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What is Google up to? Google Play Store updating apps even though auto-update is disabled

Apparently, what's happening here is that Google Play support libraries get auto-updated regardless of your update settings. If an app you installed relies on those libraries, an "update" ...
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Google app displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

The other answer on this question didn't work for me. My phone was already on English (UK) and changing it to US and back did not help. Instead what fixed it for me was: Open the Google app. Scroll ...
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Google Pinyin Input (IME) keeps asking for Google account permission

I had this problem. I'd half installed Pinyin so continual prompting for a login account. Go to Google play store and search for Google Pinyin Input. When that appeared there was an option to ...
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Where is Google's internal account authentication token located?

The authentication token for Google accounts and of other accounts which uses AccountManager class are stored inside: /data/system/users/0/accounts.db # for Android Marshmallow and earlier /data/...
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What is Google Partner Setup?

Google Partner Setup is an app that helps you run applications in conjunction with Google products. For example, with this application's help, you can use the calendar from your device with a ToDo app ...
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How to make Google Chrome definitely remain as the desktop version?

There's a method suggested here, based on this XDA thread for both rooted and non rooted devices: Rooted Devices First Method: Download a file ( chrome-command-line) mentioned in the article, change ...
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What specifically prevents OTAs from being taken on modified /systems, and why can't it be shut off?

OTA files work by patching files rather than replacing them will a full copy of the new version of the file. This means that it has to verify that the existing files are exactly as it expects or the ...
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Google app displaying temperature in Fahrenheit

This problem apparently is due to the device language selection. If English (US) is chosen, Google defaults to temperature units used in US (Fahrenheit) This is remedied by switching over to English ...
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How to make Google Chrome definitely remain as the desktop version?

New method for Un-rooted devices There is a new flag that's just been implemented to enable this on un-rooted devices in Chrome but its just in the Canary version currently. Install the latest ...
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How do I delete an old device from my Google Acct?

If you are unable to remove the device from the Device activity section of your Google account because the red button doesn't show up, go instead to Google Security Checkup and expand Your devices, ...
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Whats the difference between the "OK Google" function and the new "Google Assistant"?

According to this, Google Assistant is a beefed-up version of Google Now (what you call "OK Google"). Google Assistant allows for better context to your requests and is designed for better integration ...
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Does Android AOSP communicate with third-parties?

I know the project has always been open-source but recently purchased by Google. You are mistaken on that point. The original Android, Inc. was founded in 2003 and acquired by Google in 2005. Google ...
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How to set default phone number for contacts?

Open up the Google Contacts app on Android. Go to the desired contact (do not edit the contact). Long press the phone number you want to set as the default number. You should get a pop-up dialog ...
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How can I make Google Maps speak the street names when the voice is set to a foreign language?

The best answer would be for GOOGLE TO PLEASE FIX IT so we can have an option to turn street name speaking on or off regardless of the chosen system language and the chosen Google Maps spoken language ...
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What’s the difference between stock Android, Android One, and Android Go?

Stock Android is meant for Pixel devices/other OEMs who like to keep the Android experience stock. Pixel devices are guaranteed to get 3 years of OS updates and security patches. Features, functions, ...
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Which Google apps can be deleted or disabled without harm to the system?

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 ...
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Why is Google app so large?

Google App does more than just searching the web, it customizes your feed, updates you about stories, weather, etc., offers Google Assistant, Learns about how you use it and much more. This results ...
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How do I delete an old device from my Google Acct?

It's quite easy. Click on the device you wish to remove and confirm as shown in screenshot below from my list of devices Edit Try signing out of that account and signing in from that old phone and ...
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How to get Google to appear when swipe left on home screen?

Long press on an empty space on your home screen. Then select the settings at the bottom right. Then make sure the Show Google App is toggled on. Credits: Swipe left for Google Now not working?
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What happens if I disable Google app?

No, it won't have any affect on other Google apps. I have it disabled in my phone. Here are the things I can't use anymore: Search widget at homescreen. I have removed it anyways. Google assistant. ...
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How can I turn OFF Google Lens search, permanently

This link shows how to disable the feature. It's hard to follow at first, just replay it a few times. Basically type chrome://flags in your chrome browser, which give you a "search flags" ...
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What specifically prevents OTAs from being taken on modified /systems, and why can't it be shut off?

In addition to answer posted by @bmdixon OEMs like Samsung have Knox counter which gets tripped once you root or replace stock recovery by custom. There were work around earlier to this, but Note 4 ...
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Change personal name associated with email address

Edit your Google Account information: Sign in to My Account. In the "Personal info & privacy" section, select Your personal info. Choose the information you want to edit and follow the onscreen ...
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Cyanogenmod 13 get rid of Google bar

Using Trebuchet (the default launcher)? Long press empty space on homescreen, tap the little up arrow on the bottom, then find this and turn off. Screenshot captured on my own Nexus 6P with CM13.
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I have credit on a Google Play account. How do I send it to my primary account?

It's not supported, but you may be able to make use of those credit using Google Family Account. There is 2 things you have to do: Add your secondary account as family member Buy apps using ...
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How to remove Google account on Chrome?

Are you sure that your boyfriend's account is opened only in chrome ? Well i think it's not. The problem is not with the chrome if i am getting your problem. Here the person adds his account to your ...
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Is Google Allo supposed to capable of being the default SMS app?

It's not possible - it's universally the case: First off, Allo isn't a Hangouts replacement. You can't set the messaging service as the default SMS client on your phone. It does offer the ability ...
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Importing the Telegram contacts into the phone book - Android

After exporting all the contacts with Export Telegram data, I created a Python script that extracted all the contacts from the generated website. The script, positioned directly inside the Telegram ...
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Can I improve accuracy of Google Location while hiking

There's a trick: open Google Maps, press Go button, then select a very far away destination that you are not going to arrive, then confirm to find a route. Google map will keep running on background ...
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Possible to purchase (buy) an Android app from the Google Play store web site without installing it on any device?

As far as I know there is no way to buy an app without selecting a device and triggering automatic installation on that device. If the device is offline as far as I know the installation will be ...
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