Package Disabler app - thoughts, experiences?

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  1. DaveTheRave

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    I am struggling with a storage issue (Trouble with app storage - application, internal and SD | Android Forum at DroidForums.net) and am considering getting the app Package Disabler to disable certain bloated apps. Most notably Facebook (a storage pig at 177MB - 50MB for app, 127MB for data). Although I use Facebook a lot, after disabling, I will access it via Chrome (or at my home computer as needed).

    Other apps I'm thinking of disabling; Hangouts, Voice Commands, Netflix, Amazon. I never use them anyway.

    Any thoughts and experiences with Package Disabler?
     
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    Don't use an app. Just go into each app and do it manually.


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    How does one do this? Is it the same as "Force Stop"? When I go to Settings>Apps, and select any app, I don't see a "Disable" button.
     
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    Settings > apps > click on app >. Select disable. You don't see disable? Which app are you on?
     
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    If you don't see disable, then it should say either "uninstall updates" (or similar) or "uninstall." If it says uninstall updates, after you uninstall the updates, you should get the option to "disable."

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    As TisMyDroid said - no "Disable" but "Uninstall updates".
     
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    Disabling apps isn't going to clear much room in your storage. They'll still be there. They just won't be running. Uninstalling apps that you don't use and/or uninstalling updates will get rid of SOME of the space they take up in storage, but you're not going to see drastic results from this plan unless you can completely uninstall the apps that you don't want/use.
     
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    Yes, you have to uninstall the updates then you will be able to disable the app. Like Jonny Kansas said, it won't free up much space but will free up some. Any apps that you don't use, uninstall.

    You may want to consider a factory data reset. It will bring your phone back to "out of the box" status deleting everything but the OS...but you will definitely want to back up onto your pc, any pics or data you want to save, phone logs, text messages, etc. Then you will have to reinstall your apps, etc.

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