While it is possible to disable applications on a connected Android device without relying on a specialized tool, the process is not particularly intuitive, in addition to being rather time-consuming. Debloater is a handy utility that designed to provide you with a simpler way to enable or disable apps on your Android device. It makes it possible to perform these operations with a couple of mouse clicks, and it offers several other useful features.
Manage Android applications easily from your desktop
It is worth noting that, while the program enables you to work with devices that have not been rooted, this is only the case if they are running Android KitKat (4.4) or above.
As long as USB Debugging mode is enabled on your device, you should be able to establish a connection instantly. Debloater then scans for Android packages and lets you determine how each of them should be handled.
Enable or disable applications in a straightforward fashion
Once the main window has been populated with the APK files located on your mobile device, you only need to check the items you wish to block. If your device is rooted, you also have the option of removing them altogether.
An additional set of functions become available by right-clicking the “Read Device Packages” button, such as exporting the APK list or filtering the data. An option to backup data is also included, but this feature does not appear to have been fully implemented at present.
Offers helpful tooltips and online documentation, but the UI is rather outdated
You can bring up a series of tooltips by placing the mouse cursor over certain interface elements, and a detailed user guide is also available online.
The interface’s streamlined design makes the program very intuitive, but it could use a bit more polish, as it looks somewhat out of date.
On the whole, Debloater is a great tool for Android users who frequently find themselves having to enable or disable applications and are looking for an easier way to get the job done. It is very easy to use, and you can take advantage of the extensive documentation to get the hang of things in no time at all.
What’s new in version 4.00 (January 8, 2018)
• Added newer Android Debug Bridge Files
• USB Debugging needs to be enabled on your Android device
• Android KitKat (4.4) or above; if your device is running an earlier version of the Android OS, it needs to be rooted
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