1. ocdhelp's Avatar
    When I go to Apps & notifications, see all apps, show system, Android System, App notifications, under the Display over other apps section, there are a bunch of apps showing up which I don't have installed anymore. This is really bugging me. If anyone can help me remove them without putting yourself into too much trouble I would appreciate it.
    07-14-2020 03:31 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone, and which apps? Are you sure these aren't preinstalled apps that perhaps you only uninstalled updates for?

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    07-14-2020 03:33 PM
  3. ocdhelp's Avatar
    Sorry for re-posting, I just created an account.
    When I go to Settings > Apps & notifications > see all (X) apps > (hamburger menu) Show system > Android System > App notifications > under the "Display over other apps" section, there are a bunch of apps showing up which I don't have installed anymore. The only solution besides resetting my phone (yes I am a bit OCD, so I might) that I came up with is to reset the "Settings Storage" apps.
    Here are the screenshots as I am not sure if this text box allows pictures.
    http://prnt.sc/thtnba and https://prnt.sc/thtp4j
    and this is what happens when I click on one of the uninstalled apps: https://prnt.sc/thtr15
    Phone - Moto G4 Plus running android 8.1.0
    Thank you!
    07-14-2020 04:14 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged.
    07-14-2020 04:22 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sorry for re-posting, I just created an account.
    When I go to Settings > Apps & notifications > see all (X) apps > (hamburger menu) Show system > Android System > App notifications > under the "Display over other apps" section, there are a bunch of apps showing up which I don't have installed anymore. The only solution besides resetting my phone (yes I am a bit OCD, so I might) that I came up with is to reset the "Settings Storage" apps.
    Here are the screenshots as I am not sure if this text box allows pictures.
    http://prnt.sc/thtnba and https://prnt.sc/thtp4j
    and this is what happens when I click on one of the uninstalled apps: https://prnt.sc/thtr15
    Phone - Moto G4 Plus running android 8.1.0
    Thank you!
    If those apps are uninstalled they can't do anything , don't like or trust apps like clean master also.
    07-14-2020 07:06 PM
  6. ocdhelp's Avatar
    I know that the apps can not do anything anymore, but the list of uninstalled apps in this section of "Display over other apps" just bugs me a lot. I am a bit OCD... But nothing for anyone to worry about and break their head to find a solution. I'll be fine. :")
    And what is this whole privacy issue with clean master? Do these apps even help?
    Thanks to all.
    07-15-2020 02:46 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did you ever have any of those apps installed? If so, were they installed by you directly, or did they get installed alongside some other app you installed, or were they preinstalled?

    Cheetah (the makers of CleanMaster) and DU are bad actors, and are notorious for doing shady things on your phone (like sneaking ads in everywhere and installing various useless "features") as well as having very questionable data-handling practices. There's a possibility that some component of those apps are still installed, and might be harder to remove. Go to Settings>Security>Device Administrators​ -- is anything listed there?
    07-15-2020 06:50 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I know that the apps can not do anything anymore, but the list of uninstalled apps in this section of "Display over other apps" just bugs me a lot. I am a bit OCD... But nothing for anyone to worry about and break their head to find a solution. I'll be fine. :")
    And what is this whole privacy issue with clean master? Do these apps even help?
    Thanks to all.
    I dint use or a fan of those type of apps, McAfee, look out,clean master etc..
    07-15-2020 07:34 PM
  9. ocdhelp's Avatar
    Yes, all the apps that are unchecked in the screenshot are apps that I once had installed directly by me, and they are now uninstalled by me.
    Everything listed under Device Administrators (called "Device admin apps" on my phone) are all good.
    Thank you.
    07-16-2020 03:24 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Have you reboot your phone?
    07-16-2020 03:25 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    See what happens if you clear the cache partition: https://support.motorola.com/us/en/solution/ms111301. If that doesn't help, then a factory reset might be the next step -- and make sure you don't automatically restore a backup, in case that reinstalls the same culprit apps.
    07-16-2020 06:06 PM

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