Disable Applications on Android


  1. sixty4

    sixty4 Active Member

    Is there any way to disable any application on the android without uninstalling them from the phone?

    Or like a windows task manager prevent them from starting up on restart?

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  2. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

    I found a few apps on AppBrain that supposedly prevent apps from starting. I've not used any of them, therefore I can't speak to there effectiveness.
    startup monitor

    I've read where people renamed the apps apk file to something other than apk (.bak for instance) to prevent the app from running. I believe you can only do this if you're running a rooted phone though.
  3. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

    Though I've not used them in this capacity, Titanium Backup can "freeze" applications while the phone is running and AutoStarts can prevent apps from starting.

    Autostarts - Android app on AppBrain
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Startup Auditor is another choice. I think these apps don't keep then from running as much as they close them after popping open. Have you tried going into settings (settings/ applications/ manage applications) to force stop the apps?
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