Quite a few factors could make Android apps uninstall themselves and to fix that, you must consider rooting your phone. Moreover, you could convert user apps to system apps, reboot your phone and so on. Spare some time to take a look at this article to put an end to the issue.
What are the symptoms of apps getting uninstalled automatically 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 getting deleted automatically 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.
Step 5: In some device, the Autoplay dialog will appear, tap “Always do this for this device“ and close it.
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.
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.
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.
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
Step 6: Reboot your phone by restarting your phone.
In summary, this article includes symptoms and some helpful solutions to the some question like: “why does my phone uninstall apps by itself”, hope that everyone will be successful with these methods.
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