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Phone acting haunted in the night

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gregegreen, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Gregegreen

    Gregegreen Lurker
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    Last night I was woken up by my phone randomly launching Spotify and skipping forwards and backwards on a playlist. I went to unlock it and I was locked out for 7 minutes. This got me worried about viruses/hackers. I've changed my unlock pin just in case but I'm really curious as to how this has happened. Should I assume malware and fo a factory reset or wait and see if it happens again?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    first off, there is no viruses on android. and hacking is much more complicated then you think.....so it is not that. and malware usually only steals valuable info that is on your phone. there is no reason for malware to lock up a phone like that.

    its probably just a software glitch. if you feel unsure still, then a factory reset might help prevent another glitch to happen. also if you want to feel extra safe, change all of your passwords and setup two step verification where applicable.
     
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  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Does your device have a headphone jack, and if so, does it happen only when it is being used?

    What is your Assistant app set to be?
     
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  4. walkwalk

    walkwalk Newbie

    No it doesn't have a head phone jack. Only blue tooth.
     
  5. walkwalk

    walkwalk Newbie

    Well thank you very much for that. No no I to think it's a software glitch. I'm not really concerned with anyone ease dropping or hacking with device. And I've factory reset it before. It's, well let me read your question again
     
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  6. walkwalk

    walkwalk Newbie

    Oh and your not talking to me stupid would appear. Sorry
     
  7. walkwalk

    walkwalk Newbie

    See! I never typed stupid. I've got to proof read everything. I literally change words instead of being able to make the phone predict what my next word should be
     
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Yes, I learned rather quickly that predictive text never saved me any time because I always had to go back and fix every single thing that I was typing.

    Not kidding at all, my typing skill on Android was greatly increased by simply finding some simple, excellent keyboards that either do not have predictive text, or that allow it to be turned off.

    I will post you some links to my favorite keyboards.

    But first, what app is set as the Assistant app on your Android?
     
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  9. walkwalk

    walkwalk Newbie

    Assistant app? I'm not sure
     
  10. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Press and hold the center navigation button and see what happens.
     

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