1. RJDG14's Avatar
    I was playing around with disabling apps for pure curiosity over what would happen if I disabled built in apps. I've now found by disabling Google Search, Voice Search, Keyboard and Face Recognition that I cannot get into my Moto G any way. It works - my data is on it - but there is no way for me to get past the authentication screen, and the launcher won't work. Is there any way for me to re-enable these disabled apps externally, or at the very least back up my data? I urgently need help on this... Please answer as soon as possible.
    10-19-2014 12:36 PM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Try to reset the phone. These are Motorola instructions to do that.

    10-19-2014 12:45 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Just a thought. Try calling yourself (phone, Viber, Skype, whatever you have) . Maybe you could have a chance of going to the settings answering.
    10-19-2014 12:58 PM
  4. RJDG14's Avatar
    Except that I can only make emergency calls when locked out. In the end, I chose to reinstall Android, since most of my apps were backed up and I didn't have many photos. But do you know a way from which I can refrain from the temptation to disable the keyboard in the future? Why have Google considered the prevention for disabling the keyboard, since without it, there's a strong risk of being locked out of the system?
    10-20-2014 02:58 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Well, I meant calling yourself from another phone of course. Glad you've got your phone back, and factory reset was the most likely fix. A pity though.

    For keyboard. Install a third party one (SwiftKey is my favorite). You're going to like it and it'll be a way to prevent being without one.

    It seems you don't like (or use) google search. Don't disable it again.

    If you don't want the persistent bar use a launcher as Nova and hide it. Having an extra launcher will avoid future disasters.
    10-20-2014 05:30 PM

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