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    I'm completely new to Android and tablets but I have recently acquired (free gift) an Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 3 (8) tablet running Android 5.1.1. I have two main uses for it, running a radio station app (PlanetRock) so I can connect the headphone socket to my car stereo line in and keeping track of my expenses when driving through Europe.

    The language is set for English (UK) but as soon as I get into France and am connected to a French network, the default language changes to French. This doesn't affect the radio station app but I also use Excel for the expenses and that also changes to French. If I change the language back to English (UK) in Settings, Excel remains in French. How can I lock the language so it doesn't change when I move to a different country?

    Second problem is that I can have Excel open and enter my data as I need to but as I also have the radio station app open, I need to show that. When I want to enter data in Excel, I touch the bottom right square to show open apps, touch Excel and it opens but it doesn't open as I last left it, it seems to re-open from scratch with data previously entered missing. Does this mean it is not running but open or something like that? It seems to be saving multiple copies of the file but none have the up to date data, they seem to be copies of the original file that I uploaded.

    Is it possible to have two 'live' apps running at once so I can switch between the two or do I just revert to my previous method of writing expenses on a scrap of paper and updating the Excel spreadsheet later?
    01-30-2018 05:40 AM
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    I can answer SOME of your questions. I'm not really sure on the language thing, sorry.

    As for Excel and not maintaining the open sheet. This is a memory (RAM) issue. That device only has 1 GB of RAM. That button you push is the "recent apps" button, not the "running apps" button. What's happening is the OS is killing the Excel process to remove it from RAM to make room for another process (likely the radio stream).

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    01-30-2018 06:32 AM

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