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Default [HOW-TO]Disable Many Stock Apps Safely WITHOUT Root

Disclaimer: I am in no way responsible for any damage to your phone or frustration if anything goes wrong. See post #2 if some functionality is lost or if you cannot boot.

Many apps can be disabled that are built in for various benefits including battery life and performance. Here I will show you how, and which ones in particular I disable for a maximum gain from chipping out Verizon's bloatware on this device.

1. Navigate from your home screen by pressing your hardware menu key - Settings.
2. Select Application manager
3. Here you will see your downloaded applications. By swiping 2 times to the Left, it will bring you to the ALL tab.
4. a.) Here is where you be careful! Carefully make your selections and pay attention.
b.) I disable the following apps as a template for you but some functionality is lost. See post #2 for which features are lost, and which apps to re-enable.
c.) Select the application by taping on it. Then select the "Turn off" button.










5. Apps in above screenshots in list view:
Amazon
Amazon Kindle
Appstore
Audible
BlurbCheckout
Bubbles
Calendar Storage
Calendar Widget
Caller Name ID
com.verizon.permissions.ap..
com.verizon.permissions.vz
Gmail
Google Calendar Sync
Google Play Books
Google Play Games
Google Play Magazines
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Music
Google+
Group Play
Hangouts
HP Print Service Plugin
IMDB
InteractiveKeyboardTutorial
Mobile Print
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS
MobilePrintSvs_CUPS_Backe
My Verizon Mobile
NFL Mobile
Phase Beam
S Voice
Samsung account
Samsung Calendar SyncAda
Samsung Cloud Data Relay
Samsung Cloud Quota
Samsung Link
Samsung Print Service
Samsung Push Service
Samsung SBrowser SyncAda
Samsung SNote3 SyncAdapt
Samsung Updates
Samsung WAtchON
SNS
Sync Service
Talkback
Verizon Location Agent
Verizon Mobile Security
Verizon Tones
VZ Navigator
Weather Widget
Yahoo! Finance

6. Reboot device and enjoy


As you can see from my list above, I disable quite a lot. Most of it is common sense, read the apps and think if they apply to YOU!
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Alright some of the above might take away functionality of apps that others use that I do not. Here are details on things that are disabled that some users might want back.

Calendar functionality
Calendar Storage
Calendar Widget
Google Calendar Sync

Physical Printing from your Phone
Mobile Print
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS
MobilePrintSvs_CUPS_Backe

Verizon Apps
com.verizon.permissions.ap..
com.verizon.permissions.vz
Verizon Location Agent
Verizon Mobile Security
Verizon Tones
VZ Navigator

Unknown Incoming Calls Show Person's Real Name
Caller Name ID
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Cool man, glad that it helped
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Too bad we can't disable Samung's music app.

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So ppl start calling me from unsaved phone numbers and their name popped up! I was shocked to see this, and figured out that it is the app named Caller Name ID
I disabled it for now for battery life etc but out of curiosity, anyone know if Verizon charges for this service?
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So ppl start calling me from unsaved phone numbers and their name popped up! I was shocked to see this, and figured out that it is the app named Caller Name ID
I disabled it for now for battery life etc but out of curiosity, anyone know if Verizon charges for this service?
I believe 10 day trial, then $3/month after that.

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