1. EnthalpiousKitten's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S8 running Pie and I'm wondering if there is a way to create a home screen shortcut that would with one press force stop a few messaging apps (WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram). Basically, I want to create a "peace and silence" button since a certain family member I can't block (there are reasons for not blocking, don't ask) kinda likes spamming me with triggering messages and I need to be able to instantly shut communication off as needed. It's a bit annoying having to hold down an app shortcut, click "app info" and then tap "force stop" for 3 apps every time I start getting spammed. I know there are complicated general purpose automation apps out there, but if there is some solution for this specific case that is simple to set up and does the whole home screen shortcut thing then that would be great. If there is an option that allows for rootless remapping of the Bixby button to kill the three messenger apps, that would be a sweet bonus.
    03-06-2021 03:36 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can go to your widgets and use Device Care on home screen to clear memory in background
    03-06-2021 04:31 PM
  3. EnthalpiousKitten's Avatar
    You can go to your widgets and use Device Care on home screen to clear memory in background
    That doesn't fix it. Still getting messages. On my PC I just use a .bat script that in three lines kills the the three processes for these messengers. Is there a way to have my phone automatically open the app info sections for each app and auto tap the force stop button and confirmation, all with one single shortcut tap. Kinda like a shortcut based, configurable version of what those task killers that use accessibility permissions to autotap all force stop buttons do.
    03-06-2021 04:47 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    That doesn't fix it. Still getting messages. On my PC I just use a .bat script that in three lines kills the the three processes for these messengers. Is there a way to have my phone automatically open the app info sections for each app and auto tap the force stop button and confirmation, all with one single shortcut tap. Kinda like a shortcut based, configurable version of what those task killers that use accessibility permissions to autotap all force stop buttons do.
    What about going In to recent apps and swipe away those recent apps ?
    03-06-2021 04:51 PM
  5. EnthalpiousKitten's Avatar
    What about going In to recent apps and swipe away those recent apps ?
    Do that all the time and it has no effect on the messaging apps. They persistently run in the background.
    03-06-2021 04:58 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Do that all the time and it has no effect on the messaging apps. They persistently run in the background.
    Then it's going be tough without going to info and force stop it
    03-06-2021 05:02 PM
  7. methodman89's Avatar
    Have you looked at Taskr?
    ManiacJoe likes this.
    03-06-2021 07:22 PM

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