A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
Questions about getting Android devices out of a "bricked" state.
The access that apps advertise that they need to function. Example: Full internet access, send SMS messages, etc. Please use this tag for app-permissions only. For file permissions, use 'file-permissi…
about trouble connecting your device via Wifi, Bluetooth, or USB, or to the mobile network, this is the correct tag.
Most Android devices have a built-in GPS receiver. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and is a space-based satellite navigation system mainly used to obtain the device's current location, but i…
larger than a smartphone and usually do not have phone capabilities, though some can use a data network over 3G or 4G.
A third-party recovery system for Android devices. ClockworkMod Recovery provides many backup, restore, and maintenance features that are not present in the "stock" Android recovery system.
Questions concerning the firmware image (i.e. a system image) for an Android device. See full tag wiki for details.
the file format used to distribute and install software on Android. APK stands for "Application Package File".
Generic tag for Huawei devices. Use it only if a device tag is needed for a Huawei device, and there's not better matching tag. See the full tag-wiki for more details.
Questions about photos (pictures) on your device. For the Photos app, use its corresponding app-specific tag instead (see tag-wiki/info for details) if it exists.
Data restoration (computer technology), returning data from a backup to its original location or to its successor. In android data means applications, settings and documents.
Generic tag for questions regarding the built-in Android Calendar app as well as calendar apps in general. If applyable, please use a more specific tag like e.g. 'google-calendar' or 'jorte'. See the …
The act of moving a file or a set of files from one device to another through the use of common techniques such as USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.
an USB connection mode on Android devices which allow a USB connected computer to directly interact with the device.
For questions regarding viruses, trojan horses, spyware, and other malicious software, especially in removing or preventing it.
if your issue is truly specific to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250, SCH-I515, SCH-N044, SC-04D) device.
a piece of software that provides a command-line interface to the operating system. Use this tag for shell-specific issues; general command-line issues should use the 'command-line' tag i…
"Mobile data" refers to data transferred via your mobile connection (2G/3G/4G) as opposed to WiFi. It may also refer to the capability of using a mobile data connection.
a smartphone developed by HTC and released in 2010. Only add a device tag if your question is truly about your make and model, not just related!
General issues with Internet. Please use this tag only if you cannot find a more specific one (see full tag wiki for details).
an incremental update in the "Jelly Bean" version series which debuted with the new Nexus 7 (2013). Please only use this tag if you feel your question is specific to Android 4.3.
if your issue is truly specific to the 'Samsung Galaxy S5' (SM-G900*) device.
For questions related to the Motorola Moto G (XT1032) smartphone.
An acronym for "Over The Air" update, an OTA update generally refers to a firmware upgrade that is distributed to phones or other devices wirelessly, usually by a cell carrier or device manufacturer.
A WiFi hotspot, created on an Android device, provides the device's mobile internet connection to other WiFi enabled devices (e.g. tablets or laptops).
a tool used by Android developers to test their applications or by power users to preliminary test behavior of devices without using a real Android device. Only use this tag for quest…
For questions and issues on the usage and installation of LineageOS.
The word "reboot" stands for the process of restarting a running device, i.e. it involves shutting it down and immediately starting it up again. The root of the word can be taken as advice: Get the de…
An Android device can be connected to a computer via USB using different connection modes such as "MTP" or "USB Mass Storage". If you have issues with those, this is the right tag to use.