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  1. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    This phone is basically the most perfect phone I've ever used, but there is one real quirk/bug that I don't quite understand. When I unlock my phone with the fingerprint sensor a random app will be open. It happens about half the time I unlock it, and it isn't a huge deal, but it's a little bothersome to unlock the phone (which I absolutely love coming from the swipe mechanism) and see some random app open.
    08-30-2015 04:52 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    So it's not the last app you were using, right? When it opens to that app, what happens when you press the Back button--does it back out to the homescreen, or does it back out into yet another app? Sometimes, if the launcher app (i.e., TouchWiz) is having a glitch, it might not be the first thing to come up.
    08-30-2015 05:41 PM
  3. ccpopham's Avatar
    Test this: before locking the phone close all the open apps and see if it still dies it. Also I had an app located down at the bottom of my home screen near my home button and I would bump it sometimes when doing finger print and it would open that app. I have also accidentally opened my camera by pressing the camera button when scanning.

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    08-30-2015 06:13 PM
  4. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    So it's not the last app you were using, right? When it opens to that app, what happens when you press the Back button--does it back out to the homescreen, or does it back out into yet another app? Sometimes, if the launcher app (i.e., TouchWiz) is having a glitch, it might not be the first thing to come up.
    No its random apps that I have open in the background and when I click the back button it goes back to the homescreen. I'm running nova, but I'm sure that's not keeping TouchWiz glitches at bay.
    08-30-2015 06:31 PM
  5. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Test this: before locking the phone close all the open apps and see if it still dies it. Also I had an app located down at the bottom of my home screen near my home button and I would bump it sometimes when doing finger print and it would open that app. I have also accidentally opened my camera by pressing the camera button when scanning.

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    I'll try that. The camera just opened when I came to check my phone, but that's easily excusable. I would say I could be accidentally pressing the multitasking/recent apps button, but I don't think so.
    08-30-2015 06:32 PM
  6. nyc_rock's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. I'm convinced I am inadvertantly launching an app in the motion of shutting down the phone. It's usually my calendar that's open when I unlock the phone but there have been other apps as well.

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    08-30-2015 06:54 PM
  7. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Test this: before locking the phone close all the open apps and see if it still dies it. Also I had an app located down at the bottom of my home screen near my home button and I would bump it sometimes when doing finger print and it would open that app. I have also accidentally opened my camera by pressing the camera button when scanning.

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    Okay, so I did what you told me to and it STILL happened. This time it opened up the gallery. I'm wondering if I'm pressing my apps when it unlocks, but I don't think so.
    08-30-2015 07:42 PM
  8. tmp3150's Avatar
    This phone is basically the most perfect phone I've ever used, but there is one real quirk/bug that I don't quite understand. When I unlock my phone with the fingerprint sensor a random app will be open. It happens about half the time I unlock it, and it isn't a huge deal, but it's a little bothersome to unlock the phone (which I absolutely love coming from the swipe mechanism) and see some random app open.
    Wow, this happened to me. I thought it was me doing something wrong.

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    08-30-2015 07:52 PM
  9. Lightshield's Avatar
    This has happened to me several times too. Usually it's the app that is in the bottom right-hand corner on my homescreen (not the dock) but a few times it's been apps that I have buried in folders. Very odd.
    08-31-2015 02:34 PM
  10. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    This has happened to me several times too. Usually it's the app that is in the bottom right-hand corner on my homescreen (not the dock) but a few times it's been apps that I have buried in folders. Very odd.
    Can I ask which launcher you're using? The best buy Samsung guy said it could be that I'm using Nova, but I don't know.
    08-31-2015 02:58 PM
  11. npwinder's Avatar
    Is it possible they're apps that have notifications on the lock screen and you're hitting the notification before or while swiping?
    08-31-2015 03:28 PM
  12. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Is it possible they're apps that have notifications on the lock screen and you're hitting the notification before or while swiping?
    Not at all. It just happened right now and it was my Bible app that wasn't open at all or had any notifications. It's a curious thing.
    08-31-2015 03:48 PM
  13. Lightshield's Avatar
    Not at all. It just happened right now and it was my Bible app that wasn't open at all or had any notifications. It's a curious thing.
    Yep, I'm using Nova too.
    08-31-2015 08:51 PM
  14. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Yep, I'm using Nova too.
    Hmm, I'm wondering if that's the culprit.
    08-31-2015 09:03 PM
  15. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    I'm having the same thing happen to me. I've noticed it happen a few times and a few hours ago I unlocked it and my google search bar was open, but I know I wasn't using it when I locked my phone.

