Want to remove bloatware on your Samsung Galaxy device? We have just the right guide for you. Samsung Galaxy devices are known to ship with a lot of bloatware. Bloatware can be annoying as they often slow down the device as they consume space and eats up RAM. Read ahead to know how to disable bloatware on Samsung Galaxy phones.
Samsung is the biggest Android OEM at the moment. They make phones in every segment. From under $100 to $1000, they have phones that meet the needs of a variety of people. No matter which Samsung smartphone you buy, there will always be one thing in common – Bloatware.
Samsung devices typically ship with a lot of unnecessary software which slows down the device over time. In this guide, we will tell you how to remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy devices.
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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 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 Devices
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.
Step 9. After rebooting the device, Open Package Disabler Pro. You will be shown the listed of apps installed on your device.
Step 10. Tap on any app that you do not want on your device and check the option which says Disable. That will be all.
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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