galaxy s10+ bloatwares

TouchWiz, if you remember has been notorious for a bulk of pre-installed apps or popularly what we say as bloatware. Samsung has come a long way ever since then and the latest OneUI is one of the best Android skin you can get now. Samsung did substantially reduce the pre-installed bloats so as to make its UI more responsive, fluid, and light-weight.

galaxy s10+ bloatwares

Despite this, there do exist some pre-installed apps that some of you would like to get them out of their devices. Here, we’ll list the common bloats worth removing from Samsung devices including their package name so that you can remove them using ADB commands which we’ve elucidated later in this post.

It goes without saying, the bloatwares/apps we’ve listed may be useful for you but not for others. So, do according to your preference and by no means, we disregard or disrespect the apps listed down. It’s just that maybe someone can find it helpful especially when he/she have to conserve some space in the internal storage by removing not-so-important system apps.

list of Samsung Bloatwares
Some Samsung System Apps

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Personally, I despise Microsoft Suite of apps and strongly believe they’re not worthy to have on a Samsung device as system apps. So, they’re the first and foremost apps to get kicked out of my Samsung device. Well, your mileage may vary!

List of Samsung Bloatware

MICROSOFT Apps
OneDrive - com.microsoft.skydrive
MS Office - com.microsoft.office.officehub
MS Word - com.microsoft.office.word
MS Excel - com.microsoft.office.excel
MS Planner - com.microsoft.planner
MS OneDrive - com.microsoft.skydrive

ANT and Its Services
com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
com.dsi.ant.service.socket
com.dsi.ant.server
com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
com.android.egg
com.sec.android.easyonehand
com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps
com.sec.android.app.launcher
com.samsung.android.mateagent
com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent
com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub
com.sec.android.daemonapp
com.samsung.android.app.social

SAMSUNG PASS 
com.samsung.android.samsungpassautofill
com.samsung.android.authfw
com.samsung.android.samsungpass

SAMSUNG PAY
com.samsung.android.spay
com.samsung.android.spayfw

FACEBOOK
com.facebook.katana
com.facebook.system
com.facebook.appmanager
com.facebook.services

CAR MODE
com.samsung.android.drivelink.stub

PRINTING
com.android.bips
com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
com.android.printspooler

SAMSUNG EMAIL
com.samsung.android.email.provider
com.wsomacp

SAMSUNG GAME LAUNCHER
com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
com.enhance.gameservice
com.samsung.android.game.gametools
com.samsung.android.game.gos
com.samsung.android.gametuner.thin

SAMSUNG BROWSER
com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

AR Emoji and Google AR Core
com.samsung.android.aremoji
com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers
com.google.ar.core

Flipboard
flipboard.boxer.app

Digital WellBeing
com.samsung.android.wellbeing
com.samsung.android.da.daagent

Live Drawing
com.samsung.android.service.livedrawing
GEAR VR
com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
com.google.vr.vrcore

SAMSUNG KIDS
com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload

SAMSUNG LED COVER
com.samsung.android.app.ledbackcover
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

EDGE
com.samsung.android.service.peoplestripe

SAMSUNG DEX
com.sec.android.desktopmode.uiservice
com.samsung.desktopsystemui
com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

BIXBY 
com.samsung.android.bixby.wakeup
com.samsung.android.app.spage
com.samsung.android.bixby.service
com.samsung.android.bixby.agent
com.samsung.android.bixby.agent.dummy

Now let’s see how to get rid of them. Needless to say know, these boats are system apps and require special privileges to delete them. Thanks to a simple ADB command base, we could uninstall packages from the active user

Uninstall System Apps/Bloatware

  1. Download and install the USB drivers for your device (Get universal USB drivers here)
  2. Download and install the ADB binary for your particular OS (WindowsMacLinux)
  3. Extract the zip file into a folder on your PC.
  4. Enable Developer Options and then USB Debugging on your phone.
  5. On your computer, browse to the directory where you extracted the ADB binary.
  6. Launch a Command Prompt in your ADB folder. For Windows users, this can be done by holding Shift and Right-clicking then selecting the “open command prompt here” option.
  7. Once you’re in the command prompt/terminal, enter the following command:
    adb devices
  8. You will see that the system is starting the ADB daemon. If this is your first time running ADB, you will see a prompt on your phone asking you to authorize a connection with the computer. Grant it.
  9. Execute the command: “adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 <name of package>” command (without quotes) to uninstall a specific system application. For instance, to remove Bixby Home (com.samsung.android.app.spage) enter the following commands and hit enter.
    pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spage
Uninstall Samsung Bloatware
Bixby Home Uninstall ADBCommand

Tip: You can get the package name of all the installed apps on your device using the ADB command

adb shell pm list packages

That’s it using the command you can remove any system apps. Just make sure the apps/services you uninstall are safe to uninstall and not the apps which govern core system functions, for example, the In-call UI app.

It’s pertinent to mention here that the ADB method to uninstall system apps doesn’t fully uninstall the app from the device, they are just being uninstalled for the current user (user 0 is the default/main user of the phone). Also, the cache/data of the system application will be preserved (which can’t be removed without root-access). Therefore, even if you “uninstall” a system application using this method, you can still receive official OTA updates.

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