Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available from more carriers and stores, and people are hurrying to put their hands on a new one. While the S4 has an incredible build, with amazing specifications under the hood, it also has lots of cool features. However all these cool features can be considered bloatware (pre-installed software that eats up phone's memory), if you know a little more about Android than the average user. You will see below how many unnecessary apps and software you can disable from your Galaxy S4. The AT&T S4 has so much bloatware that no other Samsung device ever had. It's true that the S4 has enough RAM memory to handle that, and also enough CPU speed, but if you want your device to be clean and free from all these apps, you can disable them manually. To disable the bloatware you can go to Settings > Apps > All and then just disable anything you want. Of course you can also wait until a safe rooting method appears for your Galaxy S4 model and then uninstall the bloatware from the system. At least what is safe to be uninstalled. Here's an example of just a few of the apps that can be disabled on an AT&T Galaxy S4: Many of the pre-installed apps and software are also beneficial for users, but the average user never gets to use many of them. That's why many decide to simply disable them. If you actually want to use Samsung's latest features I'm sure te S4 will handle the extra memory usage, after all, that's what it is all about, being the best device on the market at the time.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool