What Applications to Install on Android
Instructions for installing applications on android
As an example, consider installing programs and applications downloaded from our resource. This technique is universal and applicable to other places for downloading applications.
Instructions for Android 7
Step 1. Using the search, find the program or application you need. Enter the exact name or keyword, such as “maps” or “navigation”.
Step 2 Open the page with your preferred result.
Step 3 Click on the “Download APK” button to download the application.
Step 4 For security reasons, the system will report the risks of downloading a file with the extension “.Apk”. Confirm the action only if you consciously download this utility.
Step 5 After downloading the application, click on the “Open” button if you want to proceed with the immediate installation of the program on android. If necessary, you can always install the program later. Open the “Downloads” utility, where select the previously downloaded application.
Step 6For security purposes and to prevent unauthorized installation of applications, the installation function of third-party applications is blocked. To unlock, you should open the settings. Security section, where you can switch the switch opposite the item “Unknown sources”. Then return to the “Downloads” program and repeat the installation.
Step 7 During the installation process, for added security, a notification will appear informing you which application downloaded the installed program. Confirm the action, only if the information matches, otherwise stop the installation.
Step 8 As soon as the application is installed, a notification appears with a button to exit or launch the application.
Step 9 Open the settings. Security section, where you can switch the switch opposite the item “Unknown sources” to the initial, inactive state.
Instructions for Android 9, relevant for Android 8
In Android 8, the global grant function for installing applications from unknown sources has been replaced by an individual one. Android 9 and later uses the same method of granting rights. It is required to grant the right for installation from unknown sources to the program that is used for installation: file manager, browser, download manager, cloud disk, etc.
Next, select “Applications and notifications.”
In the new window, click on the “Show all applications” item.
In the expanded list, open the program that will be used to install applications.
In the “About the application” menu, click on the “Advanced” item.
In the expanded list, select “Install unknown applications.”
On the next page, enable the “Allow installation from this source” switch.
Next, to install the application, open the program with authorized installation.
In the “Open file with.” window, use the “Package Installer”.
Click on the “Install” button, wait for the installation to complete.
How to install the application on android from a computer
If you didn’t use a smartphone, but a computer to download the application, then do the following:
- Transfer the application to the device. Via USB cable, cloud storage, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
- Open file explorer and find the transferred file.
- Click on the application and select install. When the protection “from an unknown source” is activated, activate the option, as in the instructions above.
How to install the application on a memory card
Prior to Android 5.0 Lolipop, in the settings of each application, on some models, there is a button with the program moving to the memory card. Starting with Android 6.0, the Adoptable storage function is used, provided that the manufacturer has not excluded the option from the firmware. For more details on how to move applications through Adoptable storage, read a separate article.
If you want to move only the application cache, then you should use the AppMgr III (App2SD) or Link2SD programs. In this case, superuser rights are required. Detailed instructions are described in a separate material.
Now you know how to install applications on an android phone from other sources. It is worth remembering that such an action is allowed only if you trust the site and are confident in the absence of viruses. Otherwise, install an antivirus program and refrain from installing applications from questionable resources.
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On each Android smartphone there are a lot of programs and services of various kinds. These are applications from the manufacturer, which were installed at the factory, and various third-party software installed already by the device owner. But some built-in programs and services are not required for the functioning of the Android system, but are still installed by the developer. Therefore, if desired, the user can disable or delete them. This will be discussed in our review.
From the article you will learn
Why install programs on a smartphone, if I can do it myself?
Many users of Android smartphones cannot independently install the program they need for many reasons. Some simply do not know how to install third-party software, while others do not even know that there are such and such programs and they can be very useful. And the majority of users simply do not bother and use, as they say: “What is”. That’s what the preinstallation of third-party services on mobile devices is designed for.
Manufacturers install programs for the convenience of the user, as if giving him a ready-made device that you can take and use without troubles according to the type of installation of the necessary software. For example, Google, the developer of the Android operating system, installs services on all smartphones, such as the Play Market, Gmail, Google, Maps, Docs and so on. This was done to advertise these very developments, and to provide an already finished product, where you can perform basic tasks without reconfiguration.
Can I remove programs and services that I do not need from Google?
Unfortunately, you can’t remove services from Google in a simple way. To remove them, you must obtain root rights on the smartphone, that is, crack the gadget, and this can be difficult and risky. But you can turn off all Google services. This is almost the same as deletion, only a little memory they will still occupy.
After disabling Google services, they will not be able to work, they will not consume RAM and battery, they cannot be opened, but they will all be stored in the system exactly. You can turn on one or another service at any time and use it again.
What can be disabled or deleted?
Some system services on Android just hang in the background and are not used by the user in any way. Let’s figure out which applications can be removed or disabled on the smartphone without consequences.
