Smartphones

A smartphone or smart phone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use. They typically combine the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), media player and GPS navigation unit. Most smartphones can access the Internet, have a touchscreen user interface, can run third-party apps, music players and are camera phones. Most Smartphones produced from 2012 onwards also have high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE internet, motion sensors, and mobile payment mechanisms.

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So I think I'm dealing with a buyer with buyer's remorse.

I sold my Galaxy S7 Edge on eBay after unlocking it and then doing a factory reset.  As part of the phone setup (when you turn it on) Android asks for a google account to associate with the phone, but so far as I know that's optional and you can "skip".  I recall that from before the reset and I had the same thing with my new phone.  I've never heard anyone suggest that after a reset and when doing new setup that you have to put in the account that was previously used for the previous setup.

Can I get confirmation from some expert here that this buyer is spouting non-sense?  I can't understand how a factor reset would leave the phone in anything but a clean state or that Android upon starting would require the entry or association of the phone during setup with any previous Google account.
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A user with a Sprint PCS iPhone X running ios version 11.1.1 (15B150) that has Google voice installed on it only slightly vibrates during incoming calls to either its phone number or to the google Voice number.

I have checked the obvious settings and everything seems to be set correctly.

The Do Not Disturb feature is turned off.

What needs to be done to change this so that the iPhone X will ring during incoming calls.
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What are some iPhone apps that can be installed on a (non jailbroken) iPhone X with iOS 11.1.1 to prevent iOS upgrades?
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Where is the long term memory module on iPhone 4?
I actually disassembled it and took out the motherboard, but I am unsure which module is the long term memory.
Hope someone can help.
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What iPhone X iOS versions can currently be jail broken?
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What is the name of the circular icon which appears after you tap GET and and lets you know when a download has been completed because the outline gets thicker as it goes around.
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Any idea where can I set the Exchange email retention days on Samsung Edge 8 ?

Thx
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fix performance issues
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device maintenance


I get 3 alerts from this app per day

how do I turn off
I clicked on app and only option is to hide notifications while on locked screen
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hi,

i took lot of picture on my moto 4g plus phone. how to sync the photos i took to my computer. Is there is straight forward way to sync up taken pictures to google photos and flickr directly including the videos i took. I do not want any of watsup junk images, videos though.  please advise
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I'm in the process of listening to a book that has each chapter saved as an .MP3 file.

This book is contained within a folder within my Spring PCS Android Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone.

Currently only one chapter plays at a time and then I have to find the next chapter's MP3 file on the phone and play it next. I need the book to play non stop.

How can I set this book to play one chapter's MP3 file one after another using the MP3 Player app which I installed from the URL link below?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mp3.music.download.player.music.search
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How can I determine which apps installed my Android Samsung Galaxy S8 phone are demo & can be purchased?

I would like to run the full versions of all apps on my Samsung Galaxy S8 so I can utilize all features and so that I won't have to deal with any adds on my cell phone.

How can this be done?
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I had this question after viewing export one message thread in an organized format.
Please see related question.
I do not want to use paper.
I like to save as an electronic file.
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We are an Microsoft Exchange environment .  We use Active sync to sync our 80 devices (iphones and Samsung galaxies) with exchange, Periodically ( 2 or 3 times a year ) I would delete/cleanup old  c$\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\W3SVC1 and also the W3SVC2 and W3SVC3 folders. They would have a tremendous amount of files and each file could be 30 MB or so.
Now in those folders the files are over 300 MB each and I have to cleanup these folders monthly.
I understand these are log files,  Is my exchange server a problem ? or are some of the smartphones having problems ?
What can I look at to see why these files have now grown 10 times what they were.

Any info is appreciated
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We have a series of music in our iPhone music apps uploaded via Syncois apps (we connect the iPhone to the pc and transfer music).  However, if we don’t assign the uploaded music to a playlist, after a while it’s not visible.  We open Syncios and we can see the music in the folder.

How can we see those “hidden” music?
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Is there an add on or a way to get a call for certain Outlook calendar events? I get meeting overload and don’t want to miss the most important ones so would like to get a call for those as it’s easy to miss an Outlook or smartphone pop up where there are so many other pop ups got other things
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According to THIS i am able to use the extra SD card to store apps:

   Once a card has been formatted as internal storage,  both your device internal storage and the card will show up as “device storage” under storage settings, and you will be able to  move applications which were in internal storage to the card. Moving applications to the card can be done from application settings (Settings > Apps > select application > Change storage location)
Once a card has been formatted as internal storage, Play Store will install applications on either storage volume automatically, based on a set of rules provided by the application developer (you will be able to move applications from one volume to another)

The card i added has been configured for internal storage. When i look at the storage settings, it's showing zero apps using the card. All the apps are in the phone's storage and none seems movable to the card. What gives?
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My Note2 has 16GB only & I can't take photo using its camera nor from Whatsapp.
When I click on Gallery, it won't open up Gallery, complaining phone is full.

How can I copy out the files & then housekeep/delete the bigger files away?

Any freeware tool is appreciated.
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I use the Maps app within my Samsung Galaxy S8 quite often.

How can I go back and view the past addresses that I have entered into the Maps app?
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What are some iPhone file manager apps similar to the Super File Manager for Androids?

I am looking for apps that will help me manage files including the downloads folder on iPhones.
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hi,

moto4g plus watsup message noise is too much. how to mute them when i type a message and send.

how to mute when i receive a message. please advise
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hi,

what is the best android voice recorder application .
 ia m using android 4g plus phone.
i downloaded one application which consumed about 2gb of space for 30 minutes of recording. please advise
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hi,

how to mute moto 4g plus notification sounds including text, facebook, email, watsup etc applications except for ring tone if some one calls and alrams. How can i do it. i went to setting notifications tried different things but not successful even tried sounds under setting but not working
please advise
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Please provide me with a list of Android apps similar to Audible that will continue playing a group of .MP3 files from point where playback last left off.

I listen to a lot of lectures and meetings that have been saved in .MP3 format and the problem when I use the built in Android app on my Samsung Galaxy S8 to play these files back is that this app will not continue playing the .MP3 files from the point where I last left off listening to these files (even after I have followed suggestions that should fix this issue).

These meetings or lectures usually consist of around 50 MP3 files that are all 20-30 minutes long. I listen to these while I am driving, and it is very easy to forget exactly where I left off when I go back to resume listening to these audio files later.

Resuming playback from the point where you last left off is something that the Audible audio book playback app does quite well and this is what I need for these groups of .MP3 files that I listen to.

What Android apps will do this?
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How can I resume listening to an MP3 on a Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone at point where playback was last paused with the built in Galaxy S8 media player app?

When I later go back to resume listening where I had left off I am usually not able to resume at the point where playback left off at the point where I was last listening.

How can I resume at the point where I last left off?
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Some of the Android apps (like the File manager app found here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alphainventor.filemanager) that I have been loading on my Samsung Galaxy S8 have been putting adds on my cell phone.

Is there any way of paying for these apps to prevent them from putting adds on my cell phone?
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Smartphones

A smartphone or smart phone is a mobile phone with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features useful for mobile or handheld use. They typically combine the features of a cell phone with those of other popular mobile devices, such as personal digital assistant (PDA), media player and GPS navigation unit. Most smartphones can access the Internet, have a touchscreen user interface, can run third-party apps, music players and are camera phones. Most Smartphones produced from 2012 onwards also have high-speed mobile broadband 4G LTE internet, motion sensors, and mobile payment mechanisms.