1. hokie_prof's Avatar
    I thought I'd post some info in case anyone else is having trouble with the media scanner running incessantly on their phone. I have the LG Intuition and I thought I was having trouble after an update. I was ready to steal my husband's upgrade to get a new phone. The media scanner got to a point where it was running nonstop for days. It was killing my battery and I couldn't access my camera while it was running. Initially, I figured out how to put a bandaid on the problem by stopping the media process. Now, I think I've figured out the real problem.

    On my phone, the issue seems to have come from a corrupt photo. I deleted out all of the photos on my phone using the factory installed gallery and the problem vanished. (The photos that had already been backed up in Picasa reappeared on my phone minutes later.) I was fairly certain that the problem on my phone was from an image because I was able to access the music and other files that was stored on my phone even while the scanner was running.

    I had to get the media scanner to stop running before I could delete out the photos. I found two ways to do this. First, I went into the settings menu and found the running apps. I found the Google process for "media" and clicked the "stop" option. I had to restart the phone and wait for the scanner to actually stop running. Sometimes, I had to restart the phone more than once. The other thing that worked was plugging the phone into a PC. I had to wait 5 or 10 minutes for the scanner to stop running, but it worked. I don't know why it worked, but that worked several times. It was actually a more reliable method than just stopping the media process in the running apps. In all honesty, it took me a long time to fix the problem, but now I love my phone again. It's running great.

    I hope this helps someone else...
    07-16-2013 08:48 AM
  2. Cindy Rosario's Avatar

    If you are having trouble with ur LG Intuition phone media scanner download the above app it works.
    Suez64 likes this.
    11-19-2013 01:46 PM
  3. mhsheppard's Avatar
    I was experiencing significant lags in my dialer and noticed my media scanner was running overtime. Rebooting didn't help. Then I deleted some recently added apps and some recently snapped photos, at which point everything returned to normal.
    12-02-2013 05:20 PM
  4. Joy Hines's Avatar
    Thank you!! I had no clue what to do.
    12-04-2013 11:14 PM
  5. hokie_prof's Avatar
    Thank you!! I had no clue what to do.
    By the way, I eventually discovered that I was only having that problem when I downloaded photos using Go SMS. After I went back to using the preinstalled text messaging app, the problem never came back. Good luck with your phone.
    12-06-2013 08:05 AM
  6. prince kings's Avatar
    The same problem happend on my samsung galaxy s2 the battery become discharged and the phne gets heat..i tried lot of options but no use finally i founded the solution..i.e; i uninstalled google play service and installed battery doctor application from google play store..now am exited the phone working more smoothly..All of the above problems cleared.
    06-17-2014 12:21 AM
  7. Dan Lo-Fat's Avatar
    ou can NOT uninstall Google Play Services for very long, the next time you go to Google Play, it will automatically be reinstalled. Perhaps the action of uninstalling it clears some file, THEN all stays well - most likely until the problem comes back.
    09-07-2014 03:44 AM

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