Two apps re-enable themselves daily

AlexopusAlexopus Level 1
edited October 2020 in ZenFone 7 Series
  1. Model Name: ZenFone 7 Pro
  2. Firmware Version:
  3. Rooted or not: no
  4. Frequency of Occurrence: ~daily
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app): Google Chrome 85.0.4183.101, Google News

On my phone I have several apps disabled - Android Auto, Assistant, Calculator, Digital Wellbeing, Google, Google Pay, YouTube, YouTube Music. I disabled them and they stay disabled. However there are two apps that I am disabling, but they keep re-enabling themselves every day - Google Chrome and Google News.

Help me to keep those apps disabled. Even better would be the possibility to uninstall them completely.

Thanks for your help and support!


  • Update it before deactivating it and do not accept it back to the factory version at the time of deactivation. Then turn off automatic Play Store updates and disable WebView or use a Chrome-based browser.

    It is not a problem with ASUS. If it's not a new issue, it's a new Google policy.

    Find other users complaining by searching for it on Google.

  • Thanks. Yes indeed, I agree it is not an issue with ASUS.

    What has helped me is to enable background battery restriction and disable the apps. Then they stay disabled, for now at least.

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