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How to Remove Amazon Apps and Services from Alexa Built-In Phones

There are multiple phones listed on Amazon that ship with Alexa built-in and also, have preloaded Amazon apps. To remove and uninstall them, just read this detailed guide. These days, Alexa seems to be everywhere you look. Amazon’s voice assistant is in speakers, displays, and even microwaves! To no one’s surprise, you can also find Alexa built into certain Android phones. Amazon has a collection of what it calls “Alexa Built-in Phones“. For users who don’t want to use Alexa, this ends up becoming bloatware and here is how to remove it!

Amazon’s lineup of Alexa Built-In phones is a great option for Amazon-heavy users that prefer Alexa over Google Assistant. Whether you pick up a Moto Z4, LG G8, or any of the dozens of other options, you’ll be getting a great deal on a new phone, but it’s not quite the same as buying an unlocked phone elsewhere. Amazon preloads its Alexa Built-In phones with, as the name suggests, a number of Amazon apps and services.

Remove Amazon Apps, Services, Alexa Built in Phones

We have written a complete guide on how to remove the amazon apps and services from the Alexa Built-in phones right ahead!

How to Uninstall Amazon Apps and Services

Luckily, many of the Amazon apps that come preloaded on Alexa Built-In devices are completely removable without any hassle. You can uninstall most of them — including apps like Prime Now and IMDb — the same way you’d uninstall any other third-party app. Here is a step by step guide on how to uninstall Amazon apps.

Step 1 – From the home screen, swipe up to open the app drawer.

Step 2 – Find the app you wish to uninstall, then touch and hold the icon.

Step 3 – Tap App info in the popup window.

Step 4 – Tap Uninstall to remove the app.

The exact method of uninstalling an app will vary from phone to phone, but in most cases, you can save a step by simply dragging the icon of the app you wish to uninstall up to the top of the screen after step 2, then lifting your finger over the Uninstall text. If that text or the Uninstall button in App Info is grayed out, that means you unfortunately can’t uninstall that app — luckily, there’s a workaround for that.

Disabling Stock Amazon Apps and Services

For most apps that can’t be completely uninstalled, you can still typically disable them to hide them from your app drawer, minimize the storage they occupy on your phone, and prevent them from accessing any app permissions. Thankfully, that process is pretty simple, too!

Step 1 – Open your app drawer once again.

Step 2 – Find the app you wish to disable, then touch and hold the icon.

Step 3 – Tap App info in the popup window.

Step 4 – Tap Disable.

Confirm your action by tapping Disable app in the popup confirmation window.

That’s it! Your phone will immediately delete as much data from the newly disabled app as possible, including any updates it might have received since initially setting up your phone. Once disabled, you should no longer see the app on your home screen or throughout the system.

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