1. axe147's Avatar
    I have little locked padlocks on my Android 10 Firefox & WhatsApp apps which prevents me from properly closing them. How do I remedy this please?
    Attached Thumbnails How to unlock the little padlock on minimised apps?-screenshot_20211230-065136-2.jpg  
    01-08-2022 12:59 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Tap my circle in your screen shot then choose open , this allows the app to be locked from clearing in ram How to unlock the little padlock on minimised apps?-screenshot_20220108-012517.jpg
    J Dubbs, BerryBubbles and B. Diddy like this.
    01-08-2022 01:27 AM
  3. axe147's Avatar
    Thanks but it didn't work, that just allows me to split the screen.😭
    Attached Thumbnails How to unlock the little padlock on minimised apps?-screenshot_20220108-111035.jpg  
    01-08-2022 04:13 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks but it didn't work, that just allows me to split the screen.
    Which device you have ?
    01-08-2022 11:44 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Tapping the lock icon itself doesn't do anything? What about long-pressing it?
    01-08-2022 12:32 PM
  6. axe147's Avatar
    Nothing at all.
    01-08-2022 11:32 PM
  7. axe147's Avatar
    Packard Bell Daytona G12
    01-08-2022 11:33 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Packard Bell Daytona G12
    Not familiar with that device but try go settings >application menu see if anything lock or unlock apps
    01-08-2022 11:39 PM
  9. axe147's Avatar
    Just spent nearly 30 Min going through my apps & notifications, privacy & security settings, but cannot for the life of me find anything that could help.
    01-09-2022 12:03 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Just spent nearly 30 Min going through my apps & notifications, privacy & security settings, but cannot for the life of me find anything that could help.
    I tried to get familiar with your device online and couldn't find that setting
    01-09-2022 12:06 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What version of Android is it running? You can find out by going to ​Settings>About Phone.

    Also, when you tap the app icon to bring up the menu that says App Info and Split Screen, what happens if you tap the lock icon then?
    01-09-2022 01:11 AM
  12. axe147's Avatar
    Apps & notifications is 1 settings section, privacy is another as is security.
    01-09-2022 01:52 AM
  13. axe147's Avatar
    Running Android 10 & nothing happens when I tap the lock after I bring up the menu for app info & split screen.
    01-09-2022 01:56 AM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It looks like each app's window has a 3-dot menu button at the upper right -- what happens if you tap that?
    01-09-2022 03:49 AM
  15. axe147's Avatar
    App settings & the like.
    01-10-2022 11:47 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is there anything in the system settings about "cleaning RAM"? I wonder if there's some setting (or app) that aggressively kills apps in the background, which might have an option to keep certain apps from being killed.
    01-15-2022 01:08 PM
  17. Tony and Audrey Whiteley's Avatar
    Just in case this hasn't been solved yet: The cure (on my moto) took me half-an-hour to figure-out, but it's really simple . . . . To unlock the padlock just swipe down
    Tony
    J Dubbs likes this.
    05-13-2022 04:11 AM

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