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Disable factory installed apps

(Topic created on: 19-01-2024 07:18 PM)
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Maolo
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Hello everyone,

I want to disable factory installed apps like Chrome, Meet, Gmail but when I try do this, there appear some notice "Disabling this app may cause other apps to stop working correctly." Does it will be problem if I do this?

 

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Piper123
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Hey there

Many apps share background functionality so I would recommend you don't disable those that give you a warning such as the one you've included in your post.

Your device may become unstable / stop working.
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BandOfBrothers
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I always use Samsung Internet so I disable the chrome app on all my phones with no detriment at all @Maolo 


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²⁴ Ultra 512Gb ~ Titanium Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I'm here to help. " This is the way. "

Maolo
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Thanks! But it is strange, why does Android system give this option to disable apps in case that device may become unstable / stop working?

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BandOfBrothers
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It's a baked in warning to give the owner a heads up of the potential issues that could be faced. 


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²⁴ Ultra 512Gb ~ Titanium Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I'm here to help. " This is the way. "

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Maolo
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Ok, Did you disable other apps except Chrome? Do you observe any problem?

Thanks!

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TechZilla
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It shouldn't cause any issues tbh, if they do cause problems then re-enable them. I often disable some of the the Google apps as I prefer the Samsung ones
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Captainrapscallion
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I don't disable ANYTHING in settings, except notifications for certain apps.
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GoanGeek
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Other easy option is just put them in deep sleep instead of disabling if you are worried.


I have in the past sometimes disables all stuff related to bixby as I use Google stuff without issues.

And sometimes I disable or uninstall Google apps and go purely samsung just to stir things up a bit.

I wish samsung gives us options to uninstall as it would be much easier and less duplication of apps.
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