Do you want to remove some of the unwanted apps installed on your Samsung phone? Here’s how to remove, disable, or hide them.
Samsung phones come with many apps pre-installed, which takes up a portion of your total internal storage. Some of these apps also run in the background, draining battery life and hogging processing power. This makes your phone slower and requires more frequent charging.
What’s worse is that some of these pre-installed Samsung apps are built into the system itself, which means you can’t remove them, only disable them. In this article, we will show you how to uninstall, disable and hide pre-installed Samsung apps on your Galaxy device.
How to remove preloaded Samsung apps
Credit where it’s due, there are some Samsung apps that are really worth your time, but many of them are just alternatives to existing Google apps, so you may never use them.
Deleting unused apps is the best way to free up storage space on your phone. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single button you can press to get rid of all the pre-installed Samsung apps at once. You’ll have to do it manually for each app.
To get started removing preloaded apps on your Galaxy device, head over to Settings > Applications and list all Samsung apps that can be removed. Touch an app to go to its information page; if the app can be removed, you will see the option to uninstall either To disable that.
How to Hide Preloaded Samsung Apps
One of the worst things about Galaxy phones is that they don’t allow you to uninstall or disable some Samsung apps like Galaxy Store, Modes and Routines, AR Zone and more.
These apps are built into the system itself, and hindering them may cause your phone to crash or behave abnormally. Fortunately, you can still hide them from your home screen and app drawer so they don’t create unnecessary clutter.
To hide apps, go to Settings > Home screen > Hide apps on the home and apps screens. Here, select all the apps you want to hide; The more apps you hide, the less clutter your app drawer will be. Tap Done to end.
Remember, hiding apps is not the same as removing or disabling them. Those apps are still on your phone; you have simply kept them out of sight. If you ever want to access them again, just go to the same menu and deselect it.
How to put apps to sleep on a Samsung Galaxy
There is another solution for apps that won’t kill or disable: put them to sleep. Samsung phones come with the ability to put apps to sleep so they can’t use your phone’s resources and therefore can’t run in the background and waste battery life.
To put apps to sleep, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Battery and device care.
- Tap Battery > Background usage limits and activate Put unused apps to sleep. This gives your phone the permission to automatically put unused apps to sleep.
- To do it manually, tap sleeping apps either Deep sleep apps. He then plays the + and select the desired apps, then touch Add.
We recommend putting into deep sleep mode only those apps that you use very rarely. Putting an app to deep sleep means it will never run in the background, not send any notifications, and not remind you of any important updates. For a less strict option, put apps to sleep so they only run in the background occasionally.
Get rid of pre-installed Samsung apps
The number of preloaded apps that come with Samsung phones is absurd, and it’s worse when you can’t even remove them. Deleting useless apps is one of the best ways to take care of your phone’s software and keep it for the long term, as it reduces stress on the battery, operating system, and processor.
For help, check out our top 10 tips for maintaining your Android phone.