Android: delete pre-installed system apps & disable (bloatware) – how it works

Almost every current Android phone comes with pre-installed apps that you do not need (bloatware) - be it social networking hubs, notepad apps or share price widgets. They occupy unnecessary space, reducing the power and empty the battery. They can not even uninstall default. We show how this works yet.

Android: delete pre-installed system apps & amp; Disable (bloatware) - how it works

Pre-installed apps disable (bloatware)

Who does not want to intervene deep into the system processes of Android, preinstalled apps can only times disable "only". This did not start in the background and do not consume resources.

  1. opens the settings and tap on the entry Apps.
  2. Selects the above menu All apps (instead of enabled or disabled) out.
  3. Typed in the list on the app that want to disable it.
  4. Tapping the top left of the button Deactivate.
  5. must, under certain circumstances it previously only on the button Force quit tap before you can disable the app.
  6. Confirmed the information message that other apps can no longer function properly. That's not bad, because you can the app in the same way again activate.

So off their apps.

So off their apps.

Depending on the manufacturer of your smartphone you can disable or uninstall more or less apps. Exemplary is about in the Moto-G-series of Lenovo-Motorola: The smart phones come with almost no bloatware and many of the system apps can be described as above disable.

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Which preinstalled (Samsung) apps can I delete?

It depends on the phone model:

  1. Open the app launcher (Drawer), and selects the top right Uninstall / disable apps out.
  2. Now a minus symbol to all apps that you can remove it appears.

Among other things, these are:

  • dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Flipboard
  • memo
  • OneDrive
  • OneNote
  • Peel Smart Remote
  • calculator
  • S Health
  • S Voice
  • Skype
  • Google Apps
  • Provider Apps

For stubborn cases you can check out the Package Disabler Pro (Samsung) download, disabled the unwanted apps and packages on your Samsung device.

The app was not found in the store.

delete pre-installed system apps

To delete system apps, you need Root privileges on your smartphone. The easiest way is with one-click root apps, as we describe under a general root explanation. Previously, it was still significantly more difficult as you the example of the HTC Desire and the Samsung Galaxy S see.

The following one-click root apps are available:

  • KingRoot
  • KingoRoot
  • OneClickRoot

Whether your phone is supported, you can find out through a Google search.

You take for rooting but the full responsibility. The warranty of your device then also expire in most cases.


  • At the root process your smartphone can make them inoperable (Soft Brick & Hard Brick)
  • If you play around after successful root system files and apps, also your device can make even subsequently unusable.
  • For it is also possible to market to remove dialer, phone book, alarm clock and almost every other system-related function.
  • For the reason to play after successful root usually a custom recovery, with which it secures the complete system.


Frank from the editorial board has deleted on his Samsung Galaxy device as not only useless for him Memo and Mini Diary apps, the Aldiko reader, various fonts and live wallpaper, but also the radio tuner, as he about the Cell never listen to the radio, the e-mail app, as together anyway he holds the accounts with Gmail and "My Documents" because it uses root Explorer as a file manager.

The TouchWiz interface is removable so if you previously installed an alternative launcher. Unless you have previously made a backup of its smartphones, you can so after the trial- & Error principle proceed. If anything then is shot to pieces, to play the system backup easily back.

Method 1: Remove System Apps by Titanium Backup

The app Titanium Backup is available in a free and a paid version. For our purposes, however, the free app is quite enough.

Titanium Backup ★ root

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Titanium Backup ★ root
Developer: Titanium Track
Price: Free

  1. After installing Titanium Backup is subject to confirmation by the superuser request click away some evidence and then the menu item Backup / Restore choose.
  2. Here you have a list of all the installed apps. System apps ie those apps that you can not delete regularly are marked in red.
  3. There are also entries for green settings and white entries for normal applications.
  4. Tap on an app that want to remove it. In our example it is the included Samsung Widget "Dual Clock".
  5. For safety, you can from the app before using the button To back up / fuse make a backup.
  6. Click on the button uninstall and confirms the warnings.

Thereafter, if something is not working properly, you can restore the backup of the app. A detailed video tutorial you see here:

Method 2: uninstall pre-installed apps via Root Explorer

The following method is faster and less painful, but only for people who know a hundred percent what they do:

Installs you the Root Explorer (or any other file manager that write access to system directories).

File Explorer Root Browser

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File Explorer Root Browser
Developer: JRummy Apps
Price: Free

  1. Switches the write access (mount R / W).
  2. Opens the directory / system / app /

    Root Explorer: So you delete example, the system app

    Root Explorer: So you delete example, the system app "email".

  3. Identifies where the corresponding APKs and changes in the subfolders.
  4. Hold down longer to the respective APK file and selects Delete in order to clear them.

Important: For apps that have uninstalled it, you should disable the automatic update in the Play Store. Otherwise it may happen that these are automatically reinstalled from your phone without you want that.

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