The first thing to understand is that there are several types of preinstalled software, namely:
- Systemic They are regularly used by the system for comfortable interaction with the owner. They can neither be deleted nor disabled, and it is unnecessary.
- Services from Google. These services are also pre-installed and come with absolutely every smartphone on the Android operating system. They can be completely disabled without problems if you do not use them all or one of them, since they are independent of each other.
- From the manufacturer. Such applications are installed by the manufacturer and they can often be removed and disabled, but in some cases this leads to inoperability of some system nodes. You need to be careful with them, so we have prepared a list of all utilities that can be disabled. Following this list, carefully analyze your archive and clean it from garbage.
Disable unnecessary system services. Here is a list of all system services with a detailed description:
|Screensavers||This service adds new live wallpapers to the system. If you do not use standard live wallpapers. Turn it off.|
|Setup wizard||An application to help you set up your smartphone the first time you turn it on.|
|Face recognition||A new way to unlock your smartphone. Do not use. Disconnect.|
|Speech synthesizer||Applications for recognizing your speech. If you do not use voice search, voice control and do not start Google Assistant. Turn it off.|
|Print service||Designed for printing via smartphone.|
|Google One Time Init||The application for the initial setup of the smartphone, you can disable everything.|
|Google services framework||Disable if you do not use Google services, in particular the Play Market and Google Games. This application consumes a lot of smartphone resources, so it’s better to turn it off without need. But if you use the Market, then it is strictly forbidden to remove this application!|
|Print Service Recommendation Service|
|Talkback||A program to help people with disabilities.|
|Chrome||This is a browser. You can disable it without any consequences.|
|If you do not use mail or use another.|
|FM radio||If you don’t listen to the radio.|
|Musicfx||Equalizer for your music. If you do not use the standard equalizer, turn it off.|
|Trinket||Ornaments for the system.|
|Disk||Cloud storage of files in Google Drive.|
|Android Live Wallpaper||If you do not use live wallpaper. Turn it off. You can turn it on and start using them at any time.|
|AccuWeatherDaemonService.Apk and AccuweatherDaemon.Apk||These applications can be removed to save RAM. They are needed to update the information on the weather widget.|
|DigitalClock.Apk, AccuweatherWidget.Apk, AccuweatherWidget_Main.Apk, AnalogClock.Apk, AnalogClockSimple.Apk and DeskClock.Apk||Weather widgets. Do not use widgets. Delete.|
|AudioTuning.Apk||Decreases the sound volume when listening to music.|
|Services from Google, such as: Books, Games, Weather, News, Press, Movies, Music, Photos, Google, Gmail, Duo, Maps and the like||These are all services from Google. You can disable those that you don’t use.|
|Gboard||Keyboard from Google. Remove if using another.|
How to remove third-party programs on an Android smartphone?
To remove third-party software, use the system settings or, for convenience, download a third-party software package from the Market for easier cleaning.
One such convenient program to uninstall other applications is CCleaner. In this program, you can quickly and, most importantly, conveniently sort through all the applications on your device and, if necessary, delete or disable them.
If you don’t want to download anything, then you can easily use the standard Android functions through the settings, more about this later in the article.
CCleaner was created specifically for removing garbage from the Android system. Thanks to it, you can quickly and without alarm remove unnecessary: both built-in and downloaded by the user program.
The program is very convenient for cleaning the system not only from applications, but also from other junk files such as cache, documents, and so on. Now we will talk only about the function of removing applications.
To uninstall applications through CCleaner, do the following:
Launch the app. On the main screen, open the side menu by clicking on the three lines from the top left.
In the side menu, find and run the “Application Management” item.
In this menu you can see all your applications. They are sorted by the amount of memory used and accessories (third-party, pre-installed, system, and so on). Select the desired section and delete unnecessary applications, highlighting them with a special checkmark opposite this application.
Via system settings
This method of removing unnecessary applications is no less convenient, but it will take a long time to scroll through the list of all programs and services without any sorting.
To delete through the system settings, do the following:
- Open the Settings menu. You can do this through the notification curtain, in it click on the gear or run the settings through a special shortcut in the smartphone launcher.
- Find and open the “Applications and notifications” item. On older versions of the system, the item is simply called “Applications.”
If you opened the “Applications and notifications”, then open the “Application Information”. On older versions of Android, just skip this item.
Next, click on the ellipsis in the upper right. On older versions, simply swipe left and right with the swipe list of all applications to the “All applications” filter.
Select Show System Processes. On older versions, skip this item.
Now, from the list of all applications, select the ones that you do not need and, clicking on them, in the menu that appears, simply click on “Delete” or “Disable”, depending on the situation. After disconnecting, the application will delete all unnecessary files and, as it were, roll back to the old version, but it will not disappear at all. To completely remove it, you need to install root, which is unsafe and very difficult for inexperienced users.