How to Disable or Freeze Background Apps on Android Device Without Root 2022

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Android has always been considered the “most powerful” mobile platform over iOS due to freedom from third-party apps. This allows for great automation simply because Android apps can do more when running in the background. However, this has a downside as it opens the door to potential further battery drain due to background processes running on the device. However, the vast majority of users won’t see Android O on their devices for several months (if ever).

However, if you’re using Android 7.0 or Android 7.1, there’s a simple trick you can use to manually stop an app from running in the background, and it doesn’t require root or a third-party app. It’s one thing to know that you’re charging your phone with apps running in the background, because you’re willing to sacrifice some of your battery life for the benefits they provide. It’s a different story if you just download traditional apps that aren’t optimized and run background tasks when you don’t want or even need them.

Get Android bloatware list via ADB

We recognize all apps by their names, which appear in the device’s app drawer. However, to uninstall system apps, you need to know the package name of the apps you want to remove. There are three ways to find the package name of an Android app.

  • Visit an app’s page on the Google Play Store in a desktop browser. The package name is right after the ‘id=’ in the URL. An app package name looks like “com.google.android.gm”. However, you may not find the package names of system apps.
  • Try apps like Package Browser, App Inspector, Package Name Viewer, etc.
  • You can also get the full list of packages installed on your Android phone or tablet using the adb shell pm list packages command.

Anyway, let’s see how we can have the complete list of system apps present on any Android device. Please note that to run ADB commands, you need to configure ADB and Fastboot on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer and install the appropriate Android USB driver.

  • Download the latest Android SDK platform tools and extract the zip file.
  • Open your device settings and enable USB debugging from developer options.
  • Go to Display in phone settings and increase the screen timeout duration.
  • Now connect your Android device to the computer via USB.
  • Navigate to the “platform-tools” folder and launch a command prompt or PowerShell window. You can get this option from the Windows context menu by pressing Shift + right mouse button.
  • Alternatively, you can quickly open a command window from a folder window by typing “cmd” in the File Explorer address bar and pressing the Enter key.
  • When you have opened the command prompt, run the following command to check if a proper connection has been established between your computer and the ADB daemon.
  • In the meantime, keep an eye on your unlocked phone screen and allow ADB access on your device when prompted.
  • If the connection is successful, you will see the device ID in the command window as shown below.
  • You are now ready to print the list of all bloatware on your Android phone or tablet. Type adb shell and press Enter key.
  • This is how I generated the list of all system apps on my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The part highlighted in yellow contains the names of the application packages.
  • Highlight the contents of the command window and press Ctrl + C to copy it. Save this list of system apps to a text file for future use.

Uninstall system apps without root

Once you have the list of Android bloatware ready, you can easily remove them using the ADB uninstall system app command.

  • Start the command prompt as described above. The easiest way to open a command window is to type “cmd” in the File Explorer address bar and press the Enter key. You can also launch a command window by clicking the File > Open Windows PowerShell option in the folder window.
  • Connect your Android device to computer with USB debugging enabled and screen unlocked and run the following command.
  • Now type the command of your choice and hit the Enter key. With the removal of each system application, you will receive a “Success” message.
  • Therefore, you can uninstall as many system apps as you want.

Reinstall uninstalled Android apps via ADB

The pm uninstall command removes an application from the system only for “user 0”, which is the current user. This means that the deleted app remains available for other users of the Android device. This is good because you can easily restore an app if you accidentally uninstall it or need it later.

  • cmd install existing package

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