How to Remove Bloadware and System Apps on Android (Without ROOT)

When you buy a new Android phone, it is very likely that inside there are a lot of bloatware i.e. app pre-installed in the system, many of which are completely useless. Although it is possible to uninstall some third-party bloatware apps, other apps of this type are installed such as System app and they can’t be removed. This is particularly true for the entire suite of apps from Google .

If you’re not a fan of Google Play Music or Google Duo, I’m sorry, but you can’t remove them from your phone, at least in theory. In practice, however, there are solutions.

To get rid of system apps you can for example run the root on the phone. Running the root of the phone has the disadvantage that it is not always easy or feasible and once done you go to cancel the phone warranty . In addition, rooting your phone also prevents you from using certain apps such as Internet Banking and Google Pay.

However, if you are convinced that you want to uninstall and remove bloadware from your device, below you will find some effective methods to do such work SENZA ROOT on Android. Can’t you believe it? Take a look and try these solutions.

Uninstall/Disable Bloatware

For the bloatware of third parties Most of them can be easily uninstalled.

1. On your Android phone, go to “ Settings -> Manage applications “.

2. Find the app you want to uninstall and press on it.

3. If there is a button “ Uninstall “touch it to uninstall the app.

Android Uninstall Bloatware Uninstall App

4. If a ” button is displayed Disable “instead of an Uninstall button, means that apps cannot be uninstalled but can only be disabled.

Android Uninstall Bloatware Disable App

“Disabled” means that the app becomes inactive, will not be displayed in the list of applications and will not be recognized as an installed app.

Touch the button Disable to disable the app.

For devices Xiaomi you must first install the app “Hidden Settings for MIUI ”

1. Open the app “Hidden Settings for MIUI .”

2. Go to “ Application Management “and look for the bloatware app to uninstall

Android Uninstall Bloatware Miui Hidden Settings

3. Click on the “Disable” button.

Android Uninstall Bloatware Miui Disable App

Uninstall system apps with “adb”

Adb is a powerful tool used for the debugging on the phone. It includes commands for managing app packages (and therefore also those for uninstalling software packages).

1. To use adb, you must install adb on the computer.

For Linux, you can simply install “android-tools” from your Software Center or package manager.

Windows Peer instead follow these instructions to install adb.

2. Then enable “ Developer Options “on your cell phone. Once enabled, go to the developer option, scroll down the list and enable the “ debugging USB “.

Android Uninstall Bloatware Usb Debugging

3. Connect your phone to your desktop via cable USB . When prompted, change the connection mode to “ file transfer (MTP ) “.

4. In Windows, go to the directory adb and starts the command prompt in that folder. For Linux, just open the Terminal.

Type in the following command to start adb and verify that the phone is connected.

 adb devices

If you see an item listed in the section “ Device list “Your device is connected.

Android Uninstall Bloatware Adb Devices

5. Launches the adb shell.

 adb shell

6. Displays packages installed in the Android system

 pm list packages

Android Uninstall Bloatware Pm List

L This list will be very long. You can use the command grep to narrow down the list. For example, to show only Google packages, use the command:

 pm list package | grep 'google'

Android Uninstall Bloatware List Google Apps

7. Find the name of the app you want to uninstall. The name is the entry after Package: . For example, the package name for the Google Contacts app is com.google.android.contacts .

Android Uninstall Bloatware Package Name

If you have problems identifying the package name, go to the Google Play Store on your browser and search for the app. Check theURL for the name of the package.

Android Uninstall Bloatware Play Store Package Name

8. Type the following command to uninstall the app.

 pm uninstall -k --user 0 package-name

Android Uninstall Bloatware Uninstall Packages

You should see “Positive” if the uninstallation was successful.

The -user in the command above is important because it tells the system to uninstall the app only for the current user (and “0” is the default / main user of the phone). It is not possible to uninstall the app from all users if you do not run the phone root.

NOTA BENE : Uninstalling system apps can cause system crashes, so uninstall only apps you’re sure of. Apps like Gmail, Google Play Music, Google Play Movies, etc. are easy to uninstall, but you never have to remove Google Play Store or the files associated with it. If your phone becomes unstable after uninstalling a particular app, reinstall it from the Google Play Store or restore the phone to its factory settings.