How to get rid of bloatware from your smartphone [Beginner’s Guide]

So, you have bought an Android phone with bloatware apps that often pisses you off? You always hate the apps that came preinstall with the phone as all the manufacturers try to provide their own bundle of bloatware with the customized software interface. It may happen that you like some of them but many times such apps aren’t even useful.


Sadly, if your phone has bloatware apps and you aren’t using them then it is safe to remove because, if not, it is going to make your phone suffer from performance issues since many of them runs in the background and use the CPU. We have already been familiar with the post that we showed regarding how to boost performance and extend battery life, but today we will show you how to get rid of bloatware from your Android smartphone. Read on to know.

Get rid of bloatware from your Android smartphone

Some apps can be removed if not required but some cannot be removed as they came preinstalled with the software. The only way to remove is to disable them. If you have a rooted device, you can remove any system app straight ahead.

Here’s what you should do. Follow the short steps.

Step 1: Go to Settings -> Apps and swipe to find the desired app that bugs you from the given list of installed apps. Tap on it.

On some phones such as Samsung, it is available in Settings -> Applications. You can easily find from where to view a list of apps installed.



Step 2: You will see a few options, like Force Stop, Uninstall or Disable, Clear Data, Clear Cache. Simply, touch the Disable button to get rid of bloatware.


If any app doesn’t show disable button or the button is untouchable i.e. the button is grayed out, you have to ignore that app as it may be a system app that requires for your phone to work correctly. Once you disable any app, it won’t be getting started before you make it start.

Note: Be careful when you disable a specific app. Disabling apps randomly can lead to an unstable environment of the system. Some apps are required to optimize the system and perform various functions. Before disabling an app, be sure to check if it is safe to disable.

If you change your mind and want the app back, you can repeat the steps and find the enable button and get back the app by enabling it.

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