Disable Native Apps on Android – When you buy a new Android phone, it comes with plenty of preinstalled bloatware. While you can uninstall those third-party bloatware apps, some apps are installed as system apps and cannot be removed. This is especially true for the whole suite of Google apps. If you are not a fan of Google Play Music or Google Duo, you can’t remove them from your phone. To get rid of system apps, the easiest way is to root your phone. The bad thing is, it is not easy to root your phone, and you will void your phone warranty by doing so.
How to Disable Native Apps on Android
Disable Native Apps – A native app installs directly on a mobile device. Data associated with the native app is stored on the device or remotely — such as in cloud-based storage.
Several native apps often run in the background and continue to consume precious system resources and battery life.
The below shows the safe method to disable them from starting up and running in the background.
- First, Go to System Settings and open the Apps option from the list.
- Swipe through the different columns and go to the All column, which lists all the possible apps installed on the device.
- Select the native app you wish to disable.
- Tap the Force Stop button to kill the app processor, and then tap on the Disable button to stop it from showing up in the tray and consuming your device resources.
- Once you’ve done this, the app won’t show up even if you reboot the Android device.
Here are a few ways to uninstall bloatware/system apps without root in Android.
Uninstall/Disable the bloatware
For the third-party bloatware, it can easily uninstall most of them.
1. On your Android phone, go to “Settings -> Apps & notifications.”
2. Tap on “See all apps” and find the app you want to uninstall and tap on it.
3. If there is an “Uninstall” button, tap to uninstall the app.
4. If you see a “Disable” button instead of an Uninstall button, this means the apps cannot be uninstalled but can be disabled.
“Disabled” means the app becomes dormant, won’t show up in your application list, and won’t be recognized as an installed app.
Tap on the Disable button to disable the app.
How To Uninstall Android Apps Through The Settings App
When you buy an Android phone, it usually comes with preinstalled software. This software can be useful, or it can be an annoying drain on your phone’s battery and processor. If you’re sick of this “bloatware,” here’s how to get rid of it.
First, you should see how much of the bloatware can be removed.
- Open your Settings app.
- Go to the General tab and select Apps and Notifications.
- Tap on the offending app. At the top will be two buttons, Uninstall and Force Stop. The buttons will be lit if they’re active and grey if they’re not usable.
- Tap Uninstall to remove it.