1. NewKiddMerbuck's Avatar
    I have a "new" Galaxy S4 via Verizon. It comes with a gazillion apps that I will probably not use. I suspect that they are a major source of power drain on the battery. What apps can I safely uninstall - that will not compromise regular operations on the phone? Help? ? ?
    12-28-2014 07:45 PM
  2. Mega-Izzy's Avatar
    There are 2 options you can do.
    By the way, Hello

    1. Root your GS4 and remove all the Crapware (preinstalled apps ex. Google hangout, Google maps). Only with a rooted phone you can uninstall ANY app you want.

    OR

    2. While charing, make sure all apps are closed so that charing time is quick and make sure you aren't downloading anything that would take a long time.
    12-28-2014 10:05 PM
  3. Gryphoenix's Avatar
    Also check your battery details under settings to find the culprits.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2014 07:21 PM
  4. NewKiddMerbuck's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply. Happy New Year btw.

    I do not understand "root". I will need to look up how to do that. And as for settings and battery, what am I looking at/for exactly?
    12-31-2014 03:58 PM
  5. NewKiddMerbuck's Avatar
    OK - I think I understand rooting process. I have to figure out if I really want to do that. But have looked at battery settings and I think turning things off will make a difference. Will be following to see what differences turning certain things off makes. :-)
    12-31-2014 04:14 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    You can disable most apps in Settings and applications. The apps may not always start even though they are on the device.

    From an AOSP M8
    12-31-2014 04:24 PM
  7. slay19's Avatar
    If you have it rooted, Greenify will make things significantly more efficient.
    01-03-2015 07:35 AM

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