All Data is lost after waking phone up..Settings?


I have bought a new used Fairphone 3 last year after mine was broken, I had to flash the stock firmware under different circumstances.

Now since that(so, since one year…) I have the issue that always when I’m in an app or the browser and I have entered some text or actions and I will leave the phone still for 30 seconds and the screen gets black and went into sleep mode, after I wake it up by fingerprint or code, every data I have entered is lost or the web page where I have scrolled down loads again and is at the top.

Yesterday I was so damn nerved, that I wanted to smash the phone against the wall…:face_with_peeking_eye:

Is there maybe a setting which would switch this bad feature off?

And why is this switched on by default, I never had this issue withe the FP3 I had before, my wife also not.

Please help…

You can change that to a longer time in the settings, if it helps to perhaps mitigate this a bit.

I’ve seen such behaviour when the phone is running low on resources.

If you didn’t already reboot the phone for troubleshooting, do it now.
Do you have a lot of Apps open at the same time?


Are you using Battery saving mode by any chance? This can cause pages to reload, I learned recently.


To precise: it might be dark mode which is enabled automatically with battery saver.

Here the explenation in a FP4 topic


Thanks for the many replies, but sorry it doesn’t helps with the problem, a longer screen time is not a solution for me, cause when you use a page and will put the phone away for a time I will open the page and the form with my data has to be there, but in my case it would be empty, and also some apps begin at the start…

I have not switched on battery saving mode,
have now also already switched of dark mode,
have switched of intelligent battery,
nothing works???

maybe a switch in the admin area, which I have switched…

Maybe if you can list the apps where this happens, we might find something they have in common.

In view of this useful info from AnotherElk, @picrard make sure to dismiss apps that you’re no longer needing (and that don’t have unsaved data :wink: ). Are you in the habit of leaving apps “open” in the background, rather than dismissing them?


You might wanna check the phones average memory consumption and/or if an app is consuming excessive amounts of memory for some reason. If free memory is low, Android will close/suspend apps to prevent crashes.

Settings > System > Developer Options > Memory


Did you reboot the phone?

As it’s not the normal behaviour of the phone, in the end you can always do a factory reset or even reinstall the OS from scratch to get rid of something like this.
Unless it’s a hardware problem, but for the moment this seems unlikely.

Hardware … which reminds me … perhaps use the opportunity to reseat the SIM card or check with a different one if possible. SIM cards can deteriorate over time and can cause the most surprising trouble you would never attribute to them.


Yes maybe I will get back to e/os or another google free system, I’m also annoyed of this google advertising…
but this also anoys me…maybe just one day off for backup data, install os , back install data…

I have now tested so many systems but nothing is 100%
also tested Ubuntu and /e/…
does someone have any other recommendation?

Have a look at oslist

Why do you not like e/OS?

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No, I liked it, but my first Fairphone 3 was dead last year and so also my e/OS was lost and after I got a new one I firstly tried again Ubuntu touch but moved then after some problems with WhatsApp and banking software back to the stock OS but the stock is so damn slow, sometimes I’m waiting many seconds open an app… that’s very funny when shooting a photo quickly…

So will watch the list, but maybe it will be e/ again, the only thing wich is a mess is that im using a kodi remote called Yatse and I have bought it once on the google store and still needs connection to it, the fake google microG don’t work …

No, sorry, have told you wrong, I have used iodé os…
that was great, have used /e once but had a little bit problems with it…