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# 249361 7-May-2019 19:10
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I still like my Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 but must say the bloatware that comes installed with it by default is a major pain. Things like Google Movies and Microsoft Powerpoint aren't apps I'm ever going to use, yet they are there, hogging valuable space on my phone.

 

Is there any way to get rid of them once and for all? Googling reveals articles that supposedly tell how to remove them, but all this does is remove any updates (not the app itself).

 

Thanks :)


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  # 2232431 7-May-2019 19:52
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you can uninstall the apps and they won't be updated after uninstall.

 

BUT when your phone gets an update there is a good chance they'll be back.





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  # 2232436 7-May-2019 20:01
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@Batman A few you can disable but not remove


 
 
 
 




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  # 2232449 7-May-2019 20:25
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Yep that's what I'm trying to do - remove entirely, not just "disable" or "uninstall updates" (which is all the Uninstall option seems to do in the Store).


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  # 2232450 7-May-2019 20:28
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quickymart:

 

Yep that's what I'm trying to do - remove entirely, not just "disable" or "uninstall updates" (which is all the Uninstall option seems to do in the Store).

 

 

Unless you want to root the device then nope


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  # 2233416 9-May-2019 00:23
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Removing these system (built-in) apps won't make space available for other things.

The internal storage is divided into a number of fixed-size partitions. One of these partitions is reserved for the OS itself and for system apps. It's mounted as read-only during normal operation, and you need a rooted device to make the partition read/write.

Even if you did remove a system app, the partition is still reserved for system use. It won't make more space available for other apps or data.

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  # 2233441 9-May-2019 07:20
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If you really want to remove them then use ADB.  If you want to disable something that can't be disabled then use a package disabled app.  No root required for either of these.


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  # 2233458 9-May-2019 08:05
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I use Adhell to disable apps I don't want on my S8.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2233470 9-May-2019 08:51
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I used these instructions to remove bloatware on my LG V30. I would assume the process would be similar on a Samsung, but can't be sure.

 

https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-to/remove-bloatware-your-lg-v30-no-root-needed-0180884/




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  # 2234600 10-May-2019 16:57
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Thanks, I'll give those two a try.


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