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Uninstall bloatware apps from android

January 04, 2021

If you have Samsung/Huawei/LG… or basically any android phone, you already noticed that it ships with preinstalled apps that you may not ever use. To free up the space on your device and tidy up your app launcher, here’s what you need to do:

  • Download adb (Android Debug Bridge) app (Follow this tutorial)
  • Connect your phone to the PC/MAC
  • Run terminal and enter these commands:
# Should show some number/letter sequence. This is your device.
adb devices
# This will log you into the device
adb shell
# List all installed packages
pm list
# Uninstall selected app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 <>

If you’re unsure which “package” does what, just paste it in the url of google store lik on image below

Image of browser nav bar to paste url in

Written by Milan Miljkovic — a tech enthusiast and design system practitioner.