My phone is a Moto X4 running Android 9.
There are numerous apps on my phone that I don’t use. I’ve read that one can “disable” an app. However, when I choose “disable,” this message comes up: “If you disable this app, Android and other apps may no longer function.as intended.” It seems that lots of apps are linked to other apps. How do I know (or find out) if I can safely disable certain apps without causing problems? I guess I could try trial and error, but that seems pretty risky.
In regards to clearing cache and data, if I clear the cache, will I delete passwords/texts/contacts/voicemails? If I delete data, what will I Iose? For example, if I delete cache and data from the Google Messages app, will I lose any/all of my texts and contacts? Same questions about the Google Phone app… as well as other apps.
I have 76 apps according to Settings>Apps & notifications. I use about half that number. The other half are surely eating up some RAM and slowing my phone down.
I’d like to know this so that I can free up some more RAM, more storage, and improve overall performance of the phone.
Thanks for any help.