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  1. pdarrah's Avatar
    I've started trying to clean up the unneeded bloat. So far, I've disabled IMDB and VZ Navigator as really obvious stuff I don't need. What all do you disable?
    10-31-2014 12:46 PM
  2. Firedogee's Avatar
    All the Amazon apps. They are speed and battery drains. I also disable the Pinyin, Korean and Hindi language apps as they have caused many problems on my last phone. Here is a pic of the rest, sorry it's so dark I was still in bed when I took this pic and I use a screen dimmer for my sensitive eyes.
    DROID TURBO: Apps OK to disable-screenshot_2014-10-31-11-50-43.jpg

    Sent Turbo fast from my 64GB Droid Turbo
    10-31-2014 12:48 PM
  3. Robisan's Avatar
    I actually like messages +. Syncs with same app on my Nexus 7 and the messages page on the Verizon website. Enables synced SMS everywhere.
    xweb10, JIH2009, dmark44 and 3 others like this.
    10-31-2014 01:46 PM
  4. Firedogee's Avatar
    I actually like messages +. Syncs with same app on my Nexus 7 and the messages page on the Verizon website. Enables synced SMS everywhere.
    Good to know, thanks! I've been enjoying Google Hangouts. I steer clear of most Verizon apps as a personal preference, but I might check it out.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    TurboHope likes this.
    10-31-2014 02:44 PM
  5. Robisan's Avatar
    Good to know, thanks! I've been enjoying Google Hangouts. I steer clear of most Verizon apps as a personal preference, but I might check it out.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    Hangouts SMS wasn't an option on my ICS-era Rezound. Really like that Messages+ has a web-based interface on the VZW site. I just keep a pinned tab open and don't need to switch to the phone for sms.
    dmark44 likes this.
    10-31-2014 06:00 PM
  6. sodaboy581's Avatar
    I've disabled:

    - Amazon
    - Amazon app suite
    - Amazon Kindle
    - Amazon Music
    - Appstore
    - Audible
    - Call My Droid
    - Caller Name ID
    - Cloud
    - Cloud Print
    - Droid Zap
    - Emergency Alerts
    - FamilyBase Companion
    - Help
    - HP Print Service Plugin
    - IMDb
    - Message+
    - My InfoZone
    - My Verizon Mobile
    - NFL Mobile
    - Quickoffice
    - Slacker Radio
    - Softcard
    - Verizon Location Agent
    - Verizon Login
    - Verizon Support & Protection
    - VZ Navigator

    I *had* Command Center disabled too, but I re-enabled it because I like the widget. :x

    I wanted to disable "Cloud Setup" as well as both "Setup Wizards", but not allowed to disable those.
    10-31-2014 10:03 PM
  7. Firedogee's Avatar
    Call My Droid is an integral part of Moto Voice. If you can't find your phone you can shout "OK Google (or whatever phrase you chose), call my droid" and the phone will ring with a high pitched tone so you can find it.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
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    10-31-2014 11:54 PM
  8. sodaboy581's Avatar
    Call My Droid is an integral part of Moto Voice. If you can't find your phone you can shout "OK Google (or whatever phrase you chose), call my droid" and the phone will ring with a high pitched tone so you can find it.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    Ah, okay, I guess I'll enable that again. Although I'm pretty good at knowing where I put my phone last... I s'pose you never know when that feature could come in handy.
    11-01-2014 01:19 AM
  9. Firedogee's Avatar
    Ah, okay, I guess I'll enable that again. Although I'm pretty good at knowing where I put my phone last... I s'pose you never know when that feature could come in handy.
    I never will have to use it... But my wife on the other hand :P

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-01-2014 01:25 AM
  10. Robisan's Avatar
    I never will have to use it... :P

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    Obviously. Your Turbo is anatomically mounted...
    11-01-2014 01:33 AM
  11. Firedogee's Avatar
    Obviously. Your Turbo is anatomically mounted...
    And surprisingly I'm still not having any peeling or fraying issues... LOL

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-01-2014 01:55 AM
  12. hajabooja's Avatar
    Call My Droid is an integral part of Moto Voice. If you can't find your phone you can shout "OK Google (or whatever phrase you chose), call my droid" and the phone will ring with a high pitched tone so you can find it.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    Fairly certain that if you disable "Call my Droid" and say "Find my phone" it will default back to the Moto version rather than the Droid branded one.
    11-01-2014 11:39 AM
  13. Clocks's Avatar
    I disabled 29 apps, including everything from verizon, some moto stuff, the stock calendar app, and the stock email app.
    11-01-2014 01:00 PM
  14. Firedogee's Avatar
    I disabled 29 apps, including everything from verizon, some moto stuff, the stock calendar app, and the stock email app.
    Any adverse effects or negative battery impact so far?

    Which Moto Stuff?

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-01-2014 01:03 PM
  15. Clocks's Avatar
    No impact on battery that I know of.
    11-01-2014 01:20 PM
  16. Firedogee's Avatar
    Clocks, this is all I have to say to you my friend. :P



    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-01-2014 01:34 PM
  17. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    All the Amazon apps. They are speed and battery drains. I also disable the Pinyin, Korean and Hindi language apps as they have caused many problems on my last phone. Here is a pic of the rest, sorry it's so dark I was still in bed when I took this pic and I use a screen dimmer for my sensitive eyes.
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    Sent Turbo fast from my 64GB Droid Turbo
    All that comes with the phone?

