This may need to be posted in a completely different part of the total forum. If so, just move it. When you "Force Stop" an app: 1-the app is still available for access and use..correct? It's just suspended? 2-The app is not running in the background...correct? 3-If you have the box checked for "show notifications"...you will be alerted that updates are available? 4-If you force stop an app...when you restart the phone, will it remain as forced stopped? 5-When force stopped, the app will not be consuming RAM memory space..correct? 6-If you have an app that you do not use, i.e. daily weekly, and want to access it faster than having to re-install it, and update it, is it feasible to just force stop it and when you click on the shortcut, it will run fine and need to be re-force stopped? Or, is it really best to uninstall the app and simply find it, re-install it and run it? If there are any things that you know about the forced stop state that I, or others, may not be aware of or should know, please include that info. Thanks for the help and replies.