1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Are there any other apps I can uninstall to free up storage
    01-30-2018 08:26 AM
  2. djrakowski's Avatar
    Some pre-installed apps can be installed, while others can only be disabled, and there are still others about which you can do nothing. Here's how you can determine which apps fit into which categories:

    Go to Settings->Apps
    Scroll to the app you'd like to remove (or disable) and tap on it. There should be two buttons near the top of the screen - one that says "Uninstall" or "Disable" (indicating which of the two actions are available for this app), and another that says "Force Stop."

    Here's what I normally do in these situations:
    1) Force stop
    2) tap on Storage, then Clear Data, then back one screen
    3) tap on Permissions, then remove all permissions, then back one screen
    4) tap on Notifications, remove all, then back one screen
    5) either Uninstall or Disable (whichever is available

    If the Disable/Uninstall button is greyed out, then there's not much you can do.

    Note, too, that "Disable" merely prevents the app from running and it should also remove it from your app drawer and any homescreens to which you've added a shortcut. This does NOT free up any additional space used by the app itself, though it should prevent it from storing additional data files associated with this app.

    If you'd like to discuss further, please create an Android Central account and post follow-up questions here.
    01-30-2018 08:45 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    GoAd is adware - it causes ad popups on your phone - so you should definitely uninstall it. (Then immediately restart the phone.)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-30-2018 03:52 PM

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