After hard reset what apps should I delete/uninstall?

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  1. King Bengals

    King Bengals Senior Member

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    I had to do a hard reset of my Moto Z force. Photo app was slow to launch, common apps were crashing. Battery life was cut in half. After the reset I got most of my important data back. I'm back to getting 3 days of battery life which is great!! I'm slowly reinstalling some of my most used apps.Its like a new phone. (so now I can wait for the price of the Note 9 to come down :) I did notice some pre-installed apps (maybe bloatware). I want to ask if you suggest I uninstall them. I'm trying to maximize proformance & battery life. These are the apps I don't know about:
    Caller Name ID: seems to be a VZ spam blocker. I do get a lot of spam calls. Does the app work?
    Security & Privacy: Another VZ app. its like a anti-spyware app.
    VZ Navigator: I heard its VZ version of Googlr Maps? I've had issues with Google Maps. Is this an alternative?
    Daydream: Not sure what it is.
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    I disable all those Verizon apps on every phone I use. If there is an Uninstall option I use it, but most only have a Disable option.

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    I think Caller Name ID is a paid service. Maybe free for 30 days and then a fee per month. Not worth it in my humble opinion.

    VZ Navigator is a maps style app. But Google Maps (or Waze) is MUCH better.

    I'm not sure about Daydream, but I always Disable it.

    Privacy & Security is another Verizon product that I think costs a monthly fee on your bill. I honestly don't know what it really does, but I personally don't need it, don't pay for it, and disable it.

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    I'm going to contact their Tech Coach app soon to ask about some phone settings questions. I'm going to ask them about those VZ apps to find out if they are paid services. That would be bad if they come built in then start to cost you $ after 30 day. I'll report back what I find out.
    Thanks as always Sajo!
     
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    Here is one example[​IMG]

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    Daydream: kinda like a screen saver for when your phone is charging....meh.... Disable it

    Vz navigator.... Charged to use it.... Worthless nav app. Disable

    Caller ID. Charged to use it..... Disable

    Security and privacy. An antivirus / anti spyware app. Free to use. I keep it. No harm done if you disable it.

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    We have an iPhone and a Samsung. I recommend contacting your carrier as well as posting in relevant forums here. They should know which preloaded apps are safe to remove or deactivate.


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    Verizon customer support will tell you that all Verizon apps are important and should not be disabled. I have nothing against Verizon, actually have good experiences with them, but disagree with their attitude that their apps are important and should not be disabled. I disable every Verizon app on every phone except the basic Visual Voicemail and My Verizon (which I use to check data usage and pay my bill). All those other Verizon apps get disabled. But they would tell me not to do that, that I should use them.

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    You don't use message+?
    Sajo, that thing is awesome

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    I forgot about Message+. I did use it for a while and do agree that it's a nice app. I use Android Messages mainly because of the Web Message integration and now the Together integration with Chrome OS. I use my Chromebook a lot, so it's nice to have all my texts sync between devices. But I have nothing negative to say about Message +, it seems like a nicely designed text app.

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    Makes me wonder if they are really useful either. I'm gonna review their services and probably disable/uninstall most.
     
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    Disabling apps does no harm. You can always re-enable them at any point. It just stops them from running and stops the Play Store from updating them. It's all a matter of personal preference. Just leaving them alone and not using them is just as good, if they don't interest you.

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