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    I have had a App called Quear show up on my UMX approx a week ago. I keep getting a notice from it and tap it and nothing happens and wont go away when swipped right like other notices. I keep killing app but it keeps waking up and running. I cant find info for this app anywhere. Says it was installed from settings, has access to my location phone and storage. Icon for the app is a little green andriod robot. Would it be safe to remove this app? I did not install it.
    08-18-2020 01:52 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I think you posted about this before, but then some other member hijacked your thread asking about snooping on another person's phone, so we had to close that thread. It would still be helpful if you register on this forum, though, so that you can more easily participate in discussion: Join the Android Central Community! - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    Are you able to uninstall this app, or is that option greyed out in the Settings>Apps menu? Where do you see this app -- is it in the App Drawer, or do you only see it in the Settings>Apps​ list?
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    08-18-2020 03:11 PM
  3. Eelisa Barnes's Avatar
    yes there is an uninstall button but not knowing where this app came from I did not want to uninstall causing a problem. It was not me that posted before but it was not answered and I had it pop up and cant find any info on this app anywhere. It is not on my screen anywhere other then under the Apps when I go to Apps to view all apps on my phone.
    08-18-2020 04:59 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    yes there is an uninstall button but not knowing where this app came from I did not want to uninstall causing a problem. It was not me that posted before but it was not answered and I had it pop up and cant find any info on this app anywhere. It is not on my screen anywhere other then under the Apps when I go to Apps to view all apps on my phone.
    Hi welcome!
    Can you post a screen shot of it and which phone ?
    Looks like a low end Chinese phone .
    08-18-2020 05:33 PM
  5. Eelisa Barnes's Avatar
    Quear App on my UMX phone-screenshot_20200818-153422.png I have a UMX U683CL (free government Lifeline phone)
    08-18-2020 06:33 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
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ID:	324243 I have a UMX U683CL (free government Lifeline phone)
    Thank you for screen shot , can you click on it like to that page also , looks to be a system app
    08-18-2020 06:36 PM
  7. Eelisa Barnes's Avatar
    08-18-2020 06:39 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah if it has uninstall option cant be system , you can uninstall it see what happens
    08-18-2020 06:44 PM
  9. Eelisa Barnes's Avatar
    ok thanks uninstalled it dont know how it got there. Just noticed a few days ago got a message from it but nothing happened when I clicked on it. I kept force stopping it and it was working again a few hours later. I dont use my phone much since I am on disability and home and on my computer most of the time. It was just puzzling me. Could not even find it in the App store or any info on it on the internet anywhere.
    08-18-2020 06:49 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    ok thanks uninstalled it dont know how it got there. Just noticed a few days ago got a message from it but nothing happened when I clicked on it. I kept force stopping it and it was working again a few hours later. I dont use my phone much since I am on disability and home and on my computer most of the time. It was just puzzling me. Could not even find it in the App store or any info on it on the internet anywhere.
    No problem, could be something that was pre-installed on that device
    08-18-2020 07:09 PM
  11. Eelisa Barnes's Avatar
    Dont think it was preinstalled had the phone almost a year now and just started showing up.
    08-18-2020 07:14 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Dont think it was preinstalled had the phone almost a year now and just started showing up.
    Oh ok gotcha, well let's keep a eye on it see if it comes back
    08-18-2020 07:17 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, I can't find it either. What kind of notification did you get from the app?
    08-18-2020 07:19 PM
  14. Eelisa Barnes's Avatar
    I just got a thing that said Quear 1m ago or what ever like normal messages there was no sound or anything just noticed it when I would check other messages. But when I clicked on it nothing happened why I was puzzled what it was. Then I could not even find anything out about it online.
    08-18-2020 09:50 PM

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