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.
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.
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…
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…
made to play music. These can be identified as audio players as well. The primary purpose of these applications are to enable the user to listen to songs continu…
an icon on your homescreen to directly execute a defined action in some app.
when your question has to do with an error message.
unofficial software used to flash ROM upgrades onto Samsung phones, as an alternative to using the official Samsung Kies software.
applications designed and distributed by Google, including core Android apps, such as the Play Store.
a general term for moving applications to the SD card. See the full wiki entry for a disambiguation.
if your question is specific to Android 7.1 Nougat, an update from Android 7.0.
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'.
The term "VPN" stands for "Virtual Private Network" which means to securely connect a device to a local network via the Internet.
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.
an intelligent personal assistant available for Google's Android operating system.
For questions truly specific to the "Samsung Galaxy S6" (SM-G9200, SM-G9208, SM-G9209, SM-G920) Device
a problem or unexpected behavior that needs fixing.
Refers to Microsoft's Enterprise E-mail server.
the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, like your Android device.
For questions regarding Android widgets, functional "super icons" that can be added on to a launcher home screen.
For questions concerning the icons on the notification bar, which usually sits on top (phones) or bottom (tablets) of your device's screen.
For issues specific to the Firefox browser on Android. A list of other browser-specific tags can be found in the 'browser' tag wiki.
Samsung's first ever tablet device running Android. This was also the first ever tablet form-factor phone to run Android.
locked by the manufactures to prevent the phones from booting unofficial firmware images.
required on the PC/Mac that you wish to plug your smartphone into for proper detection of the phone.
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…
if your question is specific to Android 8.1 Oreo, an incremental update over 8.0 that was released in December 2017.
Issues with apps defined as default for certain actions, or how to define them such.
Refers to alarms generated either by the built-in Clock app or by third-party clock replacement apps.
Remotely control your Android device from any other device/computer, or vice versa.
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'.
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.
All concerning the monitoring of data, e.g. monitoring traffic (who transfers what) as well as traffic volume. Please see the 'info' link below for a more detailed explanation.
if your issue is truly specific to the Samsung Nexus S (GT-I9020A, GT-I9020T, GT-I9023, GT-I9023T, SPH-D720) device.
Questions that deal with the volume control of Android devices; either using the hardware controls (Volume Keys) or software controls (Apps and widgets).
a term that defines an operating system, computer program, or a game that allows use by more than one users of the same computer at the same time. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean brought multi-us…