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Moto Z Force screen locks up/shuts off all the time
MELHIL57
Member

Why does my Moto Z Force keep shutting itself off and/or the screen freezes and I have to do a soft reset?

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

MELHIL57, we want you to have a working phone. Let's get this fixed. When did this start? Does the phone shut down during an application, action, or at random?

 

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MELHIL57
Member

This happens at random.

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MELHIL57
Member

It started about a month or so ago.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Thank you for clarifying. Is the phone heating up while in use? Can you attempt using it in Safe Mode to see if it freezes again?

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MELHIL57
Member

Sometimes it heats up while in use but not always.  I don't want to use it in Safe Mode I will lose all my stuff.  Is there an alternative?  How can I use in Safe mode without losing my stuff?  my Verizon cloud is full already.

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juand_vzw
Verizon Employee

I appreciate the details. I can reassure you that safe mode will not remove any of your phone's content. This will stop all third party applications to tell us if an application is causing your device to freezes up. Please refer to the following link on how to place your phone is safe mode Restart in Safe Mode - Moto Z Droid Edition / Force | Verizon Wireless

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GMONEYGROSS
Member

These answers from Verizon are ridiculous.  The issue with "the phone freezing, then shutting off randomly", has been happening with this phone all over the place, many users, since September.  I've verified that the issue is with the phone update, not other apps.  The issue happens very randomly, and not necessarily every day. Yet, Verizon is expecting us to "run our phone in Safe mode"?.  Seriously?  You want me to run my phone in safe mode ALL DAY, and EVERY DAY, in order to pinpoint the issue?  Sorry Version.  You need to fix this.

Re: Moto Z Force screen locks up/shuts off all the time
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

GMONEYGROSS,

We are fans of running apps on our devices all day long too. We can relate to how you feel being without them, when in Safe Mode. Since phones are computers, and apps are made for a variety of different makes/models, apps can cause devices to misbehave. Safe Mode helps determine if the concern is with the device itself or something installed  the device which is not compatible. Any software or app update can change the behavior of a device. Especially if what is installed in your device ins't compatible. I hope this provides clarity, as to why Safe Mode is a vital step. What happened when you placed your device into Safe Mode?

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MELHIL57
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I have tried safe mode and it still happens.  I refuse to keep my phone in safe mode 24/7 as I cannot do anything but text or call.  I also feel its ridiculous to expect this.  People I know have soooo many apps on their phones and their phone doesn't do what mine does.  My husband and friends all have this phone and all complain of this issue.  So I'm not buying that it's just an app causing it.

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