Samsung brings lots of new phones or tablets with the latest features and designs. Samsung phones and Galaxy Tabs are pre-installed with many applications, many of which are useless. Such an app is called Bloatware because those apps install as a system app and you can’t uninstall it. Also, this apps leads to a decrease in memory, speed, and battery performance. The following is a large list of Samsung Bloatware that is safe to remove. If you want to remove preinstalled apps, here we share a guide to remove Samsung Bloatware with or without a PC. Also, you don’t need to root your device to remove bloatware.
No matter which of the following Samsung devices you have, it must come with some useless preinstall software. Samsung even installs apps with incremental updates. As you can uninstall some Bloatware directly, but there are still many preinstall apps that you can only disable. So you need a method to uninstall those apps. Today we share a guide to uninstall bloatware from your Samsung phone.
Why would you remove the Bloatware:
You can get lots of benefits to remove bloatware from your Samsung device. It impairs performance, consumes memory and storage space, and also brings down battery life. Below we share some advantages of removing bloatware.
- More Space
- Free RAM
- Lag Free
- Better Battery
- Performance Improvement
- Clean UI
- Safe privacy settings
- Speed Improvement
Let’s first start with a method that requires a PC. If you don’t have a PC then you can skip this method and go to the method without a PC.
How to Remove Samsung Bloatware without Root
You can disable updates for those useless preinstall apps using some tricks but this is not enough as there is already a bunch of bloatware. So the possible way is to remove or delete the app from your device. Let’s start to find the app and remove it safely from your Samsung device.
How to Get Package Name for Android App
Every Android application has a unique package name defined by the developer of the application. To delete Samsung bloatware without root, you will need the package names of all the apps you want to delete. It’s easy to find the package name. Let’s follow the steps below to find the package name of any app.
Use a Third-Party Android App:
- Download “App Inspector” app that can show the package name.
- Once installed open the app on your device.
- It will show a full list of apps installed on your Samsung phone.
- Then click on the app icon that you want to know the package name.
- Note down the package name.
Use a CMD to get Package Name:
Since you will use adb to delete the bloatware, this method is also very simple. You can use the adb command to get a list of package names. Must confirm the package name yourself because it does not display the app name, only show the package name.
You can use this command to display the package name of all apps:
adb shell pm list packages
Now use this command to display only the package names of system apps:
adb shell pm list packages -s
How to Enable USB Debugging
To connect your device and remove the application from it, your device must be enabled USB debugging. You can follow the guide to Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Android Devices.
Removing Samsung Bloatware via ADB
Now once you have the package name and enable USB debugging, now you are ready to go into the next step.
1. Download ADB Fastboot Tools on your PC and extract the file.
2. Now open the CMD in the extracted folder.
3. To do this you can enter CMD in the address bar on that folder and press enter.
4. Now connect your phone to the PC using a cable.
Note: Make sure your device is unlocked and screen on throughout the process. For this, you can set the screen off time for 10min or more.
5. Then use the below command in the CMD window to initiate the debugging.
- You will get a pop-up on your device, click on Allow/Grant option.
- Now enter the below command to enter the shell window
6. Then you can execute the below command with the package name of the app that you want to uninstall. Make sure to enter package name (eg. com.samsung.android.email.provider) in place of packagename. First command will keep the app data. Second command will uninstall along with deleting data.
pm uninstall -k --user 0 packagename
pm uninstall --user 0 packagename
7. You’ll get a “Success” message to indicate that the app package has been removed. Modify the package name and enter the above commands one by one to uninstall the system applications.
How to Disable Samsung Bloatware without Package Name
If you want to disable an app without executing a command for every app. You can follow this method, this method is also similar but you can delete bloatware without running commands.
1. Follow the previous method up to step 6.
2. Download the ADB App control application on your PC.
3. Now open the ADB app control exe on your PC. It will ask you to install the ACBridge app on your phone.
4. Once all the process is done, go to ADB app control and choose all the applications you want to disable.
5. And after selecting all the apps, click on Disable (You can also choose to delete apps and cache for selected apps).
How to Uninstall Samsung Bloatware Without PC
If you don’t have a PC but want to uninstall bloatware from your Samsung device. Yes, it’s possible here we share a complete guide to remove Samsung bloatware without PC and even without Root.
1. Enable Developer Options on your Samsung device.
2. Now connect your device to WiFi.
3. Then open Developer Options and enable ‘Wireless Debugging’.
4. After that install “LADB – Local ADB Shell” App from PlayStore to enter local adb commands.
Install LADB – Local ADB Shell:
5. Open the app on your phone, it will show a passcode. It depends on the Android version. (If your device running on Android 9 or higher the option can be to allow it, so click on Allow).
6. On the pairing code page, you will not be able to close or switch to another app, so we need to enable the split-screen option.
7. To enable split-screen, just tap and hold on the LADB app icon and click on ‘Open in Split Screen View’.
8. Now you will have two Window. In the second window open Settings > Developer Options.
9. Scroll down to find Wireless Debugging and click on the text. (Do not click on the toggle.)
10. It will show multiple options, click on Pair device with pairing code.
11. You will get a pairing code with IP address and port details. Now enter the same Pairing Code in the LADB app.
12. In the Port section, you will have to enter numbers that are after colon(:) in IP address (eg: if IP is 192.168.1.1:8080 then 8080 is the port number).
13. After entering the pairing code and port number, click on Okay on LADB app. The app will notify you of Wireless debugging connected massage using notification.
14. Now you can exit the split-screen and get the App package name from the same steps we mentioned at the beginning of this guide.
15. Then type the below command in LADB with the package name of the app that you want to uninstall. Make sure to enter package name (eg. Com.samsung.android.email.provider) in place of packagename. First command will keep the app data. Second command will uninstall along with deleting data.
pm uninstall -k --user 0 packagename
pm uninstall --user 0 packagename
16. You’ll get a “Success” message to indicate that the app package has been removed. Modify the package name and enter the above commands one by one to uninstall the other bloatware.
How to Remove Samsung Bloatware with Root
If you have a rooted device, this is one of the easiest ways. You can simply delete the application without enabling debugging or requiring a PC. Just download “System app remover” app from PlayStore then grant root permission.
Then select app that you want to delete or uninstall, and simply click on uninstall button. It will automatically remove all your bloatware from your Samsung device.
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I have read a lot of articles about removing bloatware from Samsung phones and sincerely I can’t understand ANY of them at my 70 years of age. It’s strange that nobody has come with a solution like a program that do ALL those steps automatically, from the PC or in the phone itself. Do you know of any program that has this capability?