How to Uninstall Stock Apps from Samsung Smartphones Without Root

Almost every smartphone brand these days ship their devices with a load of bloatware. The users don’t even use most of these apps and these apps stay there hogging up the storage on the device. If you own a smartphone with themed Android OS then you must have found these apps unused on your phone and you cannot uninstall them because it’s a system app.

Today we are going to tell you how you can uninstall stock apps from Samsung smartphones without rooting them. This method worked perfectly on a Samsung smartphone running One UI 3.1 based on Android 11 but we assure you that it will work for all the devices running One UI 3.0 or later.

Prerequisites

  1. A Windows PC with ADB installed on it, here’s a little guide to do it.
    • Download ADB for Windows.
    • Extract the zip package and move the extracted Android folder to the Desktop.
    • Right Click on the Start button and select Command Prompt(Admin.)
    • Type cd desktop/android and press Enter. Then type ./ADB-Install-Mac.sh and press Enter.
  2. Your Samsung Smartphone should have USB debugging enabled, here is a quick guide.
    • Go to Settings > About > Software information > tap on Build number 7 times.
    • Go back to Settings > Developers options > enable USB Debugging.

Steps to Uninstall Stock Apps from Samsung Smartphones

  1. Connect your phone to the PC via USB cable.
  2. Open Command Prompt(Admin) and execute adb devices command. A popup will appear on your phone, confirm it.
  3. Now you can execute the following commands to uninstall a particular app.
    • AR Doodle
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.ardrawing
    • AR Emoji
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
    • AR Emoji Editor
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.aremojieditor
    • AR Emoji Stickers
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.mimage.avatarstickers
    • AR Zone
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.aremoji
    • Bixby Routines
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.routines
    • Bixby Vision
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.visionintelligence
    • Calendar
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.calendar
    • Crocro and friends
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facearavatar.preload
    • Font Foundation
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.monotype.android.font.foundation
    • Galaxy Store
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.sec.android.app.samsungapps
    • Galaxy Themes
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.themestore
    • Game Booster
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools
    • Game Launcher
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
    • Game Optimizing Service
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gos
    • My Galaxy
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.mygalaxy
    • Samsung Free
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.spage
    • Samsung Galaxy Friends
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.mateagent
    • Samsung Keyboard
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.honeyboard
    • Samsung Kids Installer
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller
    • Samsung Max
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.opera.max.oem
    • Samsung Notes Add-ons
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.notes.addons
    • Samsung One
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.monotype.android.font.samsungone
    • Samsung Pass
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.samsungpass
    • Samsung Voice Input
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.svoiceime
    • Samsung Tips
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.samsung.android.app.tips
    • Facebook Services
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.facebook.services
    • OneDrive
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.microsoft.skydrive
    • Your Phone Companion
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.microsoft.appmanager
    • Android Auto
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.projection.gearhead
    • Device Health Manager
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.turbo
    • Google Duo
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.tachyon
    • Gmail
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.gm
    • Google Play Services for AR
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.ar.core
    • Maps
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.apps.maps
    • Speech Services
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.tts
    • YouTube
      pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.youtube
  4. Once you are satisfied, disconnect your phone from the PC and reboot it once to take effect.

Wrapping up

This is how you can uninstall stock system apps from Samsung smartphones without unlocking the bootloader or rooting the device. We still recommend you make sure that you don’t need that app in the future because there is no way to install a system app back on the device without a hard reset.

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