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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:30 pm 
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I've followed the online instructions to delete Apps, some dod show like "deleting 140KB, but most showed nothing & ll icons are still there.

Any way to really trash them & Empty Trash?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:53 pm 
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Easiest way is to go into all applications ("apps"), hold on an app, drag up to "Uninstall" at the very top and then release.

If the app is built in by the phone manufacturer (e.g. Samsung) or cell provider (e.g. TMobile) you can't uninstall it, all you can do is remove it from the home screen(s) via a similar drag up to "Remove" method, it'll still show up in apps. The only way to get rid of those is to root the phone, the process for which varies from model to model.

I have an 8GB phone and I would love to get rid of a good 1-1.5GB of cruft that's preinstalled that I can't get rid of.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:59 pm 
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I've only been using a smart phone for the first time for the last several months and I am amazed at how little control I have over it compared to a Desktop OS.

Also the amount of access to which you have to acquiesce, simply to install some apps is insane. And that includes my ISP whose usage app I uninstalled because it wanted access to my address book and photos. WotTha! :shock: . I have not come to love this Android phone. Google maps is useful when I'm out-and-about, going to some place new, but apart from that I barely use it and don't care for it all.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:15 pm 
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MB thanks, dragging UP here just scrolls the screen. lest I don't know where I'm at.

Roam, same here, pretty worthless.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:01 pm 
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It sounds like you might have already tried,
Setting, Apps, then touch the app to be given a button to Uninstall.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:29 am 
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Well, settings, application manager, it should list all the installed apps, touch one and you should be taken to an additional screen that lets you uninstall them, move them to an SD card, etc.

I suppose the drag up behavior could be a feature of TouchWiz, which is Samsung's Android UI. It seems like every &*(#$&(* Android manufacturer has its own UI.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:13 am 
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Yeah, I have AT&T version, closest I can come to getting rid of an App is where it asks do you want to replace this with the factory version, Cancel or OK. :(


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:59 pm 
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Those are preinstalled apps. The closest you can come to getting rid of them is to revert to the factory version, at which point sometimes there's an option to disable the app. Sometimes you have to force stop it before the disable option appears. Otherwise you're stuck with them running and auto-updating.

At least when they're stopped in their factory state they don't grow over time as updates inevitably come out... for an app you'll never use and wish you could get rid of.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:06 pm 
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Thanks again, most can be disabled, but of course some cannot be Force Quitted.

Is there a Screen Sharing App for Android?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:57 am 
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When you disable an app and restart the phone (hold power, it should bring up an option to restart and/or shutdown) they should stay disabled and force quit should be greyed out.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Ah, that makes sense, thanks for sharing your expertise.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm 
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The more I learn about Android the crazier it seems. I can't believe every phone maker essentially has their own UI.


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