1. Floridadomer's Avatar
    Just got my phone today and activated it. It appears that every single app I have ever purchased is automatically downloading. I HAVE NEVER HAD A PHONE DO THIS. I thought I had fixed it by stopping the downloads in the market. I uninstalled some of the downloaded apps and they started redownloading agin.
    Can someone tell me what is doing this? There are TONS of apps that are downloading that I don't want downloaded to my phone.
    07-10-2012 02:56 PM
  2. Sparhawk2k's Avatar
    It seems like it was more than that. It was every single app I had associated with my account. Because I got a ton of free apps as well.

    It was nice in some ways because I didn't have to scroll through my list of installed apps to figure out what I needed to download again. But it was also kinda crazy watching my phone download 500 megs of apps all at once.
    07-10-2012 02:57 PM
  3. Floridadomer's Avatar
    So is there anyway to stop it?
    07-10-2012 03:02 PM
  4. Bob61's Avatar
    Nice way to introduce people to a limited shared data plan, eh? Automatically download apps that people don't really want or need any more. Guess lesson learned is clean-up your phone before you activate new phone - especially if you are on a limited plan.
    07-10-2012 03:04 PM
  5. droidXclone's Avatar
    I had intended to manually go back through my apps and selectively re-download the ones that I wanted, because I had accumulated a lot of junk that I didn't use. But when I activated mine last night it did the same thing. So I guess I'll take some time to go through and uninstall the stuff I didn't want. I'm sure there was some backup setting I missed....

    I have unlimited still, so no biggie.... but I feel for you if you don't. Mine was about 0.5 GB in an hour or so...
    07-10-2012 03:04 PM
  6. mikesmith's Avatar

    Mine didn't do this. It only listed the apps I've downloaded since I first started using Android, even the ones I uninstalled. I had to manually download them.

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    07-10-2012 03:07 PM
  7. Floridadomer's Avatar
    I am on my home wireless so the data part shouldn't be a problem but still, there is going to be a lot of apps to uninstall. The last thing I want to do on a new phone is start cluttering it with apps. Just doesn't seem like a very way to start off with a CLEAN phone.
    07-10-2012 03:07 PM
  8. Graphixx30's Avatar
    Mine did this as well, but it only downloaded the apps that I had installed on my Galaxy Nexus phone. It also downloaded and set the wallpaper that I had on my GNex phone as and restored all of my WiFi settings/passwords as well.

    Personally, I liked that the phone did this automatically ... saved me the trouble.
    07-10-2012 03:10 PM
  9. Ultrapale's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me,wasn't thrilled but it was pretty easy to uninstall them. Also would have liked to start clean, but I couldn't find a way to stop them. Would be nice to know how just in case.
    07-10-2012 03:11 PM
  10. BostonBeats88's Avatar
    I found this to be a huge pain in the arse as well!

    Any idea how to turn off the feature that automatically adds shortcuts to your home screen?
    07-10-2012 04:42 PM
  11. richardfoc's Avatar
    Did you guys use Backup Assistant Plus during the initial setup of your phone? If so I suspect that is what is triggering the mass download. I skipped this step and didn't have anything download automatically. Of course I had to then download what I wanted myself but I prefer downloading manually to deleting manually.
    07-10-2012 04:46 PM
  12. Graphixx30's Avatar
    Any idea how to turn off the feature that automatically adds shortcuts to your home screen?
    There is an option in the Play store to disable that.
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    07-10-2012 04:46 PM