Enable / Disable App - Samsung Galaxy S® III

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 the Home screen, tap Apps (lower-right).
  2. From the Apps tab, tap Settings.
  3. From the Device section, tap Application manager.
  4. From the All tab, tap an app.
  5. Tap Turn on.

 

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Disable App

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

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps (lower-right).
  2. From the Apps tab, tap Settings.
  3. From the Device section, tap Application manager.
  4. From the All tab, tap an app.
    Note Disabled apps are placed in order after active apps. To locate a disabled app, search for it at the bottom of the app list.
  5. Tap Force stop.
  6. Tap OK.
  7. Tap Turn off.
  8. Tap OK.

 

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