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Whats new app delete

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Whats new app delete

When will it be delateable? 

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Re: Whats new app delete

Unfortunately it can't be uninstalled.. it seems that it still handles some third party app updates


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Re: Whats new app delete

Hi @Zoo2465, sorry for the late reply.

Even if the application has been discounted, you won't be able to uninstall the application as @nolramlb mentioned.

If you go to Settings > Apps & notifictions > App info/See all xx apps > What's New > Storage > Clear data > OK you can clear all data for the application and it shouldn't take up that much space (300 KB in the device I'm using).


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Re: Whats new app delete

When Sony do discontinue an pre-installed App, I expect that there will be an update OTA that removes the App.

We have 2 pcs X Compact and would have removed the What's new App.

If it cant be removed the next Smartphone will be Android ONE - if Sony has one to offer, fine. If not it was the last Sony.... sorry to say. The per installed apps makes me more trouble than having fun or any benefit. Just annoing.

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Re: Whats new app delete

Hi @relook,

The application can't be uninstalled, but it still takes up very little space in the device if you just clear data for it, but the icon will still be there.

If you don't want to see the icon in the app drawer, just create a folder for it and put the unwanted applications that can't be uninstalled/deactived in there.

If you have your apps sorted alphabetical, make the folder and rename it so it starts with the last letter in the alphabet. For me it's ö, but in most languages it's probably z.

In our later models, What's New and some other pre-installed applications are not included. The Xperia 5 for example has the Google Phone application and not the Sony one.

I do understand you though, but since I can't be uninstalled, I can only give you some tips for how to make it hopefully, less annoying.


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