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Applications Overview

You can download and install new applications on your device. Use Application settings to manage your downloaded and preloaded applications.

Warning: Because this device can be configured with system software not provided by or supported by Google or any other company, you operate this software at your own risk.

Application Options

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Applications applications settings icon.

    screenshot of applications
  2. If you have disabled applications:
  • Tap All apps dropdown menu icon at the top left of the screen.
  • Tap All apps, Enabled, or Disabled.
  1. Tap More options options icon to configure the following:
  • Sort by size/name: Sort the apps by size or name.
  • Default applications: Choose or change apps that are used by default for certain features, like email or browsing the Internet.
  • App permissions: Control which apps have permissions to use certain features of your device.
  • Show/Hide system apps: Show or hide system (background) apps.
  • Special access: Optimize battery usage for individual apps, enable device administrator apps, choose apps that can appear over other running apps, select which apps can change system settings, and more.
  • Reset app preferences: Reset options that have been changed. Existing app data is not deleted.

Note: Options vary by application.

Manage Apps

You can view and update information about an application, including memory usage, default settings, and permissions.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon > Applications applications settings icon.

    screenshot of applications
  2. Tap an application to view and update information about the application. The following options are displayed:
  • Uninstall/Disable: Uninstall or disable the application. Preloaded apps can only be disabled.
  • Force stop: Stop an app that is misbehaving. Restart your device if stopping an app, process, or service causes your device to stop working correctly.
  • Mobile data: View mobile data usage.
  • Battery: View battery usage since the last full charge.
  • Storage: Manage the app’s storage usage.
  • Memory: View memory usage.
  • Notifications: Configure notifications from the app.
  • Permissions: View permissions granted to the app for access to your device’s information.
  • Set as default: Set the app as a default for a certain category of apps.