Solved! Text popup issue

Metrosaur

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There's a text preview popup on my mom's phone. I disabled pop ups in the text app but they still pop up anyway. For some reason the pop-ups include ads so I'm assuming it's third party but I can't find an app in the phone. She uses the LG stylo 4.
 
It could be a bad app, a virus, malware, etc. The only way to tell for sure would be to search the phone, going through all apps, then have the phone checked for viruses and then for malware. All of which can take a while. Or you have the option to back up all personal data to a google account, computer, etc. Files, contacts, music, etc. Just not apps. And then do a "Hard Reset" on the phone which will wipe anything and everything on the device and then return it to its original state when it was purchased. You can then put all the info back on the phone and redownload and install any apps.

Should you choose the option to "Hard Reset", the instructions are as follows...

NOTE: Doing this will clear 'all' the data on your phone, so it is suggested you not choose this option unless you have to, or aren't worried about losing anything on the phone.

Be sure you back up any data you want to keep, to a computer or cloud account, before doing the reset.


To "Hard Reset" the phone...

1. Make sure that the phone is actually powered off.

2. Remove your SD card, if there is one in the device.

3. Press the "Power" and the "Volume Up" buttons, together, until you see the start-up logo on the screen.

4. Once you can see the logo, release the buttons and allow the device to enter the "System Recovery Mode".

5. Next use "Volume Down" button to get to the "wipe data/factory reset" option When in recovery mode the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" buttons are how to can navigate and highlight what option you need.

6. Once you have selected the "wipe data/factory reset", press the "Power" button to select that option.

7. On the following screen, repeatedly press the "Volume Down" button until the "Yes - delete all user data" option is what is selected.

8. Then press the "Power" button to hard reset the phone.

9. If you took your SD card out in step 2, when the device is up and running again, reinsert the SD card.
 
It could be a bad app, a virus, malware, etc. The only way to tell for sure would be to search the phone, going through all apps, then have the phone checked for viruses and then for malware. All of which can take a while. Or you have the option to back up all personal data to a google account, computer, etc. Files, contacts, music, etc. Just not apps. And then do a "Hard Reset" on the phone which will wipe anything and everything on the device and then return it to its original state when it was purchased. You can then put all the info back on the phone and redownload and install any apps.

Should you choose the option to "Hard Reset", the instructions are as follows...

NOTE: Doing this will clear 'all' the data on your phone, so it is suggested you not choose this option unless you have to, or aren't worried about losing anything on the phone.

Be sure you back up any data you want to keep, to a computer or cloud account, before doing the reset.


To "Hard Reset" the phone...

1. Make sure that the phone is actually powered off.

2. Remove your SD card, if there is one in the device.

3. Press the "Power" and the "Volume Up" buttons, together, until you see the start-up logo on the screen.

4. Once you can see the logo, release the buttons and allow the device to enter the "System Recovery Mode".

5. Next use "Volume Down" button to get to the "wipe data/factory reset" option When in recovery mode the "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" buttons are how to can navigate and highlight what option you need.

6. Once you have selected the "wipe data/factory reset", press the "Power" button to select that option.

7. On the following screen, repeatedly press the "Volume Down" button until the "Yes - delete all user data" option is what is selected.

8. Then press the "Power" button to hard reset the phone.

9. If you took your SD card out in step 2, when the device is up and running again, reinsert the SD card.
 
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