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Here are 5 apps you should remove right now

Smartphones quickly become consumed by unnecessary apps that not only take up storage space, but can also affect your handset's performance and battery life. Well, enough is enough – it's time to clean up your smartphone. Here are five apps you should remove immediately. 

Whether it is by killing your battery life, using too much mobile data or shoving ads in your face: apps can be annoying in many ways. Sometimes we end up with too many apps on our phones, and the time arrives to tidy up. Delete these apps today and enjoy your smartphone more.

1. Apps that claim to save RAM

Apps running in the background eat up your RAM and use battery life, even if they're on standby. The idea behind apps that claim to boost your memory is to close these background apps systematically. Unfortunately, this exacerbates the problem.

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Apps take up RAM to function smoothly. / © AndroidPIT

Apps running in the background have to restart after you close them. Memory and battery life is used to restart the apps, and this constant closing and restarting of apps can make your phone unstable. So, these memory saving apps don't make any sense. Furthermore, Android manages RAM usage automatically and knows when to run an app or not, so third party apps aren't necessary.

2. Clean Master (or any cleaning app)

Cleaning apps promise to clean up your phone to boost performance. While it's true that deleted applications sometimes leave behind some cached data, it's not necessary to download a dedicated cleaner. Just go to Settings > Storage > and tap Cached data. At the Clear cached data prompt, hit OK.

Alternatively, you can clear the cache of individual apps by going to Settings > Apps > Downloaded and tapping on an app. On the next page, tap Clear Cache

Clean Master and similar apps often require a lot of battery power, and their in-app advertising has the potential to take a chunk out of your monthly data allowance. Remove such apps at your earliest convenience. 

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Just say no to cleaning apps. / © AndroidPIT

3. Facebook

Facebook is in trouble. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg's company may be experiencing its first real crisis. This adds to other problems encountered by the social network in recent years. It seems like the time is right to remove the application from your smartphone.

Uninstalling Facebook will speed up your smartphone, and improve your device's performance no matter how powerful it is, but this is no secret. The Facebook app for Android has become monstrous in recent years: high memory consumption, staying active in the background, demanding permissions, and worst of all, hungrily consuming of mobile data. 

If you really want to continue using Facebook, you can use the mobile site and add a shortcut on the home screen. Thus, when you close the web tab of Facebook, the site will no longer use the resources of your phone (battery, data plan etc.).

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Will you be deleting Facebook? / © shutterstock, AndroidPIT

4. Difficult to delete manufacturer bloatware 

Many smartphones have a lot of apps pre-installed. Whether it's apps for hotel booking, games, or functionally questionable office apps: many manufacturers install their own useless apps alongside the compulsory set of apps from Google. Ideally, it's just storage space wasted, but in the worst case, they take up battery life, screen real estate and can't even be uninstalled.

It is therefore worthwhile to look through your app list and delete the pre-installed apps. The easiest way to do this is by grabbing the respective app in the app drawer and then pulling it onto the app info icon. Then you will see if the app is uninstallable or only deactivatable. The latter option simply means the app is no longer launched upon restart and disappears from the app drawer, but it continues to occupy space anyway - these deactivated apps can only be completely removed after rooting your phone.

Some vendors won't let you uninstall Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks on your smartphone. This is annoying for users who don't care about social media, or those who don't need the app taking up space on their device. After all, in many cases, the mobile site is sufficient enough.

Remedy is to buy smartphones from manufacturers which allow the uninstallation of bloatware - for example, Huawei and Honor. Or buy smartphones which only come with a few third-party apps, like Google or Lenovo.

5. Battery savers

Similar to RAM boosters, battery-saving apps are often a load of rubbish. These apps offer a solution to one of the most-loathed smartphone problems in the world and promise miracles. There are only a few exceptions to the truth that battery-saving apps are merely billboards disguised as useful apps.

To really increase battery life, you have to reduce energy demand from the operating system and all running services and apps. So to be effective, energy-saving apps would need to take control of running Android. But since Android doesn't can't be controlled without root privileges, apps available in the Play Store can't simply step in and take control. At best, apps can advise or warn you when you're chewing through too many Energon cubes, but that's about it. If it closes power-hungry apps, those apps will likely automatically reopen anyway. Thus, the effect is reversed and energy consumption could actually increase.

