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>= 0.9.2.0 I can see that there is a ReminderService active all the time. Why so? The ReminderService only runs when you either change data, or once a day to check reminders. Nonetheless even though it doesn't consume any battery, This service will be removed in 0.9.5.0 
>= 0.9.0.0 Custom locale doesn't seem to work  You need to just change the orientation of your screen from landscape <-> portrait. Just turn your phone for that. I'll try later to do it automatically. If you face still some problems with units, try to kill the process and restart it 
All I cannot enter a decimal separator On some phones you will need to go to the preferences of my cars, advanced settings and use the alph-numerical keyboard. 
All How can I import data? Please read main page that explains the procedure for CSV import 
All Where is my exported data? You can find the exported data in your sd card under /sdcard/mycar/mycar_data.xml. or mycar_data.csv 
All Why is the permission "read-phone-state-and-identity" required? Actually I don't use at all this permission. It's unfortunately Android that add it by itseld because I need to be compatible with Android 1,5. See some reference here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1747178/android-permissions-phone-calls-read-phone-state-and-identity 
All Why is there a need of network access permission? This is currently only used for Google Analytics. You can turn-off the analytics in the preferences. Do not hesitate also to use an alternate program to convince you no data is sent over the network when GA are off. 
All What information is sent to Google Analytics? The aim of analytics are to improve the user experience by focusing on pages used for instance. It used to be useful to know what countries were using the app. As stated already do not hesitate to turn them off if you don't want any network traffic. But don't think My Cars will use a lot. It's very small amont of data and nothing pirvate. For instance I don't send the name of car, or obvioulsy not the VIN. 
All How can I restore data from a backup? The file imported is always mycar_data.xml or mycar_data.csv. If you want to import a backup file (*.bak), you just need to rename it to mycar_data.xml for an XML file. And then import it through Menu/Admin/Import Export and then Import All 
All How can I restore data from an old phone? Please read the chapter "Restore data from an old phone to a new phone" in the howto menu 
All Why does My Car needs the camera permission? The camera permission is used to take pictures of your vehicle. Then you can assign the picture to the vehicle, and you see it in the vehicle list. Please note that it's always the user that will choose to take the picture. My Cars doesn't take pictures behind the scenes :-) In a future release My Cars will also support to take picture of receipts . Nonetheless it seems that I could avoid asking using camera persmission as anyway I launch the default camera app. Will remove this permission in next release 
All Do I need to repay My Cars PRO if I change phone? The answer is not as long as you use the same google account. This is valid for any Android application you bought. The list of apps you bought is listed here: https://play.google.com/store/account 
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