I have had success for moths in disabling the YouTube application (amongst other few GAPPs). However all of a sudden, the YouTube app (together with this one News app) See to auto enable themselves. Anyone know why this is happening, please. I lasted upgraded to Pie 9.0 and do not know if this had an influence. Yes the issue on hand never occurred until recently (couple of weeks the 9.0 upgrade). Its a Nokia 5

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P.S: We now use a separate device for them. One that should only connects to WI-FI on-damand (such as when there is a app to be added). Using this tool app to look up and download any such apps. Once done, the device is barred from the WiFi router and the Play Store app (which is still needed to handle the downloading and installing of apps in the background) gets disabled until needed again. Otherwise installing and running laucher-based parental control apps such as Kids Place can be very helpful for devices shared between parents and kids. 

Otherwise the foregoing turned out to be the explanation behind the mysterious seeming YouTube app issue. Though often with great trouble therewith, I ocassionally look up and download certain hopeful games for my sons off the Android Play Store. Some of which games will (to my dismay) feature elements that advertise other game applications by the developer. While I often labour to discourage both sons to steer clear from clicking such app-ad buttons, my 5 year old have yet to get this. When these buttons are clicked, a redirect to the pertinent Play Store app page occurs - where featured screenshots about the app as well as video demo are normally hosted. When such demo videos are for example clicked, one would be prompted to choose if they would like to enable YouTube (if previously disabled), play through it or play through browser. 

Ideally therefore, uninstalling the YouTube app would be best but this is often not provisioned for and therefore requires root privileges.

  1. Yes Android does have its limitations and this is the main reason why we now offer some relavant services at https://android.likeChrist.co (and ultimately wish to undertake, as a sub-project of the likeChrist Ministries, a dedicated Christian friendly Android fork edition
  2. And yes I honestly would rather that we choose weather to have ads about other apps the developer offers. Or the place any such under their exclusive "parent section" for kids games. But of cause not everyone have regard to the Godly upbringing mandate. This is because a promising app does not always suggest that all apps by the developer are Christian sympathetic. These trickeries are otherwise one of the reasons why http://games.likechrist.co/ was considered.
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