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  1. Amandals9680

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    I need as much free space as possible what aps can i disable or uninstall because this phone has no memory
     

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    I have a $10 Walmart LG smartphone. There was about 250MB of free space on the internal memory. I went through and disabled (click disable button on each app) most of the preinstalled Google aps ( cloud print, drive, google play books, google play games, google play movies and tv, google play music, google play newstand, google search, google+, google maps, youtube, google text to speech engine). All of these apps are not useful to me. Now there is 1GB of free space. I also don't get the constant and very annoying auto updating ( which slows down the android device), especially when trying to download something. I have an app called TuneIn Radio pro ver 7.1 that I installed myself. This program records radio stations that are playing on the android device. Depending on the bit rate of the radio station, (for example, high bit rate 250kbps) can use up 120MB per hour of internal memory. Now with 1GB of free space, I can record about 8 hours of music before the internal memory is full. Once I have recorded the file, I can later move the file to the external memory (sd card).
    TuneIn pro ver7.1 does not allow you to record directly to the sd card.
    So, in sum, I would say that you should disable all the pre-installed apps that you don't want. This will free up quite a bit of internal memory.
     
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    The system will warn you if you try to disable an app. This doesn't mean that doing so will cause problems, it's just a boilerplate warning. If disabling an app would cause serious problems the manufacturer should not allow you to disable it (you'll find that some apps cannot be disabled, though I've known some manufacturers or carriers extend that privilege to bloatware that nothing at all depends on as well as important system apps). But it's much easier if you ask whether an app is safe to disable than ask us to produce a list of those you can, since we don't know what apps are on your stylo (that will depend on the phone model, software update version and what carrier you bought it from, so only someone with an identical phone will have the same list).

    Pre-installed apps are generally installed in the /system partition. This means that uninstalling them isn't usually possible without root. It also means that you wouldn't save any space if you could, since they are in a different partition from your apps. However, any updates to them, and any data they store, do use "your" space. So to recover space the best procedure is for each unwanted app to: (1) uninstall updates (if any), (2) clear data and (3) disable. The first 2 recover space, the third stops it using the space again.
     
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    In my case, I just disabled the unwanted apps. I didn't uninstall updates and clear data (as you said to do), because I didn't know to do that. However, even with just disabling the unwanted apps, I went from 250MB to 1GB of free space. Really useful for me.
     
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    Pretty sure that a true or "vanilla" disabling of an app simply sets a switch/toggle/bit in the app index/list that Android keeps that indicates the app is not available for launching or updating, etc..

    I'm a bit surprised that any space was reclaimed during a Settings -> Manage Apps -> select app -> Disable sequence without doing something else like clearing data or cache as @Hadron indicated.

    I'll try to do a little test when I get home (if I can find one of my test devices that supports the non-rooted Disable setting--that's not always been available) to see what happens with Settings vs. doing it via a root app.

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    Well, well...my first test is interesting!

    I have a non-rooted test device (can't say what model), running a non-stock version of Android. When I attempt to disable the Gmail app, I was prompted with:

    "If you disable this app, other apps may no longer function as intended. Your data will also be deleted."​

    So, this does indeed lead weight to @jimdays experience as cited above....very interesting...

    More testing to come....
     
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    Exact same pop-up on my Nexus 6P (LOL, should have tried that first, earlier).

    Next-up: my old Nexus 5 and disabling via my Root Toolkit app to see if data is deleted/cleared...
     
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    Okay, last test: I disabled Chrome on my N5 with my Root Toolkit app (which uses the pm (package manager) command) and it did not wipe or clear the cache or app data.

    So, there must be some other reason and functionality that the Settings app does the data clear for...I'll see if I can examine the AOSP source for that to see if there's some documented reason for doing that.

    Cheers!
     
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