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Copy to computer from Google Lens application in Android to Macbook doesn't copied at all

Using Google Lens in my Android smartphone and when select text and choose copy to computer option and select the macbook, it connected and show message in mobile that text successfully copied and ...
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Android file transfer doesn't work on Apple Silicon

Since I switched from my MBP i9 (intel) to MBP M2 Pro (Apple silicon), I could no longer use Android File Transfer app to transfer files from any Android phone to my computer. It always shows the ...
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Can formatting with an Android device fix error -69877 (Couldn't open device) generated by Disk Utility while trying to erase USB Drive

I am about to reformat a PNY 128gb microSD card that I have been unsuccessfully trying to erase by using Disk Utility (Monterey OS), but this time I will be using an older Android device. The card ...
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How do you run APK application files on Apple Silicon Mac?

I want to run a few Android applications on my Mac computer somehow. However, I cannot find a way to. Things I tried: BlueStacks, doesn't run on Apple Silicon. Andy, but the download page returns an ...
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"Device Explorer" missing on Android Studio "Giraffe" (M1 Mac)?

Android Studio Giraffe | 2022.3.1 Patch 2 MacBook Pro 16" 2021 (Apple Silicon) macOS X Ventura 13.4.1 (c) (22F770820d) I recently installed (just the other day actually) Android Studio on my PC ...
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ADB not responding

Multiple times per day. ADB suddenly stops responding. Every adb shell command never finishes or produces any output. IntelliJ and Android Studio do not recognise my phone(s) anymore. The solution is ...
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Transfer WhatsApp ICloud Backup to Android? (or PC)

I'm swapping back to Android, and I am curious if I can somehow access my WhatsApp Backup in the iCloud or on the Phone itself. I know there is a Function for that now in Android, but for that, you ...
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Why does my phone connect as a camera in Photos.app

When I connect my Android phone via usbc it is visible under the 'Devices' header in the sidebar of photos.app and I can import images from it. This would indicate to me that the phone is connected ...
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How can I control a PowerPoint presentation on Mac using an Android device?

In the past I paid and used Remote Pro PowerPoint Keynote, but the software that we should install on mac is not supported anymore, so it basically doesn't work. I'm really struggling to find a ...
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Can I use the Find My service for AirPod Pros (2nd gen) without an iPhone or iPad?

I've got an Android phone and I'm extremely prone to losing wireless ear buds. I've just lost yet another pair. I need to buy new ones. I'm considering getting AirPods (2nd gen Pros), partly because ...
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MacOS plug and play for Android file transfert

I am following up from a question I have already asked on Android Stackexchange back in 2015. We are now in 2023 and it looks like macOS and Android are still not able to pair well... I have still an ...
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I have an Android. But someone else has registered my number to their iMessage account. How can I stop that?

I do not have an iPhone, and I don't have an Apple ID. I have an android. When any of my friends with an Android text me, it works perfect. But when any of my friends with an iPhone text me, it sends ...
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Record Audio from an Android Phone on MacBook Pro

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro , Ventura OS. I have an audio captured through Dolby-on on a Samsung Android Phone. I could not export the audio file from the android phone but it only allows to playback on ...
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Is there a Mac equivalent to Windows' Phone Link for use with Android?

I have an Android phone and I use Windows 11 at home. I really like the Phone Link for Windows, and I am hoping there is something similar for the Mac I use at work, which runs Big Sur. I know that ...
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Old iPhone with wifi used like tablet

We recently gave our 10 year old son my old iPhone to use like an iPad. The iPhone is not activated so no cell service but has access to wifi. Why is he unable to text his grandparents who have ...
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Bluetooth file transfer from Droid to Mac Mini

I followed the directions in: Bluetooth file transfer between Mac and android phone as well as the referenced How-to-Geek article (and I have rebooted several times too). However after the pairing ...
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fastboot hangs (but adb works)

