1. android_freak1's Avatar
    I am still new to my S10e phone and I would like to disable the Facebook app which was pre-installed when I got the phone. There is no option to Uninstall it, only to Disable it.

    Never had used the Facebook app on this phone, but I would like to disable it.

    I went to Settings >>Apps and selected Facebook and I see two options: Disable and Force Stop.
    If I need to disable Facebook, should I select Force Stop first before selecting Disable?
    11-16-2019 05:39 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    If you want to disable the app, select disable, no need to force stop
    11-16-2019 06:15 AM
  3. Dooki's Avatar
    Make sure you turn off notifications or it will keep updating. I flip every option to off.
    11-16-2019 07:31 PM
  4. android_freak1's Avatar
    To turn off the notifications for Facebook, would that be in the Settings >>Apps as well?
    And just to confirm, if I need to disable Facebook (or any other App), there is no need to select the Force Stop?
    11-17-2019 02:43 AM
  5. Dooki's Avatar
    To turn off the notifications for Facebook, would that be in the Settings >>Apps as well?
    And just to confirm, if I need to disable Facebook (or any other App), there is no need to select the Force Stop?
    It will be in the app info.
    Also make sure that "allow background activity" and "allow background data usage" are turned off.
    11-17-2019 12:19 PM
  6. CraftyMe2323's Avatar
    Make sure you turn off notifications or it will keep updating. I flip every option to off.
    That makes no sense...
    11-24-2019 08:01 PM
  7. CraftyMe2323's Avatar
    It will be in the app info.
    Also make sure that "allow background activity" and "allow background data usage" are turned off.
    No need to do any of this... just disable the app and good to go...
    Rukbat likes this.
    11-24-2019 08:01 PM
  8. CraftyMe2323's Avatar
    I am still new to my S10e phone and I would like to disable the Facebook app which was pre-installed when I got the phone. There is no option to Uninstall it, only to Disable it.

    Never had used the Facebook app on this phone, but I would like to disable it.

    I went to Settings >>Apps and selected Facebook and I see two options: Disable and Force Stop.
    If I need to disable Facebook, should I select Force Stop first before selecting Disable?
    Just hit disable and you'll be good to go. No need to jump through any other hoops to disable an app unless the disable button is greyed out.
    11-24-2019 08:04 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    I'd force stop it first, then clear cache and clear data. Then disable it. (Cache that's not cleared is only recoverable with a factory reset. And if the app - any app - downloaded any data, there's no reason to keep that storage in use. Disabling the app doesn't clear the storage it allocated when it was running.)
    11-25-2019 06:50 PM
  10. Dooki's Avatar
    That makes no sense...
    If you don't turn off notifications many apps will continue updating and turn themselves back on.
    11-26-2019 01:06 AM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'd force stop it first, then clear cache and clear data. Then disable it. (Cache that's not cleared is only recoverable with a factory reset. And if the app - any app - downloaded any data, there's no reason to keep that storage in use. Disabling the app doesn't clear the storage it allocated when it was running.)
    Disabling apps uninstalls any updates and reverts them back to their factory original versions, which should include a data wipe as well. Any time I've re-enabled an app, I had to start from scratch.
    11-26-2019 03:40 AM
  12. Rukbat's Avatar
    Disabling a properly-written app does. Disabling a poorly-written app (which we see more and more of) just disconnects it from the data it's stored, making it start from scratch ... and making the previously-stored data unrecoverable without a factory reset. It's allocated storage, but there's no app using it, even when you re-enable the app. Part of the "starting from scratch" is requesting allocation of storage. (You can eat a lot of storage by disabling and re-enabling an app over and over.)
    11-26-2019 11:37 AM

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