    I noticed that you're (AlexMarie15) the same person who had the Spotify song changing issue as well, I can't help but wonder if it's something connected to this app opening issue, something registering as being pressed on the screen as the phone is being locked. Maybe I'm wrong, just a weird coincidence.
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    08-31-2015 09:34 PM
  16. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    I'm having the same thing happen to me. I've noticed it happen a few times and a few hours ago I unlocked it and my google search bar was open, but I know I wasn't using it when I locked my phone.

    I noticed that you're (AlexMarie15) the same person who had the Spotify song changing issue as well, I can't help but wonder if it's something connected to this app opening issue, something registering as being pressed on the screen as the phone is being locked. Maybe I'm wrong, just a weird coincidence.
    I'm not sure, even though when I just unlocked it spotify popped open, lol. Are you using Nova as well or Touchwiz or some other launcher? It's so sporadic like the spotify thing that it's not a huge deal, but just a little annoying.
    08-31-2015 09:37 PM
  17. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    I'm not sure, even though when I just unlocked it spotify popped open, lol. Are you using Nova as well or Touchwiz or some other launcher? It's so sporadic like the spotify thing that it's not a huge deal, but just a little annoying.
    Lol that's funny. I'm using Touchwiz. And yes, I agree, it's annoying and then I get all paranoid that my phone is messed up!

    EDIT: And, like the Spotify thing, the apps being open only happens randomly.
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    08-31-2015 09:41 PM
  18. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Lol that's funny. I'm using Touchwiz. And yes, I agree, it's annoying and then I get all paranoid that my phone is messed up!

    EDIT: And, like the Spotify thing, the apps being open only happens randomly.
    Hmm, I'm just happy that it isn't the launcher's fault because I love Nova. The Samsung guy told me to bring it back if it keeps happening because we both did a cache partition wipe separately, but it's still happening. I wonder why we're having the same issues that others aren't, lol.
    08-31-2015 09:50 PM
  19. mysterygirl's Avatar
    This happens to me as well. It also happened on my Galaxy S6. I'm using Nova. Minor issue, but slightly annoying.

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    08-31-2015 10:04 PM
  20. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    Hmm, I'm just happy that it isn't the launcher's fault because I love Nova. The Samsung guy told me to bring it back if it keeps happening because we both did a cache partition wipe separately, but it's still happening. I wonder why we're having the same issues that others aren't, lol.
    Well that definitely makes me feel better that someone else is having similar issues, it could just be a bug that needs to be fixed in an update, at least I'm hoping that's all it is!
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    08-31-2015 10:05 PM
  21. cerktman's Avatar
    This phone is basically the most perfect phone I've ever used, but there is one real quirk/bug that I don't quite understand. When I unlock my phone with the fingerprint sensor a random app will be open. It happens about half the time I unlock it, and it isn't a huge deal, but it's a little bothersome to unlock the phone (which I absolutely love coming from the swipe mechanism) and see some random app open.
    Having the same issue. Came across the problem within first day of having the phone. Happens with stock TW launcher, using Google Launcher and Nova for me.

    Has anyone noticed if it is only when using the fingerprint unlock or does it occur if that isn't used? I haven't had opportunity to test yet.
    09-01-2015 05:35 AM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Also remember the bezel is very small on this phone it can be very easy to touch an app with part of your finger when holding the phone.
    09-01-2015 06:09 AM
  23. AlexMarie15's Avatar
    Also remember the bezel is very small on this phone it can be very easy to touch an app with part of your finger when holding the phone.
    The only thing is it happens as soon as the phone unlocks and my finger is still on the sensor and I'm doing it one handed so there is no possible way I'm touching anything but that fingerprint reader and the apps are so sporadically different and completely far away from me being able to accidentally hit them. I do think it's only apps I have on my homescreen when I think about it. But something is off. It's not a huge deal, just a little annoying.
    09-01-2015 06:28 AM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The only thing is it happens as soon as the phone unlocks and my finger is still on the sensor and I'm doing it one handed so there is no possible way I'm touching anything but that fingerprint reader and the apps are so sporadically different and completely far away from me being able to accidentally hit them. I do think it's only apps I have on my homescreen when I think about it. But something is off. It's not a huge deal, just a little annoying.
    Only apps I have accidentally opened are the ones in the dock at the bottom of the phone.
    09-01-2015 06:38 AM
  25. PinkLipstick's Avatar
    I was just about to post about this. Its been happening to me for the past two days and its only been the Play Store app that keeps opening. I am using TW. Not sure why this started all of a sudden but its pretty freaking annoying!
    09-01-2015 07:28 AM
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