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What does the “Force stop” button mean?

When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded I see an application list. If I select some applications I see button "Force stop" active, but some applications have ...
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Android 4.4.4 lenovo a6000 plus. Apps Not working post encryption

I encrypted my lenovo a6000 plus (with android 4.4.4). Most of the apps (the ones which were installed by me from play store and not pre-installed) are not operating now showing the following error: * ...
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1answer
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How to prevent disabling of apps

All my searches on this topic just return results about how to disable (built-in) apps on Android, which is the opposite of what I want. I want to know how it is that some apps do not allow disabling ...
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Disable some permissions requested by an app on ANDROID [duplicate]

Some of the features I really like in iOS is that if you want to download an app that requests microphone access you can disable that permission of accessing microphone by that app (in settings) So ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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Zombie Scramble keeps returning to life!

Scramble, by Zynga (go figure), has apparently figured out how to re-enable notifications for itself without my interaction. I have turned off notifications in the application settings menu for ...
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Ram manager better than Stock ram manager?

In my Samsung Galaxy GT-i8262, it has good configuration to run all apps if and only if there is a good ram manager. Here what I am asking is that is there any app or something that makes my RAM good ...
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Installed app got replaced with the Andy Android icon and doesn't start

Backstory: I went to pick up my phone to play Clash of Clans. The icon was the Android. When I tapped on it, it said, "app not installed". I went to the app menu and it disappeared. What causes this ...
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Android - Application Manager - Disable multiple apps at once?

Let me first say I am not an Android person and new to this. I am needing to disable applications on 300+ devices. I have a list that they want disabled, now I've been just manually going in and ...
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Android 2.2: Avoid disappearing of home shortcuts to apps into SD card. Restore app list items

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy i5510. The space in internal memory was just about to finish so I decided to move some apps to the SD card. After I did it a lot of the apps moved (not all of them) ...
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Move apps automatically to SD card [closed]

I have samsung A5, android 5.0.2, not rooted. it supports moving to SD card from application manager. Every time I update an app, it is moved to storage and i have to move it to sd card again. Is ...
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Reenable Google Play Services after disable

I am developing an app that requires testing without google play services (I'm on a Samsung S3). I've turned google play services off in Application Manager and tested everything. Afterwards, I went ...
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Reenable Setting app on rooted Galaxy S 4G

I need to command my partially rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4G on KitKat 4.4.3, to simply re-enable the core app: settings.apk (a.k.a com.android.settings). After flashing a ROM, I found no settings UI ...
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How to place an link of “application manager” on the home screen?

I'm going many times daily to Application manager in Settings. (Android 4.2.2:) Settings --> More --> Application manager Is it possible to put a link of "Application Manager" on the Home screen in ...
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1answer
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Moving apps to SD: is there any difference between the function in Settings and the apps offered in the Google Play store?

I noticed several apps in the Google Play store featuring the ability to move apps to the SD card. My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 has an application manager under Settings, and this application manager ...
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1answer
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How to read data pertaining to running applications?

On the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean interface of my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have noticed there seem to be various places where an application's running state is documented. I would like to know what the ...
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What does a blue/white arrow on an app icon in app manager mean?

The icon in application manager for one of the applications had a blue and white arrow overlaid on it for a while. Approximately the same time the app's icon disappeared from the home screen (pressing ...
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How can I see what exactly an application does?

I'm a bit surprised I couldn't find this answers myself. I am a major minimalist when it comes to computers (my desktop and laptop both run strip-down Linuces) and I wanted to get rid of some of the ...
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0answers
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Is it possible to clear-default of an app using an ADB command?

Not sure if that's the place to ask this (maybe stackOverflow is better), but here we go: Background There are plenty of possible commands that you can perform by using ADB. I use many of them on my ...
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Android System Module Reads Zero Bytes

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 started wigging out on me. While I was desperately tapping a Retreat, I think I may have deleted or disabled something. Apps crash frequently since and the "Android System" ...
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Is there any way to block permissions on apps?

I read about being able to revoke permissions on CyanogenMod, but it seems the devs took that ability out. I found some app out on the market for 6$ or so, but it doesn't look like it would be worth ...
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1answer
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Is clearing app data the same as uninstalling, reinstalling app?

Hopefully, the title says it all. I know some app developers say that I should uninstall then reinstall their app if experiencing problems or updating, but I wondered if stopping the app and clearing ...
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1answer
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Why is Widgetlocker app evading my task-killer?

The Widgetlocker app (a screen lock replacement app) has a service running which I can see in my app manager (under phone settings), but NOT in my task-killer app (Advanced Task Manager). How is its ...
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1answer
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'Clock' app does not show up in Running Applications

My Nexus S comes with a default clock application where I can set an alarm. When I set an alarm then I see a little clock in my status bar. If I go to 'Manage Applications' or 'Running Services', I ...
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2answers
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27 MB + 4.2 MB = 28 MB? Where'd my space go?

After getting the "low on space" message on my Nexus One for the umpteenth time, I went to into the "manage applications" screen to uninstall applications I hadn't used recently. I waited for the ...
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1answer
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I want to password lock my “Applications” settings, but no other settings

I have an AppLock program that locks certain apps with a PIN. In order for the app to have any effectiveness, I include Settings as an App to lock. Otherwise, I could go to Settings -> ...