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Typing on these apps will empty their caches. / © AndroidPIT

The alternative? Open your Battery settings. Find the app with the highest consumption in the list and forcing close it. Some app errors can also be resolved this way, which might have caused increased energy demand to begin with.

What other Android apps should I uninstall?

Consider removing any app you don't use, or any that seem to cause a particularly big battery drain, or consume excessive data. You can check which apps have the largest impact on the last two things by going to your battery settings page or data usage page in your Settings menu.

There are often alternatives to power-hungry apps that you regularly use, so give one of those a try and you might grow to love it as much as the original. 

Which Android apps do you think should be uninstalled? Which ones are you having trouble removing? Let us know in the comments below. 

This article has been rewritten since first publication. Comments below may not reflect current content.

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  • Alisa May 21, 2017

    Go to your phone settings scroll down until you see About Phone. Open that, a few lines down you should see Software Information. You'll press that and when it opens, couple of lines down, you will see I believe it's Build number. You have to click on that.... probably 5 to 7 times and that will open up another option in your settings called developers option. When developers options have been enabled and you will know that because the phone will warn you that you're about to enable it, don't be frightened, keep pressing it until it is finally unlocked. You can back up into the settings and most likely by scrolling down once more you will find developers options. You are almost there now, open the developers options and scroll down to the very end where you'll see the options for background applications. You could choose strict mode amongst other things. There you can choos or customize it to your liking. I hope that helps good luck.

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  • Hi,
    My phone is giving notification to update whats app. But there isn't enough memory. All apps are preinstalled and there isn't uninstall option. Now my whats can no longer open unless i free up space. Option available are Disable and Force stop. This is frustrating, i need to use my whats app. Phone is Samsung J2. 8GB internal storage. Any suggestion. Thanks


  • Samy 2 months ago Link to comment

    Change the title to Use the One Plus device instead of deleting app.. Lol


  • That has to be redone each time you restart your phone.


  • Everybody Likes to try things On there phones,but when your seeing stupid adverts,you just want to uninstall the annoying adverts,why as Google allowed this is just spoiling android,but the only thing they are bothered about,is the money they make from the companies paying to show the adverts


  • Great article. I have often wondered why Google even allows these apps in the google store?


  • Get rid of your cancer giving radiation emitting device altogether. Declassified docs show that we are all getting brain cancer from these.


  • Why dont phone companys just stop with all the bloatware.. and help us save on battery life..


  • great article! useful information that is factually correct. thanks!


  • The last 3 phones I've owned, have been Huawei phones, have had VERY minimal bloat that could either be removed, or just turned off. Unlike the "samsungs" or carrier phones that you cannot remove, and, have features restricted or removed, they are very easy to clean up.


  • What about removing appnews? I just moved from a Note 5 to a Note 8 and half the times I click a desktop icon, adds pop up. This is complements of addnews, which uses every trick in the book to invade my phone: gps, cell towers, 1x1 pixel clear frames, contacts list, email, and any other way - there are dozens. It is a (hidden) stand-alone app and it infects or is included in a number of PlayStore apps. Last night it woke me with a weird ringtone at 3:00 am when my phone was being charged and was in hibernate mode. It then turned on the screen and began displaying ads. Every time I tried to close it, it just switched to another app. It is disconcerting to tap the phone icon and be confronted with a page full of targeted apps.

    Does anybody know how to find and kill this (its EULA gives a link for EU members to opt out because of their privacy laws, but the US seems to have no opt out option. Who needs the NSA when appnews is collecting just about every piece of info on your phone?

    HELP!


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  • How to save mobile battery life is my favorite search in google with thousand of comments...

    Following are helpful for me:-
    1. Data sync OFF
    2. lower screen brightness low
    3. Lock screen time out 15 secs
    4. Battery saver On inbuilt (normal saving or ultra saving - h/s dependent)
    5. No sreen saver
    6. Dont keep background activities(Under developer option)
    7.Limit background process to any no. of your choice(Under developer option)
    8.GPS /Location off.
    9. Phone in flight mode where you know that no mobile network/Too weak to make call and data.
    10. On mobile data only when you needed.
    11. Limit -Tethering and Hotspot (your mobile is not dongle)
    12. Good hahit :- Switch off when battery percent is low- dont allow auto switch off!!
    ....

