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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by jeff99, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. jeff99

    jeff99 Newbie
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    Hi. Apps that used to run just fine randomly, and frequently, just stop. I suspect the issue has something to do with memory.

    For examples, I start Google music, then switch to Google maps and start a navigation. At some point, usually at a moment I click something, Play stops running. I finish setting up navigation, then switch back to Play. Play reloads from scratch, then I restart it. But then maps stops running, etc.

    The same thing happens when I try to project slides in class, chrome will stop running. Next I reopen chrome to get what it needs, and then PowerPoint closes. When I switch back to PowerPoint, it reloads and starts the presentation from the first slide again.

    I purposely purchased a phone which advertised as multi tasking. It even has a dual window feature (nice!). It did not start doing this until about a week ago.

    I have an LG Stylo 2 Plus. Android v7. Any help solving this?
     


  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    That does sound like processes are being killed, and one possibility is indeed because the OS thinks it needs the RAM. But if it just started that raises an obvious question: what has changed?

    Have you had a system update? What apps did you install or update shortly before this started? Have you changed anything in the developer options, changed any power saving settings, installed or used any sort of "system tuner"?
     
  3. jeff99

    jeff99 Newbie
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    It started when some apps updated. But I don't remember which ones (they're all always updating). I did uninstall Outlook (I think) around the same time, I can't remember exactly when that was. Not having outlook, which I don't like, is causing other problems with my gmail app which was getting one of my accounts from an outlook something or other which is why i needed outlook.

    I also installed This is Not A Game, but that was installed after this started. I'm probably going to let that go anyway. So I'll uninstall it now.

     
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Don't keep activities must be unchecked in developer settings
     
  5. jeff99

    jeff99 Newbie
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    It is.
     

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  6. ThePhizzle

    ThePhizzle Well-Known Member

    Try to make sure all background apks are closed by going in to recent apps and close all.
    Now,Try starting the two apks you wish to run together.
     
  7. jeff99

    jeff99 Newbie
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    OK, I'll do that on my way to work this morning and report back later.
     
  8. jeff99

    jeff99 Newbie
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    I close all apps except for Google Play and Google Maps, but the problem kept occurring. If I toggle back and forth between the two several times, I could get it to work for a little while. But then after a few minutes, Google Play would stop playing. Then I would have to flip back to Google Play, and restart podcast. Then flip back to Google Maps, and it would start over from fresh, recalculating my route. Any more suggestions? This is making the cell phone unusable.
     
  9. jeff99

    jeff99 Newbie
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    The problem does not happen with Audible. A bunch of apps (maybe including Audible, but I'm not sure) updated and this problem started. But Audible doesn't seem to cause the problem. It's the apps. Their top-notch programmers wrote apps which are hogging memory and making my phone unusable.
     
  10. ThePhizzle

    ThePhizzle Well-Known Member

    Is the play store automatic updating apks in the background, you can check in the play store apk and go to my apk and it will show a list of apks that are automatically updating themselves.
    At the top of the page should have a option-stop which stops all the apps from updating, then go into the play store options and change update on wifi only to do not automatically update;you can update each apk individually when you enter it.
    The constant updating apks from the play store on my stylo 2 kept kicking me out of my favorite game because of the high processing.
     
  11. jeff99

    jeff99 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    What is "play store apk"? I have a Google Play (and several other app stores, like Amazon, that insist on installing themselves on my system with each new app I want to use).

    I do recall setting app updates to wifi only. Which eliminates that as a cause, since the issue occurs often -- particularly in my car -- when I'm not on wifi.
     
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