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Just to reassure re bought apps. Once you sign in with your Google account after a reset it will recognise what apps you have bought and not charge you again when you reinstall.

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Just to reassure re bought apps. Once you sign in with your Google account after a reset it will recognise what apps you have bought and not charge you again when you reinstall.

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Thank you Dick. I didn't know that. It will make a big difference.
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I've disabled several Google-added apps, Keep, Sheets, Fit and so on, and, so far, no adverse effect. It's reassuring to see that ENABLE is written beside them so I can change my mind, though that means they must be there on the device somewhere.

Please, one further question. Am I right to assume that Google-added apps are not part of the operating system and so can't be required for the normal running of the tablet ? If they were required then surely they'd have been added as part of the OS and it would not be possible to disable them by simple means ?
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Update: a mystery. I disabled 5 apps, none of them with any data that I have added to them and none with a huge use of memory.

I wrote down the storage capacity before I started all this and I appear to have gained 8 GB by simply disabling these apps.

I don't see how that can happen.
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You are right in your assumption that Google added apps are not essential for the operating system Grizzly. As to your 8gb? I'm afraid I'm at a loss on that, treat it as a bonus. You have got a virus checker haven't you?

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Thanks Dick. Yes, I use the paid for version of AVG with Zen which spreads itself over my desktop, tablet and phone. I'm mystified by the 8 GB gain as well and wonder how much more will be gained when I disable a few more !
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Farcebook on Samsung phones created problems with the battery draining prematurely so I uninstalled it on mine and sure enough the battery lasted a lot longer after that......I didn't use it on my phone anyway. I have recently cleaned out a lot of unused apps on my Nexus and as you say you get the warning spring up but I ignored it and went ahead anyway and so far no problems......fingers crossed.

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Have you got a file manager on your phone? This one is quite good and only 2. It has the look and feel of a PC directory structure which is what I like, and it does open up a few more possibilities for managing your content.

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Dave, can you say what the file manager is?

It may be because I'm on the mobile site but I'm not seeing a link.

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