Turning Off Bloatware Apps?

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    I'm a long time Motorola guy. I recently made the switch to the Samsung Note 3. I'm excited that I can turn off bloatware apps on my phone (settings>application manager>select the app>turn off), but I don't which ones are important and which ones can be turned off. Does anyone have a list or recommendations?
     
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    Turning off a bloatware app won't harm your phone, or prevent you from being able to install a carrier update. Just turn off whichever ones you don't foresee ever using. I don't remember, but I believe "important" apps like Android system files does not give you the option to turn them off/disable them.
     
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    Okay great. That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    The Samsung Knox application has disappeared. I verified that I have not turned the application off. Any suggestions?
     
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    Apparently, Verizon has disabled the app on their network.
     
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    I hope this isn't a dumb question, but what apps are good ones to delete and which are necessary? I know it is a personal preference, but would appreciate some guidance...
     
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    Just turn off the ones you don't want or use. They all run independently and Android will not allow you to turn of apps imperative to the operating system.
     
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    Check out this thread at our sister site...Bloatware

    And never delete apps y'all...
     
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