Removing an app icon from launcher
On Android you find a lot of apps who are free and with installing an extra “app” you get extra features.
A few examples are:
– Out of milk
– COL Reminder
After activation the app should be installed but you want to remove only the app icon in the launcher.
Here is how you can to this:
ComponentName componentToDisable = new ComponentName("com.colapps.reminder",
componentToDisable, PackageManager.COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED, PackageManager.DONT_KILL_APP);
“com.colapps.reminder” stands for the package name.
“com.colapps.reminder.LauncherActivity” stands for the Activity name.
Please read carefully before using this code:
- the disabled component will not be launchable in any way
- the icon will only disapper when the launcher is restarted, normally on the next reboot of the phone
If you have any question feel free to post an comment.