Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones have finally arrived in India on April 19, 2017. Both devices come with a string of carrier-specific apps preinstalled. These apps are known as bloatware. However, some users may find these inbuilt apps useless and want to remove bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, so that they can add more space for other proffered applications.
The bloatware that can be removed from your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are the apps such as Gmail, Google Plus, Google Books, etc. You can also get rid of S Health and S Voice from your new smartphones. With the new specifications, features, and design, many users aren’t aware of how to remove bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling S8 Plus. That’s why we’ve come up with our post to tell you how to get the job done. Let’s dig a little deeper:
Remove Bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Smartphones
You have two options when it comes to dealing with Galaxy S8 bloatware: uninstall and disable.
1. Uninstall Bloatware
Uninstalling a preloaded app is quite easy if you had installed the app yourself. In order to uninstall an app on Galaxy S8 device, long press on the app icon until a popup is displayed. Now, just tap on the Uninstall button to remove bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S8.
2. Disable Bloatware
The process of disabling bloatware will remain same as that of uninstalling except the uninstall button. All you need to do is simply long press on an app icon until a pop-up appears. Tap on the Disable button to continue.
Alternatively, you can disable bloatware on Samsung Galaxy S8 by navigating to the App drawer and tapping on the Edit button. You’ll see the minus (-) signs on the app icons that can be either deleted or disabled. Select the app icon you want to remove or disable.
Read more at How to Switch from iPhone to Samsung
Disabling an app doesn’t completely remove it from your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus or S8 device. The app will still be there, taking up your phone’s storage space, but it’s won’t run in the background and the app icon will also be removed from the app drawer.
It is worth noticing that some apps can’t be disabled or uninstalled such as Samsung Connect and the new Reminders app. You can figure out which apps your carrier loaded without your permission by navigating to the app drawer and looking for a folder with your carrier’s namesake.