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    Default Apps and games restart on their own.

    Hey guys. so recently a few of my apps and games just restart on their own while im busy. one app for example is autocad 360, when i view one of drawings and then go back to see a list of drawings it will restart, so therefor the only way i can change drawings is to let keep restarting, which is a pain. as for the games just 2 examples angry birds and fruit ninja, after i have completed a level or round the games restart and i then i have to go select the next level i just unlocked. this is a real pain and need to get this sorted.
    this is what i have tried so far, i have searched for and removed all viruses. i have restarted the phone and pulled the battery.
    i have a galaxy s3 with android 4.1.2.
    any help will be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    How long have you had the phone? Sometimes if the digitizer is wet or damaged (or old or crappy) apps start on their own (the screen may be registering taps on things you're working with as taps on other icons or closed apps).

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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    One thing to try is to clear the caches on each app that's starting on its own, plus reset app preferences in Settings, Apps.

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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    i have had the phone for almost a year now. sounds bad. if it is the digitizer what can be done about it? the phone did get some water on it when it rained the one day and i got caught it in it. hope its not that. i have cleared the cache, problem is still there.
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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    It may not help, but try resetting app preferences. Settings, apps, tap the three dots, reset preferences. (It works for a few different problems but not necessarily this one.)

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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    reset app preferences, all my games that were reseting seem ok for now. autocad however is still restarting after i close a drawing.
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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    OK, that's good. Maybe it will be fine, but even if they start opening again, the phone is still usable. I have an inexpensive phone which has done that since I had it, but it doesn't open things all the time. It still works fine, otherwise.

    When you close an app and don't need it for the time being, swipe it out of "recently used" too. Maybe that would also help.

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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    the phone is usable but will be very annoying. thanks for the help.
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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinB09 View Post
    the phone is usable but will be very annoying. thanks for the help.
    Try factory reset. Be sure to backup your data before doing so and see if it fixes or improves the problem - hopefully it does.

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    Default Re: Apps and games restart on their own.

    Was thinking of a factory reset. any suggestions as to how i should back up my stuff. which is best? i have backed up via kies.

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