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Remove Pre-Installed Apps on Android

How to delete preinstalled apps on android
Written by Hassan Abbas

Remove Pre-Installed Apps on Android: The smartphone world is always in a state of flux. No manufacturer can show the daring of resting on its laurels. Competitors always attempt to break new ground. However, special thanks to advancements in the software department, only hardware superiority doesn’t cut it.

Except for the OEMs’ best efforts, some users are still not satisfied with the looks of their devices, out of the box. So, in this article, we’ll let you know all about the unwanted applications on your mobile device and see if we can help you get rid of a few of them.

What are the pre-installed apps?

Sometimes smartphone manufacturers bundle in a few apps that they think would improve your experience. Now, if you indeed find Samsung’s decision thoughtful. However, for someone, who uses other applications for web browsing or music streaming, Samsung’s well-intended effort only adds unnecessary bulk.

Can you remove pre-installed apps?

Pre-installed apps are quite risky to remove. Looking back in the day, getting rid of them used to be almost impossible or difficult. But special thanks to manufacturers they’ve become a little more flexible and they also allow you to uninstall or disable some pre-installed applications.

How to remove or disable pre-installed apps?

To elaborate, we’ll take two pre-installed applications i.e Spotify and Google Chrome. Let’s come and see how to remove pre-installed apps from your Android phone.

Uninstall the App

At first, we are taking the Spotify app for our guide to elaborate on how you can uninstall the pre-installed app. Let’s see how to do this.

Step 1:

Firstly, Go to Settings.

Step 2:

Then open Apps.

Step 3:

Click on the search icon at the top of the screen.

Step 4:

Now looking for Spotify.

Step 5:

Open the app.

Step 6:

Click on Uninstall and confirm.

Step 7:

It’ll completely be removed from your device.

Disable the app

Here we are taking Google Chrome as the pre-installed app for this article where we talk about disabling the pre-installed app. So, let’s see how to disable the Google Chrome app.

Step 1:

Firstly, Go to Settings.

Step 2:

Now open the Apps.

Step 3:

Click on the search icon at the top of the screen.

Step 4:

Looking for Chrome.

Step 5:

Click on Google Chrome.

Step 6:

Click on Disable.

Step 7:

Confirm when a pop-up appears.

Step 8:

The app will be erased from your Home screen, app drawer, and all other places. To re-enable, just repeat the process and simply click on Enable.

Can you remove/disable all pre-installed applications?

Some applications can neither be disabled nor be uninstalled. Like Settings or Calendar. These are essential apps of your system, so, the manufacturers restrict users from removing such applications.


For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

Till then! Keep Smiling 🙂

Also Read: Set up Messages Backup on Android: How To?

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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