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Disable bloatware on Xperia Z5 compact

I recently bought a new phone, the Xperia Z5 compact. It has its strengths and weaknesses. In particular, why do vendors insist on crippling their devices with irritating bloatware?

The Xperia comes with Movie Creator, an app that runs in the background to create meaningless movies from photos. It is about as irritating as Microsoft’s old Clippy. Fortunately it is possible to get rid of the app, even though it can’t be uninstalled. Go to Settings, Apps, All and select Movie Creator. Delete any data it has amassed and then click on disable. That prevents the app from starting. It also removes the icon.

The same procedure should work for other unwanted bundled apps.

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