Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.
end of navigation menu
Preinstalled Apps
mbqdds
Newbie

Verizon,

Can I ask why I cannot uninstall or at least disable preinstalled apps.  They constantly use my battery power.  Not to mention that, as a 43 year old, mother and dentist have absolutely no use for an NFL app or Slacker radio.  I really don't appreciate being forced to have these on my phone.  thanks.

Tags (2)
0 Likes
Re: Preinstalled Apps
Ann154
Super User
Super User

mbqdds wrote:

Verizon,

Can I ask why I cannot uninstall or at least disable preinstalled apps.  They constantly use my battery power.  Not to mention that, as a 43 year old, mother and dentist have absolutely no use for an NFL app or Slacker radio.  I really don't appreciate being forced to have these on my phone.  thanks.

Which phone do you have?  The Galaxy Nexus where your posted your message doesn't have NFL app or Slacker as a preinstalled application.

Also if your phone is running Android OS 4.0 and higher, the preinstalled apps CAN be disabled.

Screenshot_2013-07-23-20-45-55.png

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

0 Likes
Re: Preinstalled Apps
jolietjeff
Newbie

some apps cannot be disabled tried this and running newest android version on a galaxy note 3 ... cannot remove Amazon, action memo, flipboard, scapbook in the samsung section or get the Gallery to stop restarting ... don't mind having gallery installed but NOT running ... way too much of MY memory being used on MY phone by apps and too much data being used by pre-installed apps almost nobody wants ... at least in the lastest version of Android you can disable some of them to keep them from restarting constantly and spying on YOU!

0 Likes