Why is my phone full of apps of Google that take up all of my storage, that I never downloaded, but can't uninstall and that I get constant updates about
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"Google Books can't run unless you do this" Yes okay but I never asked it to run in the first place? And it's been giving me that error message for days and it's starting to get really annoying
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Thanks Google
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Published: January 7, 2016
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DarkGrievous7945Hobbyist General Artist
Most computers (which due to all we've done to them, phones ARE classified as one) , come with a ton of extra crap that realistically, we'll never/rarely use. In the case of a hand me down or refurbished one, there's crap from the previous owner, or from the technician that restored it. And then, for the typical store-bought ones, the manufacturers/developers think we need/want all this extra junk, and in many cases, they integrate it with the operating system so extensively, or they put tight security restrictions on them, that it is extremely difficult, or even risky, to remove.

In the second scenario, the solutions all tend to involve carefully hacking/modifying the device/system in question. Seeing as they're not designed or intended to do that, there's a risk of screwing stuff up, and I'm pretty sure it can void the warranty. One of the biggest complaints about the Windows operating system starting at Vista, actually has been that the OWNER of the computer has very little control over what it does, because the system locks them out of virtually everything in the interest of "Security". I also have heard talk that Windows 10 has keyloggers built-in. As far as phones are concerned, I can't say a whole lot. I have had friends with iPhones and Androids. I don't have either, I do know there are ways to hack/modify them if you're not satisfied with their intended/default functionality.
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I have to look up ways to do that sometime soon D:
DarkGrievous7945's avatar
DarkGrievous7945Hobbyist General Artist
yep...
good luck!
renzo720's avatar
renzo720Student Interface Designer
benie which is the Android version you have
renzo720's avatar
renzo720Student Interface Designer
I take that uses the playbook better
renzo720's avatar
renzo720Student Interface Designer
actualización de playbook siempre se actualiza estan haciendo mas nueva la version aunque no hagas XD
FrostyWoof's avatar
FrostyWoofHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm I don't have space again? let me remove this app I don't use.... y u don't begone you useless spawn of devil?! D:<
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Y U NO GO AWAY APP :iconwhyyounoplz:
FrostyWoof's avatar
FrostyWoofHobbyist Traditional Artist
cuz useless app likes to steal your phone's precious storing capacity
BloodRedKit's avatar
BloodRedKitHobbyist General Artist
I removed my auto update and just uninstalled all the updates to those apps and only update the ones i use
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Makes sense!
BloodRedKit's avatar
BloodRedKitHobbyist General Artist
and my phone can barely have stuff anyways soooooooooooooooo ye
anaeya's avatar
Typically most Androids get these, I'm not sure why. But I rooted my Android phone (it's just a random Chinese one) and then removed all those silly apps.
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how to do that but it sounds good vuv
anaeya's avatar
Well! It's a bit tricky, if you don't know or have experience with it!

www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/how-to-… !!!
If you look around, you'll find information about it also. BUT it voids warranty
KingSexyStudKitty's avatar
KingSexyStudKittyHobbyist Photographer
Root your phone and clear them out
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
No idea how that works xD I can't remove them the normal way.
KingSexyStudKitty's avatar
KingSexyStudKittyHobbyist Photographer
Look up how it is easy
Kasodi's avatar
KasodiHobbyist Digital Artist
THE FEELS
Frigging Google+ took up so much memory on my last phone and I couldn't even clear it, I've got an iPhone now which I can't add memory to but it's a 64GB one so hopefully it should do okay xD
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
HHHHHH
I hope so, good luck!
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Vicci-neeHobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel Sweating a little... 
Besides Google messing with me, there's also Motorola (my cellphone's brand) their phones come with some terrible apps. One of them is nearly useless, you could do anything it does by silencing your phone instead of calibrating the app to silence your phone from 3 pm to 4 pm :grump: 
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. :XD:
TheGhoulAvenue's avatar
TheGhoulAvenueStudent Digital Artist
Eugh I know the feel. It's even worse on my iPhone because shit has taken up almost all space and I don't know how to clean it. There's barely any apps on it and just junk taking up so much and no way to get rid of it >_>
SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ye, I feel you. It's awful :noes:
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