On a MacBook Air M1 running Big Sur, I have an Android device (Fairphone 4) connected with a USB-C cable (both ends are USB-C, there is no adapter or hub). I've enabled developer options, adb and OEM ...
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MacBook Pro: Android File Transfer, says "Could not connect" even though my Android phone gets the 'Allow' notification. Restarted needed

MacBook Pro: Everytime I want to use the Android File Transfer, it says "Could not connect to Device. Try reconnecting or restarting your device" even though I am connected and my Android ...
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Internet speed slow on iPhone but fast (at expected speeds) on Android Phone and Windows 10 laptop

I have 3 devices as listed below. All of them connect to the same WiFi network to access the Internet. I also have access to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. Devices: iPhone 12 Pro running iOS 16.3 ...
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Transfer files "directly" from Android to iPhone

My friend (iPhone 13 I guess) and I (Pixel 7) want to share photos and videos we took with each other. We use some messaging app which allows it. But it's a hassle selecting and transferring. I'd like ...
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How to use an Android Phone as a webcam with Mac Mini M1?

I've recently bought a Mac Mini M1 and I realized I need a webcam for facetime, etc. I don't have an iPhone or other webcam to use and I need to use an android phone for now. Can I use an android ...
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How to WhatsApp full resolution photos from iPhone to Android

On Android, I can choose to attach a "document" and then browse the image or video files and select the one I need. On iPhone, it seems to work the same way except that I don't seem to see ...
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Offline file transfer between Android device and iPad without using an intermediary computer/tablet

How I can transfer some files from my Google Pixel 6 (running Android 12) to my iPad Generation 9 tablet (running iPadOS 15.7) without using Internet connectivity or a third-party computer/tablet as ...
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MacOS Calendar Notifications Keep Coming Back - Can This be Fixed?

I'm looking for a way to dismiss not just an x-minutes-in-advance notification for a given event, but all future notifications as well, without simply deleting the calendar event. I'd settle for a way ...
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suspicious hidden files

Here are some odd hidden files in my home directory: wine is no surprise; I have used it in the past, and the date is old. youtube-dl: maybe I used it on that date. fontconfig: don't think so But ....
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Make iPhone hotspot always detectable on Android phone

Is there any method to make an iPhone hotspot always detectable on an Android phone? It is really inconvenient that despite the hotspot switch always being on it is still necessary for the iPhone to ...
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How can I paste from my Android clipboard?

On my previous Android (OnePlus) phone, my Mac's right-click menu would include "paste from ONEPLUS..." which was very handy. However, I have no recollection how I set this up - it just ...
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Phone damaged in water 10 days ago but last back-up was made on computer 1 month ago. What shall I do to keep all the data when I get a new phone now?

I dropped my iphone x in the sea 10 days ago and since then been using an Android phone my friend loaned me. My last backup on that iphone was made a month ago on my Macbook. I have been using ...
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Can the M1 Macbook Air compile Android source code without problems?

Do I need a x86 system to build and compile Android source code? Will it work on M1 Macbook Air to build a Android rom?
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Airpods Pro "when last connected to this Mac" doesn't respect Android

The title pretty much says it all. I've got Airpods Pro that are paired to my work Macbook Pro and my Android phone (Oneplus 7T). I'd like them to connect to whatever device they were most recently ...
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How to fix "There was a problem confirming the ssl certificate"?

I am trying to use Kivy on a Mac 10.14.6 to create a Python Android application following the tutorial HERE. When I run the command to build the app python3 -m buildozer -v android debug I see the ...
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How to connect a mac and Android device via WiFi-direct?

I've got a M1 Pro 16" MBP and an Android 11 device between which I want a WiFi-direct connection. The Android device supports WiFi-direct and can connect to another WiFi-direct-capable Android ...
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Does Music.app count plays and skips from other devices synced with the library?

I use a MacBook Pro and Music.app on it. I also use my Android with Apple Music downloaded, and have an active Apple Music subscription to sync the two devices. However, in the "Songs" tab ...
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Can you access the mp3 files of songs you've purchased on the iTunes Store?

