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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is not a software setting: Android is just telling you that the power source you connected the device to is not giving enough electrical power to charge as fast as it could. It seems that: "...
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What all does ADB backup and how do I restore part of it?

For what ADB backup does, you might wish to see our backup tag-wiki. Basically, depending on the command line switches used, it backs up apps (.apk) and their data. For a full list of options see this....
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How to prevent someone from powering off an android device?

You cannot (barring any hardware tweaks.) If you root your phone and install a custom ROM, you may be able to remove the "Turn off" and "Reboot" options from the Power menu. However, Nexus 5 (as do ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

Transferring files between macOS and Android or any other MTP devices has always been a nightmare. I have tried a lot of apps and was disappointed with the poor support for Android phones on macOS. ...
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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

Other answers have explained about how to make it charging faster, this answer tries to explain more about the threshold that the Android uses. The charging speed is not configurable; it's just a ...
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Removing the default guest user account on Android Lollipop

Yeah, you can remove it. Just switch to the guest user, pull down the notification with two fingers and tap on the user icon in the top right corner. It will then offer you the possibility to remove ...
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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

I just spoke to Google directly. The Nexus 5 under settings, apps has something called Google Play services. Not store. If you uncheck the notification box in Google Play services and restart the ...
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Android Nexus 5 knows password of WiFi he was never connected to!

Did you backup/restore your settings to/from Google? If so, that's why you can connect to these wireless networks. One of the things that gets backed up is the wireless network passwords so when you ...
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Flashing Nexus 5 factory image fails on writing userdata

I encounter the same problem today :) flash-all script failed when writing userdata I have managed to solve this issue by manually continue the flashing process: 1) extract image-hammerhead-m4b30z....
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Does Google Nexus 5 has arm or armX86 or armX64 processor?

The Nexus 5 runs a Snapdragon 800, which is not a 64-bit supported processor. That means you should be going for the arm version of Xposed, and not the arm64 version. NOTE: You are getting confused ...
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Battery percentages per app nowhere near total

There's usually a wrong conception on how these "numbers" should be interpreted. For example, your screenshot shows "Screen: 3%". So what does that mean? a. the screen ate 3% of your battery, thus ...
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"Screen overlay detected" dialog?

Simple Resolution / Answer I had this same problem with my Nexus 5X, using Android M. I also went ahead & turned all the permissions off, except for Twilight, the suspected culprit. I still had ...
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What is com.qualcomm.qcrilmsgtunnel

Its the stock phone dialer app. Included packages com.qualcomm.qcrilmsgtunnel SIM toolkit Phone/Messaging storage Phone If you have enabled 'Fast Dormancy' on a device it may cause a spike in ...
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Nexus 5 Lollipop goes into Recovery while trying to update to 5.0.1

Try using this method: https://gist.github.com/eyecatchup/ec0a852428c19705380e Give thanks to this guy of course. EDIT: The steps outlined in this document assume the Android SDK to be installed ...
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How to get exact call time?

For Android 5.0.x Lollipop: Either on "Recents" or "Call History", tap the entry you want to see. It will open a mini-menu under the entry with options "Call back" and "Details". Select "Details" to ...
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How to scan QR code for WhatsApp Web?

reboot your phone. I did that and the feature is there in the menu. After rebooting, you may need to click on "chat," not on "calls" or "contacts." Hope that helps.
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How to enable the landscape mode on the default launcher on Android Marshmallow?

Auto rotate Home screen was one of the top features of 2nd Android M Developer preview. I hate to burst the bubble, Auto rotate home screen feature was not incorporated in the final version of Android ...
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How to change encryption password - Android 5.0

Your encryption password is the same as the pattern/PIN/password you use to lock your screen. So simply go to Settings > Security > Screen lock and change it. Note that when you do this Android will ...
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Text multiple people on Nexus 5 - KitKat / Hangouts 2.3

According to Google, this functionality is no longer available unless you enable group MMS. Unfortunately, MMSs are much more expensive for me and aren't displayed correctly on some older feature ...
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Nexus 5 has no settings to change runtime

From the official Android Lollipop website, Android 5.0 provides a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience. Android now runs exclusively on the new ART runtime, built from the ground ...
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Nexus 5 Reboot loop

I think you encountered the issue with a stuck power button. I had the exact same behaviour that also went away without explanation to return a few weeks later. I read the one trick is to bang it in a ...
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"Screen overlay detected" dialog?

This is a kludge and probably only a partial solution. I followed the messages to the permission screen, selected the option "apps with this permission" then proceeded to turn off the overlay ...
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Android phone "charging slowly": How to make it faster

This is by way of supplementing OP's research with additional relevant inputs "Charging Rapidly" always is neither desirable nor changing the charger mode user configurable Why is it not ...
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How can I disable voicemail notifications?

The only thing that worked for me is to stop the Phone Application. It restarts itself again, so you don't have to worry for missing calls or anything. Steps: Settings -> Apps -> ALL -> Phone. Click ...
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Deleteing photos from device but still have them in the backup (default Google+)

With the latest update to Google+ something changed in the Photos app. To ensure you are deleting the right pictures take the following steps: Go into the Photos app Click on the top left corner for ...
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Set Android to update only via WiFi?

Yes. Probably, these are app's update, because if they are OS updates you would be asked to restart your device or install the update. To avoid auto update from app's:In the Play store app, swipe from ...
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Nexus 5 with an English interface and a Hebrew keyboard

Yes you can do this. For this, I am assuming you are using the stock Google keyboard. Open Settings and tap on Language & Input. Tap on the settings icon next to Google Keyboard. Tap Input ...
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downgrade resolution of nexus 5 to improve battery

No, it wouldn't make a lot of difference to the battery life, and it's just as likely to increase power consumption as to decrease it. The screen would still draw the same amount of power. All that ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on "flying color dots lollipop" screen after Hard Factory Reset

If you have been waiting an excessive amount of time for your phone to boot (eg. leaving it overnight to boot) but it is still at the boot animation, you may be in bootloop. This is when the phone ...
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How do I skip an Android system update and stop its notifications?

If you happen to be rooted, you should be able to install Disable Services and find the SystemUpdateService under Google Play Services disable Google Services Framework.
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