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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by laflaone, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. laflaone

    laflaone Newbie
    Thread Starter

    New here, and new to android. just got a galaxy SIII(Verizon). I have become annoyed with the accuweather app. would rather have the Weather Channel. Figured I would just delete it. Couldn't do it. after some research, found that you cannot delete apps which came on the phone (system apps) unless you "root" the phone. Since I have no idea what that means, I have figured that I shouldn't try to do it. and even if I could, i read it may void the warranty.

    SO, is there some way to tamp down unwanted apps like the accuweather so they don't pop up? like maybe put a big rock on top of them? Anything?

    I suspect this or very similar questions have been asked in the past, so i apologize for being repetitive.

  2. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    Check the settings within the app. Most will have a tab for notifications.
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    What do you mean, pop up? Just drag it off the screen to the trash bin.
  4. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    This. Also if you want you can use a launcher from the playstore and it should have an option to hide the app if you want too.

    You can't delete apps that are in system/apps since they came with the phone(bloatware). Unless you root the phone.
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I was talking about the widget. Accuweather doesn't have popups on my devices. Obviously the app itself doesn't popup out of the drawer. :D
  6. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Oh! Lol well for Widgets you can do that. Drag n' drop to the trash.
    Hope the op figures out how to stop it :p

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