1. melillobm's Avatar
    This is my first post and I just got a Galaxy S5 with a Galaxy Gear 2 Neo so first of all, hello everyone!

    I've been troubleshooting this like crazy and it's driving me nuts. The phone app keeps opening all by itself. I have the galaxy gear 2 hooked up to it through bluetooth all the time and I don't know if that is the culprit, the phone has a software issue, or it is a hardware issue.

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

    Any help is appreciated!
    04-14-2014 05:46 PM
  2. DoyouFanBoyBro's Avatar
    Actually you know what's odd. My samsung App Store app keeps opening in its own
    04-14-2014 05:48 PM
  3. melillobm's Avatar
    Oh wow! Any ideas what could be causing it?
    04-14-2014 06:18 PM
  4. BasPilot's Avatar
    I don't have that phone, but I do have a Note 3, had a Note II and a GSIII... One of the common problems I had was while texting the phone would open. IF that is what IS happening to you, then try turning off the gesture that when you're texting you put the phone to your ear and auto dial. It never seemed to work fine for me and was always opening when I didn't want it to or calling folks. Give that a look.
    Steve Fox3 likes this.
    04-14-2014 07:16 PM
  5. C7Vette's Avatar
    I am having the same exact problem and I found this thread doing a Google search. I also have an S5 AND Galaxy gear 2 watch. It only started to happen after I connected the watch. I'll be doing something on my phone and then the dialer app just opens up on its own. It's very very annoying. I switched to the S5 after having iPhones from the very first Gen. Figured I would try something new and I like the customizability but there's too much lag. The iPhone just worked.

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    04-20-2014 10:06 PM
  6. U4icLab's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Once I disabled/toggled the smart relay setting in Gear Manager, under notifications, it stopped. Maybe just a coincidence?

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    04-20-2014 11:33 PM
  7. C7Vette's Avatar
    I toggled it, hopefully that works.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-21-2014 08:44 AM
  8. C7Vette's Avatar
    It was still happening, I had to turn off that feature in Galaxy gear manager to fix the problem.

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    04-21-2014 11:20 PM
  9. jmatteis's Avatar
    So, I turned off the smart relay, lets see if that works. I have had this issue since day one, but now that I think about it, at one point, I did a reset of my phone and it reset that toggle, and I don't think it was doing it, but started again a couple of days ago, after I turned it on again? Hopefully Samsung fixes this, or Android, or whoever, because the function would be nice to use, but I am soooooo annoyed at that app popping up all the time.
    Aaron Brooks1 and Steve Fox3 like this.
    04-28-2014 02:51 PM
  10. themoonowl's Avatar
    I have a note 3 and I've only had it for about a month nd a half or so and since last night my s finder keeps opening on its own. I have tried turning it off, taking out he battery and letting it sit, but none of that is working. it is so bat that I can't even text without s finder popping up every 15 seconds.
    06-17-2014 11:26 AM
  11. Ann Buege's Avatar
    im having the same issue with the s finder! help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    07-03-2014 10:42 PM
  12. cmotown1's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue with my note 3. I would stream Pandora through bluetooth and then out of no where apps start popping up on my screen. Hopefully its an issue that can be fixed soon.
    07-13-2014 03:14 PM
  13. brookiebear143's Avatar
    Did you ever get the S Finder thing resolved? Mine just started doing it today, and it is driving me absolutely insane..
    08-18-2014 05:00 PM
  14. shelbyville2005's Avatar
    Mine started today. It is acting and sounding like I am touching buttons, but I am not. I can do anything because it just keeps happening.
    08-18-2014 08:27 PM
  15. Liana M Scott's Avatar
    Not sure if this ever got addressed. For me, it's the Google Play Music app that opens on its own.
    11-03-2014 02:12 PM
  16. Cynthia Bonini's Avatar
    I have the same issue, Liana. Just the GS5, no other associated devices and always Google Play Music, which, by the way, I never use! This is a fairly recent (past couple of weeks) phenomenon. I've had this phone since May. Samsung? Google? You listening??
    11-07-2014 11:58 AM
  17. troshs's Avatar
    Me and my boyfriend both have the issue of Google Play Music opening up in the background. It doesn't show in recent apps and the only way we know it's running is if I go in to clear all running apps and it's there! I know I'm not opening it on accident. He has the Note 4 and I have the S5.

    Boom! From My S5
    11-07-2014 12:10 PM
  18. sierra_6602's Avatar
    Not sure if this ever got addressed. For me, it's the Google Play Music app that opens on its own.
    I've been seeing the same issue lately. But it just recently started.
    11-16-2014 09:02 AM
  19. Paulina Santana's Avatar
    Hi, did you ever figure out a fix for this problem you are having? I am having the same issue.

    Thanks in advance.
    12-02-2014 05:07 PM
  20. Gaynor Starks's Avatar
    Actually you know what's odd. My samsung App Store app keeps opening in its own
    12-15-2014 02:37 AM
  21. CriticalOne03's Avatar
    This is my first time to post here. I have the same issue
    Does anyone know how to fix it?
    02-03-2015 08:41 AM
  22. Ivica Klasta's Avatar
    i have problem with my phone he is not just opening he is writing some strange sms with letters and numbers i have lg g2 help pls
    08-31-2015 03:00 PM
  23. Goshanka90's Avatar
    i have problem with my phone he is not just opening he is writing some strange sms with letters and numbers i have lg g2 help pls
    Yes same problem here,so I can't do anything. Maybe u got screen broken?and sensors stopped working?
    01-29-2016 10:51 AM
  24. Piggiepie54's Avatar
    Internet Explorer keeps opening on its own. I never even use it but it constantly opens up in the middle of whatever else I'm doing. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note3. I don't even have an icon for it that might be accidentally getting bumped. Most of the time it opens to a Shoprite page which isn't even a place I shop or have ever looked up. I just checked & there were 22 open tabs when I closed them all out earlier today when I noticed them.
    02-23-2016 01:15 PM
  25. Bryce Carpenter's Avatar
    Mine does something quite similar. I'll close everything before bed, or just when I'm done I general, come back to it after a few + hours and I had bejewelled open as well as godville. I only have like 5 games and a couple apps. It's not exactly a phone breaking experience, but I've always been leery about any technological device that open third party software / games that has no direct correlation to the OS in question.
    05-10-2017 06:12 PM

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