I'd like to purchase several mp3s to download to my Android phone on the iTunes Store on my Mac (due to the fact that I don't want to buy entire CDs for a single track or use an online service for ...
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The phone of a new contact showed my name without having me as contact yet

I am using an iPhone 12 Mini, with the latest software updates. Met someone today and we exchanged the contacts, but something funny happened: I gave him my phone to enter his name, phone and email I ...
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Restore text messages from Google Messages to new iPhone (Android phone is bricked)

How can I restore my text messages backup from the Google Messages app into my new iPhone? I know there's a move to iOS app, which is great if your old phone is functional. Problem is my Pixel 4 ...
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How does an iPhone decide on whether it should send a text to Messages or Android SMS?

I have an android phone and a Macbook for work, I set up Messages on my Mac with my email account so that I could join group chats with my family. Now when they try to text me individually it all ...
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Can't use iCloud 2FA without iPhone

So I recently switched from iPhone to Samsung and I have some things on my iCloud account. Every time I want to sign in in a new device, iCloud asks me to use the 2FA thing. Because I now have an ...
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Syncing messages, calendar via iCloud between restored iPhone to one migrated using Move to iOS

For many years I used iPhone, but then tried to use Android. I'm now back on an iPhone. On the new iPhone I restored it with the last backup from my old iPhone. All is good. I used "Move to iOS&...
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why can't i delete jdk11 in MacBook pro?

I have nothing related to jdk11 in /library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines but still i see java version is 11 when i run java -versions . Steps i tried restarting mac testing in new terminal after closing ...
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Messages app on MacBook Pro stopped sending messages to Android phones

Both my iMac and MacBook pro no longer let me send messages from the messages app. It worked like a charm before and now I'm not allowed to. There's no "message forwarding" option anymore in ...
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Connect to Android Device via Bluetooth Serial Port

I have been using Bluetooth Serial Port (BSP) at /dev/tty.**** successfully in the past in order to communicate between macOS Big Sur (11.3.1, M1 processor) and Android (8.1). However, when I want to ...
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Using two tablets as monitors with a mac

I want to use an Android tablet and an iPad as monitors with a Mac at the same time (greedy I know). Has anyone got this working? Duet only seems to support one monitor. I don't know about Yam, but it'...
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Why chromium is installed on my Mac, after I installed Android studio?

I have chromium installed on my Mac, but I did not install not. it's not on my applications folder.. Also, when I try to see where it's stored? I found it inside Android studio SDK.. there's more than ...
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Use Android Phone as HID keyboard for Mac mini

I am currently not at home and brought my Mac mini with me in the belief I could enable Remote Desktop access to control it over my MacBook because I don't have a keyboard or mouse with me. I forgot ...
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If I switch a SIM card from an iPhone to an Android, then back to the same iPhone, will data be lost?

I want to take a SIM card out of an iPhone 7, stick it into a Samsung Galaxy A30 for a day in order to make calls from that A30, then switch the SIM card back to the iPhone. Do I need to back up the ...
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AirPods volume suddenly too low in Android mobile device

The volume of the Airpods (Gen. 2) will become suddenly too low on my Android mobile device (Aquaris U2 with Android version 8.1.0). It usually works all fine, but it just happens (twice so far) that ...
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Android Fairphone 3+ appears in Photos but no photos

When I connect my phone (Fairphone 3+ with Android 10) to my Macbook (with Catalina) and choose "PTP" in the phone's USB settings, the phone appears as "FP3" in the Devices section ...
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Android Studio emulator not launching on macOS (Big Sur)

macOS Big Sur 11.1, Android Studio 4.1.2 Based on some similar issues I found online, I attempted to uninstall and reinstall Intel x86 Emulator Accelerator (HAXM installer)from Android Studio itself. ...
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How can I get my Mac to see and transfer files from my android phone?

When I hook up a USB cable from my Mac to my Samsung Galaxy phone I get a notice that says "Can't access device storage" "Make sure your device is unlocked and that File transfer or MTP ...
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