How to disable apps on your Android

Pre-installed apps can sleep with the fishes if you know where to look to do it

Recent versions of the Android platform have enabled a pretty powerful little trick — the ability to put just about any app to sleep. It’s one of those thing folks who rooted their phones have been able to do, but now anyone can, thanks to Android’s built-in application manager.

If you’re new to all this (and we’re seeing plenty of new faces every day) you’ll need to know how before you dive in. You could probably find a short and incomplete explanation in the user manual that came with your phone, but we’ve a better idea. AC Ambassador Haalcyon has written up a complete primer that will show you how to put any app into a coma, as he calls it. Take a few minutes to read through it, and you’ll be ready to say goodbye to those apps you never wanted to begin with.

You’ve got a powerful little box in your hands. We’re always here to help you learn how to effectively use it. Jump into the forums and have a look.

Beso Basio

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