    Googling and rooting your device would nt help much.!!!!

    example : Google services will search and try it nomal process untill it find single missing components(disabled/deleted music, vio, youtube, email, gmail, drive, chrome, calender...........

    Check your battery capacity::
    Suppose your battry is 2000mAH expecting will work for 24 hrs with 3g /4g network.. it s will be in your dream!

    Those who have high capacity battery(3800mAh-5000mAh) phone can work around process shared by exper.

    Below are Mother(Google Services) searching and crying for missing son/daighter(mising services- which i deleted from system)!!!!!!!?


    com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:25.481: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { act=com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START pkg=com.google.android.gms } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:25.482: W/ActivityManager(794): Unbind failed: could not find connection for android.os.BinderProxy@2aebe51c
    02-12 10:30:25.482: E/GmsClient(25194): unable to connect to service: com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START on com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:25.485: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { act=com.google.android.gms.location.reporting.service.START pkg=com.google.android.gms } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:25.487: W/ActivityManager(794): Unbind failed: could not find connection for android.os.BinderProxy@35e74525
    02-12 10:30:25.488: E/GmsClient(25194): unable to connect to service: com.google.android.gms.location.reporting.service.START on com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:25.500: W/DropBoxEntryAddedChimeraService(25194): Could not connect to Google API Client, giving up...
    02-12 10:30:25.501: I/MultiDex(10585): VM with version 2.1.0 has multidex support
    02-12 10:30:25.502: I/MultiDex(10585): install
    02-12 10:30:25.502: I/MultiDex(10585): VM has multidex support, MultiDex support library is disabled.
    02-12 10:30:25.519: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { act=com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START pkg=com.google.android.gms } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:25.522: W/ActivityManager(794): Unbind failed: could not find connection for android.os.BinderProxy@2aec0ea1
    02-12 10:30:25.524: E/GmsClient(25194): unable to connect to service: com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START on com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:25.565: W/art (10585): Suspending all threads took: 5.475ms
    02-12 10:30:25.572: I/art (10585): Background sticky concurrent mark sweep GC freed 1565(79KB) AllocSpace objects, 0(0B) LOS objects, 0% free, 1232KB/1232KB, paused 10.346ms total 32.563ms
    02-12 10:30:25.601: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): onSignalStrengthsChanged signalStrength=SignalStrength: 99 0 -120 -160 -120 -1 -1 20 -102 -12 0 2147483647 2147483647 gsm|lte level=1
    02-12 10:30:25.601: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): updateIconSet, voice network type is: 13/LTE, data network type is: 13/LTE
    02-12 10:30:25.602: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): chosenNetworkType=13 hspaDataDistinguishable=false hspapDistinguishable=false showAtLeastThreeGees=false
    02-12 10:30:25.602: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): updateDataType sub=0, type=13, inetCondition=1 showAtLeast3G=false show4GforLte=true hspaDistinguishable=false
    02-12 10:30:25.602: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): data type item name: array/telephony_data_type_sim1
    02-12 10:30:25.602: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): data type item id: 2131165188
    02-12 10:30:25.603: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): updateDataType mSelectedDataTypeIcon[0]=2130837829, mSelectedDataActivityIndex=5
    02-12 10:30:25.604: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): hasService: mServiceState=0 0 home Vodafone IN Vodafone IN 405755 LTE LTE CSS not supported -1 -1 RoamInd=-1 DefRoamInd=-1 EmergOnly=false retVal=true
    02-12 10:30:25.604: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): updateTelephonySignalStrength: hasService=true ss=SignalStrength: 99 0 -120 -160 -120 -1 -1 20 -102 -12 0 2147483647 2147483647 gsm|lte
    02-12 10:30:25.604: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): hasService: mServiceState=0 0 home Vodafone IN Vodafone IN 405755 LTE LTE CSS not supported -1 -1 RoamInd=-1 DefRoamInd=-1 EmergOnly=false retVal=true
    02-12 10:30:25.604: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): getSignalStrengthIcon: sub=0, inetCondition=1, level=1 isRoaming=false
    02-12 10:30:25.605: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): signalStrengthArray.length = 9
    02-12 10:30:25.605: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): selectedTypeArray.length = 2
    02-12 10:30:25.606: D/TelephonyIcons(2425): inetArray.length = 5
    02-12 10:30:25.607: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): updateTelephonySignalStrength: iconLevel=1