    When you disable these apps, what happens to them and does it take up space?

    Thanks

    Phone junkie
    11-02-2014 04:38 PM
  18. CharlieL3's Avatar
    When you disable these apps, what happens to them and does it take up space?
    They still take up ROM space, but the updates are removed from RAM, which saves a bit of space.
    Christina 2 likes this.
    11-02-2014 05:15 PM
  19. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    They still take up ROM space, but the updates are removed from RAM, which saves a bit of space.
    I mean, wow!!! That's a lot of apps that many of us will not use. Unnecessary space being taken, in my opinion.

    Phone junkie
    11-02-2014 06:08 PM
  20. Firedogee's Avatar
    I mean, wow!!! That's a lot of apps that many of us will not use. Unnecessary space being taken, in my opinion.

    Phone junkie
    I have the 64gb version and it had 52gb available when I unboxed it. Pretty good based on past Verizon phones I've had.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-02-2014 07:12 PM
  21. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    I have the 64gb version and it had 52gb available when I unboxed it. Pretty good based on past Verizon phones I've had.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    OK, so if I disable apps. Would that free up room?

    Phone junkie
    11-02-2014 07:23 PM
  22. Firedogee's Avatar
    OK, so if I disable apps. Would that free up room?

    Phone junkie
    No, you would be left with 52gb free. You can't remove most of the bloatware, just disable it. The good news is that it won't be running in the background using up the processor.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-02-2014 07:25 PM
  23. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    No, you would be left with 52gb free. You can't remove most of the bloatware, just disable it. The good news is that it won't be running in the background using up the processor.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    Nice to know, thanks.

    Phone junkie
    11-02-2014 07:39 PM
  24. Firedogee's Avatar
    Nice to know, thanks.

    Phone junkie
    Most welcome.

    Sent Turbo-fast from my bulletproof 64GB Droid Turbo
    11-02-2014 09:38 PM
  25. Masheen's Avatar
    The following is a master list of all pre-installed apps on the Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo, that are able to be disabled, while not affecting vital system processes or stability. If anybody has any to add, please do so. If anybody has any questions, please ask.

    Model Number: Droid Turbo
    System Version: 21.21.15.quark_verizon.verizon.en.US
    Android Version: 4.4.4

    Amazon
    Amazon app suite
    Amazon Kindle
    Amazon Music
    Android Live Wallpapers
    Appstore (Amazon appstore)
    Audible
    Audio Effects (built-in eq, *note: disable if you're experiencing low speaker volume)
    Badger
    Basic Daydreams
    Black Hole (live wallpaper)
    Bubbles (live wallpaper)
    Calendar (System calendar, *note do not disable Calendar storage as this will prevent use of both system calendar app and the downloadable Google one.
    Call My Droid (feature to ring phone via voice activation to find if misplaced and is close enough to activate voice launch phrase)
    Caller Name ID
    Camera (If a third party camera app is installed)
    Chrome (if you use another browser)
    Clock
    Cloud (Verizon Cloud)
    Cloud Print
    com.android.wallpaper.holospiral (live wallpaper system process)
    com.verizon.permissions.app..
    com.verizon.permissions.vzw
    Command Center (system display app)
    Connect (Moto connect)
    Droid Zap
    Email (stock email)
    Emergency Alerts
    Face Unlock
    FamilyBase Companion
    Google Hindi Input
    Google Keyboard
    Google Korean keyboard
    Google Pinyin Input
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Games
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Music
    Google Play Newsstand
    Google Search (although I believe this may kill Google Now)
    Google+
    Hangouts
    Help
    Home screen tips
    HP Print Service Plugin
    IMDB
    iWnn IME
    iWnnIME Keyboard (White)
    Magic Smoke Wallpapers
    Message+
    Mobile Hotspot (I hear it doesn't work anyway)
    Moto (suite app that governs always listening, moto display, etc...)
    Moto Actions
    Moto Display (active display)
    Moto Voice
    Motorola FlipCase Services (other Motorola services still work)
    Motorola Migrate (great app, no need to have after using it though)
    Music Visualization Wallpapers (live wallpaper)
    My InfoZone (My Verizon widget)
    My Verizon Mobile
    NFL Mobile
    Phase Beam (live wallpaper)
    Photo Screensavers
    Print Spooler
    Setup Wizard (the annoying Verizon checklist when you first activate your phone)
    Slacker Radio
    Smartcard Service
    Softcard
    Sound Recorder (in the past hasn't had any impact, no pre-installed app to record sound)
    Tags (can't disable NFC anymore, but can
    Talkback (Accessibility feature for handicap)
    User Dictionary (stored dictionary for keyboard, I use SwiftKey user)
    Verizon Location Agent (doesn't affect Google location settings, which are the important ones)
    Verizon Login (don't know, don't need)
    Verizon Support & Protection (scare tactic to install a system lagging antivirus scanner which is completely pointless at this point in time, unless you're a real dirty birdy)
    VZ Navigator (Verizon paid navigation)
    VZWAPN
    VZWAVSService
    11-03-2014 12:30 PM
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