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Questions tagged [smartphone]

A smartphone is a combination of mobile phone and PDA (peronal digital assistant) built on a mobile operating system, such as Android, iOS, or Windows. Questions about smartphones are off-topic unless they are explicitly about issues related to interfacing the phone with a computer.

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Can I use accessibility function with force turning off the display with a smartphone, like a VoiceOver on iPhone [closed]

My friend will have a kind of surgery. In this surgery, she will take a very light sensitive medicine. A week after that, she should avoid any all of light. She can only use sound, voice, and touch in ...
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how to install all smartphone drivers on windows computer to use with adb

how to install all smartphone drivers on my computer to use with adb and share file and avoid install every cellphone driver one by one, I have seen computers in my college that have all smartphone ...
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USB A to C cable with USB 2.0 charger, low current

Note: this is not about a specific device but the general aspects of charging a USB device using accessories with different USB standards so I hope this fits here. I've got a Samsung Galaxy ...
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What is the priority of sensors used in smartphones from the oldest one to the newest? [closed]

For Instance, I know that the Accelerometer Sensor is one of the earliest sensors that has been used in smartphones, but my question is that what is the history of adding sensors to the smartphones ...
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Can a device ruin an SD Card or microSD card?

I have a device that I think might be ruining microSD storage cards (SanDisk cards). The device happens to be a smartphone (an older Samsung Galaxy S), but this question applies to any device. Is it ...
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How can I upload files to Windows 10 from Samsung Galaxy S5?

I installed Android USB Driver on my Windows 10 laptop as well as Samsung Smart Switch on both a) Windows 10 laptop b) Samsung Galaxy S5 I tried to connect Windows laptop with Samsung phone via ...
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Charging a USB-C Samsung Phone with my MacBookPro over USB-C

I just ran out of battery on my Samsung smartphone and wanted to charge it by connecting my MacBookPro to the USB-C smartphone. As a result my MacBook got charged and the smartphone worked as a ...
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WIFI not working on smartphone | Saved Secured

My first post here (yay, thanks). So basically, my Huawei 4C phone wifi stopped working out of the blue and it's the third week now (kinda frustrating being an IT and I can't fix it myself lol). -by ...
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Route a telephone call over tcp/ip via PC (modem?)

I have an office where i have a very old telephone system. I was wondering if I could receive all the calls done to that phone in my smartphone. I have a computer near that phone on 24/7. Is there any ...
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Airplane mode and security? [closed]

It's for creating an idea about a scenario or because to a strange behavior I encountered. E.g. A system is hardened, without knowing if there could be already a malware on it. And the Network mode ...
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How to access localhost from VirtualBox using a smartphone?

I want to access VirtualBox's localhost using a smartphone for me to see how the website looks like in a phone. More Details: Host OS - Windows 7 Pro Guest OS - Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS SmartPhones' OS - ...
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Why don't big PCs/laptops open as quick as small phones?

If I click a small button on the side of my smart phone, it starts, and I can do what I desire, within almost no time gap. But, to use my laptop, it runs--I am using windows--for a while after ...
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USB-C to USB-A cable (USB 3.0) with high current at 2m length

Now I tested multiple cables, but non of them meet these simple requirements: USB-C to USB-A connector USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 standard 2m or 1.8m in length high current (> 2 A) connector should stay in ...
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Access smartphone camera from PC [closed]

The idea is to have full access and control of the smartphone's camera from the PC. In other words, the smartphone camera is considered a peripheral camera which is linked to the PC. I'd like to ...
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Why would a site not load on my desktop or laptop, but loads on my phone on the same network?

On both Windows 10 and Arch Linux on my desktop computer, or Windows/OS X on my Macbook, Webtoons.com will not load, no matter what web browser I use. On my Android phone, the site works fine, even if ...
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Why would phone Internet not depend on service, and have slower browser speed slower than download?

I use a couple programs to use my phones unlimited Internet on my laptop (depending on whether im using windows or ubuntu, the programs have the same performance), and it’s actually the fastest ...
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Why does my smartphone show as USB or external drive on my PC?

Normally, when a smartphone is connected to a computer, it is seen or recognized by the PC as external drive. Why is this the case? What can I read to find out the reason behind this?
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Can I use my iphone 5C as a wireless microphone for my mac (for skype for eg.)?

Can I use my smartphone as a microphone ? I tried pocketaudio and other apps but they're all created for live performances. I have an iMac.
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Use old smartphone hardware as a torrent machine? [closed]

Is it possible to use an ancient smartphone (2010 model) as a torrent seeder machine? Can somehow a bittorrent protocol be written for that system? If so, will it run on these specs? 1] S-GOLD3H ...
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Are worn-out flash memory blocks not deletable?

My phone became very slow so I thought if formatting the internal flash memory completely and doing a block erase/write test could make my phone faster. However, I've heard that flash memories wear ...
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Location services on smartphones - which physical network does it use? [closed]

I was pleasantly surprised to find that my iPhone was able to detect my location in India despite disabling my expensive data roaming (I live in the USA and use AT & T). I did have my cellular ...
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Could the magnet used in smartphone covers damage the device?

I am reading reviews of a smartphone cover with magnetic lock and some people reported that the magnet causes their phone screen to go dark. why is this happening and could this actually damage the ...
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Which cables I need to extend the Samsung Note 3 screen to the monitor (DVI-D dual link)

I'm looking for a solution to connect my smart phone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to my monitor Acer S220HQL. This monitor has two connectors: VGA DVI-D dual link Actually the VGA connector is busy but the ...
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Sharing RAM with an iPhone/smartphone?

