Android 4 treat: Disable built-in apps.

Don't care for all the apps your carrier adds to Android? Well now you can get rid of them!

From the Home screen press the Menu button, select Manage apps, select the app you don't want, and select Disable. Press OK to confirm. Poof! The app is now gone and will never bother you again.

All right, maybe it's not "gone" exactly, just disabled. It's still available in case you change your mind later. To re-enable it perform the same steps, but this time the button will say Enable instead of Disable. Disabled apps are at the bottom of the list. As long as the app is disabled, it will never run, so it will never drain your battery, use up your data plan, make rude noises, or clutter the notification bar with its icons.

This user feature is made possible by a new developer API: the COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED_USER flag. The Settings app calls PackageManager.setApplicationEnabledSetting with this flag in order to disable an app. The _USER at the end means that the user disabled it so the user can re-enable it later if desired.

Note: If you disable an app that has a home screen widget, you'll need to remove the widget yourself.
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