    02-12 10:30:25.607: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): updateTelephonySignalStrength, No signal level. mPhoneSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mDataSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mQSPhoneSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/ic_qs_signal_full_1 mContentDescriptionPhoneSignal = string/accessibility_phone_one_bar
    02-12 10:30:25.608: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): refreshViews connected={ data } level=1 combinedSignalIconId=0x7f020232/com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully combinedActivityIconId=0x0 mobileLabel=Vodafone IN 4G wifiLabel= emergencyOnly=false combinedLabel=Vodafone IN 4G mAirplaneMode=false mDataActivity=0 mPhoneSignalIconId=0x7f020232/com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mQSPhoneSignalIconId=0x7f02009f/com.android.systemui:drawable/ic_qs_signal_full_1 mDataDirectionIconId=0x0/(null) mDataSignalIconId=0x7f020232/com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mDataTypeIconId=0x7f020145/com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_data_fully_connected_4g mQSDataTypeIconId=0x7f02009b/com.android.systemui:drawable/ic_qs_signal_4g mNoSimIconId=0x0/(null) mWifiIconId=0x0/(null) mQSWifiIconId=0x0/(null) mWifiActivityIconId=0x0/(null) mBluetoothTetherIconId=0x108069c/android:drawable/stat_sys_tether_bluetooth
    02-12 10:30:25.609: D/SignalClusterView(2425): yuan setMobileDataIndicators strengthIcon = 2130838066Roaming = false
    02-12 10:30:25.609: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): refreshSignalCluster - setMobileDataIndicators: mHasMobileDataFeature = true mPhoneSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mDataSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mMobileActivityIconId = (null) mDataTypeIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_data_fully_connected_4g mNoSimIconId = (null)
    02-12 10:30:25.609: D/SignalClusterView(2425): yuan setMobileDataIndicators strengthIcon = 2130838066Roaming = false
    02-12 10:30:25.610: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): refreshSignalCluster - setMobileDataIndicators: mHasMobileDataFeature = true mPhoneSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mDataSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mMobileActivityIconId = (null) mDataTypeIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_data_fully_connected_4g mNoSimIconId = (null)
    02-12 10:30:25.610: D/SignalClusterView(2425): yuan setMobileDataIndicators strengthIcon = 2130838066Roaming = false
    02-12 10:30:25.611: D/StatusBar.NetworkController(2425): refreshSignalCluster - setMobileDataIndicators: mHasMobileDataFeature = true mPhoneSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mDataSignalIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_signal_1_fully mMobileActivityIconId = (null) mDataTypeIconId = com.android.systemui:drawable/stat_sys_data_fully_connected_4g mNoSimIconId = (null)
    02-12 10:30:25.626: I/art (10585): Background partial concurrent mark sweep GC freed 193(24KB) AllocSpace objects, 0(0B) LOS objects, 45% free, 1243KB/2MB, paused 8.343ms total 53.966ms
    02-12 10:30:25.636: I/BaseStore(10585): ConfigStore database version: 1
    02-12 10:30:25.679: I/BaseStore(10585): Store database version: 134
    02-12 10:30:25.721: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { cmp=com.google.android.music/.net.NetworkMonitor } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:25.848: I/GoogleURLConnFactory(10585): Using platform SSLCertificateSocketFactory
    02-12 10:30:25.850: I/GoogleHttpClient(10585): Using GMS GoogleHttpClient
    02-12 10:30:25.861: W/ActivityThread(10585): ClassLoader.loadClass: The class loader returned by Thread.getContextClassLoader() may fail for processes that host multiple applications. You should explicitly specify a context class loader. For example: Thread.setContextClassLoader(getClass().getClassLoader());
    02-12 10:30:25.884: I/art (10585): Background sticky concurrent mark sweep GC freed 4658(235KB) AllocSpace objects, 2(32KB) LOS objects, 24% free, 1722KB/2MB, paused 11.527ms total 27.116ms
    02-12 10:30:25.890: I/GHttpClientFactory(10585): Using our fixed implementation of GMSCore's GoogleHttpClient
    02-12 10:30:25.892: I/GoogleURLConnFactory(10585): Using platform SSLCertificateSocketFactory
    02-12 10:30:25.932: E/Vold (248): Failed to find mounted volume for /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/
    02-12 10:30:25.935: W/ContextImpl(10585): Failed to ensure directory: /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files
    02-12 10:30:25.979: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { cmp=com.google.android.music/.preferences.MusicPreferenceService$MusicPreferenceServiceBinder } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): Error getting mount points using method: MOUNT_SERVICE
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not connect to the preference service
