1. AC Question's Avatar
    there is no disable button any more
    Mukesh Sharma7 likes this.
    12-04-2015 08:26 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Go to Settings>Apps, tap Menu>Show System, select the app you want to disable, and then tap Disable.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Go to Settings>Apps, tap Menu>Show System, select the app you want to disable, and then tap Disable.
    Aquila likes this.
    12-04-2015 11:58 AM
  4. Mukesh Sharma7's Avatar
    disable menu is hide plz help
    04-06-2016 08:01 AM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    disable menu is hide plz help
    Welcome.

    Which app are you trying to disable?

    Have you tried B. Diddy's recommendation above?
    Aquila likes this.
    04-06-2016 04:29 PM
  6. Miks_3587's Avatar
    Even i am facing this problem,the disable tab is hidden...please help
    05-19-2016 12:26 AM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    Even i am facing this problem,the disable tab is hidden...please help
    Does this apply to all apps, or only some?
    ChromeJob likes this.
    05-20-2016 04:13 AM
  8. ChromeJob's Avatar
    Even i am facing this problem,the disable tab is hidden...please help
    The DISABLE button is in the app now. Diddy's suggestion was to show all apps, not just the installed ones (if I understand what I'm seeing correctly). You used to have to click over to a "Show All" tab
    belodion likes this.
    05-21-2016 03:08 PM
  9. Miks_3587's Avatar
    Diddy's sugestion didnt work..i can see the option of "disable" bit its not highlighted. Some apps allowes to disable and others not.
    05-23-2016 01:48 AM
  10. ChromeJob's Avatar
    Post a screenshot please. Maybe it's not a stock firmware app but one you installed? OR ... it's a core system app that should not be disabled.
    05-31-2016 06:10 PM
  11. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Diddy's sugestion didnt work..i can see the option of "disable" bit its not highlighted. Some apps allowes to disable and others not.
    Not all system apps can be disabled. What apps are you trying to disable and for what reasons?
    06-04-2016 09:16 PM
  12. turbodepot's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem except I can't even get the "disable" button to show up. I'm running Android 6.0.1 on my Nexus 5. I attached a screenshot to this reply. I've spent several hours searching various forums and trying to solve this myself but I haven't seen anyone descrbe this exact situation before. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? My phone isn't rooted and I've enabled developer mode. Could my third-party launcher, Nova Prime have anything to do with it? How do I disable apps on my Nexus 5 with Android 6.0?-screenshot_20160914-130414.jpg
    09-14-2016 12:15 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Disabling is for preinstalled apps only. If you install an app yourself from the Play Store, then it can only be uninstalled, not disabled.
    turbodepot likes this.
    09-14-2016 03:34 PM
  14. turbodepot's Avatar
    Thank you B. Diddy! I didn't notice any other resource mention that important piece of information, so you saved me quite a bit of time. Now I need to figure out what my options are for stopping these Play Store apps from running automatically in the background. My phone has become absurdly slow and apparently many applications are running by themselves in the background according to a processes manager I downloaded.
    09-17-2016 07:01 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Remember, though, that Android is designed to have its RAM mostly full of apps. That in itself is not abnormal. There might be some app that is misbehaving, though. You can determine if the problem is due to a 3rd party app by booting into Safe Mode, which temporarily disables all 3rd party apps. If the sluggishness persists, then there might be a problem with the firmware. If the sluggishness goes away, then it's most likely something you installed. A common culprit is Clean Master (or any kind of "RAM cleaner" app), which often does the opposite of what it claims to do--instead of speeding things up, it ultimately bogs things down.
    09-17-2016 11:10 PM
  16. bashley#AC's Avatar
    Motorola MotoG#2, Android 6. I'm absolutely outraged that we can't disable apps that we downloaded -- like Facebook, for instance -- and have spent time configuring, downloading maps/updates, etc. I don't want facebook to start unless I tell it to, but even when I force it to stop it starts up again of its own volition. Why were we deprived of a useful ability in favor of...well, what? I want NOTHING to autostart except the launcher, but I haven't found an app that seems to actually work.
    12-11-2016 05:04 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Disabling is for preinstalled apps that can't be uninstalled. For apps you install, the native option would be to uninstall it. You could use Greenify to hibernate an app, which is similar to disabling.

    Keep in mind, as I discussed above, that Android is designed to keep RAM relatively full (about 70-80%), so it will automatically open apps and keep them in RAM, depending on your usage patterns. You won't be able to prevent apps from opening up automatically into RAM unless you use a RAM "cleaner" app, which is not recommended. These apps typically cause more problems than they claim to solve. If a cleaner app keeps closing apps out of RAM, the system will just try to open them again, leading to a cycle that drains battery (and hinders performance).

    It's true that Facebook tends to be a big memory ad battery hog, so if it's a real problem for you, consider uninstalling it and just using the mobile browser site (or one of those "wrapper" apps for Facebook like Metal).
    12-11-2016 06:02 PM

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