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GOOGLE PLAY CONCERN & >Device health service VS Device Care

(Topic created: 07-31-2021 11:41 AM)
ctine
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Think I'm learning to NOT just automatically update what Google play tells me. Before updating I see all these reviews about ppl who phones don't work right after some of these various app updates. I search what these apps are- some seem like system apps others not so much. Any suggestions?
Google play says I should update  this pre installed  Device Health Service app. Do I really need device health services app AND device care app?  Note- only app I see in settings> apps...is device care, which I do use. Only place I see Device Health Serv app is Google play  telling me to update .
New S21 5g- tried educating myself on my own and no luck. Thank you for helping me.
 Updating with new info......I went to app in settings & toggled to open " sytem" apps....& this device health service app IS found here.
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ToyYodaGuy
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Well, if you don't use it or need it, try deleting it and not updating. Keep at bare minimum to save your phone storage space is what I do. With Samsung bloatware, it already is bad enough as it is so why add more by updating that junk.
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musepharaoh
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If you don't want samsung pre installed apps, then don't get a samsung phone. Get a pixel or something. One of the points of a samsung phone is to use samsung apps so everything works together. It's no different than Apple apps, Google apps, or Microsoft apps. All these service providers are trying to make their ecosystems as cohesive as possible so it really shouldn't surprise anyone to see a manufacturers apps on their devices.
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musepharaoh
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I would keep the system apps updated because they usually provide stability improvements but sometimes google messes up and the app can cause crashes. This is pretty rare but does happen. You can look at recent reviews and if people are mentioning crashes or freezing, don't update until a newer version releases. These apps take a few megabytes at most and are not bloatware so updating them shouldn't be an issue for your storage. And since most samsung phones come with at least 128gb of storage, pre installed samsung apps aren't really an issue either.
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