Want to remove bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy S9? We have the perfect guide for you. Bloatware are unwanted apps that could slow down your device over time. Read ahead to know how to remove bloatware [unwanted apps] on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are the best Samsung have to offer at the moment. The display of the device has already been rated as the best in the industry, like every year. Also, the camera on the device is rated as the best camera on any smartphone, again, just like every year. While all this sound good, the latest smartphones are not packing any great new features when compared to the last year’s Samsung flagships.
While Samsung has improved a lot in terms of software, there is still some catching up to do. While the new Samsung Experience is far better than TouchWiz, it is no Stock Android. I mean, look at the Pixe 2, the thing just flies. One of the reasons why Samsung phones are not so fast is because of the bloatware that the devices ship with. And the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are no different either. Read ahead to know how to uninstall bloatware on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
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What is bloatware?
Bloatware is software that has unnecessary features that use large amounts of memory and RAM. The software comes to be known as bloatware when it becomes so unwieldy that its functionality is drowned out by its useless features. This is also known as software bloat.
Samsung Galaxy Android phones are known to ship with a lot of these ‘bloatware’. These bloatware, as mentioned above, takes up space and eats a lot of RAM which might otherwise be used by apps which we actually use. These bloatware that come with Samsung Galaxy devices does not have an option to be removed or disabled by default. Some of the bloatware are installed by Samsung itself and then some are installed by the Carriers.
Why Remove Samsung Galaxy S9 Bloatware?
There are many good reasons why you should remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy devices and we have listed a few of them below:
Steps to Remove Bloatware on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
Part 1: Install and Configure Package Disabler Pro
Step 1. Download the Package Disabler Pro app from Google Play Store by clicking below:
Step 2. On your Samsung device, go to Settings > About Phone > Software information. Tap on the Build number continuously until you a toast message saying Developer options have been enabled.
Step 3. Go to Settings > Developer options. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
Step 4. Download and install ADB and Fastboot tool on your PC.
Step 5. Go to the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed on your PC. Open a command prompt from inside the folder. To do this: Hold down Shift + Right Click > Select ‘Open command window here’ or ‘Open PowerShell window here’.
Step 6. Connect your Samsung Galaxy device to your PC.
Step 7. On your computer, execute the following command on your command prompt:
adb shell dpm set-device-owner com.ospolice.packagedisablerpro/.receivers.AdminReceiver
Step 8. Reboot your device.
Part 2: Remove All Bloatware using XML file
Step 1. After rebooting the device, Open Package Disabler Pro. You will be shown the listed of apps installed on your device.
Step 2. Download the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus Bloatware Remover XML file by clicking below:
Step 3. Tap on the Menu button on the top right corner and select ‘Import from xml‘. Sit back and relax. The app will take care of everything automatically.
Step 4. Done!
Part 3: Remove Bloatware Individually
If you do not want to remove all the apps at once, you can follow this method.
Step 1. Open Package Disabler Pro. You will be shown the listed of apps installed on your device.
Step 2. Tap on any app that you do not want on your device and check the option which says Disable. That will be all.
Step 3. The app you selected is now disabled completely from your device. You can select any app you want and simply disable the same by checking the Disable option inside Package Disabler Pro.
How to Re-enable Apps?
Whenever you want to re-enable an app:
- Open Package Disabler Pro.
- Go to the Disabled Section [at the bottom, you will see a ‘Disabled’ tab]
- Tap on the app which is currently disabled.
- In the popup that shows, uncheck the Disabled option.
- Reboot your device.
This is the easiest way by which you can disable Bloatware on Samsung Galaxy Devices.
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