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elwuero

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Google Play was installed out of the box. i downloaded all apps through there.

-google contacts not syncing.
-i get no push notifications like from the Ring app, youtube or ESPN. i did tap on allow when i first opened the apps.
-is there any way to get google news to appear when i swipe left on home screen?

google photos, maps, play store, stadia all seem right.

maybe there’s a solution. i read through older threads and didn’t find one.

any help appreciated.
 
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thomascook

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I noticed that the preinstalled play store sometimes does not work properly. I had to reset device completely. Play services are part of the rom and available right after reset, I just had to download and install the play store itself.

Google Play Store 25.5.27-21 [0] [PR] 375135971 (nodpi)

43.43 MB (45,537,921 bytes)

As for notifications, you might wanna disable or delete the power save app from vivo and enable staying connected all time.
 

dab117

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Nov 15, 2014
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If you factory reset your phone, the first app to download from the vivo appstore is Gboard, which will prompt you to download Google play. I logged in to my google account afterwards and have no issues syncing to all my contacts, calendars etc

For notifications not appearing, a lot of users experience problems with the vivo provided power management app (com.vivo.pem) cause it interferes with how your apps sends notifications or frequency of push notifications to save power. You may use adb to disable it or uninstall. Hope this workaround addresses your push notification issue
 

elwuero

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i fixed the contacts and calendar (also had no calendar entries) sync issues. i went to APKMirror.com through chrome and downloaded the latest Google Play Store. I had version 24... on my phone and the latest was 26... I installed it through chrome and it installed over the existing app. I uninstalled calendar and contacts and re-installed them. calendar worked immediately on opening. but contacts didn’t. i went back to APKMirror.com and downloaded and installed Google Contacts Sync. I now have my contacts.

to get the push notifications working I went to Settings -> Applications and Permissions -> Permission management -> Permission - Background pop-ups and none of my installed apps were toggled on. since enabling them, I have received a couple of notifications with the phone in my pocket. maybe the vivo power management app is still causing problems because im not getting most notifications.

can someone point me to learn about "adb". I've seen that in a few places here and i don’t know what it is. im a long long time android user since google's first t-mobile phone but ive never had a need to tweak.

thanks for the help so far. just need to get my notifications and im pretty much all set.
 

elwuero

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so my only goal today was to install adb on my mac and "learn" how to use it and hopefully disable com.vivo.pem

installed on mac, enabled developer mode on x60, have access to device...

using: adb shell pm disable com.vivo.pem I got an error message
using: adb shell pm disable-user com.vivo.pem i got a successful prompt

when charging my phone and having the apps opened in the background (ESPN, Ring, Fast Mail) I do get push notifications. also get them while using the phone with the apps open in background. but with phone sleeping and in my pocket i get nothing. any ideas?
 

elwuero

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my issues are basically resolved. hopefully this will help others. I read in another thread to enable "mobile data always on" in the developer settings. as long as i have the apps open in the background, i now get push notifications when the phone is sleeping and in my pocket.
 

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    Google Play was installed out of the box. i downloaded all apps through there.

    -google contacts not syncing.
    -i get no push notifications like from the Ring app, youtube or ESPN. i did tap on allow when i first opened the apps.
    -is there any way to get google news to appear when i swipe left on home screen?

    google photos, maps, play store, stadia all seem right.

    maybe there’s a solution. i read through older threads and didn’t find one.

    any help appreciated.