My son is consistently disabling Funamo
My son has a Galaxy Note tablet N5110 - protected by Funamo.
Recently, there were no new entries in his history, so I checked his tablet - the Funamo was off. I turned it on.
The next day - no history again. Checked his tablet again - Funamo off again. Changed password and turned it back on.
Third day - same story: Funamo off.
It seems he has found a way to consistently disable Funamo - he won't tell me how he does it.
Please fix - and NOT just delete this post, as you did the previous time.
I have the same problem with the funamo (Moto G4 plus), which makes the software pretty useless. No history, no control, nothing...
And that's by the way, where I'm already trying to make peace with not functioning feature of the "safe mode protection" - which was for me the main reason to look into funamo at the first place...
It is very hard to tell what your kid did given the limited information. But in general, here are things that you can check:
- Check if there are apps such as task manager, task killer, memory optimizer, memory cleaner, etc. Some of these apps can be used to kill other apps including Funamo.
- Make sure you activate Funamo as device administrator and enable Protect device admin option in Funamo. These options used to be enabled by default. But in later version, we have to disable them by default because of Google policies. So please make sure that you enable them.
- Some device models (particularly devices from Asian vendors such as Huawei, Asus, Xiaomi, ZTE etc) have separate settings for app auto-restart. If Funamo is not enabled for it, it will not automatically restart after the device reboots. See this answer for an example: https://www.allanswered.com/post/591/a-when-phone-is-powered-off-and-then-powered-on-again-funamo-is-turned-off-how-d/#595
Hi Michal, Hi Dennis,
since there is no detailed info about the setup of your devices, I just would like you to check the adb setting in developer options. It is a strong recommendation by funamo to disable adb. Another recommendation from me: If TouchWiz Launcher gets blocked, just replace it by e.g. NovaLauncher or another one. They can be downloaded from PlayStore and nearly every 3rdparty launcher is much more configurable than the bling-bling-tons_of_resources_consuming TouchWiz stuff.
Good luck, kind regards and keep the community updated. Tnx in advance!
If you have a good idea of when your son is disabling Funamo you could install TeamViewer on the tablet, hide the icon from being displayed in the notifications bar, then watch through TeamViewer to see what he is doing to disable Funamo.
I found a solution for now.
I took my son's tablet away. I told him he will get it back as soon as either Funamo fixes the issue, or I find another way of monitoring and protecting his device.
If the latter happens first (I'm actively looking), I will ask Funamo for refund.