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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pinkfrog876, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. pinkfrog876

    pinkfrog876 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So far I've disabled these:

    Amazon Kindle
    Apps
    Backup Assistant Plus (both of them)
    Blockbuster
    Books
    Facebook for HTC Sense
    Flickr
    Footprints (what is this even...?)
    Friend Stream (all three, incl. widget)
    Google+
    Hot Pursuit
    Let's Golf
    Mail
    MailWidget
    Mobile Hostpot
    Mobile IM (both)
    News
    News Widget
    NFL Mobile
    Peep (what is this??)
    Picasa Web Albums
    Slacker
    Stocks (all 3 incl widget)
    Talk
    TalkBack (what is this?)
    Trends widget
    Twitter widget
    V Cast Music
    Verizon Video
    VideoSurf
    VZ Navigator
    Watch
    Watch Widget

    Not sure what else I can safely disable. Any others?
     



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  3. pinkfrog876

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  4. Smokey Joe

    Smokey Joe Well-Known Member

    How do you disable apps?
     
  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User


    You'll need ICS on your phone.

    Settings, Apps, All ... choose an app.
    Most times you'll have uninstall the app's updates before you can disable it.

    Harry
     
  6. MYKEL61

    MYKEL61 Well-Known Member

    Do they stay disabled or do they turn back on as they did before ICS?
     
  7. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    if you are on ICS you can easily disable them in the apps menu by selecting the app

    im not sure if the rezound has received the OTA yet, and if it hasnt and you are still on GB, you need to be rooted and install titanium backup, and just freeze the apps, or uninstall them, but it is a safer bet to freeze them
     
  8. Bhelios

    Bhelios Well-Known Member

    They stay disabled. To see the list of what is disabled on your phone:
    Settings > Apps > All > scroll to the very bottom of the list and you'll see the "dead pile"
     
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  9. MYKEL61

    MYKEL61 Well-Known Member

    Awesome!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!
     
  10. IRuninCircles

    IRuninCircles Member

    Stupid question alert.... What are the pros for disabling these apps? Not trying to be a smarta$$ just not as phone savvy as you all seem to be, I've been working on disabling the ones listed. Thanks!
     
  11. AnfieldRiot

    AnfieldRiot Newbie

    They aren't running on your phone anymore, not even in the background. Disabling them will help with your phone freeing up space and energy. I saved a little extra memory and battery life thanks to giving some app's the shut down. It's also a freeing experience to give Verizon's bloatware the heave-ho :)
     
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  12. Cotton123

    Cotton123 Member

    Lol I wondered the same about Pep and footprints so I asked htc. Footprints is a photo journal basically that can be shared or get you stalked. Peep is a replacement type app to use for twitter. Talkback is a feature for the visually impaired if I am not mistaken. Theres actually an update in the sore for it lol. not needed for most people unless its a google app they call a system app. All things facebook can go.
     
  13. Does it hurt to disable apps?
     
  14. acejavelin

    acejavelin Android Expert

    Yes, but it only hurts Verizon. :)

    Honestly, generally speaking no, it doesn't hurt anything but there are some apps if you disable them the phone will not function properly and may fail to boot at all and you will have to factory default to get it back. If you stick to the supplied "safe" lists you should be OK. It can actually speed up your phone and increase battery life somewhat.
     
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  15. That's ok with me. Thanks for the info.
     

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