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

  1. laflaone

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    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.
     

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    Check the settings within the app. Most will have a tab for notifications.
     
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    What do you mean, pop up? Just drag it off the screen to the trash bin.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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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