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    Default Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    I'm curious on what apps/services you guys have disabled in settings.

    Mine:

    Facelock
    Cloud Print
    Drive
    Earth
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Games
    Google Play Music
    Google Play newspaper something?
    Google+
    Googles IME for hindi
    Googles IME for pinyin
    Hangouts
    News and weather
    Plugin program for HP printing
    Printing queue
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    Default Re: What apps/services do you disable?

    My disabled ones are the extra languages, Games, Newsstand, and the 2 printing ones.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Email
    Exchange Services (I only use Gmail)
    Face Unlock
    Google Hindi Input
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Pinyin
    Google Play Games
    HP Print Service Plugin
    News & Weather
    Sun Beam
    TalkBack

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Email
    Exchange Services (I also only use Gmail)
    Google Hindi Input
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Pinyin
    HP Print Service Plugin
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Google Hindi input
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Pinyin
    HP Print Service Plugin
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Cloud Print
    Earth
    Google Hindi Input
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Pinyin
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Games
    Google Play Magazines
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Music
    HP Print Service Plugin
    Print Spooler
    Quickoffice
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    I have disabled:
    Google hindi input
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google pinyin
    HP print
    News & weather

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    I usually just drop Games, Books and Videos...

    By the way.... Play Newsstand.... I see that pop up. I USED to just lump it in with Play Games/Videos/Magazines.... but then I opened it up one day. Its actually a pretty good news aggragator. I used to use Flipboard and (before it got replaced by Newsstand) Currents. It isn't just there for you go purchase online magazines.

    So if anyone out there just sees it as another one of those red-headed stepapps like Games or Books.... give it a look first.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    I agree. Newsstand is a lot better than Currents, which I recall was a big battery and memory hog.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    I agree. Newsstand is a lot better than Currents, which I recall was a big battery and memory hog.
    It was... The first time tried it out on my old S3.... later in the day I noticed my battery was beat to a pulp and lo and behold, there was Currents, updating in the background like it was the giant ticker in Times f'n Square. I used Synker to only let it sync up once a day, in the morning.

    I'd disable the stock calender app (I use Cal and Any.do), but it seems to mess with my google account calender data sync and that's not all that cool.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Quote Originally Posted by lfjj View Post
    I'm curious on what apps/services you guys have disabled in settings.
    Facelock
    Cloud Print
    Drive
    Earth
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Games
    Google Play Music
    Google Play newspaper something?
    Google+
    Googles IME for hindi
    Googles IME for pinyin
    Hangouts
    News and weather
    Plugin program for HP printing
    Printing queue
    My list is similar to yours. Most all the Google apps disabled, except Play Store and Maps and Earth. Plus HP print thing and the non-English stuff. I haven't disabled Hangouts yet, but I don't use it.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Hindi
    Korean
    Pinyn

    Those are the only things I've disabled. I use Exchange email at work, so that's got to stay. And the rest of the Google services I need too.

    The wonderful thing is there's virtually nothing that needs to be disabled, unlike a carrier phone.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Just Games...I'm a piker and occasionally use almost everything...Well not Hindi...but you never know?

    With Google Drives big price drop, its just become a go to app again. I won't have to backup my wife's N4 Pics and Vids anymore...Niceee!
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Where do you disable these exactly? And my phone is not rooted, suspecting that's required?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Go to Settings/Apps/All, and select the system app in question. Then tap Disable. Remember, disable is for system apps or preinstalled apps only--the apps you install yourself can simply be uninstalled.

    Also remember that if a system app has been updated, you will have to uninstall all updates first before disabling.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    For people who disabled "Face Unlock".
    If you go to Settings->Security->Screen Lock->Face Unlock, does the Settings app crash on you?

    It crashes for me and I feel like it is a bug. If "Face Unlock" is disabled that menu item should not be in Settings anymore.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Why disable an app? Why not just leave it?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysilly View Post
    Why disable an app? Why not just leave it?
    Some system apps may start on their own, which will take up system RAM. While it's true that the system will automatically close some apps if more RAM is needed for other processes, that process does take a little bit of CPU power, so it would be more efficient to block apps that are never used from starting at all.
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    Google+
    Wallet
    Google Hindi input
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Pinyin

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Quote Originally Posted by homerun79 View Post
    Where do you disable these exactly? And my phone is not rooted, suspecting that's required?
    No. Root is not required.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    I don't disable anything.

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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Some system apps may start on their own, which will take up system RAM. While it's true that the system will automatically close some apps if more RAM is needed for other processes, that process does take a little bit of CPU power, so it would be more efficient to block apps that are never used from starting at all.
    Just as important as that, some apps can start and actually DO things in the background, even if you are not using the app. By disabling it, that goes away. For example, many of the Google apps will "call home" and check for things. This uses network/data, cpu, memory, and battery. Probably none of it amounts to much, but when added across several things you don't use, it can amount to something. Other apps might share data about you that you don't want to share. Another nice thing about disabling an app is that it no longer shows up in your app drawer/list, cluttering things up. Finally, it gives that nice "I am in control of my own device" feeling... which is priceless.

    Just be careful what you disable- it can and will cause problems if you disable a service or OS component that might be needed. With power comes responsibility
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Quote Originally Posted by cephas View Post
    For people who disabled "Face Unlock".
    If you go to Settings->Security->Screen Lock->Face Unlock, does the Settings app crash on you?

    It crashes for me and I feel like it is a bug. If "Face Unlock" is disabled that menu item should not be in Settings anymore.
    That would not surprise me at all. And I wouldn't really think of it as a bug... Face unlocking is more of a service than an app, so other things will depend on it being there. I suppose they could have coded the interface to first detect if the library/service was not installed and handle it gracefully, but that is a lot of extra code. Personally, I would not disable it, since I really doubt that sub-system would ever be used/called/resident unless needed (although I can certainly understand the motivation to want to disable it, since it can be a bit creepy to think of your phone watching you through a camera.). But if you do disable it, expect anything that relies on it to malfunction.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Absolutely nothing...why would you?
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: What apps/services do you disable?

    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    Absolutely nothing...why would you?
    See the previous posts for the very good reasons one would.
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