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"Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." error message appears under the Sync settings

Not closely related to the issue, but it solved my very similar problem with contacts sync: The contact option was not listed in Android's (v.6.0.1, Marshmallow) Settings / Accounts / Google sync menu....
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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

Here is what I have found to work most reliably on my phone, which is a stock (not rooted) Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Android version 9). I found this out via other posts on stack exchange, but I forget ...
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How to force Google Photos to sync photos to the cloud?

In Google Photos app select Assistant and then you can choose (or view the current backup status/progress) to force backup photos. Be sure to set the different image maps to cloud: the folder will ...
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Synchronising files over SSH

Revisiting this after several years, I've found a solution that works across all my devices (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Android): Syncthing It provides free (as in speech, and as in beer), secure, and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won't sync with google play

Here is what Google Suggests to sync your phone: Change date & time settings You can try to force sync your account by manually resetting your time settings. Open your device's Settings app ...
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How to access/disable the Google account sync settings in Android 8.1?

You went a little too far! Go into settings -> users and accounts -> Google. Without pressing on your email address, you'll see an option "auto sync account data" turn that off. This will stop sync ...
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How to synchronize gmail calendars in davdroid 1.10.1.-gplay using caldav in android 6.0.1?

The current Google API / OAuth method is not supported by DAVdroid but it's still possible by using the deprecated format: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/[yourname]@gmail.com/events username ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

Use UniClip. It has a desktop client, with global keyboard shortcuts to copy, paste text to/from your other devices. To copy text from PC to Android, Copy a text in your PC, then hit CTRL + Shift + ...
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"Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly." error message appears under the Sync settings

I tried EVERYTHING. Finally came across the answer - turned off Power Saving (which I normally keep my phone on) and hey presto, everything syncs again. So easy.
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Deleting unwanted contacts after accidental account sync

Removing the Google account should have invariably deleted the contacts linked to that account, from your phone. If not, go to Contacts, choose "Contacts to display" and select the Google account of ...
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Sync Telegram Contact with Phone Contact

I had the same issue on my Nexus 6P with Android 7.1, while it worked perfectly fine on another Nexus 6 with Android 7.0. Here's what helped: reinstall the app (do not open yet) go into Android ...
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Is it possible to disable gmail sync completely, without logging out?

Disabling sync and removing email history is possible, but it will not stop others from simply enabling sync. Option 1. To disable sync for Gmail, go to settings -> accounts -> Google. And deselect ...
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How can I set up my Google account without syncing Gmail?

Here's a working solution to add a Google account and prevent it from syncing everything. Before adding the Google account, disable Sync (from system settings or from your pull-down menu). With sync ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

Thats is easy! Have whatsapp running on your PC. And paste/write text on to your account and access it on phone immediately!! enjoy the super fast sync. and the other way around to get it on PC. No ...
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Remove contacts from synced Exchange account, without removing them from the server

With Android 6, this is still an issue. You can remove the contacts by clearing the data from your "Contacts Storage" system app, but this will unfortunately also remove any locally stored contacts. ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

clipbrd is a chrome extension and android app works great across multiple pcs, macs, and android phones
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How do I reverse "sync turned off" in my Google account?

Even more hidden is this... For Moto G 2015... Go to: Settings Data usage Scroll down to Gmail Select Gmail App settings Select one of your gmail accounts and there you'll find a check box to ...
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Deleting unwanted contacts after accidental account sync

This is lifted from jpolito's 2017-03-15 reply here. It is the only thing trick has worked for me - not wanting to risk deletion of contacts for the second account. Phone Setting> Accounts> ...
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How to enable auto sync on WiFi only

There is no way to do this without the use of third party apps. You can use Tasker to automate your phone. You can add a task that enables auto sync when you're on WiFi. The stock android doesn't ...
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Sync ext SD to USB OTG **without** using a PC

As we figured out the solution you now use in chat, this answer should comply with "being tested", "not involving a PC or file manager" and "relying on verified sources". Though in the meantime there ...
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How to transfer Whatsapp to new phone

There is two ways you can restore your whatsapp messages from old phone to your new phone. 1) Using Titanium Backup Backup Whatsapp app+data in old phone. Copy the titanium backup of whatsapp to ...
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Sync to Desktop then automatically delete local/original files

Google Photos is a free app that periodically offers to "free up space" on your device by uploading your photos to photos.google.com (at the quality you choose) and then deleting them from your device....
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Sync files to the cloud, but only upload differential changes?

Differential sync or Delta sync is a feature that is available only on the PC version and not on Android as explained in Dropbox help pages Delta sync for Android Power:....Delta sync means you ...
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Access /data/data per Symlink

No, that wouldn't remove the requirement for root. Symlinks don't get around the permission system in that way. If you try to access a file via a symlink, you still need to have permission to access ...
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Offline safe sync directory on sd card on non-rooted Android with Ubuntu PC

At the end, I settled with Syncthing. So, how does it fulfil my requirements: Safely It uses encryption. I didn't analyse how secure it is, so this is more matter of trust, but at least it shouldn't ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

I use AutoRemote and Tasker to copy text, as well as files. It does have a steep learning curve to use it, but it is an extremely powerful tool to transfer data, and there are many tutorials online to ...
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Contacts on Android: Delete limit exceeded

Just keep selecting the option to Delete items anyway. Each time you do, about 50 contacts more will be deleted.
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Remove contacts from synced Exchange account, without removing them from the server

Step 1- Be sure sync is on for your other contacts (Google, for example) and that it has been synced so you don't delete contacts you've added to your phone as well! Step 2- De-active contact sync ...
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Is there any way to sync my Outlook calendar to my Samsung Galaxy S without Kies?

You can do this using the native Exchange app on your device. On my Galaxy S5 using Android 6.0, it's in Settings -> Account -> Accounts -> Microsoft Exchange Active Sync -> then I tap on the specific ...
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How do I copy text from my PC to my phone?

I would recommend Alt-C app. It has 2 parts a small desktop application that runs in the system tray and an Android app. Basically, you copy any text with the keyboard shortcut alt-c and then you can ...
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