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  1. muggii's Avatar
    Hi

    Can anyone please help me?
    I have deactivated the YouTube app many times, but it keeps activating itself every time.
    I'm using Huawei P20, I have tried every thing but it keeps activate itself time after time
    01-24-2020 11:43 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the Market Help forum to the Huawei P20 forum for more specific traffic.

    Do you mean that you're going to Settings>Apps​, selecting YouTube, then tapping Disable?
    01-24-2020 11:56 AM
  3. muggii's Avatar
    I'm sorry I posted it the wrong place =) and for my bad English .
    But yes, exactly.
    And it keeps enabling itself every time. I can't understand why or how?
    01-24-2020 11:59 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you rebooting your phone frequently, or is there an option to automatically reboot the phone overnight?
    01-24-2020 12:05 PM
  5. muggii's Avatar
    I don't reboot the phone frequently or automatically over night, it just enable itself.
    I disabled it yesterday evening and today also.
    Should I reboot the phone frequently?
    01-24-2020 12:15 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, rebooting frequently isn't necessary. Is the Play Store app set to automatically update apps? If so, try turning that off and updating apps manually. A disabled app shouldn't be able to update, but maybe there's something different with Huawei's firmware that allows it -- so when it updates automatically, it gets reenabled.
    01-24-2020 12:28 PM
  7. muggii's Avatar
    Actually I have turned off all the automatically update. It's really annoying.
    01-24-2020 12:30 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, weird. Let me call in some reinforcements: @frederickdawg, does this happen on your P30 as well?
    01-24-2020 12:35 PM
  9. muggii's Avatar
    Thank you so much
    01-24-2020 12:36 PM
  10. frederickdawg's Avatar
    It appears that the YouTube app is a preinstalled system app that one can only "uninstall updates"to and cannot truly uninstall it. Similar to Facebook and Chrome and Google quick search .

    If you truly want to uninstall YouTube, you will have to use the adb command prompt and shell to remove com.google.android.youtube .

    Deactivate youtube app-screenshot_20200124_124340_com.android.vending.jpgDeactivate youtube app-screenshot_20200124_124606_com.csdroid.pkg.jpg
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    01-24-2020 12:49 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Right, but on most devices, if you can Disable a preinstalled app, it should stay Disabled until/unless you re-enable it yourself -- it shouldn't re-enable on its own. Can you try disabling your YouTube app and seeing if it gets re-enabled on its own?
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    01-24-2020 12:51 PM
  12. muggii's Avatar
    So it's only possible to disable the for a little while until it enable itself again?
    01-24-2020 12:52 PM
  13. frederickdawg's Avatar
    One thing you could try, if you already haven't is go to Apps, then YouTube and check select "disable" . I don't think this will however work long term.Deactivate youtube app-screenshot_20200124_125104_com.android.settings.jpg
    01-24-2020 12:52 PM
  14. muggii's Avatar
    I have already disabled the app many times as it is in the picture, but somehow it enable itself
    01-24-2020 12:53 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you try disabling some other preinstalled app and see if it re-enables automatically?
    01-24-2020 01:00 PM
  16. muggii's Avatar
    I have disabled all the huawei apps and some others, but youtube is the only one that keeps enabling itself?
    01-24-2020 01:04 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try uninstalling the update to YouTube and then disable.
    01-24-2020 01:16 PM
  18. frederickdawg's Avatar
    Right, but on most devices, if you can Disable a preinstalled app, it should stay Disabled until/unless you re-enable it yourself -- it shouldn't re-enable on its own. Can you try disabling your YouTube app and seeing if it gets re-enabled on its own?
    Yes, you're right. So OP should try this approach first before the nuclear one .

    Edit just read his response after this. I'll try and see what happens.
    01-24-2020 01:16 PM
  19. muggii's Avatar
    I have also deleted the update to it before I disable it. But somehow nothing works.
    It's like it living its own life
    01-24-2020 01:18 PM
  20. frederickdawg's Avatar
    I have also deleted the update to it before I disable it. But somehow nothing works.
    It's like it living its own life
    Strange. I just disabled mine and also uninstalled updates. Rebooted and it's still disabled. , So much so that the icon is gone also.
    01-24-2020 01:20 PM
  21. muggii's Avatar
    It doesn't make sense
    01-24-2020 01:21 PM
  22. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What if you also use it in Safe Mode for a while -- does it re-enable even in Safe Mode? https://www.getdroidtips.com/huawei-p20-into-safe-mode/
    01-24-2020 01:27 PM
  23. muggii's Avatar
    I have actually never used the safe mode before.
    01-24-2020 01:32 PM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    First time for everything!
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    01-24-2020 02:29 PM
  25. frederickdawg's Avatar
    It doesn't make sense
    Question. You mentioned youtube re-enables all the time after it being disabled. My question is, what symptoms do you get when it re-enables?
    01-24-2020 03:12 PM
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