I am pretty sure that you must have heard of One UI if you are a tech geek. One UI is the custom skin built on top of Android used by Samsung in their phones launching from late 2018 onwards. It succeeded the Samsung Experience skin which was one of the heaviest skins available today alongside the likes of Xiaomi’s MIUI, Samsung’s Samsung Experience, Vivo’s Funtouch OS and Oppo’s Color OS.
For Android Purists, it is quite hard to get used to it since it packs in quite a lot of bloatware; 120 to be exact. These bloats seem like they do not hinder your day to day work but in reality, they take up space from your device’s storage and sometimes work in the background as well feeding on your internet connection and RAM storage eventually slowing down your device. Except for the Dialer, Contacts, Messages, Camera, Calculator, and a few other apps, these pre-installed apps are going to be used by anyone.
If you are someone who is having similar problems with your Samsung Galaxy S10, here is a guide on how to debloat your phone from all those unnecessary bloats.
- Make sure to take a complete backup of your device before proceeding. Guide: Guide to Backup Android Device Without Root
- If you’re using Windows, make sure you have installed the Samsung USB drivers.
- Enable USB Debugging in Developer Options
Do not attempt to remove the core system apps like the system launcher and other similar apps. In case you remove any of the core apps, your device may become unusable and you will need to flash the stock firmware again manually.
Steps To Debloat Your Samsung Galaxy S10
Note: The methods written below work on every phone in the Samsung Galaxy S10 family.
- Figure out the package names of the app you want to remove. Download and Install App Inspector by UBQSoft from the Google Play Store to assist you to get the package names of all the apps you want to remove.
- Download Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.
- In the folder where Android SDK Platform-tools is installed on your PC, press Shift and right click on your mouse. Now, click on the Open PowerShell window here.
- Connect your phone to your PC via a USB Cable.
- Once connected, type the following command to check if your device is detected by your PC: adb devices. If detected, this command must return your phone’s serial number. If your device is not detected, ensure that you have connected your device to your PC properly.
- Once detected, type the following command: adb shell
- To remove an app, type the following command: pm uninstall –k —user 0 <****>. Make sure to replace **** with the name of the package of the app which you want to remove. Once removed, you will get a confirmation message. Repeat this message for every app’s package which you want to remove.
Note: All of these packages might not be present on your device. If you try to uninstall any package which is not present in your phone, you will get this message: Failure [not installed for 0].
For a recommended app’s package which you can remove without causing any problem to your device, read the article till the end.
Recommended System Apps And Packages That Can Be Removed
- com.sec.android.app.billing com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
Congratulations! You just debloated your Samsung Galaxy S10 from all the unnecessary preinstalled apps.
No root or any special steps needed. Just a few easy steps and you get rid off all the unnecessary bloat from your phone.
This is one of the easiest ways to debloat Samsung Galaxy S10 phones from all the unnecessary apps without root. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.