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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-17-2014
My Device: blackberry z10
My Carrier: idea

force close all apps

hello i have blackberry z10

when i tap on any app icon it opens for a sec and closes itself

when i connect the device to laptop the blackberry link says cannnot communicate with device its the 3rd time happened and i lost all my data 

i have official bb10 software and havent installed any leaks on my device

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Posts: 54,935
Registered: ‎11-28-2008
My Device: Z10/Z30/Q10 (, Playbook (
My Carrier: TMobile USA

Re: force close all apps

Hi and Welcome to the Community!

Anytime random strange behavior or sluggishness shows up, the first thing to try is a proper reboot:

  • Pre-BB10 Devices ONLY. With power ON, remove the back cover and pull out the battery. Wait about a minute then replace the battery and cover. Power up and wait patiently through the long reboot -- ~5 minutes.
  • BB10 Devices. Hold the top button down until the counter reaches zero. Wait for the device to be fully shut down (e.g., nothing at all displayed on the screen, no LED lights, etc.). Hold the top button until the red LED is lit. Wait through the full boot-up process. If this fails, you can attempt the battery-pull method above, but it is normally NOT recommended unless nothing else works.

See if things have returned to good operation. Like all computing devices, BB's suffer from memory leaks and such...with a hard reboot being the best cure.

Good luck!

Occam's Razor nearly always applies when troubleshooting technology issues!

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