I am using Samsung galaxy s4 I9505 running on android Kikat 4.4.4. I don't know whether this happens to anyone or not. If there are 5 android apps to update all the apps open automatically after update. My google play current version is 5.3.6. Please help me guys

  • That shouldn't be happening to anyone (or else, I won't use Android if that's the case). There's a similar question that says "updating Google Play Service fixed my problem". Try that? Else, there's little info to research currently... do you have an app that scans other apps when updating? – Andrew T. Apr 17 '15 at 6:03
  • Mr.Andrew I don't have any third party app that scans my apps while installing. Even now i cleared cache, data and uninstalled the updates of google play. Rebooted my phone and update my play store to 5.3.6 installed an app and it happens again. – Bunny Joel Apr 17 '15 at 6:06

I believe you have an app installed that monitors other apps. For example, an app called earn talktime does the same. These apps launch other apps (on installing and updating) for monitoring whether that app was installed through their offer or not.

Simply uninstall any app like that and the issue would be gone.

  • Thank you Siddhant Saurabh I have been looking for the answer for a long time. You answer really helped me. – Bunny Joel Aug 27 '15 at 13:22
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    If you want to find out which app is responsible run "adb logcat", look for "ActivityManager: START u0 {act=android.intent.action.MAIN ... from uid xyz on display 0". Note the uid number, then run "adb shell 'dumpsys package'" to find out what app that uid belongs to. – devconsole Apr 13 '18 at 14:01

As answered by devconsole in comments.

"If you want to find out which app is responsible run adb logcat, look for "ActivityManager: START u0 {act=android.intent.action.MAIN ... from uid xyz on display 0". Note the uid number, then run adb shell "dumpsys package" to find out what app that uid belongs to."

My case was Mr Jump game

  • I had the same problem. My kid installed this game and on Android Pie 9.0 on a Google Pixel 2 XL. Apps were launched automatically without any action on my part. Kind of annoying. I removed Mr Jump application of my Android device and the problem is now fixed. I tried to find is there was a public known issue of the game, but got nothing yet. – Nicolas Boulet-Lavoie Aug 24 '18 at 18:39
  • This is a working solution – kp91 Sep 15 '18 at 9:22

Do a cache partition wipe, as described here: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/2668187?hl=en.

  • I will try that Mr.Peter Carlos. Is there any other solutions except resetting my phone. Could you please share the information with me. Thank You – Bunny Joel Apr 17 '15 at 6:48

Its a play store bug. Uninstalling updates of Play store in settings should fix the issue.. It is drastic but app opening everytime you update it is annoying.... This fixed my issue, when whiping cache partition did not

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    Could you mention the source where you saw this bug reported? – Firelord May 26 '15 at 11:38
  • I have also tried uninstalling the updates and clearing the cache of play store i didn't worked for me. You are telling me to just uninstall updates no to clear cache. Am i wright? – Bunny Joel May 27 '15 at 11:42
  • @Firelord I just experimented and uninstalling update seemed to work for me am using oneplus one with 5.0.2 lollipop – saigen May 28 '15 at 9:57
  • @BunnyJoel I did clear cache before uninstalling updates – saigen May 28 '15 at 9:58
  • @user2975796 even I did same thing. first cleared cache, second cleared data and third uninstalled updates of play store. When I open play store it automatically gets updated when ever I update apps same error occurs. – Bunny Joel May 28 '15 at 11:41

The solution for me was to delete tv smiles uk....once that app was gone, updates didn't auto open apps. These apps that earn you money always have underlying motives.

  • OP does not mention having the app whose deletion fixed the problem for you – beeshyams Mar 23 '16 at 4:59

I had the exact same problem. After an update or the installation of a new app, it open automatically.

After a couple of days and a lot of serch and test, I figured out that a game named "Zombie Tsunami" was the cause.

Deleting all datas and uninstalling it, fixed the problem.

Maybe start by deleting some games..

Good luck. Hope that help.

  • @user261747 May be one app(you need to find out) is causing all these chaos. My problem was earn talktime app. – Bunny Joel Apr 30 '18 at 6:02

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