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September 22, 2010 12:10 PM   Subscribe

I'm not on Facebook and don't want to be. Nonetheless, everytime my Droid boots up, it informs me my Facebook login failed. How do I stop my Droid from trying to log me into Facebook and sending me irritating messages about it?
posted by bearwife to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
 
Do you have the original Droid, Droid Incredible, Droid X or Droid 2?
posted by Grither at 12:15 PM on September 22, 2010


I don't know if it's uninstallable or not, but given Verizon's user-hostile approach to phone retailing I would try to use as much of their resources as possible by calling their support line about every little thing, speaking slowly if the mood strikes me. V-Cast anything in the way? Call support. Can't find a menu option? Call support. Companies HATE spending money on support.
posted by rhizome at 12:17 PM on September 22, 2010


Have you tried just uninstalling the app?
posted by ferociouskitty at 12:18 PM on September 22, 2010


If you cannot uninstall, can you go to settings - applications - manage applications - Facebook and then select clear all data? I think that would remove your login info, but I don't have a Droid to test this.

Also, if you root your phone, then you can uninstall even 'uninstallable' apps like Amazon and Facebook using Titanium Backup.
posted by zippy at 12:27 PM on September 22, 2010


I have a Droid X on Verizon and I'm on Facebook. I went into "accounts" on the Droid X and removed Facebook from the list of accounts. No more Facebook. No problem.
posted by The World Famous at 12:35 PM on September 22, 2010


If you really want to get nuclear on it, you can root the Droid, which will allow you to remove *any* application - including the default facebook app.

Fair warning: Be careful about deleting apps. If you delete the wrong one, you'll hose up the phone, and require a "restore to factory settings" to get it working again. Just deleting FB should be fine, but don't go crazy.]
posted by Citrus at 12:46 PM on September 22, 2010


On original Droids, go to settings -> accounts & sync -> choose facebook from managed accounts -> click "remove account"
posted by orme at 1:48 PM on September 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


What orme said.
posted by The World Famous at 2:00 PM on September 22, 2010


I have a Motorola Droid. I don't have a Facebook app. Orme, you solved my problem. Thank you very much.

Rhizome, I hear you but I'm only feeling that level of hostility toward my former provider (when I had a Blackberry), AT&T.
posted by bearwife at 5:06 PM on September 22, 2010


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