This guide explains how to uninstall unnecessary apps / bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10e phones, that too, without requiring to root. To offer a richer software experience right out of the box and let customers try out new apps, Samsung, just like other brands, installs some extra apps onto the phone from factory. Given that these apps don’t participate in key system functions, usually, they are referred to as bloatware. Using this guide, you can uninstall all the extra bloat and regain precious storage space.
Galaxy S10 comes standard with 128GB storage which is double from last year’s 64. Despite this, if you plan on not upgrading via SD card, it can easily become quite cramped. To free up space, this guide will do just the trick as it will allow you to uninstall pre-installed apps that can not be uninstalled directly through the User Interface. As mentioned, for this procedure, we would require no modification hence your warranty shouldn’t be void after this tutorial. Read ahead to remove bloatware from Galaxy S10.
Remove Bloatware on Galaxy S10 / Galaxy S10+ / Galaxy S10e
Basically, through using simple ADB commands, we will be uninstalling any bloatware on your phone. However first, you would need to figure out which apps you don’t use.
Here are some package names that are recommended to be removed:
- com.sec.android.app.billing com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
Follow these steps to uninstall bloatware:
Step 1 – Download App Inspector from Google Play Store so you can find out the package name of the app you want to uninstall.
Step 2 – List down all the package names you want to uninstall.
Step 3 – On your PC, install and configure ADB. If you haven’t done that, you can read: How to Set Up ADB on Computer.
Step 4 – Now that ADB is configured, go to your device, open up developer options and enable USB debugging. Not sure how? Read: How to Enable USB Debugging.
Step 5 – Once done, connect your phone to your PC, make sure the device is unlocked and you grant it Transfer Files access.
Step 6 – Open up ADB in command prompt and type in the following command:
Step 7 – Once you issue the command, your phone will ask to grant access, tap on Allow.
Step 8 – Issue this command to open shell
Step 9 – Now, one by one, issue this command and replace packagename with the names you listed previously.
pm uninstall –k —user 0 <packagename>
That’s all! By now, you should have successfully removed bloatware from your Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ or Galaxy S10e.
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