[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
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"
5. Apps in above screenshots in list view:
Caller Name ID
Google Calendar Sync
Google Play Books
Google Play Games
Google Play Magazines
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Music
HP Print Service Plugin
My Verizon Mobile
Samsung Calendar SyncAda
Samsung Cloud Data Relay
Samsung Cloud Quota
Samsung Print Service
Samsung Push Service
Samsung SBrowser SyncAda
Samsung SNote3 SyncAdapt
Verizon Location Agent
Verizon Mobile Security
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!
Verizon Galaxy Note 3 - JB 4.3