on Android?

The Magisk module you linked is using fusermount binary from this thread which is built for Termux environment. But LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable is not being set properly in the module, so the ...
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Stand-alone Google docs and sheets apps vs Quickoffice

From self testing of the Drive, QuickOffice and the new Docs apps and an official Google blog posting, it seems like the strategy will be: Google Drive app to view and organize your files QuickOffice ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

There is no need for a third party app. You can explore your Google drive storage like you can your internal storage from your phone's settings app. There you can then copy even folders to your ...
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4 votes

How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

The only way that I found so far is through the clipboard. Using a source document with a line break, with some effort you could succeed in selecting just the line break, and then copy/paste it. ...
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4 votes

I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

I'm having the same problem. So far, the only working solution that I discovered is to disconnect WhatsApp from your Google Drive (during the restoration). In a browser, go to your Google Drive →...
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4 votes
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Show a piece of a Google Spreadsheet document on Andriod main screen

Many thanks to beeshyams. Here is a way to do what I wanted. This app allows to parse chosen content from any web page and use it as a widget. In order to have a Spreadsheets document as a web page ...
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Android compresses all the photos I see online

The compression is actually performed by your carrier. Almost all mobile network carriers compress images to reduce bandwidth use on slow mobile connections. You can avoid the compression by ...
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3 votes

How do I enter a new line in a cell in Google Sheets?

The highlight a throw-away character and hit enter trick, as well as the type everything into a text editor, then copy/paste it into the Google Sheets cell, both only work on Android devices. I have a ...
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Can I download folders from Google Drive to my Android device

Google drive for android currently doesn't provide this option ! you could use file manager like 'ES file explorer' for android you can connect to your google drive from it and easily copy folders
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Delete original pictures/videos from phone and not have Google Photos automatically delete the online copy

After the photos have been backed up, in the Google Photos app you can delete the photos by selecting the photos you want to delete and then pressing the three dots in the top right corner and ...
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How can I change the default Google Drive PDF viewer on Android?

I just had this problem on Android 7.0 Nougat. I on a pdf/drop box link I accidentally clicked set Drive PDF Viewer as default. Similar to others.. To fix this in Nougat. You must go to Settings->...
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