Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the latest offering by Google for smartphone enthusiasts. The smartphones are packed with better performance, camera, memory, and processor. If you have been a Pixel smartphone user, the new overall design overhaul, Android 12, and various smartphone features are bound to intrigue your purchase decision. Since both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is the latest smartphones launched by the company, some users have complained about preinstalled bloatware present on the smartphones. Even though the Pixel 6 series do not feature unwanted apps or games like other Android devices, bloatware issues are inevitable. If you face bloatware issues in your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, follow the article to the end for a detailed guide to debloat your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro without root.
What is Bloatware
Bloatware, also known as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), is a software type installed in smartphones from the original manufacturer and other device apps. There are no significant advantages of bloatware. However, smartphone manufacturers install bloatware to add value for the users. In most cases, device owners get habituated and do not get headaches from bloatware. But that is not the case with everyone. For some users, the bloatware degrades the smartphone experience, reducing the smartphone’s battery life and performance optimization.
Requirements for debloating your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Devices Without Root
Before you debloat your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices, you must take care of a few essential requirements for the debloating process. The list of requirements for debloating your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices are:
- Installing Android SDK Platform Tools
The first and foremost thing that you must do to debloat your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphone is to download the Android SDK Platform Tools. If you are not aware, the tool is the official ADB and Fastboot binary offered by Google. Get the tool on your Windows PC. Next, extract the file in a convenient location. You must remember that Android SDK platform tools are the one tool recommended in this guide.
- Enable USB Debugging
Enable USB debugging on your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro smartphone for the second requirement. The reason for enabling USB Debugging is that it helps the devices to get recognized on the system with ADB and Fastboot mode. To enable USB debugging:
- Navigate to the Settings and click on the About Phone tab.
- Tap on Build Number 7 times and navigate back to the Settings option.
- Under the System option, find Developer Options under the Advanced menu and enable USB debugging.
3. Keep your phone charged
For the entire process, you will need your smartphone to be charged completely. It is advised that you must keep the battery for more than 50% to avoid any complications in the unbricking process.
- Have a Windows Laptop
The basic requirement for debloating process is a Windows laptop or PC. Also, you must have a USB cable that will establish the connection between your system and the computer system.
- Install Google USB Drivers
It is advised that you must download and install the Google USB Driver on your computer system for a reliable and stronger connection between system and device.
- Bloatware App Packages Names for Pixel 6 Series
In this list, you will find the preinstalled app’s package names in the Pixel 6 series along with uses. The credit of the list goes to XDA Senior Member foobar66. The list of Bloatware app packages names are:
com.android.backupconfirm (part of Google’s backup system)
com.android.bips (built in print service)
com.android.bips.auto_generated_rro_product__ (overlay for built in print service)
com.android.bluetoothmidiservice (Bluetooth midi devices support)
com.android.calllogbackup (backup of your phone’s call log)
com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver (emergency alerts via SMS)
com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver.overlay.pixel (overlay for cell broadcast)
com.android.cellbroadcastservice.overlay.pixel (overlay for cell broadcast)
com.android.companiondevicemanager (service for managing companion devices)
com.android.cts.ctsshim (compatibility test suite)
com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim (compatibility test suite)
com.android.dreams.basic (screensaver when phone is docked)
com.android.egg (easter egg)
com.android.emergency (emergency services handling in case of need)
com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle (OK google voice registration)
com.android.hotwordenrollment.xgoogle (OK google voice registration)
com.android.htmlviewer (source code viewer for html pages)
com.android.inputdevices (handling of capabilities of input devices, e.g. keyboard)
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.avoidAppsInCutout (screen cutout overlay)
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.corner (screen cutout overlay)
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.double (screen cutout overlay)
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.hole (screen cutout overlay)
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.noCutout (screen cutout overlay)
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.tall (screen cutout overlay)
com.android.internal.display.cutout.emulation.waterfall (screen cutout overlay)
com.android.internal.systemui.navbar.threebutton (3 button navigation)
com.android.internal.systemui.onehanded.gestural (use phone with one hand)
com.android.localtransport (part of Google’s backup system)
com.android.managedprovisioning (framework for managing your device by IT admins, e.g. work profiles)
com.android.managedprovisioning.overlay (overlay for managed provisioning)
com.android.mtp (MTP connection – e.g. file transfer – to PC; no need if you use adb)
com.android.pacprocessor (auto discovery of network proxies)
com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks (browser bookmarks by Google partners)
com.android.safetyregulatoryinfo (safety info)
com.android.safetyregulatoryinfo.auto_generated_rro_product__ (safety info overlay)
com.android.sdm.plugins.diagmon (diagnostic plugin)
com.android.settings.overlay.glu0g (screen which shows phone compliance info in settings)
com.android.sharedstoragebackup (part of Google’s backup system)
com.android.simappdialog (app dialog for SIM cards which support interaction with Android OS)
com.android.stk (app dialog for SIM cards which support interaction with Android OS)
com.android.systemui.plugin.globalactions.wallet (part of Google pay framework)
com.android.traceur.auto_generated_rro_product__ (tracing overlay)
com.android.traceur.auto_generated_rro_vendor__ (tracing overlay)
com.android.wallpaper.livepicker (live wallpapers)
com.android.wallpaperbackup (part of Google’s backup system; backup wallpaper)
com.customermobile.preload.vzw (part of verizon services)
com.google.android.accessibility.soundamplifier (accessibility: sound amplification)
com.google.android.apps.accessibility.voiceaccess (accessibility: control device by sound)
com.google.android.apps.carrier.carrierwifi (wifi calling)
com.google.android.apps.carrier.log (wifi calling)
com.google.android.apps.cbrsnetworkmonitor (citizen broadbane network handling)
com.google.android.apps.dreamliner (pixel stand)
com.google.android.apps.helprtc (Google help system)
com.google.android.apps.internal.betterbug (bug handling)
com.google.android.apps.restore (part of Google’s backup system)
com.google.android.apps.safetyhub (safety hub in settings)
com.google.android.apps.tips (Pixel tips)
com.google.android.apps.wallpaper.pixel (pixel wallpapers)
com.google.android.apps.wearables.maestro.companion (support for pixel buds)
com.google.android.apps.work.clouddpc (work apps handling)
com.google.android.apps.youtube.music (youtube music)
com.google.android.cellbroadcastreceiver (emergency alert handling)
com.google.android.cellbroadcastservice (emergency alert handling)
com.google.android.dreamlinerupdater (updater for pixel buds)
com.google.android.feedback (feedback to Google)
com.google.android.gms.location.history (location history saving)
com.google.android.marvin.talkback (accessibility device talkback)
com.google.android.printservice.recommendation (recommendation for printing APKs on play store)
com.google.android.tag (scanning of NFC tags)
com.google.ar.core (augmented reality core from Google)
com.google.audio.hearing.visualization.accessibility.scribe (accesibility transcription of video)
com.google.euiccpixel (esim management)
com.shannon.rcsservice (messaging via SMS)
Removing Bloatware From Pixel 6 Series Without Root
- To start the process, connect your Pixel 6 smartphone to your system with the help of a USB cable.
- You must ensure that the USB debugging is enabled
- Navigate to the platform-tools folder and open CMD by typing in the search bar
- Type the specific command with the bloatware package name that we have listed above. For example, if you want to remove Google Feedback, type the command adb shell pm uninstall -k –user 0 com.google.android.feedback.
- Once you have completed the process, unplug your device and restart to apply the changes.
Follow the steps mentioned above to debloat your Pixel 6 series without root access.
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