How To Freeze Android Bloatware- System Apps

It has probably happened to you. You get your new desktop or laptop in the mail or bring it home from a store, fire it up (after staring at the icon-happy quick set-up poster), and find yourself confronted with a screen full of programs that you didn’t install- the phenomenon known as bloatware.

A growing trend with Android smartphones is the inclusion of bloatware (software/apps that come preinstalled on the phones). While bloatware is easily uninstallable when included onto Windows PCs, uninstalling bloatware from your Android phone is a bit more tricky (need root).

Android Bloatware

Sure, Android users have been harassed by the presence of apps that were locked into the phone and impossible to uninstall. Users who didn’t want any of these preinstalled apps had to lump it, and turn an unseeing eye to the offending apps. Most trouble is the apps (bloatware) running at the background and eating your battery. Android latest OS, Android 4.0 ICS provide user switch setting to disable bloatware.This switch won’t remove the app from your phone, which means it still takes up memory, but it prevents the app from running and hides the icon from your App drawer. The step really quite simple:

1. Go into the main system settings. (You can get there by selecting the “Settings” icon within your phone’s app tray.)

2. Scroll down to the “Device” section and select the “Apps” option.

Android Power Twitter3. Tap the tab at the top that’s labeled “All,” then scroll through the list to find the app you want to blast.

4. Tap on the app, then tap the “Disable” button. Tap “OK” on the confirmation box that appears.

But, If your phones still not upgrade to Android 4.0 ICS. Then you need AntTek App Manager to Freeze or disable the bloatware.

AntTek App Manager is a free and powerful utility to manage Android apps, data, and caches and only  support rooted devices (How to Root Android Phones). It offers several advanced features such as,

One-click to clear system caches, internal caches and sdcard caches
Back up/restore a system or regular apps
Freeze/defrost a system or regular apps
Clear cache/data for system or regular apps
Delete/uninstall a system or regular apps
Different choices on app filters (system app, third-party apps, running apps, custom text-   based filter…), and sort (by app’s size, name)
Widget to clear cache

Download AntTek App Manager: Google Play Store

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