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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by lazylew, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. lazylew

    lazylew Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I never ever play any game on pc nor phone, so I would love to get rid of Google Play Games, for instance.
    Attempting that gives me a warning it might mess up other apps.

    Is there a safe way to uninstall games?

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  2. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    ok... silly question (but bear with me...) what do you hope to achieve by removing it?
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    That's pre installed, Google bloatware but you would need to root your phone to completely remove it. You can only disable it.
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    And since it's in the system partition, removing it won't free up any space for you. So clear data, uninstall any updates, then disable it, job done.

    That message is a standard message that you receive if you ever try to remove any system app. It tells you nothing about whether there will be any side-effect (in this case the side-effect is simple: if you had any games that used the Google Play Games features, e.g. for authentication or sync of progress, they'd stop working. Anything other than a game that uses specific features will be unaffected).
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  5. lazylew

    lazylew Newbie
    Thread Starter

    There's a pop up for system upgrade that tells me I need more room on the phone to upgrade.
    The first thing that can go as far as I'm concerned is those games.
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Removing an existing system app won't help. If you are short of space for the update that means you need more space in the partition it downloads to, which isn't the one it installs in.
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  7. lazylew

    lazylew Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I guess I'll just keep using version 4.4.4 then.
    Thanks for the answers everybody - much appreciated!

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