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Holy Batman, Disabling/Turning Off Apps Gave Me a LOT More Space/RAM

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  1. Phoenix777

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    I just wanted to share this with you all in case there are people like myself who have been debating on whether or not to disable or turn off the stock apps of your Samsung Galaxy if you don't use them and the system doesn't need them. I highly recommend it....it gave me a lot more storage space and RAM. Went from 1. 74 GB available to 2.5 GB. I uploaded some screenshots to show you what I have turned off... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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    I better not just in case I want to turn them on again at some point lol. I am however using Avast Cleanup which takes care of miscellaneous files, caches, etc, and left behind files after you disable or uninstall.
     
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    That's the beauty of the apps I listed:
    You can disable even more useless Bloatware without any repercussions.
    Simply disable, do not delete & you're good to go.
    If you get an update prompt, re-enable everything, take the update & disable afterwards.
    Package Disabler Pro gives conservative guidelines on what's safe to disable. You can go beyond that, just don't uninstall ANYTHING.
    Not trying to sell you on anything, just presenting options to further advance the war against Bloatware.........
     
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    thanks Kolio I'll check it out! but what is the difference between using disabling apps like that and just doing it yourself?
     
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    You can disable more than what is presented to you w/the standard-stock app choices.
    You have the option to disable virtually every app on your phone,including KNOX & Cheetah Mobile's STD's.
    Of course don't go off the deep end disabling things,you may break functionality of some apps,but,again fixing that is as easy as re-enabling whatever caused the SNAFUs.

    If you want a list of what I've disabled on my stock-unrooted T-Mobile Note4 running MM 6.0,I'll post it here. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    OK,
    if you have a list of which Google services do what, I'd like a PM. I can block the main ones and have and have gone some farther than you did. My phone is unlocked, but not rooted.
     
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    I don't have a list of which Google services do what,just some screenshots of what I have disabled from my Note device(s),past & present:
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    As far as Google services go, you will notice in the screenshots that I disabled Google play music (I prefer the Samsung stock music player) and Google play movies and tv, google play newstand, etc because I don't use these apps. However I did not disable google play services because it's integrated into other google services that i DO use such as goolgle play games and the google play store.
     
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    Bloatware...bane of my life. I have AVG cleaners but RAM still seems to drain
     
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    Because Android is designed to use as much RAM as possible. You can really safely ignore high RAM usage unless it's not freeing itself up and making problems with running apps, as that means you have a rogue app which isn't being cleared properly.
     

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