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Cannot disable Google Play services

I can not disable my Google Play services because my old Samsung J7 (SM-J700H) phone does not let me disable the administrator privileges of Google Play services. I am trying to do this because my ...
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Can't turn on Bluetooth after force-stopping Bluetooth system app on OnePlus

I forced stop my OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite's Bluetooth system (`com.android.bluetooth.oplus.overlay). I can't turn on my Bluetooth button now.
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How to avoid auto launch force stopped application in Android 13

I am using Moto G72 which comes with Android 12. I was happy with Android 12. I am using the Greenify application to force stop unwanted applications. Whenever we click the icons of the unwanted ...
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Why do Google Play Services keep stopping?

I have a Xiaomi Pocophone F1 and I am running MIUI stock 12.0.3 without root but I keep getting Google Play Services keep stopping although I wiped the cache and data of all Google apps and I even did ...
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Is there any way to prevent an app from restarting after force stopping it in the settings

I've tried to force stop Whatsapp but after some time it restarted. This is so disgusting and apparently out of control. What can be done to prevent it from restarting.
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Cannot keep slack app disabled

I have a galaxy 20 ultra and I have repeatedly force-stopped the slack app, but it keep restarting on its own. I believe this is happening to some other apps, but I can't recall the others at the ...
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How to monitor log app wise usage report RAM CPU Battery and stop RAM resident apps from starting at boot

How to monitor log app wise usage report RAM CPU Battery and stop RAM resident apps from starting at boot Many time my Android 5.0 & 6.0 mobile become slow while working i checked it In process ...
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How to kill an app in LineageOS 18 (Android 11) by holding the back button

How can I kill an app by holding the back button in Lineage OS 18? One of the first things I've always done when installing a new Android was to enable developer options, then scroll down to the very ...
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How to automatically force stop a user-specified application after every reboot

One of my phones is a Samsung Galaxy Edge S7. One of the apps, Samsung Pay, is uninstallable bloatware. The problem is that when Samsung Pay is running it takes up the bottom edge of the home screen ...
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How does a soft reset of a smartphone with Android really work?

Does it only trigger some kind of "shutdown -h now"? Or are there any hardware mechanisms involved? I want to know, what happens, if I shutdown the smartphone such as you can do with holding the "...
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Apps are crashing endlessly even after a factory reset, preventing me from doing anything

Some apps are crashing endlessly, and I can't do anything because they just keep giving me the same errors. I've even done a wipe-out/factory reset, but the problem still persists. This problem was ...
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Force stopping bloatware apps on android phone

I don't use Facebook and don't intend to. Can I force stop on android phone (LG Stylo 4) without destabilizing anything else? I have installed WhatsApp which I know is owned by Facebook but which I ...
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A non-existing app keeps crashing

I've removed an app long ago, but when I unlock the phone a message appears which says: "the app" has stopped I had changed its location from internal to external before I remove it. Also I have ...
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If an application halts, I would like push notification, no pop-up

Each time an application halts, a pop-up appears, whose OK button is grayed out for one second. It blocks the screen. This can be really annoying. If there is no possibility to get rid of that popup, ...
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Does "clear data" of a running app also "force stop"?

In settings, if you go to an app and click "clear data" does that also cause the "force stop" function to be activated? I'm thinking that when you clear the data of an app, the app is basically ...
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Unable to use Many Famous apps due to "Unfortunately ... Has Stopped" error

I am unable to use any Famous Apps like - Gmail, Whatsapp, PayTM, Calendar, Antivirus apps, ram cleaner and many more apps Except few apps such as android chrome. As soon as I am opening these apps ...
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How to undo forced stop app in Android

how do I undo a forced stop for google play services. I tried rebooting but it did not clear the forced stop.
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Is force stopping an app equivalent to uninstalling it, as far as increasing the performance of a phone is concerned?

Suppose I force stop an app and it stays that way for long. Will this boost the performance of my phone in the same way as uninstalling the app would?
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How do I force quit an app while it is on the foreground?

I have a malfunctioning security app. It's benign, but it has enabled its proactive security mode when I removed it from the device administrators. This is good, and what that means is that it put the ...
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How can I force-stop all user applications that are running?

I found that first of all System>Apps>Running is not helpful always and secondly I we stop the services, it may star again if corresponding application is running. The correct way to stop application ...
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Difference between killing an app by clearing it from Recent Apps menu and “Force Stop”

What is the difference between these two methods when killing apps in Android? Clearing an app from the Recent Apps menu by swiping it to the right or left. Settings → App → Running → ...
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Stock Android app manager requires app to be Force Stopped even though it is not running

When I go into the stock Android KitKat stock app manager, many apps indicate that they require being Force Stopped before they can be moved to external storage, whereas other apps do not. This would ...
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How to Force Stop multiple apps at once?

My HTC One X+ with Android 4.2.2 suffers a lag pretty often and I don't like that. Sometimes I cannot even unlock the phone because screen doesn't come up. I noticed that when I force stops all other ...
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Difference between force stop and kill process

I used to use greenify on my rooted Xperia U. The XDA page of Greenify states the difference between the task killer and greenify. Here is what the developer posted. Unlike any "XXX Task Killer&...
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Error: An application has been forced to stop for an unauthorized attempt to access system in your device.

I am getting the following error message every now and then. As far as I notice, it only happens if my phone has internet connection mostly on Wifi. an application has been forced to stop for an ...
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force stopping of a preloaded app on kyocera rise

Can i press force stop on preloaded app on device by pressing on force stop? Would it free internal memory by doing so? i realize that the preloaded device apps cannot b uninstalled however If i ...
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