Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Enable / Disable App

Some apps that come pre-installed (e.g., calculator, Google Play™ Store, Verizon Cloud, Call Filter, etc.) on your Android™ device can't be uninstalled; however, they can be disabled (turned off) so they don't appear in the list of apps on your device.

Note The option to enable or disable an app may only be available for apps that can't be uninstalled.

Enable App

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Apps Apps settings icon.
  3. Ensure 'All apps' is selected (upper-left).
    Note If necessary, tap the Dropdown icon Dropdown menu icon then select All.
  4. Locate then select the appropriate app.
    Note If system apps aren't visible, tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) > Show system apps.
  5. Tap Enable.

 

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Disable App

Caution Disabling an app may cause related apps to function improperly.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Apps Apps settings icon.
  3. Ensure All apps is selected (upper-left).
    Note If necessary, tap the Dropdown icon Dropdown menu icon then select All.
  4. Locate then select the appropriate app.
    Note If system apps aren't visible, tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) > Show system apps.
  5. Tap Force Stop.
  6. To confirm, tap Force Stop.
  7. Tap Disable.
  8. To confirm, tap Disable.

 

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