1. jlongjr27's Avatar
    So it looks like there are 5 verizon apps preloaded.
    My Verizon Mobile, Verizon Login, Videos, VZ Backup Assistant and VZWAPNService. Not sure what that last one is.

    Well I forced closed those apps, Disabled them and rebooted. Didn't see any side effects except for they are no longer in the apps drawer. They also didn't automatically startup after a reboot.

    I like not having to root to disable apps. Looks like you can disable any and all apps on the phone including system apps, so be careful.
    Holsum likes this.
    12-15-2011 10:13 AM
  2. Vance14's Avatar
    What is the disable process?
    12-15-2011 10:37 AM
  3. ShiZero's Avatar
    Well I forced closed those apps, Disabled them and rebooted. Didn't see any side effects except for they are no longer in the apps drawer. They also didn't automatically startup after a reboot.
    That's not a bug. It's a FEATURE!
    12-15-2011 10:55 AM
  4. jlongjr27's Avatar
    To disable apps go into settings, apps, all and click on the app. You will see a disable button and a warning will come up after you click on it. Disable it and force close it and the app shouldn't startup anymore. It also removes the icon from the app drawer.
    12-15-2011 11:26 AM
  5. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    I only disabled the vzn backup. I might still want to use my Verizon to pay my bill.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    pauldroidr2d2, bmidd and trmoney24 like this.
    12-15-2011 11:27 AM
  6. jlongjr27's Avatar
    That's not a bug. It's a FEATURE!
    I know. It's a really nice feature and one that will surely be disabled on other non nexus phones from vzw, lol.
    12-15-2011 11:28 AM
  7. jlongjr27's Avatar
    I only disabled the vzn backup. I might still want to use my Verizon to pay my bill.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    Yeah, some people might want to keep it enabled. I am on a business account so I can't manage much on the account from the vzw app.
    12-15-2011 11:29 AM
  8. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    So it looks like there are 5 verizon apps preloaded.
    My Verizon Mobile, Verizon Login, Videos, VZ Backup Assistant and VZWAPNService. Not sure what that last one is.

    Well I forced closed those apps, Disabled them and rebooted. Didn't see any side effects except for they are no longer in the apps drawer. They also didn't automatically startup after a reboot.

    I like not having to root to disable apps. Looks like you can disable any and all apps on the phone including system apps, so be careful.
    1. There's only 2 VZW apps - My VZW and BUA. Videos is Google, and the other two are system apps that you don't wanna touch.

    2. You can't disable ANY app, but the majority can be
    12-16-2011 01:34 AM
  9. lucasbuck's Avatar
    Is it worth disabling the backup assistant? Didn't know if it took much running all the time.
    12-21-2011 09:30 PM
  10. ultravisitor's Avatar
    What on earth makes you think Videos is a Verizon app? That's a Google app.

    I would be careful about disabling the system apps.
    pauldroidr2d2 likes this.
    12-21-2011 10:04 PM
  11. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    I only disabled the vzn backup. I might still want to use my Verizon to pay my bill.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    That's what I did too.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
    Jet300 likes this.
    12-21-2011 10:19 PM
  12. LLcdPH's Avatar
    This might seem like a crazy question, but how do you re-enable apps once they've been disabled? I disabled News and Weather and now find that it's needed by Alarm Clock Plus to display the weather.

    UPDATE: Just answered my own question. If you go to settings-device-apps and then select "all", you'll find disabled apps at the bottom of the list. You can re-enable them there.
    trmoney24 likes this.
    12-21-2011 10:24 PM
  13. hyperdude's Avatar
    What on earth makes you think Videos is a Verizon app? That's a Google app.

    I would be careful about disabling the system apps.
    I saw in at least one review the Videos app was disabled because the icon is red - i.e. must be a Verizon app.
    12-21-2011 10:43 PM
  14. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Good grief. As if Verizon owns the color red.
    12-21-2011 11:03 PM
  15. terrain's Avatar
    Good grief. As if Verizon owns the color red.

    perhaps you missed the memo.... but yeah verizon owns red. att owns blue and sprint owns yellow. Tmobile had the r
    12-21-2011 11:33 PM
  16. cggeek911's Avatar
    Yeah the Video app isn't a Verizon app. If you open it, it has the same visual layout as the youtube app.
    12-22-2011 06:26 AM
  17. philly's Avatar
    I dont plan on removing any of these apps.. but if I was going to.. I would probably use the new uninstall method of dragging and dropping in the app drawer.. does this not work? or are people to lazy to do it the new way and are disabling like this is android 2.0 or something?
    12-22-2011 06:37 AM
  18. cosmo36's Avatar
    Hmmm. When I go into any of my apps, there is no "disable" button. There is a forceclose and uninstall button, but no disable. My version is 4.0.2, and I'm not rooted. What am I missing???
    12-22-2011 07:58 AM
  19. GMC MaXx's Avatar
    I dont plan on removing any of these apps.. but if I was going to.. I would probably use the new uninstall method of dragging and dropping in the app drawer.. does this not work? or are people to lazy to do it the new way and are disabling like this is android 2.0 or something?
    The uninstall option is not available for the VZW apps.
    There you go. You learned something today.
    12-22-2011 08:03 AM
  20. philly's Avatar
    The uninstall option is not available for the VZW apps.
    There you go. You learned something today.
    lol thx

    I thought everyone said pre-launch the apps were removable.. I just assumed it was through the standard method of removal.
    12-22-2011 09:23 AM
  21. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    Anyone manage to disable Google Books and Earth?

    When I reboot, the apps are enabled again.
    12-22-2011 12:50 PM
  22. Hosehead's Avatar
    Anyone manage to disable Google Books and Earth?

    When I reboot, the apps are enabled again.
    Books seems to be remaining disabled for me.
    12-22-2011 12:57 PM
  23. CRKhead's Avatar
    I use ChompSMS so I tried disabling the "Messages" app so it wouldn't show up in the list of apps when I hit the SHARE button... The icons for Chomp and the stock SMS app are very similar, which is why I wanted it out of the way... The side effect? You can still send messages with no issue... You just wont receive ANYTHING...
    12-22-2011 01:25 PM
  24. jlongjr27's Avatar
    What on earth makes you think Videos is a Verizon app? That's a Google app.
    perhaps you missed the memo.... but yeah verizon owns red. att owns blue and sprint owns yellow. Tmobile had the r
    Good grief. As if Verizon owns the color red.
    LOL, yeah I saw red and thought must be a "Big Red"

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvp1OCJbqt8[/YT]
    12-22-2011 01:32 PM
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