I really hate those unwanted package apps that come with new phones. No, I am not talking about the pre-installed Netflix or YouTube, but those useless Chinese bloatware applications.
In most cases, you do not have to break a sweat to remove these apps (Press the icon for a few seconds and select uninstall). However, if your phone is an attention seeker, it will give you no authority to delete these bundles.
But as they say, there is always a way out. Getting rid of these unnecessary system apps is no big deal. I know a couple of hacks to get the job done, and it is no rocket science. Just follow my instructions blindly, and you can say goodbye to those bloatware applications in no time.
Let me show you how to uninstall system apps without rooting in Android in the easiest way possible.
Deleting The Apps Like A Pro (Using Debloater Tool)
You will need a laptop or a PC to run the Debloater Tool. This software is my all-time favorite for uninstalling package apps. Why won’t it be? The tool is handy, easy to use, and does its job. Here’s how to clear the junk apps with Debloater Tool:
1. Enable the Developer Option
- Go to Settings.
- Navigate to About Phone (In many phones, the About Phone option is hidden in the System).
- Tap on the Build Number 7 times.
2. Turn on USB Debugging
- Access the Developer Option.
- Toggle the USB debugging and turn it on.
3. Build A Connection to The PC
- Connect your Android phone to the computer with a USB Cable.
- Click on the Transfer Files to allow permission.
4. Install Platform Tool
- Go to Google’s official page.
- Extract the content.
5. Download Debloater Tool
- Access GitHub.
- Search for Universal Android Debloter Tool.
- Install the software.
6. Run The System
- Copy the Universal Andriod Debloater Tool file.
- Paste it inside the Platform Tool folder.
- Open the terminal window (Just click the address bar, write cmd, and hit enter).
To ensure your Android Smartphone is connected to the PC, type adb device in the command window and press enter. If it flashes your phone’s serial number, you are all set.
7. Cleaning Up The System Apps
- Open the Universal Android Debloater.
- You can see all the installed system apps.
- Pressing Uninstall will delete the application from your Android.
- The tool keeps a temporary memory of the uninstalled apps. You can restore them immediately if necessary.
Uninstalling System Apps with adb Command
I am personally not a fan of adb command as it can get lengthy. You can easily get lost in the middle if you are not following a manual. But hey! These are okay for you. I have added precise instructions for your convenience.
- Install adb on your desktop from Google’s official page.
- Enable the Developer Option (I have already taught you how to do this).
- Turn on USB Debugging and select file transfer.
- Access the adb directory on Windows and open the command prompt in the folder.
- Type adb devices and hit enter to check the connection between your Android and the PC.
- Next, type adb shell and pm list packages/ grep ‘google’ to list all the packages.
- Identify the unwanted applications from the list.
- Remember the name and type this command: pm uninstall -k –user 0 package-name to delete the app.
Just a sidenote: Here’s a guide we just published on removing system data from android. This might be helpful as well.
I know some of you will face issues while using ADB commands. Hence, I strongly suggest downloading the Debloater Tool. Navigating this software is a child’s game, and you can uninstall any system app you want.
Are there any easier ways to delete the package applications? Without using a desktop?
Umm… There are some third-party apps available on the Play Store. These are programmed to locate the unwanted bloatware and wipe them out.
Well, I doubt the credibility of those third-party cleaning applications! They will just steal your data and do nothing. So, stick to these authorized ways to get rid of the bloatware apps and not risk your security.