What is Galaxy S7 application manager?
Galaxy S7 application manager is a special app that allows you to manage all apps installed on the phone. This includes both pre-installed apps and apps installed by you.
Within Galaxy S7 application manager, you can:
- Check storage usage of all apps.
- Check data usage by all apps.
- Check and manage app permissions.
- Check and manage app notifications.
- Check battery usage of all apps.
- Check memory usage of all apps.
- Uninstall apps installed by you.
- Disable some pre-installed apps.
- Force stop most apps.
- Clear cache for apps.
- Clear data for apps (reset app).
As the name suggests, Galaxy S7 application manager allows you to manage all aspects of apps installed in your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge.
How to access Galaxy S7 application manager?
You can access Galaxy S7 application manager from Galaxy S7 Settings.
As shown below, in Settings page for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, tap Applications
Then tap Application manager to access Galaxy S7 application manager as shown below.
How to list apps in Galaxy S7 application manager?
Now, in Galaxy S7 application manager page, you can see a list of apps installed on Galaxy S7 or S7 edge as shown below.
By default, all apps, including enabled and disabled, are listed.
You can tap All apps as shown below.
Then tap Disabled to list apps that are disabled as shown below.
This will list apps that were installed, but were disabled. Of course, you can also just list enabled apps similarly.
The list include bother pre-installed apps and apps installed by you. For pre-installed apps, as mentioned in Galaxy S7 Apps screen page, you cannot uninstall them.
But you can disable them if you do not want to use these apps. Some of the pre-installed apps are actually bloatware.
How to use additional options in Galaxy S7 application manager?
You can tap MORE button in top right to find more options in Galaxy S7 application manager, as shown above.
The More button appears on all pages of Application manager.
These additional options typically include (as shown above):
- Show system apps. By default, the system apps are not listed. Tap this button to include system apps in the list. Do not confuse system apps with pre-installed apps. System apps are considered as essential part of the Android. You probably cannot disable them.
- Apps that can appear on top. You can select apps that are allowed to show their buttons, pop-ups and other elements over other apps you are using now. If some apps pop-out annoying messages when you are using an app, you can deselect these apps here.
- Change system settings. You can select and deselect apps that can change system settings, for example, turn on/off Bluetooth settings.
- Reset app preferences. You can reset all your preferences related to apps, including default apps, block notifications, background data restrictions and app permission restrictions as shown below. The changes you made in Galaxy S7 application will be reset.
How to use Galaxy S7 application manager to disable or uninstall apps?
As mentioned, you can use Galaxy S7 application manager to manage all aspects of apps in your Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 edge.
For example, you want to disable Flipboard briefing.
In most regions, you can actually disable the app behind it.
You can find Briefing in the app list under Galaxy S7 application manager.
Tap Disable as shown below.
You now should get a warning on disabling pre-installed apps. It warn you this may cause problems.
So, you should only disable apps that you are sure about.
Tap Disable to continue as shown below.
For pre-installed apps, you need reset the app to factory state. This requires you to uninstall updates installed by you.
Tap OK to proceed.
Once the pre-installed app is disabled, the Disable button changes to Enable as shown below. You can enable it at any time in the future.
For apps installed by you, you can uninstall them from Galaxy S7 or S7 edge directly. Once apps are uninstalled, you will not find it in application manager.
Manage apps in Galaxy S7 application manager
In addition to uninstalling apps or disabling apps, Galaxy S7 application manager allows you to manage other aspects of the all apps including:
- Force stop. If some apps consume a lot of battery or background data, you can tap for stop button as shown above to stop it.
- Check storage usage.
- Check data usage.
- Manage permissions for this app. You can check permissions for individual apps. Then grant or remove permissions for it. Please check this guide on how to manage app permissions on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
- Manage notifications. You can choose block notification for any apps (except a few system apps).
- Set as default app or clear default app. You can set any app as a default app for some actions. You can also remove an app as default app for some actions.
- Check battery usage of any apps.
- Check memory usage of any apps.
Can you use Galaxy S7 application manager to manage apps on your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge?
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
For more Galaxy S7 camera guides, please check Galaxy S7 camera guide page