Remove Bloatware From Samsung Galaxy S10 Without Root
Removing built-in system apps from Android devices often requires root permission, but not anymore. In this guide, we will show you how to easily remove system apps/bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e without root.
Samsung released its flagship lineup for 2019 in February as the Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e. And there is no denying that these devices have gained immense popularity all over the world.
They are highly regarded for their powerful hardware, new/unique design segments, and featuring the latest One UI software, which is certainly a huge improvement over Samsung’s mobile OS which hasn’t changed over the years.
But there’s something Samsung still can’t get rid of, even with One UI. Yes, we are talking about pre-installed system apps on the Galaxy S10 series. Despite all the improvements in One UI, OEMs still forcefully ship apps to users of their devices which are useless.
For example, apps like Facebook take up a lot of space and consume a lot of RAM. These pre-installed system apps just gain more space in the app drawer and especially in device storage.
Although there is an option to disable apps individually in Settings, but that doesn’t stop specific apps from using storage space. So, in this guide, we will be using ADB to completely remove/ uninstall bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e without root.
Using this method does not require Unlock bootloader or root. Since you will be using ADB to remove the bloatware, your counter warranty and KNOX will remain intact.
While this method is completely safe, we will not be held responsible for any damage to the device before, during or after following this procedure.
List Of System Application Package Names Installed On Galaxy S10
The trick isn’t new, I’ve personally used ADB to uninstall bloatware on various OEM devices for years. The only things you need are a PC, a USB cable, a Galaxy S10 device, and the package name of the app you want to remove.
Thanks to senior XDA member Neo3D (XDA thread), we now have a comprehensive list of package names for most of the system apps installed on the Galaxy S10. The following list will act as a reference for the system application you wish to uninstall using the instructions in the next section.
- Car Mode
- General System Services
- Gimmick Apps (AR Emoji, AR Core, Flipboard, Digital Wellbeing, AR Stickers, etc)
- Printing Service
- Samsung Browser
- Samsung DEX
- SAMSUNG EMAIL
- Samsung Game Launcher
- Samsung Kids
- Samsung LED Cover
- Samsung Pass & Samsung Pay
- Gear VR
If the package name of the application you want to uninstall is not listed above, you can also download and use the ‘App Inspector’ to find the exact package name of the application.
How To Remove System Apps/Bloatware From Samsung Galaxy S10?
First of all you have to install ADB on Windows PC, MacOS, Linux. Alternatively, you can also use Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool for this. Once you have done this, simply follow the instructions below to uninstall the bloatware from the Samsung Galaxy S10 device:
1. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information on the Samsung Galaxy S10.
2. Tap on ‘Build number’ continuously until you see the message “Developer mode has been turned on” on the screen.
3. Now go to Settings > Developer options and turn on the ‘USB Debugging’ toggle.
4. Connect Galaxy S10 to PC using USB cable.
5. On the PC, open folder where ADB and fastboot tools are installed (eg C:/adb).
6. While holding down the SHIFT key, right-click on an empty space in the folder.
7. Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ option from the menu.
8. Enter the following command to verify device-PC connection via ADB:
9. On the phone screen, you will be prompted with the message “Allow USB Debugging?”, Just tap on “OK”.
10. The command should return device ID.
11. Next Shell ADB by entering the following command:
12. Now, enter the following command to uninstall system apps/bloatware from Samsung Galaxy S10/S10+/S10e:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 <app-package-name>
13. Make sure to replace “<app-package-name>” with the package name of system application (See the list in previous section) that you want to remove.
- For example, if you want to delete Facebook, the following is the command you should use:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services
14. Immediately after entering command, ADB will automatically remove/uninstall certain system applications and display a “Success” message.
15. You will have to repeat command for a different package name that corresponds to the application you want to remove.
The process is quite easy and doesn’t take much time to complete. Once you are done deleting system apps, you can close the PowerShell window and disconnect Galaxy S10 from PC. Now, go to the app drawer or Settings > Apps and verify that the system app has been successfully removed.
So there you have it! You just learned how to remove bloatware/pre-installed system apps from Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e without root. You can also apply the same method to other Galaxy smartphones, such as Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, etc.
If you have any questions about the method above, be sure to ask us by commenting below.