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The best explanation I could find online: People Details is a new sync service related to the recent release of Google Play Games. It was pushed to most (if not all) android devices recently. Its purpose is to tie you together across all Google Play services (the separate services available from the Google Play screen). The idea is to maintain a ...


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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 and Google+, such as the Google+ profile picture, fit, Play game profiles, etc. The information is Google-specific.


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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 "make available offline". Instead go into the folder and select any number of files for syncing, and the parent folder will of course also now be created. ...


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I did some digging around and found that this change was introduced in an update for Gingerbread. It applies to all Nexus devices starting from the Nexus S (except the Nexus One since it comes pre-installed with Facebook). The problem Google has with Facebook sync is the inability to port the data that Facebook sync adds to the contacts, out of your device. ...


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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 and release it again soon. That said, with feedback like yours, and many others, we are reconsidering the decision and will try to get a version of the feature ...


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To turn off syncing of everything to google, except mail then you can try the following steps: Go to "Settings" on your phone -> "General" -> "Accounts" -> "Google" -> click your email address in the top. From here, you can uncheck checkboxes on everything you don't want to sync with Google. Google+ also has its own syncing options -> Go to "Settings" on ...


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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 notifications on the PC. And you can also push files, pages, URLs from the Android app to the PC. TODO: 1. Install the Pushbullet App on your phone. 2. Install the ...


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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+ (Game buddies and people in your circles on Google+) More on People sync adapter here


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Here is a (mostly) non-Android solution for you. You'll need to (sign up for and) use If This Then That. Create a recipe.1 Your This will be the Gmail channel, specifically the Any new email trigger.2 Your That will be however you'd like to be notified. I like Pushover but SMS will work just as well. You'll use the Send me an SMS action (or send a ...


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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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Short answer: yes and no. Using three accounts won't run the battery down in itself: by far the bigger factor is how much activity there is. To take an example, Gmail uses push messages (via Google Cloud Messaging, GCM) to notify your phone of new mail, so the phone doesn't have to repeatedly poll the server for new messages for each account. Because of ...


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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 synchronization source for the internal clock). To enable time synchronization via NTP, you can e.g. use ClockSync – but without root powers, 3rd party tools are pretty much ...


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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 where. After I take a series of photos on my phone using its camera app, I switch over to the Google photos app, and inside that app I select one or more of the ...


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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 then contain a blue cloud icon with an arrow in it.


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You can try Pushbullet app (also requires the chrome extension for windows). It's includes universal copy and paste (currently only supported on Android and Windows). To enable the feature, you'll have to go to the advanced settings on each device you want to sync. Once you turn it on, copying text on one device will automatically send it to the ...


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QRCopy is a free app that lets you share your clipboard between your PC and nearly any other device. It uses qr codes to transfer information, so it works on any device that has a QR code reader. The Windows version includes a fast QR code reader that works using your webcam, and it has a mobile app that runs on most other devices. Once you have some text ...


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That's a pretty well known "feature". Don't worry, your data is backed up there – it only does not restore. And you cannot even really delete it there. So in some way, it's "safe"... Things you might want to look up in this context: What exactly is synced with Google? Underlines what I've said before, and also shows you ways to check what's "synced" Google ...


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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 Settings app. Tap System and then Date & time. Turn off Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone. Manually change the date and time so that both are ...


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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 easily installed peer to peer file synchronisation. Literally does everything I want, out of the box.


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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.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mysms.android.sms&hl=en The same company also has a premium service for 2 phone syncing - which has the same features as above ...


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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 alarm rang 21 minutes late. It was about a week after I bought the phone. A reboot fixed the time, and since I've upgraded to 6.0.1, I haven't seen an issue ...


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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 for all Google apps. If you just want to turn off sync for some apps, then leave that setting on, and you'll have an option to choose individual settings.


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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 password Yet it requires the compromise Allow less secure apps: ON in the Google security settings. However, delegates don't sync. Tested on OnePlus 3t, ...


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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 + C. Your mobile will be notify you about the incoming clip, you might have to shake your mobile few times (this can be changed in preferences) to copy the clip ...


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You are not alone. Inability to uninstall any apps and crashes in Settings, are some of the nasty bugs in Sony's recent Google Play edition devices. Currently there are no workarounds, and you must wait until Sony releases an update with fixes for these issues. Sources: Android Authority, Android Community [Edit] Allegedly, the upcoming 4.4.2 OTA update ...


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Just tested this on my phone and my gmail, and it seems to work. I'm running 4.4 with the stock Contacts app on my phone. On your phone, in the Contacts app: menu button -> import/export contacts Choose export to storage and it will create a .vcf file to /storage/emulated/0/ which is the root folder for storage Transfer this file via email, or usb to a ...


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I think what you need to do is subscribe to your calendar in Google Calendar, then have your calendar app sync with this feed--much like you would sync additional calenders like days of the week, etc. Subscribe to public calendars using the calendar address Click the down-arrow next to Other calendars Select Add by URL from the menu Find the address of the ...


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According to a post in a Google Product Forum: A sync between Nexus devices and Facebook isn't possible by default. To get that information on your phone you will need to install a third party application that will sync the information to your phone. Manufacturers like HTC and Samsung enabled this on their own for the people that bought their ...


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As you've already figured, a built-in solution is: Open the contacts app on the "old device" In Menu → Import/Export, chose to export Copy the resulting 0001.vcf file to your "new device" On the new device, open the contacts app and chose to "import" from Menu → Import/Export Hint: take care there's enough free space available on the "exporting" device (...


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