Android Utility method using PackageManager


Here we can find some useful method using PackageManager,

Below method will help to get the app name using package name

private String getAppNameFromPackage(String packageName, Context context) {
    Intent mainIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_MAIN, null);
    List<ResolveInfo> pkgAppsList = context.getPackageManager()
            .queryIntentActivities(mainIntent, 0);
    for (ResolveInfo app : pkgAppsList) {
        if (app.activityInfo.packageName.equals(packageName)) {
            return app.activityInfo.loadLabel(context.getPackageManager()).toString();
    return null;

Below method will help to get the app icon using package name,

private Drawable getAppIcon(String packageName, Context context) {
    Drawable appIcon = null;
    try {
        appIcon = context.getPackageManager().getApplicationIcon(packageName);
    } catch (PackageManager.NameNotFoundException e) {

    return appIcon;

Below method will help to get the list of installed application.

public static List<ApplicationInfo> getLaunchIntent(PackageManager packageManager) {

    List<ApplicationInfo> list = packageManager.getInstalledApplications(PackageManager.GET_META_DATA);

    return list;

Note: above method will give the launcher application too.

Below method will help to hide the app icon from the launcher.

public static void hideLockerApp(Context context, boolean hide) {
    ComponentName componentName = new ComponentName(context.getApplicationContext(),

    int setting = hide ? PackageManager.COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_DISABLED
            : PackageManager.COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE_ENABLED;

    int current = context.getPackageManager().getComponentEnabledSetting(componentName);

    if (current != setting) {
        context.getPackageManager().setComponentEnabledSetting(componentName, setting,

Note: After switch off the device and switch on this icon will come back in the launcher.