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#1 Lynndiej

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

I am desperate to free up some space on my phone. I have stopped, cleared, and removed everything I can, but I still cant remove those darn preinstalled apps that are useless to me. Any ideas?



#2 masterchat

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:11 AM

What apps?


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#3 darshini

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 03:42 AM

Its not possible to remove the preinstalled apps are default apps. All that is default apps, you can only delete the apps that you have installed.



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 04:44 PM

I believe the pre-installed apps are there for a reason. 


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#5 John Dave

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 09:13 PM

Well, I would say no you can't uninstalled the apps that has came over your device until or unless you root your device to do that, but be careful if you have just purchased your device and root it down to uninstalled the bloatware pushed then you will get your warranty void. So, I would not advise you doing it if you don't know what you are looking at it, rest I'll leave this to you ! 


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#6 abbygale45

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Posted 29 October 2014 - 03:25 AM

Yes, you may root your device at the cost of warranty. I think in settings, there are options of uninstalling some of the apps however, it is not recommended to do so because you risk loosing the basic functionality of the mobile phone. Hence, try consulting some expert in the area. 



#7 et23

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 09:34 PM

You cannot remove the so called "pre installed" apps, however, you can disable them. Disabling them will ensure that they do not appear on your phone and will not update themselves and will not take up unnecessary space,however, you can enable them at a later instant of time.

On your android device, go to:

1.Settings

2.Apps

3.Select the app you want to disable

4.In the app info section, select the "Clear data" button, after clearing the data, select "Uninstall Updates" and then,click on "Disable".

Hope this helps :)



#8 darshini

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:55 PM

Even i am fed up with the pre installed apps. They eat up most of my memory and i hardly hav space for new apps. They are too annoying for me.



#9 NaveenKumar

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 04:41 AM

Usually, Android-based smartphones purchased through various carriers are bundled with specific branded apps that may or may not be protected. Users who cannot afford to buy free-of-contract devices might want to remove these applications without tempering with the operating system.

Unfortunately, carriers that bundle their own-branded 3rd-party apps install them right into the Android operating system and not on the memory card, like you'll usually see. Since a normal user won't have access to the Android OS where the app is installed, they won't be able to remove it.

Rooting the device: The only way to remove these third-party apps would be to root your Android device and receive the Super User status.

Removing a widget: any of these which are displayed on the homescreen can be easily removed by tapping and holding the shortcut of the widget and drop it into the recycle bin.

Removing Apps: Any other application that you might want to “remove” requires the installation of a third-party app called Advanced Task Killer, which can be installed from Google Play. These types of apps will ''kill'' the process from running on your phone and auto-kill the app from starting (booting).

Once you've done this, the app will only be seen in the app drawer, however you reverse the process by going into the settings of your Task killer.

Just because you've ''killed'' the app, it will still take up storage however it won't use any resources.
 



#10 jassz39

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:46 AM

Thank you for the tip et23! I have often wondered how to deal with this issue as well, OP. Its so frustrating that your phone is full of pre-loaded junk you dont use. I will have to try playing around with it tonight to disable them!







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