Installing and uninstalling apps on an Android device is like a walk in the park, however, if you are talking about uninstalling apps that come pre-installed in your phone, then there might be some trickery involved. We’re talking about getting rid of system apps that are there as bloatware, while some of them can be useful, others are just there for no apparent reason.
Removing system apps is bit of a tricky thing to do, unless of course, you have a rooted phone, then you can easily uninstall any system app as long as it doesn’t break your device. However, the case with unrooted device is a bit different. Unrooted phones can’t have the luxury of uninstalling system apps, however, they can disable them by going to Settings > Apps and then tapping the app they want to disable and choosing Disable. Do keep in mind that a lot of apps can’t be disabled. If you are running a rooted phone, the story changes and you can actually get rid of system apps without any issue.
Note: Before proceeding, you must be aware of the system apps that are safe to remove and the ones that aren’t. Removing the wrong system app can cause your device to behave erratically.
How to Remove System Apps From Android Phones
- Head over to Google Play Store and download NoBloat.
- Once the app is installed, simply run it and grant root access if it prompts.
- Now simply select the system apps you want to delete. Just to be on the safe side, create a backup.
That is it, in few simple steps, you have learned how to remove system apps from your phone. In case you face any issues, feel free to let us know.