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.
if you feel your question is specific to Android 8.0 Oreo. It was officially released on August 21, 2017, on Pixel and Nexus devices.
For questions about how Android deals with generic images. Questions about photos will be better served by the "photos" tag.
available in a number of versions with differing capabilities. This tag is for questions that are about Android versioning in general or about differences among multiple versions.
an intelligent personal assistant available for Google's Android operating system.
a general term for moving applications to the SD card. See the full wiki entry for a disambiguation.
unofficial software used to flash ROM upgrades onto Samsung phones, as an alternative to using the official Samsung Kies software.
the process by which the system records what's going on - i.e. events, errors, warnings, and related information. Most apps provide details in log files, so the system logs help to debug pr…
an icon on your homescreen to directly execute a defined action in some app.
applications designed and distributed by Google, including core Android apps, such as the Play Store.
if your issue is with any kind of data to be transferred between Android devices (e.g. contacts, messages, app data) -- except for those having dedicated tags like 'file-transfer'.
For questions specific to Xiaomi mobiles, software problems and about its user interface known as MIUI.
the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, like your Android device.
Samsung's first ever tablet device running Android. This was also the first ever tablet form-factor phone to run Android.
For questions regarding Android widgets, functional "super icons" that can be added on to a launcher home screen.
a text interface to enter commands interactively. In our context, it usually means a "Unix Shell" in a terminal app, or the ADB shell on a computer to interact with an Android devi…
an app which is placed under /system/app folder in an Android device. As /system is read-only, such an app cannot be uninstalled by an "ordinary" user.
required on the PC/Mac that you wish to plug your smartphone into for proper detection of the phone.
Remotely control your Android device from any other device/computer, or vice versa.
For questions specifically about Google Play Music, the native music app on Android 4.0 (and higher), and the related cloud-based music streaming service.
For questions concerning the icons on the notification bar, which usually sits on top (phones) or bottom (tablets) of your device's screen.
what you usually get to see first after unlocking your fresh started device, where your widgets etc. are placed, and where all activity usually starts.
The term "VPN" stands for "Virtual Private Network" which means to securely connect a device to a local network via the Internet.
Issues with apps defined as default for certain actions, or how to define them such.
if your issue is truly specific to the Samsung Nexus S (GT-I9020A, GT-I9020T, GT-I9023, GT-I9023T, SPH-D720) device.
Questions related to "lost devices": How to find them, obtain data stored on them, or at least safely wipe them. Make sure to read the "first aid" hints following the 'info' link below before you ask …
meant for issues with the mobile data connection. For other connection issues please use the tag relevant to those, e.g. 'wifi', 'usb' or 'bluetooth'.
Refers to alarms generated either by the built-in Clock app or by third-party clock replacement apps.
a high-end Android smartphone designed, developed, and manufactured by HTC. Use this tag only if your issue is specific to the HTC One.
For questions related to the "internal SDcard" used by some Android devices to increase the amount of available storage. For the external micro-SDcard, use 'external-sd'. See the 'storage' tag wiki fo…
For questions concerning Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android smartphone.
locked by the manufactures to prevent the phones from booting unofficial firmware images.
Questions that deal with the volume control of Android devices; either using the hardware controls (Volume Keys) or software controls (Apps and widgets).
Service from Google to locate and optionally factory-reset a lost Android device.