I have a Samsung Galaxy 3, around a year old. Recently it started spontaneously rebooting all the time (like every ten minutes). I looked on line for possible explanations, and found sites telling me to delete unnecessary apps that could cause it.
So I looked at what apps I'm running, found lots of things that I didn't know what they are, and turned some of them off. And now - no surprise - things don't work right. Symptoms:
When I try to send messages, it (messages) sometimes (not always) immediately shuts down and I can't send them. Sometimes (not always) I can't read them (beyond the first line that shows in the message list).
I no longer have phone call logs - old logs are gone, new ones not created.
I keep getting messages saying Touch Wiz Home is not working. What is Touch Wiz Home? It is on my list of "all apps" but not in the Running list, nor in the Turned Off list. Same for TouchWiz easy home. What is the difference between them?
Almost ever time I get a call, it rings maybe once and then I get a message saying I missed the call. (This may have been happening before as well - I don't get many calls, so I'm not sure.)
I assume I turned off things that I shouldn't have, but I don't know which things. I don't know how to take screen shots on the phone and post them here, but here's a list of things that are turned off:
Drive (google drive)
Dual Clock (digital)
Google Backup Transport
Google Calendar Sync
Google Contacts Sync
Google Play Games
Google Text-to-speech Engine
LogsProvider (that sounded likely, I just turned it back on)
Market Feedback Agent
Multimedia UI Service Layer
Samsung Print Service Plugin
Samsung Push Service
Story Album Widget
Weather (that's accuweather, which I thought I'd uninstalled - though it shows 0 bytes, so maybe it's just an icon?)
Can anyone tell me what else I should turn back on to solve these problems? it looks like logs might work again now that I turned it on. I now have the logs predating when I started turning things off, though not those from the past week. Progress, maybe?
p.s. In the interim I put in a different battery, and I don't think I'm having the spontaneous reboot problem any more.