How To Remove Bloatware On Android Devices! In this article we are going to see how to remove system applications from an Android phone. Tired of the harmful applications residing on your device? Which only fill the memory? These few simple steps will help you remove bloatware on Android devices.
What is Bloatware? Bloatware are pre-installed applications on your Android phone installed by the telephone operator or manufacturer.
Not everyone who uses Android is happy with the apps that come pre-installed, some of which are honestly horrendous and take up a lot of memory space. Some of us want our Android device clean, and don't want to have apps on our phone that we won't use.
So we are here to help you remove bloatware from your Android devices. These instructions are a mix, for both root and non-root users. Of course, an Android user who has a rooted phone will be more likely to get rid of the bloatware, more effectively.
Manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG etc tend to install a lot of applications on their devices. but they are not useful for everyone. Of course, you could also use them, but you will never use them all, and this creates the need to remove them from your Android phone.
This not only allows you to have more free space in your memory, but also allows you to free up a good amount of RAM that these applications can use. If you are ready, let's see how to remove system applications / Bloatware on Android devices.
How to remove Bloatware on Android devices
1. Disable / hide system applications
By default, no manufacturer allows its users to uninstall system applications, but the latest versions of Android offer its users the advantage of disabling system applications so that they no longer run in the background or even appear in the app menu.
However, this does not free up space in the system memory, it frees up space in the RAM memory. The disabled application will still use the same amount of memory, but will be completely invisible, as if the application never existed.
Note that this method only works with certain applications. If there is an application that cannot be deactivated, proceed directly to the next option. Now, let's take my situation as an example. I have an app, let's say 'Calculator' that came pre-installed on my smartphone. I find it useless for the minimal amount of functionality it offers.
I prefer to use a third party calculator application that meets my requirements. Therefore, I would no longer like to see it in the applications menu, deactivating it. To do this, you need to go to Settings> Applications / Application Manager (The menu may vary from OEM-A-OEM, so proceed accordingly).
You should see the complete list of apps installed on your device in the "All apps" or "Apps" tab.
Tap the desired system application (example: calculator) and open the app-specific settings. Now immediately under the name of the application, we find the button 'Deactivate', and 'Finish'. All you have to do is tap on turn off and confirm.
From this moment on you will never see this application in the app menu again, even if it remains installed on your device. To reactivate the application you just deactivated, go back to the application and press the "activate" button. Have you finished!
How to remove Bloatware on rooted Android devices
This method is only for rooted devices and the advantage is that you can block multiple applications at a time. Download and install ROM Toolbox Lite from the Play Store.
- Open the application and go to the apps tab.
- Select the filter option below and select system applications.
- Now, select the multi-select button and select all the applications you want to block.
- After selecting, click the freeze button.
- Press yes on the confirmation message.
If you want to completely get rid of Android bloatware, make sure you've made a backup before making any changes. Also, I suggest you don't delete important applications. You can remove bloatware using a file manager application with root permissions or using apps.
- Install ES File Explorer File Manager and open the application.
- On the home page, select the app option. List user applications on your Android.
- Select user applications at the top. A menu opens where you can choose system applications.
- List all Android system applications.
- Select the applications and choose the uninstall option [you can uninstall multiple applications at the same time].
- Install Link2SD and open the application.
- Tap the inverted triangle option and select system. The application lists all system applications [pre-installed applications] on your Android.
- Select the one you want to delete.
- Now tap the overflow button at the top right.
- Select the uninstall option.
- Tap OK on the confirmation message.
That's it, through this tutorial and using some applications from the Play Store you will be able to remove Bloatware on Android devices!