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Disable Applications in the Apps Screen

Disable Applications in the Apps Screen

You can hide icons for some apps you don't use often within the Apps screen by disabling one or more apps. Start by tapping the Menu icon and then tap Uninstall/Disable Apps in the menu. The Uninstall/Disable Apps screen appears (see Figure 2), so you can select one or more apps to hide.

Figure 2 Apps you can disable have a black circle with a red line in the upper-right corner of the app icon.

Swipe back and forth between Apps screen pages to view the apps you can disable. After you tap on an app you want to disable, tap OK in the window; this window tells you the app will be disabled, and all data related to the app will be deleted. If updates have been installed for the app, you'll see the Uninstall Updates window. Tap Uninstall in the window to continue disabling the app. The app is disabled, and you won't see the app in the Uninstall/Disable Apps screen.

Note that if you tap on an icon for a downloaded app, you'll see the Uninstall App window instead, so you can uninstall the app by tapping OK in the window. You can't disable a downloaded app; if you want the app back, you'll have to download it from the Play Store app again.

Return to the Apps screen by tapping the left arrow icon within the menu bar at the top of the screen. The disabled app doesn't appear in the Apps screen. You can view disabled apps by tapping the Menu icon and then tapping Show Disabled Apps in the menu. The Disabled Apps screen displays icons with your disabled apps.

You can restore the app by tapping the app icon; a green check mark appears in the box in the upper right corner of the app icon. After you tap all the icons of the apps you want to restore, tap Done in the menu bar at the top of the screen. The app icon appears after the last app in the Apps list.

The restored app is the version of the app that shipped with the Tab 4; if any updates are available, you need to start your restored app and update the app to the latest version.

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