1. Ry's Avatar
    Here's what I've disabled -

    Caller Name ID
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Magazines
    NFL Mobile (the original, there's a new version in the Play Store)
    Quickoffice (the original, there's a new version in the Play Store)
    Verizon Tones
    VZ Navigator
    10-19-2013 02:26 PM
  2. grn4frk's Avatar
    I was relatively surprised (& happy) to see my X had minimal bloatware compared to my S4/new "Droids".

    I disabled
    - Caller Name ID
    - VZ Navigator
    - Original Quick Office (downloaded new as well...not sure why it just doesn't update the original)
    -Verizon Tones
    - Migrate (Really cool idea...dumb implementation. My S4 had 28gigs of stuff and it doesn't allow you to choose what you want to transfer so all my videos/pictures/music was being moved)

    I wish there was a way to hide apps like on my S4 because many of them I want, but don't necessarily need to see when I open my app draw.
    10-19-2013 03:13 PM
  3. jephanie's Avatar
    - Caller Name ID
    - Google+
    - Mobile Hotspot
    - NFL Mobile
    - Quick Office (original)
    - Verizon Tones
    - Voicemail (Verizon's)
    - VZ Navigator
    10-19-2013 04:54 PM
  4. davidnc's Avatar
    These are the ones I disabled since I dont use them.
    Caller Name ID
    Migrate
    Migrate Reader Library
    Migrate Writer Library
    Mobile Hotspot
    NFL Mobile
    Sync Service
    Verizon Login
    Verizon Tones
    Voicemail(vzw's)
    VZ Navigator

    Edit:
    added
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Magazines
    Quickoffice (the original, there's a new version in the Play Store)
    10-19-2013 04:59 PM
  5. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Does anybody even use Caller Name ID? Stupidest bloatware ever.
    jephanie and davidnc like this.
    10-19-2013 05:15 PM
  6. samwilli2002's Avatar
    About to disable the phone app...sound quality is worthless.. vzw needs to release the os update.
    10-19-2013 06:05 PM
  7. Postoid's Avatar
    Here's what I've disabled -

    Caller Name ID
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Magazines
    NFL Mobile (the original, there's a new version in the Play Store)
    Quickoffice (the original, there's a new version in the Play Store)
    Verizon Tones
    VZ Navigator
    When you disable these, do they stay disabled? Or when you say turn off/turn on (reboot) your phone do they then become enabled again?
    10-19-2013 07:29 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    When you disable these, do they stay disabled? Or when you say turn off/turn on (reboot) your phone do they then become enabled again?
    They stay disabled.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Postoid likes this.
    10-19-2013 07:40 PM
  9. tdizzel's Avatar
    Does anybody even use Caller Name ID? Stupidest bloatware ever.
    Hard to give it the title as long as VZ Navigator exists
    jephanie likes this.
    10-19-2013 08:41 PM
  10. globster2000's Avatar
    I don't have Verizon moto because I am AT&T, but I disabled the Google Now cards, location access in maps->settings and uninstalled Facebook. Seem to drop battery drain quite a bit.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-20-2013 10:36 PM
  11. davidnc's Avatar
    I don't have Verizon moto because I am AT&T, but I disabled the Google Now cards, location access in maps->settings and uninstalled Facebook. Seem to drop battery drain quite a bit.
    Posted via Android Central App
    Yup I still have Google Now Cards disabled too.I forgot to mention that .
    10-21-2013 04:31 AM
  12. tender's Avatar
    Thanks for the list! I received my Verizon Dev Moto X today, will replace my Galaxy Nexus. I am excited to have the Moto X, but also unhappy with the Verizon bloatware. Just like when I was using my g'nex, I will remove the bloat and quickly forget about it.
    Ry and Pollster like this.
    12-06-2013 10:38 AM
  13. tnt118's Avatar
    I wish there was a way to hide apps like on my S4 because many of them I want, but don't necessarily need to see when I open my app draw.
    If you use Nova Launcher it can hide apps, or perhaps even better create a folder in the app drawer for infrequently used. I use folders for all Google Apps, games, messaging, and streaming (sometimes utilities, too) and I'm left with just a couple of pages of apps that are easy to find.

    I've disabled
    - Caller Name ID
    - Mobile Hotspot
    - NFL Mobile
    - Verizon Tones
    - Voicemail (I use google voice)
    - VZ Navigator

    I'm about to disable quickoffice, I didn't realize there was a different version in the play store. It appears Backup Assistant cannot be disabled from the normal apps menu.
    12-06-2013 12:44 PM
  14. tnt118's Avatar
    In the same vein as Quickoffice, I've noticed there's a Google Calendar app in the Play Store... and I can't tell if that's a newer version than what's baked in on the phone. It feels like it is, but the version numberings are completely different from each other and are not compatible. Anyone know if it's better to disable the original calendar and download from the play store?
    12-06-2013 09:36 PM
  15. ShawnMeds23's Avatar
    Is it safe to disable Backup Assistant Plus and Backup Assistant+ Contacts Client? Hate having any VZW software on my phone.
    12-21-2013 09:40 AM
  16. slg1906's Avatar
    Is it safe to disable Backup Assistant Plus and Backup Assistant+ Contacts Client? Hate having any VZW software on my phone.
    I've disabled all of these without problems

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
    12-21-2013 07:46 PM
  17. DayThyme's Avatar
    Does anybody even use Caller Name ID? Stupidest bloatware ever.
    yeah, they charge for it after a free trial so that is why it is on the phone.
    12-21-2013 07:54 PM
  18. anon(8312128)'s Avatar
    Is it safe to disable Backup Assistant Plus and Backup Assistant+ Contacts Client? Hate having any VZW software on my phone.
    I have the Verizon Moto X as well and I'm hesitant to disable any of the bloatware. Not because I don't want to, but I'm concerned that it will create problems. Is this a real possibility? They like to threaten you with that message "If you disable this app you will lose data and it could cause other apps to misbehave". Is that a real possibility, or do you think it's more of a way for Verizon to keep people from disabling their crapware?
    12-21-2013 07:59 PM
  19. slg1906's Avatar
    I have the Verizon Moto X as well and I'm hesitant to disable any of the bloatware. Not because I don't want to, but I'm concerned that it will create problems. Is this a real possibility? They like to threaten you with that message "If you disable this app you will lose data and it could cause other apps to misbehave". Is that a real possibility, or do you think it's more of a way for Verizon to keep people from disabling their crapware?
    I've disabled ALL of the Verizon bloatware. After a month with my X, I have noticed no problems.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Moto X
    12-21-2013 08:46 PM
  20. hallux's Avatar
    I have the following disabled:
    Caller Name ID
    My Verizon Mobile (company device, no access to account)
    Sync Services (Verizon-red icon with a cloud in it)
    Verizon Login
    Verizon Tones
    VZ Navigator

    No issues with those disabled.
    12-21-2013 10:27 PM
  21. ultravisitor's Avatar
    yeah, they charge for it after a free trial so that is why it is on the phone.
    Well...yeah. Of course they charge for it after a free trial, which is why it's preinstalled. But does anyone actually use it?
    12-21-2013 10:45 PM
  22. DayThyme's Avatar
    Well...yeah. Of course they charge for it after a free trial, which is why it's preinstalled. But does anyone actually use it?
    I liked the free trial but I am not going to pay $3 per month for it.
    12-21-2013 10:46 PM

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