Guide to deactivate pre-installed applications on Android

Guide to deactivate pre-installed applications on Android


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Many times when acquiring a new mobile device with a system Android they tell us that you have a certain amount of space; However, when entering its configuration we can realize that the real storage is much less than the one offered, this is due to the fact that applications come pre-installed from the factories.

Likewise, we cannot uninstall these apps by ourselves, since we need certain permissions that, at the user level, we cannot achieve. Although there are some methods of removing these tools through rooting, this way we can get authorization to make changes.

But, if what you want is something simple to gain more space or simply so that these applications do not continue wasting space on the mobile, it is possible to deactivate them, this in order to prohibit them from updating. From MAGwe share the step by step.

How to disable pre-installed apps on Android

Disabling pre-installed apps on Android may vary slightly depending on the system version and the custom interface of your smartphone; however, we share a general way for you to follow these instructions.

  • Go to the “Settings” app on your Android phone.
  • Go to the “Applications” or “Application Manager” section.
  • Then, you will see some categories such as: “All”, “Downloaded” or “System”.
  • Select the “System” or “All” tab to see the total apps, including the pre-installed ones.
  • Scroll down and find the app you want to disable.
  • It should be noted that some system applications may have different names or be grouped under the original name of the manufacturer.
  • Tap on the app and its information will immediately open.
  • Here, you should find an option to “Disable” or “Disable” the app.
  • Click on this alternative and confirm your selection when prompted.
  • Finally, the app will be disabled and will not be visible in the app list or running in the background.

You should note that it is not possible to completely remove pre-installed apps unless you have root access on your device.

The guide to update to the Android 14 beta

  • First, through your mobile google pixelenter the Android Beta program website by clicking on the following link.
  • Now, click on the button that says “Login” and sign up with your Google account (Gmail), which you have registered on your current cell phone.
  • The next step is to scroll down until you reach the “devices eligible for the program” section.
  • Here click on the blue button called “Participate”.
  • The page will ask you to accept the terms of use to complete the registration of the smartphone.
  • Finally, in a maximum period of 24 hours you will receive the new update of Android 14.
  • To update, go to “Settings” > “About phone” or “System” > “Software update” or “advanced” > “Download and install”.

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