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.preferences.MusicPreferencesServiceDatasource.bindToPreferenceService(MusicPreferencesServiceDatasource.java:77)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.preferences.MusicPreferences.getMusicPreferences(MusicPreferences.java:2003)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.download.cache.StorageProbeUtils.getLocationsWithMountService(StorageProbeUtils.java:222)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.download.cache.StorageProbeUtils.access$000(StorageProbeUtils.java:27)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.download.cache.StorageProbeUtils$ProbeMethod.getMountPoints(StorageProbeUtils.java:47)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.download.cache.StorageProbeUtils.findAllLocations(StorageProbeUtils.java:133)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.download.cache.CacheLocationManager.initialize(CacheLocationManager.java:211)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.download.cache.CacheLocationManager.getInstance(CacheLocationManager.java:108)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.google.android.music.store.MusicContentProvider.onCreate(MusicContentProvider.java:550)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1730)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.content.ContentProvider.attachInfo(ContentProvider.java:1705)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.installProvider(ActivityThread.java:4999)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.installContentProviders(ActivityThread.java:4594)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4534)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.access$1500(ActivityThread.java:151)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1364)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5254)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:902)
    02-12 10:30:25.982: E/StorageProbeUtils(10585): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:697)
    02-12 10:30:25.986: E/Vold (248): Failed to find mounted volume for /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/
    02-12 10:30:25.989: W/ContextImpl(10585): Failed to ensure directory: /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files
    02-12 10:30:26.009: E/Vold (248): Failed to find mounted volume for /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/
    02-12 10:30:26.018: W/ContextImpl(10585): Failed to ensure directory: /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files
    02-12 10:30:26.039: D/MusicLifecycle(10585): com.google.android.music.MusicApplication generated event: Application created
    02-12 10:30:26.044: W/ActivityManager(794): getRunningAppProcesses: caller 10068 does not hold REAL_GET_TASKS; limiting output
    02-12 10:30:26.078: W/ResourcesManager(10585): Asset path '/system/framework/com.android.media.remotedisplay.jar' does not exist or contains no resources.
    02-12 10:30:26.079: W/ResourcesManager(10585): Asset path '/system/framework/com.android.location.provider.jar' does not exist or contains no resources.
    02-12 10:30:26.130: I/SurfaceFlinger(250): FPS: 9
    02-12 10:30:26.193: W/art (10585): Suspending all threads took: 35.015ms
    02-12 10:30:26.198: I/art (10585): Background sticky concurrent mark sweep GC freed 1418(166KB) AllocSpace objects, 2(32KB) LOS objects, 0% free, 2MB/2MB, paused 38.725ms total 57.452ms
    02-12 10:30:26.237: W/linker (10585): libconscrypt_gmscore_jni.so: unused DT entry: type 0xf arg 0x1dc
    02-12 10:30:26.240: V/NativeCrypto(10585): Registering com/google/android/gms/org/conscrypt/NativeCrypto's 276 native methods...
    02-12 10:30:26.254: W/art (10585): Suspending all threads took: 10.100ms
    02-12 10:30:26.269: I/art (10585): Background partial concurrent mark sweep GC freed 906(53KB) AllocSpace objects, 0(0B) LOS objects, 39% free, 4MB/6MB, paused 15.691ms total 63.067ms
    02-12 10:30:26.297: I/art (10585): Rejecting re-init on previously-failed class java.lang.Class<com.google.android.gms.org.conscrypt.DelegatingExtendedSSLSession>
    02-12 10:30:26.298: I/art (10585): Rejecting re-init on previously-failed class java.lang.Class<com.google.android.gms.org.conscrypt.DelegatingExtendedSSLSession>
    02-12 10:30:26.300: I/art (10585): Rejecting re-init on previously-failed class java.lang.Class<com.google.android.gms.org.conscrypt.DelegatingExtendedSSLSession>
    02-12 10:30:26.357: I/ProviderInstaller(10585): Installed default security provider GmsCore_OpenSSL
    02-12 10:30:26.358: D/AndroidMusic(10585): GMSCore installation verified
    02-12 10:30:26.460: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { cmp=com.google.android.music/.preferences.MusicPreferenceService$MusicPreferenceServiceBinder } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:26.461: D/AndroidRuntime(10585): Shutting down VM
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): FATAL EXCEPTION: main
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): Process: com.google.android.music:main, PID: 10585
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to create application com.google.android.music.MusicApplication: java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not connect to the preference service
