1. nuficek's Avatar
    I can't disable Google Chrome and Photos apps. When I disable these apps they show up again in a couple of hours. How can I disable these two annoying apps forever? I use Android 9 and have Google play apps update disabled.
    09-24-2019 09:02 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this from the Android Apps forum to the General Help forum since the former is intended for developers to promote their apps.

    Which phone?
    09-24-2019 12:10 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Chrome and Photos are system apps - you can't disable them without rooting the phone. You could just remove the icons from the homepage. (The homepage icon is just a shortcut - the app icons will remain in the app drawer.)
    09-24-2019 03:21 PM
  4. nuficek's Avatar
    I use Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The problem is that they use around 300MB and update itself on the background even the automatic update is disabled. I've never had such problem before with other phones and even this phone. I purchased the phone almost one year ago but this forced updates and enabling started recently.
    09-24-2019 04:32 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you periodically using the Reset App Preferences option in the Settings>Apps​ menu?
    09-25-2019 02:54 AM
  6. nuficek's Avatar
    No I don't. Why should I do that and set all permissions, defaults, background data restrictions ...etc. again? Is there any reason?
    09-25-2019 01:38 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Nope, no reason at all. But I can never be sure what a user might be doing regularly for some specific reason (or some misunderstanding of how the system works), so I figured I'd ask (since resetting all app preferences also re-enables any disabled apps).
    09-26-2019 02:24 AM
  8. nuficek's Avatar
    I see. I'm advance user I think and I tried many options to get rid of these two apps. I also tried to reset Google Play but it didn't help too. Do you have any other ideas how to solve it? Otherwise there has to be some bug in the system as this never happened me before.
    09-26-2019 03:25 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It might also be something Huawei coded into the firmware. I seem to recall this kind of thing happening on a few other phones in the past, but I can't remember any details. Do you know any other Mate 20 Pro users who have this issue as well?

    If you'd like, I could move this thread to the Mate 20 Pro forum, where it might have a better chance of being seen by a fellow user who could test it on their phone.
    09-26-2019 03:31 AM
  10. nuficek's Avatar
    Yes please, it would be great.
    09-27-2019 06:57 AM
  11. methodman89's Avatar
    Have you turned off Auto Update in the play store?
    09-27-2019 07:10 AM
  12. nuficek's Avatar
    Yeah sure, I've never used such thing. I like to have things under control.
    09-27-2019 11:19 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, moved to the Mate 20 Pro forum.
    09-27-2019 12:07 PM
  14. frederickdawg's Avatar
    I can't disable Google Chrome and Photos apps. When I disable these apps they show up again in a couple of hours. How can I disable these two annoying apps forever? I use Android 9 and have Google play apps update disabled.
    Yep same thing on my Mate 20X , I used adb to uninstall it.
    It would reappear all the time even after disabling as would the Google app. And yes, appstore wasn't set to auto update either.
    10-13-2019 09:16 PM

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