Enable / Disable App - Samsung Galaxy Note8

If apps cause your device to crash, freeze, lock up or reset itself, this info may help.

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

Note This option is available for some apps that can't be uninstalled.

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Apps.
  3. Ensure All apps is selected (upper-left).
    Note If necessary, tap the Dropdown icon Dropdown icon (upper-right) then select All apps.
  4. Perform one of the following:
  • To enable an app:
    1. Locate then tap the app name.
      Note If system apps aren't visible, tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) > Show system apps.
    2. Tap ENABLE.
  • To disable an app:
    1. Locate then tap the app name.
      Note If system apps aren't visible, tap the Menu icon Menu (upper-right) > Show system apps.
    2. Tap FORCE STOP.
    3. To confirm, tap FORCE STOP.
    4. Tap DISABLE.
    5. To confirm, tap DISABLE.
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