The Samsung Galaxy 5S has excellent hardware specifications able to undoubtedly run any of the many apps or games made for Android devices. However, the power isn’t matched by the on board storage space, as a prudent shopper you probably know that Samsung currently only offers the base 16GB version of the S5 over on this side of the pond.
With a greatly limited internal storage capacity that can potentially diminish quickly under the strain of graphic intense games all of which cannot be moved to the expandable SD card due to an Android 4.2 limitation, Galaxy S5 owners are left to remove or freeze bloatware/preloaded apps that aren’t useful.
Google it seems, has realized that Android devices should not need to be rooted in order to disable a preloaded app. However, it must be noted that by disabling any bloatware apps it will not delete the app from your device; this simply turns those apps off and removes it from your app drawer as well as disables all future notifications or push messages from them also.
Here’s a great simple method.
1. Pull down the notification bar and locate the little gear sprocket icon in the top right corner. Tap it. The settings for your device will then open.
2. Click the top right “More Options”. Scroll down until you see Application Manager. Tap it. The application settings will open.
3. Notice that at the top of the screen, there are three tabs: Downloaded, Running, and All. Tap the tab labeled All to view all installed apps on your Galaxy S5.
4. Scroll down until you find an app that you would like to disable, such as S-Voice, S-Memo or AT&T Navigator.
5. Tap the app icon; a settings window for that app will open allowing you to modify all aspects of its launching behavior.
At the top of the app settings page will be listed the app and its icon, immediately under that will be two buttons: Force Stop and Disable. If the app has been updated at all, the second button, tap to disable. If the button is labeled Uninstall Updates, tap it to uninstall the updates.
Note: This is not a complete app removal. This process simply removes the application icon from your apps list and notifications from being synced. All disabled apps will still show up in the “ALL” or “Turned Off” tab of your device Application manager with a “Disabled” status. Now, really start enjoying your new annoyance-free Galaxy S5 smartphone!