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How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

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Nobody wants to have installed on your smartphone a useless application or simply not use, not to mention those who have a malicious behavior. Traditionally it has been said that to remove applications that came installed from the factory needed to have root access to a phone, but we show you 3 ways to remove pre-installed applications without “rootear” your terminal.

And it is that unfortunately, Android is still synonymous with bloatware even in prestigious manufacturers, and all this despite Google increasingly trying to control this type of practices more and more.

3 ways to remove pre-installed apps from your device

The first thing we have to say is that the first and last method that we show you serves for any type of smartphone, while the method 2 is focused on LG and Samsung smartphones exclusively.

These small tutorials serve both to get rid of blotware and for those applications that although are not malicious, we do not want to have working on our smartphone, such as the native Facebook app, known for its high consumption of RAM and battery.

None of these 3 systems eliminate the app in question, but they manage to make it unusable, which is what interests us. We start

Method 1: Disable the application in the configuration

This method is the simplest although it is not always the most effective. For this we must go to the settings of Android, select in the section of Applications and look for the application that we want to leave inactive.

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

Once there, we will see that Android shows us two buttons “Deactivate” Y “Force arrest” , so we will choose the option of “Deactivate” and press “OK” in the pop-up window. If we have been lucky and our manufacturer has not been too cruel, this should be enough for this application to stop working and even if it is installed, it will not carry out any type of activity.

We may have had bad luck and the button “Deactivate” is disabled, so, one of two, If we have an LG or Samsung smartphone we will pass to method 2, otherwise we will pass to method 3 directly.

Method 2: Use a package disabling application

LG and Samsung have specific applications on Google Play that can greatly facilitate the task. In the case of LG we have Package disabler pro for LG which has a cost of 1.99 euros and that is usually quite effective, although not infallible.

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

Samsung also has an application with a high degree of effectiveness called “Package Disabler Pro + (Samsung)” with a price of 3.49 euros, and that works even for the new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

We know that nobody likes to pay for an app, but it is also true that leaving our smartphone unwanted apps is something that is worth spending a few euros.

Method 3: Use ADB on a computer

This method is the most complicated of the 3 although it is also the most effective and it is also free.

As is logical, here we will have to “dirty” our hands a little more, although it does not require a high degree of knowledge nor is it especially difficult if you follow these steps:

  • 1. Install ADB on your computer, so that it is not difficult for you, take a look at this link .

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

  • 2. Install the USB drivers for Windows of your smartphone.
  • 3. Install Inspector App from Google Play on your smartphone. This application allows you to know the exact name of the package of the application you want to uninstall and is free .

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

  • 4. Connect your smartphone to the PC and enable USB debugging . If you do not know how to do it, in the link of step 1 we explain it to you.
  • 5. Open the ADB command window and enter the following command: “Adb shell pm uninstall -k -user or XX” . Here, the XX must be replaced by the package name that we found earlier (non-illustrative image of the command itself).

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

How to remove pre-installed applications from your LG or Samsung smartphone

If we have done well, we will see a message tell us what we have had success in our operation. We must remember that this method does not eliminate the application either, so if we do a factory reset the device will be active again and we will have to repeat the process.

This is all for now. We hope that this tutorial to remove pre-installed applications has been helpful. Tell us your experience in the comments.

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