1. seinx's Avatar
    I was an iPhone user for several years and this is my first Android phone. How in the world do I change what apps run on startup, and how do I remove the apps that are already installed on my device that I don't want?
    12-14-2012 09:08 AM
  2. jdub1981's Avatar
    U cant uninstall the bloatware from att unless you root. But you can hide them.

    As far as apps on startup. Many of those on startup are os items and shouldnt be messed with. Apple hides these things exactly for this purpose but android wants to give you the option. The only time you should be in these settings is when a rogue app is doing somethi g it shouldnt be like draining your battery.
    12-14-2012 10:26 AM
  3. seinx's Avatar
    U cant uninstall the bloatware from att unless you root. But you can hide them.

    As far as apps on startup. Many of those on startup are os items and shouldnt be messed with. Apple hides these things exactly for this purpose but android wants to give you the option. The only time you should be in these settings is when a rogue app is doing somethi g it shouldnt be like draining your battery.
    This is an app that I downloaded myself though. I had to go in and force stop it but I don't know if there's a ways to set it so that it DOESN'T show up where my antivirus and WiFi (things that are constantly running) are in the drop down.
    12-14-2012 10:52 AM
  4. marty331's Avatar
    This is an app that I downloaded myself though. I had to go in and force stop it but I don't know if there's a ways to set it so that it DOESN'T show up where my antivirus and WiFi (things that are constantly running) are in the drop down.
    First, why are you running an antivirus program. It is completely unnecessary. If you installed one, remove it.

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    12-14-2012 10:54 AM
  5. seinx's Avatar
    I heard you should have one for malware. No? Even if I download torrents?
    12-14-2012 11:02 AM
  6. marty331's Avatar
    I don't download torrents with my phone so I can't say for sure about that, but for normal use you do not need an antivirus program.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    12-14-2012 07:18 PM

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