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4556)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.access$1500(ActivityThread.java:151)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:1364)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:102)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:135)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5254)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:372)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:902)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:697)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not connect to the preference service
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at com.google.android.music.preferences.MusicPreferencesServiceDatasource.bindToPreferenceService(MusicPreferencesServiceDatasource.java:77)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at com.google.android.music.preferences.MusicPreferences.getMusicPreferences(MusicPreferences.java:2003)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at com.google.android.music.MusicApplication.onCreate(MusicApplication.java:99)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.app.Instrumentation.callApplicationOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1012)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): at android.app.ActivityThread.handleBindApplication(ActivityThread.java:4553)
    02-12 10:30:26.463: E/AndroidRuntime(10585): ... 9 more
    02-12 10:30:26.466: I/Process (10585): Sending signal. PID: 10585 SIG: 9
    02-12 10:30:26.509: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { act=com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START pkg=com.google.android.gms } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:26.512: W/ActivityManager(794): Unbind failed: could not find connection for android.os.BinderProxy@a00cd4c
    02-12 10:30:26.512: E/GmsClient(25194): unable to connect to service: com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START on com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:26.516: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { act=com.google.android.gms.location.reporting.service.START pkg=com.google.android.gms } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:26.519: W/ActivityManager(794): Unbind failed: could not find connection for android.os.BinderProxy@15acc195
    02-12 10:30:26.520: E/GmsClient(25194): unable to connect to service: com.google.android.gms.location.reporting.service.START on com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:26.522: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { act=com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START pkg=com.google.android.gms } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:26.524: W/ActivityManager(794): Unbind failed: could not find connection for android.os.BinderProxy@2bc802aa
    02-12 10:30:26.527: E/GmsClient(25194): unable to connect to service: com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START on com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:26.528: W/DropBoxEntryAddedChimeraService(25194): Could not connect to Google API Client, giving up...
    02-12 10:30:26.532: W/ActivityManager(794): Unable to start service Intent { act=com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START pkg=com.google.android.gms } U=0: not found
    02-12 10:30:26.533: W/ActivityManager(794): Unbind failed: could not find connection for android.os.BinderProxy@e751e9b
    02-12 10:30:26.534: E/GmsClient(25194): unable to connect to service: com.google.android.gms.clearcut.service.START on com.google.android.gms
    02-12 10:30:26.573: I/ActivityManager(794): Process com.google.android.music:main (pid 10585) has died
    02-12 10:30:26.614: I/ActivityManager(794): Start proc 10621:com.google.android.music:main/u0a68 for restart com.google.android.music:main


  • Tino 5 months ago Link to comment

    Actually uninstall all these battery saver and cleaning apps and saw a drastically increase in my battery life never knew that it was using a lot of power on my phone. So just beaware that theses apps don't work and they just there to make your phone look nice.


  • I liked this article, but am very disappointed with the image of the android throwing away MS Word, Adobe PDF Reader, Crome and Hangouts. It's a good enough article on its own, so why turn it into misleading click-bait by insinuating that those particular apps need to go? I thought I would be told to toss those apps for smaller, less battery draining versions of the above, but instead was told pretty standard (but useful) info. I know it's easier to convey the term "app" with app icons people can recognize. But to use images of apps that are beneficial and less-likely in need of deletion is frustrating and misleading. But again, thank you for a good article. The types of apps you DO mention are really problematic, and more people need to be aware of them.


  • Sorin 6 months ago Link to comment

    I tested some "cleaning" applications and after a long time I found that they just "cleaned" my battery, I did not know why I had to charge the phone quite often. Now I know!
    With antivirus and battery savers, the same story. It's true I did not have the patience to uninstall bloatware applications, for each phone being another procedure.

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