Forgive me ahead of time if this question sounds dumb. Is there anyway that an iPhone or any smartphone in general could borrow/share the memory from a PC (or any of it's other similar resources). I ...
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how to correct first battery discharge for smartphone

I would like to know how to take corrective action on the first charge cycle. I have just bought a new smartphone and completely discharged before full charging. However i just came across articles ...
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Unwanted dialog when connecting smartphone with Bluetooth in windows 7

When I connect my Samsung Galaxy S5 to my Windows 7 notebook, the following window appears: How can I get rid of this?
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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How to transmit audio for a call from mobile phone to PC via WiFi and back?

In a few days I'll lead a meeting in a room that does not provide any phone signal. However, during this meeting we have to call a person who can not attend this meeting in person. To make the call ...
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How to install drivers from Sony website

How do you install these Xperia Z2 drivers from Sony on Windows 8.1? Yes I've done an advance boot and disabled driver signature verification. I manually browse to the folder but it says "Windows ...
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Is OTG a hardware feature in smartphones? [closed]

Smartphones have OTG micro-USB that allows you to stick in USB drives straight to the phone with a connector. Some phones such as many Windows phones do not have this. Does OTG require any extra ...
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Charging Android phone battery [closed]

I usually connect my Android phone to my laptop with USB and leave it even after fully charged. Is it OK or harmful ? Will it reduce my battery lifetime ?
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Bluetooth headphones connected to PC via cable (music) AND to my phone via BT (answering calls). Is it possible?

I am unable to google anything about following scenario, so I am asking here: I am looking for bluetooth and cable headphones (with microphone). I will connect them to the PC 3,5mm audio jack via ...
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How to control music playing on my phone from my computer? [closed]

Is there any way to control music on a phone from a computer? It would be amazing to be able to type something like "Play house album" in the command line or some other computer interface, and have ...
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Can HDMI Transmit Touch Screen Data using MHL Adapter

I did a bit of research into MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and discovered it has the following feature according to Wikipedia: HDMI-CEC control of remote devices. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? [closed]

Why in 'tech-wars', the main actors are almost always only two? Some few examples taken from very different fields of application: browser war (Netscape vs IE, or nowadays Firefox vs Chrome) smart-...
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Use a smartphone as a Dial Up Modem?

Most cellphones today have an audio jack that works as both output and input for sound. That's why there's headphones today with built in microphones for making phone calls. Now then, is it possible, ...
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Remotely Control Rasberry pi via Wifi [closed]

I am designing an application in eclipse and I want to control the gpio pins on my rasberry pi, I would like to connect my phone to the rasberry pi board via wifi and control the rasberry pi...I am ...
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In how far is the Ampere number important for USB powered devices?

Currently, I have three devices that can be charged via USB: Digicam: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Smartphone: Nexus 4 (LG) They have three different ...
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How smart phones can be viewed as storage devices by the OS?

I wanted to view the partition tables of my android and ipod using gparted.But, I could not since the OS does not recognize smart phones as storage devices.So,why is this behaviour and how can I force ...
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How does wifi determine a device's location? [duplicate]

When I use any location based app or website, how does it know that my laptop or smartphone is where it is?
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30% CPU usage when charger unplugged. When plugged in, cpu usage drops to 2%

I have checked by external debugger and it seems that batteryservice:update start runs 10 times per second. Other battery processes are running very often too, only with charger unplugged. It's brand ...
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Set specific USB ports to charge-only [duplicate]

On Windows, is there any way to make some USB ports to be charge-only? I do not want to alter the settings of the devices; I want to change the settings of the USB ports on Windows, so that any device ...
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When plugging a cell phone into my PC, I always get a Windows warning “You need to format the disk before you can use it”

I have a Motorola Atrix phone (although I don't believe this is relevant to the issue). My PC is running Windows 7. When I plug the phone into the USB slot I always get the modal warning dialog that ...
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Hypothetically, can I swap processors between a smartphone & a desktop?

When manufacturers mention the speeds of smartphone processors, is it right in my understanding that the speeds between smartphone processors and desktop processors are comparable? In other words, ...
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What technical benefits does a router have over tethering with a smartphone?

What benefits does a traditional router and modem grant over the same functionality from a modern smartphone? I consider things such as reliability, accessibility and speed as major reasons to ...
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Does a cellphone ping cell towers even in “aeroplane” mode? [closed]

In the movies and TV shows they show that the only way for a cellphone to not be traced is to take the battery out (and optionally break it in two :-). But if this is true, then that means that even ...
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What is the easiest way to change the creation time for large amounts of files so that they are sorted alphanumerically?

I am trying to get images to display in a specific order on as many smartphones as possible without them requiring specific software, and the easiest way to do this is to change the creation times of ...
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VPN location with Smartphone [closed]

My company logs the location of where you VPN from. If I use my smartphone hotspot would the VPN be able to see if I'm at home or at the beach?
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Sharing Wired Internet over WiFi via Laptop [duplicate]

I have a wire-based Internet connection for my laptop and I have a smartphone which I want to connect to Internet. The laptop has WiFi but I don't know how I make my LAN traffic available to then ...
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How to tell if an email was sent from a smartphone

Is it possible to tell if an email was sent through a smartphone? Is there something marked in the email headers?