Disabling what does disabling an app do?

What does it mean by disabling an application? What does a disabled application do and why and when you should disable an app? Get your answers from here.

There is a lot of confusion between disabling applications and Uninstalling applications.

Disabling an app is useful when you want to free up some RAM memory. This is a temporary process as you can enable the apps whenever you want. Unlike uninstalling an app, which means that the app is completely removed from the device and to recover it, you have to download it.

What do Disabling Apps do?

Disabling an application will free up some space on your phone by stopping the app from running in the background. But it will not delete the app and its files.

You should disable an app in scenarios when you want to keep the app and its data, but at the same time, you want to free up some memory. Anytime, you wish you can enable that app and it will work as it was. However, it might need to update as disabled apps don’t get to update in the background.

What happens when an Application is Disabled on Android? 

Technically speaking, disabling apps doesn’t impact your phone negatively. In other words, when apps are disabled, your phone deletes all the cached data associated with that app. Also, all the updates of the application are deleted from the phone.

What remains is the original application only which is there for you every time you need it back.

So simply, we can say that disabling those apps that you are not using is good as it gives you more storage space with less to no cached or trash data, thus making your android function better.

What are the Benefits of Disabling Applications on Android?

There is a hell of a lot of benefits of disabling applications on android phone. It can help you in various ways. Some of the advantages are mentioned below.

  1. Disabling unimportant system applications can save a lot of phones’ memory.
  2. It can help you save your phone’s battery and increase its life.
  3. Disabling apps can save you from the irritation of getting tons of notifications and pop-ups every second.
  4. Last but not the least, disabling bloatware apps can help improve the performance and functionality of your phone.

Is it safe to Disable apps on an Android phone?

It depends on which type of application you want to disable. Disabling individual applications that are not connected directly to any other application is completely safe. So, you can and should disable all the applications that are not in your use, such as bloatware applications. 

However, if you disable an app that is impacting any other application directly or indirectly can cause your device’s system harm. Let us explain to you with some examples. Suppose you disable the ‘Camera’ application, then it will also affect the ‘Gallery’ of your Android because both are interconnected. 

Similarly, if you will disable the ‘Package Installer’ of your android, it will affect all the installations of your phone. Hence, you will not be able to install any other application or package.

Overall, we can say that disabling apps is safe for your android system and it will not harm your phone’s performance in any way. However, disabling important applications can cause serious issues with your phone.

Which Applications should you Disable on your Android?

Many people ask this question because they don’t know which applications are really needed to be disabled on Android. Here we are sharing some types of applications that you should disable if you want to clean up your phone and enhance its functioning.

  1. Bloatware applications
  2. Unused applications that keep running in the background.
  3. Battery-saving applications.
  4. Storage cleaning applications.
  5. Resource-hungry social media apps.
  6. Storage savers
  7. Installed Camera Applications.

What is the Difference between Disabling and Uninstalling Applications?

Many people think that disabling and deleting an application are the same but not. Both seem to be similar but are somehow different. Let’s put some light on the major difference between both.

Disabling an App

  • Disabling an app disables the application with respect to its appearance in the application list. The application gets removed from the memory of the system but retains its purchasing information. It can be restored easily to start its usage again.

Uninstalling and Deleting an Application

  • Uninstalling and deleting an application involves a complete removal/deletion of an application from the memory of android. You cannot access it again until you reinstall it or purchase it again.

So it’s better to disable an application if it is not useful for the time being instead of deleting it permanently