1. jedi105's Avatar
    That when you unlock the screen (swipe to unlock) Google Play launches with some app recommendations. Today, it actually downloaded an app without my permission. I only noticed it when the icon appeared on the home screen. I have noticed this off an on for awhile now but all of a sudden, it has been more frequent. I'm on Verizon still running 4.4.4. Any ideas why and how to stop it without root?
    02-15-2015 12:04 PM
  2. HenryJacob8's Avatar
    That when you unlock the screen (swipe to unlock) Google Play launches with some app recommendations. Today, it actually downloaded an app without my permission. I only noticed it when the icon appeared on the home screen. I have noticed this off an on for awhile now but all of a sudden, it has been more frequent. I'm on Verizon still running 4.4.4. Any ideas why and how to stop it without root?
    I have noticed the same thing but do not have an answer
    02-15-2015 12:18 PM
  3. lsmachado's Avatar
    That when you unlock the screen (swipe to unlock) Google Play launches with some app recommendations. Today, it actually downloaded an app without my permission. I only noticed it when the icon appeared on the home screen. I have noticed this off an on for awhile now but all of a sudden, it has been more frequent. I'm on Verizon still running 4.4.4. Any ideas why and how to stop it without root?
    AT&T Note 4, running 4.4.4. I haven't had that happen on mine. Home screen comes up normally when I unlock the screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my bodaciously awesome Note 4!
    02-15-2015 12:27 PM
  4. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I've not had that happen on my T-Mobile Note 4 and Note Edge.
    02-15-2015 02:38 PM
  5. jwt873's Avatar
    I'm running 4.4.4 on my Note 4 with Rogers Canada. I use the fingerprint unlock. I've never seen Google play start up when I didn't want it to.
    02-15-2015 03:18 PM
  6. damule6666's Avatar
    Note 4 on Verizon. Not doing it here

    Carved in place by my Note 4.
    02-15-2015 03:28 PM
  7. goin_nil's Avatar
    I have not seen that on Verizon.
    02-15-2015 04:23 PM
  8. lterry913's Avatar
    Install airpush detector and run it even though it says you don't have to on your phone. It should show the offending app that is probably doing this. It is probably an app with some sort of pushy ads and is activated at screen unlock. Good luck and hope it works.
    02-15-2015 05:11 PM
  9. thenamesfuller's Avatar
    Nothing has happened here.
    I recommend Clean Master. If cleans your current apps, and gives you other apps that help you make the best of your phone.
    Especially if you play games a lot, it can really boost your experience.
    How this helps.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-16-2015 05:03 AM
  10. russel5150's Avatar
    Im on verizon, and the only thing ive noticed is in the last week when i unlock my screen the message "contacts has stopped working" pops up. I have t changed anything and its annoying

    Verizon Note4 w/ Tech 21 case
    02-16-2015 07:41 AM
  11. jedi105's Avatar
    I have used Air push in the past but completely forgot about it. Thanks
    I ran it and lo and behold, Crossy Road turned up to be the offending app. Sheesh. I downloaded it on Android Centrals recommendation for mindless time wasters and played it once. Uninstalled. Lets see if it happens again. Funny thin though, as soon as I posted this question, it stopped happening......cue creepy music...
    02-17-2015 07:25 AM
  12. Kjthomas0724's Avatar
    That when you unlock the screen (swipe to unlock) Google Play launches with some app recommendations. Today, it actually downloaded an app without my permission. I only noticed it when the icon appeared on the home screen. I have noticed this off an on for awhile now but all of a sudden, it has been more frequent. I'm on Verizon still running 4.4.4. Any ideas why and how to stop it without root?
    I am having the same issue

    Sent from my beautiful white NOTE 4!!
    02-17-2015 08:27 AM
  13. lterry913's Avatar
    muwahaha...are they really listening?
    02-17-2015 09:44 AM
  14. tsparks1's Avatar
    Note 4 on Verizon and I've never seen this either.
    02-17-2015 10:56 AM
  15. goin_nil's Avatar
    Well, I did notice something strange yesterday and today. When I unlocked my phone, the browser app launched to show an ad. I'm on Verizon too. Gonna have to keep an eye on it.
    02-17-2015 12:19 PM
  16. whtchdr's Avatar
    I've seen this randomly to on the Verizon Note 4. Wasn't sure what was causing it. I'm going to try the air push app to try and find out.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    02-17-2015 07:15 PM
  17. lterry913's Avatar
    I also wonder if this could be an add type browser taking over like they do when you click on an add during a search instead of on the official site...this happened to me in dolphin browser a while back and I uninstalled it for that reason. If addpush detector doesn't work look at your search and proxy settings and make sure nothing has changed. if it's an add on browser uninstall but before you uninstall back up your media, as when I uninstalled my browser last time it seemed to delete or hide my camera photos and videos.
    I did reinstall the browser after a while and had no problems at that time.
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    02-18-2015 11:42 AM
  18. jneely3434's Avatar
    That when you unlock the screen (swipe to unlock) Google Play launches with some app recommendations. Today, it actually downloaded an app without my permission. I only noticed it when the icon appeared on the home screen. I have noticed this off an on for awhile now but all of a sudden, it has been more frequent. I'm on Verizon still running 4.4.4. Any ideas why and how to stop it without root?
    05-21-2015 06:23 AM
  19. jneely3434's Avatar
    I have the LG Vista and it does the same thing to me. Have you heard a reason why or how to stop it?
    05-21-2015 06:24 AM
  20. Wayne Sanders's Avatar
    muwahaha...are they really listening?
    Last summer, my brother and I, were using Google maps to navigate . I said, wow thats a cheesy sounding voice they use. 30 seconds later, i looked at the screen, there was, low and behold, a prompt to download a different sounding voice. I actually have seen a post on here, that someone else said the exact same thing happened to them. Be aware, Google is, ALWAYS listening.
    05-21-2015 09:09 AM
  21. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Well, I did notice something strange yesterday and today. When I unlocked my phone, the browser app launched to show an ad. I'm on Verizon too. Gonna have to keep an eye on it.
    Mine will periodically open the playstore or the browser with an add. Any idea what caused that?
    05-22-2015 01:23 PM
  22. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I am having the same issue

    Sent from my beautiful white NOTE 4!!
    Mine does this or will open an internet browser with adds, and coincidentally I have crossy road on my phone too. I will uninstall and see if that fixes it.
    05-22-2015 01:26 PM

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