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    Default What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mgr?

    In another thread, I read of some people disabling s-voice in Settings | applications mgr to improve battery life.

    1. If the app isn't running, is it not being disabled draining my battery?
    2. If so, what default apps should be disabled? (BTW, disabled items appear at the end of the list in 'all', so you can re-enable if you change your mind.

    Thanks,

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcguys View Post
    In another thread, I read of some people disabling s-voice in Settings | applications mgr to improve battery life.

    1. If the app isn't running, is it not being disabled draining my battery?
    2. If so, what default apps should be disabled? (BTW, disabled items appear at the end of the list in 'all', so you can re-enable if you change your mind.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    I disabled:

    AT&T navigator
    S voice
    Allshare

    I've seen a big boost in my battery also...

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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    I disabled

    AllShare Play
    AT&T Messages
    AT&T Navigator
    ChatON
    DeviceHelp
    Flipboard
    Kies air
    Media Hub
    S Suggest
    YPmobile

    Phone still works fine. Battery lasts all day with normal use

    I was wondering if there are any other apps i can disable? or apps i disabled that i shouldn't have.
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Just so you know, disabling S-Voice also prevents you from making any changes to 'Language and Input' under Settings. In fact, trying to click on it will cause a FC, every time. Enjoy.
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by Covart View Post
    Just so you know, disabling S-Voice also prevents you from making any changes to 'Language and Input' under Settings. In fact, trying to click on it will cause a [HL]FC[/HL], every time. Enjoy.
    What's FC?
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    YIKES!! Thanks for the heads up!!!
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    how do you go about disabling those programs?
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by Covart View Post
    Just so you know, disabling S-Voice also prevents you from making any changes to 'Language and Input' under Settings. In fact, trying to click on it will cause a FC, every time. Enjoy.
    Worked fine for me.
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by Creek View Post
    Worked fine for me.
    +1 here
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by Creek View Post
    Worked fine for me.
    Interesting. I tried every variation of installing, uninstalling s-voice and didn'tmatter what i did, if i disable s-voice via application manager, 'Language and input' would FC. Are you guys on stock rom and unrooted? Because i am completely stock.
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    I want to follow Pdelponte, and disable these:
    AllShare Play
    AT&T Messages
    AT&T Navigator
    ChatON
    DeviceHelp
    Flipboard
    Kies air
    Media Hub
    S Suggest
    YPmobile

    ...but, I don't understand why the disable option is greyed out. Anyone?

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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    If you haven't tried Flipboard, give it a try,it's AWESOME!: It's the single best app on the phone!

    I use it EVERY DAY!

    Mike
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by Covart View Post
    Interesting. I tried every variation of installing, uninstalling s-voice and didn'tmatter what i did, if i disable s-voice via application manager, 'Language and input' would FC. Are you guys on stock rom and unrooted? Because i am completely stock.
    I'm stock and unrooted.
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by pcguys View Post
    If you haven't tried Flipboard, give it a try,it's AWESOME!: It's the single best app on the phone!

    I use it EVERY DAY!

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Covart View Post
    Just so you know, disabling S-Voice also prevents you from making any changes to 'Language and Input' under Settings. In fact, trying to click on it will cause a FC, every time. Enjoy.
    Have it disabled no fc at all. Works just fine
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by e46mike View Post
    Have it disabled no fc at all. Works just fine
    Well, that sucks for me. I must have something else that is doing the FC, but only when I disable S-Voice.

    I have also rooted and even with Titanium backup, if I freeze S Voice same thing. I can't figure out the issue. Guess I just have to leave s voice enables. Enabling or disabling any other app has no effect either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Covart View Post
    Just so you know, disabling S-Voice also prevents you from making any changes to 'Language and Input' under Settings. In fact, trying to click on it will cause a FC, every time. Enjoy.
    Works fine for as well... just must be your phone

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    I'll ask again:

    Does anyone know why some apps DON'T have the disable option?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    I'll ask again:

    Does anyone know why some apps DON'T have the disable option?

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    For the app in question, do you have an "Uninstall Updates" button? If so, tap it and uninstall the latest update. After it restores the original version of the app, you should have the Disable button back again.
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by KreepyKen View Post
    For the app in question, do you have an "Uninstall Updates" button? If so, tap it and uninstall the latest update. After it restores the original version of the app, you should have the Disable button back again.
    This works!
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    I guess I am an *****. Do I have to register and login before I can delete or disable these programs? I cant find any options to disable, delete or anything, but I have not logged in any since I dont want to use them.

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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by robh2 View Post
    I guess I am an *****. Do I have to register and login before I can delete or disable these programs? I cant find any options to disable, delete or anything, but I have not logged in any since I dont want to use them.

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    I'm not sure what you're getting at. Register and log in to what? The apps? No, you don't have to log into the apps. But you can only disable the apps that came with the phone (system apps). Anything that you installed you can just uninstall.

    To disable an app that came with the phone, perform these steps:

    1. Pull down the notification bar and locate the little gear/sprocket icon in the top right corner. Tap it. The settings will open.
    2. Scroll down until you see Application Manager. Tap it. The application settings will open. Notice that at the top of the screen, there are three tabs: Downloaded, Running, and All. Tap All to view all the apps on the phone.
    3. Scroll down until you find a system app that you want to disable (like S-Voice, S-Memo, AT&T Navigator, etc.). Tap the name of the app and a settings window for that app will open.
    4. At the top of the settings page, you will see the name of the app and its icon. Immediately under that will be two buttons: Force Stop and Disable. If the app has been updated at all, the second button will instead be Uninstall Updates. If it says Disable, tap it to disable it. If the button is labeled Uninstall Updates, then tap it and uninstall the updates. After the app reverts, that second button should now be labeled Disable. Tap it to disable the app.


    For apps that you have installed, you can use this same method to uninstall them. Open the settings for the specific app and tap the Uninstall button.

    Hope that clears things up.

    Oh, and a word of warning: if you don't know what something is...DON'T disable or uninstall it.
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    you can disable from the app draw too. Drag to 'app info' next to trash can and disable. going to disable some as suggested above!
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    Default Re: What BLOATware should I disable in Settings | applications mg

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfonsca View Post
    you can disable from the app draw too. Drag to 'app info' next to trash can and disable. going to disable some as suggested above!
    Nice extra tip. Hadn't seen the App Info bit before. Thanks!
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