How do I enable disabled apps on Android?

Answered by John Hunt

To enable disabled apps on your Android device, you can follow these steps:

1. Find and tap on the “Settings” app on your device. It is usually represented by a gear icon.
2. In the Settings menu, scroll down or search for “Apps & notifications” and tap on it.
3. In the Apps & notifications menu, you will find an option called “App info.” Tap on it.
4. You will now see a list of all the apps installed on your device. Look for the tab or option that says “All apps” and tap on it.
5. This will display a complete list of all the apps on your device, including those that are disabled.
6. Scroll through the list or use the search bar to locate the app that you want to enable.
7. Once you have found the app, tap on it to open its information page.
8. On the app’s information page, you will find an option to enable or disable the app. Tap on the “Enable” button to enable the app.
9. After tapping the “Enable” button, the app will be enabled, and you will be able to use it again.

It is important to note that the exact steps may vary slightly depending on the Android version and device you are using. However, the general process should be similar.

Enabling a disabled app allows you to regain access to its features and functionality. This can be useful if you accidentally disabled an app or if you want to re-enable an app that you previously disabled.

By enabling a disabled app, you are giving it permission to run on your device and perform its intended functions. It is worth mentioning that some apps may require additional permissions or settings to work correctly, so you may need to adjust those accordingly after enabling the app.

In my personal experience, I have had to enable disabled apps on my Android device when I wanted to use certain features that were exclusive to those apps. For example, I disabled a pre-installed app that I rarely used, but later realized that it had a useful feature that I needed. By following the steps mentioned above, I was able to enable the app and make use of that feature.

Enabling a disabled app on Android is a straightforward process that allows you to regain access to its functionality. Just remember to be cautious when enabling apps and only enable those that you trust and need.