- Is Force stopping an app bad?
- Does disabling an app free up space?
- What happens if you disable an app?
- Will I receive messages if I force stop WhatsApp?
- Does Force stop cause errors?
- How do I undo a force stop?
Ideally, it is recommended that you force stop an app only when it is malfunctioning—if the app keeps crashing or some of its features don’t work. Force Stopping an errant app has a good chance of resolving issues causing it to malfunction.
You may not always be able to uninstall those, but for newer Android devices, you can at least “disable” them and reclaim the storage space they’ve taken up. This feature will automatically offload your unused apps when you’re low on storage, while saving your related documents and data for future access.
When you disable an Android App , your phone automatically deletes all its data from the memory and the cache(only the original app remains in your phone memory). It also uninstalls its updates , and leaves minimum possible data on your device.
For instance, if you don’t want to get messages in WhatsApp, select the app under Settings – Apps and click on Force Stop. Now, the app will stop working and you will not receive messages in the app. But you will be able to continue to use other messaging and data dependent services.
Force stopping an app usually solves the problem if the app is misbehaving. But you might want to reconsider before you press that button. If you’re doing something important, you will likely lose your unsaved data in the app.
Tap Power off or Restart if that is an option. If needed, press and hold the Power button until your device turns on again.