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[Q] Apps uninstalling on own?

OP flyboynm

25th April 2014, 12:38 PM   |  #11  
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Various apps. Wife hasn't been able to remember the names but the types were flashcards app (like the 3x5 cards we used in school), scientific calculator, biology and a game.

Sorry, doing the best I can with a wife that has a poor memory of app names.

You could try scanning the ALL tab under My Apps on the Play Store - that shows all the apps you've ever installed on any device registered against your Google account. That might jog her memory. If they're not listed there then maybe, as leapinlar suggested, they came from the Amazon app store and have fallen prey to the flakiness he's observed.

(Backup tools like Titanium Backup can be set to do regular app backups which could provide a useful recovery point in cases like this. Not so useful if the user can't remember what the apps were called, though...)
27th April 2014, 12:26 PM   |  #12  
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I was just wondering if they were apps she got at the Amazon app store. Sometimes those get flacky if they can't verify that the app store is installed and running.

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Maybe she downloaded apps from play store, then removed hers Google account, so all apps associated got Uninstalled.
29th April 2014, 03:50 AM   |  #13  
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If its using cm11 there was a bug where app icons would disappear from the launcher after app updates.

Apps uninstalling themselves though... Besides user error or bad judgement I can think of many possible scenarios where apps could be removed/disappear.

I wonder too if google's new app checker service improvement could remove them if it didn't like them. Perhaps even being triggered during an automatic update.

[Ah yes, there is what I was looking for: "Google Play scans apps that are uploaded for malware. If an app is later discovered to be malicious, Google can automatically remove it from the devices it’s been installed on." -> http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cracked...e-downloading/

And that is only one way it can happen.]
Last edited by sandsofmyst; 29th April 2014 at 05:33 AM.
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