Android is the market place of a variety of applications. You’ll get many useful and interesting apps on the Google play store. A smartphone means background running function, which helps to run multiple apps at a time.
A high-eng phone comes with a better processor, more RAM and more internal memory, who helps to run many apps smoothly without any lag. However, for a low-end phone, it is difficult run many tasks at a time; that’s why you face hanging issue.
Suppose, one of your installed apps is always running in background and eating too much RAM and battery, then you can stop it by simply uninstalling the app. But, in the case of inbuilt apps like Google default apps, it is not possible to uninstall. Most Android phone manufacturers and wireless carriers preinstalled apps on their devices. They always run in background and affect your battery life and performance.
A rooted user can easily get rid of all these problems, but there are many users who actually don’t want to root their phone. So, here is the simple tutorial to disable Android apps without uninstalling them.
How to Disable Android Apps
1) In your Android device, go to your phone’s Settings and tap on Apps.
2) Here you’ll see different tabs like Downloaded, Running, All, etc. Swipe to All tab to see all of the applications.
3) Here all apps are arranged in alphabetically order. You can’t disable any app of this section. On an un-rooted device, you can only disable the pre installed apps. Now search for your app which you want to disable and tap on it. Here I have taken an example of Google+ app.
4) When you tap on Disable button, it’ll show you a warning that, “ If you disable a built-in app, other apps may misbehave. Your data will also be deleted.”. Now tap on OK button.
5) A new warning will show that, “Do you want to replace this app with the factory version?”. Just tap on OK button. It’ll uninstall the update version of Google+ and disable the factory version.
Re-enable the Disabled Android App
Anytime if you’ll want to re-enable that app which you have disabled before, just go to phone’s Settings >> Apps and scroll to Disabled tap. Search your desired application and tap on Enable button to re-enable it.
If you are not using a preinstalled app, then it is better to disable it. Then above snapshot I have taken on my SONY Xperia Z2, and you can try it on you any Android device in order to disable Android apps without uninstalling them.