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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    I've disabled most of Ry's, as well as the following that I either don't use or, in the case of FlashRemoval in particular, really don't want running. Asterisked items couldn't be disabled at the ICS level, and had to be frozen using Titanium Backup:

    Backup+ Media
    *Emergency Alerts
    *FlashRemoval
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Music
    Google+
    *Guided Tours
    Help Center
    MotoPrint
    Smart Actions (only because I already own Tasker)
    Talk
    ZumoService

    I was able to uninstall Let's Golf and ZumoCast. There's still a good deal in the way of background processes running at any given time, but the ability to disable processes that are not useful to me, and/or the apps that call them, helps me to focus the phone's efforts on those things that I do find useful.
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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    Is anyone else noticing way better battery life / faster speeds after disabling this stuff.
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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    I see a lot of battery consumed by Mediaserver. What's that for? Who am I serving media to?

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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    Well, bright boy that I am, I just got carried away and disabled "Contacts," thinking the new app was "People." Alas, both "People" and "Phone' disappeared from the dock at the bottom of my home screen. Any idea how to get them back? The phone still works. I can call it. But I can't invoke anything to call out.
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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    Quote Originally Posted by jbelmont View Post
    Well, bright boy that I am, I just got carried away and disabled "Contacts," thinking the new app was "People." Alas, both "People" and "Phone' disappeared from the dock at the bottom of my home screen. Any idea how to get them back? The phone still works. I can call it. But I can't invoke anything to call out.
    Did you go back and "Enable" Contacts?
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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    I've added an Uninstall section for the apps that came with the phone/build that can be uninstalled.

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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    Here's a list of what I zapped in addition to the first list:

    Amazon MP3
    Email
    Forest Wallpaper
    Google Play Movie-TV
    Google Play Books
    Go-to-Meeting (Citrix)
    Magic Smoke Wallpapers
    Print to Retail
    hth,

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadpizza73 View Post
    Here's a list of what I zapped in addition to the first list:

    Amazon MP3
    Email
    Forest Wallpaper
    Google Play Movie-TV
    Google Play Books
    Go-to-Meeting (Citrix)
    Magic Smoke Wallpapers
    Print to Retail
    hth,

    RP
    Can I assume those were all Disables vs. Uninstalls?

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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    I still think this needs a sticky!

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    I was able to uninstall GoToMeeting.
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    Just wanted to say that battery life is subjectively better after having disabled most of the apps noted in the OP. Not sure which one is causing the drain (or which combo), but it does seem like the phone is back to normal from a battery life perspective.
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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    I was able to uninstall updates to Videosurf, then disable it.

    After that, it seemed to disappear from my Bionic. I went to the Play Store, and it said it was not on my phone. I installed it, then uninstalled it. No issues.

    So... add Videosurf to the list I guess.
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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    Quote Originally Posted by WallaceD View Post
    I was able to uninstall updates to Videosurf, then disable it.

    After that, it seemed to disappear from my Bionic. I went to the Play Store, and it said it was not on my phone. I installed it, then uninstalled it. No issues.

    So... add Videosurf to the list I guess.
    I've never had an app called videosurf installed on my bionic, are you referring to Verizon video?

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    Default Re: DROID Bionic: Apps That Are Safe To Disable (now that you are on ICS)

    Quote Originally Posted by mamawM View Post
    I've never had an app called videosurf installed on my bionic, are you referring to Verizon video?

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    Oops, sorry everybody. My bad. It was there once upon a time, was one of the first ones I got rid of. Needless to say it wasn't very memorable.

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    All deleted except email just "frozen" . . .

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