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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Lesley Horner, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Lesley Horner

    Lesley Horner Lurker
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    I keep uninstalling apps and after time they install themselves again even though I have selected not to update automatically. It drives me nuts
     

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    You can only disable system apps with out rooting
     
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    As Danny mentioned if you go into Settings > Apps then choose the specific app that is annoying you, you can uninstall updates, disable, and block notifications.

    This should fix any issues with the bloatware that are bothering you. Otherwise removing it in its entirety requires root.
     
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    I have already done this over and over and in the play store I have set it to not automatically update/install but nothing stops them from coming back.
     
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    These are apps that came pre-installed on the phone, or something else? Just want to know whether we are dealing with bloatware or malware (I've never heard of bloat undoing a disable - if the carrier or manufacturer in their wisdom decided that you couldn't live without an app they generally just don't let you diable it).
     
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    You've got a Verizon Droid phone there? If not, what have you actually got, make, model, is it rooted or modified, carrier subsidized version, Chinese?
     
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