Android Apps Uninstall Themselves. Why & How to Fix?

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You may have a bad experience with your phone as some Android apps uninstall themselves mysteriously from your device. Just one click you can find that so many people are in this situation just like you, don’t be so worried about this problem. In this article, I will show you the reasons as well as solutions and how to prevent apps from deleting themselves.

What are the symptoms of apps automatically deleting themselves?

The most common symptom is that you can’t find shortcuts of these apps in the interface of the phone, it already disappears even you don’t intend to delete them.

Or worse, the app shortcut still displays on your screen but you can’t use it. For example, messages notifications still show but when you tap it, the device says “Unfortunately, Messages has stopped”. 

Why do apps keep disappearing from your phone even you reinstall them many times?

Here are some main reasons:

  • The application is installed on the external SD card
  • You’ve installed or reached untrusted programs that harm your phone.
  • You were hacked. Check your Google account, any logins from unknown devices that may confirm you have been hacked, or maybe someone just doing it from there without rooting you.

These reasons above cause loss of applications. So be careful in what you are accessing or downloading.

How to stop apps from uninstalling on Android?

1. Root Android phone

Rooting Android phone enables you to add new apps and remove unnecessary programs in your Android phone. In this article, I’ll use root tools named “Root Genius“.

Step 1: Download Root Genius on your PC.

Step 2: Enable USB debugging on your phone. You go to Settings> Developer options -> turn on USB debugging.

Step 3: Connect your Android phone to PC via USB data line.

Step 4: Open Root Genius, and select Run in Security Warning dialog to start the app.

Select “Run” in Security Warning dialog

Step 5: In some device, the Autoplay dialog will appear, tap Always do this for this device and close it.

Select “Always do this for this device” in AutoPlay dialog

If this dialog doesn’t show up on your phone, then skip this step.

Step 6: Wait a few minutes for the completion of the connecting process. 

Note: Click “Yes if the User Account Control window appears during this step. Moreover, if the driver of your Android phone hasn’t been installed in your computer, the following Windows Security dialog box will appear, and you can tap Install to continue.

Choose Install in Windows Security

Step 7: When the connecting process of two devices finishes, tap Root it to root your phone. Wait for a while for this process to complete.

Your device is rooted successfully

With these steps, your phone will be rooted successfully and you can install any apps without fear of losing it again.

2. Convert user app into system app:

System apps cannot be changed even when you delete it. So if you want to convert user app to system app, you just need to move the app APK files to system/app manually. 

Convert user app to system app

3. Reboot your phone

For those whose phone is rooted but still lose apps, you should reboot it. To do so, you need to unroot your phone first.

Step 1: Turn on USB debugging and connect your phone with your PC.

Step 2: Open Root Genius to display the dialog “security warning“. Click Run.

Step 3: Waiting for the connection process to complete.

Step 4: Tap Unroot and wait until the process completes

Tap “Unroot”

Step 6: Reboot your phone by restarting your phone.

In summary, this article includes symptoms and some helpful solutions to the automatical uninstallation of the app, hope that everyone will be successful with these methods. 

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