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Re: The Android Thread

Post by Homer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:53 pm

STEVE G wrote:I have an Android tablet that is a couple of years old and I have a bit of a problem with the internet keyboard, the one that appears at the bottom of the touchscreen. It keeps upgrading to a version that I don't want, I can uninstall it but it keeps coming back, how do you stop that?
Is it the keyboard that was one of the bundled apps (installed by the manufacturer)? If so, I don't think there is a way to stop it from reinstalling. However, if you install another keyboard, then select it as your input method, the bundled one will never be used. At least that's how HTC and Samsung bundled apps work.

If it's not a bundled app, in the Play Store turn off Auto Update and turn on notifications of available updates.

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Re: The Android Thread

Post by STEVE G » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:10 pm

It's the one from Google which I guess was pre-installed, I don't play around with these things much unless they stop working. The old version worked perfectly but the upgraded one hangs up sometimes and can't keep up with your input. Perhaps trying to install another one is the way ahead, as you suggest.
Thank you for the reply.

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Losing data from calander

Post by mo1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:38 am

I have a Samsung A7 phone, the s-planer application or calander only keeps my inputs for 60 days I have looked everywere so far Any helpers out there will be apreciated

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Post by Homer » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:18 pm

STEVE G wrote:It's the one from Google which I guess was pre-installed, I don't play around with these things much unless they stop working. The old version worked perfectly but the upgraded one hangs up sometimes and can't keep up with your input. Perhaps trying to install another one is the way ahead, as you suggest.
Thank you for the reply.
You're welcome. I use and recommend SwiftKey.

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Re: The Android Thread

Post by STEVE G » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:13 pm

Your suggestion of SwiftKey seems to have solved the problem, it's easier to use and more to the point, it has survived for two days without changing to something else!

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Re: The Android Thread

Post by Magalan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:05 pm

Galaxy Tab 8.9 GT P7300 Android 4.0.4 ICS

About a month ago, YouTube closed itself unexpectedly and the display reverted to Desktop. Unable to restart YouTube. Tried Gmail, which would not download any new emails, and then closed itself. Google Maps constantly showed a popup "Waiting for location". Spent 24hrs trying to fathom out the problem, but no luck, so took the tablet to the local Samsung office. The technician there seemed equally puzzled and could only suggest a "Factory reset option - don't forget to back up all your files." Carried out the Reset, and Gmail/Maps/Youtube all work now as factory installed versions, ie. Youtube looks really different and does not offer historic use preferences etc. and shows "A newer version is available". If I select the newer version the problem starts all over again. I get Notifications of "Updates available" which seem to be mostly for Google apps (Google+ / Hangouts / Gmail etc.) If I update Gmail, (don't use the other two), the problem re-occurs (no new emails etc)

Current Gmail ver is 4.1.2 / YouTube ver is 4.0.23 / Maps 8.4.1


Tried looking at "Settings / Applications / Running" and Google Play Services, which is ver 10.2.98, has 3 entries, varying from 0 to 2 processes, and from 1 to 7 services, and is constantly restarting itself after running for only between 5 and 15 seconds. All other "running" apps appear to have run since the tablet was restarted, i.e several hours. I have checked on APKMirror.com, and see that Google Play Services Ver. 10.2.98 was only available from 13 February and that was about when the problem started. I did not update it then, but maybe it auto-updated (can it do that?) I have downloaded/installed Google play services apk 10.2.97 which seemed to install OK, to try and backdate the current file, but when I then updated YouTube, the problem re-occurred (instant reversion to Desktop)

Any ideas please?

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Redmi note 4x wifi dropping out

Post by thecolonel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:27 am

My wifi on my new redmi note 4x keeps dropping out and I'm convinced it's not the network as never had any such issues with other devices. Read something about flashing the ROM? see below for OS, any ideas welcome... Image

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