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In a Google account (sync), what is the difference between Contacts and People details?

Contacts is for syncing contacts with Google contacts. The information is the one specified by Android contacts (email, phone number, etc) People details is for syncing information with Google play ...
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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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Replacement for ability to "send tab to remote device" as removed from Firefox 29

Sorry for the trouble this is causing you. We initially removed the feature because we didn't know how well it was being used and the UX around it seemed confusing. We intended to improve the feature ...
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Replacement for ability to "send tab to remote device" as removed from Firefox 29

According to the Mozilla Firefox release notes, they have completely removed the "Send tab to remote device" feature. You can use Pushbullet. It's an Android app that helps you to view Android ...
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What's the difference between "Contacts" and "People details?"

Contacts under Accounts, helps in syncing Google-Contacts (Phone contacts saved ) More on Contacts sync adapter here People details deals with information regarding Google play games and Google+ (...
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How can I set a server address to automatically sync my device time?

Android has no option for NTP syncing – time synchronization takes place by other means (via your mobile carrier, see Where time information is received from the network? and What is the ...
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How can you sync a calender with an iCal link?

For read only feeds ICSDroid does this. It'll work with facebook's feeds too. DavDroid will do the same for a proper caldav server (syncs in both directions)
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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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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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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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Forwarding or syncing SMS to another Android phone

I noticed an application on the Android store called "MySMS" that seems to sync between phone, tablet, and PC/Mac. Maybe this is the solution to your problem. Downloadable from: https://play.google....
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Marshmallow Time Drift bug

Android 6.0.1 apparently fixes the issue. I'm running it on my Nexus, so I can't say about custom ROMs, but it should be fixed in 6.0.1 based ROMs. The bug was detected by me in 6.0 first because my ...
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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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How to turn off data usage for all but specific App in android?

There are a number of applications (3G Watchdog for example) which allow you to restrict background data to WiFi; therefore when you've left the application it cannot continually use data. In later ...
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How do I reverse "sync turned off" in my Google account?

Go back to the Settings menu, and in the Wireless and Networks section tap Data Usage. Then press the menu button and in the popup menu check the Auto Sync Data box. You can then return to the ...
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Quick way to sync now

Note: This answer is not tested on Android Marshmallow. In Android 5.0, one can create shortcut for sync using the activity com.android.settings.Settings.$AccountSyncSettingsActivity (since I've only ...
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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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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

Just found this thread and it helped me solve the same issue (gmail not syncing on mobile data) on my Galaxy S3. Under settings/data usage/gmail I found that 'restrict background data' was ON. Just ...
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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 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 to sync phone memory with pc?

I am posting this as an answer to my own question, instead of just a comment, because I've found a solution. In fact, the solution is to use the very same tool I was using, because they have recently ...
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Is there a way to selectively sync photos?

Launch G+ Photos app. Swipe right on the left edge to open up the menu. Go to "On Device". You can select which folders to be synced by tapping on the cloud icon on the right of the folder name. Note:...
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How do you manage bookmark folders on Firefox?

The short answer is, you can't. Unfortunately. The Firefox for mobile (Android) is rather limited in its bookmarks capabilities. I stumbled upon your question as I was trying to find out if the ...
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